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by emcn916
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: How Old for Clicker Training?
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: How Old for Clicker Training?

If the child has a hard time with the timing needed for the clicker, just teach him to say "yes" then give the treat. It works just as well. Start with the basics like sit and watch and then go on from there. It will help give the child confidence. You also may want to give a book or articles talkin...
by emcn916
Mon May 30, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Harness or Collar, you decide.
Replies: 16
Views: 3552

Re: Harness or Collar, you decide.

At the shelter we use Sens-ible harnesses. The ring to hook the leash onto is on the front of the dog so when they pull they are turned a little to the side which 99% of the time stops the pulling. We also teach them loose leash walking by turning in another direction when they start to pull and say...
by emcn916
Mon May 30, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Martingale collar
Replies: 4
Views: 3451

Re: Martingale collar

We use martingale collars on the dogs at the shelter where I volunteer. They are not used to stop pulling, it is used so a dog cannot slip his collar. For dogs who come in and pull, we use Sens-ible harnesses. They hook on the front of the dog so when they start to pull it will turn them to the side...
by emcn916
Mon May 30, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Very Submissive Behavior - ready to give up!
Replies: 7
Views: 4747

Re: Very Submissive Behavior - ready to give up!

Have your dog checked by a vet for a urinary tract infection or a bladder/kidney infection. She may be in pain which could account for her change in demeaner. Once that has been ruled out you can start to work on self esteem.
by emcn916
Mon May 30, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: My dog doesn't like any dog treats.
Replies: 12
Views: 47707

Re: My dog doesn't like any dog treats.

We use hot dogs at the shelter where I am a volunteer trainer. We have also used chicken, turkey, and Bil Jac dog food. For dogs that don't like any of it, sometimes a favorite toy will work. If all else fails, praise, praise, praise...