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 Husky to strong willed for positive only training?!....Please help!

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dinf22
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PostSubject: Husky to strong willed for positive only training?!....Please help!   Husky to strong willed for positive only training?!....Please help! EmptySat Oct 05, 2019 2:02 pm

Hey guys, whats up!
I am frustrated now and wanted to know if anyone else went through this with their husky....I have been training my guy since he was 8 weeks old and he just turned one year a couple months ago, and long story short he is very hard headed, stubborn and strong willed. I have been using positive only training for awhile now and it does not seem to work with him only using corrections.

His only issues are he lunges at other dogs to play and jumps on people when greeting. I've tried almost everything from toys, to the highest value treats, but if he passes another dog he wont even take any treats and will lung. Using a regular collar doesn't faze him at all and he continues to lunge.
Also on a regular collar he will sprint ahead hit the end of leash, lunges, pulls, and is distracted because he knows the corrections on a collar mean nothing.

.....But, if i put a choke chain on him, he walks loose leash, will not lunge and overall not a problem, but most importantly, I barely have to correct him.

Is anyone's husky like this too?




P.S.- I have researched these tools and initially taught him leash pressure etc. before using them on walks.
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amymeme
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PostSubject: Re: Husky to strong willed for positive only training?!....Please help!   Husky to strong willed for positive only training?!....Please help! EmptySat Oct 05, 2019 4:41 pm

I use a prong collar and ecollar on my guys. Pure positive is great for telling a dog what to do. Not so great converting what not to do, especially with a strong willed teenager which is what you have at the moment.

I prefer prong collar (herm sprenger preferred) over Connie because the chrome collar can go infinity smaller. The prong collar has a martingale like design and will only tighten so much.

http://www.leashesbydesign.com/training-collar-info/

Info on doing at bottom of page.

Training info: https://thegooddog.net/training-videos/free-how-to-training-videos/
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PostSubject: Re: Husky to strong willed for positive only training?!....Please help!   Husky to strong willed for positive only training?!....Please help! EmptySat Oct 05, 2019 10:43 pm

Ive had great success with a halter when my shepherd was that age. Now that hes older he only drags me until he has peed on 2 things then he walks nicely. I do the positive reinforcement with mine and i will admit sometimes its frustrating. Ive trained all my dogs and my horses that way. And with spider things get boring so what works today may not work tomorrow with her. Squirt used to lunge at other dogs. We got something she really liked and fed it to her as other dogs were passing and as dog agressive as she is she is very well behaved in public. Spider that wont work on i tried at the va several times. Shes insanely nervous in new places and even elk wont get her focused. Spider wears a nylon martingale collar and squirt has a regular nylon collar. My shepherd has a nylon collar. Im not an ecollar fan or a prong collar fan. I extend the principles of natural horsemanship to my dogs and not in a cesar milan way.

Look at a halter (gentle leader, calf/goat halter) go through training the dog to be used to it before you implement using it and be amazed at the difference of controlling yiur dog by the head instead of a collar. If you think about it a 4 legged animal goes where its head goes the rest of the body follows so by using a collar the dog can pull with its full body weight and a head halter keeps that from happening. I also think it makes the dog more responsive but that is just what i have experienced.
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