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  1. Where to Start?

    Dog Training Forum
    I am curious what sort of obedience training people started with for a puppy! Obviously house training is a different story...I'm talking about obedience. I have a 9 week-old "Sheprador" (lab/shep mix) and am attempting to start with "leave it." I'm doing this by holding a treat (tiny piece of...
  2. Beginning training. Lots of questions?

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi all, I recently got a German Shepherd puppy and plan to do a lot of training with him, so i have a lot of questions. In the end i want a dog that is obedient but fun, protective but not aggressive, and it would be fun to do some akc obedience trials with him. To make this extra interesting i...
  3. Bait bags?

    Dog Sports/Show Forum
    (I posted this in the dog training forum, but I wanted to repost it here...) If you do use one, which one did you choose and why? Share pictures if you have them! I am narrowed down to three and am having trouble choosing. We're getting ready to get back into formal obedience training and...
  4. Rescue Dog Help!

    Dog Training Forum
    I have been dog training for 5 years off and on. I'm not a professional, but I volunteered to train some dogs at a local pet rescue facility. They take dogs and puppies out of shelters and into loving homes. I think that they could find homes easier if they were trained. However, I've never...
  5. Mean outside, nice inside?

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a golden retriever. Purebred, 2 years old, full grown. It lives with me, my six siblings, and my mom. When the dog is inside, it is very docile. he wags his tail, puts his head on your lap, puts his head down, is very cute and calm and friendly and laid-back. We let him outside a lot...
  6. Hey!

    General Dog Forum
    - Realized I posted in the wrong forum, -
  7. One S. Husky, One Human, Only One Alpha

    Dog Training Forum
    Hello there, and thanks for taking the time to read this. My family and I just recently adopted a Siberian Husky. He's already about 1yr old, even tempered, and so far I've only encountered the typical S. Husky challenges ( i.e digging, Escape Artist stunts etc.) Unfortunately, his previous...
  8. Obey no matter what

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi, I have a 7 month old Chocolate Lab named Titus. He is great! We love him to death. He has been really easy to train for the most part, very intelligent. however, there one area that he is have troubling with (i am trying to keep in mind that he is still a pup). We live live on a 37 acre...
  9. Training a dog to heel

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    thought this article might be of interest to some people here. i have owned - or rather been owned by dogs all my life, have been training for over 3 decades and actively involved in rescue for the past 2 decades, as well as therapy work. so hopefully this article will help someone...
  10. Come when called, and selective hearing

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Does anyone have suggestions on how to correct selective hearing? Particularly for the command "come"? We live in the country, and let our 5 mo old lab/border collie puppy play offleash most of the time while we are outside doing yard work. In the house, while out on walks, or while playing in...