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by libbs
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 9544

Re: Separation Anxiety

Libbs, Gosh, I feel for your situation. That's gotta be tough knowing there's not much you can do being so far away from your pup. Since the people he's staying with aren't willing to put in any effort in to him, do you have friends in the area or anyone that you know that would be willing to help ...
by libbs
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The new girl
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: The new girl

Welcome and I admire your dedication to dogs and especially this breed! They are truely wonderful dogs.

DEATH TO BSL!
by libbs
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi guys/girls im new here
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Hi guys/girls im new here

Hi and Welcome! What a beautiful pup!
by libbs
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 9544

Re: Separation Anxiety

Ack, no edit... Do you think you could convince to at least try working with him? Often when owners begin to see results in a dogs behavior after all their hardwork, the payoff is rewarding enough for them to keep up with training and become more active in the dog's life. The thing with my parents,...
by libbs
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 9544

Re: Separation Anxiety

Is it at all possible for him to live with you? Without someone there to give him consistant training, as well as the much needed mental and physical exercise he's not getting, its really not practical or fair to the dog to expect any change in his behavior. And unfortunately, because it does sound...
by libbs
Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 9544

Re: Separation Anxiety

Well, your first step will to backpedal and make his crate a plesant place to be rather than an anxiety-inducing place. Crate training can be easy, but the longer he's taught that its a place to fear the harder it will be to train him otherwise. how much exercise is he getting now, since you mentio...
by libbs
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 9544

Re: Separation Anxiety

Honestly, it could very well be a combo of both. How much exercise does he get daily? What mental stimulation toys are left with him while he is unattended? How long each day is he left alone? Well when I was home, he got a 1hr walk every day. He's left with a bone to chew on because he destroys an...
by libbs
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Who is your favourite trainer?
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Who is your favourite trainer?

I'm not talking about people you read their books or attend lectures. I'm nmore interested in those trainers that you personally work with. I worked with a trainer, Mike Beckett of 21st Century K9. He's best known for training the dogs for the border service patrol (on both the Canadian and US sides...
by libbs
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Hatred for squirrels?!
Replies: 25
Views: 598

Re: Hatred for squirrels?!

DK loves to chase the squirrels on the power lines in the back yard. I was doing some work on a baseball diamond one day and he had finally caught his squirrel. I think he was so shocked that he had finally caught it that he had no idea what to do with it! lol . Although on walks he doesn't pay atte...
by libbs
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 9544

Re: Separation Anxiety

Not sure if it's SA or not, but DK does show some signs: -When left unattended, he will destroy anything he can get his teeth on. We would leave him in the laundry room and he would whine, scratch and chew at the door/doorframe. I left him in my room, he ripped my bed apart and chewed up any box he ...
by libbs
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi! New to the community!
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Hi! New to the community!

Hi! I'm the proud owner of a 2.5yo APBT. His name is DK: http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii173/libbs_SRT/My%20Pets/DK/DK002.jpg I'm 25 and I"m originally from Ontario, Canada, but have sinced moved out to Nefoundland for work/school. For now DK is staying with my parents (and it kills me to ...

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