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    Yes well Anne, you know what they say - you cant pick your rellies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerriek_99 View Post
    Yes well Anne, you know what they say - you cant pick your rellies!
    That's true.

    They all work closely together this mob.......... I have heard horror story after horror story about both of their businesses.
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    I have printed out the K9 Pro stuff and that will make for bedtime reading tonight. thanks everyone!

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    kerriek_99

    Do you have something against Steve Courtney?

    He's on the Hawksbury - right where you want a dog trainer.
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    The K9 centre rings all my alarm bells - just like the first website you liked.

    I think Steve C does board dogs if that's the only way you can get what you want but I see it as a bit slack. Better to board dog where it wouldn't get specific dog training apart from food bowl manners and start when you get back from holidays.

    If you're looking for a boarding kennel near sydney, I've got a lot of respect for this person, Von.
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    She was posting as grays are great or something like that. I can't keep track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    kerriek_99

    Do you have something against Steve Courtney?
    Hyacinth I dont have anything against anyone! I have read the K9 Pro hand outs and was pleased to note that I already do most of what was in the printouts. I will start what I dont.

    I am not quiet sure what is 'slack' about Gigha going to the K9 centre with us there everyday to do training and then she boarding there.......isnt that what everyone said we should do? be there for the training?

    We have been training at home and she does do most things we just want some expert help and unfortunatley there isnt any available around here. Sydney is 6 hours drive away, probably 8 with kids and puppy in car. We cant just 'pop' down for a weekend. Hence why we are researching and I am asking questions.

    I will be giving Steve a ring next week, along with the Gold Coast place and possibly a few others. Then I will ring the RCPCA and ask their opinions on any training place I find I like the sound of. They can tell me if they have had any issues, just like you would do with a boarding kennel.

    Thanks again for your help guys.
    kerrie

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    it has to be a drop and train
    Sorry I got the impression that you're determined to send your dog away from you for training. Isn't that what you said several times?

    I would be extremely concerned about doing that with my dog, unless I was extremely familiar with the trainer's methods. But even so, I'd board the dog and expect no training at all. Ie the dog is unlikely to be ruined or require lots of retraining when I get her back. I wouldn't take the risk with a mob that does "protection dog training" without the owner being present - the entire time.

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    Maybe a silly question.
    If a dog is fully trained to never take food from anyone other than the owner...what happens if the owner drops dead?

    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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    There must be some transfer. Ie what does the dog do while the owner is on holidays and the dog is at the training facility.

    It would starve a bit (ie build motivation) but eventually the trainers would have to feed it. So the dog could be sent back to them to be "re-programmed".

    Personally I like the idea of training the dog to only eat food "with permission". Ie you have some command word that the whole family and the pet nanny can use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post

    Personally I like the idea of training the dog to only eat food "with permission". Ie you have some command word that the whole family and the pet nanny can use.
    I believe 'food refusal is trained with a permission command. My dogs are told 'eat' when it is ok. I don't know any other way to do it... For exactly the reasons above. When my dogs go to kennels, the staff have to use the sequence... Ending with 'eat'. Seems to work fine... My dogs have never starved, but the staff have forgotten once or twice and returned to collect bowls to find my dogs still waiting to eat, lol!

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    Sorry, perhaps I wasnt clear enough in follow up posts Hyacynth. I did want drop and go training when I thought that NOW was the time. Haivng heard from yourself and others and having read the info you pointed me towards; now is NOT the time. We are going to investigate the K9 place on the Gold Coast and a couple of others and decide where and then when, after her desexing at roughly 6 months , she (and Us) will go.

    We do NOT want her protection trained. Just obedience and food refusal by all who do not give it a particular way - just like what Villian said.

    A perfect reason was shown for this on the weekend. My Mum and Dad came camping with us and brought their two dogs. The dogs got on great and played fantastic. They made a sight; the sheep dog, the Dobermann puppy and the bitza rescue dog! LOL. Unfotunatley though, Gigha ate some of their biscuits and well she woke us in the night whining from her crate and we discovered some nice deposits and a VERY upset tummy. SIgh.

    With training, hopefully, we, and her stomach, would not need to worry about this!

    Thanks for your help guys, it has been brilliant!

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