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Is anyone here interested in general obedience training?

I'm thinking maybe we (you!) are all past that and more into special-purpose training..........so just asking!
 

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I guess I think that if people have basic obedience questions, ask away and someone can point them in the right direction.

I do schutzhund obedience but I also do AKC obedience competitions as well. Keeps my dogs' minds sharp :) Getting my 4 year old ready for utility right now :)
 

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I guess I think that if people have basic obedience questions, ask away and someone can point them in the right direction.

I do schutzhund obedience but I also do AKC obedience competitions as well. Keeps my dogs' minds sharp :) Getting my 4 year old ready for utility right now :)
 

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I am interested in OB... but my puppy isn't born yet so I am a little ahead of myself. The litter is due today and I am going crazy waiting. She is moving around a lot and can't get settled so I think it will be soon.

Connie do you know how many days past the due date is normal.

My dad called me up this morning all excited… He said, I had a dream last night that Marsha had her puppies on April 1. I said, really. He said, yeah but the really odd part is that she had kittens. I was like, that's a weird dream, and you sharp folks out there probably know what came next.

April fools. :lol:

Nice to see you here Connie. I always enjoyed reading your posts.

Julia
 

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Julia Tompson said:
I am interested in OB... but my puppy isn't born yet so I am a little ahead of myself. The litter is due today and I am going crazy waiting. ....
OK, I was just wondering, because that's what I'm most focused on for the moment. I'm glad Ingrid is here with competition experience......I have none!

I help with dogs who are lacking in basic OB, and, more often, whose owners are lacking in pack leadership. :lol:
 

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Julia Tompson said:
.........Connie do you know how many days past the due date is normal.
From TalkToTheVet.com:

QUOTE: In dogs, gestation normally lasts 9 weeks (63 days). However, puppies may be delivered between 58 and 68 days. END

Also, I understand that it would be very unlikely to be a litter of kittens.

But I'm not a breeder and have almost zero baby-puppy experience. So let us know if it ends up kittens. :eek: :lol:
 

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Thanks Connie... today is the 60th day since she was AI the first time of two inseminations. I am so ticklishly excited. A healthy mom and pups is my primary concern... but I can't wait!!!!!!!! Another week will put Mike’s pup here before mine and we are in a neck and neck race at this point. :lol:

Are there any OB issues that normally arise for first time moms? I have heard then can become snippy when people approach the pups. Any other issues that are typical?

Thank You!

~ Julie
 

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AKC competition was my first dog training love. I just got back into the AKC ring for the first time since 87. Being retired now, I plan to put every title I can on my dog, at a liesurly old pace, of course. :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: I just forgot how obsessive the AKC ring was about EVERY foot, EVERY sit etc will knock you in points. In the AKC ring, you can have a fantastic performance, yet still flunk with something simple as the dog going around the jump, rather then over it. It all fun to me cause I'm playing with my dog. :wink:
 

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Being a newbie dog trainer, and my GSD bitch not having any pedigree worth
mentioning (happy that she's pure, thought 8) ) I'll be ESTATIC with solid
general obedience training.

Yes, PP training is the route I'm taking, but if Sable's nerves are not genetically
\"there\", O.B. is going to be my upmost goal.

Actually, either way, Sable has brought SO much love into my home, I'd be
just as happy if all she'd ever do is lick my face, and play bringen with my
kids!
 

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Martin Espericueta said:
Being a newbie dog trainer, and my GSD bitch not having any pedigree worth
mentioning (happy that she's pure, thought 8) ) I'll be ESTATIC with solid
general obedience training.

Yes, PP training is the route I'm taking, but if Sable's nerves are not genetically
\"there\", O.B. is going to be my upmost goal.

Actually, either way, Sable has brought SO much love into my home, I'd be
just as happy if all she'd ever do is lick my face, and play bringen with my
kids!
Hear this, Bob Scott!?

Yes, Martin, me too. My dogs are well-trained - good obedience - but I loves learning refined or additional tweaks or better ways of teaching the basics.

If you go to the threads here
http://www.workingdogforum.com/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=2
I am seeing obedience commands coming up.
 

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Being a trainer for law enforcement, I've always felt that obedience was the foundation and should precede almost everything. Once a solid foundation is built, control during bitework etc seems a lot easier.

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My pup's breeder requires in her adoption contract that her pups recieve at LEAST basic obedience training. I believe it is imperative for all dogs to recieve basic obedience just to start them off on the right foot that you, and your family, are more dominant. Of course, maintenance of this training is just as essential.
 
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