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  1. Off Leash Training/ Bolting

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey everyone! I have a 7 year old yorkie that I've trained to be off leash since he was a puppy. I always try to keep him engaged and have never had problems with him bolting to chase animals, other dogs or people. I also tend to stop and have him sit next to me when other's pass on the trail...
  2. Dog exhibits selective aggression when off leash; looking for advice

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Sorry this is so long! I am new to the forum here and looking for advice related to one of our dogs exhibiting what seems to be selective aggression when off leash. Here is the background: We adopted a rescue dog 2 years ago (neutered male, mixed breed, 25 lbs, approx 8 yrs old). Then 6 months...
  3. Ecollar Training Yes or No

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 8 month old mini goldendoodle. She knows all of her commands very well but only wants to do them for treats. I wanted to start layering in low level ecollar training to reinforce the commands. I also want to train her to have a good recall and to hold heal off leash. Is this a good...
  4. Am I a jerk? Stepping in other dog's water bowls at the park

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Am I doing something wrong here? Genuinely, let me know if there's something I can/should be doing... Occasionally my 2 year old dog steps in other dogs water bowls. Steps in them. Making them dirty. It seems relatively rare. But, he does it quite intentionally. Most people brush it off as a...
  5. off-leash training; What about streets??

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog will follow me anywhere; unless we are near the house. He loves going for walks, but only after we're beyond his knowledge of how to get home, which is about a block radius in every direction. and what about streets? He doesn't know any commands like come, stop, stay, etc and it will...