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August 11, 2014
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Eezwalker Harness

Eezwalker Harness

The Eezwalker Harnesses were designed for all breeds of dogs. The Eezwalker harness is a soft easy to wear harness designed for comfort and security. This harness works well for many dog activities such as jogging, no-pressure dog walking, puppy training, tracking scent work, fly ball, frisbee, biking, and agility just to mention a few.



Leerburg's Online Basic Dog Obedience Course

The question is where do I start? This course has been great in so many ways. One of the most important aspects of balanced dog training that I have learnt from this course that applies in my own situation is that I need to be consistent with the correction. It is so easy to one time, make them mind and the next time let something slide. I have 3 dogs (2 German Shepherds and one rescue dog.) I have learnt that management is a huge part of being a responsible dog owner. I have learnt how to determine if the dog really knows the command 110% and I have learnt that without realizing what I was doing I am good at seeing the temperament of a dog.

I really like the way this was put together. Seeing the videos is almost as good as being there. I found myself talking to you and Cindy. In the video where you were teaching impulse control with your dog I laughed out loud at her. She was so quick at figuring out what was wanted of her. Very smart dog. Ed, I think you were meant to teach. You teach in a way the makes it very easy to understand.

One of the most helpful and important parts of this course is that it has given me the knowledge to be able to ask the right questions of any prospective trainers I might get involved with. Had this course been offered a year ago it would have kept my oldest shepherd and I out of the bad experience we encountered with a local kennel club. We had no business being in the class because we did not have strong engagement and the instructor was inexperienced and lacked the knowledge she should have had to be teaching the class in the first place.

I have taken several courses and gotten bits and pieces out of them but your course has made it all come together for me. It has given me the confidence that I am capable of teaching my own dogs the basics. I am so looking forward to taking other courses that you are going to be offering. As someone else said through this course I have come to feel as if I know you and Cindy and I thank all of you for the opportunity to take this course.

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Question: My 2 year old dog needs to be crated when I am not home because he will destroy things and it makes me feel like a bad owner. I will be purchasing an ecollar, would it be ok to use it to teach him what he's not allowed to grab?

Hello,

I have a two year old Belgian Malinois that I'm currently in the process of training.

My only problem is that I literally can't keep him unsupervised without him getting into trouble. My yard is fenced in and I have to make sure there is nothing he can destroy when he goes outside. A table, chairs, etc.

Because of this, I have to keep him in a crate when I'm not home or even when I leave the house just for a few minutes which makes me feel like a bad pet owner. So far, nothing has seemed to be working to stop him from being destructive and I am desperate. He gets plenty of exercise daily.

I will be purchasing an E-collar as I've been doing extensive research on the product and feel it would be useful for other parts of my training, but would it be wrong to also use it to teach him what he's not allowed to grab?

Thank you

Cindy's Response:

When you have a dog like this I would suggest continuing with supervision and confinement. You can use an ecollar when you are there, but it's highly unlikely to carry over to being able to leave him loose without supervision especially if he's 2 years old. He's likely had enough repetitions of being destructive to override any type of correction when you are not there. He may also be doing this because he's anxious about being alone in which case corrections will amplify the anxiety.

I would continue to use the crate when you can't watch him.

Don't feel bad about confining him. Unfortunately there are quite a few dogs out there that simply haven't earned the right to be loose without direct supervision. It's much better to crate him than to let him destroy things.

Cindy Rhodes

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