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by NatX
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: had my first time with RMB
Replies: 25
Views: 1420

After two years of developing the diet I feed my dogs I have found that either feeding them outside is good (but you have to bring the dish back in when they're done) or feed them in thier crate, which was said already, and really is easy to clean up the area if it does get messy. For everyone, you ...
by NatX
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: For all you treadmill builders?
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Alright people, you have convinced me to reply thoughit's een some time since I've posted!! An idea I have been working with and have started but had to abort the project after I broke the machine. My idea is to use an electric treadmill, one that has a burn motor or bad circuit board, and replace t...
by NatX
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: performance supplements
Replies: 3
Views: 705

A dog that has only been pulling for only 4months still has some learning and alot muscle development still left. Causing muscle development before natural ability has yet to peak will result in weaker joint by not allowing tendons the time to strengthen as well. Plus having a heavier dog is not goi...
by NatX
Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Drag weight
Replies: 15
Views: 1446

A dog either does or can be taught to know the diffeence between walking on lead and working. I've seen multiple dogs handled by a professional and myself who have dogs that heal on lead and work accordingly (in weight pulling, tracking, hunting, & Sch.). To say that the dog will not know the di...
by NatX
Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Would someone mind giving me some diet advice please?
Replies: 3
Views: 486

I could refer you to a couple of places if you would like to learn to prepare or recieve a raw diet. Send me a PM if your interested.
by NatX
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Parvo Preventative Tips
Replies: 24
Views: 76313

This is very useful if you don't mind doing things yourself or don't want to shell out the cost for veternary care of a dog with parvo (which is a lot). The Nutri-cal or Vet-cal mentioned is another useful tool and could have other implications like trying to add some weight on a dog. I foster and t...
by NatX
Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to make your dog more independent?
Replies: 15
Views: 759

from a trainers aspect why would you want make your dog more independant? I try to make them as dependant as possible so that when it's time to train I have thier attention without having to ask for it.
by NatX
Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Bridge and Target
Replies: 513
Views: 51339

There seems to be such a high demand for video demostration I think I'll get with Juilie to set up some small video clips of teaching examples (a body part and how the B&T system works). I used a marker type system (no clicker) of training before bridge and target and now I get quicker results a...
by NatX
Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Pit Bulls and PP(Personal Protection)
Replies: 30
Views: 2649

As I don't care to read through evry post after the all caps posting hurt my eyes reading it. My opinion is that most people (98% of people) should not have or train an dog of any breed in any protective sport. This being that most people lack understanding of pet ownership, ability to train and app...
by NatX
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Schutzhund
Replies: 7
Views: 499

I train with one of the first person to take an Amstaff nationally in Sch, but also trains GSDs. I'm still working on all aspects with hopes to trail within a year. Working on tracking currently and some bite work here and there. Obedience is a constance with some consulting with member Julie K, who...
by NatX
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Unsound behavior? opinions
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

I agree 100% that the those shelter employe's need to be better educated and have no idea what it means to be "alpha."

They seem to have watched too much Cesear M. and have failed to understand and in applying his method.
by NatX
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: when i go to work...
Replies: 11
Views: 877

I'm not sure were the "can't kennel until a certian age" came from, but cleaning up the kennel tray or kennel is alot easier than cleaning multiple spots on a floor.
by NatX
Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Breaking Stick Material . . . Wood or Poly?
Replies: 8
Views: 507

I too have a poly break stick and have yet to use it. I think in the long run a poly would last longer and be more forgiving to general storage conditions (leaving it in your car, droping it, test of time!) though if I had to get a wooden one I would make it was made from a hard wood species. This w...
by NatX
Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: I need an INDUSTRIAL strength crate
Replies: 14
Views: 635

I fabricated my open from 6gauge pannel. I made two to mount in the bed of my truck since I was tired of lugging plastic kennels in and out of my bed. A friend and myself welded them up with latches and hinges and only cost me about $50 for two of them including the paint. No dog is chewing through ...
by NatX
Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: teaching your dog to hunt!
Replies: 4
Views: 463

For example, my female is becoming a natural bird dog and I have been getting her ready for her first Dove hunt in November. My girl is always noise to the ground and air scenting, which doesn't mean she would be good at hunting, she just happened to enjoy it alot and it doesn't hurt that she has a ...

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