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Re: dog training

Posted by:  Judy Churchfield
Posted on:  June 11, 2002 at 18:17:42

In Reply to: dog training
Category:   General Training
Posted by:  alex v.
Posted on:  June 11, 2002 at 13:52:08

Question:

: WHAT IS THE LATEST I CAN TRAIN MY DOG?. I JUST ADDOPTED HER AND NO ONE CAN TELL ME HOW OLD SHE IS. I REALLY WANT TO SEND MY DOG TO AN OBIDIENCE TRAINING CLASS BUT I HEARD THERE WAS A CIRTAIN AGE WHERE A DOG CANNOT BE TRAINED.

: ANOTHER THING, WE ARE NOT 100% POSITIVE THAT SHE IS A PURE BREED JRT BUT ALL THE DESTINCTIVE MARKINGS, PROFILE AND CHARICTARISTICS ARE THE SAME EXCEPT FOR HER BEING EXTREMLY CALM. THE ONLY TIME SHE GETS UP IS TO EAT OR TO PLAY WITH ME. OTHER THEN THAT SHE JUST LAYS THERE AND RELAXES. THATS WHY WE HAVE NAMED HER KI-KI (KI MEANS CALM AS STILL WATERS IN HAWAIIAN).

: ACCORDING TO THE ORGINIZATION I GOT HER AT THE PAST OWNERS HAVE ABUSED HER. I THINK THATS WHY SHE IS SO QUITE AND RESERVED. I THINK IT ALSO HAS EFFECTED HER CONFIDENCE AND BRAVERY.

: JUST WANTED SOME QUESTIONS ANSWERED. THANKS


Response:

Hi alex,

It's never too late to train a dog given persistence and gentle training. Taking her to an obedience class would be a good thing for you and her to build her confidence and the bond between you.

Alex, I don't know where the myth came from that JRs are non-stop, aggressive and whacko. My five are mostly calm, loving and perfectly sane...except when the UPS man comes around or they see a squirrel that MUST be chased out of the yard. They're also perfectly sane (well mostly so) when hunting in the field.

Take comfort in knowing your girl is in the majority.

Best,
Judy