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    Molly's school teacher (our dog trainer) isn't happy with me. It seems we're too nice. Molly has too many toys! Molly doesn't get put in her crate enough! I shouldn't laugh when she does something funny!

    I haven't been to this dog trainer before.. and i do believe in her methods (built on the NILF system).. but give me a break, Molly is no border collie!!

    How strict are you? Do you follow 'Nothing in Life is Free' to the letter (work for your food! you only get petted when i want you to be petted)... or are you in the "Such a cute BURP!! here's a cookie!" crowed?

    I think i'm in the middle.

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    I have always demanded obedience from my dogs, and they were always happy to comply, but I'm agreeing that Bulldogs are different, and I have had to change my approach with my Moe. I can read his mind when I ask him to come inside... he just looks at me and I read "I understand what your saying, but I'm really enjoying the sunshine right now, so it is in my best interest to just sit here" ... so I find myself accepting the fact that I need to walk out and lift his butt up to get him walking inside.

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    This is the funniest question Ive heard This is HRH Princess Gracie, NOT FIDO!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL Oh, Im sorry sweetheart... did daddy type too loud and wake you up? Poor baby, I'll buy a quieter keyboard right away honey..

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    I have a tone I use when I'm talking to the dogs and they really need to pay attention. They seem to know the difference. Kind of like when you got "the look" from your parents and you knew they meant business! LOL

    For the most part I'm not terribly strict though.

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    I'm not strict...How could I be? Those precious faces and loving demeanor there's no way I can withhold love from them. Nothing in life is free to me but to them yes it is because they bring so much joy by just being them. They've already earned it in my eyes!


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    Ohhhhhhhhh...I can't breathe!

    Yes. I'm very strict......why do you ask?

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    I only use my stern voice if they are getting too rough in play or if they are attempting to chew something they shouldn't. Otherwise, it's "How's my baby wabies dis mornin? Want some smoochie woochies?


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    Vegas has ME very well trained! The only thing I am strict with is his diet, due to allergies and even then I sneak him a bite at times. I do have a stern voice and he knows I mean buisness, but it takes alot for him to get me there.

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    I was just a little shocked at how much i was scolded ..

    I used to compete in Obedience Trials with my Golden Retriever twent.. fifte.. a few years ago. I've adopted not one, but two, 'special needs' Blue Healers and turned them into good members of the dog community. I have socks that have been worn to more obedience classes than this teacher has taught (i'm old... is what i'm saying!)

    Now if you excuse me... i have to go wipe my dogs behind.. then try to get her to respect my authority!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelost View Post
    i was just a little shocked at how much i was scolded ..

    I used to compete in obedience trials with my golden retriever twent.. Fifte.. A few years ago. I've adopted not one, but two, 'special needs' blue healers and turned them into good members of the dog community. I have socks that have been worn to more obedience classes than this teacher has taught (i'm old... Is what i'm saying!)

    now if you excuse me... I have to go wipe my dogs behind.. Then try to get her to respect my authority!
    exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLost View Post
    I was just a little shocked at how much i was scolded ..

    I used to compete in Obedience Trials with my Golden Retriever twent.. fifte.. a few years ago. I've adopted not one, but two, 'special needs' Blue Healers and turned them into good members of the dog community. I have socks that have been worn to more obedience classes than this teacher has taught (i'm old... is what i'm saying!)

    Now if you excuse me... i have to go wipe my dogs behind.. then try to get her to respect my authority!
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    I'm like @Fontanafox, I only use my stern voice if they are doing something they should not, which is very seldom. they are usually pretty good.
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