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by gerry
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: "Is my dog dog-aggressive?"
Replies: 78
Views: 10123

Re: "Is my dog dog-aggressive?"

hashbrown: The 7 months of some isolation is not by itself an issue. I work with many back-yard dogs where they were cute puppies tossed into the back yard, then dumped at the shelter when they were no longer cute enough, typically near a year old. The are scared of people, adult dogs, other animals...
by gerry
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Resource guarding
Replies: 32
Views: 3549

Re: Resource guarding

Hey, Red: regarding your Dog Whisperer post and video, I think you may be missing the point here. I handle many resource guarders and aggressive dogs and, IMHO, this was the BEST example I've seen on how to teach a dog to attack and bite a person. Without any practice, the dog got it perfectly corre...
by gerry
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: On one type of aggression and consultants
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: On one type of aggression and consultants

LeslieH, I think we all tend to get emotional or frustrated at times, so it's so very easy to misuse punishment, or to not even notice you are doing it, especially if it isn't physical. Karen (or someone else) mentions elsewhere that we often remember to praise after the dog does something good, but...
by gerry
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: On one type of aggression and consultants
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: On one type of aggression and consultants

UnconventionalLove, perhaps you could supply a reference to that proof for discussion? Have you actually read that article I referenced from Overall, or Lindsay or any others at that level? As Karen Overall states in that article: The punishment should preferably startle the animal sufficiently only...
by gerry
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: On one type of aggression and consultants
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: On one type of aggression and consultants

On the subject of veterinary behaviorists and their methods, there's an excellent article by Karen Overall on dog learning and methods of behavior modification used by veterinary behaviorists. Around pages 136-137 is a description of the proper use of aversives and it is quite consistent with the ap...
by gerry
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: "Is my dog dog-aggressive?"
Replies: 78
Views: 10123

Re:

Why NOT to use the "alpha roll": http://www.peaceablepaws.com/articles.php?subaction=showfull&id=1282181340&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1&type=Pat Allison, thank you for a nice article, which I'll save. She references this to work from Overall and Lindsay, both of whom a...
by gerry
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: "Is my dog dog-aggressive?"
Replies: 78
Views: 10123

Re: "Is my dog dog-aggressive?"

Stormi, I agree with a lot of your posts and much of your advice. However, I think you've taken just a few things to an extreme, or at least given that impression. This is not an argument simply to argue, but an alternative or expanded view on some of those items. Its a pretty general concensus arou...
by gerry
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: HOW TO INTRODUCE A NEW DOG TO A RESIDENT DOG
Replies: 51
Views: 26562

Re: HOW TO INTRODUCE A NEW DOG TO A RESIDENT DOG

A number of good ideas were posted in this thread, together with the important qualification that nothing is set in stone and the cases will vary. One other factor I don't think was mentioned was the person(s) involved. The more nervous or unfamiliar with dog introductions that you are, the slower y...
by gerry
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Odd behavior question
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Odd behavior question

I'll start by endorsing Stormi's response here. Once established, this behavior will often persist past neutering, but the intensity may lessen over time. I would not expect any corrections to be effective, nor redirection to another activity, as you often simply cannot provide another activity or i...
by gerry
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 1927

Re: help with pulling dog

Amie, apparently, a momentary pause or a permanent change are the same "stop" to you. At that, I give up on that one. You calmly declare the definitions are far older than either of us? While most things do have some earlier roots, the development and acceptance of much of the terminology ...
by gerry
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 1927

Re: help with pulling dog

Amie said: The definition of punishment is something that reduces the likelihood that a behavior will occur again. Therefore, your use of a squirt bottle is, in fact, initially punishment, specifically positive punishment, because you're applying it to the situation to stop the dog's behavior. Once...
by gerry
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: On one type of aggression and consultants
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: On one type of aggression and consultants

Baby Reba said: I have no credentials and no vested interest in this argument. Just a longtime dog owner with a firsthand experience to share, for what it's worth. BabyReba, no argument from me, as your story sounds reasonable and balanced. I'll start with that statement as I've seen a number of ot...
by gerry
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Resource guarding
Replies: 32
Views: 3549

Re: Resource guarding

Red, I feel you have given people a really good starting point for approaching this issue. A few comments here, not to disagree, but only to add, as you asked for more information. Your "incremental graded exposure" is presented only with object value. With some dogs, adding distance as a ...
by gerry
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: On one type of aggression and consultants
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: On one type of aggression and consultants

2fatcatsandapitbull, of course that will sometimes work, depending on both the issue and the clarity of the person's description. On that note, most dog issues tend to be fairly common and not too difficult to resolve. Kingsgurl said: This seems extremely risky to me. I've got a dog with NO resource...
by gerry
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 1927

Re: help with pulling dog

Trish45, it's the important details that are often hard to see on a blog, and they may make all the difference. You have a marked behavior difference on/off leash, and she will go after another dog who jumps on you. It's very possible the two are strongly connected and that some aspect of your behav...

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