This is a discussion on How to train an effective dog (SERIES) within the DIY forums, part of the General Discussion category; Thanks so much for sharing this....
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Great information! It is easy to understand and something we can do. I am going to look at a dog today, she is 1 and a half years old.
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Ok...gotcha thanks. He is also highly jealous of other animals and is a total glutton on treats. He jumped on the cat violently the other day when the cat got near his treat. Is that normal? What be the cure for that?
First I have seen and learned some good stuff on this site - from reloading, to DIY, to how to break in a new guy - but this is perhaps the best thread I have read by far. At home I have a boxer... she is dumb as rocks; but also smart when she wants to be. I personally never had the time to properly work with her with deployments and such; but she is a great dog and has slowly calmed down. I will be saving this thread and even forwarding it to the wife as an email to start early; but I plan on using my RR time when I get home to begin some of these techniques. Great read and thanks for sharing!
Currently the only question/concern I do have is running with your dog. My dog is my running partner and I wonder if trying to train her to be a "proper" dog on a leash could be removed when I take her for a run. Or when training her on the leash should I also devote time to training her on the leash when running (if she pulls or leads stop and correct?)?
Smokin, that is some awesome instruction.
It is amazing how many people own dogs but have little to know idea how to train them or how enjoyable a well trained dog and its equally trained master can be.
Thanks for this training!
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What kind of dog would you recommend for a small family with kids (ages 6 and 9 if that matters) ? We are very active
While the expert is deciding on this question..I will vote for a long legged American Rotty. Having owned a bunch of various breeds over the years..the Rot was by far the best of the bunch. He topped out at 150 lbs and got to keep him for 16 years. They have a long childhood and act sorta nuts the first two years but after that its smooth sailing. They are smarter than people..bite only bad guys..get along well with other pets etc. Now they will bite mean kids who bring them pain but only hard enough to make them cry.