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by thistledown
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How hands-on/off should we be with this situation?
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Thank you Mattie and emmabeth for wading through my long post One of the possiblities is that as S is being bullied continually, she is trying to bully R just because she can. yes, I think this is correct. S's dad is particularly keen on the more spectacular CM corrections. Mum is not so bad. It has...
by thistledown
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How hands-on/off should we be with this situation?
Replies: 3
Views: 901

How hands-on/off should we be with this situation?

I’d be grateful to hear what you think is going on here, and the best thing to do about it: My lurcher, R, and I walk regularly with a Golden Retriever, S, who is Caesar Millan-ed at home. We met S at a time when R and I were recovering from the trauma of a 2-dog attack on R, leaving her bitten an...
by thistledown
Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: They are adopting out a dog who bit!!! Irresponsible rescue!
Replies: 186
Views: 25349

DoggoneGA, I have been in the same position as you on a forum, i.e. out of sync with the philosophy of the forum on certain issues. I know what it is like. The more you explain what you do, the worse it gets. When several people question you, if you are a naturally polite person, you try to answer e...
by thistledown
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: They are adopting out a dog who bit!!! Irresponsible rescue!
Replies: 186
Views: 25349

Nettle, that would be expecting a dog to be able to find a causal link between two negatives - which is pretty advanced reasoning and IMO unlikely that a dog can make that link. I was discussing this with OH and he says most of his co-workers can't make that link either. I did not work hard linked t...
by thistledown
Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: They are adopting out a dog who bit!!! Irresponsible rescue!
Replies: 186
Views: 25349

Anyone who does not support and promote positive-based training can go find another forum to participate on, where they might be made to feel more welcome. This is not one of them. do we have a definition of 'positive based'? Before I get my coat? oh, yes we do The training methods are those that a...
by thistledown
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Missing all of you
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

sorry to hear about your loss ckranz.
by thistledown
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: They are adopting out a dog who bit!!! Irresponsible rescue!
Replies: 186
Views: 25349

Picture this: A pack of foxhounds, thirty huge dogs bred and trained to hunt, waits calmly at the meet at the feet of the huntsman's horse. Then with a toot on the horn, they assemble beside his horse and trot several miles in close formation to the first draw. At the draw, they wait for command, a...
by thistledown
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs and children
Replies: 32
Views: 6288

Nettle wrote:Prey drive is pure pleasure. Nothing anyone can give a dog can come near to equalling the thrill of the awakened prey drive.
amen to that Nettle.

:lol: That's my quote of the week.
by thistledown
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs and children
Replies: 32
Views: 6288

I have lots to do with lurchers - one of my favourite types of dog - and I would no way recommend them for a child's first dog. Not because they aren't wonderful - they are - but because of the prey drive. It takes expert managing if the dog is to live a fulfilled life with lots of free-running exe...
by thistledown
Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kicking after going toilet
Replies: 32
Views: 5872

Mine usually cocks her leg when she wees, and that is often followed by a good assertive stamp/kick in a "see what you make to that, losers!" posture. We call it her Power Wee.

When she actually meets another dog face to face she is quite submissive, but she wees like a gladiator. :)
by thistledown
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Sick flowchart
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

no, we didn't use the barefoot detection method this time thankfully! My dog would also like to advise your doggies on this point: the barefoot detection method may result in mum jumping and squealing. She is NOT inviting you to play wild chase-me games, especially if the detection has taken place i...
by thistledown
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Sick flowchart
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Dog Sick flowchart

My dog has asked me to post these helpful guidelines just in case your dogs are struggling to find suitable sicking-up places. When choosing a place and time to throw up her dinner a dog should follow this flowchart. Tiles or Carpet?> Carpet Fitted carpet or removable mats? > Fitted Plain or Pattern...
by thistledown
Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Park Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 2473

Yesterday I saw a woman I'd never seen before. I rarely see people when I'm out as I'm in a quiet area and tend to know the regulars. She had four dogs and they were BEAUTIFULLY OBEDIENT!! Yay, well done that woman! You don't realise until you see a well trained dog just how unusual it is. We don't ...
by thistledown
Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Training Stand-and-Stay
Replies: 14
Views: 2774

Many thanks for that Missymay :) remember that dogs do not generalize, so what you teach in the kitchen is learned in the kitchen but not in the living room. I hadn't really thought about that until recently. I wonder if the learning is transferred from one situation to another according to the inte...
by thistledown
Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Training Stand-and-Stay
Replies: 14
Views: 2774

Aww, thanks for that Nettle. :) :)

'Consistency', yes I can do that :D


lol ..... the dog came into the room just now and looked at the monitor. She says she'll give it a try if it doesn't involve lying in the mud :roll: