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  1. Linking "Nothing in Life is Free" approach to Marker Training

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    I have decided to start implementing the "Nothing in Life is Free" or make the dog work to earn it approach in my training. For example, I will have my dog do a down or some other obedience behavior before I feed him breakfast or dinner and I will do the same thing before we leave the house...
  2. Just a few questions on Obedience!

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    Hi there! :wave: I recently brought home my adorable puppy. He is doing OK with toilet training, and already knows ''Leave it!", "Stay" (for about 15 seconds), "Sit", and "Lie down" (he does these tricks almost instantly because he's very food motivated but he can sit and lie down without me...
  3. How to get 5 mo old's attention when up to no good.

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    How to get 5 mo old's attention when bad I have a very rambunctious 5 month old Tibetan Terrier with a personality that is challenging to figure out. Since we brought him home at 10 weeks old, it seemed naturally ingrained in him to sit very politely when asked and he quickly learned to shake...
  4. Does anyone go to a local kennel club/obedience club/breed/etc

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    So I'm going to try our local kennel club (fully expecting it may be a conformation only thing but looking forward to it anyways) and our obedience club. Am interested in the ESS club but since "local" means central OR to SW Washington, activities are spread out. Has anyone done anything like...
  5. What percent of dogs are in agility? Obedience?

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    In a discussion the other day I said I doubted that as much as 5% of dogs in the US got formal agility or obedience training. I'd be curious to know if my guess was right. Does anyone know the actual numbers? I can't find them anywhere.
  6. Puppy Obedience

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    I have a 9 and a half week old chocolate labrador puppy, I've had him for a week and a half now. I've started teaching him some commands using treats, heavy praise or toys and brief playtime as a reward. He has learned the 'sit' command fairly well, and he comes most of the time when I call him...
  7. Help! My mother currently lives with us & is foiling our attempts at puppy training!

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    Help! My mother currently lives with us & is foiling our attempts at puppy training! As I said, my mom has been living with us for two months. We have a 5 month old puppy that my husband and I have been doing our darndest to train with consistency since he was 8 weeks old. However, no matter...
  8. Puppy potty training (upstairs vs. downstairs)

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    Hello there! I have a nearly four month old puppy. We found him at the animal control shelter at five weeks old and by his markings, believe he is a border collie mixed with something we're still trying to piece together as he grows into his body. Miles is doing well, and was so quick to potty...
  9. Dog suddenly refusing down command

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    My lab mix puppy will be six months next week. We have been working on private/group training since she was 14 weeks or so. Up until this week she has been extremely easy to train and very food motivated. All of the sudden at basic obedience school graduation a few nights ago she started...
  10. Reluctant obedience

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    Hi all, My dog seems reluctant to obey any commands. I use seems loosely: she will look at me for a couple of seconds until something else captures her attention. This is most noticeable when trying to get her to come back from wherever she's run off to. I have tried starting recall training...
  11. Unwanted Group Behavior

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum, and truth be told I am not a 'new' dog owner. However, it's been quite some time since I owned a dog, but I am set to bring home my new puppy in November and I'm trying to learn as much as I can on the behaviors that I would like her to have. This...
  12. Alpha Male problem?

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    So. We've had these dogs for their whole lives. They were born on my sister's bed... (My mom's friend gave us a pregnant Chihuahua and we didn't know she was pregnant, there was a huge fight over the puppies, but we got two of the puppies in the end and don't worry, they all went to good loving...
  13. Puppy Gets Distracted and Ignores Me...Please Help Me Understand Training Methods....

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    Okay, so I am new to this forum so I hope I'm posting this in the correct place. This post may be a bit long but when answering questions in other forums I've always felt like the more information the better.... I have a 10 week old Lab puppy named Ranger. I have had him since he was 8 weeks...
  14. How do I train my dog to be... well, amazing?

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    I have a 14 1/2 wk old Purebred German Shepherd female pup. I want her to be really I guess.. well disciplined. For example, I want her to give me the focus and have the obedience that you see with say perhaps a police dog, or a border collie crouched waiting for his master to throw the...
  15. Help! How can I train my puppy in a more challenging environment and have success?

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    My black lab, now 17 weeks has been a delight since we got her 3 weeks ago...she is undertaking crate training which is going great! She sleeps through the night and wakes up dry, her house training is excellent also. Her obedience training is going ok...she is very good in the house, but on...
  16. Some questions...

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    1st. I`m new to the forum and would like hello to you guys 2nd. Well I already had 2 dogs in my life. One passed away about 6 months ago and me and my family were thinking about getting one more golden retriver. So, finally having the chance to raise a dog myself (i`m only 16) started reading a...
  17. My two barking dogs!

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    I have four dogs and two of them like to bark! Recently, I got an ultrasonic barking training device to review. To be clear, I do not sell this device, but I did use it recently with my barking dogs! http://supermomwannabe.com/2011/12/09/quit-barking/
  18. Any chihuahua owners here?

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    Hey! Anyone on the DF Facebook knows Im getting into showing and will be getting my chi bitch early 2013, I have fallen so deeply in love with this festy little breed. Any chihuahua owners here?? I'd love to see pics!! Also, does anyone do agility/obedience with their chis? That is something...
  19. Check this out!

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    Hi everyone, please check out this link and read article. Thank you! :-) http://www.examiner.com/dog-training-and-behavior-in-chicago/the-importance-of-dog-training
  20. Crating Issues...help!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My husband and I adopted Henry, a 6 month old Border Collie/Collie mix a few weeks ago. He is crated at night, when we are not home, and on the rare occasion that I need to do something around the house without him under foot. At a friend's suggestion, we have started feeding him in his crate...
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