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  1. Collar or harness for leash training?

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    Hi! My family and I are bringing home our st bernard/bernese mountain pup in a few weeks and I've been doing lots of research so we can give him the best life. We've decided on crate training and adding baby gates so we can gradually give him more access to the house. I'll also be tether/leash...
  2. Can't train dog to heel - He doesn't pull - Not food motivated

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all. I have a 1 year 5 month old retriever mix. We have had him since he was 9 months old and from the start we were hoping to train him to walk well and eventually be an off-leash dog. We live in an apartment so we go on two walks a day and since the day we got him we have worked on heeling...
  3. How does a super frustrated-not-a-dog-person help SO with training terrified dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm going to start this post controversially I am now the co-owner of two dogs that I do NOT like 80% of the time - I already had a dog, that I love. She's very small, her shedding is negligable due to her size, she understands what down means, she doesn't chew on things ever (I can't claim...
  4. Help! my dog is stubborn and aggressive towards me!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a bipolar rascal! He is Dobi, 1.3-year-old 40kg West/East Siberian Laika Cross. Ever since we got him at 3 months old he has been a handful behavior wise. He is obedient and very kind natured when he wants to be but he is just extremely stubborn and hard headed. So the thing is, he draws...
  5. My hound/spaniel mix puppy is having NEW leash problems - help please!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all. I posted last week about my new rescue pup (we think she's about 10 months) who was too scared and distracted on walks to go potty. Good news - she's got this potty thing down, for the most part! She's finally comfortable enough to go several times a day and even uses one little...
  6. Stopping leash pulling in a 12 y/o dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone! I just joined this site because I don't know where else to ask--though I hope to go through and maybe help others as well. My dog, Krystal, is extremely well behaved in most ways; never aggressive, knows commands, comes when called, etc. She barks unnecessarily sometimes, but the...
  7. I have had no luck training my dog on the leash. please help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a English springier spaniel/lab mix who is what feels like impossible to train. I have tried giving treats every time but she began to assume she would always get a treat. after that i tried to mix it up and not always give her a treat but always giving affection. That only worked for...
  8. How did you teach your dog to walk on a leash?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have had 7 dogs, and never really had a problem with them pulling on the leash. But the one I have now, the one called "Rex" I had alot of problems walking on the leash, he pulled all the time and it even stated hurting my shoulders walking with him. This takes away the joy of walking your...
  9. Groot's Training Journal

    Training Journal
    I've decided I want to start a journal so I can look back and recognize if/when I have made progress is training Groot. Groot is 4 months 1 Day old and we just finished with his puppy vaccinations a week ago so he is good to go outside now. He knows to come when his name is called, but he has...
  10. Treats not working for heel training!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone! I'm rather new here and am glad there's a place I can go to for positive advice for my pups. I'm the only one in my family (extended and all) that has dogs so insight is hard to come by. Other than internet searches, of course. My 1.5 year old Lab/Hound/Pit mix (Kali) is a...
  11. Hyper pup with roomates

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I need some help. I have a 6 month Vizsla who has a lot of energy! When my roomates get home, he absolutely loses it. He goes crazy. Jumps, runs around in circles, zumies, jumps from couch to couch, etc. I've started putting him on a leash upon their arrival. This has helped a bit...
  12. 2 yr old beagle adopted from shelter, can't walk on leash

    Housetraining
    Hi, so I just adopted a 2 yr old beagle from the animal shelter yesterday, but I'm not sure how to housetrain him. The employee said that he appears housetrained, but I want to help him refresh his memory and start a daily routine. He is currently in his crate sleeping right now, but once it's...
  13. Pulling on Leash- Nothing works!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We got our lab/boxer/pitbull, Stella, about 9 months ago and we've been struggling with walking her ever since. We started with just a simple leash and collar, but we quickly realized we needed something more to help control her. We first tried the gentle leader, then reluctantly moved on to the...
  14. Pikel stops and sits on walks?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, My husband and I have a 6-7 month old pitbull/boxer? mix? who we rescued about two and a half weeks ago. He's overall doing pretty well at most things. The biggest thing we're working on right now is leash training/walking. He's been doing pretty well with that (I'm using the "be a tree"...
  15. Cody runs away when off his leash... sometimes

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi - we adopted our dog, Cody, a little over a year ago when he was 2 1/2-3 years old. He was abused and was incredibly timid and insecure when we found him at the shelter - he's the sweetest dog I've ever met and has transformed into a happy, confident, well-socialized dog. His biggest problem...
  16. 3 yr old stafford terrier needs training

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I recently took in a 3yr old blue nose pit bull from a friend because he couldn't keep it anymore. He was an old roommate, and while I lived with him all the people in the house loved the dog immensely; as a result he is very loving and friendly (the most non-agressive pit I know). When I take...
  17. Difficult (and old) Rhodesian Ridgeback

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi guys. :) I've been reading the threads in here for the last week or so, and I've got to say- they've been extremely helpful! We have this Rhodesian Ridgeback who is about eight years old. My parents bought her from a pet shop (ick!) when she was a puppy, and I don't think they researched the...
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