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Old 02-07-2005, 05:53 PM
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Gaddy has an excellent suggestion and the only thing I can think to add to it would be to have a visual cue to match the command. As an example, Jake (my dog) wouldn't lie-down until I placed my hand flat on the floor for the first couple of days - I could have said 'jump' but as long as my hand was on the floor, he'd lie-down. After a couple of days, he'd reliably lie down on the audible command alone but the hand action really helped him pick up on what I wanted him to do. Even now, just that hand-action will have Jake lying down, pointing at him will have him sit, holding my hand out with my palm turned up will prompt him to give me his paw - all without a sound. Voice commands fell into place quick enough, but having a visual cue to work with first seemed to be the trick with him. It may not be the case with you, but it may be worth a try.

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Old 02-08-2005, 10:45 AM
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for gaddylovesdogs I would say about 20 mins, I do when we are out side not in because if I have him on leash in side he think it time to go out side. I use milkbones

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Old 02-08-2005, 12:05 PM
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for gaddylovesdogs I would say about 20 mins, I do when we are out side not in because if I have him on leash in side he think it time to go out side. I use milkbones

and thank for all your idea
Do you think he pays attention to you while training? If he doesn't, you may want to shorten the training sessions. How many training sessions do you have every day? Once, twice, three? Or more? Does he like milkbones? Are they treats he really wants to work for?

You may try exercising him before training with him--take him on a good long walk and then hold a training session. Or you could train while on a walk.
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:32 PM
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Just thought I'd add this too. There are LOTS of distractions outside. That might also be why he pays no attention to you. He thinks that the distractions (cars, animals, smells, noises, etc) are more interesting.
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:58 PM
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Just thought I'd add this too. There are LOTS of distractions outside. That might also be why he pays no attention to you. He thinks that the distractions (cars, animals, smells, noises, etc) are more interesting.
Yes. Once he's ready you could start training outdoors.
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:59 PM
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Here is a link that might help you.
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HI ya i have a lab puppy as well and i know how hard it is!!!
My mum has a black lab which my mum and dad both trained but coz lucky is mine i have o do the hard work which is fine with me!!Im trying to find puppy classes i agree with gladdylovesdogs and Neko labs do need 20 mins of training!!
Anyways good luck!!!!
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:34 AM
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I give him training once a day, and I think he like the milkbones because I pull one out and hes right there, and neko been doing good, but I don't understand is I telll him to sit and stay hes dose, but I tell him to lay down, and he walks away is it some thing with dogs and down and staying. and thank for your ideas
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Old 02-12-2005, 12:21 PM
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I give him training once a day, and I think he like the milkbones because I pull one out and hes right there, and neko been doing good, but I don't understand is I telll him to sit and stay hes dose, but I tell him to lay down, and he walks away is it some thing with dogs and down and staying. and thank for your ideas
I'm assuming you train with your other dogs around. Train in a quiet room with no distractions until he is reliable.
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