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What toys and training aids do you like to use when training a working puppy from 8 weeks old?
Even though my youngest dog so far has been almost two, I'll still jump in here and say YES! It was a great day when I figured out that the attachment of me and the toy in the dog's brain was vital to me.Bob Scott said:Rag on a rope. Toy on a rope. The rope is the key for me.
Example: If you toss a ball for the dog, the dog runs and gets the ball. He now has his reward, and unless he's very people orientated, he no longer needs you. With the rag, toy, kong, etc on the rope, his interaction (tugging) with me is the reward. I want the dog to realize that all good things are WITH me, not just FROM me......
An old canvas \"carhart\" type coat works best for me with little pups.They cant usually bite through it.Julia Tompson said:Really good advice here. I will have to try out most of the suggestions when the time comes. I like the idea of using human clothing. That makes a lot of sense and is cheap too.