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    Quote Originally Posted by smeagle View Post
    I definitely think a lot of people focus too much on teaching their puppies lots of different commands rather than teaching them appropriate behaviour and end up with a puppy who can't behave in the house, walk on a loose leash, have basic manners or behave outside of training etc - having said that, I don't want to reward a puppy for being calm all the time. When I bring my pup home (later this year all going to plan) she'll be taught how to behave in the house, when it is time to be calm and 'off' but she'll also learn how to play a game with me and when we're training, calm behaviour will not win her my rewards. When I give the trigger command she can go as crazy as she likes, I will only be rewarding her when she's showing lots of drive and high arousal.
    Oh absolutely but that is different again.

    Actually a friend of mine has a great game to teach on and off switches, it cracks me up watching her play it with her dogs, they lose their sh*t and then bam back to calm.

    Oooooo puppy!!! What breed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    Oh absolutely but that is different again.

    Actually a friend of mine has a great game to teach on and off switches, it cracks me up watching her play it with her dogs, they lose their sh*t and then bam back to calm.

    Oooooo puppy!!! What breed?
    A working line English Springer Spaniel Hence why having a good on/off switch will be really important! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeagle View Post
    A working line English Springer Spaniel Hence why having a good on/off switch will be really important! LOL
    Ahh Spaniel's are gorgeous!
    Sounds like it is going to be a fun year for you

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