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-Leash training how young can you start them/reccomended techniques that are basset frindly and sure to be food involved!

-Crate training games, examples?

-The best way to teach stay?

Thats all for now the little guy is pretty good at sit, come and look...he is also working on get it and off! (we are waiting on toy shipments from america until then his out of crate time has just been training, loving, and outdoor hanging!)

Any advice and stories are more than welcome!!!
 

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Crate training games, examples?
Not crate training games pe say but "crate games" will build value in being in the crate





The best way to teach stay?
see crate games above and below


Crate Games for Self-Control & Motivation DVD]Crate Games for Self Control and Motivation DVD
As you develop an amazing working relationship with your dog, you'll see why crate games are the cornerstone of Susan Garrett's unbelievably successful dog training program and why they are now being implemented in dog training schools all over the world.

For what it is worth Susan recomend a hard shell plateic crate vs a metal wire crate for crate games because it is easier to trough food into a plastic crate without it coming out the back.
 

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Leash training how young can you start them/reccomended techniques that are basset frindly and sure to be food involved!
For me loose leash walking is very hard to train because the criteria is very vaque and hard to reward. I find it easier to teach a formal heel and change between heeling and free time on walks

Also I am old school on heeling training. in that correction and no food is involved. however I would not use a choke, prong, martingale or any other slip type collar on a puppy I recomend a Sporn No pull halter or similar device that works with cords that run under the arm pits

That said there are a myriad of techniques that use food and a flat buck collar or Hand target/or stick target training

Targeting and Loose Leash Walking

Loose Leash Walking: The Total Picture
Loose leash walking is one of the most challenging behaviors to teach. It's not a particularly "natural" behavior -- there's nothing equivalent in the dog world -- and walking relative to something else is a non-discrete behavior, which means there's no obvious "right" or "wrong" -- the trainer decides what's acceptable. So it's tough on the dog AND tough on the trainer.
That said, it is possible to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash. However, to be completely fair -- and to give yourself (and your dog) the highest probability of success -- you need to look at the whole picture. Very often the trainer considers only his own agenda -- walk nicely on this leash -- and doesn't consider the dog's wants and needs in the situation.


With puppies, I've found the best method is to have a few steps of highly reinforced loose leash and attention followed by a lot of playing/sniffing/exploring. Then a few more exciting, highly reinforced steps followed by more playing/sniffing/exploring.
Think of it as "on" and "off" -- and have cues for each. I use "with me" and "go play."
This isn't a gift you're giving your dog. It's necessary. Your dog must learn about the world around him. It's part of his socialization. If he doesn't experience lots of things at this critical time, he's likely to be fearful and insecure later.
I do this with adult dogs as well

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there are as many ways to teach loose leash behavior as their are people need to investigate which you think will work best for you.
 

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Thank you so much Mike!! I now have some video watching to do! One question about tug, when trying to teach him to drop it i have been doing the treat on nose trick but then he starts searching for treats and abandons the toy, any suggestions on what I am doing wrong?
 

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I don't general use fiood that is not incorporate in the tug but rathe rthan a treat on the nose exchange the treat for the toy to get the treat the dog has to release the toy. no food on the ground that way/

However to get the dog to release the toy I simply stop pulling ie games end no fun dog lets go the toy comes back alive. If you are not strong enough to hold the toy still when the dog tugs there is a third trick. Dog natural reactuon to pressure is to resist., dog pulls on leash has a harness on. the pressure on the chest cause the dog to pull hard. So what does this have to with tug. Try to pull the tug toy away the dog pulls harde. But push the toy into the mouth dog releases. Rebemer you want to get the behavior first before youstart teach or attaching a cue to the behavior. a cue without the behavior is useless.

How to Add the Cue



Adding the Cue

If I look at you and say, "Flubbort!", what would you do? Would you walk over to the couch and sit down? The word wouldn't mean anything to you, so you'd have a pretty hard time responding to my request, right?
When we teach any behavior, we are usually only muddying up the works if we attach words to the process of learning a behavior. The dog is trying to concentrate on problem solving, on finding out what he needs to do to get you to click and treat him. If we inject supurflous words, like "go to your mat" before the dog has a clue about how to do the behavior, are we not adding a totally useless thing?
 
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