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by Carrie
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Non Linear Dogs
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Non Linear Dogs

This is very long, very detailed and can be read in segments if anyone's interested. But it should help clarify why basing the way we view, interact with and train dogs should not have it's basis in pack theory, assuming dogs view us as "pack" members, wolf (another animal)behavior, dominance or...(...
by Carrie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: aggressive/after getting bit
Replies: 7
Views: 1927

Re: aggressive/after getting bit

just joined forum hope someone can help. my american eskimo snowy (5yrs old)has become very aggressive since being bitten by another dog. he gets along with my sons dog, and i had a boxer who he grew up with until i had to have her put to sleep because of illness, i think it can partly be my fault ...
by Carrie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Treats and Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

A-h-h...I see. Well, that must be a bit difficult for your sister. I do hope she recovers soon. I know how it is. I recently injured my back moving my piano....herniated disc which is impinging on nerves running down my leg so I'm out of commission right now too. Luckily, my dogs are all adults and ...
by Carrie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: leash training
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

I wouldn't worry about walks at his young age other than around your own yard. What I do with new puppies is make certain that the leash is not something to fear or dislike. I just walk around the house and pat my thigh, make squeeky, playful noises and encourage the pup to come along with me. I dro...
by Carrie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: leash training
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

I wouldn't worry about walks at his young age other than around your own yard. What I do with new puppies is make certain that the leash is not something to fear or dislike. I just walk around the house and pat my thigh, make squeeky, playful noises and encourage the pup to come along with me. I dro...
by Carrie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: aggressive/after getting bit
Replies: 7
Views: 1927

I highly recommend a couple of great books for this very thing: Emma Parson's Click to Calm and/or Fight, by Jean Donaldson. If you start at square one and go through the step by step process, outlined in Click to Calm, I think you could make some good progress. It's very, very good. This can happen...
by Carrie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Treats and Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

I forgot to mention to be sure to reward the dog immediately...within 3 seconds of the desired behavior or he'll be onto something else and that's what you'll be reinforcing. I probably forgot other things too. Arrrggggg. :roll: Your sister can also look for other opportunities to slip in that train...
by Carrie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Treats and Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

You're right. Your sister is bribing the dog. When she mentions the word, "treat" or offers a treat while the dog is not coming, she is actually rewarding the dog for whatever it is he's doing....going the other way, sniffing around bushes. Never ever reinforce behavior you don't want. The cue to co...
by Carrie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need help with puppy biting
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Here are a couple of my favorite articles on teaching bite inhibition. They're excellent! I encourage you to read them both.

http://www.crickethollowfarm.com/biteinhib.htm

http://www.shirleychong.com/keepers/archives/bite.txt
by Carrie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: What's your opinion on "Tug" games?
Replies: 15
Views: 5071

I don't post often here, but this caught my eye. Tug of war has been perceived by many as teaching a dog opposition or that it can make a dog challenge his owner for "top dog" position. I disagree absolutely and totally. I see tug as a cooperative "killing" game, if any sort of "pack" behavior is to...
by Carrie
Thu May 08, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: My dogs dont come!
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Your dogs should never be off leash if there is a road near by. Here's another thread that explains some stuff.

http://www.victoriastilwell.com/phpBB2/ ... 875b1ddeaa
by Carrie
Thu May 08, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog doesn't come
Replies: 19
Views: 5946

Training a reliable recall isn't something that happens in just a short time. It's a day to day process that needs continued attention for a very long time. It is one of the most difficult tasks to get reliable because there are so many more interesting things in the environment that the dog would r...
by Carrie
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So Angry at myself
Replies: 15
Views: 4516

Oh my! You must be so worried about her. I do hope they'll find out what is causing these seizures and that it can be treated. I am so sorry you're going through this. No. Don't beat yourself up. Listen. I got my Doberman from a very reputable breeder. She, in fact won the breeder of the year award ...
by Carrie
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need immediate help with my Rottie!
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

Things like treats that are not easy to find...special toys reserved for alone time . I wrote that. I should say that at first, make the things easy to find until he gets onto the game...and gradually make them more hidden. It's lots of fun for dogs. You can hide Kong toys with a little peanut butt...
by Carrie
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need immediate help with my Rottie!
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

You're absolutely right Emmabeth. His anxiety might cause some of that vomitting, but if it's excessive, I'm such a paranoid person, I'd probably want to make sure it wasn't something else. But that's probably based on my own personal experiences in the past with a dog that threw up a lot. It turned...