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Q&A on Basic Obedience
I just adopted a 1 year old male German Shepherd and am wondering if the Basic Obedience course is right for me or if I should be looking at a different course.
Does the Heeler's Toolbox course address the challenges presented training small dogs? I have a 10 lb Bichon.
My dog is overly friendly and wants to say hi to everyone she sees. I want to compete in obedience with her, how many times a day should I work on engagement to see a difference in her behavior?
Our 9 week old Malinois puppy lies down or bites the leash when we try to get him to walk with us. The more we pull the more aggravated the situation gets. Your advice would be appreciated.
I'd like to teach my dog to retrieve all kinds of items, like keys. Do you have a video that shows how to do that?
My dog runs out to the dumbbell and touches it instead of retrieving it. I don't want to stop working on the send away but I am not sure what to do.
I am interested in purchasing the Training the Retrieve Michael Ellis DVD. If I am not familiar with marker training, will I need to to buy 2 DVDs?
I recently purchased the send away DVD and had a question. Do you eventually send the dog out without a target to run to in training?
My dog & I are in training for our CDX and until recently his sits have been straight and beautiful. He has started sitting crooked and repetition has not helped fix this. Do you have any input?
My obedience dog moves his feet and scoots sideways during group sit stays. This started after another dog went after him. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm training my dog for competition obedience and he is trained through utility. He anticipates recalls when my back is turned and breaks when I leave, putting him back in place makes him worse. Do you have any ideas?
Can you give me some tips on how to get my dog to lay down faster?
My dog is motivated in training but when I get to a trial she sniffs and looks away. It looks like she has no motivation in the ring. Do you have any pointers?
My dog tries to follow us when we leave our gated estate. Do you have any ideas on what we could do to stop this behavior?
I have been working on the retrieve and the send away and now when I throw the dumbbell, my female runs out and touches it (like the send away) and wants to come back for her tug reward without the dumbbell. Any input would be appreciated.
Can you tell me how you set up your training sessions?
Are the training rules you use when raising puppies less strict for 30-40 pound dog that will be a family companion only?
I’ve been training my 20 month old GSD for obedience competition and I felt we were ready for the ring. I took her to a 2 day trial last weekend and it was ugly. What am I missing here? Dog shows are not new to her, she’s been shown in conformation and has points.
I'm interested in biking with my GSD, but I'm worried about him lunging and pulling the bike over when he sees a rabbit, fox, deer, etc. What is your experience with this?
My dog is totally disinterested in other people. She'll obey others' commands when I'm in the same room, but becomes withdrawn and slow when I'm not. I'm unsure if this is a problem or not and if it should be corrected.

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