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I find it sad that in this day and age it is completely common for people to have no clue how to effectively communicate with their dog(there's even a few threads on here that make me think this). With all of the technology, the internet, film ect.. Its almost effortless to find the answer to things you want to know. I could not even tell you the things I have fixed or built from goggling how to build/fix______. Sorry for the rant this post is actually about something I find truly amazing. The fact that my 3 year old boy Tegan probably knows more about dog handling and general dog behavior than the average joe. He understands(for the most part) my dog language(yes,good,no,stop), he has a grasp on luring a dog. He can even sense when he should be in Rocko's face and should leave him alone.(their always supervised) I was working with Rocko in the living room proofing his fetch and trying to think of a way to get him to drop the ball in my hand. My son was super upset that I wouldn't let him "train" Rocko. So after we got to a point to end on a high note with the lesson I let Tegan work with Rocko under my supervision. It was amazing, Of course I wouldn't type all this crap out if I didn't have a video to show Ya'll. Enjoy!

Me, Tegan and Rocko 1 - YouTube

Me, Tegan, and Rocko 2 - YouTube
 

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Very Cute! I will agree with you about people not knowing what to do with their dogs. My sister in law was just asking me to go and train their dog. They just got a puppy a few months ago. I told her they need to train their dog and I could help with some pointers. Her reply was I dont have time for the dog. I need someone to train it. Well, needless to say I passed. If you are not going to spend anytime with your dog, leave it out in the backyard, not exercise it or train it. I really hope they rehome it.
 

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- what a smart & loving Dad in you, in teach your young son...the fun & confidence in dog training
- 3 year old Tegan & Rocko are very cute together..I liked both video
- Dad says, "I can make him bark louder" / great competition with your son, teaching him a strong voice

Sit...Yes /treat
No..Down...Yes/treat/good boy
- I like how your Yes word is the marker, and No shows "dog not doing, what I asked for"
- so your using the power of your spoken word, in place of a hand clicker

I find that "voice intensity" and "perfect timing" is the hardest thing for some clients to learn.
- can be almost too timid to project a strong voice
(I told a lady once, just let on your mad at your husband for a minute...lol...and she said I like him)
- don't have the trained eye, to heal their dog and constantly watch it out of the corner of their eye
(can't pat their head and rub their belly, at the same time...no multi-tasking)

Your son is well on his way, around dobes, then when he masters the changes in "voice pitch" to project his emotions (right/wrong - good/bad)...Dad, will have his graduate training apprentice.
- congrats on giving your son such a head start, at a very young age
 

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Thanks everyone! My son insist he do everything I do and I try to incorporate him into all my hobbies. He has a love for animals, and is desperate to learn as much as he can about anything he can. The funny thing is Rocko will get pushy with my son, but my daughter he has the utmost respect for. He will not get in her space, or try and taker her toys. Not sure if its that she portrays a sense of "you should respect me" or if it is that he know how I feel about her and know better! None the less a very important lesson for anyone being learned at a very young age.
 

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Wonderful videos!
 
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