I had two occasions where Snow did not want to come up to me when I wanted to put him into his kennel. This is a sign that I love to see in young dogs because he is telling me he is ready to think for himself and this is a great time to start with some training to stimulate that brain of his. Training should not be done in a forceful manner. All I use is a long piece of rope and a dog collar, with one end of the rope tied to the dog I can have control of Snow from ten meters away. Before I call him to me I make sure that I am holding the other end of the rope. If he does not come to me on the first nice call or the second serious call then I pull on the rope so he has not option but to come to me. When he gets to me I just give him a pat and tell him that he’s a good dog. Then I let him carry on playing with the other dogs again.
When it came to putting Snow away he had already worked out that he could not get away from me so he followed me. This bit of training is explained on the video of how Snow is taking notice of how the other dogs react and one of the most important things here is to keep calm about things, all animals are quick on picking up energy this is something that I think a lot of people are losing because of our societies. People don’t pay enough attention to external factors, we regularly hear people running other people down from different cultures. This is out of ignorance because people don’t want to open their eyes and see these people as the same as any other person within our society. When people are not prepared to take the time to learn about and understand our own people then how can we be expected to understand how an animal thinks as we like to think that we are the clever ones. Once you understand the dog and the situation you are both in you can make training a good time that your dog enjoys and this is with the right energy. So as I put the other dogs away Snow had walked to his kennel and was waiting at the door. He was still just a bit to small to jump up so I had to give him a quick pull up with the collar. I’m pleased to say that now he is very happy to go and jump up into his own kennel and wait at the door for me to give him a pat before I close his door.
This next bit of footage was taken two weeks later.