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    Lol I am a terrible trainer. My two know the basics and that is all.

    Both are terrible walkers, they both pull and carry on. Harley isn't any good with other dogs... I failed at socialisation there!

    They certainly aren't perfect but we deal with their issues and I love them anyway

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    Koda is generally very well behaved. He has a good recall in most situations except for 50% of the time with people and his recall doesn't exist around other dogs. And then there is his aggression... I wouldn't say i'm happy to live with this, because i'm definitely not happy to have an aggressive dog. However i am happy to accept that this is how Koda is and we can work through it together, even if i can never solve the problem i will never abandon him, he's like a son to me

    Dodge, well being a working Kelpie born and raised on a farm, she has a ridiculously strong working instinct, which can be a little frustrating sometimes. For example, i might go for a walk with her on our property (off lead) and as i'm walking along i'll suddenly realise that she's not with me... i'll look around and see her herding the cows/chickens/wild rabbits and no matter what i do, she will not stop doing her job

    And also... ever since i taught Dodge to bark on command, she just wont shut up now whenever she wants something she just barks and barks... We are all trying to train it out of her but goodness its hard cause she is just so adorable

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    i have had other dogs, so knowing how to train is not a problem but my last two dogs which are both cavaliers, just do not come when called unless I have a treat in hand. My Lexie seems to know if there is treat is on offer or not.

    But she is such a sweet heart and is a good girl, just not obedient.

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    My dogs aren't the best trained dogs around, because I'm not the best trainer but they do know "come" and "leave it" which I think are probably two of the most important things you can teach.. obviously they know sit, down etc too and Meika knows 'speak' but most of the things they know are just flukes.

    They have always been very loyal and refuse to leave my side, which makes it very easy to train recall, and I believe that's because they both had terrible homes before they came here, so now they're thankful to be here and don't ever want to 'leave'.

    They do bark a bit, and dig a lot, and chew stuff, and pull washing off the line but I wouldn't trade them for the world.. I love them to bits

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    I also remembered another one, Sean. I went out for an hour and this is what I came home to.

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    Ha,ha ..some funny stuff there guys. Gotta love our dogs little quirks !!

    Great photos Beloz.....good to see the culprits looking a little ashamed of themselves too !!!!


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    my adult female is guardy around her possesions and property toward other dogs, interestingly she shows no agression on neutral ground with neutral or strange dogs. on her property or with her "possesions" she will red zone and all out attack another dog, male or female. works absolutely fine in group training situations etc so most observers would not know it is a problem.

    adult male is 110% OCD for the ball, not really a problem per se but sometimes i just want to get a minutes peace, i am generally happy that i got a dog like this as it makes training soooooo easy and i can do the flashy stuff in obed that makes most pet owners drop their jaw, they think dogs can be trained to look like this, they can't, all dogs can be trained but to get the dash it has to be in the genetics.

    pups, lovely in every way except they will not except physical contact with a stranger, what started as shyness with increased maturity has translated to aggression - socialisation can neither cause or fix this as many might think, it is genetic. if i had access to real savvy handlers i could make progress to a tolerable level, as it is their is nobody that is trustworthy enough to not make the problem worse. most people can handle most dog problems, it is the more extreme behaviours that are difficult to find a trainer that can provide appropriatte help.

    havind said all that i would not trade my dogs for anything.

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    To me it is all subjective, our dogs, environment and what we do and where to take them.
    I am very lucky that we live in our little isolated world. I have shaped them into what works best for us all, win win if possible.
    With us here alone all is good.....mostly.
    Visitors are a different matter and strategies are in place (dogs in pen if kids are here etc, or dogs outside, kids in and kids play out the front) when and if needed.
    3 are pretty good overall and one is a problem at times socially with people here so she is kept on a lead close to me till I see she is fine (with unknown adults).

    I am quite happy with their faults and mine as management strategies are in place and the only time they are off farm is to go to the vet.

    My 4 seem content with themselves and each other. I know every one of their faults and will correct if necessary or let it go and not sweat the small stuff. Depends how it impacts on our situation.

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    I was somewhat surprised yesterday.
    Son is here and shot 2 rabbits, he checked them then threw them over the fence to the 4 dogs.
    They have never had, for example, 2 bones between the 4 of them, always 1 each.
    The bloody 2 top dogs just walked over, took them gently from the other 2 who had reached them first. Not a growl, not anything but acceptance. I was impressed.

    Son again shot another 2 today so we kept the 2 that had one each yesterday inside so the other 2 could have them undisturbed. They were very happy campers outside, lol.
    I don't even know if the 2 inside knew as we distracted them with cuddles.

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    This is a great thread! An enjoyable read
    I certainly don't want a robot like broken spirited dog... how horrible that would be!
    Dogs (like humans) should be accepted for what and who they are, their merits and faults, as long as they are safe and happy!

    Gracie has more than a few at the moment
    Like Banjo she has no regard for personal space. Oh you're sitting down, laying there? Well why don't I just walk all over your face then? Might make myself at home on your chest! Can't breathe? No? Oh well I'm comfortable!
    It was cute when she weighed 3kg...

    And she HAS to and I mean HAS to do laps of the car before getting in it
    Every time without fail... sit, wait, *open gate*, "Okay!"... circles around the car

    She's also addicted to the oven. I have to admit. My dog is an oven licker.

    Frisbee is her favourite thing in the entire world. Frisbee 24/7 if she could
    Only... she won't dare play with a proper frisbee. The only thing she will chase and catch is the bottom of a pot plant, you know those plastic circles you place under your pot plants?
    Yep. I buy them in bulk from Bunnings.
    Last edited by rubberlegs; 09-16-2013 at 11:07 AM.

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