UpDate Yukon-Good Boy

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by yuckaduck, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest

    Well Yukon has been on full exercise for a week now and what a change. He is much more relaxed and much happier. He no longer bites at anyone. He is still mouthy but that is to be expected of a 6 month old. He is not aggressive on his walks with anyone. He is much nicer to have around. He does not pee on the floor anymore either. He has just become a great dog!

    He does still push between us and the kids but we are working on that. Not a big deal because he is improving, and the major problems are solved. It is amazing what some serious exercise and some serious training can do with a dog. He is like a completely different dog now.
     
  2. SHADOW_THE_STAFF

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    Im so pleased things are working out for you and Yukon.
     
  3. yuckaduck

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    Thanks there was a while there that I thought it would never work out. I am glad I had chazhound to lean on and get great tips from. It really is thanks to the people here that I have managed to get through this and that Yukon has settled down.
     
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    I can definately say the same, I know its a different situation, but when I was waiting to find out what was wrong with shadow, I would have gone insane if it wasnt for this board. But im so glad yukon is maturing and turning into a great dog!
     
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    I am so glad to hear Yukon is settling in as part of the family. Good going.
     
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    Dakotah_2009 OOO YEA SHHHAKE IT!!

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    Congrtas to Yukon!!!!
     
  7. yuckaduck

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    He has been worth the work too. He is so nice to be around and to know he is waiting for me to pet him. He is never to busy for me and he never hurts my feelings. If I make a mistake or take a tumble he never laughs at me, just waits for me to pick myself up again. He never judges me, never puts me down, and never ever makes me feel like a loser.

    He is my buddy, my friend, my confident....he is a great friend not just a dog! He will learn as long as I keep teaching and right now he wants a pet so all I can say is thank you to everyone here for sticking with me and helping me through the bad times. I appreciate all of your support.
     
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    It's amazing what exercise can do! He really may have just been bored out of his mind...I'm so happy things are finally going well! Maybe we will all get to meet Yukon some day.
     
  9. yuckaduck

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    That would be awesome to meet everyone someday. In the spring German Sheperd Gurl is planning a trip down to meet us all, now we just need to make arrangements to meet everyone else.
     
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    Thats gotta feel good for you as well, seeing your hard work pay off on your baby :)

    Congradulations!

    I'm just getting Riot into a walking and jogging routine, hes a little ball of energy now! lol We actually just came back from a walk/jog at the conservation area and hes out cold in his crate sleeping lol
     
  11. yuckaduck

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    It is amazing how well behaved they are when they get exercise. I played ball with him for about 40 mins and then I did a 20 min off leash lesson with him. He is so funny because when we do down he knows either come or sit is next. So when I give the command he will take one leap forward and if the command was sit he will then sit and wiggle until I give the come. He darn near knocks me flying when I say come.

    He is sound asleep right now too, under my chair.
     
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    That all sounds wonderful Yukon. Do you still work with the behviourist? I was really glad when you called one in and they recommended such sensible methods to deal with the problem, like the girls feeding him out of their hands.
    What techniques do you use for training off lead?
     
  13. yuckaduck

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    Yes the behaviouralist comes once a week and starting Oct 1 is going to come once every two weeks.

    Off leash training takes place in the fenced 2 acre yard only and I give the command verbal and/or hand signal and he does it. I say good boy when he does it. The first time I had to raise my voice and snap the leash back on him but not since. He is funny as heck, because he lives to please. His reward is good boy and that is it same as on leash. Only when he returns inside does he get a cookie and he sits for that too. The girls feed him his breakfast all by themselves and he remains in a sit for the entire meal. Takes about 30 mins for them to alternate back and forth. He just sits and they bring it to him. They are not really able to do more than sit, and he is smart enough now to just stay sitting! His supper he gets outside on a walk, I put it in a fanny pack and he works for it, on leash on our big walk. He has to work for each kibble, sit/down/stay/heel. He knows now that he gets nothing unless he is quiet and sitting.
     
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    aww yay for yukon! congrats on his amazing progress!
     

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