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by Dibbythedog
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to properly "correct" a dog and other questions about +R
Replies: 22
Views: 5640

Re: How to properly "correct" a dog and other questions about +R

Hi ClareMarsh Dibbythedog You call tell the dogs that return to their owners (who don't use rewards; be that play, treat, verbal praise at the far end of the scale) - they use fear and punishment as threats if they don't. The dogs' body language is submissive and actually very upsetting to watch. T...
by Dibbythedog
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to properly "correct" a dog and other questions about +R
Replies: 22
Views: 5640

Re: How to properly "correct" a dog and other questions about +R

I've tried using "life rewards" such as permission to get up on furniture or to be let out, but when I give the command she almost seemingly glares at me and takes very long to respond, often well over five seconds. When I use treats, she responds in half a second, so I am sure she knows what I am ...
by Dibbythedog
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Chaos + over the top behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Re: Chaos + over the top behaviour

Thanks for the video minkee. I do think it might be worth teaching "all gone" - just so they get the message. I taught my dogs Pip and Dibby this and also Not You. When i treated one dog and the other one came forward , I would give a finger wag (if you know what I mean) I also use this if I want o...
by Dibbythedog
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to properly "correct" a dog and other questions about +R
Replies: 22
Views: 5640

Re: How to properly "correct" a dog and other questions about +R

Thanks for your answers, it helps to give a clearer picture. I have to cut and run but just a couple of points. She sounds a reactive dog but barking when she doesnt get a treat is ususally frustration unless she has learnt that if sh e keeps barkíng then you will give in. BTW Shelties are very bark...
by Dibbythedog
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Chaos + over the top behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Re: Chaos + over the top behaviour

Ben and Sash are both INCREDIBLY food motivated. I usually have kibble in my pockets for when I'm training walking them and Pops, but if I have food Ben and Sash just will not leave me alone. They just sit and look at me and Ben will paw me and Sash will bark at me. Poppy is actually the best behav...
by Dibbythedog
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to properly "correct" a dog and other questions about +R
Replies: 22
Views: 5640

Re: How to properly "correct" a dog and other questions about +R

You've not given many details about your dog . Some questions to think about. What age and breed is your dog? Has she been spayed? What brand of food are you feeding her? How much exercise and stimulation does she get? Does she get enough or too much? How can you train her to cope with frustration? ...
by Dibbythedog
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Unleashed dog encounter...appropriate response?
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: Unleashed dog encounter...appropriate response?

It sounds like you're really doing well with Chance. :D
I'm not an expert but I would have done the same as you. Perhaps you could practise the Come on lets go and running or walking quickly as part of his training (without any dogs around) so its not strange or unusual to him .
Ali
by Dibbythedog
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy Unresponsive to Training
Replies: 18
Views: 4869

Re: Puppy Unresponsive to Training

Its quicker by clicker is my motto. :)
Kikopup is brilliant! I found Melissa Alexanders book Click for Joy very useful. It sets out the frequently asked questions about clickers and answers then in an understandable way . If you go to Dogwise website , you can look inside the book.
Alison
by Dibbythedog
Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Schnauzer having a hard time with crates?
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: Schnauzer having a hard time with crates?

Your pup is a baby and baby's poop :lol: It's not disgusting behaviour, she's just not going to the toilet in the right place. She needs to have a routine and to be taken to the toilet outside in you yard after every meal and also at least once an hour. Watch your pup all the time and if you see her...
by Dibbythedog
Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: petting a shy dog
Replies: 49
Views: 16957

Re: petting a shy dog

One of my dogs is the opposite to yours. He loves people and gets so over excited he leaps at them if allowed to and people don't like that! My other dog is very tiny and though he likes people, he feels intimidated and backs away if they try to stroke him on walks. I ask people not to try to touch ...
by Dibbythedog
Fri May 06, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pleading to Victoria for Help! More Than One Problem!
Replies: 26
Views: 4524

Re: Pleading to Victoria for Help! More Than One Problem!

Jack, Dibbythedog, a good professional is a wonderful thing. however, keep in mind that at one point there weren't professionals. to become professional they had to first learn and or figure stuff out. anyone can do that IF they have the time or want to take the time. I realize not everyone wants to...
by Dibbythedog
Fri May 06, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pleading to Victoria for Help! More Than One Problem!
Replies: 26
Views: 4524

Re: Pleading to Victoria for Help! More Than One Problem!

And by the way, Alison: I can't afford a professional trainer and advising me to go someplace else for help is, I'm sorry, not helpful. I'm sorry I didnt explain what I meant properly .It was quite late in the evening and I was tired. There is excellent advice here that you can follow though if you...
by Dibbythedog
Thu May 05, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pleading to Victoria for Help! More Than One Problem!
Replies: 26
Views: 4524

Re: Pleading to Victoria for Help! More Than One Problem!

Has he been checked over by a vet lately in case pain is contributing to his aggression?

If I were ín this situation , I would consider consulting a qualified Behaviourist / trainer .
Alison
by Dibbythedog
Thu May 05, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Super social puppy question
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Super social puppy question

He sounds a normal pup to me :D
Alison
by Dibbythedog
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Paws on the shoulder
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Paws on the shoulder

Thanks Emmabeth . This is really useful and I will pass this info on. :) The pup in question starts by sniffing when he meets other dogs so it sounds as if he is being cautious.
Alison