Try making a list of a bunch of your dog’s favorite foods, and rank them. This way, you can really pull out the big guns when you’re working on tough training situations, and use the mediocre treats for easy training sessions.
I have a 3 year golden doodle. Love him to pieces. he’s sweet, loving, friendly, etc.I could go on and on. My problem is when I take him for walks which he and I love so much, when he sees another dog being walked he gets very excited, starts barking, and pulling on the leash toward the other dog. Now he is about 65lbs. and is very strong. I can actually hold him without too much issue. But i really do not like how he behaves . I will ask the other owner if there dog is friendly, if yes I will walk over,the sniff each, all good. Usually it works out fine, but the problem is that he does bark and pull and carry on. He will spot the other dog a half a block away sometimes. I get very upset with him.Most of the other dogs we encounter don’t do that. I always bring treats that I only use during walks to reward when he doesn’t behave that way. He was good for a while but now he is doing it again. What can I do?
If your dog has issues with self-confidence, it may have trouble with bite work and might get stressed from loud sounds. A dog that is not relaxed and good at playing may have problems with some of the training, which is why our professional dog trainers pay special attention and effort to improving the dog’s stress levels, confidence, bite work, and ability to play and relax. With these qualities properly developed, your dog’s family protection skills will be ideal.
Some dog trainers do not recommend personal protection training for Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Mastiffs, Dogo Argentinos, etc. These dog breeds will protect naturally and additional training is not usually necessary.
We included Nulo in our best grain-free dog foods because their foods are formulated for dog health. New for the second half of 2017, the company has released these treats squarely aimed at training. In addition to having the compelling soft texture, they also include cherries and blueberries for an antioxidant boost. My dogs loved the salmon treats and come running across the yard when I hold a few out out to them. They especially helped my new guy learn his new name upon entering our household.
Keep in mind why dogs pull on the Leash. Dogs most commonly pull because they are excited to get where they are going, which is usually an exciting place full of interesting smells such as the park. Dogs repeat behaviors when they get a reward from doing that behavior. In this case, the action of pulling on the lead is it’s own reward because the dog perceives they get where they want to go more quickly.
For someone looking for a dog that will chase, apprehend, bite, and hold until given a verbal command to release, then a Level 2 dog would be a good fit. Level 3 includes everything in Level 1 and 2, plus the ability to subdue multiple attackers, a bark and hold, and any personal bells and whistles a client may want. All of our protection dogs have completed our on and off leash obedience course so it is easy for our clients to handle their dog in any situation with comfort.
Voted Up and Useful. I had a shephard/chow mix male and he grew to look like a red wolf….just beautiful. He actually a feral pup that I found on the highway. I never let a man touch him due to the fact I lived in a bad neighborhood. He saved my home and probably my life one evening when I had a burglar break into my home. He was never mean to men unless they made threatening moves towards me and he would get between me and the other person showing his teeth but not biting. That was generally enough for the other person to stop in their tracks. He did what I wanted him to do and I miss him dearly.
Our pre-delivery electronic instruction begins the process of learning. On the delivery you will receive handling instruction that transfers performance from us to you, regardless of not having prior experience with dogs. We further ensure your long-term success by scheduling in advance remote in-home follow-up instruction through the use of video conferencing. Our video conferencing brings our Director of Training into your home for as short or as long a period as needed. He will be able to watch you with your dog, provide instruction as well as demonstrate with a dog in our training room – whatever changes in handling may be needed.
The research effort is a collaboration among chemists, doctors and physicists at the university, with a primary focus of developing an “electronic nose” that duplicates a dog’s ability to smell disease. Otto said she doesn’t think using dogs in a clinical setting may be practical.
Lure him beside you with a treat. When he takes a few steps in the right place, praise and reward him. Repeat until he stays beside you, slowly increasing the time between treats until he no longer needs to be rewarded. If his weaving or circling is wild enough to pose a risk, shorten your leash so that he has to stay on one side of you, and reward him when he does.
Schutzhund dogs are sport dogs. While their obedience is impeccable and their jaws are strong, they are not trained for personal protection. Protection dogs have two different driving factors, prey and defense. Prey is the ability to chase and bite, which is the majority of Schutzhund dogs. This is fun for the dogs. They enjoy this and look forward to doing it. Why do you think dogs like chasing tennis balls? Defense is stressful for a dog, but necessary to have on protection dog.
Experienced helpers can begin to introduce a young dog to defense when it reaches puberty. This is usually around 11 to 14 months. New trainers that make the mistake of introducing defense before a dog is mentally mature enough to deal with the pressure are making the biggest mistake of their training career. Pushing a dog into defense before it is mentally mature enough to deal with the stress is the quickest way in the world to end a dog’s protection career.
I can tell you from experience, there is not one thing that a $70,000 dog will do that one of my Level 3 Protection dogs would not. Now, there is a significant difference in price from a dog that will bark on command or bark when a threat is assessed, compared to a dog that can subdue multiple intruders, do building searches, perimeter checks, etc. It is much harder to find, and thus much more expensive to buy a dog that is capable of being trained to do the latter! Not to mention, takes 4 times as much time to train a dog of that caliber. We have found that importing a dog, training it here and training the owner how to handle the dog should cost between $10,000-26,000. Any less or any more and you should be suspicious. You do not always get what you pay for when it comes to dogs.