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May 31st, 2010, 09:22 PM
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Did you do professional training for your dog?
How did you find that trainer?
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June 1st, 2010, 01:04 AM
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Well yes and no I am a trainer so I do my training myself and help other people as well. I don't do it professionally anymore for other people but I still help out the occasional person that contacts me. So I personally train all of my own dogs and a few others here and there.
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June 1st, 2010, 12:27 PM
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No, I've always trained my own dogs. They don't do any fancy tricks, but they're well mannered and listen and that's what matters to me.
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June 1st, 2010, 12:47 PM
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I don't use a trainer either, I trained them myself. My older dog doesn't know a lot of tricks, because I got him when I was in high school and didn't really take the time to teach him more than manners. My younger dog knows a lot of tricks though. It's fun to teach her tricks, but I am running out of ideas!
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June 1st, 2010, 06:54 PM
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Did you read books or just kind of figure it out as you go?
With a great dane he/she needs to be well mannered .
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June 1st, 2010, 06:57 PM
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If you do not have a way to socialize her with other dogs (friends, family, etc) then I would HIGHLY suggest you do group dog training with a professional trainer and other dogs and people.

If you have the ability to HIGHLY SOCIALIZE her (especially a Dane) then doing it yourself is okay. But if you've never gone through a class and had the techniques taught to you I'd still tell you as a first timer to go to a professional, learn the techniques and then you can take those techniques with any subsequent dogs you get in the future. You can get books, things like the gentle leader (although I'd personally recommend a prong collar for a Dane) usually come with a training DVD, Cesar Millan has training DVD's out I'm sure as does Victoria Stillwell(sp?).

But for a first timer, I'd highly recommend finding a good group training class, learn the techniques, get her socialized and go from there.
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June 1st, 2010, 10:02 PM
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I didn't read any books or anything. I remembered a lot of stuff my mom told me and she showed me kind of how to get started and then I just kind of winged it from there. BUT at the time I had just graduated from college, no kids and still working part time, so my boyfriend and I had a lot time to work with her and we took her to the dog park often. I would agree that if you are new at training and you don't have tons of time, group classes would probably be your best option. I know Petsmart has group training classes. I believe they guarantee them so if you dog doesn't get it with the first set of classes you can either get your money back or keep taking classes until it does, I would double check that though.
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June 2nd, 2010, 11:43 AM
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My dad trains hunting dogs so I know some of that stuff. Yeah a prong collar was the plan. We took one group class 5 years ago, sadly we weren't able to finish for multiple reasons. I don't think I remember much or learned much from just that one time. Thanks ladies. I will look around. We don't have the dog/puppy yet and if we rescue she/he may have more training. I am just trying to be prepared . And we are super excited.
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