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by Dibbythedog
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Paws on the shoulder
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Paws on the shoulder

I'm sure this subject has come up before so sorry for repeating it. Can we go over the reasons why dogs put their paws on other dogs shoulders when meeting? Emmabeth, I'm sure you said once, it was more of asking "will you let me do this" than trying to "dominate" I know it's not dominance as such b...
by Dibbythedog
Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: This was very very interesting
Replies: 14
Views: 3182

Re: This was very very interesting

I really enjoyed this programme. It's the best one I have seen about dogs and I didnt once shout rubbish at the screen :lol:
I felt sorry for the foxes though , kept in those tiny cages :(

Alison
by Dibbythedog
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog jealous of horse?
Replies: 4
Views: 906

by Dibbythedog
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog jealous of horse?
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Here is a link about clicker training

http://www.clickertraining.com/whatis

If you do a search on Youtube , you will find short videos about it.
If you have not used a clicker before you will need to practise first.
alison
by Dibbythedog
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog jealous of horse?
Replies: 4
Views: 906

This might not be to do with a dog being jealous as such. Your pup learnt to behave around horses in a different situation ie at the stables. Maybe he hasn't applied what he learnt at the stables to your home. He could be anxious that your horse might harm you when you are standing close to him or w...
by Dibbythedog
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Ozzy is ill
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

What an ordeal for you both. glad Ozzy is on the mend.
My dog Dibby is prone to colitis and his diet is James Wellbeloved and wet food such as Naturediet. I have make sure he doesn't scavange etc especially chocolate crumbs.
Ali
by Dibbythedog
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Muttley's Clicker Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 2394

Well done Paul and Muttley :)

Loved James herriot's books and the film too.
Cesar Milan :shock: His books should be burnt!
ali
by Dibbythedog
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: To click or not to click, that is the question
Replies: 51
Views: 9389

Re: To click or not to click, that is the question

Personally I feel clickers are unnecessary and that praise, a pat on the head, mini belly rub, toy or treat sufficiently marks the desired behavior. Using a clicker depends on the dog and the circumstances. A Clicker can be a wonderful tool. Please correct me if I am wrong but the above are rewards...
by Dibbythedog
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Books about dogs thread.
Replies: 15
Views: 7929

Attitudes have changed since Koehlers time and we are no longer so strict and harsh as we used to be. perhaps if were alive today , he would be a clicker trainer. :lol: I am re - reading How Dogs Learn by Burch and Bailey and I thoroughly recommend it. It is text booky but not boring and it's easy t...
by Dibbythedog
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: No-Pull Harness
Replies: 17
Views: 22669

Well done Muttley. :D
Alison
by Dibbythedog
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Glow in the dark ball
Replies: 7
Views: 2888

:lol: You need a packback to carry all that lot in! A neighbour of mine had a collar for her yorkie that flashed red. No problem seeing hím in the dark! I'm lucky that I can walk my dogs in the daytime. I walk at night sometimes around the block but I wouldn't feel safe walking at the park. Alison
by Dibbythedog
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: No-Pull Harness
Replies: 17
Views: 22669

Hi Paul,
Take care when walking Muttley. The snow has melted here and there is black ice so I am being extra careful and not walking out on my own.
Alison :D
by Dibbythedog
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Glow in the dark ball
Replies: 7
Views: 2888

Good for you for discovering a way to teach your dog heel! :D
I tend to keep treats in my pockets and I noticed that when I put my hands in my pockets to kep them warm, I had my dogs' instant attention and they began to heel naturally as I walked.
Do you have a glow collar for Annie too?
Alison
by Dibbythedog
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dogs don't feel guilt?????
Replies: 11
Views: 3215

What sort of things does your dog do that you consider "wrong or bad"? Do you tell her off when she does them? Your dog may have made an association between your action of folding your clothes on the bed and a past experience of being chastised in the bedroom or maybe your bodylanguage was tense or ...
by Dibbythedog
Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Adopted 3yo Peke with an Attitude
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

What heart warming thread this is! This little dog has been through so much upheavel and trauma and he is so lucky to have been adopted by you. It's good to hear of his progress. I adopted a japanese chin dog in April. She is a sweetheart but she has obviously been mishandled when she was groomed an...