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Q&A on Raising a Working Puppy
My husband and I will be training a lab puppy to do therapy work. How and when do we introduce our dog to non-handler human interaction in a way that does not undermine your engagement and socialization training?
My real question is what tug is the best for a smaller dog and are there any special training techniques for working such a small slow developing dog?
We have an 8 week old Malinois and a 13 year old mix. We want to cross train the new puppy in a variety of activities, can you suggest materials for us? Also, is the older dog going to mess up our training? Right now she’s in charge of the puppy.
Your DVDs have set us up with a wonderfully trained dog. We're debating on doing more with our dog, but I'm not sure if I will be able to maintain such a high level of training long-term. Is it a bad idea to play tug, get her into bite work if I never plan on having her go to the level of meeting a handler?
My new pup will be trained in Schutzhund. Should the pup be allowed to interact with immediate family members when inside my home?
We’ve been raising our dog for protection work and following Raising a Working Puppy. When we go on vacation next month, I doubt our dog sitter will keep our dogs from playing together & I doubt she’ll just feed him and not interact with him. Will this undo all our hard work?
At what age should a Schutzhund puppy be introduced to burlap?
How much of a difference does delaying training impact the overall results?
At what age should puppies start to run?
Should I keep my 8 month old GSD away from group classes or should we participate even if it means a whole lot of corrections with the prong?
I have a question in regards to teaching tricks (sit pretty, roll over, ect) to puppies that are in protection sport training.
I have a 2 year old GSD that is almost ready for her BH title, but she becomes too aggressive with the handler/decoy on purpose. Any ideas on how to fix this?
What age is it acceptable to allow your GSD to jog with you? Engage in jumping outside of what he would normally? Lastly, does tie out work effect your puppy'ss joints?
We have a very small female puppy and are working with her to encourage prey drive as a start for protection. What tug is the best for a smaller dog and are there any special training techniques for working such a small slow developing dog?
How does a person socialize a puppy to be a therapy dog?
I am in the process of buying a pup. I've been informed that the pup is long haired. Can I still show and breed her?
I currently have 2 dogs and want to add a working puppy in the next 6 months. I have some questions about having 3 dogs and my plans to live with them.
Do you think you will ever make a DVD that helps you introduce the 'Ellis Method' to an already trained adult dog?
I am planning on purchasing a new pup in the future. I am concerned that my current dog's fear and dog aggression will somehow rub off on the pup. How can I prevent this from happening?
I soon will be getting a GSD pup which I intend to train and use for SAR work. I am receiving conflicting information as to how the dog should be raised on a day to day basis.


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