Don Sullivan Secrets

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Bought this thing and seems like the whole premise is leash training starting at nine weeks with correction jerks to the collar increasing in severity until compliance is gained no matter what the dog does. For instance, one of his leads is ten feet long and when walking with the dog never stop walking. If the dog digs in or flops on its side or whatever use the jerk corrections escalating in severity even if it takes thirty minutes to get the dog to follow you. Maybe its just me but that seems quite cruel just to become the Alpha which is another of his premises. These methods are th fastest way he says to accomplish training quickly. Everything your dog needs to know can be taught in 4 or 5 weeks if you study his video and follow all instructions to the nth degree.

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you can "whip" anyone into doing what you want in a short period of time but how do you want your student to remember you as a teacher - happy, positive and someone that makes you eager to learn more - or do you remember your teacher as being scary, pushy and down right mean and confusing

I prefer to reward and use positive reinforcement when I can there are those times when it takes a firmer voice and a tap to get the message but this sounds a bit forceful and to me as a dog I would not want to learn that way

I work from what I as a dog would want from me

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9 week old puppy walk consists of lots of Stops, barely any walking, and in my experience this kind of walking last a while. 

I personally would never use the method you described.  I am with Tal on what she says,  you can teach with fear or love.  I would use love every time.

 

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I use corrections. I like things to be cut and dry. Yes and no. But he is very very young. I don't start leash work till they are 4 months and I start with a slip lead. I teach heeling at a young age by simply holding a treat by my side and having the pup follow giving the command and praising. This gets moved to lead work put the lead on have the object of want and walk with it and the pup by my side, 6 months old I introduce the prong and we walk giving corrections here and there if I need. There's nothing wrong with correcting the dog as long as you aren't being abusive. As stated 9 weeks is to young to expect anything extravagant. Lots of play, and small basic sessions about 5 mins through out the day.

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I dont like it either. Don takes trips and not journeys.