|Barked: Mon Feb 9, '09 3:52pm PST |
|Hm....my golden is my first dog, and because I don't want any problems (hopefully), so I took my golden to training class since 4 months of age.
I found the "Down--Stay" command very good, and also, teaching the dog "Leave-it" command is very important. I make my dog to do a series of commands before every meal time, because I want him to know that, he need to work for his meal. I usually start with "heel ~ about turn~ sit~ watch me~ hand~ get the ball~ come~ sit~ drop it~ heel position~ watch me~ hand~ GO!!"
I always have my dog wait at his bed when I am preparing for his meal, and he is not allowed to move (down-stay). Due to the fact that, "Stay" means no movement until the next command, so I can move around in my kitchen, even put his bowl down without him come rushing and beg for food.
Some of my friends thought I am a mean owner, because "naughty = no food", but I can totally trust my dog to stay alone in the house with my left over lunch on my dining table.
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