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    Dog training - Don Sullivan?

    Has anyone tried this system to train their dogs and how did it go?

    I am interested in using it and would like to know if anyone has tried it.

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    I began to train the Tuckster using his system yesterday........

    Sullivan is an animal trainer that sells a dog training system - its has a 'pinch' collar, leashes of different lengths and two DVDs where he explains how to use his techniques to train a dog.

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    I tried to train Tucker by myself and it worked to get him to sit and mind a few other commands.

    I picked up a book where the writer suggested using treats to reward the dog....after a few sessions the dog was more interested in the treats than what I was saying.

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    I saw the commercial for the system and decided to give it a try.

    Tucker isn't a perfect dog, but he's stubborn and likes to bark! I wouldn't mind a few barks, but he goes on and on with the mailman, the UPS trucks and when people walk past the house with other pets.

    I see he can be trained, but was at a loss on how to get him to the point where we can go out and I don't have to worry about him barking, lunging at other dogs.....

    (My main goal? to get him to go to a Bark in the Park event!)

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    Two days into the first session - walking him without pulling on the leash?

    We started yesterday and before we got back from our .5 mile walk I had him at my side and NOT pulling at the leash. Today?

    He walked most of the way and I only had to correct him a handful of times!

    IF he continues to progress at this rate, he should be able to drive a car in two weeks

    Even tho this the first few days of training, I am looking forward to doing more work with him!

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    Any method is better than no training! I am guessing no one bothered to train him before, and as he's a smart boy, just being consistent will be great! Make sure Doris is in on the plan as well if she walks him!
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    Update!

    We have been working on walking around the circle and it's improved his 'attention span'.

    It seems that Tuck is a bit more relaxed and not as goofy as he used to be....

    MOre details as the become available.
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