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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2012 11:31 pm
by Bob Scott
This is my younger GSD when he was 12 weeks old, now 5yrs. This is the type training we do. The recall, eye focus on handler and heeling. More about imprinting then training. It's all made into a game with the dogs. ... ndex2.html

Re: Trooper

PostPosted: Aug 27, 2012 8:28 pm
by thy
Log in ???????

Re: Trooper

PostPosted: Aug 27, 2012 9:14 pm
by LucyGoose
Hi Bro!!

The other day when I first say this I was able to look....but just now....I am with Pia......Log in?? Now I can's see it!

Re: Trooper

PostPosted: Aug 27, 2012 11:04 pm
by Bob Scott
:hmm: Frustrating!
The other post goes to the club site I used to be with.
These go to the web site I help moderate (not pet friendly :eek:) and that requires a log in. I though it would show the pics though. :bawl:
The video on the club site (other post here) was made after I left so nothing of my dogs on there but it will show puppies being trained.
I'll talk with the puter wizards on the site and see if I can cut and past pics with this new fangled typewriter.

Re: Trooper

PostPosted: Aug 28, 2012 11:49 pm
by Bob Scott
I did find (only one) picture of Trooper in the RWDC site. It's under "Awards" and the dogs are in alphabetical order. Trooper is a dog or two below Thunder. He got his CGC while I was still there. His TT since I left. I still hope to get at the very least his CD and Thunder's UD title.

Re: Trooper

PostPosted: Aug 29, 2012 11:42 pm
by Bob Scott
Hope you like them. Trooper was about 12 wks old in the pics. By that time I expect a sit, down, short stay and a good recall from about 6-8ft. With this method it's ALL fun for the dog and no stress from corrections.

Working on the recall. ... recall.jpg

Learning eye contact and focus from the basic position. ... ontact.jpg

Being rewarded for getting into the basic position. ... sition.jpg

More eye contact and basic position ... myeyes.jpg

Learning the first few step in heeling. ... sition.jpg

I trained my first dog about 50 yrs ago. I've used every method in the books and some I made up mself but marker training with operant and classical conditioning is something I've only done for the past 8-9 yrs and I love it.
NO method is perfect and any method still requires leadership skills and a good connection with the dog. I may have to fall back on correction training if it becomes necessary but I haven't needed it in a few yrs now for competition training.

Re: Trooper

PostPosted: Aug 30, 2012 12:02 am
by Bob Scott
The picture of Trooper on the RWDC Awards page is at about 7-8 months old. The GSD goes through color changes till about 3 yrs old and he's almost solid black on the body now at 5. He's also a long coated GSD. The pic is his summer coat. In the winter he has a mane like a lion or comparable to a show Collie's. The long coat is a recessive gene. Both parents have to have it. Both his parents were short coated as are his 5 liter mates. His parents were obviously carriers.
Both parents of both my dogs have produced a number of working police K9s.
BOTH my GSDs are as solid as a rock in temperment and totally trust worthy with my grandkids. That's why I chose to go with working line dogs. The American GSD has been bred for show or pet and has lost much of the strong but steady character that make them police K9 candidates. Stop any K9 cop and chances are excellent that their dog is imported form either the Czech Republic or the Netherlands. Both mine go back to Czech Border Patrol lines and working German lines.