Basic Obedience Training

  • Basic Obedience Training

    Posted by oldSAP-Charlie on December 17, 2021 at 5:41 PM

    I offered my limited basic obedience training to a friend. He brought his 4 month old show line GSD today. We started with the leash pulling problem his dog has and also a simple recall training.

    Please comment on how I may be able to handle this better. I do not charge my friends for the training as I am not a professional trainer as you can see in the playlist videos. I just wanted to help him have a better relationship with his new dog.

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5SQK7o24zKOZoS6gXDeewCPzJgwdUYdq

    oldSAP-Charlie replied 2 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Ed

    Member
    December 17, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    That is very brave of you to ask for comments :). I would also look at Robert’s videos and contrast and compare. My experience is limited to my own dogs and I kind of did it for a week or two and we were onto other things. So… I gave the dog more room, both in terms of leash length and the time between iterations, like a 15 ft leash and let the dog use all of it. I tried to have the leash always lose up to until the very moment the dog reached the end of it. I did the walking backwards facing the dog, as opposed to sideways, and moving backwards fast, kinda running, so that the dog was really chasing me back. I would run backwards 20 to 50 feet, mostly because it is so much fun to have the puppy chase you — though I had a 30 ft leash for that. That dog looks looks very happy, that is awesome!!

    • oldSAP-Charlie

      Member
      December 17, 2021 at 7:24 PM

      Thank you Ed. I will try that next time my friend brings over his puppy. I might go to his place once in a while, if I have extra time, for continuity. I also noticed his puppy’s hips. I think there’s some problem with them. I asked him to go have them looked at by a vet the soonest possible time.

  • Gene

    Member
    December 18, 2021 at 9:15 AM

    Robert has the perfect video for this when you first start working with a dog and you want him to follow you. He is at the shelter and working a black pit bull.

    1) start by giving the dog a couple of treats, you want him to know that you have something he wants 2) give him more leash 12/15ft you can shorten later 3) do not correct him while looking at him. 4) when the dog starts to check out make an abrupt turn in the opposite direction (no talking) when he catches up Good Boy, treat 5) Also when he starts to check out Heh! when he turns to look show him treat 6) Sometimes you can stop, if the dog sits next to you and looks at you Good Boy, treat.

    These are just the basics, the video is more detailed. We are conveying to the dog that being close to you is a very good place to be away not so much. In this exercise the dog is correcting himself. Also watch the leash position. The way you are holding the leash Robert would make you do 20 push-ups. You are doing very well, keep it up.

    • oldSAP-Charlie

      Member
      December 19, 2021 at 4:18 PM

      Thank you. Would you happen to know the video link?

      • Gene

        Member
        December 19, 2021 at 4:53 PM

        Hi, go to the lesson section, go into lesson categories, scroll down to leash training, 12 vids will pop up, the one you want is on page 2, Building Leash Skills.

        • oldSAP-Charlie

          Member
          December 19, 2021 at 7:31 PM

          thank you very much

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