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by Salistra
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: Episode 301 - Menace to High Society (Jan 8)
Replies: 32
Views: 28816

Re: Episode 301 - Menace to High Society (Jan 8)

Hi all I admit I only got to see bits and pieces of this episode but I was an avid Housewives of NY watcher. Jill is very argumentative and when I saw she was on "It's me or the Dog" ... I thought .... Victoria is wasting her time with that woman. Jill is the type of person who thinks she knows it a...
by Salistra
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greeting from the Land of too much snow!
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Greeting from the Land of too much snow!

Hi Everyone I have been a member of this forum since May of last year. I am the proud owner of Mia (our Shitzu) and Bunny (our Black Lab) Bunny just turned 8 on January 6th and Mia turned 1 year old on November 11th. Bunny and Mia are both rescues and very happy girls now - they love to play with my...
by Salistra
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Momma Mia and her best buddies
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

Momma Mia and her best buddies

I've had alot of help from my friends here in training Mia and dealing with her behaviour problems that came with her 6 months ago. I am happy to report she has turned out to be the most lovable and sweetest girl like her 2 friends, Bunny our Black Lab mix and Casey our adorable Sheltie! I have to s...
by Salistra
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Mia - new beginnings
Replies: 7
Views: 2394

Thank you Nettle. You and Emma gave really good advice towards Mia. I believe it was you who advised to hold off on the spaying which I am so glad I did.

I feel very comfortable with getting her spayed now. :-)

Salistra
by Salistra
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Mia - new beginnings
Replies: 7
Views: 2394

Mia - new beginnings

When we first got Mia, we had alot of issues with her. I found good advice on this forum. So I wanted to thank everyone who gave input on Mia and wanted to give you all an update. Mia is now 9 months old now. We have had her for almost 5 months now. As you may recall the issues we had with her were:...
by Salistra
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Wetting the floor
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

Hi Mike We had same problem. What we did and it worked really well is: In the evening: Instead of water, we put ice cubes in her dish. She was still able to quench her thirst by licking the ice cubes and it prevented her from drinking too much to where she had to go during the night. Hope this helps
by Salistra
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need training tips for 3 yr old Black Lab
Replies: 8
Views: 4243

PS: Yes there are some very good threads and links to read up on in this forum but I enjoy talking to others with similar problems and hear what works for them and any other brilliant ideas they may have as owners. I love to read but I also love to hear others opinions as well. I think it's importan...
by Salistra
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need training tips for 3 yr old Black Lab
Replies: 8
Views: 4243

So you don't think Paterno runs and ignores owner possibly is not a hormonal problem? I totally disagree. Male dogs not neutered have a strong desire to roam and look for females. I was raised with alot of dogs which were mostly males and sorry but that's exactly what they do. Neuturing does not cur...
by Salistra
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Two sheltie problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Victoria has had quite a few shows on this type of behavior and her techniques work very well. Joggers etc: as soon as you see a jogger / car etc., let your dogs see them as well and quickly walk them away from what is causing them to react. You need to do this before they get too over-excited. So w...
by Salistra
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Smells that cause dogs to mark
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

Max Someone suggested putting a couple of ice cubes in water dish to prevent the over drinking. Mia sleeps all night in crate - no accidents. Thanks hon! Now about those smells! The only thing I have ever heard is if another animal has soiled there and was not properly cleaned.... that encourages th...
by Salistra
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need training tips for 3 yr old Black Lab
Replies: 8
Views: 4243

Hi Katherine I really hope Victoria responds to you. I own a 7 year old black lab. Is your lab neutered? That may be your first step. If he is already neutered, it just may be a matter of working with him on a leash until he gets the idea of "recall". I'm sure you saw Victoria's techniques ..... you...
by Salistra
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Smells that cause dogs to mark
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

Maximoo you are so cool :-)

So that's where I've been going wrong but I did figure it out eventually and you just confirmed it.

Thanx Max!
by Salistra
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to get my dog to dunk in the water?
Replies: 6
Views: 2314

let me clear a misunderstanding up.

I do not leave my "black" dog out all day long especially in inclement weather.

But when I do take her out - I try and keep in the shade and I bring water with me.
by Salistra
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: "Come NOW or else!"
Replies: 9
Views: 2200

Dottie is hearing a sound she doesn't normally hear so yea .... it gets her attention.

Does she have a favorite toy or treat? Use that and instead of growling at her (so to speak). Just try a different pitch (like a squeal).

Have you tried using a dog whistle?
by Salistra
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Mia may need shrink
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Thank you very much Nettle. Sometimes a person's vision becomes clouded when things happen in their own backyard. I was raised with dogs all my life and I've never seen anything like this before. So I guess the old saying "You learn something new everyday" comes into play here. This was starting to ...