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by Smillin'Sammy
Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: brushing
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Nettle wrote:I LOVE you for being sensible and realising that 'no bite' means nothing to your dog - you might as well say anything else such as 'parquet flooring'.
That's awesome, I think I'm going to teach my dog the "parquet flooring" cue. I'm not sure what I'll link it to, but I think that's awesome :)
by Smillin'Sammy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Major issue with new dog
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Congrats on the new dog, I'm so jealous! I want a samoyed so badly. I know a lot about them, so I think I may be able to help. First, you are going to have to work hard with this dog. Samoyeds are strong headed because they were bred that way. As sled dogs, they had to be able to ignore commands if ...
by Smillin'Sammy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My APBT puppy just keeps whining
Replies: 17
Views: 3367

Amazing pics, I love Staffies :)
by Smillin'Sammy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My APBT puppy just keeps whining
Replies: 17
Views: 3367

Noobs' advice is correct. Good luck!
by Smillin'Sammy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spray bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

sherrymyra wrote:perhaps you could instead of spraying it on, just spray it on your hand and rub it on.
That's not a good idea. There are oils and germs on our hands that could break down the chemicals in the spray.
by Smillin'Sammy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Crying and Pooing problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

Ignore her when she cries. About 3 seconds after she stop crying (or 3 second breaks in crying) tell her good girl and treat her and praise her. She will learn that when she stops crying, good things happen. When she cries, nothing happens. She'll learn quick. It could take a while, like 15-30 minut...
by Smillin'Sammy
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need help with RECALL and leash training!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Re: Need help with RECALL and leash training!!

After a while, I will unhook her from the lead and after two times of saying "Cadence here!", she takes off running around the neighborhood. It's as if she knows exactly when she is off the lead and just refuses to listen when she's off it! Any ideas as to why she does this and what I can do about ...
by Smillin'Sammy
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adopting an adult dog
Replies: 52
Views: 10153

I picked the boxer first (upper left hand corner, very first pic) because that little guy looks JUST LIKE my nephew dog (my brother-in-law's dog, that's what we call him) who is an AmStaff. After that I got the right one. :D I'm surprised that Viszla was in there, who would mistake a Viszla for a p...
by Smillin'Sammy
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adopting an adult dog
Replies: 52
Views: 10153

Just goes to show though doesn't it the 'Doberman killer / attack dog' hysteria has died away and was replaced by the 'Rottie killer dog' hysteria, which has now also (to some extent at least) been replaced by 'devil dog pitt bull & pit bull 'types'. Yeah, what really annoys me is the fact that "pi...
by Smillin'Sammy
Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adopting an adult dog
Replies: 52
Views: 10153

One last thing and you probably have thought of this already but... You already have one 'controversial' breed.. in the eyes of the hysterical tabloid reading public.... A rottie is even more controversial than a Dobie these days.... if you dont have people crossing the road to avoid you and Ellie ...
by Smillin'Sammy
Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: timid puppy
Replies: 15
Views: 2793

Well normally she just lays there till the dog leaves her alone ,that's when shell get up and run away from the other dog and hide behind me or my wife,some times she acts like she wants to play and then cowers awayjust as fast as she can,I just didn't see this coming ,the mother and father seemed ...
by Smillin'Sammy
Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: HELP WANTED W/ PERIODICWEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER AGRESSION
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

Cheese is fine to give to dogs, they love it! I know a pug that enjoys the string cheese for kids that comes in individual packages, cheddar+mozzerala combined. And she's a big competitor in show rings, so I'm sure it's good for her :)
by Smillin'Sammy
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adopting an adult dog
Replies: 52
Views: 10153

I'm afraid Nettle is right. I don't think now is a good time for you to take on another dog. Don't worry, the time will come. I don't have a dog at the moment, though I'd love one, because I know I can't provide the full care it needs. Sometime in the near future, though, hopefully :) Good luck with...
by Smillin'Sammy
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: HELP WANTED W/ PERIODICWEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER AGRESSION
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

http://www.victoriastilwell.com/phpBB2/ ... php?t=1135

This post has some good ideas for mind exercises. The "Exercise" forum as a whole has some good ideas too. You should check them out, you'll find some great stuff!
by Smillin'Sammy
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: HELP WANTED W/ PERIODICWEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER AGRESSION
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

emmabeth wrote: Get her a sandpit if you can and bury things in it so she can dig them up.
Yeah, this is a great one! I know many terriers who would attest to this! :)