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Old 09-30-2007, 06:09 PM   #31
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Really sorry to hear that. It's such a shame but when we do not know anything of their past, sometimes these things happen.

I hope it works out one way or another.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:04 PM   #32
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If she is a young dog, she could still be trained not to pull and respect the master and other dogs. Only this requires time and patience. It may even be a lifelong journey. It can be done even without an instructor.

You have to try to make her understand that she needs to obey at any time and in any situation. Is she spayed?
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:21 PM   #33
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Yes, she has been spayed. I got back from my parents house in Oregon with her, and even after 3 days, she still wanted to rip my moms dog apart, lol. I tried getting them together, but she won't respond to anything when another dog is around.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:48 PM   #34
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She did pretty well for the first day. Because she seems to have had some obedience training in the past, we were able to go directly to having another dog around on the first day. They usually don't do that, but because they felt her training was further along than expected, it's a good thing.

She still tries to go after the other dogs, but it's not aggression they say. They showed me her posture when she did it, and they tell me it's due to fear. Even with another dog at a distance, she still has the fear. So that is what we are working on. She said it's pretty easy to correct the problem, just takes some time. I thought it was going to be expensive at 30.00/hr, what I didn't realize is that the class is only 1 hour long. And she said even if we are there longer, it's still just 1 hour. Next Monday is our next class, and I have a few things to work on with her over the week.

After we work on this problem, and start getting things under control, I'm going to see what is needed in maybe getting her in on some agility training for competition. The gal seemed to think Betty's a good candidate for possible future competition. She said she can start on some training in the near future, but as for the jumping, doesn't recommend it until she's 1.5-2 yrs old. She said she's still too young to jump train, as her joints are not fully developed yet, and if started too early, she will have arthritis problems much sooner than most dogs. But the running and obsticle coarse are ok, as they don't have any jumping, just tube running, running around cones, etc.

The other option we have is when we get her comfortable with other dogs, can start the advanced obedience and competition obedience. Not sure what direction to take, any ideas?

As for the trainer, she's been doing this for well over 30 years, and holds several championships, and also has 2 new dogs she uses for training, and one already holds one Obedience Title. That's the Sheltie. Her border collie is a bit younger, but she hopes to start the competition training in the near future. But both dogs are excellent training dogs. They do very well with other dogs, and are awsome. I had a blast at todays class.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:58 PM   #35
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Glad to hear you're working something out.

I have my fingers crossed for you.
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:19 AM   #36
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i'm so glad things have turned around for you
and Betty.
i hope you continue to have progress. :)
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:30 AM   #37
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If things go well, I may start another training when she's a year and a half or 2 yrs old. It's K9 Flyball. But the trainer doesn't recommend it because of the jumping til at least a year and a half due to the leg joints not being fully developed til then. But check it out and let me know what you think.....

This one is close to me, it's over in the Seattle area....

And here's a video.....
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:25 PM   #38
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I was so happy to find out you've started obedience classes with your lovely dog! She will make progress with time!

As to what obedience direction to take - I guess it should be the dog herself who should suggest some ideas - just watch her during the class. I am not sure I know the difference between advanced obedience and competition obedience. We have other terms here. To me competition level is already advanced...

As to the price - yes it is expensive, but watching your dog changing and developing, getting mutual understanding - is a great satisfaction, worth every penny. We attend regular obedience classes in a large group. The class lasts for more that two hours. It is not very expensive here, but not so many people can afford to train their dogs either.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:01 AM   #39
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great that u are trying to correct the problem she looks a lovelly dog and im sure over time, u will both over come the previous mishaps :D

she will have to learn that u wont let anything happen to her and she is now safe, then she will feel asthough she doesnt have to protect herself!

i had a rescued dog and he was the same but with love and guidence he turned out to be the most wonderful loyal dog ever, he passed away last year but we know he had a brilliant life toward the end

anyway i hope she does well in whichever sport you choose for her keep us posted please ;)
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:38 PM   #40
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Class #2 was good. She's learning alot, but still is quite fearful of other dogs. The trainer said it's going to take a little while, but she will get over it. I hope so.Told her if possible, I'd like to get a 2nd dog. Wanted to see what her reaction was. She said there'll be absolutely no problems with getting another dog. I thought I'd get a lecture that I shouldn't, lol. When she asked, I told her I was looking at getting an Australian Shephard if I did get another dog, and have 2 dogs that could possibly be competition dogs. She said it's doable.
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