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Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Update: Beauty's training
« on: May 28, 2007, 12:08:04 pm »
She is still doing good, but every now and then she doesn't want to listen, but that should improve over time.  One thing I need some suggestions on, as her down needs lots of work.  I can't get her to do the drop down type, she wants to curl up and down, out of the heel position.  I move her, but cause of her size, its been difficult on my back and hip.  I tried to push her into the down position that I want her to do, and she refuses.  Any suggestions that would make this easier?  She is doing well on the technique I used with JC (simple corrections and praise method).  I don't want to change my training method, just some ideas that would help without treats or clicker.  Otherwise her heeling is going good, she can do turns and the turn about heel in exercise.  She can back up and sit.  She knows easy for going slowly as well as hurry.  She does do an autosit when we stop.  Need to get my sister's 25ft leash and work on some recall practice.  She does a good down stay off leash, but needs work on the sit-stay off leash.  So she is learning very fast.  Her garbage problems and accidents have been curbed.  Not surfing the counter as often.  She likes to pick stuff up and bring it to me.  She is one smart dog, lol.  Yes she needs work in some areas, but shouldn't be too hard once she figures it out.

Border Collie Discussions & Pictures / JC, my Service Dog
« on: May 27, 2007, 03:20:32 am »
Hi, I thought I would post here too, since I have a Border Collie.  She is a Service Dog, she is trained for Medical Alert and some Mobility assistance.  We have been working together for 4 yrs, since she completed her training at 2 yrs old.  She will be 6 yrs old in August. She is a tri-color Border Collie. 

Big Dogs with Jobs / Big Dog Service Dogs
« on: May 27, 2007, 02:59:12 am »
Hi, I am disabled and partnered with a Service Dog.  My current Service Dog is a Border Collie.  But my new Service Dog in Training is an Anatolian Shepherd.  I needed a larger dog for mobility and balance issues.  JC, my Border Collie is mostly Medical Alert and some Balance support that she provides me.  Beauty,my ASD, will be trained mostly for Mobility and balance support.  She will have training for the medical alert, but it won't be the focus.  I have had her for only 2 weeks today and her training is coming right along.  Yes, you can train you own Service Dog and certification is not required for access.  But the Service Dog still must be fully trained and be invidually trained to do work or tasks for the disabled persons needs.  Therefore, she won't go everywhere with me until she is fully trained and ready to take JC's spot as Service Dog.  JC will stay with me for the rest of her life after she is retired.

Anatolian Shepherd Discussions & Pictures / My Amazon Beauty
« on: May 27, 2007, 02:42:53 am »
I am pretty sure she is Anatolian Shepherd.  Now she doesn't have the common markings, but have found pictures online of Anatolians that do have the same markings as her.  She doesn't have the known temperment either.  The last pic is of a known Anatolian Shepherd.  She could be mix breed that looks Anatolian Shepherd.  Probably will never know.  She is very smart and responds well to training.  Which is important, if she is going to be a Service Dog for me.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Breed(s)
« on: May 24, 2007, 11:19:08 am »
I think she is Anatolian, but need more imput on her breed.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / New Member!
« on: May 24, 2007, 11:13:25 am »
HI, I am Jamie. I recently adopted a dog that I think is an ASD. She was listed as a St. Bernard Mix. But in my oprion and others she does not look St. Bernard. Through much research, she looks mostly ASD. I put her photos in the photo file for all to see and included a pic of a known ASD that looks just like her. Now, I know she may not be
purebred. Some suggestions came up as her mix could be with a smooth collie. She does not have the personliaty or temperment of an ASD. She is super friendly with everyone, including all animals. She is not protective or territorial. We think she is close to a year old, but not
more than 2 yrs old. I joined this groop for more help to see about her breed. I am training her to be a Service dog to assist with me for mobility/balance. She is learning basic obedience very fast.

Jamie & Beauty

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