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    hi there yes, i'm in Perth (gosnells area) buckley isn't very good with walking on the lead yet. very easily distracted and likes to plonk himself on the ground and refuse to get back up until i physically lift him back up. very annoying! we're only doing a small walk around the block at the moment. he's starting pre school tomorrow so hopefully we get some tips there.

    a dog walking partner sounds good though. he definitely needs all the socialisation he can get. i introduced him to my sisters 13 week old jap. spitzxcavalier the other day and buckley was really mean to her! i hope he's not the bully at preschool!

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    If it were me and we were in an enclosed area, I'd just drop the lead and walk off. He'd get the idea that you were serious about leaving him there pretty soon

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    hi brittany, i have tried loosening the lead and waiting for him to get back up but sometimes it takes more time than i have. i know you shouldn't pull the lead to make him come but sometimes that's the only thing that works with him. i used to rattle the keys to get his attention but that only worked well for a few days. he seems to walk better when my partner comes along with us but there is a lot of kids in the neighbourhood and he always drops when he spots them . grrrr.

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    Maybe you should try clicker training him to walk with you. Here is a video with info on how to get started with the clicker - YouTube - Introduction to ClickerTraining - PART 1 (by Honey the Great Dane)

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    What a cutie! I agree with a pit x just because I also have one and I see similarities (except mine has a red nose instead of the black).
    I do see Ridgeback in their too though, looks heaps like a couple Ridgies at my puppy school. With Ridgie crosses they do not always come up with a ridge. My older girl has Ridgeback in her and has a sister from the same litter with a full blown ridge but she doesn't have one so it isn't guaranteed that the ridge will come out at all.
    He is gorgeous enjoy him, sure you will get him walking soon enough.

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    Hi
    A short sharp gentle but firm tug on Bosses lead i found worked well when he plonked himself down on the ground, Like i would with my kids, No im in charge, come on, this way... It was just like my 2 yr old trying to be in charge... Yea the protests and boundry pushing didnt work LOL
    Also lots of treats and encouragement.
    I am also in love with his Halti collar.
    How did you go with puppy school?

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    Preschool was great! we all really enjoyed ourselves. Buckley befriended a GORGEOUS mountain dog! Only 6 of us in the class, with pups on the leash the whole time. They were allowed playtime at the end and buckley mostly behaved himself. I was a little worried because buckley and a boxer pup were jumping all over each other and biting but the trainer assured me it was good play as they were taking turns in trying to crush each other!

    Last week one of his ears dropped, and yesterday the other followed suit. Have a look at the difference, comapred to my original photos

    Last edited by tiff-689; 04-18-2011 at 12:07 PM.

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    He's growing into a very handsome dog.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    In a couple of months I think he'd be a good wrestling match for my dog. He already looks like a little tank.

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    little tank indeed! last week he knocked the steel sliding security door right off its tracks. The force of that didn't even slow him down!

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