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    I've decided to journal Miley's progress.

    Over the past few weeks it has become evident that she is not well trained when it comes to being walked on a lead.
    When another person or dog is walking passed, she barks and lunges.

    So I am trying to train her myself, in if that fails get a trainer out.. then get her into some classes.

    Today I bought a check collar, (I had been using a harness), a clicker, training treats and a positive attitude.

    First I took Miley out to the front yard to get used to the collar and the clicker. I walked around the garden bed and she quickly figured out, that pulling in another direction wasn't comfortable and staying next to me was the best idea.
    The clicker, I would press it once and give her a treat as soon as she looked at me. Within minutes she connected the sound of the clicker to looking at me and receiving a treat.
    We did that for a couple of minutes and then I decided to teach her to sit at the click. We walked around the garden bed a few times again, and this time when I pressed the clicker and she looked at me, I also said sit and waited for her to sit before giving her the treat.
    It took 3 times and she had it down pat my Miley is a genius.
    So after 2 more rounds of the garden bed we ventured out into the street. I walked up the path with her and she stayed by my side without pulling at all (a miracle in itself) and I pressed the clicker randomly and she would stop and sit instantly and look at me. I would give her a treat and praise and she would stay seated until I cued her to walk again
    We then headed off to the bush walk we go on daily. I was hoping to come across someone else, but fr the first time in a month we were the only ones there.

    When we got back to the street my neighbour got out of his car.. normally that prompts a lunge and a bark, but this time, I pressed the clicker and she sat and got a treat and stayed sitting while watching my neighbour walk to his from door. She just sat there and didn't move until I did she got a massive fuss from me and another treat for good measure.

    In an hour, we are going for another walk but with Ollie as well. She likes to walk right next to Ollie and push against him etc, while pulling ahead from me on her lead, so this time I am going to teach her to stay next to me during the entire walk. There should be other people with their dogs walking at that time too, so that will be the next challenge.

    I'll update after challenge 2

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    Well done on your first session Pugger! Ummm....once you've sorted Miley out you can come here and sort this lot out for me...... :-)

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    Sounds like Miley is doing very well! Keep it up Pugger, good training!

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    GAG you like the norty ones.. I wouldn't want to spoil it for you

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    Yea, mine too.

    A journal is a great idea. Mine will be finished next week when the pups are speyed.
    I love looking back on it.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    You gave me the idea of the journal Di, I've followed two of yours already

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    Oh yea, forgot about the cancer one, gawd, hahahahhaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    GAG you like the norty ones.. I wouldn't want to spoil it for you
    I WAS going to say I'll have them all lined up waiting for you.....but you'd need to train them to line up first!

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    ROFL not even Cesar would manage to get a group of dogs to stand in a line.

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    Nothing exciting to report.. we went for a half hour walk and we didn't come across a single other person which was a surprise because normally we walk past at least 4.

    Anyhoo, we discovered that Ollie won't walk (yes stops dead in his tracks) unless Miley is beside him or in front of him. We chose in front so I could control the situation without distractions. I did click and treat twice on the walk, just to make sure she hadn't forgotten. She stayed beside me the entire time with no pulling on the lead at all

    I need to test her to get an idea on if the she can remain controlled when there is another dog (besides Ollie) around.

    Hopefully tomorrow we will have some luck.

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