• Daria Rylkova Rylkova

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    October 31, 2019 at 10:52 am
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    Hi Lara,

    To find out the breed, you can always do a genetic test. Here is a review of 3 different brands: https://www.caninejournal.com/dog-dna-tests-reviews/

    However, if your dog is a mix of a lot of different breeds, going back several generations, the test will tell you that she’s a mix. So it may not give you a clear answer. Just looking at her picture, it looks like Pepper is a mix of herding and livestock guardian. If you know the basic breed type and can compare to common breeds in the area that she came from, you already have quite a lot of information, without knowing exact breed. Does she have protective instincts? Are there differences in her behavior when she’s at home vs out of the home?

    For training, there isn’t one correct order. I think it’s easier if you start with charging the marker, then teaching to pay attention, sit, leash manners, place/climb, leave it, down etc. You can also work on multiple behaviors in the same day, but I would recommend doing it in separate sessions, when you’re first working on new behaviors.