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Hi Everyone!

I was just curious what are your guys thoughts on off leash K9 training. I've been trying to research them but I only see things on their board which is something I'm not interested in. I'm mainly interested in their basic and advance training. I've seen their videos on the two week board program and it's amazing but I don't want to pay $2300 to have someone train my dog. I prefer to learn it.

Also if you guys know any good trainers in Riverside CA, please recommend me some! I'm trying to look for some and I can't find much. Thanks!!


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A reputable obedience trainer should be able to help you with this, it's one of the basics. Off leash reliability is great, but you should always keep the law in mind and don't break it even if your dog is obedient.

Do you have a GSD? Perhaps contact your local GSD club(s) and ask for recommendations. Plenty of trainers will have good reviews when they train easy pets, but a trainer that is reputable with working dog clubs will likely know how to handle strong willed dogs, which is important with of leash training.
 

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A reputable obedience trainer should be able to help you with this, it's one of the basics. Off leash reliability is great, but you should always keep the law in mind and don't break it even if your dog is obedient.



Do you have a GSD? Perhaps contact your local GSD club(s) and ask for recommendations. Plenty of trainers will have good reviews when they train easy pets, but a trainer that is reputable with working dog clubs will likely know how to handle strong willed dogs, which is important with of leash training.


Yeah I tried contacting some GSD clubs for advice and they tell me to try going to their club. I'm contacting Schutzhund clubs if that's what you mean by GSD clubs btw. As much as I want to do Schutzhund my schedule doesn't allow me to train with them as they only train Monday Wednesday and Sunday but I'm unavailable on Monday and wednesdays /:


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Yeah I tried contacting some GSD clubs for advice and they tell me to try going to their club. I'm contacting Schutzhund clubs if that's what you mean by GSD clubs btw. As much as I want to do Schutzhund my schedule doesn't allow me to train with them as they only train Monday Wednesday and Sunday but I'm unavailable on Monday and wednesdays /:


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I only train with my club on Sundays. Most stuff except protection can be done at home or a park or somewhere. Use the club to learn what to do then work obedience at home. Use Sundays to get critiqued and learn new stuff to teach your dog. And protection. Just have fun with it.
 

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I only train with my club on Sundays. Most stuff except protection can be done at home or a park or somewhere. Use the club to learn what to do then work obedience at home. Use Sundays to get critiqued and learn new stuff to teach your dog. And protection. Just have fun with it.


Haha lucky! I contacted my local club yesterday and they won't let me come by to even observe unless I can commit for mondays and Wednesday cause of their reputation. It's kinda ridiculous, they won't even let me watch. I'm a try to contact another club that's a few hours away from me but just to watch


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A reputable obedience trainer should be able to help you with this, it's one of the basics. Off leash reliability is great, but you should always keep the law in mind and don't break it even if your dog is obedient.

Do you have a GSD? Perhaps contact your local GSD club(s) and ask for recommendations. Plenty of trainers will have good reviews when they train easy pets, but a trainer that is reputable with working dog clubs will likely know how to handle strong willed dogs, which is important with of leash training.
Offleash k9 is the name of the trainer....
And my vet recommended off leash exercise. And he would know better than the law.
 

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Offleash k9 is the name of the trainer....
And my vet recommended off leash exercise. And he would know better than the law.
Yes but this does not mean you can walk your dog off leash anywhere you want, there are off leash areas FOR this. I volunteer at my local shelters and dogs impounded for violated leash laws are not given back to their owners, at kill shelters they will immediately euthanize them. I guess if you're willing to have your dog taken away from you, that's your choice.
 

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Offleash k9 is the name of the trainer....

And my vet recommended off leash exercise. And he would know better than the law.


Thanks for the clarification! Wasn't sure if he meant the trainer or the activity. Have you tried them before or know anywhere I can get information about them besides the reviews and videos of their two week board?


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Yes but this does not mean you can walk your dog off leash anywhere you want, there are off leash areas FOR this. I volunteer at my local shelters and dogs impounded for violated leash laws are not given back to their owners, at kill shelters they will immediately euthanize them. I guess if you're willing to have your dog taken away from you, that's your choice.


lol I don't plan on taking him off leash in areas this is prohibited. I'm curious about their training techniques. They teach more than just off leash such as manners and obedience. I'm curious about. Off leash K9 is the name of the training company and yes they do teach off leash but I don't have intentions in going anywhere and taking him off the leash...


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lol I don't plan on taking him off leash in areas this is prohibited. I'm curious about their training techniques. They teach more than just off leash such as manners and obedience. I'm curious about. Off leash K9 is the name of the training company and yes they do teach off leash but I don't have intentions in going anywhere and taking him off the leash...


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I missed the part where you were referring to this as a person/club. I am unfamiliar with their techniques, my response was about general off leash training.
 

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Yes but this does not mean you can walk your dog off leash anywhere you want, there are off leash areas FOR this. I volunteer at my local shelters and dogs impounded for violated leash laws are not given back to their owners, at kill shelters they will immediately euthanize them. I guess if you're willing to have your dog taken away from you, that's your choice.
Well....I'm sorry your area is so strict. Mine, and most areas in the US will fine you with a ticket. I'm calling bs on them euthanizing a dog for being off leash walking with an owner. Serious lawsuits and public outcry would ensue. IMO. But then again sometimes that yarn gets spun.
He looks healthy and happy. That's more important than to me.


 

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I missed the part where you were referring to this as a person/club. I am unfamiliar with their techniques, my response was about general off leash training.


Haha no worries! I know their name is a little broad, I should've made it clear on that lol


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Well....I'm sorry your area is so strict. Mine, and most areas in the US will fine you with a ticket. I'm calling bs on them euthanizing a dog for being off leash walking with an owner. Serious lawsuits and public outcry would ensue. IMO. But then again sometimes that yarn gets spun.
He looks healthy and happy. That's more important than to me.


There is, but it doesn't change the law. So I walk my dog on leash in city limits because I do not wish for my dog to be taken from me or at risk of euth. the law outside of city range is that the dog must be under voice control, so those are the places I go for off leash exercise.
 

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There is, but it doesn't change the law. So I walk my dog on leash in city limits because I do not wish for my dog to be taken from me or at risk of euth. the law outside of city range is that the dog must be under voice control, so those are the places I go for off leash exercise.
Proof of euthanizing for being off leash? Not a stray. But off leash with an owner?
 

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The two local shelters I volunteer at, the only ones in my county, are no kill, so I'm not sure what proof you're asking for? I can take pics of the signs posted in the city stating the leash laws and immediate impounding.
 

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Why does everything turn into an argument lately? Maybe if we focus on facts instead of opinion that would not happen so much. Cloud, I agree. In our area with very strict dog laws, you might get a fine or a warning. I would like to see published facts on dogs being removed from the owner's for violating leash laws. There are times I wish my area put more teeth into their laws.
 

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The two local shelters I volunteer at, the only ones in my county, are no kill, so I'm not sure what proof you're asking for? I can take pics of the signs posted in the city stating the leash laws and immediate impounding.
So they don't euthanize if they are in your city. Because the only two shelters are no kill....I'm sure you'll have an explanation.... Don't bother
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Sorry op for going off track.
California is very dog friendly. Just a quick Google search pulled up a bunch of different trainers. It all comes down to what you like and want in a trainer. Maybe pm mycobraracr he might know someone in your area
 
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