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by catrinsparkles
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: What's your opinion on "Tug" games?
Replies: 15
Views: 4865

I didn't play tug with Tonks when she was a small puppy as i wanted to see how much of an excitable dog she was first. Once i knew she knew the "off" command i started to introduce it but dropped the toy and walked off if she ever growled. This was because my OH has three boys, they are not likely t...
by catrinsparkles
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: What's your opinion on "Tug" games?
Replies: 15
Views: 4865

I didn't play tug with Tonks when she was a small puppy as i wanted to see how much of an excitable dog she was first. Once i knew she knew the "off" command i started to introduce it but dropped the toy and walked off if she ever growled. This was because my OH has three boys, they are not likely t...
by catrinsparkles
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yipeeeeee!
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Thank you!
by catrinsparkles
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yipeeeeee!
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Thank you - she is fast asleep now, i think it hurt her little brain!

She's my first puppy and i am amazed how quickly she picks things up.

I loved my ten year old rescue dearly, but things took him so much longer to grasp!
by catrinsparkles
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yipeeeeee!
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Yipeeeeee!

My puppy Tonks, has just done her first ever sendaway!!!!

She actually went away from me and lay down on a marker!

Ok - so it was only 7 foot away, but it was away!

She then did a drop on recall three times!!

I'm so chuffed as that was also a first!
:lol:
by catrinsparkles
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: thank you sign and word for pawing
Replies: 1
Views: 985

yep i am a clicker fan too - its amazing how much quicker they pick up on exactly what you are asking them to do compared to training without a clicker.

Tonks is the first dog i have clicker trained since a puppy and its great!
by catrinsparkles
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Herding
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

I'd also like to add that it's mostly when they're running that she'll do this. I think some of it is what she thinks is play (although it bothers them to no end) and the rest herding instinct. Mmmm with great difficulty i think as she is doing what she was bred to do. You might be able to divert h...
by catrinsparkles
Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: How to feed him
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

I'm sure he will be fine, they do put on weight at an amazing rate as puppies, but it will even out as he gets older.

When a dog is an adult you should be able to feel their ribs easily but not neccesarily see them.
by catrinsparkles
Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: How to feed him
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

I would stick to the recommended dose. He is unlikely to put on weight at this young age if you do this and DO NOT feed him human titbits. even though he will be a small dog he will still be growing fast as a puppy and using up lots of engergy. You can adjust his food/exercise as he becomes an adult...
by catrinsparkles
Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Suggestions for a too-smart and too-wilfull puppy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

I would second the clicker training suggestion! I would also say that "yes" she probably is looking sideways and thinking shall i or shall i not....dogs are indepent thinking animals and not machines so they do decide whether they want to do the thing we ask and whether it will be worth their while....
by catrinsparkles
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Treatment for cut paw pad
Replies: 16
Views: 24121

Re: Treatment tried

Hello--I just wanted to post an update on my dog's cut pad. I came across a product that contains hydrolysate of collagen. The product is sold as a gel. The product not only seals the wound (much like pouring cement into a hole), but its ingredients work to heal and seal the wound. From a website, ...
by catrinsparkles
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Treatment for cut paw pad
Replies: 16
Views: 24121

the inside of a dogs pad is like a highly compressed spongue and will spring out once the outside layer of the pad has been split open. A cut pad should always have vetenary treatment and often needs an small op to have some of the spongey tissue cut away in order for the two edges of the outside la...
by catrinsparkles
Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New Puppy Training
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

There is loads of advice that can be given and you need but the most valuable is to get to a puppy class and keep going and practising. In my opinion you are not starting training early - you are starting it slightly late as the pup is already 4 months old. Puppy training should ideally start as soo...
by catrinsparkles
Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: ACE BANDAGE WRAP
Replies: 7
Views: 5951

Re: ACE BANDAGE WRAP

Has anyone ever used the ace bandage wrap to calm a fearful or anxious dog? If so, what kind of results did you get? Also, has anyone heard of t-touch? It is a form of massage for fearful dogs, etc. Thanks for any input, Kathy Haven't heard of the ace bandage but found this on the net. http://www.c...
by catrinsparkles
Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: ACE BANDAGE WRAP
Replies: 7
Views: 5951

Re: ACE BANDAGE WRAP

Has anyone ever used the ace bandage wrap to calm a fearful or anxious dog? If so, what kind of results did you get? Also, has anyone heard of t-touch? It is a form of massage for fearful dogs, etc. Thanks for any input, Kathy Haven't heard of the ace bandage but found this on the net. http://www.c...