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New Leerburg
Webboard Coming Soon!

Starting the week of October 31st, we will begin the transition to the new Leerburg Webboard layout. This is part of Leerburg.com's new site-wide redesign. We expect this to be a smooth process, and we'd like to reassure you that no user information or posts will be lost at this time. Although the appearance of the new webboard will be different, the layout and functionality of the new board will remain very similar.

The new board will be integrated with our main site, which means it will be easier to access other features like Leerburg's Video on Demand, our large Q&A database, and all of our products and dog training articles. We've also made it easier for you to keep track of watched topics, forums, and users with the "Watch List" and "Buddy List" features.

We plan to begin making these changes on Monday, October 31st. The webboard will be down for a few hours during this time.

If you would like to test or simply check out the new layout, you can email bobbie@leerburg.com to learn more.

Leerburg's Video-on-Demand
Rental Period Now 12 Months!



Leerburg's Video on Demand Tutorial
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A tutorial on how to use Leerburg's Video on Demand program. We cover the basics on navigating the website, finding free and paid videos, including troubleshooting issues that you may stumble upon. We want you to maximize your experience here on Leerburg's Video on Demand and take advantage of the features we have to offer.

Leerburg's Featured Items!
Prices valid until Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 11:59 pm central time.

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This Week's Leerburg
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Go-Frr Double Play

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Featured Question & Answer

Question: My new pup will be trained in Schutzhund. Should the pup be allowed to interact with immediate family members when inside my home?

Hi Cindy,

Just wondering if you could help me out with a quick question?

I am bringing home my new Malinois pup next week, she will be trained in schutzhund.

I have read through your all of the eBooks on your website and also have quite a few of the DVDs.

I understand that I should not allow strangers interact with or pet my pup, also that she should learn to hold a neutral value towards them. One thing I am confused about though is if (and how) the puppy should be allowed to interact with immediate family members when inside my home? This includes my son, husband and regular visitors.

For example if my mother visits (which she does most days) should I allow her to pet and/or interact with my pup at any level? Or should I crate/pen the pup and ask that she be ignored during the visit?

Thank you.

Cindy's Response:

Only you can decide the level of interaction you want your puppy to have with others. I personally don’t allow people to pet and play with my puppies at first, but it’s a personal decision that is based on the puppy. If I have a puppy that doesn’t seem to care about other people and is naturally focused on me, I allow more interaction. If I have an easily distracted puppy that seeks out attention from anyone and everyone, I limit it.

I use visitors and family members as distractions for engagement work. If you are planning on doing schutzhund I’d highly recommend some of the other Ellis videos that you don’t yet have.

The Power of Training Dogs with Food (the foundation of Michael’s entire system)
The Power of Playing Tug with your Dog
Foundation of Puppy Bite Work
Teaching Protection Skills Without a Decoy

Enjoy the new puppy!

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Raising a Working Puppies.


We get a number of Q&As every week, if you would like to read this weeks's Q&As, click here and check out the 'Recent Questions' section!

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Customer Comments
On Kids & Dog Bites

Thank you so much for the information on this site! My GSD has been growling at my 9 month old daughter for 6 months. I realize now I am lucky to still have both of them alive! My husband and I have always treated Daisy as if she is our daughter. We have made some huge and stupid mistakes in not training her and she is very nervous around the baby, seeming to think a 16 lb child can somehow hurt her! I saw a story on the news tonight about a German shepherd killing a 2 year old and it scared me like you wouldn't believe! I found this site in my state of panic. I will make sure my dog is 110% trained and that my daughter is 110% trained in how to behave around dogs. I love them both so much and it is my job as their mother/owner to keep them both safe! Thank you, again, you have saved 2 lives tonight... probably 3 because I don't know if I could go on living if my beloved family dog killed that baby girl of mine!

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