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Behavior & Training > Herding Training
'Barcoola'- Rogue

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Barked: Sat May 25, '13 5:10am PST 
Weeeee Rogue has been to 3 herding club days now and the instructor has already said he'd likely pass his HIT and HT title if I wanted to go for them big grin Rogue is 5 months younger than the next youngest dogs that are training and he's already passed them hehe

On the other hand, I can't test him yet because I have to register him with the Canine Control Council first and it's too expensive at this time of year when I have rego, uni fees and back tyres to pay for cry

I was thinking of waiting until he's up to his PT or HS before registering him, at least then I could get him tested and titled (if he passes) in maybe a year or so. It would be one less year of having to pay the membership fee for CCC lol
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Sports & Agility > Rogue started herding!!!
'Barcoola'- Rogue

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Barked: Sun Apr 21, '13 8:59pm PST 
So I finally found a herding club to join up to and the best part is, it's only 15mins from home xD

I had my first club training day on Sunday and oh my god, I wish it was every week and not every 2 weeks lol Rogue has never been around sheep before, yet his first time in with them he was nice and calm, kept them together, bought the strays back to the main flock and the best part was he works off them like kelpies do - so unlike the border collies who dash straight through the flock and scatter them in all directions, Rogue kept to the outside and kept them moving towards me whenever I walked the other way.

The obedience training has really paid off as well - he holds his stay even if I walk off 30m, he comes when he's called and he's picking up the Stop command pretty quickly. The instructor seemed pretty impressed with him and said for his age he's excellent. I didn't know what to say whenever he said I had a great dog lol

Hopefully in 6 months or so he'll have passed the first 3 tests and be ready to start trials -cross fingers-

On another note, he now knows how to weave through my legs when I walk, weave in a figure 8, and is absolutely fascinated with jumping on agility see-saws the wrong end so he can make them go bang -.-
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Dog Health > Normal growth for puppy?

'Barcoola'- Rogue

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Barked: Fri Apr 5, '13 1:29pm PST 
Wasn't entirely sure which section this belonged to..

Rogue is 6 months old now and still the love of my life
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Behavior & Training > herding dog charges cars, nips runners

'Barcoola'- Rogue

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Barked: Sat Mar 16, '13 2:43pm PST 
I would suggest a halter of some sort as well - Rogue started lunging at cars on our walks - never at home, or even in town - just around our block. I got a gentle leader for him and now I can just heel him to the side of the road, put him in a sit-stay and he doesn't move. My mind certainly rests a bit easier knowing he's not quite as likely to try and chase them as before. I still keep a close eye on him though and working on a focus cue has helped as well.
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Behavior & Training > "Anyone can be a good dog trainer"

'Barcoola'- Rogue

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Barked: Thu Mar 7, '13 6:59pm PST 
There's a difference between a good dog trainer though (and I was assuming this just meant a person training their own dog and not training other people with their dogs) and being a great dog trainer.

I think there's that line that some, and it is very few, can cross. Those are the trainers that really understand dogs in general and can work and interact with them seamlessly. They have a natural instinct and that can't be taught.
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Behavior & Training > "Anyone can be a good dog trainer"
'Barcoola'- Rogue

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Barked: Thu Mar 7, '13 2:04pm PST 
Ahh I know what I was trying to say now.

From the other posts I've read, everyone seems to be thinking along the lines of not all those trainers out there are good.

I was thinking in context of, with access to the right information, more experienced trainers, patience, time and effort THEN it becomes possible for anyone to become a good trainer.

My example of this would probably be the criminals in the prisons - a lot of them admit to never having owned a dog before, yet they go into the program and help to train those dogs and help rehome them. If they are in jail, they obviously have problems, yet they all manage to do a really good job with those dogs. Maybe some fail at it, but my point is, if you are determined enough, i think it would be possible for anyone to do it.

The problem is, not enough people have that patience and determination, or in a lot of cases, access to the right sort of information about dogs that would help them tremendously.
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Behavior & Training > "Anyone can be a good dog trainer"

'Barcoola'- Rogue

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Barked: Wed Mar 6, '13 8:24pm PST 
It's not so much the people out there calling themselves trainers, it's more about anyone who wants to put the time and effort into teaching a dog to do something - some people may take longer to teach a dog something than others who have more instinct about handling dogs, but if the end result is the same and they have a well rounded, well trained dog, surely they can call themselves a good dog trainer? I know there's a lot of people out there calling themselves good trainers when they're not etc, but anyone with the will and determination to go about training a dog, surely they deserve a chance?

Sorry I have something in my mind but I can't quite explain it the way I want >.
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Behavior & Training > Uh oh... he chased a car

'Barcoola'- Rogue

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Barked: Tue Mar 5, '13 2:20am PST 
Argh! I've had Rogue now for almost 3 months and in that time he's never once been interested in chasing cars. Then I came home the other day to my brother riding round the yard on his pushbike... with Rogue following manically at the back wheel.

Then I took him for a walk a few days later where we saw one car, which Rogue darted out at. I HAVE to nip this in the bud quick, I cannot end up with another car chaser. As much as I love Shep, he's given me a few grey hairs from his own car chasing.

I've taken Rogue out since then; around the block I'll lead him off the road when I see a car coming and make him sit, lay down, focus on me etc anything to take his attention off the car. He's looked at one once, but he's never tried running out again. I don't know if this is the best approach to it though, or if I should make it a little less of an ordeal everytime a car goes past and just keep walking or what.

Anyone else got any ideas?
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Puppy Place > Puppy separation anxiety :o/

'Barcoola'- Rogue

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Barked: Tue Mar 5, '13 2:09am PST 
Ahh I was so lucky with all my dogs - they cried for 2 nights so I slept with them, after that I've never heard them. Actually, Rogue slept right through the night from the day I bought him home

My trainer recommended the shirt and clock idea to a lady with a spaniel puppy after she said she hadn't slept since she'd gotten the pup. The next week she came in and said she never heard the pup now, it slept almost right through the night and could be left alone during the day without whining. I'm not sure if she had a crate or a pen though.. it might have been a pen with a raised bed and she put a clock underneath it. Good luck though!
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Behavior & Training > Dog over excited
'Barcoola'- Rogue

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Barked: Mon Mar 4, '13 12:38am PST 
Puppy preschools would be a better way to socialise a young pup - between 6 and 16 weeks is the best time to do it, so long as they've had at least one vaccination I think ours require. I also tried to organise to meet up with people I knew that had friendly, vaccinated dogs to introduce Rogue to them.
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