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    I don't do any training with Taya. I probably should but she doesn't need it so I'm a bit slack in that department. When I have money again I would like do obedience with her just for something to do really. I think it would be good for both of us.

    I get sick of walking around the suburbs so I'm always driving to local reserves/walking places which Taya loves. We also go to the beach a lot as it's only about a 10 minute drive. I've taken her camping 3 times. I really love mixing it up so she can get that stimulation

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    We love being Social with our dogs...We go to the River, Parks, obedience any markets that allow dogs.
    We love going to any dog events, "Paws in the Park", "million Paws" and all our obedience event. I like trialling my dogs in/at obedience. I have had a bit of a go at showing, but i am not serious enough. We love agility practice, but will never make great Agility dogs. We like walking the streets in the small villages. I have worked hard at making our dogs friendly and polite. because Annabelle was very people and dog aggressive, but now she is the real Social Butterfly of the Kennel Club.
    Congrads. My Tibetan Mastff Pearl was the same & now you would not know her.

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    I went back to dog club with Lady at the start of the year, purely to do agility, as she is already the most intellient dog around And she's 8 (9 in two days).
    I was in 'beginners 2' for a month and a half with 4 month old puppies, learning to stay and heel. I got so sick of it and I asked on numerous occasions if they could put me up, and they never did. So I left.
    I don't think they liked that fact that Lady had better skills then all their dogs put together and I had taught her myself

    Oh, but we do the Million Paws Walk every year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    Out of curiosity, how do you train livestock guardian? What do you do? And what breed do you have?

    We occasionally go to group walks, but no agility any longer because of injury. We go to shows to watch and for get togethers
    Well it dose depend on the individual dog & we have Tibetan Mastiffs & Maremma's for guardains but not all Maremma's make guadains & the TM's are very individual some are the best others would rather chase the stock,lol. But if they are born on the farm they are generally taught by their parents as they are born in a purpose made shelter in the house lambing paddock. By 12wks I generally have some idea of who is going to make guardain grade. The dogs I get as rescue are a different story & have to start by being taught their property boundries & to respect livestock. It can take a year or more with some dogs & some just make great pets. If you like I could send you some links as it would take hours to write it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    I don't do any training with Taya. I probably should but she doesn't need it so I'm a bit slack in that department. When I have money again I would like do obedience with her just for something to do really. I think it would be good for both of us.

    I get sick of walking around the suburbs so I'm always driving to local reserves/walking places which Taya loves. We also go to the beach a lot as it's only about a 10 minute drive. I've taken her camping 3 times. I really love mixing it up so she can get that stimulation
    Yes I think the dogs get sick of seeing the same old streets too & travel mine to new places all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I went back to dog club with Lady at the start of the year, purely to do agility, as she is already the most intellient dog around And she's 8 (9 in two days).
    I was in 'beginners 2' for a month and a half with 4 month old puppies, learning to stay and heel. I got so sick of it and I asked on numerous occasions if they could put me up, and they never did. So I left.
    I don't think they liked that fact that Lady had better skills then all their dogs put together and I had taught her myself

    Oh, but we do the Million Paws Walk every year
    That would suck.....................
    I love the MPW, great idea.........

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    I take my dog for lots of long walks at the local parks, beach, round the footpaths - whatever suits on the day. At the parks and the beach we do bits and pieces of general training in the style of competition obedience or for agility or just stuff I'd like her to do generally. And I love it when there is a dog who will do zoomies with her and get her running properly flat out.

    For agility - there is heaps of "foundation" flat work you can do now. The most important ones are a really reliable recall and a really solid stay/wait ie no moving feet at all and no sneaking up. And there are heaps of "body awareness" and muscle building exercises that can be done too like learning to walk backwards, working on wobble boards and stepping over ladder rungs.

    For the wait/recall I practice at the park and the beach and the back yard, with a toy usually but sometimes just with a rope lead (like for horses). So I tell dog to wait - usually in a stand because that's what we want on agility start line, and then I walk away and then I tell her to "go" and I run away and she chases me and she gets toy.

    If she moves before I say go - I walk back and do a collar grab and move her into a slightly different spot and start over, usually from a bit closer. This has all built up from stays before dinner and playing lots of tug. I'd like a better game of fetch, we're still working on that one. She tends to nick off and chew the toy instead of bringing it back.

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    Fetch is something my Tibetan mastiffs refuse to do, they think I should chase the ball if I want it so bad, lol. I have 1 maremma that loves fetch & my poodles love it to but do not always bring the ball back.
    There is nowhere here that has dog obedaince or sports, I am wondering how much work/exspence it would be to start my own dog sport club.

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    Hi Crazydog

    Dog club can be as easy as a group of friends meeting up in the same place and doing a bit of training together for fun.

    Equipment and a place to store it can get expensive unless you have a farm and lots of shed space.

    As far as competition goes, you need to be affiliated with the kennel club in your state to be official and compete in other club competitions and maybe for insurance purposes - though if you're not collecting money from anyone for membership fees that might not be an issue. Affiliating through council can get you insurance cover too - just in case someone falls and hurts themselves or their dog and racks up a lot of expenses and wants you to pay...

    Anyway if you want to do club competition you need to afflilate with the kennel club and they should be able to advise you on what you need to do to form a club and affiliate. If you want all the instructions on how to set up and run a club - I suggest you join Toastmasters and ask the president if you can borrow a copy of their manual of manuals ie it has everything on how to run a club, recruit members, and the jobs that each committee member does.

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