Dan Guardian Rottweilers

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    Hi Brody. 8 years is quite young to have such problems. For what it's worth with a raw diet I expect 12 years out of mine. My oldest bitch is 8 and looks and acts the same as when she was 2.

    I don't think there are any rules about what you're trying to…
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    Liked Phil Dodson’s post in the thread A good story.
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    I am doing the agitation. I have K-9 handlers and a couple of former handlers doing the walk bys. The handler (female) is handling the dog. Very good handler I might add. Follows instructions well. asks a lot of questions and has really improved on her…
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    I'm not big on the new head shape that is being developed in some lines... Ultimately for me though, it's about function. I'd hate to see the breathing problems of other dogs become an issue for Rotties.
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    I like a strong rottweiler head that's not overdone.

    This is what I consider overdone.



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    I regularly receive inquiries for rottweiler puppies, some of them are dumb. When I can tell the person is a novice, but is intelligent and seriously interested, I will take the time to educate them. When the questions are downright stupid I just want…
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    Replied to the thread A good story.
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    I see. I've always left this for later as I felt I can do it at any time, it's just obedience. But it's possible that doing it at an early stage as per Koehler, in the long run will produce a deeper ingrained discrimination in the dog. Resulting in less…
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    Liked Phil Dodson’s post in the thread A good story.
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    At first the dogs would bark or lunge at the passer by requiring a correction. Eventually they learned to only alert on the quarry who made any threats toward the handler and not any innocent bystander. It worked perfect with both my police dogs. You…
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    Replied to the thread A good story.
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    I also fast forward when I see the dog is ready. I think Koehler structured this progam so as to give even a lesser prospect and/or an inexperience decoy the best chance to succeed. The truth is that some strong dogs just need a little stimulation to…
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    Replied to the thread A good story.
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    If the handlers and trainers who's program is based on prey drive would see the intensity the Koehler method produces in a good dog, it would set them on the right track. Glad for you Phil.