Originally Posted by kidsanddogs
Just a note: The harder the task is, the more rewarded and amazing you will feel. You have already broken your goal down into smaller goals. That's perfect, because as you accomplish each one, you will feel the reward sooner. Now, take each goal and devise a training plan. For example:
1. Free stacking...that would be NO big deal for her to learn
Practice this 2-3 times every day. Then move to where there are distractions and practice again.
2. Focusing on ME and NOT other DOGS! That would be probably the hardest for her .
Find some attention exercises in books and online, write them down, and start teaching her specifically to look at you. Practice ___ times every day.
3. Learn to be touched all over with out moving/getting upset...I think this woud be not that hard either with daily training!
Practice this 2-3 times every day. Then have many different people practice touching and going over her several times each week.
4. Being able to run on leash without wanting to take the leash in her mouth and run.
Find out how to teach this exercise, write it down, and make a plan to teach and practice it just a couple minutes, several times a day.
5. Learning to be on a "show" lead!
Talk to some people with experience about how to do this, write it down, and make a practice plan
6. And just over all being nice to other dogs and not caring they are around!
Socialize, socialize, socialize. Here's a list of socialization exercises you can dog: http://www.loveyourdog.com/fieldtrips.html
You may want to do this different, but the point is that it's much easier to break things down a little bit at a time. You sound like a very responsible and ambitious person, and I know you'll be great in whatever you do! Good luck!
I just got done working on standing with her feet in the right place....she did okay with this but I need to do it a dif way
......and when I run not to want to put the leash in mouth....she did PERFECT! Could not ask for better!
Originally Posted by ToscasMom
How about enrolling her in a group class? If she's already obedience trained, then you can just focus on her interacting with other dogs. This worked for Tosca. She's just finishing up an advanced class, and that's really the reason I wanted her there. It took a few classes and now at least she is not blindly attracted to other dogs.
I am thinking of doing that....might talk to my trainer at Petsmart and do a Private class...but bring in other dogs...because if I do a group class I "could" have to many dogs for my liking!