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  1. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Making a breakthru on hold.
    He does not want to let go of this toy so I'm using it to train hold.
    What a bizarre thing.
    Chewy gave it to us.
    Maybe thet knew something?
    He loves this toy. Get it cold and he really loves it.
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    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    We kind of bickered, wife and I, over how and when to use the cage. We both were weak and wanted as much puppy time as possible.
    It was not quite right. Potty training sucked.
    We made it hard on ourselves being too nice and spoiling our new critter. Both of us...guilty.

    This arrangement in the garage was finally found by me getting mean and saying " enough".
    "We are making him untrainable".

    The garage is where the dog goes until it's too hot.
    Once we bought them bowls things started going my way finally.
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    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    20210410_073817.jpg And you missed it!
    Barney bear went duck hunting this morning!
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    Greenheads dancing in the boat.
     
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    Our hoodlum loves her crate. It made potty training easy. Like you said, the biggest effort was keeping the dog in it for an hour or two, take her out to potty, right back in, etc. Her crate is now her safe space. My wife really likes Penny at her feet during the day. That’s what made crate training the toughest. Crate is in our bedroom, then I have another, the same size, for travel or use elsewhere.
     
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    We moved the crate three times and if he could see or hear us he'd cry. We'd cave and...it wasn't working.
    The minute I took the cage outside progress was made. Milo was easy to crate train.
    Millet not. He's been really easy to train compared to milo because I got just a little more smarter on dog training.

    I totally feel how new trainers struggle.
    It helps to teach. ?
    Yes.

    In college I was a tutor and I'd tutor in classes I was taking. How?
    I told the prof that any help he gives me I will March to.peer tutoring and sit there all day and if anyone from class shows up.i will share
    My prof took me under his wing and made sure I was a success. Half the class was getting help from me in the tutoring lab.
    In college I was paid to help other students.

    Teaching helps solidify what I WAS BEING TAUGHT.

    I was taking engineering classes and had the skills to tutor math. Any math subject including statistics.
     
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    I used a sheet over the crate so she couldn’t see out. Worked wonders. Leave the back or a side up against a wall open for heat to escape.
     
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    Garage gets dark and up here it's cold at night still. Plus the house has several layers of drywall, is well insulated, and sound is deadened.
    Previous owner sort of overdid some things.
    Our house is like a cave quiet inside.
    It can storm and we don't notice.
    His cage is insulated and has wheels but they're not on.
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    Millet EATS. He empties that bowl twice a day plus a can of fish.

    Once he crosses the garage door threshold...zoom into the cage he goes. Best decision ever.

    I can slowly ramp up noise too if I wanted.
    There's a drill press and he's not scared of it.
     
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    Rain rain so I'm reorganizing the mess in the garage.

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    We have not been above freezing since early October.
    Finally forecast is in the 40s this week...lots of snow to melt.
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    Then you want to see spring in blossom.
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    White too?
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