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Trigger is a black lab-huskey mix. She is adorable, and I'd hate to not hug her. She is 7 in dog years, and we got her around August 2012. Sadly, she is just too crazy for us. Her last owner never took her for walks, and rough-housed a lot. We are trying to teach her to walk properly on a leash, and not to fight with us.

We tried Alpha training for us, but the idea faded as she got worse. (AKA the point where you keep being Alpha.) Thank goodness I found this site! Trigger is just so immature, and she is too much of a handful.

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Hi Animelover12

Welcome. You're going to have much more success with reward-based training.

If you go to the top of the video and click on 'share' , the link pops up for you.

Can you give us your city/state? Maybe someone knows of a trainer in your area using positive methods. Going to a class, or getting in-home lessons might be very beneficial since you're having trouble with her at the moment.


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Could you please just post the Youtube links instead of the videos? I would love to email this to my Mom. Thanks!
I don't think I can get just post the link every time I do the video shows up. Type in Kikopup loose leash walking on youtube and you'll find the videos.


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Alpha thinking is old school, erase that immediately, as it will definitely make things worse for you. The vids will help you so much. Plus check out the puppy training threads, even though Trigger isn't a puppy, there's so much really good information and advice on training and it sounds like you've got to start with the basics, as you say she's so immature.

Get a clicker too that's the best piece of training equipment you can buy and the cheapest!

Don't give up on Trigger. She's never been trained, now she's in a new home, so it will take time, TONS of patience and TONS AND TONS of LOVE.