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Thread: Chance ain't listening anymore....

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    Default Chance ain't listening anymore....

    Yep,it's that young pup again needing advice...

    The past couple of days,when we have him off leash he has been doing a large amount of ignoring us,when given commands,trots off and does what he wants.what have you guys done in the past?

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    Until he understands the commands, don't let him have the opprotunity to disobey. Leash or rope at all times when you are outside. It's easier to teach it right once than having to break bad habits later.

    Maybe somebody with more experience can help you more.
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    rookie mistake number one...

    giving commands that can't be enforced

    he is still a baby, so take it easy on him...keep a light line on him, as Splash suggested, it is the best prevention you can buy for 1.00

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    We have a leash and use it on walks but up until now there's was no need for it,looks as if will using it alot more now,thanks for all the help guys

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    I agree with the others. Not off leash until he knows.

    Be sure you can enforce. I am also a stickler about repeating commands. I do not like to say a command twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agile.labs View Post
    I agree with the others. Not off leash until he knows.

    Be sure you can enforce. I am also a stickler about repeating commands. I do not like to repeat a command twice.
    Alright with that being said what enforcments do yall use when a command has been used already once?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Halstead View Post
    Slingshot using fired 209 primers
    It is a little young yet Richard. I think his dog is only 14 weeks old. Hate to see someone get the wrong idea.

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    I go to the hardware store and buy a piece of rope that he can drag but that is long enough for me to always be able to get it. Just let him drag it. Before you give a command pick it up. If he ignores you give the appropriate amount of jerk to correct him. Spring it on him for a while and he will get very good very quick because he has no choice.

    Like others have said, don't give him the chance to learn incorrect behaviors.
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    How long are your training sessions? at 3 months old, you can't get more than about 5 to 8 minutes, short attention span. Sounds like you might be going too long and he loses concentration. Keep his enthusiasm up by throwing lots of happy bumpers and giving lots of praise.
    Make your own "leash": buy a snap hook for $2.00 and tie it to a 1/4-inch nylon rope, about 8 feet long.
    As mentioned above, let him drag it first time out, then later on use it for close-in enforcement. You'll use this lead for the first 4 to 5 months.
    Also as said above, never give a command unless you can enforce it, which means for right now never give a command unless you have the lead in your hand.
    First (and about now is a good time) teach "sit" by gently jerking UP on the lead and saying SIT. Expect 3 to 5 days to get it solid, and don't do more than that (with happy bumpers) in one session.
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