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Posted by: alta | 2007/04/04

dog training

Hi, ek het 2 Toypoms van 1 jaar oud. Die een is baie klein en fyn en liefdevol.die ander een is heelwat groter, baie lief vir hardloop buite en ook baie liefdevol. Hulle is "soos kinders" in die huis groot gemaak. Ons gaan nou met vakasie vir 2 weke na KZN en hulle moet saam gaan.
1. Ons probeer hulle gewoond maak aan die leiband maar hulle wil niks weet nie, gaan net aantbewe en lê doodstil.Die lyfband het die groter een al 3x stukkend gekou om dit af te kry, so ons kan dit nie eers aan los nie. Wat stel u voor moet ons doen om hulle te laat loop met die leibande?
2. Ek het kruie druppels by die veearts gekoop wat ek kan gee voor ons ry sodat hulle rustiger in die kar kan wees."hulle het ook nognie juis kar gery nie" moet ons hulle los in die kar hou of in houers vervoer?
weet u dalk van iemand in Pretoria Noord area wat honde oplei?

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Onderstepoort sal u kan se of daar mens in Pret NOord is wat u kan help me opleiding. Hulle kan los in the kar ry.

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Posted by: alta | 2007/04/05

baie dankie vir die spoedige reaksie. ek gaan defnitief vandag die hondjies leer met die lybande en iets aan die lyfbande smeer sodat sy dit nie stukkend kou nie. ek gaan ook 'n krat kry vir die vervoer van die twee. dit sal baie minder stresvol wees op ons almal. dankie vir die goeie raad.

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Posted by: Blaah | 2007/04/04

I got this from perfect paws
i know your dogs aren't pups anymore but perhaps this helps

Training Puppy to Accept His Collar
Young pups are often bewildered or unsure of themselves and their newly acquired leash and collar. It usually takes only a few hours for a pup or even an adult dog to adjust to a collar. Choose a collar that fits comfortably but securely. Choke collars are a training aid and should never be used as a substitute for a regular buckle type collar. The collar should have an identification tag and license attached.
Simply put the collar on the dog and let him jump, squirm, roll and paw at it if he wishes. Don't encourage the behavior by laughing or trying to soothe him. Do not reprimand him either. It's best to just ignore him and let him get used to it or provide some distraction to get his mind off the collar. Play, training and eating work well to get the pup's mind off the collar. Once the dog accepts it, he won't even know it's there. It's similar to a person getting used to wearing a ring or watch for the first time.

Training Puppy to Accept Her Leash
Once your pup accepts the collar, put his leash on and then just sit and watch. Obviously, do this indoors or in a secure confined area. Let puppy drag the leash around on his own but keep a close eye on him so that he doesn't tangle or get hurt. Leave it on for just a few minutes at first. Later, repeat the exercise for longer periods of time. Put your pup on leash during mealtimes, so he associates the leash with a pleasant event. If he is very fearful of the leash, you may want to put it next to the food bowl for a while before attaching it to his collar. Eventually he will see that no harm is coming and there indeed is nothing to be afraid of.
When you are sure he is completely comfortable walking around with the leash on, pick up the other end for a few minutes. Do not try walking him yet. Just hold onto the other end and let him lead you around. Try not to get into a position that will make him pull or strain on the leash or he will probably become afraid of it again. If he sits down, that is okay. You just sit down too. Try backing up and enticing him to come towards you. If he hesitates, don't pull or drag him by the leash. Try luring him over to you with a food treat or toy. When he starts to walk, praise him profusely so he knows how happy you are. Give him lots of time to get used to his leash and always try to make it a pleasant experience.

Give your pup lots of practice getting used to walking on leash in his own home, since it is a familiar environment with minimal distractions. When he is comfortable indoors, try going outdoors. Again, begin in an area with few distraction such as your front or back yard. When the two of you have mastered this, you are ready for places where there are more distractions. This exercise won't be difficult, since you've both had lots of practice beforehand at getting it right.

If your pup is biting and chewing the leash, try applying bitter apple, Tabasco or some other unpleasant tasting (but nontoxic) substance to the leash. Reapply before every outing.

Remember to always walk your dog on-leash. A dog off-leash is always in danger; accidents happen very quickly. Your dog's safety is your responsibility

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Posted by: Blaah | 2007/04/04

it is best to transport animals in proper "crates" it is safer and less stressful fo them.

I would suggest one for each, but if you think they would prefer to share that is your choice

buy the crate and leave it in the house or where they will have acess to it to get used to it.
then start putting treats near the entrance eventually working your way inside the crate, move to feeding them in the crate.

then start closing the doors of the crate with them in it for short periods of time and move up to longer periods of time.

then start putting them in the crate then in the car and taking them for short car trips and eventually to longer ones.

You can also sedate them for the trip, but remember tis doesn not mean that you can drive them straight though.
you MUST stop every two hours, let them out to peepee and strech thier legs (make sure you let them out on a grassy area away from cars on leashes)

Crate training a dog can take ime, some dogs learn quickly other take more time.

as for the drops you got from the vet, test it on the dogs before the trip to see if they work and that there aren't any problems, don't want to leave that for the last minute.


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