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by dobiemuse
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Episode Discussions
Topic: Neutering the Neopolitan Mastiff
Replies: 8
Views: 5471

Yes there are medical reasons people do not neuter as well as medical reasons to neuter. Both are a consideration of the owner. I've always neutered my boys, but I do it once they are full grown. My dobie is still intact mostly because his breeder wants to show him (and he isn't full grown just yet)...
by dobiemuse
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Episode Discussions
Topic: Bella the Weim
Replies: 1
Views: 1778

Bella the Weim

I just caught the show, but missed the very beginning, so I don't know if they said where they lived, but they did state where they got Bella. I was quite upset because not too far away I know of some very good breeders. Yes, they are my friends, but they are my friends because of how throughly we b...
by dobiemuse
Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Finally have a trained mother...
Replies: 1
Views: 886

Finally have a trained mother...

Yes! My training is working on my mother! She is the big softy when it comes to dogs (all animals really) and I have had a time to remind her that commands are only said once and PRAISE! She does listen to me, but forgets when I am not around. She had been complaining that my dobie would crowd her o...
by dobiemuse
Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Predation issues and questions
Replies: 21
Views: 5616

I am curious as to what Nettle's method is as well. The mysterious nature of the post really added to my curiosity.
by dobiemuse
Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Contact Training - Weeeee!
Replies: 13
Views: 3173

There is a method where you train "backward". I know I had an article of the specifics somewhere... but you might already know of it. I remember reading that it helps dogs with the hiney problem. :) The best method I've found for the weaves is to have a dog that loves it more than anything else. She...
by dobiemuse
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Contact Training - Weeeee!
Replies: 13
Views: 3173

Yep, I'm in CO. SW end. You can go to a page I made http://www.squidoo.com/coloradoagility There should be a link there to a yahoo group on CO agility. If you compete, send me a PM. If I'm able to be there, it would be nice to meet some good people. Plus, I love introducing my dobie to good dogs whe...
by dobiemuse
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Clicker Trick Suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

You know there are a lot of good "trick" books out there. Just do a search at Amazon and you'll come up with some. That may get you more ideas than you bargain. :) I've seen some "stick" like toys, but I cannot think of where at the moment. There are retrieval toys that you can get treats into, if t...
by dobiemuse
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Contact Training - Weeeee!
Replies: 13
Views: 3173

Btw, would love to have a kitty and name her Kirara (I believe that it how it is spelled), but she'd be a malamute toy and I don't want her to suddenly become big and scare the mal to death! :)

Even my mom is a huge fan on Inuyasha. :)
by dobiemuse
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Contact Training - Weeeee!
Replies: 13
Views: 3173

I think you are doing great! Maybe you want to target nose to hand... that way you can direct him down. How I taught easy... When I was teaching the dogwalk, I usually had a tab on his/her collar for guidance only (be careful not to pull them off). I would have them go slowly up with the command "wa...
by dobiemuse
Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Episode Discussions
Topic: Shock Collar
Replies: 45
Views: 22932

Well, actually the reason I posted it here is because there were so many saying "it worked for me" not just the one person. A tv show can get to more people and by seeing the results (since most humans are visually oriented) perhaps it would have a greater impact. Honestly, I don't think she was int...
by dobiemuse
Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Contact Training - Weeeee!
Replies: 13
Views: 3173

I've also trained "easy" which means slow down. That way when they are coming down to the target, it is easier to see. Also, you can try to direct the head downward easier when going slower. I've seen very small targets work better when the dog slows. Hope that made sense and helps. Btw, love the na...
by dobiemuse
Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Episode Discussions
Topic: Shock Collar
Replies: 45
Views: 22932

Shock Collar

In a non-dog related forum, someone was asking about advice for shock collars. I, of course, tried to gently steer them away from it to positive training. I was not the only one. Unfortunately, several others piped up with "it worked for me". Yes, it was upsetting, but nothing I can do if that is wh...
by dobiemuse
Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: My Major Is Teething Badly And I Need Some Advice!
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

I've also given my pups ice cubes to chew on. They love it! Do be cautious to not give them on a too hot day (let the body cool down so there is no shock to the body) and right after meals. Otherwise go for it. No calories. :)
by dobiemuse
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Reteaching eating...
Replies: 18
Views: 5388

mods.... please delete this thread. I'd do it, but there is no option for that.

Thanks.
by dobiemuse
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are your other pets??
Replies: 30
Views: 8076

Cheetah... I should hire you to take a pic of my betta! :)