Training

by LynJA J Malon'e
(Owensboro,Ky, USA)

I was told getting a PYR at 5 months would be a mistake , he would be difficult to train and bond with. Is this so, is there a advantage to getting a PYR at this age.

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Sep 17, 2019
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Training
by: Donna

It isn't a mistake. People adopt older dogs and work and bond very successfully with them all the time. The more you work with your dog, the more bonded you become with a dog of any age. The dog is only as good as the trainer.

I highly recommend the Recallers Program with Susan Garrett. People may think it's expensive but it is well worth it. There are 40 well-layered and thought out games that are fun and you and your pup learn. They give you a great foundation to further challenge yourself and your dog.

There is also her Free Dog Training Workshop.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/freedogtrainingworkshop/

Oct 30, 2019
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fear agression
by: Anonymous

My 14 mth old came from Kentucky breeder who got sick she went to shelters and then to a rescue group. and then to me. I m pretty sure its fear when she meets people on the street and even in my home there is no growl, just a lunge to the face, I take her for walks but I need this to stop any help would be great I ve tried a few things from video training I ve seen. Shes very loving to me and my male dog no aggression with him.?????

Oct 31, 2019
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by: Donna

This is the behaviour of a dog who has not had the socialization and handling by many many different people in their first 13 weeks of puppyhood. This when they learn that new invited people in the home are fine. The same as people on the street.

It could also be wires are crossed in her brain.

I'm not sure what videos you watch but there isn't anything you can do in most cases. She is being territorial and fearful which is a dangerous combination.

Bring in an experienced vet behaviourist to assess your girl and who can advise you.

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