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Q: What kind of dog training have you had for your dog?

May 12, 2009 | By Midwestwoman | 9 answers | Expired: 1921 days ago

Midwestwoman

I'm not asking for myself, only doing a survey, because I just heard of someone who is taking her dog to a class where the trainer recommended an alpha roll. Please respond by telling me what kind of tools and methods you use to train your dog - choke chain, prong collar, shock collar, alpha roll, positive reinforcement, clicker, etc. Thanks.

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Azzurrapl
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May 12, 2009

I went to Petco and walked out (terrible method used in that store) ... then I went to Petsmart and found out about Dr. Dunbar - now I am at St. Huberts and they use positive training according to Dr, Dunbar and others. I wouldn't use any other training method. I have a clicker and this summer hopefully will use it to learn some tricks. I use the easy walk harness for our walks and nothing else - oh no - bags of boiled chicken and steak for rewards. I am afraid that until a certain show on Nat Geo goes off the air - people will continue to use outdated modes of training THAT NOW HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO MAKE Behaviors in certain dogs worse. I am attending a workshop with Dr, Dunbar and Dr. Dobson - can't wait!

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Krista
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May 13, 2009

I have been using positive reinforcement and the clicker for my puppy. The trainer that I use also recommends them. Toki (my dog) and I have gotten two qualifying scores in Rally Novice this year (hoping for one more so we get a title) I also plan on enrolling her in a class for Agility to start doing that next year. The trainer that I use shows dogs regularly. I can't say that I know for sure how many she has titles on.

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Lherbertson
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May 13, 2009

I have no idea what an alpha role is. I used Petsmart for puppy kindergarden to help socialize my dog. We work on the basic commands 15 minutes a day. When I want him to learn something new, I use a high-value treat like hot dog and lots of positive reinforcement. I use a gentle walker harness on our walks. When he is not pulling, I praise him and give him treats.

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