Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
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reliability is when your pup correctly chooses the appropriate place that you want him to go. and does not go anywhere else. If you are still having accidents your dog is not reliable. A four year old is not a reliable choice to read signals. It's all about giving them the opportunity to go when needed and rewarding them for getting it right. If you can't watch your dog all the time ,you need to provide an indoor optiion in an expen. If done right ,dogs can be reliable by 12 wks. old. My Molly has never been not reliable. The idea that it takes six months is not accurate.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild