Maryellen wrote:cracking rocky on the butt with the leash will not work for him..he is a soft dog.. if carolann cracked him with the leash on his butt she would probably ruin him to be hand/leash shy.. i dont suggest any type of compulsion training for rocky as he is a soft dog.. and , my dogs have done the same thing in training class, especially the first few times in a new class. it will settle down , and rocky will behave and learn.
when his eyes turn red and his inside of ears too that is just him being stressed.. its a new environment and he has to get used to it.
SisMorphine wrote:I took Wally to class about two months after I got him. He spent the whole time staring at the door. He would not do ANYTHING but stare at the door. It was horrible.
Now, over a year later, we are in the post-grad class (well I'm semi-apparenticing so I get to bring him with me). He is doing EVERY command I give him and has other people in the class pissed that their dog won't pay attention to them.
This time around I use some really high value treats (homemade liver brownies) plus I have been working with him since we took the first class at home and in random public places. It took a looooooooong time but now I have one of the few obedient Greyhounds that I know of. And frankly, I think he's the most obedient
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