Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
2 Dog Training Sessions
Looking for any advice on training sessions with both dogs together. Zach is ahead of Zoey in training because we got him first at 8 wks and have a solid bond. Zoey came later and older at 6 months.
Last night I was working Zach with "relax" (lay down and put his head down on his paw or floor). He has the hand signal down, I was just working in the relax word. Zoey came down and it seemed like she picked up on it by imitating him. Zach has a solid touch, so i tried that with him and then with Zoey and she did it - but just like the Relax command it was far from solid. I do a lot of NILF - (we both work for everything) so she has seem these commands before with Zach, I only use the standard down, stay or sit with her, while I do more advanced with Zach at these times.
So - I hear that you should train seperately but is this cheating to try to do it together, will the foundation not be as solid ?? There is no competition between the 2 - no agression issues at all
Zach / Zoey Nov 13 2010
*RIP Kayla waiting for me at the bridge.