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by Ari_RR
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What names will you use for future dogs?
Replies: 43
Views: 6176

Re: What names will you use for future dogs?

When it's time to get the second dog, we'll probably have have the name ready well in advance, as part of anticipation of a new puppy, along with the crate, food bowl, toys, etc.. We know exactly what the dog will be (a Rhodesian ridgeback girl), so it will be a fun family thing to do - picking the ...
by Ari_RR
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How do I keep dog off the sofa!?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Re: How do I keep dog off the sofa!?!?

:lol: :lol: :lol: Flyby, great picture. Ari thinks that guarding the sofa is his honorable duty, him being on the sofa is like changing the guard at buckingham palace, this just simply cannot change :lol: So now we need to decide on the new sofa - perhaps leather surface is a better fit for a sofa u...
by Ari_RR
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sweet Pea The Dog
Replies: 25
Views: 3351

Re: Sweet Pea The Dog

I watched those YouTube videos.. I have to say that a dog walking up the staircase on 2 hind legs, as if being a small hairy human, looked as disturbing as a person trying to run up the street on all four, as if being a dog.. This proves, I guess, that one can make or train a dog to do almost anythi...
by Ari_RR
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Things seem to have gone from bad to worse.
Replies: 13
Views: 1965

Re: Things seem to have gone from bad to worse.

We noticed with Ari that he reacts when he is startled by a human. Perhaps sometimes he get too deep in thought or too deep in smells, doesn't notice someone until the last moment, which leaves him no time to assess the person, and then he puts on the show (barking, growling, snarling, lunging towar...
by Ari_RR
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How did you discover which breed was for you?
Replies: 47
Views: 9382

Re: How did you discover which breed was for you?

We wanted something really big, from the working group.. Black Russian Terrier was the first choice, but there was only 1 breeder within driving distance, whom we weren't totally thrilled with once the time came to discuss legal aspects of getting a puppy... Then one day we saw a Ridgeback at a frie...
by Ari_RR
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: I'm fuming!
Replies: 23
Views: 2869

Re: I'm fuming!

Ari was attacked a few weeks ago by an angry off leash Shar Pei.. It happened outside, so we couldn't unfortunately avoid the fight, best we could do was to pull them apart after 20 seconds or so. Ari ended up with cuts and bites on his legs, poor Shar Pei needed multiple visits to the vet before he...
by Ari_RR
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difficult decisions
Replies: 20
Views: 3256

Re: Difficult decisions

Check with the B/F too, I would think he is as much a part of this as you and his parents :D . In the end, you are all in this together, dogs and humans of all kinds and ages. The decision that everyone agrees to or at least accepts may be beneficial for all involved.
by Ari_RR
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Remote controlled collar ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3539

Re: Remote controlled collar ?

Hmm... Deaf dogs aside, my initial reaction was that this sounds like technology instead of good old fashion training.. But then, with vibration only kind of collar, which helps to get dog's attention, I can't find any solid reasons why this is bad or harmful if the dog doesn't get frightened by vib...
by Ari_RR
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Remote controlled collar ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3539

Remote controlled collar ?

By accident we ran into a gentleman who had some sort of an electric collar on his dog.. There is a remote control in the hand of the dog handler, and when a button is pressed on the remote - the collar vibrates (no shock, just vibration.. or so he said). The way I understood - with proper training ...
by Ari_RR
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Ari - African Lion Hound (ridgeback)
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

Re: Ari - African Lion Hound (ridgeback)

Thanks! He is 90 lbs... Will probably end up being around 100 lbs when he grows up.
by Ari_RR
Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Odin and Pippen. - Rhod. Ridgeback & Border T.
Replies: 19
Views: 5193

Re: Odin and Pippen. - Rhod. Ridgeback & Border T.

Those are two cool dogs... :lol:
by Ari_RR
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Ari - African Lion Hound (ridgeback)
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

Ari - African Lion Hound (ridgeback)

Here is our boy Ari (13 months) http://aritheridgeback.yolasite.com/resources/ARR_YM/ARR_YM11_S.JPG http://aritheridgeback.yolasite.com/resources/ARR_YM/ARR_YM15_S.JPG http://aritheridgeback.yolasite.com/resources/ARR_YM/ARR_YM23_S.JPG http://aritheridgeback.yolasite.com/resources/ARR_YM/ARR_YM24_S....
by Ari_RR
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Abby, Neo, and Dude
Replies: 13
Views: 3625

Re: Abby, Neo, and Dude

Great pictures!
When Ari was 3-4 months, he could also get away with murder on the street - so cute, everyone loved him.
But not anymore. Now it's actually the other way around, people are suspicious because of his size..
by Ari_RR
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: I'm one of THOSE people!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: I'm one of THOSE people!!!

:lol: :lol:
Keep an eye on those shoes - they are fair game for this frog ! :lol:
by Ari_RR
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Pictures of Piper . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 3335

Re: Pictures of Piper . . .

Lovely pictures!