Search found 141 matches

by easilyconfused
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Collars
Replies: 4
Views: 2279

Re: Collars

These are quite nice, I use there harnesses a fair bit.

http://dog-games-shop.co.uk/fleece-lined-dog-collar
by easilyconfused
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: TREAT Training ........
Replies: 8
Views: 3322

Re: TREAT Training ........

In short, yes. Phasing out food as a lure works just like that but don't fall into the trap of not rewarding your dog when its well behaved. If thats a treat here or there, the chance for a run, chuck a ball /whatever. It sounds like you should start chaining commands before a treat. so instead of "...
by easilyconfused
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: intussusception
Replies: 16
Views: 7052

Re: intussusception

I would feed smaller meals more often for a couple of weeks. There is a small chance of a reoccural within a few weeks of the operation but as long as your vet didn't remove to much intestine then your dog should lead a perfectly normal life tbh Good quality nutrition will improve your dogs health. ...
by easilyconfused
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Courses and good trainers
Replies: 9
Views: 2686

Re: Courses and good trainers

The problem with getting some form of qualification to be a trainer is there isn't any to get. You can find a host of other trainers who will sell you their own courses (some good, some bad) but there is no offical, do x course and be a trainer, available. City and guilds will give you a diploma in ...
by easilyconfused
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heat vent...
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

Re: Heat vent...

Hehe, I have a house full of bitches. Put white sheets on the bed at the weekend. Within hours they all came on :|
When out with my girls atm I can easily spot males. They are the ones hurling towards us from across the fields lol
by easilyconfused
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Couple of Raw Feeding Q's
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Re: Couple of Raw Feeding Q's

I raw feed my dogs and cats in the same room. Its very simple. At first when one finishes eating , call it over and get it to sit (my dogs win the food race everytime tbh) then I slowly give it some cooked meat until the next ones done, call it over etc. So the dogs learn to come sit next to me when...
by easilyconfused
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New from Banbury UK
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: New from Banbury UK

Ah Banbury, the lovely coffee stink :) I'm from the home of the cobblers. I'd make sure your dogs have plenty of room to themselves so they dont feel to confined together and make sure they get plenty of rewards when they are close. It will take a while before they both adjust but keep an eye and mo...
by easilyconfused
Wed May 25, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: EPI German Shepherd
Replies: 6
Views: 2234

Re: EPI German Shepherd

Have you considered making your own treats? You need a dehydrator and a food processor though. Cook up a joint of meat and once its cooled blend it up in a food mixer. Add the ratio of enzyme you guys usually use and incubate it as normal. Then pipe it through a plastic bag with the corner cut of in...
by easilyconfused
Fri May 20, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How often...?
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

Re: How often...?

A perfect example of a life reward. Clip on a lead when the people arrive. Get the dog to sit before he gets a greeting/fuss. Then work on a sit-stay for the greeting fuss. Then increase the time he has to sit and stay for before he greets. The reward is to say hello to the new folk, but he is slowl...
by easilyconfused
Fri May 20, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How often...?
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

Re: How often...?

Every interaction I have with my dogs is training imo. If I am playing with them (the best form of training) I will ask for a command during the game before I continue. If they want up on the sofa a nice sit before they jump up is asked for etc. The goal to having a well trained dog is by finding as...
by easilyconfused
Wed May 18, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which slogan would YOU pay more attention to?
Replies: 37
Views: 8040

Re: Which slogan would YOU pay more attention to?

how about "I bite"
Image
by easilyconfused
Wed May 18, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Random snaps
Replies: 46
Views: 19026

Re: Random snaps

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225336_209996755706820_100000894902745_614530_2328997_n.jpg http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/224230_209997482373414_100000894902745_614537_3179938_n.jpg http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/230787_209998415706654_100000894902745...
by easilyconfused
Wed May 18, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What a morning
Replies: 22
Views: 4760

Re: What a morning

From the way you descirbed it no, I doubt you could have done anything differently. The only thing i'd learn from it is not to ride a bike tbh (everyone I know who does has a metal plate in them somewhere :| )
by easilyconfused
Wed May 18, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What a morning
Replies: 22
Views: 4760

Re: What a morning

Get the kettle on ;) Sounds like an unfortunate accident, learn from it and take the guy a bottle of wine...
by easilyconfused
Wed May 18, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which slogan would YOU pay more attention to?
Replies: 37
Views: 8040

Re: Which slogan would YOU pay more attention to?

The only ones I have found to actually work are the "guide dog in training - do not disturb" shirts.