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by MPbandmom
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear Aggression
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Re: Fear Aggression

I made a sign for my people fearful dog. Kind of like a thin cotton jacket, with a picture of a dog, with a big green hand superimposed over the image of the dog, surrounded by a big red circle with a line through it. People think she is in training to be an assistance dog and are much more respectf...
by MPbandmom
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: two pronged question
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: two pronged question

Okay, I'm adding a third prong. Sirius has yard guarding issues. Barking at people walking past that talk, freaking out, charging the fence, racing back and forth while barking in a frenzy when a dog goes by. Occasional charging a bicyclist that catches her off guard, etc. To combat this I have now ...
by MPbandmom
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: two pronged question
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: two pronged question

We use a ceramic bowl. She does occasionally carry off or move the container if it is a special treat, like puppy ice cream, or meat scraps that have been put into something like a paper bowl. Sometimes she carry's it off to move it away, but most of the time it is just to chase it down and bring it...
by MPbandmom
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: two pronged question
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

two pronged question

In thinking back on the incident with Sirius and the park official last week, I realize that what I did wrong was not keep her engaged in focus activities on me while the conversation was going on in front of us. The conversation didn't involve me, we were waiting at a distance, and Sirius had been ...
by MPbandmom
Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: making progress
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

Re: making progress

Thanks jacksdad for the reminder to take it easy with her for a couple of days after class. Fortunately the Rally class that she is enrolled in is very small at 3 dogs total and there is no "stand for exam" in rally. One of the reason's I chose rally for her. The instructor kept trying to tell me th...
by MPbandmom
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: making progress
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

making progress

Sirius had her first Rally class this week. Her recent bad yard behavior and new bad behaviors when we are out walking made me uncertain as to just how she would do in a class environment. The behaviors of concern were agressive displays towards dogs, barking at people talking, and lunging and snapp...
by MPbandmom
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: RECIPES: For Kongs, Meals, Treats, Snacks, and Food Toppings
Replies: 78
Views: 50589

Re: RECIPES: For Kongs, Meals, Treats, Snacks, and Food Toppings

I recently tried making homemade training treats for the dogs out of hamburger. Sirius loves the puparoni's but as they seem to contain mystery meat (on the front they say beef, but on the back it just says meat?) I decided to cut them out of her diet as she gets treated frequently due to working on...
by MPbandmom
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Impromptu Agility Course Ideas?
Replies: 30
Views: 23044

Re: Impromptu Agility Course Ideas?

I have made a jump using two kitty litter buckets and a left over piece of pvc pipe.
by MPbandmom
Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Loose leash walking question
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: Loose leash walking question

This method kind of does both. Do you really want your dog walking in front of you? I find it is much easier to make turns and such when the dog is at heel. (or close thereto) Otherwise I tend to trip over the dog, have to stop and get the dog to come back, turn around in a circle to get where I wan...
by MPbandmom
Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Loose leash walking question
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: Loose leash walking question

In looking at the picture of the harness you are using, I would recommend watching out for rubbing where the buckles are.
by MPbandmom
Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Large dog, little owner.
Replies: 37
Views: 6690

Re: Large dog, little owner.

Work in the most boring place you can find. Boring to Zack that is. It also helps to make yourself a little more interesting. I take treats along and reward my dog everytime she looks at me. I notice she often looks at me just as we turn. (click & treat) I have learned that the more my dog realizes ...
by MPbandmom
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Scared of Barking Dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 2226

Re: Scared of Barking Dogs

One of my dogs is likewise terrified of barkey yard dogs and the other one is a barkey yard dog. :D For Sky, who is terrified of barkey dogs, I turn around when we encounter a barkey yard dog. Then turn back around and go at it again. Sometimes we can get past the barkey dog. Sometimes the owners ge...
by MPbandmom
Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: thundershirt
Replies: 12
Views: 9702

Re: thundershirt

So, would a snugly fitted dog sweater also serve the same function? It is a little warm outdoors for a sweater right now. I have scrounged around for some of my children's old t'shirts which I know there are some of around here somewhere, but haven't found them. I do however, have a sweater that I k...
by MPbandmom
Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: thundershirt
Replies: 12
Views: 9702

thundershirt

I recently purchased thundershirts for both of my dogs after it was recommended by a friend and I read over the thundershirt web site. For Sky, I think she has some underlying anxiety issues that are often masked by her general exuberant personality. She often whines when still, sometimes while ridi...
by MPbandmom
Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Unfit for competition?
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: Unfit for competition?

I am doing some clicker training with her for focus, but don't know that I am that good at it yet. She will "go potty" on command even though she doesn't go for that long. Next class I'm going to try to arrive earlier for more marking time. Give her the go potty command, and take a tug toy along to ...