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Thread: I Should Have Read the Fine Print - but Better Late Than Never

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    Default I Should Have Read the Fine Print - but Better Late Than Never

    Hi,

    I live on the Northern Beaches in Sydney.

    I have 1 dog, Geoff the Airedale, who is at the time of writing 7 months old.

    I like clicker training, but am not an expert, in fact I am a complete beginner. I would love to have a go at obedience and agility because Geoff is smart and I would like him to have a hobby.

    I really like Sue Ailsby's Training level system. This is not a plug, it is a free training resource available to everyone and it is based on building skills over time.

    I have a husband and 3 kids.

    cheers

    Curly Girl

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    Hi Curly Girl

    Was there fine print when you joined? Maybe just some net nazi having a whinge (who me ).

    Welcome.

    If you want to have a go at Agility, have a look at Susan Garrett's stuff, starting with crate games and maybe 2x2 weaves, and Greg Derrett's Foundation Handling (disc 1 - but there is three in the set).

    There's also lots of people who teach obedience but the basic - getting your dog excited about training - is well covered by Derrett and Garrett.

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    I'm happy with net nazis and I should have read the rules. I actually blushed when I read your post I felt so guilty. I hope my introduction was adequate, and I will try and read all the way through a post before I put my 10c worth in .

    I really want to do the right thing because there has to be some quid pro quo for all the fantastic information and help I have got from this forum.

    I think of it as my phone a friend before I lock it in Eddie.

    cheers

    Curly Girl

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    There's a couple of threads where you're not expected to read the whole way through and they have hundreds of posts, eg some of the word games or general chat (not that we've used that lately), or things that are about everybody's own opinion like favourite breed or pet peeve.

    But the ones that are asking for specific advice on a particular problem - it's a good idea to read all the way through and if they hit more than three pages, the discussion has probably moved on to some new subject and anyone who posts on the opening topic without noticing or acknowledging that will look like a complete dill, especially if what they said has already been said. Not that it matters how you look to others on the net, but for me it does lose that poster a bit of credibility or respect, they don't look very bright.

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    Point taken

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