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by jacksdad
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Question about raw meat
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Question about raw meat

Yes, raw chicken and UNCOOKED bones are fine - cooked bones are dangerous. There's a number of threads on the forum about raw feeding if you're interested. An example would be to give the dog a fresh chicken wing, meat still on the bone. depending on size of the dog you might want to remove the ski...
by jacksdad
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to reward good behaviour with food aggressive dog
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: How to reward good behaviour with food aggressive dog

Sorry haven't followed up quicker. been a busy few days. One thing I am really struggling with is how to positively reinforce good behaviour with a dog who is food aggressive and becomes tense around food. To solve this, you do have to view each situation you feel your dog is being aggressive over f...
by jacksdad
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to reward good behaviour with food aggressive dog
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: How to reward good behaviour with food aggressive dog

big red flag here is the pain. is the pain being managed? is something being given for the pain? does the harness contribute to the pain because of where it sits in relation to where the pain is? anytime there is a medical issue such as pain, that MUST be addressed before training can be effective. ...
by jacksdad
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Vehicle and dog reactive rescue dog.
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Re: Vehicle and dog reactive rescue dog.

Jack's dad thanks. We are using play to try and use her brain and tire her out. Then progressing to toy play and increasing her confidence. Letting her win tug of War and find the toy. I'm amazed how much she is enjoying this. Probably just wasn't clear what you were doing and in what context. Had ...
by jacksdad
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Vehicle and dog reactive rescue dog.
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Re: Vehicle and dog reactive rescue dog.

poor pup. Some or all of her "hyper" behavior and lack of attention is very possibly a side affect of anxiety. not all fearful dogs cower and shake. Some become aggressive, some "hyper" and lack attention. Unless you have a plan that leverages play, I am going to suggest playing for the sake of play...
by jacksdad
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog aggressive on leash
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Rescue dog aggressive on leash

you have gotten some good advice, but I would like to make sure you also have some advice for how to use food in training a dog like Hobbes. You did mention you were working with a trainer, hopefully they have the education that is needed to help Hobbes. A trainer who specializes in fear and aggress...
by jacksdad
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Previous Dog Syndrome
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Previous Dog Syndrome

I completely disagree that feeding dogs separate causes resource guarding. Behavior 101...to change a behavior, you have to adjust the environment as much as is possible to prevent the unwanted behavior. with some guarding issues, that is all you need to do. other times it is just the start. On the ...
by jacksdad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource Guarding - treats
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Resource Guarding - treats

.... If other dogs come up, keep your hand away from the treat bag, keep the treat bag at your back, keep the toy in your pocket and walk away. Don't let other people's incompetence at training sully your relationship with your dog. Exactly what I was going to suggest based on your answers. I'm a v...
by jacksdad
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource Guarding - treats
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Resource Guarding - treats

.... if she even thinks im going to..... Be careful about thinking we know what our dogs are actually thinking. this can lead us down the wrong path and in some cases make things worse. A couple of common ways it can lead us astray is people by believing they know what the dog is thinking, reach th...
by jacksdad
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Cavachon started growling at my son
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Cavachon started growling at my son

sorry it took so long to get back to this. one thing I forgot to mention in my previous post, the growl it's self. think of that as the symptom and not the problem. If we only focus on stopping the growl, that would be like taking aspirin for a broken arm, but not fixing the underlying break. The gr...
by jacksdad
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Cavachon started growling at my son
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Cavachon started growling at my son

I admit she sleeps on our bed..... no worries and at the moment I do not see any reason to discontinue this. The problem is with my 17 year old son.... The first thing to do is look at how your 17 year old has interacted with Molly. Try to do this as "detached" as possible. people regularly do thin...
by jacksdad
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sitting when meeting people
Replies: 12
Views: 717

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: 717

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: 717

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: 631

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 ...