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    OK, I will get tough!!!!
    Vanessa

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    TBH, I wish more human mothers were like this, instead of issuing a demand and then turning their back and not caring whether they have been obeyed or not!

    (Sorry, that should go into pet-peeves thread.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanessaE View Post
    OK, I will get tough!!!!
    I think you understand now what I meant.

    Ppl tend to think that being 'tough' equals being mean or cruel to an animal. IMO that is not so. There is a big difference between being VERY firm and being cruel. And usually being very firm works quickly, so the dog is not going through a lengthy period of uncomfortableness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    A mother dog is not gentle. (Well, not in some ways is what I am trying to say)
    She is immediate, and she is exact. Retribution is fast and swift, and certainly not gentle. The lesson is then learnt fast, and learnt well.
    I wish someone had been around to tell me that when he was 9 weeks old or before we picked him up would have been even better! Thankfully I found a thread here that gave me the idea to be tougher with him (Thanks Di_dee1) and it worked with great results!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I wish someone had been around to tell me that when he was 9 weeks old or before we picked him up would have been even better! Thankfully I found a thread here that gave me the idea to be tougher with him (Thanks Di_dee1) and it worked with great results!
    I'm glad to hear Di Dee was able to help you.
    I think the problem is that we humans try to teach like humans, instead of learning how the mother dog would teach her young. Possibility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I'm glad to hear Di Dee was able to help you.
    I think the problem is that we humans try to teach like humans, instead of learning how the mother dog would teach her young. Possibility?
    Definite probability with me. I was way too soft on him and he is turning into a very confident dominant dog - he's going to keep me on my toes that's for sure! My only other dog was very soft, very gently and the smallest no got an instantaneous response. Now a small no does nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Definite probability with me. I was way too soft on him and he is turning into a very confident dominant dog - he's going to keep me on my toes that's for sure! My only other dog was very soft, very gently and the smallest no got an instantaneous response. Now a small no does nothing.
    Yes, just like us they are all different, aren't they? What worked for one will not always work for another. It's a never-ending learning curve.

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    All I am doing is copying what I observe in the mother. I do not condone breeding for this purpose though lol. I realise now all I did wrong with Shadow 15 years ago.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    All I am doing is copying what I observe in the mother. I do not condone breeding for this purpose though lol. I realise now all I did wrong with Shadow 15 years ago.
    Then you can't go far wrong IMO Di.

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