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    To get through the collar grab issue, play the "grab the collar game". Grab collar and let go and reward with a cuddle. Repeat over and over, extending time you hold collar.
    Getting her to go outside could be achieved by throwing a tug toy out the door. Let her bring it back and each time you throw, move closer to the door until you are both outside - eesy peesy.
    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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    Hi to all--and again--thank you!
    We are now a gangly 5 month old much adored GL who has mastered the art of "going outside"; albeit with the occasional I want to play at the door. Your advice from all sides has been more than encouraging. She is now playing me a tune and singing to me on one of her squeakers! She is really so easy to train and has taken to travelling with us in the car like a duck to water. We travelled from SA to Bendigo and back wiith only 1 overnight stop as we checked out a campervan. Hubby has since returned to Bendigo and driven said van home--I have had shoulder surgery--Missy is about to be desexed--and then it will be all systems go as we start our first short trial grey nomad trip. She already believes the van is for her--we are working out the best way for her to travel in it safely. She no longer piddles on people, she comes when calls, she "leaves it"--including children and other dogs. Haven't lost too much to the teeth department though Dusker the cat does get very wet! As it gets colder they have been caught in the laying together mode for warmth! Thanks for your continued interest in Missy and her progress.

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    Great to see she is progressing really well, she sure is a beautiful girl
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    Mohandas Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusker View Post
    --now to train my husband to follow the same strategy! Really appreciate your really quick responses.
    Just so you know - husbands do not like choke collars. They prefer slightly loose, softer type collars.
    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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    Husband nearly had a rope collar--and I mean one with one end over a high beam! Slight differences in training techniques continue.
    Have just returned from our quick trial trip and only problem was getting Missy back in the motorhome at times. She had a ball with lots of free running, but did find the restriction within the vehicle itself a bit tiring. She is learning all the time and so quickly which has its advantages and unfortunately disadvantages! What is good is when I hook the lead on the choker chain and click her to my left and get her attention she is really great. She walks to lead and now sits by me and 'leaves it' whilst I talk to people--huge achievement. I know we are going to have no problems with further training. Shoulder operation now done and dusted and very successfully so I am now in a great position to work on her training further. Will let her get over desexing and then will start her training in full again. Cheers Heather

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    Glad to see you're going well with your puppy.

    As for differences in training techniques, it would be good if you were both on the same page, but dogs learn the difference fairly easily, the same as even a 2yo grandchild knows the difference between mum's rules, dad's rules, and nanna's rules.

    So when hubby finds the puppy a bit naughty you can say he trained her that way.

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