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Thread: A Son and Doggie First*Proud Mum Alert*

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    Default A Son and Doggie First*Proud Mum Alert*

    I have been teaching my son to handle, Gypsy, our 1.5yr old Kelpie. He can get her to sit, shake and fetch. But today He walked Gyspy on lead by himself.
    Okay so it was just up and down the hallway with me coaching. But he got her walking at heel most of the time. He is still having a little trouble when he asks her to step off, he tends to pull rather than ask.

    Gypsy is not happy about these lessons but she is so gentle and patient and bares with it. And I hope soon I can trust both of them on lead, first in the backyard and later on our walks under supervision ofcourse.

    I am so proud of my kids, both Human and dog
    Also have you had any special 'First moments' with your kids and dogs?

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    Congrads.
    My 8yr old has formed a real bond with our 7mth teen Tibetan Mastiff Bear & last night he was being a cow & would not come when called(he is pitch black no white & in the dark he just sits still & you can't find him, lol)& Lok gets up & in his best serous dog trainer voioce says BEAR IN NOW! Low & behold in sulks Black Bear.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Well done, it so great to see kids and dog work together........
    I just wonder if you teach your son to teach the heel off lead in the hall way, he might get the fact that he has no lead to pull. I train all my dogs off lead, because i sometimes pulled accidentally and it does affect the heel.
    Does your kelpie already heel or are they both starting. Luring on to the reward training can be fun to start if at the beginning
    Pets are forever

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    Aww gorgeous crazy. nothing like a boy and his dog

    newfsie at the moment Gypsy is REALLY not impressed with the lesson and to tends abondon him and come back to my heel, hence I am starting with the lead, but the goal is to have them walk together off lead.
    I am lucky with Gypsy she normally she is on the left heel with out command but with people that get too excited she rolls her eyes and starts walking ahead. And my son can get very excited :P part of his achievment is slowing down and as Crazy put it he is learning his Dog Trainer voice.
    Last edited by Drag0ncharm; 02-21-2011 at 07:10 PM.

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