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by griffin
Wed May 13, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: A dog who digs...HELP PLEASE!
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Labs are diggers, plain & simple... Shoot, my Eddie is half lab and loves to eat dirt. He has a favorite spot, no matter how much I fill it in, grass over it, stone over it, he "must" dig there and eat the dirt... How did I stop him? By spending time with him and telling him no, then redirecting him...
by griffin
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Underground fences......
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

I know you don't support the electric type of wireless or underground fencing, but what if that is your ONLY alternative. It is NOT the only alternative... For relatively low costs, you an get rope with tensile and pull strengths that far out "muscle" your dog. They come in all types of lengths. I ...
by griffin
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Book recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 2842

You can find many here on this site. Off site, I highly recommend; "How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend" by the Monks of New Skete (NY). A great read and yes, they follow the praise over punishment motto.
by griffin
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fun Discussion - Dog Ownership
Replies: 38
Views: 10240

Re: Fun Discussion - Dog Ownership

I thought it would be fun for us all to put our views :D What is the most difficult aspect of owning a dog? Not being able to afford more of them :P [/quote]My biggest problem is people letting their dogs attack mine when we are out on walks. They say their dogs are "only playing" and make no attem...
by griffin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Please help. My dog won't let me watch TV!
Replies: 12
Views: 6268

I believe my original post mentioned this has only been behavior I've seen the last 2-3 weeks. My appologies, I missed it the first time I read your OP. I wish I could remember something different that would cause this but I honestly can't think of anything. In fact, we have a pretty strict regimen...
by griffin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Strange Behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

What Matte said. Be glad it's a leash thing, my Eddie will not poop in the rain and he is 3 years old :P Shoot, her barely pees in the rain....... :lol:
by griffin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Please help. My dog won't let me watch TV!
Replies: 12
Views: 6268

I'll ask. Otherwise, I never thought of that because in two years, it hasn't been an issue until about 2 weeks ago . On the other hand, she pretty clearly wants to play when she's doing this because she keeps bringing me her toys. Now that was vital to say from the start. What changed in the last t...
by griffin
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Cash doesnt like new step dad! please help!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3799

Cash's routine really hasn't much. Just some of his rules, he's no no longer allowed in the bedroom, nor in the kitchen when there is anytype of food out nor in the laundry room, because we got a kitten and thats where his food and litter box are. And I did have a german shepherd when my husband mo...
by griffin
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Punishment...should I?
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

First, pending on where you live, at least here in the States, most districts, Counties, what have you, have leash laws, especially with unattended dogs...... Now, first step, for me any way, would be teaching you dog the "stop" command.. You can give it any name you want, but it's use is to stop th...
by griffin
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Damaging fall-out from Positive Method Training:
Replies: 30
Views: 7305

Impressive list there between them! I am not sure if sofas ought to count, if its just normal usage that destroys them. Eating sofas... yeah that counts. Not yet found somewhere to put a sofa away though... (where would I hide all the other crud in my house? if not under the sofa!). :lol: They ate ...
by griffin
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Perfecting recall
Replies: 11
Views: 2715

I teach recall using a long line attached to a harness, this gives my dog freedom and me control. I never let my dog get to the end of the line, I don't want him to find out how long it is. If you have been using a word that he has been ignoring, don't use it again, change the recall word, it is ea...
by griffin
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Abuse? Advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Abuse? Advice?

Ok, this may be difficult to view, it makes me angry, very, very angry. I have sent the link to my local animal control (yes this officer works in MY COUNTY!).... What else can I do to ensure this doesn't happen again and is NOT proper protocal for this department? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2s...
by griffin
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Neighbor's Dogs Bark At Me
Replies: 15
Views: 3636

Well, there is not much you can do with the dogs. I my self have a pup who barks at my neighbors, well, two of the three houses that next to or in back of me. One set, he just does not like and I have no idea why. They've never done anything to him, other than say hi... The other, in back, has small...
by griffin
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An interesting read regarding ep. 8
Replies: 13
Views: 4666

and the contestants were taking their break before the taping of the judging segment, the owner, J.D., was playing Frisbee with his dog, Galaxy. During that play session, the dog came up lame . So, did the producers edit in Galaxy going up the steep ramp from an earlier practice run, or did JD forc...
by griffin
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barking in their sleep
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

What flummoxes me is that newborn puppies dream. They yip, they growl, they wiggle leggies that can't support them - yet they are blind and deaf and have never been anywhere or done anything. Of what could they possibly be dreaming? Those of you with children - do human babies dream? Yes, babies do...