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    Thanks for your help everyone, its been great!

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    Hi Boxerini

    Excellent news.

    I've been looking at that video for nail clipping thinking I'll never get Frosty to do any of that, and not trying.

    But this morning despite feeling like crap myself and dragging Frosty most of the way home (she's gone from pulling to dragging WTF), I got the left over treats, the yummy ones, and got a cushion and the nail clipper and started with treat for giving me a paw and then moved on to treat for holding the paw steady, then drop... and each time I waved the nail clipper around and touched her claws with it without actually trying to clip anything. And she started to relax and not try to clear off.

    I also tried to get her to roll over with some success. She rolls away from me and ends up out of reach, rather awkward, so I had a go at manually tipping her over from a drop position and pulling her into my lap which she wasn't so thrilled about but with liberal treats when she stopped wriggling (or she stopped wriggling cos her attention was on the treat bag), and then I did the nail touch thing with the clippers and more treats.

    Woo hoo. And to think I didn't beleive it could be done. Now I think I need to do a few more sessions before I try clipping anything but boy does she need clipping.

    Boxerini
    really not sure what you can do if you really dislike the methods used by the Training school. You might need to find another one.

    However I think I've been far too soft with Frosty. Ie letting her get away with doing her own thing when she wants instead of insisting on being with me, and giving her treats only when she's doing exactly what I want instead of near enough.

    I've booked myself in for the Adelaide workshop for K9pro (formerly K9Force) so it will be interesting to see what they think. I suspect I'm doing the right things but need to do it more or more accurately...

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    I've just read thru the thread and wanted to say congratulations on your hard work.

    I also just wanted to add one small thing, I often let small dogs or nervous dogs or dogs that don't want to be crowded work on the outside of the line if the class trains in a line or if circle work ask the people around you to give you a bit more space.

    She may be more responsive to your commands when the other dogs are not crowding her.

    again what a fabulous job you've done.

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    Thats great that you had success with Frosty, Hy. I think Ive been too soft with Bella aswell, I really need to harden up...

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