That’s the magic of a properly used prong. He looks like he doesn’t need one because he was trained with one. If you take away the stigma associated with them being used incorrectly and the way they look, prongs can be used with less force than any other leash collar and are the safest for the neck. This all equals a dog that enjoys the training…[Read more]
I just had to share this video of Carlos working with a client dog. I could watch it 100 times.
This is great teaching. Everything that comes out of Carlos’s mouth is communicating something important and precise to the dog and every movement he makes is doing the same. Carlos is very fair and consistent with his rules.
The leash handling is…[Read more]
You can train with positive reinforcement (our phase 1) with a regular harness, but if you want to train using any form of punishment to discourage behavior you can use the no-pull style harnesses and do a lot with them. I typically do not use these harnesses because there is risk of chafing, but if used carefully they can be an option for a dog…[Read more]
Dave, I think the answer is it “depends”…
Age of dog, stage in training, what environment the dog will be in, individual temperament, and MOSTLY preference of the dog owner.
Since I work as a professional I mainly will tailor individual training plans to the requests of the dog owner so different things will be important to each owner and what…[Read more]
Yanal, please give me more details of what you did to make him “bite”. Dogs show aggression for different reasons and the reason a caucasian shepherd will bite are different from other breeds. How was he tested?
Can you please let us know exactly what raw food your dog eats during a typical week?
My first intuition is to rule out any vitamin/mineral deficiencies, which can occur with raw diets in some situations. Although processed dog food is generally inferior to raw, it is fortified with all the essential vitamins and minerals usually in…[Read more]
Yes, I would definitely call the rottie fear aggression at best and actually leaning more toward a fear bite. Anyone reading can review aggression here.
That being said, I agree with Mack, that the dog can be worked should do better and better if worked properly.
Generally, as dogs mature if they are set up to win they will improve.
The r…[Read more]
Michael D'Abruzzo replied to the topic How best to handle without damaging drives and relationship. in the forum General Aggression Problem Discussion 4 months, 2 weeks ago
I think a flirt pole or big tug toy on a rope will do a lot with him to give him something to obsess about. If not our legs will look good to him.
With all behaviors we want to change. We first want to identify an appropriate and reasonable replacement behavior. Then, it isn’t so difficult to punish a behavior that is otherwise b…[Read more]
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