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Thread: TRAINING....Male vs. Female ?

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    Default TRAINING....Male vs. Female ?

    What's everyones Opinion and/or Experience when training a Male vs. Female dog? (as I've always had only Male Dogs in the past)
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    I believe its just a matter of personal preference and your goals for what you plan to do with the dog. Such as do you ever plan to breed and raise a litter? I think from a training standpoint females may mature a bit quicker. Other than that you will probably get a lot of other differing opinions here on this subject.

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    Some females in heat twice a year... Some males in heat all year long.


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    i like males, i like females a little more.
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    I have owned/trained/competed both, I prefer my boys.

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    Depends on the dog. There are many stereotypes thrown about, and some apply a percentage of the time. But dogs are unaware of our preconceived ideas about how they'll train due to sex or breed or color. As D.L. Walters once said to me, "A good dog is a good dog".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    "A good dog is a good dog".
    agree 100%...but with that said, I'm on Lab female #2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pals View Post
    I have owned/trained/competed both, I prefer my boys.
    Interesting .... and truly a personal preference...

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    I think it comes down to preference and if you like the breeding it shouldnt matter male or female, I like males because of there blockier and bigger head generally so it was a look thing for me more than anything.
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    After comparing multiple boys and girls siblings from the various litters. Boys have a tendency to be easier... they just are... they are more willing to please... more go with the flow and don't have the incessant need to test and challenge you. That said Females are harder probably because at least in my experience females are smarter (a different type of problem solving-manipulative intelligence)...seems females are more likely to be pin-point markers and females get things quicker...but females have tendency to believe they are smarter than you... and females like to test. Aside from the heat hormonal thing...there are many reasons why most performance people run males... It's harder to have a high performing female (just look at the stats)...you beat your head against the wall more with them... but for me it's more worth while, I like Females...although some days I can really appreciate a wanting to please male.

    P.C. Clause all these are generalities, that people will howl are wrong, but it's what I've found to be true in my experience, so take it for what any advice typed up and published in micro-seconds is worth
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