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by furever_pit
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Who trains for someone else? Who employs other trainers?
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Who trains for someone else? Who employs other trainers

I have been paid an annual salary for dog training previously.
But for your situation, I think that a percentage of what each dog pays for the class is probably appropriate for the new trainer.
by furever_pit
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?
Replies: 22
Views: 890

Re: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?

As someone else pointed out, you are contradicting yourself with some of the things that you are saying. Personally, I would do a two week shutdown with the pup and work on developing your relationship with him. Build trust. He'll get to a point where he'll go belly up for you willingly and it will ...
by furever_pit
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My puppy is too smart
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: My puppy is too smart

Personally, I love when a dog starts offering a behavior that it has just learned. It shows me that the dog has absorbed the information that has been provided and that it understands that doing what it has been shown will be beneficial to them. I typically don't even name a behavior until the dog i...
by furever_pit
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: humping
Replies: 19
Views: 1039

Re: humping

MarMar wrote:While upping obedience may be helpful, humping is never about "dominance".


I disagree. For some dogs, it certainly is.
by furever_pit
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: humping
Replies: 19
Views: 1039

Re: humping

I'd tell the dog no and quickly move him into another activity. I prefer to go straight into obedience. Because humping can be a sign of over-stimulation it is good to bring that energy into something you want the dog to do. Because humping can be a dominance thing, I like to go to obedience because...
by furever_pit
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Psycho Puppy!
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Psycho Puppy!

Mental exercise tires a dog out as much (if not more) than physical exercise. With young dogs, or even older dogs that first come to me, I do not feed them from a bowl. I place their daily ration in a tupperware and give them several opportunities throughout the day to earn their food through traini...
by furever_pit
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Ditching the prong collar?
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Ditching the prong collar?

Personally, if I had a dog that needed more training on how to walk properly then I would be the one walking him. No sense in having inappropriate rewards and poor timing compromise what progress you have made.
by furever_pit
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: That time of year again; Goals for 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2097

Re: That time of year again; Goals for 2012

Gigz - Obtain his BH and be well on the way to his Sch I. I'd also like to get cracking on his PSA PDC. So that means working on obedience around increasing distraction and getting him reliable off leash. Raven - Her obedience needs to be stepped up to off leash work as well. We'll keep working on h...
by furever_pit
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Anyone knows what happened to petesdoggear.com?
Replies: 50
Views: 2515

Re: Anyone knows what happened to petesdoggear.com?

I got a really nice collar from PDG in early 2011. It's a shame that so many people are having issues with that supplier at this point.

If you want something simple that holds up well, you should check out stillwater kennels collars. Those are the only ones I bother purchasing anymore.
by furever_pit
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: CGC Evaluation Prep
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: CGC Evaluation Prep

You need a more motivating reward for your dog to counteract what the distraction. Depending on the dog, this can mean a different things. Maybe you use a toy and reward him with a game of tug. Maybe you stop feeding him outside of training and use his hunger to your advantage. You say focus is your...
by furever_pit
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Found my boy triggers... TRIGGER.
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Found my boy triggers... TRIGGER.

I think he's talking about holding the dog's head while another dog is in front of his pup. That's just how it comes across to me although I may be wrong. As a trainer, I use all methods...but to throw the use of treats out the window is just silly. Just because you start with treats doesn't mean yo...
by furever_pit
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: The Poisoned Cue
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: The Poisoned Cue

Interesting.
I have never heard about this before.
by furever_pit
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Decode the body language and barking...
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Decode the body language and barking...

If there is a chance she has to go to the bathroom and she doesn't go when you take her out then put her back in her crate for 15-30 minutes before taking her outside again. She doesn't get to be loose in the house until she goes in the bathroom. So you may need to rinse and repeat. To me though, it...
by furever_pit
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to curb barking while kenneled?
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: How to curb barking while kenneled?

I agree that giving the dogs something to do will help. I use frozen stuff kongs as well as raw bones for this purpose. The dogs that like Nylabones, get to have those as well. I would also try splitting the dogs up. It is very possible that one dog starts barking and gets the others going, which ma...
by furever_pit
Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Confused.
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Confused.

And in my honest opinion, those two dogs dying is your friends fault. You leave any dog unattended and that can happen. Pitbulls were breed to protect, not fight other dogs. Really? Is that why they are called Pit Bulls? Not all dogs will get along all the time, regardless of breed. Now, up the ant...

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