[/QUOTE]Originally posted by msmagnolia@Jan 11 2005, 04:12 PM
I can't find my copy of the book. We didn't use any physical punishment but I can't honestly remember if that was in there or not. What I recall that we did was a lot of bonding stuff with Jolie to make her part of our pack, but to insure that she knew that she was lower in the pack than the rest of us. I wish I could find the copy.
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by JMM@Jan 11 2005, 09:30 PM
The BEST ever book for a new puppy owner is Jean Donaldson's The Culture Clash. It has a nice, simple explanation of learning theory and explains lots of misconceptions about training dogs. She also has step by step for training basic behaviors.
Relationship building changes like Nothing in Life is Free will give you better results and make life a lot more pleasant.
Sorry I didn't answer this earlier--I've been really busy at work.Originally posted by SylphidesMom+Jan 19 2005, 10:12 PM--><!--QuoteBegin-tlunn
And I have to drive an hour away from the city for an agility class! We need to trade LOLHow do you find agility classes/trainers? I would like to put Brink in some agility classes. That would be fun!!!!
I am quite sure we probably don't have anything like that around my po-dunk area. One of the downsides of living in the rural areas...I would probably have to look in the bigger cities like Nashville and Memphis that are 2+ hours away. -_- Thanks for the info though!