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by jacksdad
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: HELP! My dog barks at EVERYONE!
Replies: 8
Views: 719

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: 719

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: 265

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: 1201

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: 1201

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: 661

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: 3039
Views: 290078

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: 688

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: 1696

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...
by jacksdad
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Taking Bax to work
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Taking Bax to work

I guess there's no way to know until i try but... im thinking of taking bax into work. well yes and no. If you actually put together a plan, and prepared for this goal, you would have some idea how Bax would do. Even if you haven't put a plan together and you are using phrases like "no way to know ...
by jacksdad
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Almost 7 month old Pup
Replies: 166
Views: 12016

Re: Almost 7 month old Pup

Haven't watched the video, so this is general thoughts for you. 1. It is difficult to impossible to train when your pup has built up energy. sometimes we have to "live" with the "maniac" at the end of the leash until that energy is burned off before we can train a desired behavior. 2. just going by ...
by jacksdad
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!

... after losing Dillydog last summer to cancer. .... Wow I got out of touch. I am sorry to hear about Dillydog. She thinks Womble is DREAMY and wants to follow him about, riding pillion on his motorbike, smoke his cigarettes and wear his leather jacket. He doesn't really know she exists of course....
by jacksdad
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Last Tips on Barking
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Last Tips on Barking

woohoo. well done. I also find that sometimes the best training sessions come from those unexpected opportunities.
by jacksdad
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Barking?
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Barking?

first you need to have some kind of idea why the dog is barking. ALL breeds can present barking problems. some more than others, but ALL can develop barking problems. If the barking is bored, lack of mental or physical outlets, there is options for this, mainly getting more exercises and finding men...
by jacksdad
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Last Tips on Barking
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Last Tips on Barking

you made a knock noise and he did'n't react? perfect...now pair that with a treat....knock at the level he doesn't react...follow with a treat. slowly increase the intensity of the knock towards a level he would normally react. not all in one session, but as quickly as you can without creating a rea...