Not sure I can give you 100% sound advice because of two reasons:
1. I’ve been slacking a bit on the training.
2. I’m not a full time dog trainer yet.
Nevertheless, we have 6 dogs (all except one rescues with their own past) and I’ve had as many as 13 dogs at home a few months ago (fostering some rescues, which gradually became less…[Read more]
Fear aggression, dominance aggression, defense What? Can’t put my finger on it.
Will be taking possession in 10 days if it doesn’t seriously hurt some one before then. Was going to be put down 4 days ago, if vet told them neutering wouldn’t fix him, until I said I would take it.
Try to get most relevant information, can’t give full yet.
Thanks for the additional thoughts Kim.
One of the reasons I have been looking for a trainer is to have the facilities, to be able to create the scenarios where the unwanted reactivity can be focused on directed activity.
It just seemed odd courses taken before protection work could alter a dogs temperament.
I understand the liability issue. I…[Read more]
My understanding is you want to provide the dog with an outlet behaviour you’ve identified as relevant for him. And that curtailing unspecific reactivity (not relevant to you or unwanted) with directed reactivity (relevant and wanted) could be a potential source of confidence and protection asset.
Here are some thoughts on your…[Read more]
Addendum: I understand an adult should always be in charge of any dog. not just a protection trained dog, but if the training doesn’t provide a stable enough dog to have children in the home, how could we trust it to have grandkids over without it being kenneled making its presence ineffectual?
I finally had a call back from a trainers assistant, and told requirements for them to take us as a client, and like to see if it is common. The trainer, who is said to have been training dogs for over 30 years, is supposed to call in next couple days. First one who called back once I said dogs were already obedience trained. I was upfront we…[Read more]
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