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by tcox
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1102

[...] Also, be sure NOT to correct her growling. Correct the behavior but don't discourage her from growling. I know someone who did that and not instead of giving a warning (growling) the dog simply lunges and goes right for it (DA now HA). So, just keep that in mind too. Good luck! In this case, ...
by tcox
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Tayzha protesting at me...what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 504

I've seen different posts about how coddling a pit when they get excited. Should I not? Let's go step by step what you guys think about what should happen. Tay is playing with a toy, sleeping, WHATEVER in my living room. She hears the cat meows and runs to the baby gate as if to say "did she r...
by tcox
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1102

Kano, I had wrote something to you which disappeared when they moved the thread I guess.Anyway, if you are willing to drive I can take a look at the dog and go from there.There are procedures to help this issue, without expecting miracles.A lot depends on the genetic component involved. If you find...
by tcox
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Tayzha protesting at me...what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 504

have you tried doing any relationship exercises with your dog while your cat is visable to him? obviously dont put the cat in a position where he can get attacked by the dog , but maybe in a crate? your dog needs some heavy de-sensatizing of this cat. it wont be easy at first. i would try and get y...
by tcox
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1102

I wish I could edit.
I meant to say, "The FIGHT or FLIGHT response will be triggered.
by tcox
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1102

Her safe perimeter is about 5 feet if they are woking towards us. If the person is just standing minding their own business, i can walk up to them and have her right next to the stranger and she's ok. But as soon as they go to pet her, that's when she starts to growl. It's hard to get help. Because...
by tcox
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: training a service dog...
Replies: 7
Views: 422

You may also want to contact Canine Companions for Independence.
They a regional offices accross the country.
Here's the link to their home page; you can link to your regional office from there.
http://www.caninecompanions.org/
by tcox
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Reducing DOG Aggression is WORKING!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1402

Fortunately I do not fall into the "moron" category as far as corrections are concerned. I worked in veterinary services for years and I know first hand that dogs can take ALOT of abuse without adverse effects (patients that I would see that were hurt/abused that is). Plus, if you do a li...
by tcox
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Do natural flea remedies work?
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Sorry for the double post. On two seperate occasions I used orange peels. It actually worked. Of course we put stuff on the animals too. Sounds like you might have a bigger problem, however, and even if something works in your place, they are just coming back from the other places. Anyway, what we w...
by tcox
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Do natural flea remedies work?
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

My wife is an aroma therapist and has developed some excellent remedies for various "human" maladies. One outside dog has an EXTREME allergy to fleas and loses almost all her hair every year. Country life in the DEEP south makes it next to impossible to eliminate fleas in the yard. We have...
by tcox
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My Bully Is Being A Jerk! PLEASE Give suggestions
Replies: 39
Views: 1882

:goodpost: Another GREAT post luvnstuff!
by tcox
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My Bully Is Being A Jerk! PLEASE Give suggestions
Replies: 39
Views: 1882

1 1/2 year old dogs are like teenagers. If they have grown in a home with lax rules or nothing really (!) defined they go thru a stage that tests boundries. If your friend knows pits or any kind of dog and told you to muzzle and beat your dog.. I just dont even know what to say to that.. It beyond ...
by tcox
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Anyone elses dog have a "second sense"about people
Replies: 18
Views: 847

my rule of thumb is if my dog doesnt like you then there must be something wrong :thumbsup: I completely agree. I've always trusted my dogs ability to read any given person or situation. I think this ability is ingrained in there DNA; just like any other genetic trait. At any animals core (dog, cat...
by tcox
Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: leashed aggression
Replies: 4
Views: 281

I think leashed walks is a good idea and wil help a great deal. Another thing to consider is: while rollerblading, the dog is in a "heightened" emotional state. Is there any problems handling him in other situations where this may occur? If so, controlled exposure to these triggers then re...
by tcox
Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Mortified by her Petco behavior.
Replies: 46
Views: 2027

Sorry for the double post; I just now read this and had to SHOUT! dawnapbt wrote: That being said, one of the things I have always loved about our breed, is that very fact that it IS different than other dogs when it comes to people. If any breed can truly be called "Man's Best Friend" (se...

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