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    I just recently bought a book from a finnish dog trainer and I really like it. It has very different views from other trainers, but it all makes so much sence.
    One thing....most people when they leave the house, they leave the dog some toys or chews or even toys with treats in them to have something to do. This trainer feels that it is more likely making them be more distructive. In the morning it's better that after their meal and a very short walk they just go back to sleep. Not ever really woken up properly. Then when you're home it's time for them to be active. If you want them to get tired, it's better to do the day before. But if you take a long walks in the morning, give them something to do while you're away, they most likely will go after something else in the house when they get tired of what you left them with.

    Right now we're having a sleep school at our house. The pups are fed 3 times a day and before they just played like mad men right afterwards. Now I'm making them to go to sleep. No toys, no bones and no each other if they don't go to rest.

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    Makes sense to me... my dogs just sleep in their crates anyway.

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    @RiiSi That is how I have done,when leaving the house-I'm a proper trainer(only with that) and didn't even know it! Sounds like a good book,and there are so many different trainer and methods, a "newbie" could go crazy! Until they are completely trustworthy-they were crated. But once they are,when I leave, I say "Be good,take a nap". I guess I lucked out!!!
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    Is the book printed in English? If so, what is the name and author of the book? Thanks.

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    Unfortunately his work has not been translated to english.

    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    Is the book printed in English? If so, what is the name and author of the book? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    Unfortunately his work has not been translated to english.
    Thank you Riikka. Have a great evening/night.

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    Interesting.... right now, Lambeau and Cheli do this in the morning. Finish breakfast and go in on the couch and back to sleep. Lambeau a few times has gone back up to the bedroom. Wonder if it is part instinct for them to sleep after eating.
    Cheli some morning does want to play, but mostly just wants to lay on the couch
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    Nyala wants and would play all day long. When I leave she goes in her crate on her own till I come back. Thank god she's not destructive. She basically follows the flow.

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    Lucky for us Harlea has always been a napper after meals. Part of that was due to my concerns about bloat after eating if she were to play right away so we have always fed her in her crate and she naps afterwards for about an hour. When we ate gone for short periods she naps on the couch but for longer periods she hangs out in her play pen.
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    Interesting! Without knowing it I have followed this - Castor never has toys or bones when we leave him, and he usually go back to sleep right after breakfast. He is not at all destructive but I have been afraid of leaving him alone with toys if he would choke on them. So from the day we started leaving him alone at him, we have made sure there is nothing fun going on in the house. The way you describe it really makes sense. Was the book published in Finnish only or available in Swedish too?


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    His has a lot of ideas that are a bit different from some, but when you you really think they, make a lot of sence. His name is Pertti Vilander and he's been training dogs and their owners from 1962....but i don't know if his books have been bublished in any other language than finnish...
    My two rascals would just go at it at what ever time.... Just today we went shopping for 1,5 hours and when we came back the whole roome where they stay was a mess. They were just out of control...They have no sence to stop...



    Quote Originally Posted by cefe13 View Post
    Interesting! Without knowing it I have followed this - Castor never has toys or bones when we leave him, and he usually go back to sleep right after breakfast. He is not at all destructive but I have been afraid of leaving him alone with toys if he would choke on them. So from the day we started leaving him alone at him, we have made sure there is nothing fun going on in the house. The way you describe it really makes sense. Was the book published in Finnish only or available in Swedish too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    His has a lot of ideas that are a bit different from some, but when you you really think they, make a lot of sence. His name is Pertti Vilander and he's been training dogs and their owners from 1962....but i don't know if his books have been bublished in any other language than finnish...
    My two rascals would just go at it at what ever time.... Just today we went shopping for 1,5 hours and when we came back the whole roome where they stay was a mess. They were just out of control...They have no sence to stop...
    Thanks; checked and only one of his books - about agility - was translated into Swedish. I bet the babies had a good time when you were away - can you ask Voitto to babysit them?


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