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surchinmy
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Nov 27, 2004, 8:02 AM


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Re: [Wolfie] Keeping a 13 year old in line


Do you mean a 13month old collie? ... Because, seriously - if your dog is 13years old - I'd really suggest leaving him be and let him go enjoy life as he desires ...
If I had a 13year old dog as active as yours ... I'd just let him be as active as he wants ... Angelic

Generally ... as a breed Collies can be a little over the top ... they are by nature, friendly, active ... and very smart ... they are working dogs after all ...

So, I guess your Collie mix is just staying true to one part of his lineage ...

Back to your query ...

Your dog doesn't sound aggressive ... just over enthusiastic more likely ... and as you correctly surmised - maybe a little lacking in socialisation ... which accounts for his over the top behaviour around other dogs ... and perhaps rough edged doggie language ...

But therein lies you difficulty ... if he remains uncontrollable, then attempts at socialisation will be difficult and/or stressful, and he remains hyper and requires socialisation - a cycle without an apparent break ...

Check out the thread below ...

www.puppy.com.my/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=108691;search_string=reconditioning%20;#108691

The thread sets out a step by step method on how to re-condition a dog a difficult dog ...

Just read & distil the basic methodology & principles - modify and apply according to your circumstances ...

When it comes to treats ... sometimes with a dog who is easily distracted ... you will have to (a) learn to properly time the offering of the treat ... and equally important (ii) ... finding a treat that the dog thinks is irresistible ... freshly cooked or boiled liver (smells horrid) - is a common favourite ... frankfurter is another ... And few dogs can resist a good fatty cheese sausage ...

As for teaching a dog to obey a command ... That is basically an issue of consistency and properly grounding a command until the dog obeys "instinctively" ... If a dog does not obey a command because of distraction, then usually its because the training is either not consistent or regular enough ... and/or the dog has not been trained in sufficiently varied environments & conditions ...

Get a good dog training manual ... and start basic training or re-train ...

Cheers



(This post was edited by surchinmy on Nov 27, 2004, 8:09 AM)


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