Search found 6500 matches

by JudyN
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Stubborn Sam
Replies: 8
Views: 1984

Re: Stubborn Sam

airen42 wrote: stalking my parrot. My parrot usually wins, and the nose pinch gets Sam to back off and sit patiently until Wally throws him a fruity morsel from his food bowl
Now that I would love to see! :lol:
by JudyN
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: E Collars - Work of the devil or useful training tool?
Replies: 31
Views: 9811

Re: E Collars - Work of the devil or useful training tool?

Have you read the Wikipedia page on shock collars? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_collar There's quite a few studies referenced there, plus sections on 'Criticisms' and 'Praise'. Good luck, with however you decide to proceed. I'm sure it doesn't need to be said, but if you try the shock collar a...
by JudyN
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: E Collars - Work of the devil or useful training tool?
Replies: 31
Views: 9811

Re: E Collars - Work of the devil or useful training tool?

As a lurcher owner, I know quite a few people with dogs (often greyhounds) who can't ever be let off lead, as they would chase, and possibly kill, any small furries. Yes, it's not ideal, but most of these dogs are perfectly content and well balanced. Yes, dogs love to run off lead, but they also lov...
by JudyN
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: House Training Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: House Training Help

I'm sure more experienced people will be along soon with advice, but the only thing I would say is that when he has peed or pooed in the house, you need to clear it up thoroughly with a non-ammonia-based cleaner - there are proprietry brands you can buy in any pet shop. If there is any lingering sme...
by JudyN
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Liverpool, England
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: Hello from Liverpool, England

Welcome, from another newbie from the UK :D I know how worrying it can be when your new puppy isn't always sunshine and light.... :lol: If you post in the Training advice section http://positively.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4 you should get plenty of advice from some very knowledgeable people. I thin...
by JudyN
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: I am at a loss
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: I am at a loss

If it was me, I'd probably want to take my dog to the vet for a check-up to be on the safe side. However, dogs do sometimes get bored of their food, and some people find they have to switch foods every few weeks, which isn't ideal for a dog's digestion. What often works, though, is just to add a cou...
by JudyN
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Stubborn Sam
Replies: 8
Views: 1984

Re: Stubborn Sam

Looking back at your posts, Sam is just over a year old and you've just had him a few weeks, is that right? If so, he is still very young, and has not had much time to unlearn habits that were allowed to develop. He may also be feeling more confident now, so is feeling more exuberant. I say allowed ...
by JudyN
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sleeping through the night...
Replies: 35
Views: 5244

Re: Sleeping through the night...

I failed at the first hurdle :oops: He has a Pavlovian reaction to us putting our knives and forks down at the end of a meal, and the thought of making him wait - given that he is an utterly food-obsessed dog with low frustration threshold and a fragile brain - was far worse than the thought of bein...
by JudyN
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sleeping through the night...
Replies: 35
Views: 5244

Re: Sleeping through the night...

Thank you! I'll give it a try :D
by JudyN
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sleeping through the night...
Replies: 35
Views: 5244

Sleeping through the night...

Jasper almost always needs to go to the garden some time in the night, often around 3am, for a wee and a poo. He's fairly quick about it (though on these warmer nights he may have a sniff round the garden) but I'd obviously prefer him to sleep through. Has anyone any suggestions? Other details: He's...
by JudyN
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Getting dog off the bed
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Getting dog off the bed

Have you taught him a good 'off' that works the rest of the time? This needs to be taught in a positive way, e.g. teach a command both for getting on and off a sofa (assuming you don't want him on the bed at all), but give a better treat for 'off' than 'on'. I taught this with one of those wands wit...
by JudyN
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog food aggression towards other dog
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: New dog food aggression towards other dog

I agree with Sarah83 that the best way of dealing with this is to segregate them. A friend of mine has a dog who recently lost an eye in a scuffle over food with their other dog, though they get on fine most of the time. It really isn't worth the risk.
by JudyN
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Okay, call me stupid perhaps.......
Replies: 4
Views: 2979

Re: Okay, call me stupid perhaps.......

That's all very well, but if your dog knows what 'poo' means, and when you ask if he wants a poo he barks at you to say he doesn't, how do you say to him 'If you squeezed really hard, I bet you could do something, and then you wouldn't need a poo at 3am'? :roll: :lol:
by JudyN
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Stubborn walker
Replies: 39
Views: 13185

Re: Stubborn walker

It's very easy to feel that you must be able to make your dog fit in with what you want, that you must be in full control, but it really doesn't have to be like that. My dog goes through phases of refusing to walk to the woods, and appears to be being 'stubborn'. However, these phases have come afte...
by JudyN
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Meet Jasper
Replies: 37
Views: 11201

Meet Jasper

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2912/img1357cropped.jpg http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8463/img1370cropped.jpg http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6773/img1355cropped.jpg http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo117/katehunterdogs/118-2.jpg He's a 19-month-old lurcher, 5/8 greyhound, 3/8 deerhound,...