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by MPbandmom
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update new question
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Update new question

Recruiting the husband hasn't worked out well yet, but upon further thought, I have decided that there are just way too many distractions around my home for that to be a good starting location. That means driving the dogs to someplace quieter. I have what I think will be the perfect place in mind. A...
by MPbandmom
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update new question
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Update new question

Gathering my resources and preparing myself mentally. I think the reason I have not managed to kick this one yet is that I probably rush the steps, due to the fact that walking in circles in the same spot repeatedly is kind of boring. Take one step past where the last circle was and the dog leaps fo...
by MPbandmom
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Carting
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: Carting

Thanks! It sounds like my burley trailer isn't a good candidate for a novice carting transformation. We have a child's wagon, but it is all plastic and quite noisy when rolling, so that doesn't seem like a good candidate either. I will keep my eyes out for something more suitable with 4 wheels. I ma...
by MPbandmom
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update new question
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Update new question

The weather finally broke enough for the dog group to get out for a walk Saturday. Sirius didn't show any aggression to any people and was easily distracted when her ears perked up at another barking dog and a group of horses. She did walk up to one person who came to stand by my car as I was gettin...
by MPbandmom
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Free Feeding
Replies: 27
Views: 3864

Re: Free Feeding

I feed my dogs twice a day, and very often they don't eat their morning meal. They would rather be outside watching the squirrels. They are more likely to eat the morning meal after a busy day the day before. I divide their food and give about 1/3 in the morning and 2/3 in the evening. They maintain...
by MPbandmom
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Carting
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Carting

On various tv shows, I have seen a wide variety of obviously hand made carts for various breeds who traditionally have been pulling dogs. I am unable to find anything on the internet though about specifications on how to make one. I have contacted other organizations where there is evidence of carti...
by MPbandmom
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: greeting agression
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: greeting agression

Okay, we are focused, this is a new year and time for a new technique. We actually already have a pretty well established sit for people passing, as well as walking past people in situations where sitting isn't feasable. We started this routine to keep Sky from dragging me along/offending passersby ...
by MPbandmom
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: greeting agression
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: greeting agression

The advice does make sense. I kind of wish, I had been given that advice from the beginning rather than the advice to have people toss treats out for her. I'm not sure I can undo that, but I will start working on a better greeting routine with her. As for the yard, I'm not sure that anything I can s...
by MPbandmom
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: greeting agression
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

greeting agression

I have a rescue dog originally adopted by my son. She was found as a stray at the age of 3 or 4 months. She is very sweet and gets along well with people and dogs once she gets past the original greet and meet phase. It takes her 5 to 15 minutes to adjust to new people and dogs. The dog situatuion s...