For owners of mixes to give insight, stories, etc.
Thank you I will
I was very excited to join this group. To find a group of people that share the same love and passion for this amazing breed.... My heart jumped. I made my first post and asked my first question and then began to explore the forum. To my unfortunate surprise... I was not finding the warm welcoming group that I had expected. All I found was horribly mean, snobby and Snide comments to people truly searching for help. One such instance was a couple wanting to get info on breeding their dog in hope of a litter of puppies. A blessed event in their eyes. Every response was enough to make the couple cry. All I can say is, How dare you! What gives you the right to act this way!? Dogs have been having babies long before all you stuck up bitches were around and will continue to do so long after you are gone. Many of you should take a long hard look in the mirror and realize that you and your crappy opinions are not that important! Needless to say, I will be looking for a different forum to join and would recommend that any other person with joyful expectations of this forum should do the same.
Thank you all for your advice
Thank you so much for the link to this book. Our Isa definitely fits the 'bolter' type. She LOVES to run, chase, and jump after her toys.
My son takes her on a mile bike run twice a day and she still has energy to spare
I think this book will help us with the training woes. Thank you
Thank you so much for the suggestions and tips. My son is 10 and he loves doing this with her.
I started him giving a specific command when he wants her to jump. He tells her 'over'.
I have told him that he needs to work with her for 2 weeks on the basics before adding more or raising the jumps. I explained to him Isa's safety and well being comes first.
Those boxes are not what I want them to continue using, so I will be looking to make some collapsible/adjustable jumps for them soon.
Still learning how to upload things here, sorry
This is what he started with. I moved them outside so he can teach her not to go around the jumps.
My son has recently taken a keen interest in trying to train our basenji mix to go over jumps. She is 1 years and 6 months and listens to me more than him. We have been working with treats a little but mostly with her favorite toy.
Are there any tips to help keep training fun for her and him?
I am trying to keep his expectations realistic. She will jump but is stubborn like her name sake (Isa). If there is a way around she will take that route.
Thank you for your time