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by 1lila1
Wed May 30, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 1372

Re: help with pulling dog

This person is right in that "purely positive" is not really a "thing". It is impossible to train, or in fact deal with a dog (or any other animal) and use ONLY positive reinforcement. This is one of those things that people who don't truly understand what R+ training is about. ...
by 1lila1
Wed May 23, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 1372

Re: help with pulling dog

Being called close minded by a bigoted post is always nice....please, I would love to hear your science on what is better and even MORE sweeping generalizations about dog training. So, by YOUR science, there is no such thing as a dog that come out of proper training with a prong collar without beha...
by 1lila1
Tue May 22, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 1372

Re: help with pulling dog

No, I am not wrong. And like I said, to say one training method is wrong and does not work is dog training bigotry. And once again, here come these sweeping blanket statements and generalizations about all dogs...corrective action is sometimes necessary, depending on the dog. That is my point and I...
by 1lila1
Tue May 22, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 1372

Re: help with pulling dog

See, and this is what drives me nuts about dog forums. I never said that your way of training was WRONG, but it was clearly stated that mine was....hmm. It always seems to be like that on dog forums, no matter what the POV, it's always "my way is right and yours is wrong blah blah blah". ...
by 1lila1
Wed May 16, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 29495

Re: Pancreatitis

I'm so sorry Val, you, Tux, your husband and the rest of the crew are in my thoughts. I can only imagine what you must be going through. :( :hug:
by 1lila1
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to deal with extreme dog aggression
Replies: 37
Views: 796

Re: How to deal with extreme dog aggression

if he sits quietly next to me or on the floor when the cats are in the room he gets to stay out and may even get something extra like a nice bone or extra belly rubs. But if he chases the cats he goes in his crate for 10-15 minutes before being allowed back out. By chasing the cats he looses my att...
by 1lila1
Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to deal with extreme dog aggression
Replies: 37
Views: 796

Re: How to deal with extreme dog aggression

Taking the dog down a notch or two sounds good to me. If a dog is truly super dog aggressive, I believe, compulsion must be used. Everytime the dog even looks at another dog, it gets a correction. You teach the dog to ignore other dogs, because it will Never get along with them, at this point. The ...
by 1lila1
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Joint supplements homework, please?
Replies: 29
Views: 9400

Re: Joint supplements homework, please?

Hi Val! :) My vet is very knowledgeable about nutrition, supplements, etc so I trust her advice. Both Angel and Lila are on glucosamine, chondroiten, MSM, and a fish oil supplement. The first three are standard joint supplements but fish oil she said is very important for joints as well due to the O...
by 1lila1
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is there hope for harmony after a fight?
Replies: 25
Views: 568

Re: Is there hope for harmony after a fight?

Two years ago my dogs got into a pretty serious fight. My older female had dozens of stitches and wounds all over her body. I was home alone and had difficulty seperating them (I still have scars from that) so the fight went on much longer than it should have. After finally separating them and seein...
by 1lila1
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Confidence building
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Confidence building

If your dog is in constant pain that right there could explain a lot of his behaviors. For years my older dog, Lila, would randomly whine. It was so annoying and seemed to be without "good" reason. Turns out she was suffering from arthritis that hadn't been caught yet and earlier last year...
by 1lila1
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: peanut butter
Replies: 15
Views: 3212

Re: peanut butter

I use the natural stuff that requires stirring for people and dogs. Trader Joe's sells it (and Almond Butter...yum) in shorter wider jars that are much easier to stir than a typical jar.
by 1lila1
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Treats on BARF Diet
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: Treats on BARF Diet

So I tried the baked sweet potato nuggets with my dogs. Angel loves them and Lila hates them. Typical! She spit it out and actually gagged being the drama queen that she is then proceeded to rub her face until I gave her some water and piece of chicken to get the offending taste out of her mouth. Ma...
by 1lila1
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: No appetite... and hives forever!
Replies: 9
Views: 3033

Re: No appetite... and hives forever!

If your dog's appetite is low it's probably from the histamines his body is producing. They can cause nausea which can lead to lack of appetite. Hopefully your new food will work but food allergies can be so frustrating! I have a dog and a cat with environmental allergies and it's a huge pain so I c...
by 1lila1
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: A Few Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: A Few Questions

It's very important when your bf tells her "down" or anything like that that he watches his tone of voice. If your dog is anything like mine male voices can be very scary even though they don't intend them to be. Also make it a game! I get so much joy when telling my dog to "off"...
by 1lila1
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fed a raw bone but still puking up sharp pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 1731

Re: Fed a raw bone but still puking up sharp pieces

Keep food in his tummy to encourage his stomach acids to continue to "work" on the bone in there. They typically throw up bone pieces when it's all that's left in the stomach and yet more bile and digestive acids get pumped in there to try and "deal" with the bone hunks. Too muc...

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