/ Dog pics #681
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- Dec 8, 2007
- Kubota M7040, MX5100, L4300, B7800. JD 790
When I hear someone repeat "Sit" for the 10th time, and the dog is still not sitting, it drives me insane! Teach the command, gently, over time, then, when they KNOW it, give the command ONCE and make sure they do it! And, until you have a very reliable dog, DO NOT give a command that you can't enforce. Ever see people with a dog off leash, yelling for it to "come", and they have no way to enforce the command? So, all they did was teach the dog, that "come" is optional.
So much for being smarter than the dog!
That's all anyone needs to know about training a dog. They learn by conditioned response--Pavlov--and no other way. Say and mean it and you only have to say it more than once at the beginning. My oldest dog is sleeping next to me and all I would have to do is whisper "get down" and she would.