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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Not at all. Im a bit worried about the neighbours. I'll drop some notes in their letterboxes int he morn telling them about how I'm training Dora, though. Hopefully they'll understand. Im worried they wont, cause they were really reluctant about me getting a dog.
    I did this when we got our Rottweiler pup...I went around to all the neighbours and said....we have just got ourselves a new puppy...he will be in the laundry at night and might be screaming, so if you hear him...I do apologise, but it will not last forever

    I never heard a peep from my neighbours and trust me....Odin was a SCREAMER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Alright, I cheated. When I put her out, I rpepared her food really quick, quick enough for her not to start barking. WHen I first put her out, theres 30seconds of no barking, and I assume this is her puzzlement keeping her silent.
    Is it alright for me to do this? I said 'good girl' when I got out there, meaning for her silence, I dont know if she understood me??? I did everything as per usual, she now looks at me when I stand by her side, not one glance at the food before I said 'yes'.
    PS. I wont be able to read your replies till I get home from school, but any are appreciated
    That's good - as long as you extend out the time that she is waiting slowly. So the same thing tonight and tomorrow, then extend the time she has to wait to 40 seconds. It may be that she doesn't know you're coming back to her and that is why she is screaming. If that's the case this method should work.

    Cleas I did the same thing with Batty - two weeks later one of the neighbours knocked on the door asking if Batty had arrived yet, because they hadn't heard a peep

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    OK, Im so angry right now. My mother is purposely feeding Dora when I'm out, in the bathroom, generally when Im not around. I havent had a chance to do TOT yesterday and today! I have asked her specifically to tell me when she is about to feed, or rather not feed her until scheduled feeding times (8am and 6pm). Im so mad, I NEED to do this with Dora and mum is infuriating.
    On the second hand though, I have decided to join the local obed club, and when I finish that with Dora Im hoping to try agility... it sounds so cool!!

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    Can I make a suggestion masha...I think maybe TOT needs to be stopped for now. It is causing you to stress and therefore Dora to stress. Your Mum is not helping the situation either. Maybe the obed school will do wonders for Dora.

    Instead of TOT...maybe do some focus training before you give the food. make her sit...tell her to "look" and as soon as she looks you in the eye....say YES and give her the food. At least that is what I would be doing right now

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    Look Masha, no other way ot say this, but the way I see it is that Dora is NOT your dog. Will never be whilst your mother is interfering and butting in all the time.
    (Had other words to say about your mother but deleted them due to respect for you. )

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    Are you sure? Dora was going so well, even after three days she was a little less aggressive. But maybe shes growing out of it? I'll talk to Dad (my chauffeur ) about it obed school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Are you sure? Dora was going so well, even after three days she was a little less aggressive. But maybe shes growing out of it? I'll talk to Dad (my chauffeur ) about it obed school.
    If you feel like TOT is working...then keep doing it, but if it constantly causes agruements and your mum giving her food without following the strict rules of TOT...then Dora will have no respect for you.

    I agree with DA...I don't think Dora can be viewed as you dog to be honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Look Masha, no other way ot say this, but the way I see it is that Dora is NOT your dog. Will never be whilst your mother is interfering and butting in all the time.
    (Had other words to say about your mother but deleted them due to respect for you. )
    Yea. THis has reached the point where I will take the $150 out of my account and force it into their hands. The $150 they refuse to take cos they dont want Dora to be fully mine

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    Yes Masha, but paying them the money, will that guarantee you that they leave her alone and in your hands? Personally, I'm doubtful it will make any difference, I'm sorry.

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    Its just so annoying - this dog was bought for me and now mums trying to take her away from all my 'torturing, unnecessary training' so she can love her (read: spoil her rotten, make her into the typical SWF). Im just torn.

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