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Old 01-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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At what age is best to train my boxer obeidence? Mostly wanting training for recall to be able to take Haylee to off leash parks. She is 8 months old now and I was thinking of enrolling her now. She knows the basics, sit, stay, come and we are starting on lying down. Is it too late?

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Old 01-05-2013, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its never too late! Although I do encourage my students to get their pups started asap, they are always eager to learn Call a reputable, positive trainer and ask what classes would best fit your needs. I know I offer many classes so that young and old, and all different skill levels can find a class. I think you will have a lot of fun
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I agree! It's never too late! You can teach an old dog new tricks, although the sooner the better...


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My trainer says its never to late. We started Frankie at 10 wks old and he's doing great so we asked if our 2 year old Daschund was to old and she said she has trained dogs as old as 10 years with great success.


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I took Sally until it got too hot here, it is in the middle of the day and she had heat stroke twice at the class, I will take her again when it cools down.
They told me to drive not walk, but when I live 2 blocks from the field it is done at, it is hotter to get in the car and drive. I know she has to be obedient when it is hot and when it is cool, but I am not willing to risk her getting sick.
I figure the worst thing I would have to deal with when it is that hot is trying to get her to actually move and that is solved by picking her up!
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the 1-2 months I went to the class were good. Sally wasn't very good at doing the stuff there but the socialisation was good for her, and I am still working on all the stuff we did there. Training a pup to heel when she isn't food oriented can be hard! But she is getting better!
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Nikki doesn't really care for food either I take something new to class or something she's hasnt had i a while. I've seen people with those lick sticks. Not sure if that will help. My trainer also suggested peanut butter in a spoon for heeling.


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I have done (not in class) peanut butter on my fingers, she gets a little too excited about that, I am thinking I might make some peanut butter biscuits for her, she liked the last lot I made, it might be better in the class than sausage, or grilled chicken...
peanut butter in unknown environments scares me though, I know too many people who are very allergic to peanut butter... what if she eats it then licks their hand n thye get covered in hives n have to go to hospital cause of it... 2 of my close friends are like that so i avoid using peanut better whenever possible.
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I have done (not in class) peanut butter on my fingers, she gets a little too excited about that, I am thinking I might make some peanut butter biscuits for her, she liked the last lot I made, it might be better in the class than sausage, or grilled chicken...
peanut butter in unknown environments scares me though, I know too many people who are very allergic to peanut butter... what if she eats it then licks their hand n thye get covered in hives n have to go to hospital cause of it... 2 of my close friends are like that so i avoid using peanut better whenever possible.
You can stuff a kong too! (a small one you can hold in your hand) I have students who have great success with them in class. Also did your trainer teach loose leash before heel? or just go directly to the heel? There are a few ways of teaching heel in a positive manner, you could ask your trainer to show you some other ways.
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What about using cheese whiz instead of peanut butter?


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