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    Asher and I should be starting a 5 week obedience course next Tuesday. Lady said she gathering names interested and will only go ahead if she gets enough ppl to sign up. I hope she does. The normal obedience school no longer exists and if this one falls through then I will have to just read my "Training dogs for Dummies" book.
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    Hi mydogau,
    by pups name's Asher as well! (although we just call him ash for short)

    Have you found out if obedience is going ahead? Are there no other clubs in the area that you could go to if it falls through?

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    G'Day Stef
    Yep it is going ahead which is great. There is one other in the area so that is good to know. The one I use to go to doesn't exist anymore.
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    Good luck with your school. Let us know what you think of it and how you went.

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    Our first night of training wasn't too bad. It was mostly getting to know each other, paperwork but did get to learn SIT - which most of the dogs there already knew. Only a small group - about 6 or 7 dogs I think there was. Asher did well with his sit, but was obnoxiously noisy, barking at the other dogs. Because I am still learning with him I couldn't tell if his bark was a "I want to play" or an aggressive one. Tigga had a few different sounds to his bark. I could tell when he was playing, could tell if he was barking at ppl coming towards our yard and his bark was different again if stray dogs came near. He was never "just a barker". Asher isn't either but seemed overwhelmed (excited or dislike?) by his time with other dogs around. He did quieten which the lady running the training praised him for, but as soon as another dog made a sound he'd take over and keep going. BUT, nobody seemed offended and Leanne is confident she can have him become her best student by the end of the course. She believes he just wanted to play but he rushes towards the dogs with his mouth open so we have to pull him down a few pegs before we can trust him.

    When I was trying to get my paperwork out my bumbag Asher caught me off guard and ran at a little Belgium Shepherd puppy. Not knowing what he would do we both panicked and pulled our dogs back. But Leanne told me I need to relax with Asher. Everytime he got too close to another dog or person I was panicking and pulling him away. She said that would teach him that being sociable is unacceptable which we don't want. She is a very nice person and has been training dogs for 20years so I am confident in her ability to teach me to teach my dog. Our homework for the week is sitting with the proper hand signal and offering treats below his mouth rather than above, and extra attention towards hushing him which means deliberately walking past yards with dogs and trying to keep him from barking.

    Leanne confirmed (I am confident she knows what she says) that the sore on Asher's neck is a hotspot. She told me to stop using the cortazone and wash the area daily with Chlorhexadine - lucky I already have some. But she also said, as you ppl have suggested, I need to shave the area to keep the hair away. When my husband isn't looking I will try use his clippers .... hehehe ... but I have a feeling Asher won't like it and I might not be able to hold him and do the job at same time. I attempted with scissors but he deliberately lays down, sore side down, and plants himself that hard that I have difficulty moving him. Or he tries walking off while I'm doing it and he always wins. But the Chlorhex already is showing improvement to the area. But I am thinking I might have to take him to our vet so they can perhaps sedate him to shave the area.
    Last edited by mydogau; 02-17-2010 at 08:59 AM.
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    you are lucky you have a dog club!

    We have 1 here, that is about to fall apart very soon!

    We do have another Delta group, but they are ****, if your dog barks, it cant come back, if it wont do what it is told, you cant come back.... grrr

    Re. The hot spot, i would just take the dog to the vet, they will have it cleaned up in seconds, where it will prob take you a bit longer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrorbull View Post
    you are lucky you have a dog club!

    We have 1 here, that is about to fall apart very soon!

    We do have another Delta group, but they are ****, if your dog barks, it cant come back, if it wont do what it is told, you cant come back.... grrr

    Re. The hot spot, i would just take the dog to the vet, they will have it cleaned up in seconds, where it will prob take you a bit longer!
    I can not express with words how much I hate Delta Society trainers....sigh

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    Sounds like you've got a very good instructor and are enjoying yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I can not express with words how much I hate Delta Society trainers....sigh
    Me either

    I got abused by one the other week because Atlas was in a crate that she thought was too small for him. I did tell her that she is more than welcome to try to get him into the big crate, and that he HATES it, but she just walked off on me.

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    We have an all breeds training group here...run by Delta trainers. They managed in ONE lesson to break Sumo's spirit completely and left him shut down like an oyster from their "training methods"....good job Delta Society!!!

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