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by Wicket
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Different breeds
Replies: 16
Views: 5604

Re: Different breeds

For a related question, do different breeds have different learning styles?
by Wicket
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fighting bitches (split from another post)
Replies: 19
Views: 5408

Re: Fighting bitches (split from another post)

Has anything changed? Have you followed the guidelines here?
by Wicket
Fri May 20, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fighting bitches (split from another post)
Replies: 19
Views: 5408

Re: Fighting bitches (split from another post)

Has your Dane seen a vet recently? If so, did the vet notice any signs of pain or anything unusual?
by Wicket
Fri May 20, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: crappy end to the day...
Replies: 22
Views: 5629

Re: crappy end to the day...

I'm glad Jack is doing better and hope he returns to his normal self soon! :)
by Wicket
Thu May 05, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agility dogs unite!
Replies: 23
Views: 7979

Re: Agility dogs unite!

I've decided to take Betsy out of class. One of the doggy classmates kept wanting to play with her---wouldn't focus on anything but her to the dismay of her handler---and since Betsy has a history of being harassed by Maggie, it was stressing her out. Of course, we always ended up next to each other...
by Wicket
Thu May 05, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Impromptu Agility Course Ideas?
Replies: 30
Views: 23363

Re: Impromptu Agility Course Ideas?

Slightly off-topic: If you're looking for any agility books, check out cleanrun.com; they have other agility supplies there too.

On topic:
I'm so envious that your dog can weave already. Betsy can do about 4 on her own...with the guides!
by Wicket
Mon May 02, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: Presa Canario Episode
Replies: 79
Views: 91346

Re: Presa Canario Episode

Are you sure you agree with the articles you've referenced? From the Leerburg article: Below are some behaviors often found in dominant dogs. • The dog will try to push through a door before you. He will knock you out of the way to get outside first. • The dog will try to prevent you from petting hi...
by Wicket
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: Presa Canario Episode
Replies: 79
Views: 91346

Re: Presa Canario Episode

Have you ever been bit by a dog that wanted to fight another dog, but it couldn't get to that dog, so out fo frustration, you get bit instead? I watch my dogo all the time get so frustrated when he misses catching a squirrel that he bites tree branches and rips them up, or bites the grass and rips ...
by Wicket
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: Presa Canario Episode
Replies: 79
Views: 91346

Re: Presa Canario Episode

Part 3: IMHO, this thing about the "dominance myth" is an attempt to take the blame off us humans(see most humans dont like being wrong in the first place) for what we actually caused in the first place, but not being "gentle leaders" to our dogs. No, it isn't. The most thing disliked about dominanc...
by Wicket
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: Presa Canario Episode
Replies: 79
Views: 91346

Re: Presa Canario Episode

Part 2: OK, I see you got that "misinformation" from that link on the "dominance myths," LMAO. Nope, I've read both sides. Thank you. :) OK, let me try to break this one down for you to better understand. You are correct in saying most dogs to not WANT to be pack leader, they look to us humans to be...
by Wicket
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: Presa Canario Episode
Replies: 79
Views: 91346

Re: Presa Canario Episode

See my earlier post on +P/-R I'm referencing your quote so you can explain it to me. In order to categorized as -R, there must be some unpleasantness involved agreed or else the dog won't throw behaviors to avoid the irritant. Once the dog does the right behavior, the irritant is removed, hence -R....
by Wicket
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Border collie redirecting aggression (split post)
Replies: 9
Views: 2614

Re: Border collie redirecting aggression (split post)

Cassie, do you mind giving a break down of your day--food, exercise, socializing (if any)--as well as a more detailed picture about these incidents with your Border collie?
by Wicket
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: Presa Canario Episode
Replies: 79
Views: 91346

Re: Presa Canario Episode

Yep. I guess the best way to describe and compare the way we use an ecollar and a prong collar would be the equivalent of continuously softly tapping someone on the shoulder that is doing something else that you would like to get their attention, and when they finally pay attention to you, you stop...
by Wicket
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: Presa Canario Episode
Replies: 79
Views: 91346

Re: Presa Canario Episode

Sorry, I guess my interpretaion is different than yours of a time out.... Negative Reinforcement strengthens a behavior because a negative condition is stopped or avoided as a consequence of the behavior. Punishment, on the other hand, weakens a behavior because a negative condition is introduced o...
by Wicket
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Victoria's Episode Chats
Topic: No more episode chats?
Replies: 1
Views: 5072

No more episode chats?

I was wondering if Victoria was still interested in episode chats. The forum isn't the right place for the chats, would her twitter or Facebook accounts be the right?