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Old 07-29-2008, 08:47 PM
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I believe that out of all what a dog should train is the most important protection work. I find dog's ability to defend it's owner and his possession as the first-place merit. Are you of the same opinion?
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:18 PM
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Not even close. I do protection training...I think the most important things to train a dog are (in no particular order):
  • loose lead walking
  • recall
  • sit, down
  • stay
  • leave it
  • out
  • off
  • place

These are even more important if the dog is going to be protection trained.
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I totally agree. What would I do without my weak nerved, puppy mill protection poodle?!
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I'd have to say no. I don't train PP and have no plans to, so I can't say that PP is the most important training. I think a solid stay and recall are the two most important lessons, followed by "sit" and "leave it".
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:30 PM
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I don't want my dogs to feel they need to protect me. Its my job to protect them.

Ohh and to add to the list -Pee/poop outside
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Ohh and to add to the list -Pee/poop outside
Yikes, I knew I forgot to teach my dogs something.
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Nope, not at all. That's not why I have a dog. I have a dog as my companion, not my protector, besides as Dekka said, I'm her protector.
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If this was a requirement , I sure was a bad Golden breeder !!
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I absolutely agree with everyone, protection would be the LAST thing I'd train my dog to do.

RECALLS are the first thing.
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If teaching protection is the most important thing, I am one crappy dog owner.

The most important things for a dog to know are the ones that will keep THEM safe. Recalls. Staying.

The second most important things for a dog to know are the things that will make them easy to live with. If something ever happens and I couldn't keep my dog, I'd want to be **** sure she would slip easily into another home, and not get dumped at the shelter because of behavior problems. Housebreaking. Walking politely on a leash. Not jumping all over people. No resource guarding. Polite house manners.

I couldn't care less if my dog never learns to defend me. She's too small to do much, and it is absolutely not her job. As Dekka said, it is my job to protect her.
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