On November 15 2007, 3:18 PM, babyreba wrote:i think we might be talking about different levels of obedience . . . when i think puppy training and corrections, i think pretty simple stuff like telling the puppy NO, stopping the behavior it's engaged in, and showing the pup what i do want it to do. i'll put my hands on a pup, but i won't correct aggressively, usually just to stop the behavior the pup's engaging in, remove the pup from the area, etc.
when i think "simple basic" obedience, i usually think about it as teaching more than correcting because you can generally teach a dog to sit or down or come without having to correct heavily.
On November 20 2007, 3:31 PM, CopperCoin wrote:Very good topic. I don't know much about bitesports but this advice about delaying heavy obedience and no corrections etc sounds plausible.
However, what about if the aim is not to compete in bitesports but in some other venue like search and rescue, tracking or maybe simply competitive obedience? Would it be beneficial to have the same approach with a puppy as with a bitesport prospect? Could intensive training (not neccessarily using corrections) from an early age cause burnout in the dog as an adult? Sorry if the questions sound dumb, I don't have any experience with raising a puppy for work/sport.
I've always taught basic obedience when training a puppy for Schutzhund and french ring/mondioring......it does not dimish the dogs "drive" as long as it's strictly positive reinforcement.On November 14 2007, 2:22 PM, mnp13 wrote:Honestly, we even let our puppies bite...at least we don't correct them for it. For example, we may trade them for something else, but we don't correct it (unless it's plain vicious, like with Rocky...however, as a forewarning, we probably ruined Rocky with all the corrections we gave him).
Actually, that was what I was thinking of when I wrote it.
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