I have a 6 year old Lab / Am Staff Mix and he is VERY stubborn. He also has very little in the way of formal training. I need to work on this, for his sake and mine, but I can’t afford a class (or private lessons) right now.


  1. rhinestones

    I haven’t read this book myself, but I’ve heard that it is really good! It’s called dog training for dummies. (part of the world famous “dummies” collection) Please take no offence by this, I don’t mean it in an insulting way, I just wanted to give you a suggestion!
    You could find it on any large bookstore site. I also checked before I wrote to you and I also found it on amazon.com.
    Good Luck!

  2. timelady

    Get a good training book. Start with a leash and collar inside the house. Keep her with you at all times so she becomes sensitive to your moves and body language. Where you go, she has to go. You also have to establish yourself as the leader of the pack. That means she gets no attention, no treats, nothing until she obeys a command. Teach sit first, that’s the easiest, then stay and go from there. Make her do it several times a day.

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