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by lilangel
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Certified Veterinary Behavioralist?
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Certified Veterinary Behavioralist?

A Veterinary Behaviorist is typically going to approach problem behaviors utilizing what is known as a medical model approach. What this means is that they will treat the behavior the same way they do a physical ailment. Diagnose, label, medicate/ treat. If that is the direction you wish to go, then...
by lilangel
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: AT LONG LAST! JESSUP SPILLS ALL ABOUT THE "OUT"!
Replies: 69
Views: 41148

Re: AT LONG LAST! JESSUP SPILLS ALL ABOUT THE "OUT"!

It means go limp. Don't let go. You could stop using any verbal cues or prompts until she is releasing reliably, then install a new cue if you want after she is performing the behavior with regularity. The teeth chattering probably just indicates arousal, nothing more. The whole thing about "ch...
by lilangel
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Fish oil for behavior
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Fish oil for behavior

Ah. I see. Thanks for the explanation. I didn't know he was on Prozac all this time and I'm glad you've found something that works for the most part. This stuff sure can make you feel like you're grasping at straws at times but tracking behaviors definitely helps put it in perspective when you need ...
by lilangel
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dog Training Secrets of the Military and Police Iraq Veteran
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Dog Training Secrets of the Military and Police Iraq Vet

That's horrible and sad and criminal. When I see video like that and then look at my own dogs I am completely baffled and confused as to how it is acceptable or necessary to treat an animal in such a way in the name of "training". All we can hope for is that a national standard is establis...
by lilangel
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Crates/cages - What size should they be?
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Crates/cages - What size should they be?

When crate training, if you get a crate too large, the dog will use part of it as a bathroom. This is why you get one the correct size, or a big one with the divider panel that you can gradually increase the size of so the dog learns it's their "home" not an appropriate bathroom place. No...
by lilangel
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Biking with your bully
Replies: 173
Views: 43257

Re: Biking with your bully

Biking with your dog off-leash is a no-no.
by lilangel
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Crates/cages - What size should they be?
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Crates/cages - What size should they be?

When crate training, if you get a crate too large, the dog will use part of it as a bathroom. This is why you get one the correct size, or a big one with the divider panel that you can gradually increase the size of so the dog learns it's their "home" not an appropriate bathroom place. No...
by lilangel
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Crates/cages - What size should they be?
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Crates/cages - What size should they be?

When crate training, if you get a crate too large, the dog will use part of it as a bathroom. This is why you get one the correct size, or a big one with the divider panel that you can gradually increase the size of so the dog learns it's their "home" not an appropriate bathroom place. No...
by lilangel
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Fish oil for behavior
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Fish oil for behavior

Was offline for another (blissful) 24 hours, so sorry for the late reply. Been busy on and off lately. Our vet behaviorist has Button on 50 mg of Prozac, which is already a high dose for his size (45 pounds) and didn't think we should monkey too much with 5-HTP. She has him on vitamin c, fish oil, ...
by lilangel
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Fish oil for behavior
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Fish oil for behavior

ps. The above inquiry of the use of 5-HTP and the subsequent dosage advise should not be taken as a recommendation to use 5-HTP. You should seek professional assistance from a veterinary behaviorist before using such a supplement.
by lilangel
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Fish oil for behavior
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Fish oil for behavior

Erin, have you tried 5-HTP yet? You had another thread about pharmaceuticals if I remember correctly. Whatever happened with that? Results with 5-HTP would be rapid and noticeable, as opposed to something like SJW or fish oil which can take from hours to weeks to see changes. Also very few side eff...
by lilangel
Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Fish oil for behavior
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Fish oil for behavior

Erin, have you tried 5-HTP yet? You had another thread about pharmaceuticals if I remember correctly. Whatever happened with that? Results with 5-HTP would be rapid and noticeable, as opposed to something like SJW or fish oil which can take from hours to weeks to see changes. Also very few side effe...
by lilangel
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Another dog death blamed on dog treats...
Replies: 24
Views: 7576

Re: Another dog death blamed on dog treats...

Sorry, did you guys miss the entire "pink slime" thing last month? Made in the USA doesn't mean much. Just look at what corporations are putting in people food. Ya think dog food is going to be better? It is probably safest to look for European, canadian or US made treats that are made by ...
by lilangel
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to stop jumping & transition out of the 2 week shutdown
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: How to stop jumping & transition out of the 2 week shutd

Remember, though that dogs can and will learn chain behaviors. So while this: When he does jump, say no and have him do a different more appropriate behavior like sit, down, a hand shake, roll over or whatever you want him to do. may solve the problem for some dogs, in many dogs it will teach them ...

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