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Old 11-30-2012, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I give up, it's off to obedience school!

Porter is 15 months now and he is a very sweet boy. However, it is sort of like he has ADD. He KNOWS what you want him to do...and he'll do it...for about 10 seconds and then he is off like a shot We have him totally out of the crate now, in fact the crate is packed up and in the garage. He is doing GREAT at home. No damage (except on flip flop in our first week)!! Yea Porter. Still having trouble with him pulling on the leash and jumping on people. He LOVES people so much he just wants to be on top of them...much to the dismay of any house guest....he will just sit on them! LOL. Anyway, we signed up for classes. Our first class in December 8, without the dog. Guess hubby and I are going to be trained first! We have 8 one hour sessions in a class of 6 dogs. I think that the class with other dogs will be helpful to try to get Porter to focus and calm down. Wish us luck!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good luck!! Training classes were awesome & we will be starting classes after the holidays with Murphy.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's the best decision you could have made. I suggest classes to all my applicants in the adoption process no matter the age of the dog or expierence of the owner. And no I don't get anything for suggesting classes nor do I suggest anyone. Just sayin. LOL
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Mom2Jax&Bay. I trained our last boxer and he was very well behaved. This boy....resists training. LOL! I am not to proud to admit I need HELP! I've waived the white flag and I am sure I will get some good training too. I really am sick of going to the vet's office and having everyone look at me like I'm that bad mom who can't control her child. Wish me luck. Porter is very sweet...but such a handful!
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yup you can never have too much training...we too have been training 'again' more for obedience and the focus is on the reward being a gentle touch rather than treats. I think when we trained with treats it really got their attention and the behaviour was rewarded with tasty morsels and we did puppy levels 1 through 3. Now that they are more than 20 months Titan is still having 'aggresive issues' while on leash...good luck and have fun. It is also another great way to bond with your dog.
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I love training classes. Nikki went to puppy class then to level 1-3 and now agility. Not sure I would say she listens... She can be a terror still sometimes but sometimes she surprises me more than anything its a lot of fun! I don't have any leash problems yet.


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Old 11-30-2012, 08:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Pheona can listen, when she chooses to. I have to say that yesterday I had a very funny afternoon with my girls. We had a maintenance man show up unannounced to do routine checks on our appliances/water heater & ac unit. I told him to let me kennel the dogs & I'd let him in. Well I got Murphy kenneled but Pheona wanted nothing to do with going in hers. She's very protective of me & she knew it was just them and me here at home. So I got her to sit on her bed & stay. I let the guy in and he just looked at her asking if he was indeed safe to come in the house. Told him yes, come on in. Well he went down the hall & she watched his every step (never moving off the bed). He'd look at something, make a note & look up to make sure she was still on her bed. Then back down the hall to check the water heater. Again, watching her. Only thing she did was shift weight to watch where he now was. You could tell he was nervous with her out but she did really good. After he left, I gave her the release word & she got up and looked out the window to make sure he was leaving. I gave her extra cuddles & a treat telling her what a good girl she was. Also gave Murphy cuddles & a treat as she was good and didn't whine in her kennel while he was here.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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What a good girl. Winnie is not protective at ALL. He just wants to love everyone that comes in the house. If we were ever robbed, I would suspect it was Winnie who showed them where the good stuff was kept. Mo, who I lost 3 years ago, was extremely protective of me. When my husband was home, he was a different dog. He would let my hubby do the worrying about who was coming inside or who was walking by the house. When my husband was away...forget about it. No one would drive down the street with out his notice and a "keep going" wolf. But he WAS very obedient. He would allow people in so long as I invited them, but he would watch. I've had the boiler guy etc. ask me if he was okay. My response was always the same..."as long as I'm okay, you'll be okay". I have no doubt that my boy would spring into action if I was in distress.
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