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by Ari_RR
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help! Advice Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Help! Advice Please!

On the surface this seems to me a case of an underexercised, bored dog, who doesn't have enough physical activity or mental stimulation, based on your description of her staying indoors by herself most of the time. But if you could describe a typical Nova's day in more detail - it may be helpful for...
by Ari_RR
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Jindo and Recall
Replies: 11
Views: 3434

Re: Jindo and Recall

We used to let Ari off leash is large nature parks much more often when he was younger, then we do now (he is 14 months). I am not that worried about him running after a deer or a rabbit. He would chase him for a min or 2, then decide that it's too much trouble and come back. But I am worried about ...
by Ari_RR
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Video of Opal and Marble playing
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Video of Opal and Marble playing

Lovely!! Thanks for sharing.
by Ari_RR
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Mac!
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Mac!

A good good looking fella! Seems very alert.
by Ari_RR
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Ari caught on camera (The Box)
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Ari caught on camera (The Box)

Aha !!! I finally got to The Big White Box !! Come here, Box! Let's see how tough you really are !!
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Oh-oh... What box, Mommy? Of course I haven't seen it, I am very sure of that !
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by Ari_RR
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: petting a dog
Replies: 69
Views: 9070

Re: petting a dog

When Ari was 5-6 months old, we would intentionally expose him to humans by taking him on walks through downtown streets on weekends (lots of people out on the streets). He didn't mind, actually he liked being the center of attention, and was curious of all the surroundings. And he was a very cute p...
by Ari_RR
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Good dog, but a few problems!
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Good dog, but a few problems!

Perhaps consider wearing a harness outside. This alone won't cure the lunging problem, but it may help prevent an injury to his little neck, and also reduce the risk of him escaping from his collar and attacking a bus or a dog.
by Ari_RR
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Aggression to just 1 particular dog, need advice
Replies: 13
Views: 9327

Re: Aggression to just 1 particular dog, need advice

I think he remembers where scraps have happened, and he's occassionally touchy if he meets another dog in the exact same place, (any dog, not the one which went for him) This is very interesting... I noticed this - sometimes Ari seems a bit tighter then usual when we encounter someone or something ...
by Ari_RR
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Chew Toys
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: Chew Toys

We get bully sticks from http://www.bestbullysticks.com

Cheers
Eugene
by Ari_RR
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Aggression to just 1 particular dog, need advice
Replies: 13
Views: 9327

Re: Aggression to just 1 particular dog, need advice

Just wanted to give an update on this, with many thanks for everyone's comments. 1 - While Ari's injuries were minimal, the other dog needed several visits to his vet before he could resume his walks. Poor guy! But this highlighted for us the lethal power of our 90 lbs puppy and the severity of the ...
by Ari_RR
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pandering (acknowledging needs) v staying put (desensitise)
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Pandering (acknowledging needs) v staying put (desensitise)

Perhaps size plays a role in how we approach this. With smaller size dogs we have an option, if everything else fails, to simply pick her up and carry to the vet, or across the busy street, or into the elevator. She may not be very pleased being forced in this manner, but if really needed - this can...
by Ari_RR
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pandering (acknowledging needs) v staying put (desensitise)
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Pandering (acknowledging needs) v staying put (desensitise)

I agree.. Nothing to gain and a lot to loose in pressuring the dog into doing what he doesn't enjoy just because we think that it ought to be fun. But unfortunately sometimes this cannot be avoided. Like, for example, going to the vet. Under the best of circumstances, just a routine check up, Ari di...
by Ari_RR
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pandering (acknowledging needs) v staying put (desensitise)
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Pandering (acknowledging needs) v staying put (desensitise)

My job is to take the stress away, not add to it. True, indeed. Perhaps the job is also to teach the dog. To teach different things - how to listen, how to focus, how to interact with dogs and people... and how to handle unfamiliar environment and trust his/her humans. And like anything else, this ...
by Ari_RR
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pandering (acknowledging needs) v staying put (desensitise)
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Pandering (acknowledging needs) v staying put (desensitise)

Good example with steps to the ferry... Ari had trouble with crossing anything (a small stream, for example) over a narrow wooden bridge... And we have plenty of those around here. We never tried to force him in any way, but tried to encourage him on many occasions, and eventually he got over his fe...
by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Urgent - need help!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2251

Re: Urgent - need help!!!!!

Hello, there! Experts will be here shortly and will advise.. In the meantime - I would keep them separate until some sort of a plan is developed on how to move forward. Our dog once was attacked by a neighbor dog. We would have loved to somehow turn them into friends so they could play with each oth...