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    Thanks I will check out the site.

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    even if you cant find anyone to go to these are things you can teach in the home
    * Walk beside me on a loose lead (or off lead)
    I do not know how you like to train or what collar you use (and this is easier in person) but if you know how to use a check its a good tool for this, but if you dont know how to use it dont go there esp if you have a dog that pulls. I like martingales because you get the checking action without the choke. Anywho when you are walking you can let the dog go where you want, heel or just on the lead, and when he starts to pull give him a check. The easiest way of doing this with a big dog is to draw the lead accross your body left to right, and turn around. Be consistant with this, every time he pulls turn him around, until you can get to the point where you just have to check with your hand not your body. Eventually he will learn to walk where you want him because he learns that the fastest way to get what he wants, to go for his walk, is to walk calmly bside you because when he doesnt he has to go in the opposite direction.
    * Come back when called
    Recall is the very first thing I teach all my dogs. What you do is you get him to sit facing you. Then, if he is food driven put your treat infront of his nose, and run backward calling "come" as you go encouraging him to go with you. I find the easiest way to teach any dog is to make them think its their idea to do as they are told. To do this all you have to do is make a HUGE fuss when they get it right. So when he comes to you, it is a good idea to get him to sit at your feet, you "free" him and make like it is christmas!!! After a while you should be able to stand at the end of a long lead and call "come" and he will come to you. Then try it when he is distracted, get him on the long lead and get someone to distract him just talking etc, then get his attention and call "come". Only after you know he will do it on the long lead will you be ready to do it offlead. Remember, as with all commands only give them when your dog is paying attention to what you are saying and always make sure you can correst if they do not do it. Otherwise you are just teaching them that they can ignore you when they want.
    * Not steal food
    A good way to do this is the "leave it" command. For this get a treat in your hand and present it to your dog. DO NOT give it to him. just watch him closly and as soon as he takes his attention off the treat, even for just a split second, praise him and give him a treat from the other hand. Continue with this long enough and he will get that you do not want him to go for the treat, and that backing off is the quickest way to get what he wants. Once he gets the idea you can introduce the "leave it" command. Present the food say "leave it" and when he looks away or backs off treat him. Follow on with this until you can safely put food on the ground and say "leave it" and have him follow your command. Do this training a little each day and do not try to train him beyond the point where he is focused on the task, set him up for sucess.
    * Not jump up on people
    For this you can use the "leave it" command but you can also do it another way.
    When he jumps on someone just have them turn around and deny him attention. once he calms down he can get the pat he is looking for. This works when youare sitting down too. If he jumps just get up and turn your back. once he stops trying to get your attention this way and sits quietly praise him. Once again its christmas!!!
    * Be calm around other dogs and people
    For this you will have to get him out and meeting others. Just be confident in your handling. Dont make a fuss if goes overbord with his greeting just calmly bring him back to a sit and when he calms down again give him a calm "free" and let him get up again. If he gets too excited just do it again, repition is the best way for him to learn. Just remember that if you are calm when hanl\dling him he will pick up on this and hopfully gather that there is no need to get over excited about it

    Hope I have helped I know its not really what you were asking for but this is good practice for me writing down what I am used to showing people lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Healthy4Paws View Post
    I just want Blue to

    * Walk beside me on a loose lead (or off lead)
    * Come back when called
    * Not steal food
    * Not jump up on people
    * Be calm around other dogs and people
    Don't we all Dawling......

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    Mimi went to the Kintala Club: Gentle Modern School of Dog Training. Off Plymouth St, Heidelberg. Tel. 94398546 the Principal's name is Katarina Behan and you can email her on katarina.behan@hotmail.com
    I found it fantastic. Hope you find what you want. Dog Training schools are like kids schools - it is important to find one that will give your dog the best you want for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melba View Post
    Mimi went to the Kintala Club: Gentle Modern School of Dog Training. Off Plymouth St, Heidelberg. Tel. 94398546 the Principal's name is Katarina Behan and you can email her on katarina.behan@hotmail.com
    I found it fantastic. Hope you find what you want. Dog Training schools are like kids schools - it is important to find one that will give your dog the best you want for it.
    This school might suit you better than Northcote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    Higgins Road in East Bentleigh is excellent. Bayside Dog Companian School
    Just watch the head trainer. Complete mysoginist

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    Hi H4P. Rocky just graduated from basic obedience last week wooo! (although you wouldnt know it at times!). I took him to Planet K9, they have a few locations and classes at during the week or weekends and either morning or evening. I was really happy with them, the usual trainer that I had was very patient with me when I wasnt doing something right and even more patient with Rocky when he was acting up.

    Also, we did weekly exercises that would cater to all the things which youre looking for. such as getting the dogs to greet each other calmly and then walk off for example. With not jumping they got us to tie our dogs to poles and then everyone swapped dogs and if tey jumped they didnt get attention if they were calm they got pats or treats. I'm having trouble explaining hahah anyway, I had a good experience there

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    We are currently attending Planet K9 as well. (Rocky - which one did you go to? - we go to Nth Melb). I really like it, the teacher is great, very patient and helpful. As Rocky said, each week we go round and greet each others dogs, so they learn not to jump. We also learn how to greet other dogs calmly, plus the usual sit/stay/stand/look/go to your mat, etc. Plus we always have a little run round the obstical course, which is good fun!

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    I went to Nth Melb too! monday nights at 6:30

    I live in the area

    Who is your trainer? I had Nicole, she was great
    Last edited by RockyRidge; 02-25-2010 at 06:13 PM.

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    Thanks for the information everyone, I will check them all out & see what I think would be best for Blue

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