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by joji732
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Umbilical lead
Replies: 10
Views: 3768

Umbilical lead

Rusty is an ~2 1/2 year old Jack Russell mix. I got him from the shelter about 3 months ago - he ended up there because he was found running the streets as a stray. Potty training started out as a challenge because he was used to going whenever and wherever he wanted. We've come a long way from wher...
by joji732
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Training Treats
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

training treats

I buy the Pet Botanics dog food - it is one of those foods that looks like a bologna/wurst. The slices are about 1 1/2" in diameter, and each slice makes 30-36 training treats. It comes in several different flavors, so Rusty doesn't get bored. It is the one treat I have found that he will do absolut...
by joji732
Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: What would you think of this trainer?
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

What would you think of this trainer?

My 2-year-old JRT mix (a rescue back in October) and I have been attending obedience classes at one of the local pet store chains. I originally signed him up as a means of providing him with some socialization because I am single, and we live on an island that is mostly deserted during the winter. (...
by joji732
Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog 'Daycare' possibility
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

My dog goes to daycare on the 2 days a week that I work full-time (and not from home) - and he loves it. Your situation sounds like a wonderful opportunity, but you need to think about things like insurance, do you know doggie first aid and the like. You might want to check out the website for Pet S...
by joji732
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cleanup question
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Cleanup question

Let me preface this by saying that my dog and I are 99% through the potty training process. It's more my problem than his - I don't always recognize his signals, especially if I took him out recently, since that makes me think, "He can't possibly need to go now - he just went!" That said, I discover...
by joji732
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog scared of Clicker -finger click ok?
Replies: 10
Views: 3525

clicker

It seems to me that you are not actually talking about clicker training at all, but rather an attention-getting sound that you make BEFORE issuing a command. In clicker training, the click comes AS (or immediately AFTER) the behavior is performed. If you are talking about the former, it probably doe...
by joji732
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Credit Crunch Casualties
Replies: 22
Views: 5875

recession

One of the things that has been gong on here in NJ is the local food banks have started stocking pet food as well as human food in order to help people keep their pets. We had a pet food drive at the office to help out - just a thought.
by joji732
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Idea for Responsible Pet Ownership Promotion
Replies: 13
Views: 4085

dominance

Funny - when I read the dominance item, I thought the OP was talking about all of the misinformation about dogs trying to dominate humans...
by joji732
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Odd potty behavior
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Odd potty behavior

First, I wanted to thank all of you who have answered my questions in the past. I also wanted to acknowledge how helpful these forums have been. Just by reading the posts I've learned to think in new ways - and I've begun to be able to figure things out on my own about my dog's behavior. This one, h...
by joji732
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Odd potty behavior
Replies: 0
Views: 761

Odd potty behavior

First, I wanted to thank all of you who have answered my questions in the past. I also wanted to acknowledge how helpful these forums have been. Just by reading the posts I've learned to think in new ways - and I've begun to be able to figure things out on my own about my dog's behavior. This one, h...
by joji732
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Odd potty behavior
Replies: 0
Views: 809

Odd potty behavior

First, I wanted to thank all of you who have answered my questions in the past. I also wanted to acknowledge how helpful these forums have been. Just by reading the posts I've learned to think in new ways - and I've begun to be able to figure things out on my own about my dog's behavior. This one, h...
by joji732
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: compulsive paw licking
Replies: 8
Views: 2159

seasonal allergies

If it is truly seasonal allergies, then you may be in luck. My younger Lhasa suffers from leaf mold allergies, with many of the same symptoms. A brief course of steroids - and the end of fall, where most of the leaf debris is gone from the ground - is all it takes to clear her up. Hope your Jack is ...
by joji732
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Feeding Dogs once or twice a day?
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

free feeding

I just transitioned my dog, Rusty, from free feeding to scheduled feeding twice a day. By adding just a bit of canned food to his diet, he took to the new routine like a champ. And it had the added benefit that he doesn't drink as much water so he doesn't have to pee as often (a great thing since al...
by joji732
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: From bad food to good food...ugh.
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

canned pumpkin

canned pumpkin works like a charm
by joji732
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: My dog is a scavenger
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Thanks for the response, Nettle. Unfortunately, 2-3 of our daily walks take place in the dark. And what Rusty considers comestible isn't always recognizable as such to me. He also tends to walk with his nose to the ground, often picking things up from under a bush that he's been sniffing or some oth...