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by Marley
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Play behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 1102

Re: Play behavior

That's what I was thinking, I just want to make sure I'm not missing something.

Thanks
by Marley
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Play behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 1102

Play behavior

I've noticed when there are two dogs playing and a third arrives the third starts barking at the two playing dogs. I've also noticed the dogs playing may switch, however the odd dog out is still barking at the playing dogs. All three dogs are friends and play nicely together all the time. Does anybo...
by Marley
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: DNA tests?
Replies: 2
Views: 1940

Re: DNA tests?

No, they can't tell you your dog's breed. They can tell you which breeds are included in the genetic background of your dog. The results can vary between companies. It depends on how much they have invested in their database, which basically means how many different breeds they have in their databas...
by Marley
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Professional Dog Walkers
Replies: 11
Views: 3113

Re: Professional Dog Walkers

My dog walker spends 1/2 hour at each home. She tries to keep her "territory" small and therefore can add more dogs. The only time she walks multiple dogs is when they are from the same home.

I currently pay $17 for a 1/2 hour walk.
by Marley
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seperation Anxiety
Replies: 10
Views: 2885

Re: Seperation Anxiety

OMG I thought I was the only one who suffered from separation anxiety! When my dog first came home, I was so worried about her having separation anxiety, I left her home and I found I couldn't leave her alone. I ended up sitting outside my front door making sure she didn't bark. I ended up having to...
by Marley
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Professional Dog Walkers
Replies: 11
Views: 3113

Re: Professional Dog Walkers

So for those of you who use a dog walker: *How did you find him/her? *Are you happy with the service? *What do look for in your dog walker? *What do you expect out of your dog walker? *What other services does your dog walker provide? *Is it worth the cost to you? *Does your dog walker do this full...
by Marley
Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Exercise & rainy days
Replies: 18
Views: 4206

Re: Exercise & rainy days

It's been raining non-stop in my area also (normally an arid area). We have done the following: Walk in the rain (my dog hates it) Puzzles and trick training When I'm going crazy, we've gone to a couple of pet stores (dogs are allowed inside). My dog totally loves going to the pet store. We've also ...
by Marley
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dog that won't fetch
Replies: 8
Views: 4898

I taught my dog to fetch using a clicker. It took a long time and it is still not her favorite game. It has become our in the house rainy day activity. 1. I replaced her ball with a rope toy (we had so many issues with the ball I wanted to start fresh). 2. I set the rope in front of my feet and I wo...
by Marley
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Training Treats
Replies: 30
Views: 12768

I use organic hotdogs without any sulfates or nitrates. They have a pretty strong scent and my dog is crazy about them. We ONLY use them for training, which keeps them exciting. I've tried cheap hotdogs but they kind of grossed me out and I didn't want to touch them. She also tended to reject some b...
by Marley
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how do i teach my dog to play fetch??
Replies: 15
Views: 4766

This is how I taught my dog to play fetch. 1. She learned "take it" with treats. I would offer the treat and say take it as she took the treat. (We learned this before I got a clicker). 2. I would sit with the toy in front of me and click anytime she paws at the toy (we used a rope toy, I was incred...
by Marley
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Training treats
Replies: 6
Views: 2832

We use nitrate/sulfate free hotdogs. All the dogs in our training classes have been crazy about them.
by Marley
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: spoiling
Replies: 18
Views: 4749

What is a digestive biscuit?
by Marley
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Training Puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

I would try to tell the dog "No" if it starts going off of the bad, and then move it to the bad to finish defecating. Then give lots of praise. Most of the dogs I've met who are chastised for going in the wrong spot begin hiding when they poop. I would suggest just relocating him and provide a lot ...
by Marley
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog afraid of clicker- help?
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

My first clicker was really loud and it really scared my dog. I ended up buying one with a volume control, which I really like.

You can use the click of a pen, dogs can hear it and you will always have one handy.
by Marley
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: question about clicker training
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

With clicker training you click and treat whenever they do what you asked. I find clicker training best to teach something where I want specific action. For example "drop" (where she drops the toy). If you stop treating when you click the dog will stop listening for the click and it will lose its ef...