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Celia & Vollie Dock Diving

Celia & Vollie Dock Diving

Leerburg sponsored our friend, Celia Dunmore & her dog Vollie, in dock diving. This is her 3rd place Pro Finals Jump. This 10 year old girl is going to make a big splash in the sport.

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Leerburg Q&A
Ask your training question here

Question: We have chosen not to get our female spayed. How do you handle a female in heat?

Hi.

Can you point me to any articles or eBooks, or give me some advice on how to handle a young female in heat. This is her third heat and we've handled it so far, but we just got turned on to your videos and methods and philosophies and we would like to learn how to handle this right. We have chosen not to have her spayed, as we plan on getting one litter out of her, probably this time next year, when she'll be two and a half years old.

Thank you for your time, and thank you for the great teaching.

Cindy's Response:

I’m not sure what you mean about handling her during her heat?

Do you mean training or just daily living?

Cindy Rhodes

More Information:

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for getting back to me. I need a bit of advice on both aspects and I wondered how you handle your dogs when they are in heat. How do you handle the daily living and do you make any adjustments to training?

Thanks for your time and advice. I really appreciate it.

Answer:

Well, I don’t let my females have access to my male dogs unless I want them bred. I may kennel them a bit more if I don’t want blood all over the house. You can also use the dog diapers.

I also really follow the lead of the female. Some of them behave normally and can continue training as usual. Others may be a bit distracted or “hormonal” in which case I simply take a break from training during their cycle. Realize that the same dog can vary in their behavior from one heat cycle to the next so I really just pay attention to the demeanor and behavior they show me.

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Breeding.

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I just wanted to send another thank you. I recently had to put one of my German Shepherds down due to health problems. It was very sad, of course, but I know that we had good years together we wouldn't have had if I hadn't learned how to communicate with him.

You see, he was completely out of control and I thought I would have to put him down. Through some act of grace, I found your website and ordered videos and learned how to communicate with him.

Thanks for all you do for dogs. I am so grateful for the time I had with him -- which was enjoyable because of what I learned from you.

The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers Comes to Leerburg in December
Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers goes on the road... Proper Use of the Electric Collar - December 1st & 2nd ...and comes to Leerburg!
The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

In the fall of 2012, Michael Ellis will be moving his school for dog trainers to Santa Rosa, CA. The new location is much larger than his current location and will allow Michael to add additional classes and courses to the curriculum. In early 2013, Michael is planning to add a course for military veterans. This course will be specifically tailored to veterans who are getting out of the military.

Read more for additional information and dates.


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