Any retrieving dog is bred to put everything possible it can in their mouth. And they love picking up rocks. Each time you catch your dog with a rock in its mouth, you can teach it “Drop”, which will come in handy with a multitude of things later. Also, don’t worry to much about him getting sick. Unless it’s a giant rock, or something toxic, dogs bellys are really acidic and can break down pretty much anything. And if they don’t you’re more than likely to just see it in their poop.
“Free!” It can be any release word; just stay consistent with it. This word releases your dog from whatever command you just gave him. If you use this in combination with “Sit,” “Down,” or “Stand,” you won’t need the “Stay” command.
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Once he’s got it, place the less tasty treat on the floor… but don’t completely cover it with your hand. Instead hold it a little bit above the treat. Over time, gradually move your hand farther and farther away until your hand is about 6 inches above.
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If you are going to teach your dog to recall away from children, you will need to ‘rope in’ some children to help you. If you are going to teach your dog to walk to heel past other dogs, again you will need to get help from a friend or friends with other dogs.
Hi Pippa. Have a 5 minth old lab. Read all tge awesome posts. Pup was introduced to “his spot” on day one. We take him out very frequently, as he “rings bell” on bk door. Sometimes WAY to often, ie twice in half hour, to wee. Even often, he aways does go wee. Sometines, regardless of how frequent, he starts going on way to the “spot “. 1st, my husband feels hes being spiteful, because “he knows where his spot is”, is he? 2nd, how can we stop him from going “on the way”, and wait to get to the spot.
Hi I have a 4 month old lab who every time I put a leash on him he refuses to move. If he even sees me get the leash he runs to the nearest corner to evade me. I have had him for a month and no amount of praise or treats gets him to move. I am at my wits end. If I drop the leash he will pick it up and follow me but the minute I pick it up he sits down. And I thought I was the stubborn one. He will walk with me without the leash fine. But there are leash laws where I live. Any advice?
Organizations like the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors offer helpful resources for those interested in becoming dog trainers. You can also learn more about becoming a dog trainer by talking with trainers, veterinarians, and other animal care workers in your community.
Oregon now has both strains present. Ten percent of dogs infected might die from these flu strains. Better safe than sorry, get your dog vaccinated today if he or she frequents dog parks, boarding facilities or daycare.
Does Lucky love the company of other dogs? Does she enjoy play with young dogs and puppies? If yes then I’d say go for it. If not, it might be a better idea to hold off. Is there a way you can test this by having her spend time with another puppy? This could be a good idea.
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