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    I just came back from Dora's walk. She is satisfied and so am I
    Unfortunately it was two hours. Maybe 15-20 minutes of it was actually walking. I was using the 'stop when shes pulling' method, which is why it took so long.
    I was out with a friend (with the lab pup) and we met loads of older dogs along the way. I emphasize (sp?) older because the second Dora growled at them, they put her into place. Maybe a little stomp of the foot, but she immediately shut up and sniffed them quietly. This evening was a great step for Dora. We met a 10 month cocker spaniel along the way and Kailey (the cocker) started playing with Ollie (the lab pup). Dora just sat and watched, and at one point it looked like she wanted to join in! She sorta leaped towards them, tail wagging, but then they tumbled her way and she jumped back. The older dogs did her wonders... the two other dogs we met on the way werent met by growls, but quiet and very wary sniffs. I'm proud.
    But it looks like Dora's developed a habit of pulling on the lead... this time in front - I think shes begining to like walking!Oh, and I'm gonna read over the TOT thing, and try it out tomorow
    Well thats enough of an update, I'll leave you these two photos also:


    thats me on the right... can you spot Dora?

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    Aww Mash she looks so adorable.

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    she sleeps like that a lot its really cute

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    Dora is so presh. Glad to hear she's getting better with other dogs and the lead.

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    I was really glad today. Im gonna take her out tomorow at the exact same time... I'm eager for her to get out of her shell.

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    Hahaha, the other day was a sh!t day for both of us and today was an awesome day for both of us && our pooch'es xD
    I took Mollie for a walk this morning but had a few small problems. She kept stopping and pulling. I instantly stopped as you said you were doing. I spose thats the right way around it?
    Good news is I only focused on the command "sit" today, instead of the usual "sit", "come", "rollover" , and Mollie is getting much better at sitting RIGHT away as soon as I say the word

    Thats a big improvement for Dora In such a short time. She is SO cute ^.^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    Hahaha, the other day was a sh!t day for both of us and today was an awesome day for both of us && our pooch'es xD
    I took Mollie for a walk this morning but had a few small problems. She kept stopping and pulling. I instantly stopped as you said you were doing. I spose thats the right way around it?
    Good news is I only focused on the command "sit" today, instead of the usual "sit", "come", "rollover" , and Mollie is getting much better at sitting RIGHT away as soon as I say the word

    Thats a big improvement for Dora In such a short time. She is SO cute ^.^
    Demi, only teach Mollie ONE THING at a time. She is a puppy. Heck, I'd only teach an adult dog one thing at a time. Once she seems to get it and can obey that command every time, then move on to the next.

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    DA, exactly my thoughts. I was really surrised/amazed when I read the 'what dog commands do you use' thread... everyone used so MANY! I was sooo ashamed when I realized Dora could only sit and come. Then I remembered that shes still a pup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    DA, exactly my thoughts. I was really surrised/amazed when I read the 'what dog commands do you use' thread... everyone used to MANY! I was sooo ashamed when I realized Dora could only sit and come. Then I remembered that shes still a pup
    No no, I think you mistook what many meant.

    They were commands ppl have used over the years. They did not teach them to their dogs all at once.

    Over a period of time, dogs are training to a high degree. The better the training, the better the dog IMO. They have a purpose, are working, happy and stimulated. Just like us really.
    I also think ppl have a few commands that are really all one and the same. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    DA, exactly my thoughts. I was really surrised/amazed when I read the 'what dog commands do you use' thread... everyone used so MANY! I was sooo ashamed when I realized Dora could only sit and come. Then I remembered that shes still a pup
    Personally, if your Dora can 'come' at a recall at this age with the small amount of training you've given her, then I'm amazed!

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