Originally Posted by justbugged
He has had more training than I thought he would have had at this point. All I really know is that the people that surrendered Jet at the shelter were known drug users, and they were his second owners. Jet seems like he may have been beaten at some point. He knows to roll over and be semi submissive. He really doesn't want to be submissive. At least I know that a dog like this needs a firm, but very fair hand, when he is being taught what I want him to learn. I may still need more professional training for both of us. It may be hard for me to find someone that understands this breed, and knows a lot more than I do about training dogs. I looked into Petco's training program, and I wasn't impressed with the young employees that have been promoted to the company's dog trainer positions. My DD knows a trainer in Seattle that may fit for exactly for what I need. 5
Check out http://www.aocb.com
it is a little far from you but they might have a good recommendation in your area.
I had them help me with my alpha female 90lb rott/dobbie/lab/shepard/pitt mix
We even got her trained up enough that she was a certified helper dog.... to notify me if something happened while I was sleeping or something happening behind me. (due to my lack of hearing and vision)
After working with them and a visit while I was out of town (they board and train as well.. like refresher courses) on a trip....
She was the best dog my vets have ever worked with, the best dog with the kids and a amazing dog with me.... never had to worry about sleeping even in a wee little apts in the "cheap" parts of town.