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by Alvater
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need help training previously abused dog.
Replies: 16
Views: 4651

Re: Need help training previously abused dog.

Sorry, I should have left the rest of my story out, because it isn't helpful or relevant in this thread. In the last paragraph I tried to say that you should not push your dog like I did because your dog may be way more sensitive than mine and that is not a good way to do it anyways. And, people mig...
by Alvater
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Snow
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: Snow

Can I post pics too? But I am no Brit... My little letter carrier <3 Not so snowy, but icy. http://www.deviantart.com/download/349861378/kirjeenkantaja_by_belgiter-d5saqrm.jpg A pretty cool toy... (I was supposed to make more of them and build a lantern...) http://www.deviantart.com/download/3498623...
by Alvater
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need help training previously abused dog.
Replies: 16
Views: 4651

Re: Need help training previously abused dog.

What I think... If your dog is so stressed in the park/store/any place that he doesn't eat treats (if he eats them at home) you should work on that first. When you can start training encounters with other dogs, find out, if there are any volunteers to help you with their dogs. Do you see someone wal...
by Alvater
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spencer shutting a door
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

Re: Spencer shutting a door

Alva can also close doors Video: http://youtu.be/FL5D3Qg6Teg I don't like her mood on the video, she was stressed because I was nervous to have it recorded and she had many failed attempts beforehand. She also smelled my frustration in the air. It isn't seen but she gets a treat when I hit stop reco...
by Alvater
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Smooth fox terrier - sterilising
Replies: 10
Views: 7515

Re: Smooth fox terrier - sterilising

Has your ***** had her first season yet? It should be coming. If she was my dog I might let her to be operated when she is a year old. We don't though have free-roaming males behind every corner here. And the very few I've met have been easy to shake off. Only one of our bitches has been sterilized ...
by Alvater
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh oh I'm in trouble!
Replies: 15
Views: 4212

Re: Uh oh I'm in trouble!

This is the reason why I want to teach my dog to find lost items. Just haven't practiced enough so now I have to look after my keys and other little stuff extra carefully anyways. I once dropped a leash on the training field and couldn't find it. But for my luck there was also a labrador practicing....
by Alvater
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: What commands would you teach a puppy first?
Replies: 19
Views: 4528

Re: What commands would you teach a puppy first?

One way for teaching down command would be that you have all the time treats in your instant access and when you see that your dog is lying down you reward. The dog should start lying down more often for rewards and then you can connect it with a command. Down may also be a bit scary command for som...
by Alvater
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Avatars and editing posts...
Replies: 51
Views: 39632

Re: Avatars and editing posts...

Okay, so I am going to be the one who asks a dumb question... I really wish to have a pic of my pooches on my profile, but I cannot seem to figure out how to place it as my avatar? I go into 'edit my avatar', and it has a blank spot where the picture will show, but I am not able to upload a pic any...
by Alvater
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ListYour Most Useful (or Otherwise Interesting) Commands
Replies: 10
Views: 3244

ListYour Most Useful (or Otherwise Interesting) Commands

So, list your 10 most useful commands or cues or commands you use most often. You can also make other kind of lists like most difficult commands/cues to teach for your dogs. Alva's 10 most common taught behaviors in everyday situations (= when not trick training) recall * (**) sit ** down + stay* br...
by Alvater
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Clicker
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: Clicker

Yes, I can recommend clicker training. Just do your research so that you can take full advantage of it.

I could also recommend looking for user called Kikopup on Youtube. She posts video tutorials about training different tricks, basic obedience and everyday behaviors like walking on leash.