My dogs seem to have learned a whole other meaning to words from my husband and seem to contextually understand when he says something it is different than when I say it. Not ideal. But I am impressed with them nonetheless./forum/images/smilies/thumbup.gifFor me it depends on the type of training. House and life manners? Both. Consistency is key. For structured competition type stuff though I prefer to be my dog's only "handler". It's our thing.
I waste ridiculous amounts of time reminding my husband which words to use for basic house manner behaviors he wants. "Down" does not mean get off the furniture, "Off" does. It's "Down", not "Lie Down". "Hold On" means nothing to the dogs, but "Wait" will make them all stop at a door, or stay in the truck. "That's mine" doesn't work, but "Leave it" sure does. The list goes on.
He has other commitments and has never attended training with any of our dogs, but it would be so much easier for me, and our dogs would be less confused, if he did.
For sport stuff, that's my realm, and everyone is perfectly happy keeping it that way.
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