|Barked: Sun Mar 19, '06 10:06pm PST |
|That last link posted was extremely helpful!
Yasha is starting his beginning classes on Saturday for basic obedience. I think he is going to learn very well.
I'm learning that usually *I* am the one doing something wrong when it comes to training! I don't think like a dog enough yet. I am reading a ton of books, and for a while could not get my pup to go to the bathroom outside. For the longest time, he would just pop a squat and start to go. I would pick him up and take him outside and he would finish. If he went outside, he got lots of praise and a treat. HOWEVER.. I didn't realize that picking him up had confused him so much! After reading a book "Outwitting Dogs", I learned if I just call him over, he will eventually realize HE needs to go to the door to be let out. That same day I showed him to come to the door, no mistakes! I am so proud of him, and think he is very smart, its just me who needs the training!
Thanks bunches. The trainer evaluated his temperment roughly, and thought he would do very well. Only his progress in classes will tell that, though!
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