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by Calin
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Worst. Week. Ever.
Replies: 20
Views: 6325

Real fur toys are REALLY high value for some dogs and Maddie seems to be one. You can either attempt to never let her see one again, which I personally think is a shame...... or you can flood her with them, have LOADS of them, she cant hoarde them all! Oh my. I went right out after reading this and...
by Calin
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Worst. Week. Ever.
Replies: 20
Views: 6325

Oh man. We had a really bad relapse today. We were in puppy class today and someone brought in a tiny little squeak toy. (It was one of those with real fur) Anyway, Maddie got a hold of it and LOST HER FREAKING MIND growling if anyone so much as looked in her direction while she was holding it. I im...
by Calin
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: two dogs who live together just started fighting
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Are they both bitches? From what I understand, when 2 bitches decide they want to kill each other, there is no talking them out of it. You will either have to re-home one or keep them separated for life. Sorry. :(
by Calin
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Worst. Week. Ever.
Replies: 20
Views: 6325

AHHHHHH........ Beat husband over head with rolled up newspaper.... or better still, next time hes eating something (preferably something you eat with your hands, forks are a dangerous weapon), swipe it off him as its about to reach his mouth, and then sweetly say 'oh but its ok, im going to give i...
by Calin
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Worst. Week. Ever.
Replies: 20
Views: 6325

Worst. Week. Ever.

Ugh. These past 3 days I've had a tough time with my 13 week old pup. First the rocks and then this. I've had her for a little over a month with no real problems. Now, I'm getting hit with 2 problems that I'm unsure about handling properly in the span of 3 days. What a freaking week. Anyway, Maddie ...
by Calin
Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rock Eater
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Rock Eater

I can't get Maddie to stop eating rocks. If there is a rock outside, she will find it and attempt to eat it. This concerns me because I'm afraid she'll get one stuck inside her. I had a cat once who ate a rubber stopper and needed a pretty expensive surgery to remove it. I don't want this to happen ...
by Calin
Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Interesting viewpoint ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

Yeah, I noticed that too. He is quick to put down every other method....but he never really mentions exactly what HE does. I combed through his site looking for specifics, but he is purposely vague about it. Just calls it 'non verbal control' or something or another. Personally, it's hard to take hi...
by Calin
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beware of the dog ..................walker!
Replies: 11
Views: 4674

Thanks for this post. I'm actually in the process of hiring a dog sitter now. I've been doing interviews for the past week. It's really nerve racking!
by Calin
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Lets See Them....... pictures of your dogs.
Replies: 300
Views: 122292

Awww! So precious!
by Calin
Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Lets See Them....... pictures of your dogs.
Replies: 300
Views: 122292

Finally got Maddie's first puppy pics together!

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by Calin
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy class incident
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

Re: Puppy class incident

Towards the end of the class I crouched down to praise her for something and as I did so she grabbed the clip-on treat bag I had attached to my trousers. I then stood upright and took the treat bag out of her mouth (as I have done on may occasions before without any trouble) to which her response w...
by Calin
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Housebreaking Blues
Replies: 1
Views: 1475

Housebreaking Blues

Well, today we have a pretty bad thunderstorm in our area and it scared the bejesus out of my little girl. Early this morning, Maddie refused to come out of her crate for her morning pee. She refused to eat her breakfast after that and I had to feed her later in the day. This threw her ENTIRE schedu...
by Calin
Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue Ridgie
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

Are you sure he's not trying to play with the other dog? From what I've read the wagging tail/non aggressive bark combo is dogspeak for, "Let's play a game!"

Does your dog ever do that little thing where he sorta bows his head and then barks?
by Calin
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Lets See Them....... pictures of your dogs.
Replies: 300
Views: 122292

What a great idea for a thread! I'm going to head to the store and get a camera so I can show you guys my Maddie today.

Maggie, that picture of your dogs all dressed up absolutely slays me!
by Calin
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: No treat training
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

My puppy wasn't interested in treats at first, either. Then, I cut back on how much I was feeding her and she magically seemed to get interested! Also, I don't bother to train her directly after she's eaten. I either train her before I feed her or a couple of hours after she's eaten. If she's a litt...