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by MarMar
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Discussion topic: The use of training aids
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Discussion topic: The use of training aids

Mostly what BabyReba said. The first statement especially: some tools are not at all neutral, they are designed and work because they cause pain or discomfort. I've used those tools myself also. I've never understood why people seem to have much less trouble relying long term on a corrective tool th...
by MarMar
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Stuffed Kong on raw diet?
Replies: 15
Views: 8131

Re: Stuffed Kong on raw diet?

I make Kongs with a mix of oatmeal, kibble, NRG (dehydrated raw food), sardines, applesauce and cottage cheese or yogurt. You can eliminate the kibble if you don't feed it. I also dislike stuffing Kongs with raw and also worry about cleaning them, but one thing I found worked well was that I had a f...
by MarMar
Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Horrible Vet Experience -_-
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Horrible Vet Experience -_-

That sucks! Sorry about your lousy vet experience. Can you remind us where you live again? Another thing you might want to consider is working with a trainer online, with video, Skype, etc. If you have the ability to take videos this can be helpful!
by MarMar
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Seeking help for Simone
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Seeking help for Simone

I agree that she should be thoroughly vet checked to start... here's a link to some ideas on finding a trainer/behaviourist:

http://themarlotrust.wordpress.com/find ... al-to-you/
by MarMar
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need help with my boyfriends dog...
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Need help with my boyfriends dog...

She sounds a little bit like my girl Becky. The constant over-the-topness can get exhausting and frustrating! Here are a few things that helped us: 1) Mat work (including the Relaxation protocol that Amie linked to) 2) Having her own "space": she has her own room where she can relax. Helps...
by MarMar
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail
Replies: 70
Views: 29517

Re: Happy Tail

Get well soon, Oscar!
by MarMar
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Homemade Tug?
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Homemade Tug?

Thanks guys for the suggestions! I will pass those on. Really what I think she needs are ringsport tugs (which she has borrowed and loved but they're pricey). But I bet some of these will give her good ideas.
by MarMar
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Homemade Tug?
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Homemade Tug?

A friend of mine is looking for ideas on a toy to use for intense, two handed tugging (she has a Malinois). She can't afford to buy one from a working dog site, so was wondering if anyone had ever made one that works well.

Thanks for any ideas!
by MarMar
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Dog Scooters
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Dog Scooters

I actually have a little kid's scooter that I got off of Craigslist. It's not awesome for trails or anything but it does the job along the road. It looks mostly like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Kent-Super-Scooter/dp/B001DZ1JTC" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I personally like it c...
by MarMar
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: No-Pull harnesses
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: No-Pull harnesses

I like the Freedom harness personally. I suppose they could cause damage if your dog was pulling on them non stop, but still safer than a collar. I like the freedom harness because of the soft armpit straps, and because they are harder to squirm out of than the other front clip harnesses because of ...
by MarMar
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Hind end awareness - I'm just not getting it
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Hind end awareness - I'm just not getting it

You may also want to start with something larger for her hind feet to come into contact with. I've been working with the lid of a large tupperware bin with a towel on it.
by MarMar
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: The Marlo Trust
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: The Marlo Trust

Thank you everyone! Leslie, no worries :) It's funny, all the people I've met named Marlo have been women, but all the dogs have been males. He was named for Marlow in Heart of Darkness (the movie my husband and I watched on our first date). Chinchi and Chupa, that would be awesome! I am waiting to ...
by MarMar
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: The Marlo Trust
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: The Marlo Trust

Thank you Leslie! I'm very fond of him. He has put me through hell but I can honestly say I don't regret it at all.
by MarMar
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: The Marlo Trust
Replies: 6
Views: 358

The Marlo Trust

Hey guys, a while back I posted about this idea. February 9th was Marlo's Fifth Gotcha Day celebration and so I launched my new project! Feel free to check it out if you would like. The Trust will sponsor a dog and handler to attend reactive dog class, the first one though Bad Dogs Gone Good, run by...
by MarMar
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is this something i should worry? DOMINANCE
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Is this something i should worry? DOMINANCE

He's not being dominant. However it's hard to say from just descriptions if he's being a "normal" puppy or if there is some sort of other issue (it IS possible for puppies to be abnormally aggressive at that age). Be very very careful when finding a professional (which I really recommend y...

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