Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. Thomas, Ontario
Dogs Name: Kelly
Titles: CD Obedience & Therapy
Dogs Age: puppy
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When I formally train in OB, doing the on or off leash, I never / ever allow the nose to the sidewalk...or its an immediate correction.
The result is a dog that stays focused on me.
Now on leisure city walks or wood lot outings...I allow sniffing, to her hearts content...and she can just be a dog.
She still will listen to me if I speak up, maybe because of the earlier work / when sniffing was tabo, and she understood this.
I laugh at Amy, she is a big sniffer roaming in our yard...finding the perfect potty break spot.
Luckly for us, she never steps on any old poo...lol...even in the dark of night...the nose has its benefits, and the dog stays clean paws...entering the house.
------------Kelly & (Amy - RIP @ 11.7 y/o)
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