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    Quote Originally Posted by Megan View Post
    When we first went to visit the reg breeders we got Troopa from they had a cd player in with the puppies playing all sorts of different sounds. I didn't know what it was all about until I was reading one of my dog books at a later date.
    I'm glad that they exposed him to it as I've never seen him get spooked by any noise as of yet
    When we got Sumo...the breeder was out the back building a new dog run. They were using power tools...grinders etc. This means to this day...Sumo is not scared of loud noises. He stands at the door when we have thunderstorms and want to go outside to run around. He is not scared of fireworks and trust me, there were some huge "bangs" at New Years eve.

    He reacts to high pitched noised like puppies whimpering...whistles etc, but not in an anxious way.

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    Im not sure dogs are allowed in shopping centres here. Maybe I can sit outside one.
    I've decided I might let her on the couch, but using MAC's technique (I think it was hers) of putting a cheap rug on it and letting her on, and when its not on shes not allowed up.
    I think it'll give us more bonding time, since when I watch my measly half hour of TV I can pet her or something.
    But I dont want you to think that she's a lap dog 24/7. It's just nice to have a warm body on your lap when you're relaxing. amirite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Im not sure dogs are allowed in shopping centres here. Maybe I can sit outside one.
    I've decided I might let her on the couch, but using MAC's technique (I think it was hers) of putting a cheap rug on it and letting her on, and when its not on shes not allowed up.
    I think it'll give us more bonding time, since when I watch my measly half hour of TV I can pet her or something.
    But I dont want you to think that she's a lap dog 24/7. It's just nice to have a warm body on your lap when you're relaxing. amirite?
    exactly...sit outside one....let Dora take in the sounds...people...smells etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Masha

    I agree with what mouseandchicken said...forget about yesterday...live for today

    Look...having a submissive (read over-submissive dog) is not much fun. We rescued our Rex at 3 years old and this poor bugga had had a terrible first 3 years of his life. We got him home and he would pee on the floor if we just raised our voices the tiniest bit...he would stress urinate on the floor when we came home...he would be "bowing" his head not looking in our eyes...he was a downright mess.

    It took 1 week to change his stress urination behaviour. We simply completely ignored him when we got home...we didn't talk to him...we didn't look at him etc until after about 15-20 min when we could see he was not stressing anymore. I would simply just walk past him casually...pat him on the head and say..."how are you mate?" We let him eat next to us...invited him up on the lounge to relax and be with us and slowly we began to see this beautiful dog emerge. After a couple of weeks...I remember coming home and there was Rex standing at the door...waiting for us. This time though his tail was wagging slightly and he was looking at us instead of cowering and peeing and I knew we had turned a corner. I then went to my bedroom and here was this warm spot on my bed (and also Rex hair) and I knew he was starting to relax around us and beginning to trust us. It was the most amazing feeling to see this lovely boy change before our eyes out of the love, compassion and understand we were showing him.

    The point to this story is...it doesn't matter what you did yesterday...it matters what you do today

    Take a step back...let Dora be a puppy with all the funny antics. Remember what I said about the "boot camp"? Forget about Boot camp now. The only things I would be working on is...teach her to look in your eyes when you ask her to to get her attanetion...you need this attention later when you train her. Teach her to sit before you feed her...it means please in doggy language. Do the "food circuit" for short periods of time...it is fun for you and Dora and will teach her in a fun way to come to you when you say...Dora, come

    Like I said...Cesar can be dangerous for people who do not know how to interpret what he is doing in a proper way...and really, the only person who can do that is Cesar.

    In my opinion...it is not about having a submissive dog...it is about having a dog that has bonded to you because it trusts you...not fearing you...if you understand. It is MUCH easier to work with a dog that is "driven" than one that is submissive and shuts down.

    Keep your training sessions short, because Dora's attention span isn't all that long right now.

    Get her out in public. Bring a zip bag full of her most loved treats...go to a shopping centre where you can sit on a bench...ask people to gve her a treat (if you trust she will not bite them). If you think it is too premature to do this right now...just take her there and sit amongst a lot of people. If she starts shaking...ignore it and let her release the stress.

    Have fun...fun...fuuuuuuun
    Here here...

    It is ALL about the bond between you and the dog... Without the bond the dog doesnot trust you...

    GREAT post Cleasanta
    Dogs Aren't Our Whole Lives, But They Make Our Lives Whole


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    I honestly just want whats best for Dora, and this Cesar stuff isnt appropriate. Im just sad I never realised it till now.
    But, dogs live in the now, so Im gonna start too. Forget yesterday, and concentrate on today. Thanks guys

    PS. About to take her on a walk, anyone got any ideas about how to make it fun for her?
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    Masha,

    My idea of the rug works well, but then my dogs are an outgoing bunch of mischief makers.

    Don't look at this as a training exercise, just simply put the rug on the lounge sit Dora on it and sit back and enjoy her company.

    If you happen to find that she has jumped on the lounge without the rug don't look at this as her over stepping her boundaries I would take it as a bit step in her confidence and be excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netty View Post
    Here here...

    It is ALL about the bond between you and the dog... Without the bond the dog doesnot trust you...

    GREAT post Cleasanta
    Thanx Netty

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Masha,

    My idea of the rug works well, but then my dogs are an outgoing bunch of mischief makers.

    Don't look at this as a training exercise, just simply put the rug on the lounge sit Dora on it and sit back and enjoy her company.

    If you happen to find that she has jumped on the lounge without the rug don't look at this as her over stepping her boundaries I would take it as a bit step in her confidence and be excited.
    She already jumps on the couch without permission. I come into the room and there she is waiting for me on it, with a cheeky expression on her face. I tell her 'get off' and she does, I'm pretty sure shes just trying to mess with me . She only started doing this recently once I threw out this Cesar crap, so I AM taking this as a big step in confidence.
    I'll introduce the rug or towel today, maybe after I've walked her. I've being doing the 'look' exercise this morning, maybe about five times, and will do more this arvo.

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    Sorry to repeat, but can anyone give me any ideas on how to make Dora's walks fun for her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    She already jumps on the couch without permission. I come into the room and there she is waiting for me on it, with a cheeky expression on her face. I tell her 'get off' and she does, I'm pretty sure shes just trying to mess with me I'll introduce the rug or towel today, maybe after I've walked her.
    Hey Masha,

    I have done this with Bailey when she was a pup.

    All the other dogs have their own bed, where they lay. Couldn't have all 3 on the couch or there would be no room for me!

    and then we would have this problem lol........




    They would fight over 1 couch!! lol

    Anyway I started with the rug on the couch so she could lay with me. If I didn't want her on there I would remove the rug and if she still got on then say "Bailey, Down".

    Eventually she got the idea and now her rug is on her bed. All I have to say is "Bailey, Bed!" and she understands exactly what I want.

    None of them are allowed on the lounge since we have brought a new one although Im sure they sneak up their during the night hehe


    Also try to keep commands to 1 word. If you struggle getting her attention chuck her name in front of the command.

    eg. Dora, Bed or Dora, walk or Dora, Off/down etc

    You should find she responds better Good luck with your walk

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