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    2 things im having trouble with..

    1. being the worst.. is pulling whilst walking.

    2.One day, when i had him off the lead at the park (not a dog park)
    another owner showed up up out of no where and her dog ran towards lex
    they both just stood there sniffing each other. But the whole time he
    he would not even budge to the sound of my voice, it was liek he was in
    another world. This could of been dangerous if i was on the other side of
    the park and needed to call him to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    If he doesn't come when you call off leash...no off leash! He must learn 100% recall before you can do off leash...for his sake and other dogs/humans sake!

    If he is pulling...you might introduce Triangle of Temptation (TOT) into your training program. It will teach him to focus on you and that includes while walking
    All this stuff is new to me, i dont know what recall means.. he will come wheni call him. but not if another dog is around...

    And questions marks at what a TOT is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    If he doesn't come when you call off leash...no off leash! He must learn 100% recall before you can do off leash...for his sake and other dogs/humans sake!
    If he is pulling...you might introduce Triangle of Temptation (TOT) into your training program. It will teach him to focus on you and that includes while walking
    Agree 100%. Do not let your dog off the leash in any public place until he has learnt good recall and will return to you the moment he is called. foolish tio do otherwise IMO.

    The pulling is a problem because he hasn't been taught from the start how to heel on a leash. You need to go back to basics and start again with that.
    There are various ways of teaching a dog to heel on lead nicely, so you will find ppl here will give you many different options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Agree 100%. Do not let your dog off the leash in any public place until he has learnt good recall and will return to you the moment he is called. foolish tio do otherwise IMO.

    The pulling is a problem because he hasn't been taught from the start how to heel on a leash. You need to go back to basics and start again with that.
    There are various ways of teaching a dog to heel on lead nicely, so you will find ppl here will give you many different options.
    Is it hard to train my breed of dog.. i know our border collie will pick on things almost on the 1st instruction..

    Every other instruction i give lex, he will execute it within .25 of a second, so i have no problems teaching him things to my voice, it's wether his brain capacity will harness it (im trying not to call him dumb)

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    Recall is when your dog will return to your side at your command - no matter what he is doing.

    Start in the back yard with a long piece of rop or twine or whatever you can use. I mean long. Like 20 metres. Start out with him sitting a short distance away from you, facing you. Call his name in an excited tone, when he comes, get him to sit, and if you want give him a treat.
    The purpose is to get further and further from him. Keep doing it at small intervals of training ever day. When he's got it down pat, you can add distractions bit by bit until he;s at the stage that you call, he comes.

    As he comes to you each time, pull in the salcked rope. If he stuffs up and starts wandering off or away, give a small tug on the rope together with your exciting command to 'come.' Guide him into you.

    Hard to put into words here. Does that make sense?

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    Is the rope there to distract him or is tied to him? sorry

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    The rope/string/twine is attached to his collar. It is used to give YOU control to guide him towards you, so that he can't just go elsewhere.

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    I am going to have to do this with my pups, too, Black. Whilst mine do come when I call, they do NOT when they run to the paddock to chase the cows, next to the house. My trick is to find something that is more fun than running cattle and calves so they will come back......sigh.

    Good luck with your problems, the mob here are fantastic at helping.

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    If he does it wrong, do i say no, or just ignore him and try again?

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    No negative response such as no or anything. No noing (LOL) no growling. Just keep enticing him to come to you. ONLY when he gets it right does he get the praise/treat etc!!!

    Helps if you hunker down in a squat on the ground and are more at his level. Make your voice enticing, exciting, make it so your voice sounds like "Hey, what do they want, better got to them and check it out."

    The more encouraging your voice is, the better the results. Give a tiny tug on the line if need be to guide him, show him where you want him to go and what you want him to do.

    When he starts getting it right, really praise him, make it a big deal, awesome, you get the drift?

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