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by Liz & Koa
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Episode Discussions
Topic: Shock Collar
Replies: 45
Views: 23639

Re: Shock Collar

:roll: Wow, I am shocked (no pun intended), to hear someone say that shock collars don't hurt. My dog Koa has been a super handful. I had a trainer suggest using one, she even put it on my arm to show me how it didn't hurt. That was not the point, no matter how hard it is to work with him I would ne...
by Liz & Koa
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Treats!
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

Got it.

The things we have to worry about. :lol:

Thanks.

I like the baby food idea from Noobs. I tried it before, but I think my timing was off.
by Liz & Koa
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Treats!
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

Hi emmabeth,

Is the Primula like a Cheese Wiz, or a string cheese? Does it cause gas?

Koa is a gassy dog.

:lol:
by Liz & Koa
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update on Koa
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Thanks Noobs, Last night and this morning we went out with just the Easy Walk harness on and it went okay. We did see a friend with 3 dogs. A lot to ask of Koa. I had him sit and liver treat, liver treat, he did react, but not for too long. This particular neighbor is willing to practice with me, so...
by Liz & Koa
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update on Koa
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Question for ckranz

I like the walking methods, and look forward to trying them, but how do you react if the dog is walking along fine with a flat buckle collar on, and he see's a cat or another animal and he freaks out? That is my only reason for the prong. I can stop and be a tree all day long if he is pulling, but i...
by Liz & Koa
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update on Koa
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Update

Sorry, I have not checked this post for a while. Thank you all for your information. As always, very informative and I look forward to trying it all out. I DO NOT like to use the prong collar the way that trainer instructed me to. I have been giving him a light tug when I see him zoning in on one th...
by Liz & Koa
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adopted Dogs w/ Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

I totally agree.

As the owner of a rescue dog with fear aggression issues, there are never enough shows on this problem.

:D
by Liz & Koa
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I miss her
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Jodieohdoh, Just wanted say I know how you feel. I lost my GSD Bruin 2 years ago due to bloat. It was very sudden and I was lost. My husband and I have no children, and we were going to wait a year to get another dog, but everyday I would go from room to room and think of Bruin in all his spots, and...
by Liz & Koa
Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Biting the mailman
Replies: 13
Views: 3607

THe little nippper

Hi Ellen, I agree with pawzk9. I think the electric fence is very unfair. part of knowing the boundaries for the dog, is seeing the fence. Sure there are dogs that are trained, no matter what, to not cross over a certain line, but lets face it, how many of us dog owners go that far. Hats off to thos...
by Liz & Koa
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update on Koa
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Koa and Prozac

Hi Fundog, Thanks for the input. I'm not in a rush, but if lower the dose little by little and he seems okay, I will do it, but if I see any return of the behavior, then back on it he goes, slowly. The problem is, sometimes it can cause liver damage, not that I am worried about that. I would rather ...
by Liz & Koa
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update on Koa
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Koa

Noobs,

The video of Koa and I is listed as "aggressive dog training" He is a very handsome GSD, but I am bias. :D

Liz
by Liz & Koa
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update on Koa
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Koa

Hi Mattie, I do appreciate and understand your opinion, but I think people have different breaking points. Mine was at the two year mark. I did have a spouse to consider who felt a year was long enough. Koa was a liability and we were stressed, he was stressed and no matter how long I followed the m...
by Liz & Koa
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update on Koa
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Update on Koa

It has been a while since I have posted. I worked with Koa for two years with the Gentle Leader, Gentle Walker, and getting him to focus on me. Nothing worked, he would lunge and bark and want to eat any one who came to our home. As a last resort our vet put Koa on Prozac, it has been two months and...
by Liz & Koa
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: Questions and comments for Victoria from a former dog hater!
Replies: 10
Views: 4827

Triumph, Please don't take this the wrong way, but are you kidding? I don't have children, but I sure do feel like I do with a dog. It is constant cleaning, training, walking, learning and a big expense. I have to take my dog to Day Care twice a week because I can't get home during the day on these ...
by Liz & Koa
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Episode Discussions
Topic: Weimerainer and puggle episode question on diet
Replies: 11
Views: 8184

Yes, The reason was the dog was very reactive and Vicoria said there was something in the rice and carrots that would help with this. It was a good episode, but this dog had bitten, I think, three children and some adults. I can't immagine it would work. I am going through the same thing with my dog...