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Old 07-07-2008, 06:53 PM
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We are considering adopting a recently neutered, 2 year old Cocker Spaniel mix (?) dog. The dog was found wandering and picked up by animal control. It is now in a foster home. We met the dog -- cute as can be -- but acts like a 2 year old puppy. Completely out of control, jumping, racing around, pulling on the leash, a bit mouthy but not in an overt agressive way that we could tell. Very apparent that it has not had any obedience training. Is it too late?
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:00 PM
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Hi Marybeth,
Thought I'd reply to you as I recently adopted a 2yr old dog from an animal shelter, he didn't seem to have had any training either, and had been in the shelter for 9 months or so, however he has responded well to his training Infact he learned as quick as a puppy, within a week he was walking to heel ( until we see another dog, but we're working on that!) He very quickly learned to wait before his food, etc. I would implement alpha training straight away, but for sure with patience an dedication, and of course fun he can be trained
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