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Oh what a good boy   wub mine would never wait Smile  he is adorable.
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Wow impressive but how can you resist the pleading eyes for so long?  My lab would have snaffled the tit bit up before I would be able to say no!!!

I can ignore the pleading eyes because his eye contact is very important to my training, bennie. A bit like raising my son, lol!

I can actually do this without using my voice at all. He can follow my head shakes and facial expressions.

I think I'm going to look into agility training for him. He is the fastest dog in the dog park, hands down.
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Great vid, Scot.    Lovely boy.   I think it's such a good thing for a dog to learn who's in charge.     It could be important in an emergency and the training is such fun.
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Great vid, Scot.    Lovely boy.   I think it's such a good thing for a dog to learn who's in charge.     It could be important in an emergency and the training is such fun.

My next challenge is the front door and travelling in the car. I'm not quite in charge there.. yet.

He goes absolutely ballistic when the doorbell rings/knocks. Yesterday, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I managed to get him to sit/down/stay when the papergirl came for her money. I had to do it 3 times, but he did it!! I gave him tons of praise and a treat. i'm also going to give the lass a big tip next time for her patience. LOL! (She's one of my neighbour's kids)

The car is more difficult, but I do like a challenge. Very Happy
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To   Scot  You and Brucie are a match made in heaven If he is "the fastest dog in the park" surely its paws down not hands down!  I love hearing about him
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Re dog training in cars Thats one thing I've never had difficulty with Bon has a cage inside I leave the tail gate open with treats inside She goes in when she feels like it for a short time at first then for longer Finally I take the cage out and she bounds into the car to her place behind back seat There is nearly always a walk at the end of the journey
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To   Scot  You and Brucie are a match made in heaven If he is "the fastest dog in the park" surely its paws down not hands down!  I love hearing about him

You're right. It's paws down.

He had a wee bit of a challenge at the park a few weeks ago...2 border collie twin pups around 1 yr olds..fast as they come and could turn on a dime.
I thought he'd finally met his match(es). But no..
He ran rings around them. Very Happy

No other dog gets a look-in whenever there is a ball or frisbee tossed.
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Re dog training in cars Thats one thing I've never had difficulty with Bon has a cage inside I leave the tail gate open with treats inside She goes in when she feels like it for a short time at first then for longer Finally I take the cage out and she bounds into the car to her place behind back seat There is nearly always a walk at the end of the journey
The problem is that our new pick-up truck doesn't have the space behind the front seats for his crate (which he loves). I've researched tirelessly for a soft-crate suitable for his size, but they're all too big.
We've tried doggie harnesses (he escaped every time)..Rescue Remedy to calm him down (unsuccessfully). Giving him treats and praise every time he stops barking..even tried using a water pistol and putting marbles in a tin to shock him out of his state of mind.

So, basically.. whenever I take him anywhere I always need someone in the car/truck to be right beside him because he will bark non-stop and jump all over the seats.
I don't mind the barking..it's white noise. I just want him and I to be safe. I've had to stop driving so many times due to safety concerns.

I'm going to be working on de-sensitisation in the driveway and take it baby steps.
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To scotnadian   That's a problem and a half I'll give it some thought and get back to you What happens if he's in his harness and you go out of the truck and out of sight?
  Can't help with barking I have had 6 labs and none of them have ever barked absolutely useless as guard dogs
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To scotnadian   That's a problem and a half I'll give it some thought and get back to you What happens if he's in his harness and you go out of the truck and out of sight?
  Can't help with barking I have had 6 labs and none of them have ever barked absolutely useless as guard dogs


HaHaHa!!! I don't get a chance to get out of sight before he gets out of his harness!!

He's out of it within seconds. I thought I was doing it wrong, but my hubby has the same problem. I did my research and this harness was the most highly recommended for Labs/Shepherds etc.

I even tried the removeable dog gates separating us from the back seats. Again, the most recommended by German Shepherd owners etc..etc..etc.. Well, he tore that baby down in seconds, too!

He's much too clever for his own good. roflmao

I'm completely open to suggestions.
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So.. the doorbell just went and it was a package delivery.

Cue Mental Bruce!!

He continued to bark, and I had to redirect him to down 3 times again but he did not jump all over the poor guy.

He currently has a treat within reach and is on down and leave it command. I will let you know when I release him. He has to learn.

(Told you I had a lot of time on my hands today, talking about all this stuff) Very Happy
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He's still on a down-stay-leave it..

You guys tell me when to release him Very Happy


* Bruce down-stay 002.JPG (116.35 KB, 640x480 - viewed 32 times.)
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Tough crowd here, Brucie..



* Brucie still waiting 001.JPG (116.07 KB, 640x480 - viewed 30 times.)
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For heaven's sake let him have the titbit I can't bear to look at the pleading in his eyes
 Me thinks you'll have to change your transport to some other vehicle where a cage or travelling crate can be inserted  But he's just a lovely hound
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So I've got some time on my hands today, and thought I would show off my Brucie-Boy and (ahem) my training. Very Happy

This is a very short vid. He could have gone on and on and on, until I gave him my release command.. but you get the picture.



Linda, I swear to God that dog gets more handsome every time I see him and I just love his eyes! wub
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