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    I am not an expert at all, but I learnt sooo much from the experts on this forum! I followed their advice and did quite a bit of reading to learn more too. And it has made training Banjo so much easier than I had expected it to be.

    Here's an article I liked about Cesar Milan's training methods on a pitbull website: About Cesar Millan: The Good and the Bad | PitBulls It also has a pretty good explanation of how clicker training works if you look for the link under the article.

    Consistency is definitely the key to making any training work. But some methods are easier to be consistent in than others. I found the clicker training pretty easy once I got my head round how it works. I do sometimes use time out for discipline at home and that helps with things like being rude to visitors. But only because Banjo already knows what she IS supposed to do instead of jumping all over visitors and just needs a reminder that it is not negotiable. And I feel that is lacking from Cesar's instructions (we used to watch his show every day for a while). He shows you how to tell the dog off for not doing the right thing, but not how to clearly tell the dog what it is supposed to do instead.

    That is just my opinion though! And as I said, I am not an expert and am just commenting on this from my experience with training Banjo and what I found the easiest and least stressful method.

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    Just wanted to say your dogs look awsome !!! You must be very proud. Whats the pups name ???Good luck with the training


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    Yeah and what's the story with the pup? I'm a very curious person!

    They do look great and must be great playmates for eachother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I am not an expert at all, but I learnt sooo much from the experts on this forum! I followed their advice and did quite a bit of reading to learn more too. And it has made training Banjo so much easier than I had expected it to be.

    Here's an article I liked about Cesar Milan's training methods on a pitbull website: About Cesar Millan: The Good and the Bad | PitBulls It also has a pretty good explanation of how clicker training works if you look for the link under the article.

    Consistency is definitely the key to making any training work. But some methods are easier to be consistent in than others. I found the clicker training pretty easy once I got my head round how it works. I do sometimes use time out for discipline at home and that helps with things like being rude to visitors. But only because Banjo already knows what she IS supposed to do instead of jumping all over visitors and just needs a reminder that it is not negotiable. And I feel that is lacking from Cesar's instructions (we used to watch his show every day for a while). He shows you how to tell the dog off for not doing the right thing, but not how to clearly tell the dog what it is supposed to do instead.

    That is just my opinion though! And as I said, I am not an expert and am just commenting on this from my experience with training Banjo and what I found the easiest and least stressful method.
    Understood - like I said I am happy that people commenting and sharing info (which I learn) - I need to try what I think might work.

    I might be able to mix 2 different types of training
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    Yeah and what's the story with the pup? I'm a very curious person!

    They do look great and must be great playmates for eachother.
    My best mate bought a pup 6 weeks ago - Brought it home when the pup is 7 weeks - he showed the photos of the pup's parents to his Wife
    and that's when everything pear shape in his situation. Pup's father is a black nose staffy (APBT if you ask me) and mother is a red nose staffy (APBT)
    Wife did not agree with it (as you know stereotype) so he was forced to let him go.

    He contacted me first, because he knows my dog well and I we brought her up. So he asked me if I wanted Zeus, I didn't say yes straight away. It took us 2 weeks to make a decision and weighed our capabilities if we can keep him or not. So we have him 4 weeks now, he is now registered to us with chip and vaccination up to date. Currently enrolled in puppy school (every Wednesday night not far from our place). So far they both doing well, so its 3 of us now going for walks after I get home from work, hence the reason why I am more active in Cesar Millan's videos and with our trainer, we want to make sure that we can provide the best for both dogs and our family. Next step De-sexing when he gets to the right age.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Just wanted to say your dogs look awsome !!! You must be very proud. Whats the pups name ???Good luck with the training
    Thanks to the forum and hard work we always put in - his name is ZEUS
    Training started when we first got him - now he knows how to sit, wait for food, not to jump and stay.
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Puppy school and obedience training tonight - Bought a clicker delivered to my office, I will be using this tonight (just a trial)
    I can imagine it now that it will be fun tonight.
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Hi PBK. Read up as much as you can about clicker training. I converted to the clicker, from the old choke chain style, 17 years ago and have never looked back. Only place I use any type of slip leash, it is a rope one, is when I move a dog from its kennel to the yard and back to the kennel after it has had its play time.

    Our club here in Brisbane does not allow choke chains on the grounds. We only train with the clicker and positive reward methods.
    Nev Allen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev Allen View Post
    Hi PBK. Read up as much as you can about clicker training. I converted to the clicker, from the old choke chain style, 17 years ago and have never looked back. Only place I use any type of slip leash, it is a rope one, is when I move a dog from its kennel to the yard and back to the kennel after it has had its play time.

    Our club here in Brisbane does not allow choke chains on the grounds. We only train with the clicker and positive reward methods.
    Will do read more about it -

    sad to say our training tonight was postponed, trainer got stuck in traffic and will not be able to get in our area in next hour
    so we're off for a run :-)
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Wow I've missed a lot in this thread! Congrats on your new little family member as always more pictures are a must!!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    Wow I've missed a lot in this thread! Congrats on your new little family member as always more pictures are a must!!
    Yeah A lot of things happened to us from the last couple of months
    as for my mate, I keep telling him now to do it as I know his partner
    really well and things will not go his way.
    Anyway we're back from the run :-) I will take more photos during the weekend.
    I tried to mock around with the clicker while playing ball with the pups. The clicker
    I have is pretty loud, every time I use it it echoes to the field's canteen and pups
    stare at it, probably thought the sound is coming from there :-)
    well anyway we will try it again tomorrow see if they will pick it up (we will do it
    at the backyard - change of surroundings might change their focus/attention)
    m<(o.o)>m

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