MEMBER QUESTIONS 10-19-21

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Grace

How many hours per day to play with a Malinois puppy? After watching your answer, I have decided to get a Malinoise Puppy for my small JR to ensure a new dog to understand the order of rank. I learned from MaligatorMom that a Malinois puppy bites the handler and the pictures were scary. How many hours per day should I play redirecting puppy’s bite to Toy? I just want to make sure that I don’t end up with bruises like MaligatorMom. Thank you

Murad K

I crate my 10 weeks European doberman puppy and I let him out every 2-3 hours for about 30 minutes each time (potty, play, eat). This is the only time that he can meet my young children (2, 4, 6 years old) in person for a few minutes. Sometimes in the kitchen or outside in the backyard where he can sniff them and they can pet him or play with him for a few minutes. I don’t want to have a negative experience of puppy nipping but is this enough and proper interaction between the puppy and the kids?

Kim L

Hello Robert. We met when I was working at Yavapai Humane Society. I now run a local nonprofit that focuses on seniors and their pets. Trying to salvage an adoption. New behavior for the dog. Shy dog but not aggressive. Started nipping at the heels of guests when they stand up to leave. Actually broke skin last time. Introduced and fitted a basket muzzle and tether along with corrections and . Just wondering if there is a specific lesson I can review about that behavior?

Tristan

What’s the best way to correct unwanted behavior in the car. My Mal, Loki usually does pretty good but he’ll bark if someone approaches too close from the rear of the vehicle and tries to stick his head out the window in drive thru scenarios. My main concern is if I ever get pulled over I don’t want to make the officer uncomfortable by having a barking scary dog in the car. Any advice?

Cecilia

Hi Robert, I’m enjoying the videos. Not sure if you’ve addressed this but how do I fix my dogs bad behavior around guests ? Teddy will bark then jump and even gets nippy with guests. I know you suggest leash corrections for things like reactivity, should I be doing similar corrections for this bad behavior ?

Kim L

Hey Robert it’s Kim Lytle yeah it’s the only one that fits I met you at the yavapai humane society when I worked there. I have a dog rescue that works with seniors in their pets and I’m trying to save an adoption this particular very friendly dog started nipping at the heels of company when they come over not when they come in and sit down but as they stand up and start to leave he nips at the heels as they’re leaving. I did describe a training protocol but I’m looking to make sure I’m right.

Jason

Hi Robert, I’ve been apprenticing for the last half year, while following along with your content (1.5y total, ~50 dogs). I’ve learned as much as I can in my apprenticeship and the pay sucks (min wage). I’m thinking of leaving, but haven’t found a company nearby that I’d like to apprentice at. Is going off on my own a good idea? I don’t know what I should charge, I just want to help people build better relationships with their dogs. I have a 9-5 tech job but want to train dogs. Thanks a lot.

Murad K

I crate my 10 weeks European doberman puppy and I let him out every 2-3 hours for about 30 minutes each time (potty, play, eat). This is the only time that he can meet my young children (2, 4, 6 years old) in person for a few minutes. Sometimes in the kitchen or outside in the backyard where he can sniff them and they can pet him or play with him for a few minutes. I don’t want to have a negative experience of puppy nipping but is this enough and proper interaction between the puppy and the kids?

Jennifer

We had a Malli for 10 months. When I was walking him in my complex I walk by a child and his Dad the child reached to pet him the dog didn’t like it and niped the child’s arm the dog was still learning not to nip the dog was saying hey I didn’t like that and Dad of the child made a drama of it and we were asked to get rid of the dog byThe complex manager and we did the dog is at a shelter now the dog got ripped out of are family and out our lives still deviated by this any advice

Lisa

My husband and I watched one of your conversations about the types of dog food that would be best to feed your dog and loved everything you had to say! Since then, we only give our dog dry Orijen dog food. He doesn’t seem to drink a lot of water throughout the day. Would it be beneficial for him to have wet food mixed in with his dry food? If so, do you happen to know how much of each (dry and wet) food we should give him? He currently eats 3/4 cup twice a day. Thank you!

David C

I am getting a GSD when the mother has them. I am very impressed with your training. When I get my puppy how far should I walk him in the beginning. Can you tell me the best place to get German words for puppies. I saw your video but am a little confused. I would like to ha e them so my wife and I can learn them before we get our pup. Thank you

Cossette D

HI Robert, 3yr old m, WL GSD, intact, while training he nips at my side trying to get to the ball. I have tried correcting and this amps him up, I stopped when i felt corrections became abusive and tried stopping work until he settles which works to a point as does not wearing the training jacket . This s becoming worse as we started IPO protection work. How do I stop this without destroying the great training relationship we have he thinks of it as a game does not nip any other time.

Andrew

My dog knows her basic commands well, however, she will take her sweet time to do them. How can I get her to perform her commands faster? I do have an e-collar as well that I can use.

Anthony B

Gaia is my 8 month old fem BL Lab, training pup 4 blood tracking and game recovery. Mostly training on self laid blood tracks with 2 recent, freshly arrowed whitetail deer. Doing amazing with the tracking. My ? is regarding how to SLOW HER DOWN. She wants to run full speed and will come off the track, nose goes up and starts wind scenting, I put her back on last blood and she’s fine. Very energetic, pulling hard and need a way to SLOW her down when its time 2 work. slower is better but how??

oldsap Charlie

Hi Robert. I’ve taught my 1yr 7mo. old Malinois sits and stands the way you did with Goofy. He sits by moving his hind legs forward, and stands by moving his hind legs back. The thing is, on both commands, he slightly moves his front leg(s), like readjusting them when he does the commands. He doesn’t really move them backwards to meet his hind legs. I have tried holding his front legs down and while making him sit/stand. How do you think I should fix this? Hope you have a God blessed day.

Guy

How do you phase in more time in the crate. My dog wants to be in a crate and has no issue with the door closed. I have used the techniques shown, and it works well. How do you go about building time, without the dog becoming irritable, which could inadvertently become a negative association? I am wanting to take him to work with me to spend more active hours together, but I also need him to take breaks whilst with me in the office. Many thanks. Guy.

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