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    The toggle has a normal leash clip and is usually about 10cm long. It's normally used to attach to the collar of a dog doing off lead work, things like agility etc, as something fast to grab hold of. I'm trying to find pictures of mine at the moment for you

    Thanks DA, You've given some great advice too! These are just things that work for me now or have worked in the past - most of my posts are info based on what my experience has been nothing more.

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    Ohhh i get it!! hey thats actually a great idea, will have to buy one when im at the petshop next

    Now now... You've both given equally great advice! haha I really appreciate it guys, thanks very muchly!

    I'll give a few of these things a shot, but thinking about it I think it will be much easier to control him and prevent him from going crazy

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    I think you'll get there with this hiccup just fine RR. He is after all just a young puppy.

    Awfully nice photo of him too, BTW.

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    I have a couple nice pics... when he stays still long enough for the camera to go off :P as you say he his still so young so its 'normal' puppy behaviour, its just that he's as big and as powerful as a horse so its a bigger issue than it actually is (what? lol) but yes, I think I'll be able to get this under control thanks to you both, and this great forum!

    Will update with progress as soon as I get what I need. Tonight he has training and then a little off the lead time at the dog park so no walk tonight

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    I know what you mean referring to the size of him.

    It's a whole different story if we haven't taught the bigger breeds what not to do when they weigh 100 pound or something, isn't it?

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    You may want to try a canine behaviourist and have him assessed. If there are any issues they can give you the tools to handle them now rather than when it's to late.

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    DA: thats definatly true!! Its so funny at training when the other puppies, a 10th of his size, jump up and I think to myself (even though they too need to be taught not to jump up) 'how cute is that!'. And then Rocky jumps up and I think 'Ok this could be bad' haha. Jumping up is another thing he used to do but I've got that under control. Dont you feel so proud when you teach them and they listen? (or maybe thats because this is my first time doing this all )

    AJane: He has an excellent temprement, definatly nothing to see a behaviourist about. Its more an issue of teaching him what not to do. Its my fault for not being as consistant as I should have been in training right from the beggining. But if issues continue, or if other issues arrive, I will definatly take him. Better safe than sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyRidge View Post
    DA: thats definatly true!! Its so funny at training when the other puppies, a 10th of his size, jump up and I think to myself (even though they too need to be taught not to jump up) 'how cute is that!'. And then Rocky jumps up and I think 'Ok this could be bad' haha. Jumping up is another thing he used to do but I've got that under control. Dont you feel so proud when you teach them and they listen? (or maybe thats because this is my first time doing this all )
    IMO, That moment never ever gets old! Batty is the first dog I've ever had from a puppy so I'm on a steep learning curve. The youngest foster I've ever had is 8 months old and he was amazing LOL!

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    You do feel good when you've achieved something. You feel so proud of them, and if they've understood it, then you know you got the teaching right.

    Enjoy your Rocky. He sounds a great boy.

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