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by pacopoe
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: 6 week old husky x boxer baby - so cal
Replies: 1
Views: 2933

Re: 6 week old husky x boxer baby - so cal

Dang, that's sad :( Hopefully it ends up in a good place
by pacopoe
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Scenarios where BAT would work?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Scenarios where BAT would work?

I would look into the Premack principle as I think that type of thinking would help more in your scenario (using the distraction as the reward). "Control Unleashed" has a great section about it.
by pacopoe
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leash Reactivity
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Leash Reactivity

I mean, I wouldn't start off with a dog you know is going to push him to his limit right away, but since you'll likely be working with a variety of dogs I don't think there's much benefit to trying to stack them in order every single time (maybe the very first time, but after that...). In our fairly...
by pacopoe
Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leash Reactivity
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Leash Reactivity

Easy, just get a prong collar lol j/k So would it be reverse BAT because the other dog is doing the movement while he stays still? Would you like his focus to remain on you while he stays in a "sit" or would displaying alternate behaviors (calming signals, etc) be acceptable? I've done BAT...
by pacopoe
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Am Veterinary Med Assn ruling against Raw Pet Foods
Replies: 50
Views: 13789

Re: Am Veterinary Med Assn ruling against Raw Pet Foods

To me, this ruling changes nothing. Most vets will continue to advise against raw feeding (which they already do) and I will still continue to feed raw. To me it's a no-brainer, *I* feel better when I eat fresh, unprocessed foods versus Power Bars all day so tell me why it's better for an animal, wh...
by pacopoe
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What is Obi doing? (besides being a gross male...)
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: What is Obi doing? (besides being a gross male...)

Um, not just boy stuff. Xdog does it all the time, occasionally after she gets a good whiff of her own privates. She is definitely not the most feminine dog on the block, that's for sure lol
by pacopoe
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OH NOESSSSS Lady Bug steps in a fire ant mound
Replies: 4
Views: 2976

Re: OH NOESSSSS Lady Bug steps in a fire ant mound

Poor thing :( Xdog suffered a fire ant bite a few weeks ago while we were in Austin. Benadryl, cortisone cream, and warm betadine/soap soaks kept her comfortable during the healing process and kept infection at bay. Here's to a speedy recovery!
by pacopoe
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Playing tug?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Playing tug?

Tug is a wonderful way to play with your dog! Not to mention a great way to reinforce behaviors like "drop," "sit," and "wait." You can also use it as a reward for a job well done. The one thing I'd suggest is playing tug away from the other dog. If he's getting aroused...
by pacopoe
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: skittish & refusing to walk
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: skittish & refusing to walk

How old is she now? My initial thoughts were "fear period" or "fireworks" but more info would help. Either way I'd let her decompress for a few days (don't force her to go on walks) and then try again, slowly, with a new approach. Get her happily working and slowly increase your ...
by pacopoe
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Odd behavior question
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Odd behavior question

Sounds like displacement behavior to me. You're not letting him do the thing he wants to do but he still has all this pent-up energy that has to go somewhere. Like when a person comes to the house and a dog goes to grab a toy instead of jumping on them, they need to put that excitement somewhere. Li...
by pacopoe
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: At my wits end with this dog!
Replies: 23
Views: 803

Re: At my wits end with this dog!

ChevellesMomma wrote:Oh, and by his condition, you mean poop, or body? LOLOLOL. Sorry.


His body... please keep all poop pics to yourself ;)
by pacopoe
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: At my wits end with this dog!
Replies: 23
Views: 803

Re: At my wits end with this dog!

I find that TOTW actually makes some of the smaller poops so you may want to stick with it and just feed less. That's my standard go-to food for fosters. Our yard is tiny and cement, so I really care about the size of the poops lol . Can you post a pic of his condition? If dogs are eating too much t...
by pacopoe
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Teaching toddler how to behave with the pibble?
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Teaching toddler how to behave with the pibble?

As already suggested, I would switch the dog to only having one or two meal times per day and the food bowl put away directly afterward. The fact that the dog is walking away from the food bowl when your son approaches is not a good sign, it is a sign that the dog is being pushed. His signal is &quo...
by pacopoe
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Teaching toddler how to behave with the pibble?
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Teaching toddler how to behave with the pibble?

This is a pretty good site with a lot of great tips and real life Q&A: http://dogsandbabies.wordpress.com/ We're expecting our first soon and our dog is *not* naturally tolerant (think: the bitey chihuahua you're worried about your kid approaching), so we'll be doing a lot of child-training lol
by pacopoe
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Martin earned his CD
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Martin earned his CD

Woohoo! :peace: Go Team Martin!

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