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by spydre
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help! Problem with Dodger just appeared quickly, and badly!
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: Help! Problem with Dodger just appeared quickly, and badly!

Thank you, Emma. The good news is, his hand isn't broken. Now that the pain is simmering down a bit, my husband says it all feels muscular, rather than the bone in his thumb. As soon as the incident happened, the kitchen trash can went out on the enclosed back porch. He normally doesn't have this ty...
by spydre
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help! Problem with Dodger just appeared quickly, and badly!
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Help! Problem with Dodger just appeared quickly, and badly!

I found out about a behavior that my youngest has been doing with Dodger (which I was formerly unaware) when playing with him, and that was if Dodger had his ball, my youngest would essentially hit the ball out of his mouth - using something else, poke the side of it so that it fell out of Dodger's ...
by spydre
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Barking in the evening, or even whenever
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Barking in the evening, or even whenever

I agree with you, I do think it is the equipment that they bring in that is triggering him. Even after the termite guy left last week, Dodger was sniffing around where he had set his bag in the hallway. And when my father in law was here, it was the torch and the gloves that set him off - gloves, an...
by spydre
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dog that won't fetch
Replies: 8
Views: 4017

Re: Dog that won't fetch

With Dodger it depends on the mood he's in, or his energy level in that particular play session. He may start out fine fetching, and running gung ho, but after a few minutes, he may run to the toy/rope/ball, etc, and not bring it back. That's our sign usually that he wants to switch to tug, either w...
by spydre
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Barking in the evening, or even whenever
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Barking in the evening, or even whenever

Oh, and as another note - the only other area that we haven't had a ton of success with Dodger's training is when workmen come to the house. He loves receiving company, but if someone is carrying something into the house, like say the Orkin man, or when my father in law brought an torch over to thaw...
by spydre
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Barking in the evening, or even whenever
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Barking in the evening, or even whenever

WE've been having moderate success training Dodger, although we are still working on his separation anxiety, but has made great strides with that. But that isn't our current problem. Just in the past month or so, Dodger has started barking - non-stop, rather high pitch. He'll accompany this with che...
by spydre
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog and Lightning
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Thank you!
by spydre
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Another question
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Another question

Okay, when a family member got a new dog a couple of years ago, their Aussie Shepherd starting gaining weight - evidently he's starting to actually take food out of their hands, and when he gets done eating his meals, he goes over and takes the other dog's meals (which is probably why the dog is und...
by spydre
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog won't walk on a leash-What do I do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Sorry, I meant to make this in a new post, so ignore it, and I'll make a new post.
by spydre
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog won't walk on a leash-What do I do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Another question

Okay, when a family member got a new dog a couple of years ago, their Aussie Shepherd starting gaining weight - evidently he's starting to actually take food out of their hands, and when he gets done eating his meals, he goes over and takes the other dog's meals (which is probably why the dog is und...
by spydre
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Won't go outside without me!
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Won't go outside without me!

Dodger has a bit of separation anxiety, and it's gotten a bit worse. When we first got Dodger, he was absolutely stuck to me. He's at least expanded that little world to include Bill, my husband. Now I'm not going to ask about how to deal with the separation issues when we are gone, we are slowly wo...
by spydre
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog and Lightning
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Thank you for asking this question. Both Loth, our last dog, and Dodger, our current dog, have had this issue. Actually, Dodger has issues with most loud noises, but usually he recovers quickly, and comes to check out what made the noise. HOwever, with thunder (and so, by default, storms), he become...
by spydre
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Poor Doger
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

I do have to say, it's hilarious to watch him walk around with a leg or arm from this thing in his mouth. It looks like he has a critter tail sticking out of his mouth!
by spydre
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Poor Doger
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Poor Doger

Okay, when we were cleaning my bedroom, I noticed there was on particular stuffed animal of mine that Dodger kept nosing at - so we figured Dodger wanted a stuffed animal. Hubby went out and got Dodger this little bitty sqeaky squirrel. It took Dodger about 4 hours to get it so I had to take the squ...
by spydre
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Odd - there has to be something more to this story
Replies: 13
Views: 2878

No, I'm not saying the parents PLANNED on this happening. Look, we all know the, "A dingo ate my baby," case in Austrailia. Of course, in that case it turned out to be true. But in this area, it seems a lot of parents that have even accidently hurt their kid have said something similar - oh, the dog...