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by dustyhelp
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog refuses to wear head collar.....
Replies: 36
Views: 17116

thats what i use now... but it doesnt work for me at all
by dustyhelp
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog refuses to wear head collar.....
Replies: 36
Views: 17116

when he has been training with the halti, i havent walked him with it. i guess he just doesnt like the feel of it. I have used the gentle leader harness, but i guess it hasnt been working because he wasnt trained. Are there other, non expensive harnesses that i can use to train him? (im willing to s...
by dustyhelp
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog refuses to wear head collar.....
Replies: 36
Views: 17116

well, i bought this dog training book and it listed several steps to introduce them to the head collar. 1st it said to click and treat the dog for sniffing the halter. 2nd it said to click and treat the dog for sticking his nose through it. 3rd, when he does it willingly, while hes nibbling at a big...
by dustyhelp
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog refuses to wear head collar.....
Replies: 36
Views: 17116

dog refuses to wear head collar.....

i have read in a variety of places (the forums and dog training books) that head halters (gentle leader's halti) are really great for dogs, instead of collars. I am trying to train my dog to walk with a head halter on, but he refuses to wear it.I have been training him for a few weeks, but no progre...
by dustyhelp
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: what should i do? Exercise conflict
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

he is 9. hes a mix breed, we think blue heeler, maybe alaskan husky, not sure but definately blue heeler. he does not get off leash exercise.
by dustyhelp
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: what should i do? Exercise conflict
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

what should i do? Exercise conflict

I am training my dog to walk on a leash while wearing a halti so he will stop pulling. I have been training him to adjust to wearing it instead of a harness, and its going pretty well. But since i am training him with the halti, what should i use to exercise him with? I have heard/read that dogs nee...
by dustyhelp
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog afraid of clicker- help?
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

lol. i just used a pen that clicks. he responds better to it
by dustyhelp
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog afraid of clicker- help?
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

thanks!
by dustyhelp
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog afraid of clicker- help?
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Dog afraid of clicker- help?

I bought a dog training book and i read that clicker training is the most effective way to train a dog. So i tried using the clicker for my dog, but when he hears it, he gets scared of it and tries to walk away, sort of cowering. What can i do to help him so i can still use it for his training?
by dustyhelp
Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog pulls constantly- cant stop- almost desperate
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

thanks! i have been looking around online and i have found a book that explains that and more plus i have found a leather 6 ft leash and headcollar i can use.
thanks! :)
by dustyhelp
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Anti Pull Harness
Replies: 37
Views: 21075

[quote="mspat"]I have had luck with the Gentle Lead Easy Walk harness. It is most effective when used with training as with any training tool. But because of it's design, the lead attaches to the chest, when your dog pulls it automatically corrects the dog by turning them. As all types of harness, m...
by dustyhelp
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog pulls constantly- cant stop- almost desperate
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

dog pulls constantly- cant stop- almost desperate

I have a dog,named dusty, medium sized, 35 lbs, we think blueheeler/alaskan husky mix not sure, that pulls alot on walks. We have tried so many harnesses and collars- halti,head collars, "no pull" harnesses, choke chains, etc to try to stop his pulling. He is always at the end of his leash (16 ft re...
by dustyhelp
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Exercise the Mind...
Replies: 91
Views: 78179

i also tried the concoction. It smelled horrible but my dog ate it once we cooled it down. I have tried frozen treats with chicken and broth in them but he didnt like it so i didnt freeze this one. He's lazy so he didnt want to open the cardboard to get the rest of the treat. once i opened it more f...
by dustyhelp
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Bored dog.... need help
Replies: 25
Views: 5459

ok thanks! I will start with one of the dogs that he already knows. They have met before and he does pretty well with her. There is also another dog that he gets along ok with as along as that dog isnt all up in his face... but thats understandable. They do fine because the other dog nderstands my d...
by dustyhelp
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Bored dog.... need help
Replies: 25
Views: 5459

ok. While I walk him, just in the park near my house, if we see a dog, should i ask the owner if my dog can greet their dog?