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New Member

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:05 pm
by KOBA_THE_DUTCH-MAL
Hii everyone. I'm new to this forum. I have an 11 month old dutch shepherd named koba. Hes also my first dutchie, so I'm kind of learning the hard way with him. I researched this breed for years but never realized it would be this tough. It's a learning curve but I love him and wouldnt have it any other way. For all the seasoned vets with this breed. I would love your wisdom. Thankyou

Re: New Member

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:18 pm
by KOBA_THE_DUTCH-MAL
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Re: New Member

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:19 pm
by KOBA_THE_DUTCH-MAL
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Re: New Member

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:13 pm
by Jay knowles
Welcome to the forum, mines now 15 months old and is getting a little easier. Jay

Re: New Member

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:16 pm
by KOBA_THE_DUTCH-MAL
Thankyou! Soo it does get easier.??

Re: New Member

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:29 pm
by Jay knowles
She’s still hard work but far easier than when she was a year old. I think by 2 she should have matured into a well behaved dog that is confident in her self. Jay

Re: New Member

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:11 pm
by ladyjubilee
I'm not experienced but after 8 months of training, we are seeing a positive turn. The ecollar has been an amazing help. She's worth it ;)

Koba is a cutie.

Re: New Member

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:15 pm
by KOBA_THE_DUTCH-MAL
Thankyou!! Yeaa I like the e collar too. Hes just stubborn at times

Re: New Member

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:51 pm
by Tim91118
If you can get your dog in a down stay it has got to be easier

Re: New Member

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:18 pm
by Laplaiefier
Is it just me or is heeling a sissy's thing for them?

Good to see ya here at the DS forum.

Re: New Member

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:08 pm
by ladyjubilee
I've pondered this for a while. We have worked on a looser heel with Bramble than what most people use. Mainly she doesn't have to keep her eyes up on me all the time. If she did, she wouldn't be able to alert when needed. However, I don't see a true heel as unneeded. We do a very close appropriation, where she stays aligned with my knee, just that she can also work while she is in position. I see the heel as functional.

It addresses her dog reactivity, but also seems to keep her focused on the task of obedience. We have not negotiated crowds yet, but I suspect it will help in that area too. Heeling also seems to be a foundation step to more impressive behaviors.

But then I don't really see my sweet little wiggle worm as all that "butch" of a dog....which is why it is so shocking when she reacts to other dogs. If I thought she was a tough dog, she wouldn't be allowed to sleep alone with my child or be trained for service.

Re: New Member

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:10 am
by cocoman280
Haha I have an eleven month old female named kona