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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post
    Hey Masha,

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

    All the other dogs have their own bed, where they lay. Good luck with your walk
    Dora USED to have a bed. Then she decided its a toy and promptly started 'fighting' with it. She settled for the little tassel rug that lies on the floor beside my bed.
    She and the cat playfight... and hes realised that the only way to get away from her is to jump onto the couch. Too bad she's learned how to get up on it
    She's being responding quite well to 'get off' and I give her a treat as soon as she does hop down off the couch.

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    What would you like to do that would make your walk fun for you? If you are finding it fun she will find it fun. I also find cat toys are a great incentive to getting pups moving (and keeping there noses off the ground which comes in handy in the ring!), buy one of those cat toys that are on the wand and elastic, hold it above her head in front of her and jiggle it along as she walks. Get her to concentrate on the toy not the walk and she should be walking without even realizing she is walking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Dora USED to have a bed. Then she decided its a toy and promptly started 'fighting' with it. She settled for the little tassel rug that lies on the floor beside my bed.
    She and the cat playfight... and hes realised that the only way to get away from her is to jump onto the couch. Too bad she's learned how to get up on it
    She's being responding quite well to 'get off' and I give her a treat as soon as she does hop down off the couch.
    Lol keep forgetting about the size difference......Bailey doesn't exactly have a material bed ....she has an off the ground bed, ones with metal frame. It has a wool overlay on it and then her blanket on top of that

    Im glad she is responding well to this command. Keep the treats coming and she will soon just do it even without the command.\

    Perhaps you could try similar for walking? not sure how to incorporate it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Whoa. You've opened my eyes. I've being reading way too much Cesar.
    The trainer from puppy classes said to practice the looking at your face exercise at least twice a day and I'm gonna start doing it a bit more often.
    When I come home after a few hours away, Dora DOES run up to me, tail wagging, but since I've watched and read so much Cesar I thought it was dominant behaviour.
    God, I'm so STUPID.
    From now on, Dora and I will throw out this Cesar junk and start having fun
    I don't know who this Ceasar is, as I don't watch telly and such, but IF what he is teaching is what you've said above, yeah, forget it. A dog is an animal, one which loves us unconditionally - not a robot.

    If my dogs did not greet me with tail wagging and looking like their universe just became complete, then I have failed.
    Good luck Masha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post
    Lol keep forgetting about the size difference......Bailey doesn't exactly have a material bed ....she has an off the ground bed, ones with metal frame. It has a wool overlay on it and then her blanket on top of that

    Im glad she is responding well to this command. Keep the treats coming and she will soon just do it even without the command.\

    Perhaps you could try similar for walking? not sure how to incorporate it though.
    Neither. She gets a treat as soon as she starts walking, or a few seconds after, but she still stop quickly. Then it starts all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I don't know who this Ceasar is, as I don't watch telly and such, but IF what he is teaching is what you've said above, yeah, forget it. A dog is an animal, one which loves us unconditionally - not a robot.

    If my dogs did not greet me with tail wagging and looking like their universe just became complete, then I have failed.
    Good luck Masha.
    Yea. I initially thought that it was bad Dora was greeting me this way, but now I welcome it with open arms

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    What would you like to do that would make your walk fun for you? If you are finding it fun she will find it fun. I also find cat toys are a great incentive to getting pups moving (and keeping there noses off the ground which comes in handy in the ring!), buy one of those cat toys that are on the wand and elastic, hold it above her head in front of her and jiggle it along as she walks. Get her to concentrate on the toy not the walk and she should be walking without even realizing she is walking.
    Oh wow. This is a freaking great idea. I'l try it today, since we already have one.
    I'm getting her a Kong this arvo, because she doesnt play with any of her toys except a rope bone... she likes to chew it. She tires of it quite quickly, even with me and her both playing with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Yea. I initially thought that it was bad Dora was greeting me this way, but now I welcome it with open arms
    I find it utterly amazing that there are yobbo's out there that actually try and teach ppl that?

    Good Lord, no wonder so many dogs are effed up in the head.
    Trust your own instincts as well Masha. Learn to trust your own heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devil's advocate View Post
    i find it utterly amazing that there are yobbo's out there that actually try and teach ppl that?

    Good lord, no wonder so many dogs are effed up in the head.
    trust your own instincts as well masha. Learn to trust your own heart.
    here here!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I find it utterly amazing that there are yobbo's out there that actually try and teach ppl that?

    Good Lord, no wonder so many dogs are effed up in the head.
    Trust your own instincts as well Masha. Learn to trust your own heart.
    I have a little bit of them Not many, but getting there, as I get more experienced with Dora. Everytime I walk out a doorway (and she hasnt being in the room with me) she seems to be standing outside, tail waving madly, and now I just lean down and pet her and stuff. I think she's warming up to us again

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