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by ckranz
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dose anyone else volenteer for a rescue a love it
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

Re: dose anyone else volenteer for a rescue a love it

I volunteer at our local shelter working with dogs that have behavior challenges. Its extremely rewarding, especially when they go to a forever home.
by ckranz
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog that jump on people
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

Re: Dog that jump on people

Hi Spike, When your dog greets you from being away, does he greet you with 4 on the floor or do you allow a jumping greeting because you like it? Second what type of dog do you have size wise....toy, small, medium large, Xlarge. Often times smaller breed jump because the world looks down at them and...
by ckranz
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Clear the Shelter
Replies: 2
Views: 5083

Clear the Shelter

I have to say that the shelter I work with we had outstanding results finding homes for 30 of our 70 adoptable animals. Many of the dogs I have been working with and rehabilitating went to what we hope are their forever homes. Overall across the participating shelters in our area 700+ animals found ...
by ckranz
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Prey Drive Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1827

Re: Prey Drive Question

Chasing chickens or chasing rabbits it all seems to be the same as mentioned. What I found that worked with Khan on not chasing rabbits (when we are engaged in things like agility or flyball) was using the rabbits and the chase as a reward rather than using a short lead. I found with my dog no matte...
by ckranz
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ADs on Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

Re: ADs on Facebook

My guess on this would be the owner had an invisible fence. By using electric shocks the device is supposed to keep a dog contained to a specified area. Of course if one get out, it will also refuse to re-enter the area to avoid the shock threshold. Cruel all around IMO, plus it does nothing to keep...
by ckranz
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ADs on Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

ADs on Facebook

OK so while perusing my facebook, I see this video of dog training with a happy look dog doing all sorts of nice tricks at a local dog park. The problem of course was the shocking collar deice worn by the dog. So of course I tell facebook I never want to see ads from this company again. For the reas...
by ckranz
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: advice please my husband wont listern to me regarding breed
Replies: 10
Views: 3049

Re: advice please my husband wont listern to me regarding breed

I think I will take a slightly different tack than everyone else. I would visit your local shelter and meet the dogs there of all ages and breed types. Read their descriptions and talk to local shelter personnel from the adoption councilors to behavior consultants/trainers they may employ. If you do...
by ckranz
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: for or against shock collar
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

Re: for or against shock collar

There are 4 quadrants of learning. Positive reinforcement is only one of those quadrant and the others are equally valid methods of learning. Can a dog be trained with a shock collar....yes it can, my question is does it have to be. Is there a reason one must inflict pain and discomfort to identify ...
by ckranz
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog Soiling furniture and things Chloe taught me
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Dog Soiling furniture and things Chloe taught me

How much I miss her cannot be expressed in words. The thread about furniture soiling reminded me of some of the funnier aspects of Chloe's last year. As her disease progressed it became harder and harder to control her bowel movements. She was always great about letting you know she needed to go. If...
by ckranz
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog soiling furniture
Replies: 4
Views: 11546

Re: Dog soiling furniture

Part of the problem I suspect is cleaning up. urine especially will soak deeply within things like cushions and pillows, and as dogs smell where the bathroom is and are 1000s of times more sensitive to our sense of smell...we may think its clean, but its not. As she has done it frequently it has als...
by ckranz
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3319
Views: 476028

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Getting ready for a weeks long vacation to a national park means spending lots of good quality time with the boys. Each night we have been taking sunset strolls at our favorite beach and tomorrow they will enjoy Tuna Kongs. Next week they will be at ranch camp, chasing rabbits and gophers and having...
by ckranz
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 495149

Re: Vent!

A few weeks ago I was in a huge argument with a non positive reinforcement based trainer who insisted that certain names collars (you can guess) are not painful when used properly. I am just so sick of these idiots. He complains that positive training requires to carry food around constantly and of ...
by ckranz
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Potty accident!
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: Potty accident!

You know the rule about potty accidents.

1. Grab a magazine or newspaper
2. Roll above in a tight club like shake
3. Beat self about head which chanting. I need to watch the dog.
4. Repeat step for until the message sticks

On a serious note, yeah don't make a big deal, but do clean it thoroughly.
by ckranz
Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 5372

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

Interestingly enough I have to say yes on this. My previous therapy dog Chloe would have some anxiety issues with our neighbors screaming children...they would scream for hours at a time. and she would pace and whine and bark incessantly. We found by putting on music...and, I kid you not, Bob Marley...
by ckranz
Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 5372

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

I think you are expect far too much in far too short a time. Fear issues can take months or even years. Dogs of this type are a lifetime commitment and progress and seem extremely slow to perhaps non existent...then one day in the distant future. Suddenly you notice a huge improvements. When I began...