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  1. #1

    Default A good example of effective dog training


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    I found this video looking for something else, and thought it was very funny and sad at the same time.

    However, it is a really good example of very effective dog training. The lady in the video has done a excellent job of training her English Mastiff that he doesn't have to listen to her.

    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I think if I had a dog that big I would have taken more time with his obedience training. But then I watched part two and it showed they were just playing around and when she told the dog to get off the bed he did right away without any fuss.
    Last edited by mommy1; 05-18-2014 at 11:14 PM.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    You still have to be careful about how you play with a dog like that. Dominant behaviors can be developed as a result. I had to learn that lesson the hard way many years ago and pay for some private classes with a professional dog trainer to be shown what I was doing wrong and how I need to fix it.

    In the start of her first video, she did start be giving him actual commands like she in the second video. The only difference was in the first one, that lead to some play and in the second one he listened (likely because she used treats). Not a good practice to allow when your dog weights more than you do !!! Nothing wrong with playing with your dog when there are in a playful mood, but a command should be followed.

    You can that video a few different ways I guess because you can't always see the body language which dogs listen to just as much as verbal commands.
    Last edited by Cliff; 05-19-2014 at 12:09 AM.
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    I believe Link's(orDinks?) learned command is "Get DOWN"! For playing she was saying "Get off this bed"

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    Well, I'm not going to get into a big dog psychology debate with you but I have had many different dogs of all sizes, from bigger than me to my 5lb chihuahua. "Play" (notice the quotation marks) with dogs can be a way to maintain dominance over them, and when dogs "play" they growl, and some dogs are more vocal than others. My current dog who is part rhodesian ridgeback and part weimaraner is the most vocal dog I have ever had. He even grumbles in his sleep and so does his litter mate. You just have to win every game, usually this was easier with the chihuahua than it was with my giant schnauzer who weighed 100lbs before he was 9 months old. They do need to know their place in the pack and I do agree treats are not the best way to teach them this.
    Last edited by mommy1; 05-19-2014 at 12:44 AM.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pRED View Post
    I believe Link's(orDinks?) learned command is "Get DOWN"! For playing she was saying "Get off this bed"
    Ah, OK, I missed that part

    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    some dogs are more vocal than others.
    LOL, I know what you mean. Our English Mastiff is the most vocal dog I know. He makes all kinds of growling noises when he plays with his big sister and his dog toys, and even sometimes in his sleep.

    I am sorry if I came off as wanting to debate. I just thought it would make a good topic to talk about as many of us here have dogs as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    I am sorry if I came off as wanting to debate. I just thought it would make a good topic to talk about as many of us here have dogs as well
    No, I was just making it clear that I wasn't trying to start a debate.

    Actually she does tell the dog to "get down" in the beginning of the first video. But the tone of her voice and body posture in the beginning is playful. As Cliff stated dogs read body language and together with the tone of her voice the dog knew she was playing. If you watch the video again you will see the dog is being very playful as well despite the growls. Like I said, some dogs are more vocal than others. You can tell he is being playful by his body language and the tone of his "voice". His butt is in the air, he is spinning and hopping around, and his howls and growls are not as deep as I am sure he can make them. This all shows me they are just playing around. I know when my dog gets serious to because of strangers his barks and growls take on a different tone, they are much deeper and serious, and his posture changes from relaxed (like the dog in the video) to a more firm stance.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Yup

    I guess I just like a different approach. I like to train my dogs to respond only to vocal commands, even when there is no body language to read. Just a different approach which I have got the best results from. More than likely because it is the approach I can be the most constant with.

    I would guess my initial reaction to that video would have been a lot different if that lady was in the video as well.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    ...lol...

    Yesterday I was complaining because all 4 cats decided to sleep with us...I had no room for my legs and had a cat on my head...

    But they do listen when I tell them to get off the bed...
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    yea, having a doberman, i understand the need to being the dominant figure in the house. At this point my dog knows if I look at her a certain way what it means - I actually never need to punish her physically (which makes me happy to not need to do). If she does something wrong I just show my disappointment and it is more effective than yelling at her

    She did something the other day the melted my heart - since we got the new bed she hasn't been allowed to sleep with us, so I always tell her get get out of the room, she'll go downstairs to the couch and sleep.
    Well I get in bed and she comes up to the bed, licks me twice and turns and walks downstairs without me saying anything.... she has done this 3-4 nights in a row :)

    She's kissing me goodnight is what my fiance says

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