Sharon wrote:HuntSmith men don't believe that there is such a thing as a soft dog. They believe "soft" dogs have developed those behaviours to avoid compliance. They put one of my "soft dogs" on the whoa post one day and she fought like M.Ali. Not soft/submissive at all.
Sharon wrote:LOl hey, I assume they know more than me.
What you may have been seeing in your dog is a typical canine behavior . Fight, flight ,fakery, freeze , are all responses to negative stimulation that a dog will encounter. Was your dog fighting as in growling and biting ? Or was the dog fighting to escape? Fight or flight? The next behavior fakery the dog will cry and yelp even though it is not in any real pain, it learns this from it s litter mates when it yelps they let go. And freezing the dog just shuts down and refuses to play your game to avoid correction. A typical example of this is when a dog blinks birds after being corrected while in the presence of a bird, no bird no correction. Dogs may exhibit all of these behaviors to avoid a single command. If you have a dog that you perceive as soft and you are training whoa, this dog may freeze to avoid correction thus leading you to believe that the dog understands the command when in fact it was only exhibiting a natural canine behavior. Learning to read the dog is imperative in situations like this. Sometimes a dog that does not deal well with the collar does not really need the collar to get compliance while training, and as one of the previous posts said make sure the dog fully understands the command before using the e-collar. A good rule of thumb is that the dog performs with excellence 80% of the time.Sharon wrote:HuntSmith men don't believe that there is such a thing as a soft dog. They believe "soft" dogs have developed those behaviours to avoid compliance. They put one of my "soft dogs" on the whoa post one day and she fought like M.Ali. Not soft/submissive at all.
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