Hello Sue and Jadee,
> Now the question:
> Has anyone had any problems with those coming undone under
Oh, oh. Wrong question. The question should be, ''should my dog be
pulling on her collar?"
> I'm not talking a normal, non pulling walk, but a "look mom,
> a cat.. I'm saying the heck with manners and sproinggggg... I'm at
> the end of the leash" . It seems pretty strong to me.
Most people don't tell me ''my dog is all trained, but she won't
behave, she pulls on the lead and chases cats."
> Do they hold up to the occassional jolt of a 70 lb lab on a flexi
Oh, oh. Wrong question again. Mostly I'm concerned with the dog
holding up to the occasional jolt of a dog on a fif*** foot lead.
> I'd hate to have her collarless, and tagless while collarless. Her
> recall isn't 100% yet, but that's another post.
Oh, oh. Wrong question again. If the dog does not come everytime the
first time he's called, he hasn't learned the come command.
> Sue and Jadee
I think you're asking the right questions. Instead of worrying about
forcing control and making her behave, focus on teaching her to be
calm and relaxed, and to instantly come to you the first time you
call. It should take just a couple of hours work to get everything to
happen as it should, but you can't do it with muscle... Jerry.
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judge things by reason's way, not by popular say." Montaigne
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"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems
of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the
simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to
admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in
explaining to colleagues, proudly taught to others, and which
they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their
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If you have to do things to your dog to train him, that you would
rather not have to do, then you shouldn't be doing them. If you
have a dog trainer that tells you to jerk your dog around, ***
him, pinch his ears, or twist his toes, shock, shake, slap, scold,
hit, or punish him in any manner, that corrections are
appropriate, that the dog won't think of you as the punisher,
or that corrections are not harmful, or if they can't train your
dog to do what you want, look for a trainer that knows Howe.
Wits' End Dog Training
Nature, to be mastered, must be obeyed.
There are terrible people who, instead of solving a problem,
bungle it and make it more difficult for all who come after. Who
ever can't hit the nail on the head should, please, not hit at all.
The abilities to think, rationalize and solve problems are learned
The Wits' End Dog Training Method challenges the learning
centers in the dogs brain. These centers, once challenged,
develop and continue to grow exponentially, to make him smarter.
The Wits' End Dog Training method capitalizes on praising split
seconds of canine thought, strategy, and timing, not mindless
hours of forced repetition, constant corrections, and scolding.