lrayburn Posted August 7, 2007 Report Share Posted August 7, 2007 I was interested in getting some feedback from those of you who use LGDs in your livestock operations. I teach basic puppy and adult dog obedience classes and was approached by someone who has purchased a Great Pyrenees puppy. The pup will be used to guard their ducks and has a pen in the duck yard but they also want to teach her basic obedience. My classes are all based on positive reinforcement and building a respectful relationship between the handler and the dog. We do use treats and toys and do a lot of exercises to get the dogs to focus on their people but not obsessive "look-at-me" behavior. How much obedience training do most of you give your LGD puppies? What sort of motivations/rewards do you use? Will this class distract the puppy from her guarddog duties? Do any of you have suggestions or recommendations to help prevent the training from distracting the puppy from her guardian dog duties? I'd appreciate any input you all have to offer. Lisa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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