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by alvord72
Sat May 19, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: blind st. bernard
Replies: 17
Views: 3847

Re: blind st. bernard

Thanks for the info no the delay. I never would have thought of that! definetly helps! He's doing good taking things slow. He follows mydaughter around her shadow. IAngela
by alvord72
Thu May 17, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: blind st. bernard
Replies: 17
Views: 3847

Re: blind st. bernard

Thank you for the reminder of not pushing and saying no. I knew that, just forgot, so thanks. My daughter is also special needs so I'm always in the room with her when the dog is. She hasn't decided on a name yet. I am having her just get up and walk away when he tries to sit on her. No bath today, ...
by alvord72
Wed May 16, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: blind st. bernard
Replies: 17
Views: 3847

Re: blind st. bernard

He's doing pretty good. Mostly what I'm noticing is lack of confidence, new house, new people etc. He's been vet checked, no health problems. His blindness is a I think he said congenital birth defect, he was born with it. I talked to the previous owners and they said they didn't know he was blind t...
by alvord72
Sun May 13, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: blind st. bernard
Replies: 17
Views: 3847

Re: blind st. bernard

We made a little progress today. He went up to steps by himself! We coaxed and praised and talked to him for about 1/2 hour but he finally did it!
by alvord72
Sun May 13, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: blind st. bernard
Replies: 17
Views: 3847

Re: blind st. bernard

I do know his history. Basically he's been used as a stud for making babies. He was kept outside in a small fenced in area no shade or shelter. I saw the man who owns him beat him with a thick rope around his head when the dog wasn't doing what he wanted The dog would get loose a lot, when his owner...
by alvord72
Sat May 12, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: blind st. bernard
Replies: 17
Views: 3847

Re: blind st. bernard

I didn't want to use force like we did. He had been in the house overnight and had several accidents. We had to get him out. Angela
by alvord72
Sat May 12, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: blind st. bernard
Replies: 17
Views: 3847

blind st. bernard

Ok, another question. This morning when we tried to take him outside he wouldn't go from the living room which is carpet to the kitchen which is linoleum. Picture a 230 lb dog deciding it doesn't want to move. First he sits down. If we persist he lays down. Well we got him outside by pushing and pul...
by alvord72
Fri May 11, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: rescued blind dog(st bernard)
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

rescued blind dog(st bernard)

Hi, I just rescued a St. Bernard today, and it's blind. Took me a few minutes to figure it out, but well he is. So, I've had big dogs before, not a problem. But....I've never had a blind one. It seems like when walking him anywhere if I let him push against my leg he's fine. He's not really good wit...