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by WackyJacki
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Bow Wow Flix - Netflix for Dog Training Videos
Replies: 24
Views: 487

Re: Bow Wow Flix - Netflix for Dog Training Videos

I haven't heard of this before and am so excited about it! I already see several videos I'd like to rent.

Thank you for posting about it - much appreciated! :thumbsup:
by WackyJacki
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Flexi Leads...whats soo bad about em?
Replies: 53
Views: 1065

Re: Flexi Leads...whats soo bad about em?

I'm okay with them for happy-go-lucky, well behaved, non-reactive dogs in areas where they won't be a bother to other people/dogs. I've never used them but I wouldn't be opposed to using one for my little Boston out in a field or something similar. Unfortunately, that never seems to be the case arou...
by WackyJacki
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Altering the sex and effects on fearful behaviors
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: Altering the sex and effects on fearful behaviors

Makes me wonder if Vi's reactivity could have at least been lessened if I had waited to spay Vi. She was very young, 5 months. A month later her reactivity exploded. Stella went from a little nervous to freaky dog aggressive within a month of being spayed.... and she was a very young puppy to be sh...
by WackyJacki
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Altering the sex and effects on fearful behaviors
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: Altering the sex and effects on fearful behaviors

Stella was spayed at around 12 weeks (obviously it was mandatory being that she is from a rescue) and has had fear problems from the beginning while none of her mostly male siblings have the same issues. While I don't doubt genetics and lack of early socialization from the hell hole she lived in as ...
by WackyJacki
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dixie killed our cat.... :(
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: Dixie killed our cat.... :(

Oh man, so sorry to hear about this. :( Like others have said, as upsetting as it is for us, it is perfectly natural for the dog and has zero to do with aggression. While training an ER and and out are essential, in all likelihood they will be pretty useless if your dog has the chance to go after a ...
by WackyJacki
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: would a thundershirt help?
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: would a thundershirt help?

Before shelling out the cash for a Thundershirt you can try an Ace bandage wrapped snuggly.

We have a Thundershirt for Fiona and it works very well for her storm/fireworks phobia. The anxiety level goes way down. Works for my mom's dog as well. Doesn't help with Stella's anxieties, however.
by WackyJacki
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Holday Collar Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Holday Collar Sale

It's that time of year - holiday sale! :nana:

Use coupon code: JOLLY30 to save 30% now through 11/28. Guaranteed delivery by Christmas on all orders placed by 12/1 (sorry, can't guarantee international orders).

Thanks. :)

www.collarshop.org
by WackyJacki
Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Fear of floors-- manage or rehab?
Replies: 15
Views: 172

Re: Fear of floors-- manage or rehab?

Stella has decided that at 4 years old, she is suddenly afraid of our vinyl flooring. I am training with her, but I still made a rug trail and intend to keep it as long as she needs it. Ultimately, it's not a huge deal and if it makes their life easier, why not help them out. This is especially true...
by WackyJacki
Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: gentle leader alternatives?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: gentle leader alternatives?

Keep a TON of really, really good treats with you and carry a deterrent spray and a break stick 100% of the time.
by WackyJacki
Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Timid and lacking in trust....
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Timid and lacking in trust....

We're finding a ton of shaping games, waiting and click/rewarding behaviors, are helping some of the uber shy dogs at my work lately. This is the core of what has helped Stella so much. She has learned that trying out new things, greeting new people, exploring the world can bring about all kinds of...
by WackyJacki
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Timid and lacking in trust....
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Timid and lacking in trust....

What about recall games that involve another dog? If she is fearful of you at times but trusting of the other dogs, having her follow another dog who is happily approaching you, then being heavily rewarded, might be just one of the many ways to build trust while at the same time not making it scary/...
by WackyJacki
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: good, durable collars?
Replies: 21
Views: 447

Re: good, durable collars?

I guess I'll pimp myself out a bit. lol I can do nylon lined with suede or something similar. Soft on your dog's neck, easy to clean, and plenty strong. I don't offer that stuff on the site yet, so if you want to email me I'd be happy to toss out some options. info@collarshop.org. No pressure of cou...
by WackyJacki
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Timid and lacking in trust....
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Timid and lacking in trust....

One way I worked with Stella was going to parking lots, parking a good way from the entrance, and just c/t when we saw people. We'd do this for 5-15min, depending on her stress level, and it helped tremendously. She may not be comfortable around everyone, but she never barks at people from inside th...
by WackyJacki
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Timid and lacking in trust....
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Timid and lacking in trust....

Another book (aside from the two I mentioned on FB) I just thought of with Jacki's mention of clicker training is Click to Calm Click to Calm is a good one. :) I would suggest building her clicker skills first though, before using it for behavioral issues, outside of building trust and fun with you...
by WackyJacki
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Timid and lacking in trust....
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Timid and lacking in trust....

There are a lot of great books that can help you, but I'm afraid that without a lot of regular, positive exposure to people/new things, this is going to be a very difficult issue. When we adopted Stella she was 12 weeks old. She started showing signs of being afraid of strangers, particularly men, r...

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