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by Wilkie
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Labrador Retrievers?
Replies: 20
Views: 12815

Labrador Retrievers?

Can anyone who has knowledgeable experience with the breed tell me about them, the pro and cons, health, training, temperament and breed specifics. I've done research, but either info is outdated or contradicts other info. It's just easier to gather info from experienced Lab parents rather than endi...
by Wilkie
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about proper exercise
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Question about proper exercise

I keep seeing people running their dogs ragged in order to bulk them up to the point where they resemble Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was on steroids as a body builder. Mainly Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Mastiffs and other intimidating looking dogs are subjected to this treatment in order to make them ...
by Wilkie
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Episode Discussions
Topic: Benjy
Replies: 4
Views: 9411

Re: Benjy

I thought that they said Benjy didn't have a neurological disorder? Maybe I missed that part. Now this is just my opinion, but I have read some pretty horrible comments about Victoria that pertain to the events in this particular episode. On top of the uncalled for comments, people were saying that ...
by Wilkie
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pit Bull "Type"
Replies: 24
Views: 437856

Re: Pit Bull "Type"

Many dogs that look like Pit Bulls aren't really Pit Bulls at all. That's one of the reason why prejudice against dogs need to stop. Unless you know the mother and father, it's hard to tell. Some characteristics might match other breeds. Pit Bull isn't actually a breed though.
by Wilkie
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Temperament test question
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Re: Temperament test question

It's unfortunate that people would refuse to take a dog in just because it isn't cute, fluffy and perfect or because they don't want to bother with training a dog. Some people just want dogs so that they can do whatever they want with them, but expect the dog to just deal with being bothered. Lack ...
by Wilkie
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Temperament test question
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Re: Temperament test question

potentially great dogs are being killed because of false results and unrealistic expectations. Yes, but potentially great dogs are going to be killed anyway, because there are just too many out there :( Imagine that you run a rescue and have 100 dogs turn up, and you know that you can only take in ...
by Wilkie
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: Dissapointed in 4th US season
Replies: 41
Views: 26432

Re: Dissapointed in 4th US season

There are no bad dogs, only bad teachers. I think I have heard Victoria say in a past episode that she trains the people and not just the dogs because that's usually what the root cause is. Humans have a horrible habit of blaming everyone else for their problems/behaviors and not themselves. In the ...
by Wilkie
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Temperament test question
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Re: Temperament test question

I just don't see the point in sticking a fake hand in a dog's bowl while it's eating. I think it just reinforces the dog's thinking even further that s/he has to eat as fast a possible because they may not know when they'll eat again. This test I believe is setting a dog up for failure and possibly ...
by Wilkie
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Temperament test question
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Temperament test question

Maybe I am missing something, but when shelters or rescues do temperament tests, are they actually doing anything helpful? Dogs that are shy or growl when someone touches their toys or food after you just gave it to them (touching the food bowl or dog with those fake hands on a pole) are considered ...