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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2017, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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A behaviour I would like to avoid..

I am hoping that some of the more experienced members may be able to guide me here. Yoshi will be our fist dog and I have seen one behaviour in particular that I want to avoid. We have a neighbour that has a small dog that has become notorious on the street. She will escape from her owners and run around, usually close to home, and won't let anyone catch her- including her owners. She will be out there for hours, blocking traffic (although it's a pretty quiet street), and causing her family to be late (by several hours) for work. This is a regular occurrence and not one I would be happy about with Yoshi. So, how can I avoid this? What path(s) could these people have gone down that I should avoid?
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That's a serious and dangerous problem and I don't blame you for wanting to avoid anything like it. The first thing you can do to start on a correct path with your puppy is enroll in puppy class that uses positive training techniques. This will help with socialization that all puppies really need as well as begin to teach you how to work with your pup. It should set the foundation for you to teach sit, down, stay, and come (recall), which are all important in avoiding your neighbor's problem.

One of mine started bolting when he hit adolescence and I went back to basics with training and enrolled him in a foundation class (similar to puppy class) immediately. Additionally, this video helped me work on the specific unwanted behavior of bolting at the door.
Kikopup has many, many great videos for training.
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That's super helpful information, thank you!
Yes, I agree- aside from being annoying, it is dangerous. I hope I don't find myself in this situation. I'll watch the video tonight.
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Thank you for your response and the information! I agree that this behaviour is not only irritating, but dangerous. I'll have a look at that video today.
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