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by Me and my dogs
Tue May 13, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Ditch" the dog
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

What a wonderful story. At my shelter we sometimes give dogs names that have something to do w/ how they came to us. We had a little beagle that came in w/ one eye just about out of the socket and greatly swollen. He had to be in great pain yet he was still the sweetest little guy. Turns out he had ...
by Me and my dogs
Mon May 12, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog hates new puppy
Replies: 10
Views: 4220

How old is your maltese mix? Has he ever shown a desire to do rough and tumble play? Are some of the growls from your dog to the puppy an attempt on your older dog's part to say "knock it off! Your pestering behavior is rude!" Is the puppy paying attention to the correction (if it is a correction)? ...
by Me and my dogs
Thu May 08, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Loose Lead walking
Replies: 202
Views: 141734

With the trail harness, you can use a double ended lead, one clip to the harness, the other to the collar or you can have to leads. You can also clip to the harness, pass the lead round the chest leaving a loop you can hold, and hold the handle, this way you can steer the dog in any direction. Ofte...
by Me and my dogs
Wed May 07, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: Series Gone Forever???
Replies: 13
Views: 4112

Both of them still travel and speak. Patricia McConnell put out another book a year or two ago and writes a regular column for The Bark magazine (best dog magazine EVER). Dr. Ian Dunbar still speaks at events too but I think he's cut way back. I think he's getting ready to (shudder) retire. He's a g...
by Me and my dogs
Wed May 07, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Loose Lead walking
Replies: 202
Views: 141734

Thanks for the pic. I've been using this style harness - http://www.softouchconcepts.com/products/images/lab_web.jpg It clips to the front so I feel I still have good control of the dog while training. If I ever work w/ a really strong dog that thrusts right ahead I just stand still and the clip in ...
by Me and my dogs
Wed May 07, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Growling at Pet Sitter When Being Picked Up
Replies: 11
Views: 3004

There are so many reasons that your dog could be growling at the person. How many other people come into your home and pick up your dog and then leave? Maybe the dog associates the person w/ leaving the home. Maybe the dog just doesn't like anyone but "mom" picking it up. I don't want to assume the ...
by Me and my dogs
Wed May 07, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: anyone used superdog?
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

I believe they are a franchise deal....... we have a guy in our area that goes w/ that group and I don't want to say anything directly about another trainer -especially one I don't know like the one in your area. This is what I always tell people: Any trainer you are thinking of going with you shoul...
by Me and my dogs
Wed May 07, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hound Houdinis needed for project with Victoria
Replies: 12
Views: 5172

Re: Hound Houdinis needed for project with Victoria

Victoria is working on a project in the UK that requires the filming of two episodes featuring 'Hound Houdinis' - dogs who are great escape artists and have a propensity for running away, getting out of back gardens, bolting when off the lead, etc. If you have a dog like this, are interested and wi...
by Me and my dogs
Wed May 07, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: Series Gone Forever???
Replies: 13
Views: 4112

Hey hey now, HenrysDad!

What about me! :)

(and the fact that I plug this show to EVERYONE I meet - dog parks, the shelter I work at....... everywhere!)
by Me and my dogs
Tue May 06, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Loose Lead walking
Replies: 202
Views: 141734

Since there are people on this board on different continents and we have different products available I wonder if we could clear up what a "Trail Harness" is and what it looks like. Could someone post a picture of the harness or supply a link? Do you know if it's anything similar to a Sensible Harne...
by Me and my dogs
Tue May 06, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 5 mos old pup afraid at dog park! (sorry... Long)
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: 5 mos old pup afraid at dog park! (sorry... Long)

I'm new to this forum but loving it already. Let me take a shot at this.... Hi All, I have a 5 month old lab/weimaraner puppy. He's currently 55 lbs. He lives with me and my other two dogs, 3 year old female Toy Fox Terriers. They play very well together most of the time, with the puppy occasionally...
by Me and my dogs
Tue May 06, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: The TV Show
Topic: Series Gone Forever???
Replies: 13
Views: 4112

Love the show and hope to see more!

I just discovered this show about 8 months ago. I was at a behavior seminar to hear Jean Donaldson and everyone was talking about this show at break. Until recently I've only caught occasional shows but now I can watch it faithfully. I LOVE IT! How exciting to finally see a real behaviorist w/ a TV ...