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by Herman's Human
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pet Loss
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Pet Loss

First, I'm so sorry to hear of Herman's passing. And I'm sorry it's still so difficult for you to cope with your loss. Thank you for the kind words. I'm past the darkest point in my grieving now and I'm coping much better. My involvement in local animal rescue has helped me a lot, an emotional outl...
by Herman's Human
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Cat Reactive
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Re: Cat Reactive

With difficulty... Is this a cat in the home, or cats seen out on walks? What breed is the dog in question, how old, and how established is the behaviour? Does the dog seem to just want to chase/hunt the cat, or does he react aggressively? Does the dog redirect onto the person holding him? How easi...
by Herman's Human
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Dog Names
Replies: 18
Views: 7152

Re: Favorite Dog Names

Flyby wrote:
The other thing sometimes is to have a 'draft' name for a puppy, but wait until you see the character develop before picking a name that really fits. There are lots of names in books that have connotations
Good approach. :mrgreen:
by Herman's Human
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Cat Reactive
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Re: Cat Reactive

Thanks, that's good stuff. Herman scared me around cats. I stopped bringing him into a pet supply store where he was a staff favorite when he went red zone on some cats there. That was hard for me because of his gentleness with humans. The store manager once remarked that she had never seen a dog ac...
by Herman's Human
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 19 photos from the 'best dog photographers of the year' cont
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: 19 photos from the 'best dog photographers of the year' cont

I can see the danger now. I saved the site with the photographs so I can go back and look at details. Thanks for helping me learn.
by Herman's Human
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 19 photos from the 'best dog photographers of the year' cont
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: 19 photos from the 'best dog photographers of the year' cont

I understand now, thank you. That makes sense.
by Herman's Human
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Cat Reactive
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Re: Cat Reactive

Herman was an American Pit Bull Terrier, he was clearly aggressive toward cats but NEVER redirected toward a human. Herman was NOT the least bit human aggressive. Treats had little to no effect. Herman stayed briefly at a home with a cat but he was so aggressive toward the cat that he could not be i...
by Herman's Human
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Dog Names
Replies: 18
Views: 7152

Re: Favorite Dog Names

Herman had been "Hammer" before he adopted us. I liked "The Munsters" television show and I thought Herman Munster was a sweet guy but was misunderstood because of his "scary" appearance. "Herman" seemed like a perfect fit. :mrgreen:
by Herman's Human
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Cat Reactive
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Cat Reactive

How can cat-reactive dogs be trained to accept cats? :?:
by Herman's Human
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 19 photos from the 'best dog photographers of the year' cont
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: 19 photos from the 'best dog photographers of the year' cont

I don't see the issues, I'd be grateful for any explanations to help me learn. :?
by Herman's Human
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Re: Ignorance

I agree. Choking a dog isn't training, it's force. I now cringe when I see choke chains and prong collars :|
by Herman's Human
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Molly. Run Free, Baby-girl.
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: Molly. Run Free, Baby-girl.

I don't remember what happened with the bugs. We prepared for the potential bug problem by having the bug screen setup behind the deck.
by Herman's Human
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Molly. Run Free, Baby-girl.
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Molly. Run Free, Baby-girl.

Molly was born on a farm and wasn't keen on coming into the house on her first night at her new home. We slept on the back deck the first night. http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r797/4mattspics/Scan_zpse2c644be.jpg http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r797/4mattspics/FirstNight_zpsfa5a22c9.jpg
by Herman's Human
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Re: Ignorance

True. Years ago, when I was first beginning to train a White German Shepherd Dog puppy through a breed club and rescue, I was taught to use choke-chains and prong collars. I did so for years as I didn't know any better. :cry: I came to regret that approach and renounced it completely when I learned ...
by Herman's Human
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Ignorance

While talking to someone who had known my angel, Herman, I mentioned that Herman was pulling on the leash. The person said to get a choke -chain. I said that wasn't going to happen, the person's reply was that Herman needed to be shown who's boss because "he's a pit bull". Herman loved this person a...