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by maryhelen329
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Aggression towards one person
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

well i originally thought the growling/barking was a protective thing, so i would hold her and show her that i'm safe so she wouldn't worry (it's works with my other dog who is also very protective). but i think it might be more fear than it is protective instinct. to comfort her i just hold her and...
by maryhelen329
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Aggression towards one person
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

my aunt doesn't have a problem with stella not liking her, she doesn't try to force herself on stella and i don't try to force the connection. i just try to comfort her (in a separate room) to keep her from barking. i do all of those things that you said. if i know my aunt is coming over, i put her ...
by maryhelen329
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Aggression towards one person
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Aggression towards one person

My dog Stella is the sweetest dog. Even around new people, she gets excited to play with them. But every time she sees my aunt she goes crazy. She growls and barks non stop. Even when I put her in a different room, she still barks, as if she can sense her presence in the house. She ONLY does this wi...
by maryhelen329
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Opinions on Electric Fences
Replies: 13
Views: 3915

josie... one would think that. but she has a LOT of energy. Haha. and she loves to run. Noobs, I have a 16 ft retractable leash (it was the longest i could find) but she just gets so much energy and ends up getting jerked back by the leash when i can't keep up. and even with the harness on, that wor...
by maryhelen329
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Opinions on Electric Fences
Replies: 13
Views: 3915

Thanks everyone so much for your replies! I am DEFINITELY not getting one now! I had no clue, I thought it was purely a training thing to keep them in the yard, I didn't realize that it shocked them that much! And I don't think I would leave my little dog unattended outside (I'm wayyy too protective...
by maryhelen329
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: "Loose Leash" training a small dog?
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

Well, on the thing with pulling away, she doesn't ever stand still when we're outside or she doesn't follow me. She's always pulling away to something else that looks exciting. Like, as soon as we step outside she starts to pull. She just doesn't seem to notice me being there. I think I'm not fully ...
by maryhelen329
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: "Loose Leash" training a small dog?
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

I will definitely try this! thanks
by maryhelen329
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: "Loose Leash" training a small dog?
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

"Loose Leash" training a small dog?

What is the best way to go about training a small (7 lbs) dog on a loose leash. I've tried the method on this forum, but it doesn't seem to work for my dog. She doesn't even notice that I'm there. She gets so distracted by everything around her and she just pulls and pulls and pulls. I stop when she...
by maryhelen329
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New puppy who likes to bite
Replies: 2
Views: 905

What I've been doing, that has worked pretty effectively, is anytime my dog starts biting I give her another toy and when she chews on the toy instead of me I praise her relentlessly. She doesn't always take it right away, so I just keep offering her the toy until she takes it. It takes time, a lot ...
by maryhelen329
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 17
Views: 5317

Mattie, you know that my intentions were never to have you leave the forum. All of your advice, to me and to others, has been amazingly helpful. I don't think that you're a bad person and I haven't said anything to make you think that. I hope that you won't let one clash between us bring to an end e...
by maryhelen329
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: I've been potty training for 3 months...HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 4594

That is adorable, fundog. I can just imagine the scene. And emmabeth, that is exactly what happened. I got a book, read it for the good of my dog and it ended up backtracking the whole process. The methods didn't seem awful to me bc that is the way that my family's dogs had been raised. But now that...
by maryhelen329
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: I've been potty training for 3 months...HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 4594

She is only alone if I'm not home or at night when she's sleeping. She doesn't really get to see the 'world' much, because we don't have dog parks or anything like that here. But I have started (since your recommendation) walking her around the neighborhood where she can see other dogs, people, cars...
by maryhelen329
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: I've been potty training for 3 months...HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 4594

I'm actually not offended by anything that has been said. I've taken and used all of the advice given to me. And all of the advice has been great! I actually love the quote thing, it's very helpful like you said. I have no idea how to work it, but I love it! Stella is doing great! She had one accide...
by maryhelen329
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: I've been potty training for 3 months...HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 4594

I never once in this entire conversation told you how you should speak, Mattie. I haven't made any personal attacks on you. I didn't tell you that the way you speak is wrong. The whole point of the last post was to make you understand that I am not attacking you. I keep telling you over and over tha...
by maryhelen329
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: I've been potty training for 3 months...HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 4594

"We are volunteers who give our time and experience free to help people like you, we don't appreciate being attacked because not enough information was given but we are expect to know it without being told." What I was saying wasn't about what advice you gave, it was about the way it was interpreted...