I just got done with Shadow's 3 week training and am even thinking of doing it 3 more weeks just because he loves the socialization and love practicing with the other dogs! He now knows all the basic commands and even some fun little tricks as well. The training was fast and easy, only worked with them 3 Saturdays, and now is the best acting dog i have ever seen! Well....almost LOL!
I have noticed alot of training questions on "how to" do certian things and if you have any questions on the way i learned them, which was fast and easy, PM me and i will be glad to walk you through it!
If anyone knows of any other fun little tricks to teach dogs i would love to hear them! Also if anyone knows how to train dogs for Agility PM because i have lots of questions!
If your tips are so good, why don't you just post them here? That's kind of the reason for having this category, after all. Can't say I ever had a dog completely trained in 3 weeks, and I had a private, professional trainer come to the house.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
But your right. At the end of the sessions he isnt COMPLETELY trained, you have to work with him when your at home so he gets it down the the T but yes for the over all he is.
Sit: Stand in front of your dog with a treat in your hand, place your hand to your chest in a fist around the treat and say "Sit" and then your dogs name. The second he sits praise him and give him the treat and repeat until you feel you he has got it down.
Down: Once your dog has learned sit get a treat in your right hand and tell you dog to sit, with all the sit motions. Then drag the treat from your dogs nose to the ground and say "Down" and then your dogs name. The second he lays down praise him and give him the treat and repeat until you feel you he has got it down.
Come: Have your dog and a leash, at LEAST 6 feet, and walk him around. When your dog reaches the end of the leash stop and say "Come" and then your dogs name. If you dog does not come drag him in, pulling the leash so he will come closer, and say "Good Come"! and praise and reward. Do this over and over until he gets the idea that coming to you is good. NEVER tell your dog to come to punish him because then we will NOT want to come to you and you will have to start all over.
Seperation Anxiety: If your dog has seperation anxiety where when you leave he whines and freaks out and when you return he jumps all over you and everything start by putting your dog in a room, like a bathroom that has a door that shuts. Place your dog in the room and say "I will be right back and close the door. IMMEDIENTLY open the door and say "See i told you i would be back" and praise him. Then do it again but for 2 seconds this time and then again with each time getting longer. Repeat this over and over and eventually your dog will get that oh you will be back so theres no need to worry.
I think that was all my dog was trained on but if i think of some more i will post it. But still if you have any questions you can ALWAYS PM me!
How quick training takes place depends on definition. 6 month or older dogs which I work with will complete basic control training in 7 to 10 sessions. That includes such things as sit, stay, come, down, heel, walk on slack leash, and other basic respect behaviors. Now understand that is the training process complete. The owners then will follow through with transition from training to conditioning which developes the "conditioned responses" But then again I've spent some 37 years developing the technique through formal study and analysis as well as informal trial and error. I definately do not buy into the current trend of Positive Only training that has flooded our country with uncontrolable dogs and dangerous attack situations.
I dont know bout any of the other kind of training but I just know that this worked and he is a much happier, healthier, and well mannered dog and that we still do our daily train sessions where we go out in the yard for a while and just train.
Hello:I have a 6month old English Bulldog Female That I want to start showing.She is pretty well leash trained and will stay when told on leash and come on leash command.But I have a problem getting her to stay still while stacking her.Any IDEAS?