Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:18
I got F-F when she was 9, so she was already part trained, I have trained her : NOT to bark at horses, babies ( though I haven't really achieved much in her relations to children and adults) I have finally figured out most of the commands that she was taught.
My wonderful builder breeds and trains gun dogs. He also gives training classes to dogs with owners; he says that you train the owner, not the dog. You and your family have to be consistent (but totally) when training. If doing 'x ' is forbidden to the dog, the whole family has to be consistent about it, at all times, spray the dog with water if they don't obey. In the final resort you have to ask yourself, 'Do I run this family or does a French Poodle'?