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Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by scowan007, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. scowan007

    scowan007 memberrific!!!

    Jun 17, 2002
    45.8 N, 108.5 W
    What kind of training do you do with your dogs?

    What do you folks think of training with Electronic collar? Clicker?

    Anyone know about AKC Canine Good Citizen?

    I was reading on another board (not registered there yet, just lurking) and someone mentioned their dog was a certified therapy dog. That sounded pretty cool. Anyone ever heard of this?

    Anyone do Schutzhund? I think I'm way too lazy for that! How much time does that take per day?
  2. Slobberchops

    Slobberchops WTF?!?!?

    Apr 14, 2003
    go to

    to find out more about canine good citizen.

  3. G20man32904

    G20man32904 Deceased

    May 26, 2003
    Melbourne, Fl
    scowan007, first off I am sorry for your recent loss, I feel for you.

    Canine good citizen is like kindergarden for dogs. :) An excellent start to any training program.
    The electronic collar and clicker are nothing more than tools. Both can work very well or not at all depending on the trainer. If yo choose the remote correction (collar) get some professional help from reputable trainer in your area. They are mostly used for off-lead, or advanced obedience but can be used for a wide variety of problem solving. If used improperly they can ruin your dog within 1-2 corrections. The better collars have varying degree's of shock intesity and duration. The key is that the dog cannot know you are pushing the button!!!
    Schutzhund is the most fun by far but also requires the most time. Tracking practice starts before dawn and every dog runs at least 1 track. So If your club has 20 dogs show up for tracking its going to be a long day. On average I would guesstamate 15-30hours per week, depending on your skill level, as well as the dogs. Btw if you didnt know, the training is really for you ;f
    Hope I answered everything for you, if you have any specifics pm me and I will be glad to help you out...
  4. Bill73


    May 20, 2004
    Central Texas
    Cassie was 4 years old when we adopted her and those years will always be a mystery. So, we signed up for one on one training with a Triple Crown Academy graduate that has her on facility. $25 a pop, but a discount for GSRG dogs. It was worth every penny. She gave us a clicker with instructions. Cassie recoiled at the sound, we found load noises sent her seeking cover so we returned the device. Just the lessons from a professional, and our continued practice, was all that was needed.

    If you get off on the wrong foot from the start it will be hard to correct the errors.

    Just my thoughts, certainly not professional. All dogs are sowewhat different as well as people.