One more time, thanks so much for the food for thought. We put it to immediate use, so I thought I’d share a quick update on Zeke.
The first steps we took were to try to reset his perspective on his crate, pulling from a lot of the work we did when first crate training him and resolving his SA in the early days.
That included making the crate as…[Read more]
Wow, Michael! Thank you so much for the thoughtful and detailed response! A few thoughts came to mind as I went through each point.
On the canine behavior front, I’ve had GSDs for years, some more “balanced” than others, plus I volunteer in GSD rescue. But Zeke is my first white one and any time we “engineer” for color vs. other traits, it never…[Read more]
Gidget Hall commented on the post, E-collar Dog Training Franchises Becoming a Threat to the Profession. 7 months ago
I know of that owner. I trained one of my dogs for CGC under the guidance of a trainer who used to work for him. That trainer left quickly after to go solo and I wondered why. Then I started getting a few pieces of info here and there and was appalled. It became a pattern of watching trainers leave and I can only guess it was for similar reasons.…[Read more]
Hi there! First things first–thank you for the wealth of resources and information you’ve put out here. Super valuable to a “seek and find’ learner like me.
Here’s where I’m looking for help right now. My 2.5 year old white GSD, Zeke, came to us as our foster dog. He is ours now and you will probably see why! I knew he’d get returned even after…[Read more]