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#2: Build a strong sit and down stay.
#3: Teach dog that he must hold positions around other dogs. It's your responsibility to make sure that other dogs do not jump on him.
#4: With some dogs, aggression can only be controlled. Other dogs will get comfortable enough, over time being around other dogs, that it will be eliminated. It really depends on dog.
#5: The problem with group classes is that there is too much going on for your dog to really learn. Plus, 10-on-1 nature means that YOUR instruction is lacking. It's a good environment if dog is ALREADY TRAINED... as you can take advantage of various distractions. [During proofing stage, that is]. But for teaching dog... no way!
And you don't have to trust my opinion. Just look at caliber of training that you'll find with dogs that come out of group classes. They're substandard compared to dogs and owners that have worked just a few sessions with a competent dog trainer.
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