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surchinmy
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Nov 27, 2004, 6:51 PM


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

WOW ... 13yrs old ... wonderful ... !!!

Try the reconditioning if you wish ... but no stressing him or yourselves out ... Just enjoy everyday with him ...

The environment, sequence of training & treating (timing of treating) in basic/normal training ... can be different from that in re-conditioning ...

For example:

For basic/normal training ... ... You will begin training in a quiet environment, where the dog has no distraction & focuses on you ... And the once the dog obeys the command/signal or performs a training sequence - you then immediately praise & treat ...

For reconditioning ... You generally will want to teach/train in the environment that contains the distraction, or the environment that brings out the undesired trait ... AND you will be giving the praise & treat with a different timing ...

Say you are trying to recondition your dog not to be so hyper when other dogs approach him ... You will try and recreate the same situation during training ... for example: by getting a friend to walk a dog and participate in the training ...

(a) As your friend & dog approaches your dog but JUST BEFORE before your friend/dog enters your dog's area of sensitivity & just before your dog starts to gets hyper ... and as long as your dog stays calm ... you start giving praise & treat ...

As the other dog approaches ... you can also command your dog to 'sit' or 'stay' or some such ... and if your dog ignores the stranger/dog in the distance and obeys the command ... you also IMMEDIATELY praise & treat ...

And you take this training in stages ... very slowly ... over days & weeks ... and by that means - you gradually recondition/desensitise your dog to strange dogs ...

Read the suggested thread above - and you will know what I mean.

But reconditioning can be a very slow process ...

And in the case of your Collie - it may also be beneficial/useful to find a friend with a very steady dog with good dog communication skills to play with your Collie ... and in that process teach & help refine your Collie's dog communication skills ... That will help your Collie better communicate his intentions in a more subtle & successful way to other dogs ... thus, avoiding difficult situations ...

All the best ...


(This post was edited by surchinmy on Nov 27, 2004, 6:55 PM)


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