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by SusanRShipman
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: The Books
Topic: What are some good books...
Replies: 1
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What are some good books...

On competition obedience for novices? Or websites? I want to get into competing with my dogs. Thanks!
by SusanRShipman
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Desperate for help. Can my dog's behaviour be improved?
Replies: 18
Views: 4475

Re: Desperate for help. Can my dog's behaviour be improved?

Mmm, I'd leave off on the dog park and day care until we know if this is fear or not. Taking a fearful dog to a high-stress situation like that is liable to make her worse, not better - speaking from my own experience with a reactive GSD girl (who behaves almost exactly the same as OP's dog). The s...
by SusanRShipman
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Calling all professional dog trainers
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Calling all professional dog trainers

I'm hoping to get some advice on starting my own dog training business. I know it's a big venture but I feel like I'm ready. I'm 28 and don't have many other commitments other than my part-time job, which I plan on keeping until my training business takes off. Because I have little experience doing ...
by SusanRShipman
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Desperate for help. Can my dog's behaviour be improved?
Replies: 18
Views: 4475

Re: Desperate for help. Can my dog's behaviour be improved?

It sounds like barrier frustration - she wants to go greet the other dog but the leash is preventing her from doing so. Don't walk her without a leash, for obvious reasons, but I would work on getting her to stop and sit and give eye contact when another dog is passing by. Make sure her reward is be...