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    DefaultQuick question for those with more than one dog.

    How do you train without interference? If I try in the kitchen when there is no other dog in sight, at the first "good boy" I get a kitchen full of leaping bodies saying "watch me mom, I can sit (down, stay, etc). If I go out in the backyard and shut the beagles in the house, when I look back they are hopping up and down at the patio door baying and whining. I know he needs to learn to work with distractions but that's a little much for a rank amateur ;D I guess I could put the beagles in one of the bedrooms.

    How do you do it?


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    DefaultRe: Quick question for those with more than one dog.

    secure the other dogs in another room, or take one dog out to the yard.

    Later on, I work on keeping one dog in a stay and work the other, but that's WAY down the road...

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    DefaultRe: Quick question for those with more than one dog.

    Separate rooms, areas, a crate. Later a down/sit stay.
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    DefaultRe: Quick question for those with more than one dog.

    Right now one stays in the house and the other goes out, or one stays upstairs and the other goes in the basement with me. I use to just train Emilu, so Skippy was always having to stay in the house. He used to get a little upset and watch out the window, then he became resigned and would just lay down the whole time while Miss Smarty Pants pranced out the door. Now that I am training Skippy too, Emilu is not nearly so gracious about staying in. She tries to rush the door to go out first, and when I tell her she has to stay in, she hangs her head, hears drooping and looking very sad. Poor thing :P

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    DefaultRe: Quick question for those with more than one dog.

    The rest of mine are in their ex-pens while I am training inside. Belle cracks me up and as I am training in the livingroom (where her ex-pen is) she will be doing the commands in her ex-pen that I am giving Kodi!

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    DefaultRe: Quick question for those with more than one dog.

    Take the one you want to train someplace where the other dogs aren't. I will take Ruger out in the side yard to work him, alone. When I'm in the field with all three dogs, I take turns working them. Magnum and Ruger will go off an lay down. Remington is a pest so I have to tie him to the fence while I work the others. Then I untie him and work him.

    You just have to figure out your own system

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    DefaultRe: Quick question for those with more than one dog.

    Crates, baby-gates, or separate trips to Petsmart, the training club or the park.

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    DefaultRe: Quick question for those with more than one dog.

    Crate all the wanna be's until it's time for group sits and downs... which at this house, I've got a whole ring full! ;D



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    DefaultRe: Quick question for those with more than one dog.

    I crate them nearby so they can watch.

    So far this has worked very well for me, as my dogs are very competitive for whom will be trained first, Ruby hates it when Rhys wins! She is a noisey and impatient waiter, so usually I like to train her first, but even when its Rhys' turn, she is squaking so loud I can hardly work him!

    I find when I train her last she has much more ambition LOL and so I use them against themselves.

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    DefaultRe: Quick question for those with more than one dog.

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmydogz2much
    I crate them nearby so they can watch.

    So far this has worked very well for me, as my dogs are very competitive for whom will be trained first, Ruby hates it when Rhys wins! She is a noisey and impatient waiter, so usually I like to train her first, but even when its Rhys' turn, she is squaking so loud I can hardly work him!

    I find when I train her last she has much more ambition LOL and so I use them against themselves.
    Kidd's Mom can vouch for my girl at the Open ring at LRC. Fuji can be heard howling with jealousy from her crate on Mata's videos in the background. ;D Had she not jumped up out of her DOR early, she'd have had a fairly respectable Q for CDX title also. Rotten stinkin' brown dog!!! :'( Yep, using jealousy to motivate is a GOOD thing around here too.

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