Hi MDC moms - We are getting a puppy in a couple of weeks. We had our last dog for 14 years and he was a delightful sweet boy and so good around the kids, but we were so young when we got him that we really didn't train him much beyond housebreaking. As a result of our failures, he was a bit out of control for years....he would never do anything mean, but he pulled on the leash and crowded people when they would come to the house. This time - we want to do it right and really put the time in and teach the dog how to be a pleasure upfront.
I have done a bunch of reading and am looking at the Love That Dog Training Program because it seems to be all positive training - it actually leans a bit towards some
attachment "parenting" concepts, but I wondered if anyone has had experience with it and whether it works? The puppy that we are getting is considered a "soft breed" and will wilt around any aggression/negativity so I want to go with only positive training strategies, but also have a well trained dog.