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    Default Why Does She Act Differently at DT?

    Bella acts like ive never taught her anything when it comes to going to DT. Before, I was doing to heeling, and she works perfectly, sitting without me having to touch her, just me saying sit. at DT, I have to put her in the sit myself, and it gets really frustrating. I have 2 more sessions at dog training before i move up a class, and I need to have her sitting automatically AT dog training to b able to move up a class.... How can I get her to behave like she does at home in time? I have one session tonight.

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    Rocky behaved differently as well. It was because he didnt want to listen anymore, he wanted to play with all the other dogs and go sniffing everything and anything, he didnt even want his treats which he normally drools over! (unless I baught some really really super tasty chicken or turkey )

    Its just such a different enviroment and theres so much to take in. Maybe there are other more helpful techniques but it just took alot of persistance with Rocky, not giving in to his whining and barking, not letting him play with the other dogs unless he's allowed to etc. It took a while, and by the end of it he still wanted to play rather than listen but he was much better than the first few lessons

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    Bella is really quiet at DT, i think shes intimidated by the other dogs.

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    It's often the case. You need to start small and build up to proofing with distractions. Have patience it will come.

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    what, like start training her and playing with her before all the other dogs arrive or something? Wednesday is the only time I can get into Atherton.

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    More work at home.

    Build the distractions up slowly. Perhaps by flapping objects around.

    Go to a local oval where other dogs might be and put some distance between them and you and do some practice.

    Yes arrive early and give her time to settle.

    Dog training is sensory overload.

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    havent got a local oval- semirural i live in....
    I would arrive early..... but dad wont come home!!

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