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by Ari_RR
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Miles The Ridgeback - a gentle boy
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Miles The Ridgeback - a gentle boy

Miles and a mini bull terrier puppy, playing before start of their class.
The BT is smaller, but fearless.
I thought that baby Miles showed remarkable gentleness in this interaction... he seems to be much rougher when getting into wrestling matches with larger ones.

https://youtu.be/_rlZZL46KoY
by Ari_RR
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 441711

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Erica wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:31 pm
This dog's owner is quite experienced and has had challenging dogs before -- even wrote a book about one which has received praise from people like Patricia McConnell -- so it's quite flattering that she's picked me to help her!
Impressive!! :-)
by Ari_RR
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Social dominance?
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Social dominance?

I am sure there are those who derive pleasure from intimidating others. Ok, flaky bullies. But how about this: BIG BOUNCY DOG: I want to play, chase each other, jump on each other, bite each other's ears, let's play!!! SMALL SHY DOG: No, I would rather just sniff grass... BIG BOUNCY DOG: Let's play!...
by Ari_RR
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Social dominance?
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Social dominance?

Somehow it feels that breed dimension is missing here...

Can a behavior, acceptable within a breed (for example large), be intimidating to another breed (for example, small/fluffy) without necessarily meaning the large dog being a flaky bully?

Still thinking :)
by Ari_RR
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interesting behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Interesting behaviour

Goes to show the infinite number of possible combinations of things, which somehow create different conditions for dogs, and trigger different reactions. Training really never ends. When we reach some success - it's limited to the environment and conditions where we've been, but by no means a guaran...
by Ari_RR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey

Baby Miles is growing :-) He just turned 3 months. Unlike Ari (who remained very quiet for a very long time), Miles has already discovered his vocal talents. And this boy is LOUD... Unlike Ari (who in 8 years had not damaged a single peace of furniture except making a tiny hole on the side of the so...
by Ari_RR
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Recall
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

Re: Recall

Good boy J! :D
by Ari_RR
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey

First playdate today, with a super cool adult male. Fun, exercise, good socializing, and I am sure a couple of good lessons for our tiny land shark, who seemed to be very comfortable and confident engaging with a much bigger boy, and had a terrific time. All the credit goes to the big dog, of course...
by Ari_RR
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey

Meet Miles (a.k.a. "Mr. Wonderful"). Miles is an 8 weeks old Rhodesian Ridgeback boy, just under 16 lbs. Being our second Ridgeback, he - at least in theory - gets the benefits of living with humans who have faced Ridgeback puppyhood in the past, and survived to tell the tale. Baby Miles has been wi...
by Ari_RR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The monsters at the bottom of the garden
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: The monsters at the bottom of the garden

Awesome!
All kinds of secrets can be revealed, mysteries solved... just need to point in the right direction :wink:
Is this a motion-activated camera?
by Ari_RR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing...... "Mr Wonderful" !
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Introducing...... "Mr Wonderful" !

Almost 8 weeks, pictured here still with some of his siblings, but coming to his new home next weekend. We are still not 100% certain on the name, but "Mr Wonderful" will definitely be one of the nicknames. Maybe he will even be registered with AKC this way, unless we decide on his real name soon. P...
by Ari_RR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fairwell my friend
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: Fairwell my friend

Oh, we miss him, big time, every day. So many pictures, so many memories, my boy was by my side for 8 years. A lot of adventures, good times. Human memory is a funny thing, has a way of retaining good parts, I don't really remember many dark days, although I know we've had our share :-) I wasn't kee...
by Ari_RR
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: board and train
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: board and train

I am of the opinion that training is a constant, every day thing that never ends or stops. Because there is infinite number of circumstances and situations, and each one is a training opportunity. That said - i see all kinds of dog training schools and classes as classes for humans to learn how to t...
by Ari_RR
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would solid wood be better?
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Would solid wood be better?

We have solid hardwood floors.
Both animals - 110 lb dog and 8 lb cat- no problems walking, but slipping and sliding when running.
by Ari_RR
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 441711

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Great to hear about the cats, our tiny fluffy Himalayan girl is only 9. She doesn’t seem to miss the big boy too much, and jumps on Ari’s bed from time to time, which I still can’t put away. I think the bed will just have to stick around until we are ready for a new puppy. Happy Holidays, everyone!