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    Glad you got onto it early. They can tend to train US very well if we are not careful.

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    When I go out, I give my dog something yummy that takes a couple of minutes to eat like roo jerky. Bones are also good for this - if your dog can safely eat bones (mine can't). So me leaving usually means something good for my dog. I also pair putting the lead on with treats, and the click of the lead clip with treats. Not all the time, just sometimes - especially if the treats are handy. I also - on walks - put the lead on, do a bit of heel work and then let my dog go again - ie lead on does not mean the end of the fun for her.

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    Thank you! I wondered about that ie a short lead could be the answer for my husband rather than the collar grab. Will see how we go tomorrow. My main goal is to get this sorted before my surgery in middle May! Hubby will then have to take over from there. Will really work on the collar good time reinforcement. I really am enjoying working with her and this is really the only thing that is holding us back. She just LOVES the beach and the water and we are lucky enough to have it only 5 minutes away. Yesterday we were nearly accosted by a huge AND I mean huge and intact mail great dane who was dragging his handler down the beach--the lad desperately grabbing at the lead was actually skating on the sand in an endeavour to control him. My little girl was sitting on command and "leave it" whilst this monster came towards us. Even I was a bit nervous. Was like a charging horse--horses I can handle, but wasn't too sure about the dog! Noted later a lady with the monster in hand meek and mild at heel. Goes to show eh!

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    Good news! We have not had a confrontation since I have followed your sound advice. If doesn't follow me out when I want her to go out and she just sits and looks at me all gooby eyed, I can now slip a light weight cord through the ring on her collar and lead her out without any problems. Yeah! And my husband did the same this morning. We both reckon that the problem is to do with the initial separation. Fortunately, once out though she seems fine. We are going to work at this over the next few days and also lengthening the time she is on her own. She is fine when we get back from an outing and we dont let her back in till we are ready and there is no anxiety shown at that time--it is just the going out. I reckon she knows she has us pinned on that one! But we will get there. Cheers Heather

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    Dusker/Heather

    I am glad you're getting back into the driver's seat with this puppy. I do love an update. Keep up the good work.

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    Well we are still going strong! That is the girl in my Avator. Though quite a bit bigger now. I have been having a great time reading through some of the posts and getting some great ideas on training etc. Have learnt not to get stuck too much on just one idea. Missy is responding well to the going out -- does not always need the treat; we no longer have the altercations, and are now passing into the next phase. Where to from here I guess. Hubby now playing a bigger role which is great. We no longer have the pulling when walking--or if we do-- I call "back" and she comes back off the pull and trots along happily. Is great with the "leave it" when other dogs around. Just hope we can stay on top. I look at her now, asleep on the floor, surrounded by her toys--so sweet!

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    And then they become teenagers !

    I am loving reading your experiences with your pup ! Keep up the good work and most of all it is all about enjoying the experience interacting with your pup and you all having fun !

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    Gawd!

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    How is Dusker going ?

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    I'm just hugging the vision of a retired lady, out in her garden, frolicking about outside, with an artificial gaiety, and a husband and a dog, sitting and watching, unconvinced. 5 minutes later, she's sitting on a garden bench seat, looking depressed and muttering a last, feeble wooo... and still watched by an unimpressed duo inside. I had a male pal who taught his dog TOILIES, by going out and weeing himself. See. It's what you do. My little girl used to stand on her hind legs, and knock at the sliding door, to go out, and I had cats that had to be inside, so she would knock at the door to come back in.

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