A Day in the Life of a Bulldog
Posted by Hogbender on July 16, 2016, 8:08:03
Yesterday, I could have had a massacre on my hands. My Bulldog is used for catching anything that is causing me trouble. If you have used a Bulldog to catch ONE TIME, they are continually looking for an excuse to catch again. When I am doing something that I know beyond a doubt, I do not want my Bulldog's assistance with, I put him up. This time I forgot. |
I am imprinting a one month old baby mule. Yesterday, I put a halter on him for the first time. I am teaching him to yield to pressure. He is causing me enough trouble to key my Bulldog to assist. I look up and my Bulldog is advancing at a run.
I know good and well what this Bulldog will do to this baby mule. I calmly and clearing tell my Bulldog "no".
I do not constantly tell a pup "no" for the first 365 days. They hear "no" when they are offering a behavior that I do not want at this time. When my pups do something that I NEVER want to see again, my corrections are silent. I will not warn you of impending doom, if I ever see that again.
The first thing it teaches a pup, is it ain't safe to do that action again. MOST importantly, my pups don't view "no" as white noise, because they have heard it repeated 50,000,000 times.
My dog hears a "no", and he immediately stops his advance. Then I have him lay down, because that is his default waiting to work position. His brain is now in work mode, so this "down" makes sense to his stupid brain.
Once I had this on video, I thought it might be a good idea to post here.
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