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    Today we went to training which she LOVES , its behavioural training not just obedience. So they look at the relationship between dog and owner or is it human and owner? Anyway as soon as we got there Maggie went into hyper excited and lunged with the lead attached to her collar and was a perfect pain. Then I put on her harness and the transformation was astonishing, instant relaxation and calm. I am nit sure why but it was great
    I started the training to get her familiar with the kennels where she will spend 5 weeks soon and it has been great. They have only just begun so I couldnt go sooner.

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    I only use a harness in the car and a check chain for walks...when I first got Chloe (7.5 mths) she'd never been on a lead and pulled like mad so I used a head collar until she came good and now I use the check chain.
    Chloe & Zorro
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    Hi farrview. What training did you attend. I would be very interested in getting more information about that.
    Thanks

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    I am in Bunbury WA. The two people doing the training are very keen on leadership through relationship. Called Way Of Life With Dogs they are constantly watching and explaining the dogs reactions. For instance I went to put a spot of zinc on Maggies nose where there is limited fur growth and just grabbed her and wiped it on. They Would have taken it alot slower and showed her first. I have learned that my biggest problem is I am too often in a hurry! They have explained so much about ear and tail position and eye focus when she is around other dogs. They do use rewards for specific things like teaching her to jump up into the spa to get bathed .
    Maggie loses all interest in food if she is at all stressed or excited which is why previous attempts at training ( classic obedience beginner intermediate etc) became, well, not fun.
    They are great at saying just walk away and let her sniff and calm down, rather than persisting when she has gone mentally AWOL.
    i like them because its all about the dogs well being rather than 'control'. Maggie just loves them both which is great and the best indication rhey are on rhe rightvtrack.
    Last edited by farrview; 02-02-2015 at 07:36 PM.

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    Love it you are with behaviour trainers.........Love it. if you want some good reading look up Turid Rugaas, she has some amazing books
    Pets are forever

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