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by Ari_RR
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 3
Views: 1217

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Ari can't wait :lol: :lol:
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by Ari_RR
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanksgiving - thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Thanksgiving - thanks

Well.. I know that thanksgiving is something we only celebrate here in US, and we have folks here from all over the world.. But it kicks off the holiday season, and is a good occasion to say a big Thank You to the moderators, experts, and regular contributors on this forum. The advice you've given t...
by Ari_RR
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Getting a second dog
Replies: 22
Views: 4318

Re: Getting a second dog

Congrats! Good luck, keep us posted on the progress !
by Ari_RR
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mind reading
Replies: 14
Views: 2313

Re: Mind reading

I would put him to work! :)
Unless something is bothering him or he needs to go out, this may be an indication that he's bored, and ready for a game or a training session.
by Ari_RR
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Leash reactivity in my rescue dog. ALL help appreciated!
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Leash reactivity in my rescue dog. ALL help appreciated!

On the subject of separation anxiety. Not sure if I want to formulate an advice, maybe this approach is not for every dog, or has some flaws.. Let me just share our experience. For some reason we focused on this a bit late, when Ari was probably 6 months or maybe even older.. I don't think he had be...
by Ari_RR
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Leash reactivity in my rescue dog. ALL help appreciated!
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Leash reactivity in my rescue dog. ALL help appreciated!

Very nice. Good luck, looking forward to updates. By the way... those ears... are just awesome!! :lol:
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Leash reactivity in my rescue dog. ALL help appreciated!
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Leash reactivity in my rescue dog. ALL help appreciated!

Not really an expert, I just would like to pass along a small practical advice (which I received on this forum, thanks, Nettle) - if there is no way to turn around and you have no choice but to pass another dog, try to do this dog-person-person-dog, with 2 people between 2 dogs. I see from time to t...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog anxiety...
Replies: 22
Views: 18674

Re: New dog anxiety...

Yep, that's what it usually takes. A lot of work, which can be challenging for those of us who have all kinds of responsibilities (jobs, kids, parents, dogs, friends, you name it...). There are only 24 hrs in a day, and a lot of balls to keep in the air. The rewards of successful dog ownership, howe...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dog parks- yay or nay?
Replies: 12
Views: 2408

Re: Dog parks- yay or nay?

I wonder if it would be possible to have a code of conduct for dog parks? Where we are - some dog parks have stricter rules then others. There is a very nice one near by where intact males over 6 months are not allowed, so we are unfortunately banned from that one. The one we go to allows intact ma...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dog parks- yay or nay?
Replies: 12
Views: 2408

Re: Dog parks- yay or nay?

but when he plays with dogs three times his size, he can get overwhelmed. It worries me that I wouldn't be able to step in in time if one of them became genuinely aggressive. In this case I would avoid the place for the time being, especially considering that some of the other owners don't pay clos...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dog parks- yay or nay?
Replies: 12
Views: 2408

Re: Dog parks- yay or nay?

Agree with Suzette.. Not for every dog. For Ari - dog park has been mostly very positive experience... I can't unfortunately say that every dog who crosses paths with him enjoys it.. He is a big, high energy boy (90+ lbs, 14 months, unneutered still).. But one thing we did - we found a playground wh...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 6m Lab wants to play with everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: 6m Lab wants to play with everyone!

Yes.. We had this with Ari, as many others did I am sure.. Jumping on people - that's an easy one to correct, I think, because you can do this at home. Here is what worked for us: every time he jumped on anyone - everyone would just leave the room for a minute. No words, no explanations to him, ever...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: petting a dog
Replies: 69
Views: 9384

Re: petting a dog

Absolutely.. We didn't take Ari, just us 2-legged attended.. Seems odd the OP hasnt comne back and responded.....makes me feel this is definitely a troll type post. But excellent thoughts and comments have been posted on this anyway, will be of value to all readers, regardless of the OP's motives he...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: petting a dog
Replies: 69
Views: 9384

Re: petting a dog

Yes, RLW, indeed... While all the people enjoyed being able to come up to almost any dog at the show, and touch it, I am afraid that some may try putting their own dogs in this extremely stressful situation. This is the downside. I wish there was some sort of warning there, explaining to visitors th...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: petting a dog
Replies: 69
Views: 9384

Re: petting a dog

On a lighter note, folks - we attended today the annual AKC/TICA "Meet the Breeds" event in New York. 160 dog breeds, 50 cat breeds, in one place, lots of people, crowd... Everyone wants to come over and meet (and pet!) the animals. Now, these were not your average household dogs, of course.. Most a...