Lesson Suggestions for Robert

  • Lesson Suggestions for Robert

     Takoda updated 1 day, 11 hours ago 15 Members · 21 Posts
  • Ed (RoninDog)

    September 21, 2021 at 8:25 AM

    Topic suggestion for a podcast: “How to be a good dog owner”.

    Perhaps with portions on raising and living with softer and harder dogs, as well as realistic expectations on puppy behavior, etc. Thanks!!

  • Stella

    September 21, 2021 at 10:42 AM

    Another suggestion for lesson topic – corrections. I know some lessons touch on it but I think a more comprehensive lesson dedicated to the topic, on different types, tools, and levels of correction and guidance when to use which ones and how specifically.

  • Mary

    December 4, 2021 at 7:44 PM

    I need a video for kids that explains how to work with a puppy like a malinois, regarding puppy biting/playing/especially playing tug/all of it. I am teaching my 5 year old the best I can but I could use some professional and visual reinforcement.

    • Takoda

      December 5, 2021 at 2:25 PM

      Robert has a video on puppy biting. It contains an informative lecture and about 5/7 minutes working with the DwaynoMeter when he was a small puppy. To alleviate puppy biting the basics are the same. With a malinois it will probably take longer due to the high drive in the dog. There is also a vid with Robert working with Dwayno for about 15/20 minutes when he was a small puppy, probably in the puppy section. There are also a couple of videos on tug.

      For now I would have the 5yr old interact with the puppy on walks, give treats, petting, throw a ball in the yard. NO rough housing. I want the puppy to know that he must be calm in the presence of the 5yr old. It is too easy for the dog to jump up and nip in the face because of his size. He may be starting to teeth now so wet dish rag frozen, slice a banana down the middle and freeze it. Give him stuff to chew on. When he gets too worked up just take him to his crate, no corrections, no talking, as he wants to engage in play. He will catch on that the crate is a place to do nothing except chew on something and sleep.

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