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Question Bad/Good idea to start Leeburg groundwork with adult dog- with my current dog?

Leerburg Dog Training | The Groundwork to Establishing Pack Structure with Adult Dogs



Just wondering if some if the groundwork that leeburg talks about would be a good idea for Zelda and i to do? Even though she is not a "new" dog really? Just wondering if this would help us get on a better path to where I want our relationship to be?
Although I'm going to find it really hard to ignore her for a long period of time..
Also she has SA, not sure if i would have to make modifications for her because of that.
Yay or nay?

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imo the stuff at leerburg is geared for working dogs and not so much for pets. the link you sent is basically nilif. you should already be doing nilif with your dog and if not its never too late to start. just means your dog has to earn everything (belly rubs, food, toy, play time).
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I wouldn't do it.

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so NILF isn't good for "pet" dogs?

If you're looking for direction, any of the newish (last 10 years) Leerburg videos are generally pretty good in terms of content and instruction. Geared towards any dog, he promotes working, i bet most of their clients are pet owners. Dogs are dogs and learning small exercises and instruction to be fair and consistent aren't unique to one type of dog over another.

If you're unsure of where to go, I'd get it. If you don't like it you're out 60 bucks? If you seek answers but don't go looking what changes?
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so NILF isn't good for "pet" dogs?
NILIF is great, I'm all for NILIF.

I could do without the other mumbo-jumbo strapped onto what should be a pretty straightforward protocol and the emphasis on being "aloof" toward your dog. You don't need any of that stuff to practice NILIF and I'm of the view that it's more likely to be counterproductive to forming a bond than helpful.

But ymmv, and the small differences in Frawley's protocol as opposed to one from Pat Miller or Ian Dunbar aren't likely to be critical for most owners. Ultimately it's pretty much the same thing, even if I'd personally prefer the "extras" from the latter sources to those from the former.

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