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Old 03-16-2015, 10:06 AM
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Ok. One last post before my long commute. Make sure that you read until the end of this thread!

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Thanks!!!! Am going to get reading
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Loving the sound of the SMART x 50
Thank you.

What snack can he have 50
Of I wonder.. Chicken breast cut into tiny cubes maybe? He looooves chicken.
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Loving the sound of the SMART x 50
Thank you.

What snack can he have 50
Of I wonder.. Chicken breast cut into tiny cubes maybe? He looooves chicken.
Some dogs are plenty motivated if you just use their ordinary kibble in a training situation. My dog finds kibble coming out of my hand infinitely more exciting than coming out of a bowl. I prefer to use kibble when I can (normal training in a low distraction area such as my house) and save the higher value stuff for when I really need it. You can also buy training treats such as Zukes and cut them into even tinier pieces. I use itty bitty morsels for training... dogs don't know the difference between a half treat and a whole treat! Real meat stuff like tiny chicken breast pieces and cut up hot dogs are the bees knees for dogs! Bring those out when you're looking to give them a super reward! You can use them on a daily basis, but I like having a hold back super yummy food for when I really need it Either way, just keep whatever treats you use tiny, and cut back his regular kibble a bit if he's getting too heavy from all the treats.
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Thanks. Feelings so much more
Positive now. He is a lovely boy, I just need to remember he is a puppy. And a teenage puppy too.

maybe I can train my kids at the same time?!

Thanks all, sorry for being such a stresser. Starting to think I might be a control freak!...
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Thanks. Feelings so much more
Positive now. He is a lovely boy, I just need to remember he is a puppy. And a teenage puppy too.

maybe I can train my kids at the same time?!

Thanks all, sorry for being such a stresser. Starting to think I might be a control freak!...
All of us with puppies have been there! It's enormously stressful, but you'll get through it. Getting input from other dog lovers that have gone through the same thing can relieve a lot of the stress.

Definitely involve the kids in the dog training if they're old enough! Brittanies are super motivated to learn and please their people. I was 10 when we got our Brittany. My parents were the ones who took him to obedience classes, but I ended up doing most of his training on my own. It was good for the dog to learn basic obedience, practice it with all members of the family, and I felt really good teaching the dog all of that stuff at a young age. It also helps the kids take some stake in the dog's care. Even if it's only 5 minutes of them teaching him "sit" and "down" it can be great for everyone!
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Rank doesn't cross his mind? This goes against everything I have read about dogs and their position in the pack / family.
Your dogs are part of a family not a pack. Time to get a new book what you have is out dated. Dogs are very social and need others to be happy. Keep him in you room so he has company and so you know when he needs to go out. A great book to get is don't shoot the dog by Karen Prior. You will learn how to positively train your dog to do what you want. She is the pioneer in clicker training. Its easy and effective. Teach your dog what you want instead of what you don't.
Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training: Karen Pryor: 9780553380392: Amazon.com: Books Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training: Karen Pryor: 9780553380392: Amazon.com: Books
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