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by DawnStorm
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: PediPaws Review
Replies: 8
Views: 6007

Re: PediPaws Review

I use one of these in combination with guillotine style clippers. First I clip the nails, and then round them off using the PediPaws. That way I don't risk cutting into the quick. If Flanders tries to pull away, I stop what I'm doing so we can both take a break. She's OK with that.
by DawnStorm
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Semi success with barking in the car
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

Re: Semi success with barking in the car

I try to do that. What's weird is that when we have not been to the park in a while, I have to start all over. :?: I don't think it's a case of Flanders forgetting the training, it's her thinking maybe Dawn has forgotten that I howl like a freaking banshee once she turns off the main road! Uh, no. I...
by DawnStorm
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Nail clipping
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

Re: Nail clipping

I was expecting clipping my Casey's nails to be a bit like wrestling an angry wet cat into a too-small suitcase. . :lol: Flanders is not crazy about nail clipping either, despite my + reinforcement during the procedure. Bruce the Dobie? Typical I am a Doberman! I can take this! He's an albino, so i...
by DawnStorm
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How would Victoria teach a dog to walk on a treadmill?
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: How would Victoria teach a dog to walk on a treadmill?

Like I said, I can see the need for a treadmill, but I think it's better to go out for a walk, or at the very least, a romp in the local dog park.
Just make sure you skedaddle when a thunderstorm is coming up....not that that happened last evening or anything. :oops:
by DawnStorm
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: My new mutt, pics finally available :)
Replies: 5
Views: 2556

Re: My new mutt, guesses welcome :)

Can't pull up your FB page--try posting the photo in the Photos folder. 8)
by DawnStorm
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why CM is Yesterday's Dog Trainer
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

Re: Why CM is Yesterday's Dog Trainer

Every time someone mentions CM, all I can think of is the South Park spoof on him. :lol: Funny funny episode!
by DawnStorm
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What advice are you happy that you NEVER took ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3386

Re: What advice are you happy that you NEVER took ?

thepennywhistle wrote:To kick the dog over backwards for jumping up. Even in the days pre-positivity, this sounded insane to me.

:shock:

Unless the dog is an Olympic gymnast, he could get seriously hurt! Man, who told you to do that?! :shock: :o
by DawnStorm
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Loose Lead walking
Replies: 202
Views: 141473

Re:

Mattie wrote: You can put some silky material over the straps were it is rubbing.

ps.
I covered Flanders' head halter with fleece material because I noticed it was leaving marks on her muzzle.
by DawnStorm
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How would Victoria teach a dog to walk on a treadmill?
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

How would Victoria teach a dog to walk on a treadmill?

OK, so I'm watching another dog trainer (OK the Dog Whisperer), and he's trying to get this dog to walk on a treadmill. Now I came in on tail end of the show, so maybe I didn't get the full context. Anyhoo, the training consisted of placing the dog on the moving treadmill, and holding it there until...
by DawnStorm
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Belgian Shepard/ Sheepdog
Replies: 16
Views: 7924

Re: Belgian Shepard/ Sheepdog

Hello- I have a Malinois--Flanders is a sweet, sensitive, intelligent soul. Also stubborn, but so am I. :wink: Flanders is a quick study, but I've always noticed that she will react when I'm mad--not mad at her, but mad at say, something I heard on the news. I'll start ranting, and she'll flatten he...
by DawnStorm
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Semi success with barking in the car
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

Semi success with barking in the car

Only because Flanders my Belgian Malinois is hard headed, thus proving the theory that dogs do resemble their owners after a while. The issue was this: I'd take the dogs to the dog park and the minute I turned off the main road, Flanders would start carrying on. Banshees were jealous, my right ear w...
by DawnStorm
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Extending leash
Replies: 39
Views: 9412

Re: Extending leash

I used to take 3 dogs out all with extending leads on, I was able to do this because I taught my dogs how to behave when they have them on. There are places like walking along busy roads that I won't use them, that is dangerous, you may think you have the lock on but they can slip, that is if the o...
by DawnStorm
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Dobermans?
Replies: 15
Views: 5695

Re: Dobermans?

I tell people this about Dobes:
They are wonderful watchdogs--they have your back. However, they know the difference between friend and foe, and with their family members, they're big creampuffs. Oh, and they put the V in velcro.
by DawnStorm
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: invisible fence?
Replies: 28
Views: 7590

Re: invisible fence?

Keep in mind that many planned communities (what I call gulags) will not allow anything but an invisible fence. All about aesthetics you see. :roll:
by DawnStorm
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I keep an active dog still for two weeks?
Replies: 1
Views: 553

How do I keep an active dog still for two weeks?

Last evening Flanders the Malinut hurt her leg. I nasty slash/cut right at her left elbow. She's fine now, after being at the vet's all day getting stitched up. The vet was very specific: keep her still and quiet for the next two weeks!! I have a better chance of stopping a tidal wave. :? I intend t...