I am new to owning my own dog. I had dogs as a kid but never really had to train them. So we got a puppy and now I want to train her right. So I have been doing loads of research for who's techniques would work best. I was watching ceasar's show and it looked to me like he would be the best. So I went to the store and got one book. Hope to buy more tomorrow. He sells loads of training toys and leashes, I am also considering in purchasing if it helps. But my question is has anyone really stuck with his "terms" and it really worked. If so what book, video, other product do you recommend? I have cesar's way deck cards so far. They help but need more info.Thanks to everyone that responds.Answer Question
Answer by ashley_hatty at 7:59 AM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 AM on Feb. 25, 2009
Also, distinguish between "down" and "off". "Down" can be used to make them lie down--off is for not jumping up. When my current dog was a pup, the youngest son taught her to bite "gently". It makes a difference in playing with kids. That idea came from Ian Dunbar of Sirius Dog Training. His stuff is good. I think that is the big difference with Caesar and other trainers--Caesar gets the dog's mind ready for training and the others teach you the tools of training.
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:40 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Caesar works with the dog's natural instincts. I have worked with a lab, heeler, border collies, and border collie x australian shepherd---I have seen that being the pack leader is the best way to go. This is especially true with the herding breeds which are the smarter dogs, his methods are very good. These dogs like to know who is in charge because if there isn't a human leader, they will take the lead!!!
I think people tend to treat and expect dogs to act like humans--they are not. I trained the lab just with her sheer desire to please--no treats--and she was an awesome bird dog. Anyway, you can't go wrong with Caesar. I would encourage you to read all you can and I even would throw Ian Dunbar in there to check out:-)
Answer by Ronnie80 at 8:50 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
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