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by Amie
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 9429

Re: Questions

Call your vet - call every vet in your area - and see if they'll let you do a payment plan.
by Amie
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey I'm John
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

Re: Hey I'm John

Hi, John, can you tell us more? Where did you get your dogs? Do you do activities with them?

There's a sample intro at the top of this forum that may give you some ideas of what to say.
by Amie
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My dog attacked a child...what do I do?
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: My dog attacked a child...what do I do?

Why don't you want to hear "get professional training"? It would seriously help your cause if you made a concerted effort to show the parents and legalities representing this child that you are doing everything in your power to not let this happen again. Asking advice on the internet isn't...
by Amie
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Jumping Puppy, Please Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Jumping Puppy, Please Help!

1. Drop a treat at the foot of every person she meets. She'll be face down for the treat and not jumping up to faces. That's a quick temporary fix while you get to step 2 which is 2. work on getting her a really solid SIT and no one touches her until she is sitting. No talking to her, no eye contact...
by Amie
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is loosing his bowels a sign of separation anxiety?
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Is loosing his bowels a sign of separation anxiety?

Yes, it can be. But he's also a puppy, and only capable of holding it for so long. I would work on slow, gentle training to the crate, as well as housetraining.
by Amie
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Toy issues
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Toy issues

1. Check our equipment section for suggestions of tough toys. It's very important that she NOT eat her toys - that could literally kill her. My dogs are easy on toys, so I'm a lousy judge of what will hold up, but many have had that problem and there are a lot of ideas. 2. Yes, she does resource gua...
by Amie
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: CCL surgery question...snood thing...
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Re: CCL surgery question...snood thing...

I'm actually about to recommend one for a dog in my reactive dog class! Let me know how Miss V likes it! (I miss you!)
by Amie
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Reactive Dog Class - handout
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Reactive Dog Class - handout

What would you want to see in a handout for a class like this? It's one packet, given out in orientation the first night. I've got supplies, class rules, several pictures of canine body language etc, but what other tips/information would you want to see?
by Amie
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: leash reactivate help
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: leash reactivate help

For visual help, Grisha Stewart has a whole YouTube channel. Here's one video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwf53xw ... DDAE027131
by Amie
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: leash reactivate help
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: leash reactivate help

It's really hard to do via the internet. I'd recommend the BAT book or Fiesty Fido, which are different approaches to the same issue, both positive and friendly to your dog. http://www.amazon.com/Feisty-Fido-Help-Leash-Reactive-Dog/dp/1891767070" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://...
by Amie
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leash training puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Leash training puppy

At six months it's normal for her to still be having accidents occasionally. The easiest way to leash train is to be very consistent! I teach this: you get awesome treats for walking right next to me. You get to keep walking and sniffing if you're appropriate. If you pull, you don't get to keep walk...
by Amie
Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What if?
Replies: 1
Views: 227

What if?

A lovely blog post from my friend Lori at Your Pit Bull and You: http://www.yourpitbullandyou.com/what-if/
(and featuring guest model Oscar!)
by Amie
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Please help - dog trainers, behaviorists etc!!
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Please help - dog trainers, behaviorists etc!!

We have little metal buckets that we can hang on cages. We put relatively high value treats in them, and every time staff walks by a cage, they reach in and toss a few treats over the wall. Before long, the dog starts to realize that people walking past mean yummy treats, and they have a better reac...
by Amie
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Please help - dog trainers, behaviorists etc!!
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Please help - dog trainers, behaviorists etc!!

How does your shelter define no-kill?
by Amie
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: waterproofing?
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: waterproofing?

Your better bet at this point is to get a raincoat to go overtop of the sweater. Natural wool is the best choice for fiber for cold/rainy situations because it will continue keeping the wearer warm while absorbing water. Acrylic does run the risk of causing her to be cold, but more so I'd worry that...

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