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by Bodegus
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Biking with your bully
Replies: 173
Views: 44531

Re: Biking with your bully

Well, I've had the Walky Dog for about a month now. I love how I don't feel any real resistance on it. I hate how it doesn't fit my bike properly though. I've got it rigged for now, until I can find some more liner to put in the attachment piece. I've also only been doing no more than 10 mins on it...
by Bodegus
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to deal with extreme dog aggression
Replies: 37
Views: 1256

Re: How to deal with extreme dog aggression

Thanks for the advise. I guess I'll sit this one out. They regretfully aren't too interested in professional help, my thought was to get her to take it down a notch or 2.
by Bodegus
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Biking with your bully
Replies: 173
Views: 44531

Re: Biking with your bully

lilangel wrote:Biking with your dog off-leash is a no-no.


Any concerns that are different from off leash dog walking?
by Bodegus
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to deal with extreme dog aggression
Replies: 37
Views: 1256

How to deal with extreme dog aggression

I am hoping to help some friends with an extremely dog aggressive pitbull mix. She is an abused rescue, who is ultra submissive to humans... She has grown accustomed to their other dog (who is picking up her aggression) but the moment another dog is in the picture she goes into 100% fight mode. Thei...
by Bodegus
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Biking with your bully
Replies: 173
Views: 44531

Re: Biking with your bully

Marco and I do about 4-6 miles most days. Mostly at a trot, with a half mile plus sprint once he get's warmed up. We stop every 2 miles for a quick water break and after the 2-3 mile we typically slow to a walk for 3-5 minutes every mile so he can cool down. For the Minneapolis folks, the unfinished...
by Bodegus
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ran hard, hind quarters swelled... is this OK
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Re: Ran hard, hind quarters swelled... is this OK

After a week the swelling was not nearly as noticeable, I attribute it to poor pacing on my part. Vet says he's in tip top shape. Weight is attributed to his genetics (off spring of a 65 lb female 80 lb male) with paws and a head to match . I'll add a few pics when I dig up the camera.
by Bodegus
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Biking with your bully
Replies: 173
Views: 44531

Re: Biking with your bully

I am curious if people are biking at a trot or run speed. Thoughts?
by Bodegus
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ran hard, hind quarters swelled... is this OK
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Ran hard, hind quarters swelled... is this OK

Last summer we ran Marco 3-4 times a week (about 1-2 miles) in addition to a daily walk. I want him to get a bit more exercise and have switched to biking. We are going a bit faster (still a trot) for about 2 miles with intermittent sprints. I noticed that his hind quarters nearly double in size aft...
by Bodegus
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Starting training..
Replies: 19
Views: 571

Re: Starting training..

I highly recommend switching from high reward treats to regular kibble during a session. Marco works "harder" when there is a chance of the good one, and gobbles up the kibble just as happily.
by Bodegus
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Too hard at tug of war??!! lost puppy teeth
Replies: 8
Views: 4904

Re: Too hard at tug of war??!! lost puppy teeth

The vet give his mouth, gums, and teeth a great bill of health when I went in for a distemper booster. Toss this one into the over cautious new owner bucket :D
by Bodegus
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Too hard at tug of war??!! lost puppy teeth
Replies: 8
Views: 4904

Re: Too hard at tug of war??!! lost puppy teeth

Thanks for the feedback. He lost his other canine (presumably on a nylabone) so I feel a bit better :D
by Bodegus
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Too hard at tug of war??!! lost puppy teeth
Replies: 8
Views: 4904

Too hard at tug of war??!! lost puppy teeth

So... I was playing tug of war with Marco (14 weeks old) he started bleeding all over the rope and is missing a canine tooth. I know they eventually lose the teeth so I'm not concerned about the immediate loss but I'm worried I might be playing tug too hard... is that possible? Tug is his favorite g...
by Bodegus
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: disobedience with full bladder or sleepy
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: disobedience with full bladder or sleepy

I guess I'm not apply as much patients as I should. Thanks for the feedback!
by Bodegus
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: disobedience with full bladder or sleepy
Replies: 4
Views: 278

disobedience with full bladder or sleepy

Marco is 14 weeks, we have been training for 2 weeks. We've master come, sit and crate, he usually listens without treats in hand unless he has a full bladder or is sleepy, at which point he does not recognize the commands even after rubbing treats on his nose. He refuses treats when his bladder is ...
by Bodegus
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello fellow APBT enthusiasts :)
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Hello fellow APBT enthusiasts :)

Do you have any show or sport plans? (Because a mod is going to ask before they unlock you :D)

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