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by Maxy24
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Biting / growling / what
Replies: 13
Views: 3391

Re: Biting / growling / what

Well they could enjoy playing tug or they could be trying to steal from each other (or one could be playing and one could be trying to hold on for dear life), it's hard to say without seeing the body language. Could you possibly take a video showing the whole thing, especially what happens if one do...
by Maxy24
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help! Might have to get rid of our dog due to aggression
Replies: 6
Views: 7584

Re: Help! Might have to get rid of our dog due to aggression

Personally I would not feel comfortable having a dog without predictable triggers or with a large number of triggers in a house with a child, especially one that young. I can only imagine things getting worse when your baby is walking. In a different (child free) home I'd definitely suggest working ...
by Maxy24
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Why do they pile more gear on?
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Re: Why do they pile more gear on?

I could see if the dog were severely aggressive and was wearing gear to ensure he didn't slip his leash and attack someone/another dog. In that case I'd say she's being responsible. Use the harness for when all is well, use the halti when he sees a trigger to help with control/breaking focus on trig...
by Maxy24
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Harness
Replies: 15
Views: 4504

Re: Harness

Tucker is like this too, he hates having the harness put over his head. I think just the body language involved in looming over a dog and then reaching straight towards their face with an object freaks them out. Plus in order to be fitting the dog properly it's likely a little snug going over the he...
by Maxy24
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Trouble with pup not listening when excited
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

Re: Trouble with pup not listening when excited

Some of this is age related so I do think you'll see a big improvement with age. Just like adolescent humans, adolescent dogs lack self control compared to their adult selves. That said, retrievers do stay more goofy and puppy like than many other breeds/types so this behavior may not completely go ...
by Maxy24
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: how to trim a Shih Tzu's face without agression
Replies: 1
Views: 3748

Re: how to trim a Shih Tzu's face without agression

First you'll want to teach her to accept face handling without the clippers. Put her up on the grooming table and gently put your hands where you normally would to groom her face. Be gentler than normal, just place your hands there, don't grab hold. Then give a treat, then repeat. Keep the sessions ...
by Maxy24
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Thunderleash & positive training
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Re: Thunderleash & positive training

Yes it uses positive punishment by causing discomfort when the dog pulls. My friend has been doing a similar thing with her dog's regular leash (though around the stomach not the chest) for a long time. I tried the leash wrap on my dog once and he started panicking and flailing around, he does not h...
by Maxy24
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: itching
Replies: 12
Views: 4161

Re: itching

Did the vet do a skin scraping? I'd want to check for things like mange, Tucker had mange when we got him and he was soooooo itchy, we felt terrible for him. If you want to switch foods go with something simple. One protein source, one major carb source (if it uses rice it only uses rice, not rice, ...
by Maxy24
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Labrador breeders
Replies: 11
Views: 6254

Re: Labrador breeders

Yeah these guys don't give me a great feeling. The health testing appears to be there (assuming you trust their claims) but they feel rather commercial. They don't mention doing any screening of potential owners (basically fill out an inquiry and they'll tell you when to come get a puppy) and while ...
by Maxy24
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: what is mental stimulation
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

Re: what is mental stimulation

Mental stimulation is anything that requires the dog to think or use his senses. So training, going for walks where he is able to sniff and explore, any outing can be very stimulating, playing hide and seek either with yourself or a toy/treat as the hider, eating meals out of toys, making puzzle toy...
by Maxy24
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Neutered Pup aggressive after play
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Re: Neutered Pup aggressive after play

Can you describe exactly what happens? What sort of game was being played (in all instances that it has occurred), how/why did it end (did the dog stop playing or did the human stop playing)? Any chance he's guarding a toy? Does the aggression start immediately and how does it manifest itself? Like ...
by Maxy24
Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Newly adopted dog is snapping at family
Replies: 19
Views: 6162

Re: Newly adopted dog is snapping at family

Definitely have him completely ignore your dog, 100% like she doesn't exist. He shouldn't feed treats, no eye contact, no offering a hand, no talking to her, nothing. If she comes up to him he should continue to ignore her otherwise things could get dangerous for your brother and it will break whate...
by Maxy24
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: urgant dog behaviour advice
Replies: 13
Views: 4297

Re: urgant dog behaviour advice

The puppy is 8 weeks old??
by Maxy24
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog humps cats
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: Dog humps cats

Does he hump anything else (will he hump a toy)? Humping can be hard, I work at doggy daycare and there are some dogs that are just so driven to hump I almost feel bad for them. They look super anxious, panting, eyes bugging out. Some of them won't go to the bathroom until the dog of their obsession...
by Maxy24
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How do you stop a dog pulling and barking
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Re: How do you stop a dog pulling and barking

How quickly do you try to start giving him treats? You really need to try and give them the INSTANT he notices the dog exists so you get his attention before he's totally focused on the other dog. You also have to have a very high rate of reinforcement, don't give him a chance to lose focus and lock...