02-01-2015, 10:36 PM
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Calgary, AB
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Training mistakes you would avoid with your SD if you could
I am in the process of getting a GSD puppy who I will be training as my mobility assistance service dog. I trained my last partner (who I lost in October) and I am looking forward to a whole new adventure with this new dog. But there are definitely some things I will do differently, and some things I will avoid entirely.
Right now I think my top two are starting from day one, since I didn't know right away that Declan would be a service dog and avoiding contact with dogs with bad habits. I let Declan have contact with a garbage dog and after a year and a half of no clue, suddenly he thought garbage was grand.
Those of you who owner train, do you have any thoughts on things you would do differently or avoid if you had it to do over again?