Dog Training

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  1. Lemmy

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    My "new" 1.5 year old 86 pound Akita mix is pretty much recovered from his "nut cut" so now it's time to get him with the program. I've always had small sissy dogs so as long as they didn't use the house as a litter box and came when I called them I didn't spend much time on obedience training. You can only cause so much trouble at 9 pounds.

    Anyway Brody is a sweet/gentle boy. He will sit/stay but is easily distracted and gets a little crazy. On a leash he is not too bad but has pulling issues if he gets interested in something. He also, apparently, wants to shred my barn cats when he lays eyes on them.....that we never be able to fix which is fine. His only other issue is that he's had "submissive peeing" incidents and the way he acts I think that pre rescue whoever had him was heavy handed. I think as Brody gets more comfortable the submissive peeing will stop so I'm not too worried about that.

    I know different dogs respond to different training, as do owners, but it can't hurt to hear what methods/equipment worked for y'all.
     
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    Submissive peeing?

    Stevie will love this
     
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    I'm so happy for both of you. Give him some time but very good, consistent structure. I have found that small dogs are harder to house train than larger dogs. I'm a fan of training rewards to the point of embarrassment :facepalm: especially for a rescue since they have experienced some not so great situations and stress exacerbates submissive peeing.
    Please take pics Lem :snoopy:
     
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    Spread some of your delicious pee around the yard ~ schmoopy
     
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    I'm looking for dog trainers now.. My first dog I did myself.. the bulldog just forget about that.. but My dog well puppy now is a bit of a biter not hard seems like play but i know it's a dom thing.. she don't bite me but she does it with the wife a kid a lot.. so we all have to go to training
     
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    I taught Monty to ring a bell when he has to go out, he has rung the bell 6 times in an hour :facepalm:


    As for training, I use the high praise for good behavior method, I rarely give him treats. I use the choke chain, and repeat, repeat, repeat. He is still very skittish, It's hard right now since it's cold there aren't a lot of people around to desensitize him. But it really is patience, persistence and practice
     
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    My dog knocks on the door when she wants to go out. If I'm not near the door she will come into the room I am in and knock on some furniture to let me know she wants something.
     
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