After trying (mostly) unsuccessfully to train my mixed breed, Rusty, to be a basically tolerable dog, I realized I needed some help. Being a large dog in a house with 5 small children is a challenge, to say the least. Implementing some basics has been tough, but worth the effort. Mostly I had to change some of my and my children's misguided approaches to training the dog.
I have since established myself as the alpha, and my oldest son has also. The others are very young and will present a constant struggle, but Rusty has been a much more enjoyable companion, his nipping/herding has lessened, and he will drop when I say to. The problem now is to train my children not to get him all riled up! Thank-you so much for your book, and your e-mail help.
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