I have a 1 year old toy poodle and hes great. There is a few small things I would like to correct and want to know what others think.
He's a very alert focused little dog and that at times isn't the best. I would love to let him off leash at parks but he always gets fixated on the grass, twigs and birds. The time we have tried and I call his name he simply doesnt listen. I dont call a hundred times as I know there is no point, in those situations I have simply sat down and waited for him to return.
I will add hes not usually more then 20m away from me he does like to stay fairly close.
I am conserned that he forgets I am there at times, this is why I am considering investing in an E Collar so I can page him, break his concerntration and hopefully he will learn to come back.
At times at friends house he will often pinch Coke bottles if they are empty at the bin, I do make him surrender them camly and I wait for him to walk away but again, I think a simple page when he does these things will help him realize that its not what he sound be doing.
What do others think / use?
Is vibration a good method of enforcment?