Search found 190 matches

by SianMT
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Tucker's becoming a nervous ninny
Replies: 15
Views: 793

That's wonderful news, BabyReba ! I found that things are definitely less scary once they have a name to them. So, now that you've named the hammer, nails, wood, etc, Tucker no longer regards them as mysterious, sinister objects. And, since Mommy (i.e. you) can identify these objects, they must be o...
by SianMT
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Tucker's becoming a nervous ninny
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Tucker's becoming a nervous ninny

... Maybe this is a job for Bridge and Target? Anyone? BabyReba, I've used B&T successfully with Bosco, and with my horse, to build their confidence. Here's the page where I posted a thunderstorm session with Bosco: http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=57888&postdays=0&postorder=...
by SianMT
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Bridge and Target
Replies: 513
Views: 52620

Mike, If Rufus is reacting out of fear, you should try Perception Modification. Ok, this is a bit down the line, because you'll have to first teach him the basics of SATS. Did you already read the Sticky on Bridge & Target in this forum? It's an overview of SATS, and it has a link to Syn Alia wh...
by SianMT
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Bridge and Target
Replies: 513
Views: 52620

HappyPuppy wrote:... Keep trying to read this thread but 35 pages of forum discussion is hard to get thru. ...


HappyPuppy, the Sticky on Bridge & Target may be easier to read. Since the sticky was created, there have been a lot of posts on this, but I believe it's still a useful summary.
by SianMT
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Bridge and Target
Replies: 513
Views: 52620

I had a long response about some of Reno's recent success, but it got deleted when the Rep I was training this morning came in. lol His tail dropped, he looked up at me and threw his ears back, with that "Fine! Let's just go!" look that is so often accompanied with a sigh. After only two ...
by SianMT
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Bridge and Target
Replies: 513
Views: 52620

Belle a rina, I am SO excited for you !!! :thumbsup: When I first tried B&T, I was floored by how quickly the animal (I do it with both dog and horses) responded. Now that I think back, I can see my animals saying: "well, d-uh !!" Anyway, outstanding work with your pup and the boomies !
by SianMT
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Bridge and Target
Replies: 513
Views: 52620

My own attitude determines the success of PM

Bosco is terrified of thunder. It doesn't have to be loud, and it can be very distant rumblings, for her to tremble so hard to make her chair rattle. It's pitiful. I always feel sorry for her. Then, I realized that by feeling pity it confirmed her suspicions that thunder is a BAD thing. Sunday's sto...
by SianMT
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Bridge and Target
Replies: 513
Views: 52620

Re: IACP Annual Conference demo

Great to meet Reno's mom, and to watch the outstanding work of Julie K and Sian T. It was a highlight of the IACP presentation. Wonderful to get to present this work for so many other professionals, great to see their excitement, outstanding that so many are interested in going further. Thanks to A...
by SianMT
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dog Whisperer today...
Replies: 266
Views: 10814

Re:

InBearsMemory, very very well put :thumbsup:
by SianMT
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: SATS Bridges and Targets: Overview and Applications
Replies: 66
Views: 19548

...I don't use a X, I use a clicker. Is using a clicker the same or should I use the X instead?... Here's my 2-cents for what it's worth ... A clicker is an implement, a tool; C licker T raining is a method. The x sound is an implement, a tool; SATS (or Bridge & Target) is a method. What I've n...
by SianMT
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bosco got kicked by horse, broke her nose
Replies: 40
Views: 2750

One thing's for sure, it's back to the double-leash for her. Can't take anything for granted with these dogs. And you just know this experience is not going to be a future deterrent for her !
by SianMT
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bosco got kicked by horse, broke her nose
Replies: 40
Views: 2750

Also wanted to add: there seems to be no internal injuries :: PHEW !! :: or bleeding (they used a test called packed blood volume, or something like that).
by SianMT
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bosco got kicked by horse, broke her nose
Replies: 40
Views: 2750

Ok, here's the latest: Today Bosco got her nose (maxilla) wired at the dental vet. It's like braces, stabilizing the fracture using the existing teeth as anchors. Vet also cleaned up the cavity where the lost tooth was, and grafted on some cheek tissue to seal the hole. She came out of the anesthesi...
by SianMT
Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bosco got kicked by horse, broke her nose
Replies: 40
Views: 2750

THanks again, for all your kind and supportive thoughts. I'll pass them on to Bosco - it can only help ! An update: I got pain meds for her today (Rimadyl), though she seems to cope with the pain much better now. Monday she's going to a dental vet and I'll find out then what the next steps are. msve...
by SianMT
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bosco got kicked by horse, broke her nose
Replies: 40
Views: 2750

It will be fine to wait a few days, as long as she is comfortable. I hope your vet sent you home with some GOOD pain meds! Actually, he didn't. Is there anything I can give her (I know dogs cannot have tylenol or ibuprofen) ? I know she's uncomfortable. It may be a mixed blessing though, cause it k...

Go to advanced search