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by mansbestfriend
Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Ear question
Replies: 24
Views: 4769

Re: Ear question

Doing TTouch *right* is like doing Positive Reinforcement training *right*. If you do the training right, it works. If you do it kind of correctly, it only kind of works. If you learn and understand the principles and technique/s and use it appropriately for each dog, results are more likely to be g...
by mansbestfriend
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Funnies Thread...
Replies: 759
Views: 235588

Re: The Funnies Thread...

Oh dear. :) Very funny and maybe too true sometimes. :)
by mansbestfriend
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Dogs can read canine emotions
Replies: 12
Views: 7308

Re: Dogs can read canine emotions

There's no doubt that dogs have become well attuned to people, but a person's ability to ponder, understand, theorise, empathise, is on a very different level to that of the smartest of dogs. Dog emotions are translated almost directly into behaviour. In my layman experience, dogs 'typically' react ...
by mansbestfriend
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Dogs can read canine emotions
Replies: 12
Views: 7308

Re: Dogs can read canine emotions

This subject has always fascinated me. Dogs can pay very close attention to others' behaviours as a way to communicate, but is it empathy? I'd like to learn more. :)
by mansbestfriend
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Funnies Thread...
Replies: 759
Views: 235588

Re: The Funnies Thread...

An oldie but a goodie - A dog races up to another dog and says "Hello. My name is No No Bad Dog. What's yours?"
by mansbestfriend
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3365
Views: 736176

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Max the GH seems fairly out of his shell now (after about 12 months total) but still surprises from time to time. The other day while walking, a very nice but overly friendly young Collie escapee rushed up all low and wiggly but straight into Max's space. To his credit, Max simply gave an air snap w...
by mansbestfriend
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Thoughts on Off-Leash Walking
Replies: 10
Views: 4264

Re: Thoughts on Off-Leash Walking

Hi. It sounds like your dog is doing well while walking off-leash in a quiet environment. For walking I'd prefer to have your dog in a comfortable harness, with or without a lead attached to the harness. Rather than correcting/jerking the dog for behaviour you don't like, positively reinforce (Posit...
by mansbestfriend
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Body Language to Communicate With Dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: Body Language to Communicate With Dogs

Hi. Are you referring to training tricks without using words, or everyday human-dog communication? If you say "Walk-time is at 9am", your dog might give a quizzical look. If at 9am you say "Walk time!", AND you put shoes on, pick up the leash and house keys, and walk to the front door, then your dog...
by mansbestfriend
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3365
Views: 736176

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

GOOD news - After a checkup on Friday, the vet said Kelly dog looks in good condition and that the lumps/bumps at the back of her ribcage are not a problem, so that's a relief. We wound down for ten minutes at a quiet empty dog park after the 'scary' vet, and Kelly slept soundly most of the afternoo...
by mansbestfriend
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: The send away exercise
Replies: 6
Views: 3761

Re: The send away exercise

Hi. There are many similar cues used for different purposes, and requiring different degrees of training.

How about training to target an object, then gradually train/add more distance between dog and the target.
:)
by mansbestfriend
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3365
Views: 736176

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Good luck. Wishing Jasper a good 'report card'. :)

Kelly dog sees the vet this month for an annual checkup. Hopefully she gets the all clear.
by mansbestfriend
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog walking
Replies: 8
Views: 3522

Re: Dog walking

Hi. Sounds like a great dog :) that needs some Positive Reinforcement based training for the problem behaviours, and possibly a rethink about where/when you walk. I can imagine your dog feeling the pain of a pinch collar and trying to get as far away from it as possible, causing more pain and stress...
by mansbestfriend
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog walking
Replies: 8
Views: 3522

Re: Dog walking

Hi. Sounds like a couple of issues could be addressed immediately, as well as ongoing training and/or management. Has a vet found a possible medical contributor to your issues? Can you describe a typical day in your dog's life (like food-what and how etc., other dogs and people/kids, walks-how long ...