|Barked: Sat Jun 8, '13 7:25am PST |
|I've had five dogs at once before(or rather, two were mine, the other three were my mother and her SO's dogs, but we all lived together and I was really the only one who did much with any of them).
I had Regan and Maya both on a strict daily training schedule, as I was trying to train Regan to better listen, and rehabilitate Maya's fear aggression problems with strangers.
The female Rottweilers(Maya and Regan) were on a crate and rotate situation with the female Bull Mastiff(Kia), while the two males got along with everyone so they got to stay loose all the time. We stuck to a fairly strict schedule with the crate and rotate situation to keep things fair - the females all got the same amount of time out of their crates, and in the yard, etc.
I woke up early every morning, walked each dog individually(or jogged, depending on the dog - Regan benefited from the jog better, as did Charlie). Then I would work on Regan and Maya's training throughout the day, and once again, they would get another walk in the middle of the day - usually to the off leash park(this walk was the longest, at a minimum of about 2 hours per dog), and an evening walk as well.
I didn't necessarily do any classes or actual activities with them, as I couldn't afford to at the time, but I was working hard on their training on my own, and had a strict schedule with all the dogs. I think I had the least strict schedule with Kia because her only issue was severe SSA and well, she was too strong for me to handle on my own with training that. She had NO other issues, but if she spotted another adult female, she would go into instant ATTACK mode and would go right for the throat. She got shorter walks that were usually around times with low potential to run into other dogs.
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