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Old April 13th, 2009, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by maneater View Post
I was even told by some one who "trained dogs" that their was no point in training a chi becuse when they are bad you can just pick them up and put them in a crate or something... that didn't fly with me. so again, go with your gut.
Wow, Maneater! I think that's the perfect example of the kind of trainers that need to be weeded out. Good thing you didn't listen to them! Holding and cradling a dog during a behavior that you don't want to continue is one of the main ways that a dog views as 'rewarding'. Good for you for following your gut on that one.

having serious issues with their dog, is seek out a reputable behaviorist, again research, ask for the homework.
Amen to that!
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