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by DawnStorm
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Exercise the Mind...
Replies: 91
Views: 69242

A game I've always played with my dogs is putting a small treat in one hand, holding out both and asking 'which one?' If the dog doesn't get it right the first time, it's try try again. I do this several times in a row--I always put my hands behind my back so the dog can't see which one will hold th...
by DawnStorm
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: How much exercise for a puppy?
Replies: 7
Views: 9804

When I first brought Flanders home, she was three months old and her former owner had been told that while training, dogs should be kept on a leash or crated, hence poor Flanders never got much exercise time. :roll: The first full day I had her, she spent it exploring her new home, including the yar...
by DawnStorm
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Dominance: Dog V Human - taking over the world?
Replies: 9
Views: 21001

E It's been a long time since dogs were wolves. So, applying pack behavior too strongly to domestic dogs, (even though some of those instincts are present) I think is a mistake and gets people side tracked from what has really been demonstrated that works.....learning theory, behaviorism. Pack theo...
by DawnStorm
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So Angry at myself
Replies: 15
Views: 3645

Stop beating yourself up, that won't help you or Belle. Nobody is perfect, I know I have made lots of mistakes in the past, how we handle the mistake is more important than the mistake. Hope you understand that. :D Can you let me have a photo of Belle and I will send Reiki to her, it may help. I ag...
by DawnStorm
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question: is there a fostering program in Great Britain?
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Question: is there a fostering program in Great Britain?

There are times on the show where Victoria takes Problem Dog's owners to a shelter as a teaching tool. I'm just curious to know whether or not there's a fostering program in England. :?: I don't know when fostering started over here in the US (90s I think), but I think it's made a lot of difference ...
by DawnStorm
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hound Houdinis needed for project with Victoria
Replies: 12
Views: 5177

Man, if my shepherd-husky-lab mix were still alive! He was fence jumper and even managed to get out of a 'no jump' harness. :shock: I still don't know how he did that!
by DawnStorm
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you cope with thunder phobia?
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

I really think it's the atmospheric changes more than any noises. Hmm, maybe once thunderstorm season starts in earnest, I'll try distractions. Just because it didn't work with my previous dogs doesn't mean it won't work now.
by DawnStorm
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: Just one question....
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Cool! 8)
by DawnStorm
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: Chaos died today....
Replies: 31
Views: 12881

I saw your profile on the TV show; you really went above and beyond to work with Chaos.
Deepest condolences from the other side of the pond. :cry:
by DawnStorm
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Treats
Replies: 13
Views: 3720

My first Dobe loved carrots! My late great lab mix loved popcorn and peanuts.
by DawnStorm
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Our boxer eats ANYTHING she can get her mouth on!
Replies: 4
Views: 2138

All I can suggest is learn to be proactive: put foodstuffs and other items where she can't reach them. I learned this the hard way: when she was a puppy, Flanders tore up two hard-back books, one of which I was still reading. Little creep. :x If Gigi is counter-surfing, maybe some of Victoria's soun...
by DawnStorm
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: The three fat dogs--how are they doing now?
Replies: 1
Views: 1970

The three fat dogs--how are they doing now?

Animal Planet reran that episode last night, and again, I was just appalled at the way the dogs looked! At the end, two of the three looked really good even though they still had some ways to go. I wonder how Gizmo, Jess, and Hattie are doing now? Has Hattie finally slimmed down? Are Gizmo and Jess ...
by DawnStorm
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: I love the visual aids Victoria uses!
Replies: 1
Views: 1593

I love the visual aids Victoria uses!

They really illustrate the problem/issue and do so in a humorous way. :lol: I think my favorite is the hierarchy in Teddy Pom Pom's house before and after the training: the first one showed Teddy at the very top with his underlings beneath him. :lol: This was Teddy's house and you're exceedingly luc...
by DawnStorm
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you cope with thunder phobia?
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

How do you cope with thunder phobia?

I usually just try to comfort the dog, but not make a big production of it. Trying to engage the dog in play just doesn't work, or at least it didn't with my second Dobe, whose whose weather sense put the TV guys to shame. My current two aren't that sensitive, but when there is a thunderstorm, they ...
by DawnStorm
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Doggy wind.
Replies: 11
Views: 4104

I always recall my gran giving her dogs chopped fresh parsley with their dinner (an attractive garnish?!) as she said it was great for doggy digestion and stopped their windypops. Might be an old wives tale... but worth a shot? Man, I wish I knew that years ago! My second Dobe was the high king of ...