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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby-001 View Post

    An example:
    If Lilly nips at my nephew (although rare she does do it) she gets a quick firm snap on the snout and told NO quite gruffly. The intent is hopefuly the gruff no will eventrually be enough .
    Yeah sorry for the hijack!

    Correct.

    If this was in the litter and Lilly was being to rough with 'nephew' mummy would nip meaning thats enough. The dog then associates with nipping 'nephew' as 'ouch'.

    I know trainer after trainer will tell you otherwise but its just my opinion.
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    Yeah I agree.... there's a lot to be said for watching how 'mumma' dog treats the youngins!

    Thanks Myf!

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    Well i walk her twice a day, i actually got her when she was around 1.5 yrs old from a lady who did treat their dog nice but barely walked her because she had four kids. thats the reason why she gave lexie to me. but im gonna use that long lead method now.

    just a question, how long should a long lead be? thanks

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    About a metre and a half at least. She has to be able to do something without all her attention being on you.
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    My dog has to be up to her hip bones in a hole eating something disgusting before I have a chance in hell of "smacking her".

    People who smack their dogs when they finally catch up with their dog - are effectively teaching their dogs to run away from them instead of coming back. I've seen that over and over again. The dog finally comes back and the owner hits it and yells at it and alpha rolls. Do you think the dog is going to associate all that with the being far away or not coming when called no - it's going to associate it all with returning to the owner.

    But if you can smack a dog in the act of biting a car tyre or chasing a bicycle or stalking a snake or a bee - hopefully you can get it to associate that activity with pain but without severe injury.

    Unfortunately - with my dog - she's bred to duck angry cattle kicks - and there's no way I could smack her doing something naughty unless she was asleep. I'm just not fast enough. I can get her with the squirty bottle.

    Much better to teach really reliable recall and not to bolt out the front door.

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    Oh no no, I would never smack for genuinly not understanding a command(like recall).
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Oh no no, I would never smack for genuinly not understanding a command(like recall).
    Me neither, especially not for escaping, or running etc, they need to associate 'me' with fantastic and fun. It's used purely for things like, 'nipping' !

    Can vouch for squirties though, worked a treat on my last dog that ended up living with mum n dad, really worked on her senseless barking and jumping!

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