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Training My Dog 4/29/09

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I was just strolling along with Rocky, my golden retriever, and we walked to the school yard near my home, to play around & of course so I can get some exercising accomplished.
When a woman came up to me, who was a distance from me & said , I see you telling your dog what to do & he does everything you tell him.

How did you teach him to obey you the way he does. She said my dog does not listen to me at all. I told her I spent many hours with him since he was 5 months old. He now is 3 yrs. old.
I told her it's like teaching a child, you keep repeating yourself & do one thing at a time over & over. As soon as I saw he knew what I taught him, I moved on to something else.
Before my DH & I got my dog, (we were waiting for his mother to give birth) I went to the library, & got books out & I signed up 0n-line to "Dog Whisper", the TV dog trainer, & got info on how to teach your dog. Then when he was born, I got him at 5 months old when the Mother dog weaned him & the rest is history.

I'm not bragging here, but I must say, he's very intelligent. When I tell him things or ask him something, you can see he's thinking about what I just said. He's amazing for a pet.

I have trained two of my neighbors dogs & taught the dogs a couple of things. The whole thing is, you have to be consistent & patient with them. I tell you they are just like children.
Parents spend time with the children, why not the same with a animal.
Believe me, spend time & you get results.

This is Bruno, I trained him to listen better & taught him to retrieve.
This dog is very high strung, but I managed to teach him to obey his owner. She can't thank me enough. I enjoyed every minute of it.

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    I think it's great that you put all that effort in to Rocky and made him the well behaved and obvously devoted pet he is.
    Not many owner would go to those lengths- all that reading up-and when I see how some owners treat their pets I could scream.
    Great that you've trained some of your neighbours dogs for them too-that was kind of you,
    4368 days ago
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