• Teresa Stanczak

    November 9, 2011 at 6:57 am

    A few more suggestions for you.

    You can make a metal extension of your leash instead of using a full metal leash which can be heavy. This can be done by hooking the end of your leash to a choke chain and then attaching end of the choke chain to a double ended snap and to the collar. [IMG]http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=double+ended+snap&hl=en&prmd=imvns&resnum=2&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=643&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=16225242661080057871&sa=X&ei=mCC6TrX8AcLBgAfU9ejhCA&ved=0CHoQ8wIwAA[/IMG]. You can use this leash setup while working on “out” and “leave it” commands.

    Another plan of action for this behavior is to use an adversive such as citronella spray, or compressed air as follows:
    If he grabs the leash say “Out” (1/2 second pause) –> “No” (1/2 second pause)—> “Out” while spraying compressed air (spray directed away from the dog) or citronella spray aimed at his hind end or belly.
    This is the same command sequence used throughout Foundation Training. To be effective, always repeat this pattern the same way. Never correct on the first time the command is given or on the word “NO”. If he obeys on either of these steps then praise him. If not follow through with repeating the command in addition to the negative motivator.

    Citronella spray is called Spray Shield and is easily found online. Compressed air that I would recommend is called Pet Corrector, and can also be found online or at Petco.

    If there is any chance at him showing aggression toward you then he should be wearing the muzzle.

    Thanks for your interest in Foundation Training. There are already foundation trainers in England and other countries, and hopefully where you are located soon.

    Keep up the hard work!