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by jacksdad
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sitting when meeting people
Replies: 12
Views: 71

Re: Sitting when meeting people

just rememebred why i took bax off the front clip. ..... no more front clip >.< sometimes tools can be a great help to training...tools such as a front clip harness. but I am becoming less and less a fan of them. which isn't to say I against things like front clip or that I don't believe they work....
by jacksdad
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sitting when meeting people
Replies: 12
Views: 71

Re: Sitting when meeting people

@jacksdad do you have any commentary on helpful ways i can teach bax to "ask" without him pulling? I feel like its a really fine line for "going in that direction" and "PULLING in that direction" my suggestion was brief because how you do this is completely up to you and Bax. other than not pulling...
by jacksdad
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sitting when meeting people
Replies: 12
Views: 71

Re: Sitting when meeting people

I agree, don't rely on the pulling. teach another way to "ask" to greet someone. this way you can "say no" before there is an issue be it pulling or getting up to someone who would rather not have a dog greet them.
by jacksdad
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy guards kibble from beagle
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Lab puppy guards kibble from beagle

also idk if anyone has stated this but i was always taught to bless the growl. growl is talking. growl is saying this is not cool. much preferable to snapping or biting to say what he wants. oh this is sooooooooo important. because I listen to the growl, respect the growl, I have avoided being bit ...
by jacksdad
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy guards kibble from beagle
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Lab puppy guards kibble from beagle

Finally, please don't pick her bowl up while she's eating, even if she seems fine. It is likely to be stressful for her, just as it would be for you if I came and took your plate away when you were eating (and you'd get pretty snarky with me!). Contrary to what used to be claimed, taking a dog's fo...
by jacksdad
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Site issues
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Site issues

General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] Connection refused [2002] That is most likely the issue. something with the MySql Database. it is refusing connections. this can be due to the mysql service being stopped, hung and, db full, too many simultaneous connections being attempted, corruption. but since ...
by jacksdad
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: HELP! My dog barks at EVERYONE!
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: HELP! My dog barks at EVERYONE!

I debated to respond or not, but it is such a common issue that I went ahead and posted as if this was a current thread. I wanted people to know there is things you can do.
by jacksdad
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: HELP! My dog barks at EVERYONE!
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: HELP! My dog barks at EVERYONE!

Lol. Yeah I totally understand because I am a female and I want my dog to protect me.... Please be open to the possibility your dog won't be this dog. I have a really hard time letting him know the situation is okay and Im not in danger. There are two common reasons for this. first, he isn't actual...
by jacksdad
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Crisis
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Crisis

Just had a chat with my mentor about barking issues and she reminded me that not all barking is equal. we as humans tend to lump it all together as just barking...barking is barking is barking. Understandably we humans tend to just REALLY care about ending it...BUT that isn't the right approach. eac...
by jacksdad
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: lurcher behaviour problems!
Replies: 25
Views: 1277

Re: lurcher behaviour problems!

I am looking forward to meeting the new trainer tomorrow and working on impulse control. Often it's not so much an "impulse control" problem, but a "the other activity is MORE...MUCH, MUCH, MORE reinforcing" problem. Reinforcement is what maintains a behavior. It is what makes it much more likely t...
by jacksdad
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: lurcher behaviour problems!
Replies: 25
Views: 1277

Re: lurcher behaviour problems!

...hoping that someone can offer me some reassurance about my 19 month old rescue saluki/ greyhound cross Sparky. He's got a lovely nature and is very affectionate and loves cuddles on the sofa. He's our first ever dog and neither of us have ever had dogs when growing up. Little did we know what we...
by jacksdad
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Demand barking during the night- exhausted!
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: Demand barking during the night- exhausted!

Shalista wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:18 am
*shrug* sometimes the easiest way to handle annoying behavior is to give them what they want. :roll: :wink:
This absolutely can be the right thing to do. just pick wisely.
by jacksdad
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3103
Views: 291687

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Owners of none reactive dogs look out at a rainy day and go 'oh what a horrible day'. Owners of reactive dogs look out and go 'it'll be a nice walk today!'. ain't that the truth. some of my first peaceful walks was out in the rain. of course I had to help my get over being wet out in the rain first...
by jacksdad
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New rescue dog bit husband's face
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: New rescue dog bit husband's face

He growled at my husband, and my husband got mad because "dogs aren't supposed to growl at people". I told him growling is the dog's way of communicating his discomfort and you don't want to train out a growl because then you go straight to a bite. My husband didn't buy it. ok...sooooo as one guy t...
by jacksdad
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Seeking advice: very anxious small rescue dog
Replies: 41
Views: 1751

Re: Seeking advice: very anxious small rescue dog

Love the growl. The growl is a gift. It shows a dog trusts you to listen to his fears. this thought process has saved me from being bitten many times. For dogs you are just meeting, it's not trust, but being given a chance to prove your self friend or foe. They took a risk, gave you an inch, we nee...