training advice please

charlotte162

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heyy,
im a newbie, HH was recomended to me by a friend.
i need advice.
my 4 mounth old neopolitan mastiff cross cane corso and american bulldog keeps getting me in trouble !!

he keep on chasing joggers in the forset!
i think he just thinks its one big game, i offer him rewards which work sometimes but if his not feeling very coperative.
any tips?
thanks on advance x
 

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I'm confused
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. Are you offering rewards when your dog chases joggers?
 

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lol sorry no,
i offer him rewards when he comes back, i normally have to end up running in the opposite direction then when he comes reward him
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What a very unusual cross! The only answer is not to let him off the lead until you can be sure he comes back....
 

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It does sound as if you are rewarding his bad behaviour?
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Do you mean you try and take his attention away via using treats? If you can't trust him near joggers, I would suggest not letting him off the lead, so he can't give chase. A dog with those different types must be a big lad, I'm sure the poor joggers are terrified
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Am I being cynical in thinking there is something of the wind up about this post
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Just doesn't seem to be a very sensible mix of breeds. However assuming it is genuine, you will have to keep your dog on lead, maybe a long line until you have got his recalls perfect. He is going to grow into one big dog and could get himself and you into trouble if he is not totally under control at all times.
 

charlotte162

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yep, i give him treats when he comes away when i call him.
and yeahh his gonna be a hugee boy !
heres a pic of him about a mouth ago
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looks like his gonna have to be on the lead, untill i can trust him not to scare the living daylight out of joggers
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Haha nope, its a real mix
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his a cutie atm and is VERY well socialised with other people and dogs and horses! just has a mind of his own at times!
his not nasty atall just thinks its a big game, i know his going to be a huuuge boy so wanna nip this little habbit right in the bud
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Okay, apologies for being a cynic - comes with old age.
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What I would say then is I would be very careful about how much exercise you give him, he has a lot of growing to do and his bones will be quite soft at the moment. I would give him a bit of free playing, say in the garden, and then short lead walks. Don't overdo it or you could have problems in the future.
 

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I would start to take him training. It is so helpful to have trainers to talk to and helps to get them concentrating on you and not what is going on around them. You can pick up some good tips along the way as well. I would recommend a long line and possibly getting some friends together in the park and get them jogging!!! Keep his attention on you and make it more fun to be with you than them and if he loses it and tries to go after them give a firm "AHH" walk the other way and when he's back with you carry on the attention training and reward him. At first it might take a few minutes of repeating the same thing but he will learn very quickly. Their brain is like a sponge at that age. Reward based training is the best at this time. Always keep him on a long line for now and never go out without treats.
 
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