|Barked: Sat Oct 27, '12 8:28pm PST |
|Mine is a total food hound too, but raw meat has become a bit 'meh' in our house because it's so old hat. That's the only problem with raw feeding, the buggers get spoiled! He gets his liver allotment dried for our work in the house, but I haven't really found anything that he cares to look at me for on his leash. Some dogs are like freaking rally champs the way they look at you so earnestly on their leads, but he isn't up for that malarkey at all, lol. He's been bred and trained to surge ahead, and he ain't changing his mind for any bloody treat! Right now we have a comfortable harness, a very long leash, and a cross the road now command, ha. Oh well. You do what works and don't worry about the rest, right? Least he's happy. I'll keep looking for the perfect look at me reward.
Eta: With mid run wait, I lucked out hugely ... he came to me with it. All the commands used for working sheep I could twist to suburban life. The first walk I ever took him on I just let him run and he responded, no food, no real rapport even ... I'd only had him 12 hours, lol! I always reckon the farmer's kid took the wrong dog off the chain and gave me one of his bosses best dogs by mistake, lol!
Edited by author Sat Oct 27, '12 8:35pm PST
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