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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

11/27/2011 7:20:54 AM

good article, thank you

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Peggy   Norridge, IL

5/15/2011 1:07:45 PM

I can't seem to find any information on how to train an older female dog who hss been in a puppy mill breeding all her 7 years of life. For the most part she is potty trained but when she needs to go she will wet on the carpet or sometimes poop. When I walk her outside I need to leave a lot of time until she finds just the right spot to deficate. She doesn't seem to know how to let me know she needs to go out. I take her out regularlly three tmes a day but sometimes she has to go before we get outside and does so in the house. I let her know that is not acceptable by scolding her and she will hang her head and give me the sad eyes. What am I doing wrong. I've had her six months and when first got her, she was not leash trained.

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janet   bethlehem, PA

10/27/2010 4:23:57 AM

good article, thanks

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lonewolf   manhattan, NY

12/17/2009 9:14:12 AM

Very good article. I agree with the author. I disagree with one comment left.There is no reason to correct the dog. Correction is an old method and it has been proven time and time again that rewards for wanted behavior is the way to go not corrections. The real issue is to be able to form a plan to lead the dog away from unwanted behavior without correction. This is done by a well though out traing plan. Hard to do I
know.
I have experience with several adopted dogs. The adopted dog I have currently was very agressive and had already killed two other dogs in fights. She now comes right away when called and is less and less in her own world and she is becoming very
managable.
Never have I corrected this dog once, only reward training. IT WORKS!!!!!!

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janet   bethlehem, PA

12/15/2009 4:36:16 AM

good article thanks

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Mike   babylon, NY

11/20/2009 6:38:54 AM

Unfortunately to me, this article comes across mainly as a forum for the treat
trainers.
To pretend that no corrections are ever required in dog training is simplistic, naive and a disservice to the
reader.
Obedience is not a trick. It could be vitally important and under certain conditions and the dogs life could depend on
it.
If the dog works for no more than treats, thats the level of his obligation, as evidenced by the example in the article that spoke to the dog not wanting a treat if he is allowed to walk forward. Walking forward was more important to the dog than a treat, as could wanting to run across the street when he found himself free of his leash, and your screaming helplessly for him to
'stay'.
Think about that.

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janet   bethlehem, PA

4/15/2009 4:32:18 AM

very interesting thanks for the information

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janet   bethlehem, PA

11/8/2008 3:52:57 PM

good article thanks

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