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PostSubject: Dog trainer   Fri 27 May 2011, 9:13 pm

I have contacted a new dog trainer that will be coming next weekend :)

Although Enzo is showing signs of progress, the main reason I want someone to come out to us is so my mum can also learn, she takes Enzo out when I am at work, and im frightened to death that something might happen when she is out with him.

I didnt like the methods my last trainer used so thought I would try someone new.

He is going to meet us first and then next time bring a dog with him omg

This is his web site http://www.aboutturndogtrainingacademy.co.uk/index.html


Adams advice on here has been excellent and I appreciate all the help he has given me. But trying to explain it to my mum is not working lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Fri 27 May 2011, 9:22 pm

It's sometimes not Enzo you need to train it's the other people around you isn't it? It's hard work I know. Me and Glynn have needed nearly two years of training spinner smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Fri 27 May 2011, 9:27 pm

Yeah its definately the people and not Enzo, I know he can do it he's a clever little boy. Its not just my mum, I still need training lol
It will be good for someone to see what he is like in the home environment too and out on walks, there could be things we are doing wrong that we don't realise are not helping the situation.
I dont care how much it costs I want enzo to be happy spinner smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Fri 27 May 2011, 9:34 pm

Good on you Selena, it will be worth it in the end. I've had to be so hard on Elsdon for the last 12 months but it's paying off now and I can be more relaxed with him and more confident too. He's so laid back at the moment he's on his back on the settee fast asleep spinner smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Fri 27 May 2011, 9:34 pm

Hope they work out for you Sel, let us know how you get on

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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Fri 27 May 2011, 9:35 pm

Great idea honey - sometimes some of us need to shown rather than told - looking forward to this visit - keep us posted - xxxx

Adam is amazing isnt he x
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Fri 27 May 2011, 9:46 pm

I want to be able to take him with me to car boots and group walks etc but with how he is at the moment its just not ideal.

I'm really looking forward to meeting him
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Fri 03 Jun 2011, 10:03 pm

He's coming tomorrow morning!!! spinner smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Fri 03 Jun 2011, 10:03 pm

Have fun!

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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Fri 03 Jun 2011, 10:09 pm

You'll learn a lot Sel and will be able to do more with him spinner smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Fri 03 Jun 2011, 10:14 pm

I hope so, I hope he is worth the money and that we get on with him.

He said he wants to find out the reason enzo is reacting first and see what he is like around the house and out and about then he will bring a dog, so that sounds good.



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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Sat 04 Jun 2011, 12:40 pm

woot He was great!

He said enzo was really good and not an aggressive dog (although I already knew that) and he just needs a bit more direction from us. Because enzo feels there is no one to protect him he is having to protect him self if that makes sense.

We went out on a walk and he was impressed with how good enzo walked on lead and then we seen some dogs. So we went over and he was good as gold.

We are really pleased with how well enzo responded to him and I would recommend him to anyone, his advise was excellent.



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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Sat 04 Jun 2011, 12:42 pm

woot Really pleased it went well for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Sat 04 Jun 2011, 2:14 pm

great hun x
did he give you any tips about any-thing ?
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Sat 04 Jun 2011, 3:14 pm

Well the way he did it was using 'ah ah' as soon as enzo pulled on the lead and when he jumped up at him when we opened the door to him. And he said thats all that was needed just basically getting him under our control and to praise him when he stopped pulling & jumping up. Just being more black & white really.

And then when he seen a dog he just said ah ah again when he pulled a bit and it instantly stopped it. He gave us a squirty water bottle to take too, so that if he didnt listen to us then we would squirt the bottle. It worked wonders!

We met 3 dogs and enzo didnt react once!

So it basically starts at home, if he is allowed to jump up etc then why should he listen to us outside on a walk. Enzo knows how to do it all but its us that needed re-assuring.

It all made sense and Andrew was a really nice guy, easy to understand, he said we can ring him if we need any more help. (he was also very nice if you know what I mean ;) hehehe) shame we dont need him to come back!
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Mon 06 Jun 2011, 5:42 pm

great stuff, so how's your confidence now then?
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Mon 06 Jun 2011, 5:50 pm

Missed this post before, ikm really glad you were happy with the trainer and that enzo showed how good he is.

Are you going to have more sessions or do you have the confidence to go it alone? X

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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Mon 06 Jun 2011, 6:17 pm

My confidence is loads betterr now. After we stood next to 3 dogs and no reaction from enzo It shown me that he could do it

The water bottle Is like my back up tool so I make sure I take it with me every time, we haven't had to use it yet!

That was the only session we needed it lasted 1 hour! I was amazed, I thought we would need 4!
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Mon 06 Jun 2011, 8:34 pm

I'm not keen on the idea of using the water bottle but if it works for you then go for it.

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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Mon 06 Jun 2011, 9:10 pm

Yea he did say some people arn't. An alternative he suggested was a bottle with stones to make a noisey rattler.

The water is really a last resort if he doesn't listen to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Mon 06 Jun 2011, 9:14 pm

Oh dear I think the rattler is even worse - sorry.

I recall a friend of mine using a tin full of stones when I went to visit her and the dog was so shook up by it that she barely moved the whole time I was there. There are people though that swear by them and find them very effective

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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Mon 06 Jun 2011, 11:00 pm

I dont think enzo would even hear them if I used stones in a tin. But with the water its physical but doesnt hurt him.
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Tue 07 Jun 2011, 9:38 pm

StaffySel wrote:
Yea he did say some people arn't. An alternative he suggested was a bottle with stones to make a noisey rattler.

The water is really a last resort if he doesn't listen to me.

Some think I shouldn't use a tin with pebbles in it for Elsdon, but I only shake it to get his attention back to me, especially when he is focused on a cat on the other side of the road although I found out tonight I can stop him with my voice if it's gruff enough spinner smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Tue 07 Jun 2011, 10:53 pm

janandruby44 wrote:
StaffySel wrote:
Yea he did say some people arn't. An alternative he suggested was a bottle with stones to make a noisey rattler.

The water is really a last resort if he doesn't listen to me.

Some think I shouldn't use a tin with pebbles in it for Elsdon, but I only shake it to get his attention back to me, especially when he is focused on a cat( or rabbit ) on the other side of the road although I found out tonight I can stop him with my voice if it's gruff enough spinner smile

edited by linda to reflect facts animated lol
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PostSubject: Re: Dog trainer   Wed 08 Jun 2011, 5:51 am


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