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Old December 2nd, 2011, 09:17 AM
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I know that dogs need their "marking time". My trainer used to say allow the first 10 minutes or so to walk leisure and sniff and then (she recommended I change the collar) tell the dog "heel" or "working" and change the whole body language with the dog and walk assertively. Maybe at the end of the walk to go back to leisure again. If your dog gets to "mark" they feel satified and it relieves the boredom, so it is necessary. There are very knowledgable trainers here on this forum.
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