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by TheBealge
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: First Move with Dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 1172

First Move with Dogs

Hi! We will be moving to a new home and I was wondering if there is anything we can do to minimize stress on our dogs. Also, are there any behavior problems that commonly arise when moving? Can we use this to help fix some existing behavior problems? Any tips on moving with dogs? Recently, Remi jump...
by TheBealge
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Territorial Barking Reward Mishap?!?!
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Territorial Barking Reward Mishap?!?!

My dogs are Athena and Remi. Athena is a 1 and a half year old Doberman pinscher/ Rottweiler/ Australian shepherd mix (exact mix uncertain). Remi is a 7 year old Basset hound/ pug/ beagle/ corgi mix (DNA tested, and the results make sense). They typically go on a walk a day, give or take. If they do...
by TheBealge
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Ideas for Socializing Dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Ideas for Socializing Dogs

Hello. Remi and Athena bark at other dogs territorially, as well as excitedly on walks. The territorial barking is deep and low w/ growling, and the walk barking is frantic w/ lots of pulling and some whining. Remi is a beagle/pug/basset hound/Pembroke welsh corgi mix (we got him DNA tested, and all...
by TheBealge
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Tips for Training a Leash Reactive Dog
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Tips for Training a Leash Reactive Dog

Victoria Stilwell's article "teaching a leash reactive dog to make the right choices" sounded like just the type of training my dogs need! :) Only, I do not know anybody who can help me with training by bringing her dog out. :( Any tips for doing a similar type exercise on a normal walk encountering...
by TheBealge
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Strange (Aggressive) Dog Behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Strange (Aggressive) Dog Behavior

Recently we adopted a Australian shepherd mix. She is one year and three months old and she resembles a rottweiler. When we first brought her home, we had her meet our existing dog in the front yard. Everything went well. After a few hours inside, they got very confrontational over some popcorn. Our...
by TheBealge
Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Training a Dog Stay and Release
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Training a Dog Stay and Release

I recently adopted a 1yr and 2 month old female Australian shepherd / Rottweiler mix from the shelter. She was given up for being too active for the family as well as chewing things up. She is good on walks and sits and goes down fairly well, but I do not know how to teach her to release from her st...
by TheBealge
Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: (no shock) Vibrating collars
Replies: 1
Views: 2303

(no shock) Vibrating collars

When I was searching for good dog trainers, my neighbor recommended this guy who uses vibrating collars to train dogs. I asked about it and the trainer said that sometimes when dogs are sniffing they zone out and don't even hear or care about what your saying, so if you need him to come quickly he w...
by TheBealge
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dog HATES getting picked up, whats wrong?
Replies: 1
Views: 11170

Dog HATES getting picked up, whats wrong?

So, whenever my dog needs a bath, I bath him in the laundry room tub. Its just big enough for him, and he can turn around, but it's a little smaller than his crate. He hates getting wet, and so he hates baths. I try to give him lots of treats when he is getting a bath, but he refuses to eat them. Th...
by TheBealge
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Questions about positive training
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: Questions about positive training

this is not a problem if sound training principles are applied. If you use food right, then it won't matter if your dog smells it or not on you because the power is NOT in the food on you, but the properly applied reinforcement and built up reinforcement history. In theory, this problem could happe...
by TheBealge
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Questions about positive training
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Questions about positive training

Ok, so if you are training a dog to do something, anything, and you use rewards, won't the dog only do it if you have a reward with you? I hear you should try to mix it up so that the dog never knows when he will get a treat, and if he doesn't get it that time, then the chances that he will get one ...
by TheBealge
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: How long can you leave a puppy in a crate?
Replies: 1
Views: 1564

How long can you leave a puppy in a crate?

I fell in love with a Doberman puppy at a shelter, but I don't know how long they can be left home alone. I would be gone from home 3-5 hours a day and I would be able to play with him for a hour when I get back. He would be left in a crate when I am gone, but I would give him a kong that is filled ...
by TheBealge
Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Why are show lines hated so much.
Replies: 17
Views: 8939

Re: Why are show lines hated so much.

Hi, I was wondering if hyenas are similar to German shepherds. They have sloping backs and although they are not wild dogs they do have similar body types. Hyenas can run fine, and nobody is worried about hyenas having hip problems. I think that it doesn't make much of a difference if a dog has a sl...
by TheBealge
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog Barks at Other Dogs During Walk
Replies: 4
Views: 2543

Re: Dog Barks at Other Dogs During Walk

Four barks would be grate! Thanks for the answers! :D
by TheBealge
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog Barks at Other Dogs During Walk
Replies: 4
Views: 2543

Dog Barks at Other Dogs During Walk

HI, my dog's name is Remi and is a 5 year old beagle/ jack russell/ basset hound mix which we got from a foster home based rescue organization. Remi's past life is mostly unknown as he was a stray and he may have spent some time in a shelter. We got Remi when he was 2-3. Remi knows sit, stay, come, ...