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by joji732
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Doggie nicknames?
Replies: 10
Views: 2671

Rusty's are:

Rusty D(for Destructo) Dog
Silly boy
Rusty Pup
Puppers
Momma's boy
Handsome

And, lest we forget - the people at his daycare call him the Energizer bunny!
by joji732
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: PetSmart Investigation//Notification
Replies: 14
Views: 4481

Petsmart

On their website - under the contact us link that you will find at the bottom of the page - they have contact information for both the individual stores, and their corporate headquarters. It would seem to me that your first step would be to make them aware of what you have been hearing and what you ...
by joji732
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: A question about crate training
Replies: 2
Views: 903

A question about crate training

Rusty is my 2 1/2 year old JRT/Shiba mix. I have had him since October. We have recently moved, and he seems to be struggling with being left alone in the new house (as indicated by his anxious greeting when I arrive home, as well as the snarfle all over the window.) I believe that part of his issue...
by joji732
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Treat obsession
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Hi, Emmabeth. Thanks for the help. I'm in the midst of moving right now, so the problem is exacerbated by things that haven't yet found a home in the new place. I am going to try your idea of being less reactive and see how that works.
by joji732
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Treat obsession
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Hi, Nettle. Thanks for your asking. My response to Rusty's taking something he shouldn't have depends on what it is. If it's something relatively harmless, like a sock, I'm pretty ho-hum about it. When it is something like my cell phone, however, I'm pretty well racing to the fridge to get him a goo...
by joji732
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Treat obsession
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Treat obsession

My 2 1/2 year old Jack russell/(shiba inu?) cross is an extremely bright dog. He has picked up on obedience commands in record time, and enjoys figuring out tricks I work out for him with the clicker. (He's learned to do figure 8's through my legs, to stand on his hind legs and give paw and other pa...
by joji732
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Distracted dog a nightmare to walk
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

it takes time

My Rusty was very much the same when I got him about 3 1/2 months ago. He will always want to sniff - he's a dog, after all, and that's how they get information about their world. The technique I found most useful with the stopping and staring is the body block. That is, I put my body between him an...
by joji732
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bath problems
Replies: 12
Views: 2635

fleas

If you have a problem with fleas in your yard, diatomaceous earth is a powdered product you can spread that will take care of both fleas and their eggs. It isn't a poison - it simply causes the pests to dehydrate - so there is no worry about chemicals harming you, your dog, or the environment. The o...
by joji732
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Balls for fetch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Kong makes a solid rubber ball that is pretty indestructible - just make sure your dog doesn't try to catch it in the air, as it is pretty heavy (and hard!)
by joji732
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Doggy car seat/carrier
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

Car seat

You can find them at www.drsfostersmith.com. Do a search on the site for car seats, then make sure to view all. (The intial search brings up car seat covers.)

Hope this helps!
by joji732
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How much praise is enough?
Replies: 0
Views: 594

How much praise is enough?

My dog can be a terror with his attention seeking behavior - most specifically, he will steal things and then play "keep away" with them, or choose to chew on inappropriate objects (the throw pillows from my couch, cushions from my kitchen chair, a shoe or a sock if one is left within reach....) In ...
by joji732
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: What phase are we in now?
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

puppy

One thing that I've found that has helped my dog get away from taking and chewing on things is to give him plenty of mental exercise. I've used the clicker to teach him a touch command (he has to touch my hand) and other forms of targeting (a stick, a pencil, one of the tendon chewies he isn't very ...
by joji732
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Amazing new loose leash method I tried today
Replies: 16
Views: 3253

thank you

What a great idea! Rusty and I will be trying this one!
by joji732
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A very funny dog story
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

A very funny dog story

Thought you all might get a good laugh out of this story about me and my dog. Rusty is my 2 1/2 year old Jack Russell mix. He's a great dog and very bright - perhaps too bright for his own (or my) good. I'm renting a house right now, but we will be moving into our own home at the end of the month. I...
by joji732
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Umbilical lead
Replies: 10
Views: 3768

Thanks for the replies

Thank you very much for all your replies. As was mentioned by a previous poster, the umbilical lead would be in addition to regularly scheduled toileting times, not in place of them. I'm also hoping it will cut down on some of his attention-seeking behavior. I can leave him alone in the house, and n...