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Old 17-04-2011, 20:36   #19
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It is always best when training dogs to try and set them up to get things right.

Often if you train with punishment based methods, the punishments have to become increasingly more severe as the dog get the rewards from life.

I would start (as another person mentioned) teaching a leave it command on low value items, moving towards higher value as he learns the command better.

I have sometimes used a trail lead (with harness) to allow the dog freedom without restraint, but allowing me to retain control and prevent the dog from gaining any reward (in this situation, a chase) from the environment.

I used this with my CsVx when he was younger to teach him to ignore Sheep. It is still a work in progress and I would NEVER trust him off lead around them, but he can quite happily ignore their presence now.
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