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by Buddy'smyboy
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

Noobs wrote:HunniBunni,

Mattie almost lost her Ellie this week and missed that detail and she apologized. Please, let's just get past this.
Who's Ellie? Is that Mattie's dog?
by Buddy'smyboy
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

If I had done research like you when I was 13 (and if it had been available...was there even an internet back then?) then my childhood dog would have lived his life fully and happily, and not all alone in our back yard with no human contact except when my dad put his food dish out for him. Pssht, m...
by Buddy'smyboy
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

Mattie, I think you have been just a bit harsh on this little girl. First of all, new glasses, as I'm sure you know, do take time getting accustomed to. (Mr. Fundog had a dickens of a time adjusting to his new bifocals!) Second, despite her precocity, she is still just a child. I realize that you h...
by Buddy'smyboy
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

Theories are ten a penny Oi, you should have seen all of the dog training adds that popped up :evil: That is truly evil. Oh, and not to mention the hundred thousand whatever search results :roll: There is no pack stuff between humans and dogs, and hierarchy in a group of dogs is fluid and changing ...
by Buddy'smyboy
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

Mattie, I think you have been just a bit harsh on this little girl. First of all, new glasses, as I'm sure you know, do take time getting accustomed to. (Mr. Fundog had a dickens of a time adjusting to his new bifocals!) Second, despite her precocity, she is still just a child. I realize that you h...
by Buddy'smyboy
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

Well I'm still dealing with the fish bowl effect of my glasses so I just skimmed through the first page :mrgreen: Get rid of the fish bowl effect, all you are doing is taking in the information you WANT to take in and ignoring what you don't what to know about. I also find this insulting, members o...
by Buddy'smyboy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

first I have to get him from pulling when he sees other dogs. Any advice on that? :? sense you know how to research, going to wimp out on you and give you another link http://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7266 this is a thread we are helping someone with who has a dog with fear issues. A...
by Buddy'smyboy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

Oh and another thing, um, how can I get him to come better? I was out playing fetch with him in the front (on a long leash, one of those extending ones) and he had to stop to got potty but after he finished he started to wander away a little and sniff at stuff as he headed toward the driveway again...
by Buddy'smyboy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

I don't have any advice to add to all the great input you've had here, but I just wanted to say how impressed I am with your dedication to your dog, especially at your age. Yellow labs are a favorite of mine. I'd love to see a picture! :) Thank you :) I have always adored animals, especially my boy...
by Buddy'smyboy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

There is no tactful way to tell someone their dog is too fat so sorry if I annoyed or upset you, but, ninety plus pounds is FAR too big for a labrador no matter how big his bones are or how big his relations are. If I can get a hold of a camera, I will post a gallery of pictures of him for you. 96....
by Buddy'smyboy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

just to echo fundog, try and add fun to your dogs' and your life when working with your dog. on walks, sniffing and marking are ok. it's how dogs explore their world and leave info about them self. it's good mental exercise for your dog to sniff around. Ok, that's good. Besides, my mom walks really...
by Buddy'smyboy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

Being good with chickens means he has been trained to be good with them. Doesn't mean he wasn't also a bird dog. :wink: He works well with ducks, chuckers, chicks, and pheasants too. :D Which is good because they run from him a lot... unless we're talking about our rooster Sterling. He's about six ...
by Buddy'smyboy
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Re: Any Advice For Improvement?

First of all, Buddy sounds like a very nice dog, with lovely manners. :) Second: Ditch the "alpha" nonsense. It has absolutely no purpose, because you are a human, and Buddy is well aware of that fact. Buddy also has absolutely no desire to be "the boss" of your family, or to replace your father. :...
by Buddy'smyboy
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Any Advice For Improvement?
Replies: 99
Views: 17837

Any Advice For Improvement?

Here's some basic info on my dog before I begin: My dog's name is Buddy. He is a purebred yellow lab and at his last vet check up (two weeks ago) he weighed 96.6 pounds (and that was after he slimmed down a bit). He's tall, and pretty big boned (I measured his neck for trying out a collar... at the ...