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by Roxers
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: First Week with Baxter
Replies: 28
Views: 1043

Many bullies are dog reactive, this doesnt mean that they are dog aggressive, they might get along with dogs or animals in their home enviroment and act like totaly butt heads on walks, or as you said, alot of loose running dogs in your area. Yep, that's Roxy. And I love her so much and she is wond...
by Roxers
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Treat Aggression
Replies: 24
Views: 599

The whole idea with trading is you have to trade something of similar value. A treat for a bone is not a fair trade, and I don't really blame her at this point for ignoring it after a while. I think you can work down to less valuable items, but at first it has to be something she wants.
by Roxers
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Beating up their tail
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

Okay, but if you only take a few inches, be prepared in the future to go through the same thing all over again.. because it will still be long enough for her to hit it on stuff. Not saying it will necessarily happen, but there is a pretty good likelihood.
by Roxers
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: need cgc help!
Replies: 11
Views: 428

yeah i was thinkign something exactly like this. have my GF hold him outside and leave sight for a couple sec. and come back and reward him. if he's bad, no reward. then once he gets good at being calm we would practice up to like 5 minutes just in case. If he's bad, not just no reward, but shorten...
by Roxers
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Opinions/Advice - Reactivity
Replies: 4
Views: 279

It sounds like you are off to a good start. From what I've heard Control Unleashed should be able to help you a lot. I am waiting for my copy, as I have basically the same problem. We have been working on it for a while, with only slight improvements. One of the big things I have been working on is ...
by Roxers
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: HOW TO INTRODUCE A NEW DOG TO A RESIDENT DOG
Replies: 51
Views: 26423

If you really want people to answer, probably best to start a new thread. I know I tend to ignore new posts in the stickies, or just overlook them as I'm scrolling down to see what new posts there are.
by Roxers
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Size of 6-8 week old runt of litter pit
Replies: 36
Views: 11369

Very cute! The one in the middle has very boxer-y markings.
by Roxers
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: I HAVE HAD IT!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 921

Re: I HAVE HAD IT!!!

The other night she irritated me so I put her in the only available crate by herself in the front room, I am telling you I didn't hear the end of it till I brought her in the room with us and crated her with Patches, AND she pee'd in the other crate. Probably she has learned that barking gets her o...
by Roxers
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Thinking about obedience classes
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Well the woman emailed me back and she is going to delay the start of classes because of spring break, so we'll be able to start class in two weeks! I did tell her that roxy was a pit bull in my first email, so I don't think she will have a problem with that. This place is a boarding/day care facili...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cooper is hurt
Replies: 50
Views: 4587

At least you found out before he started having clinical signs of the heartworms. I think more often than not heartworm positive dogs show up because people just don't know what they should be doing to prevent it. I could not blame you because you thought you were doing what was right. It is good th...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Size of 6-8 week old runt of litter pit
Replies: 36
Views: 11369

It will be interesting to see how she grows up! So you haven't seen any of the siblings to see if they are a more normal size for a 6-8 wk old pit bull?
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Roxxi Update
Replies: 5
Views: 802

also, dont skimp out on cheap glucosomine.. the better quality the better for her... try Liquid Health 5000 for dogs, i use it on my gsd who has had HD for almost 8 years, the stuff works wonders, and at $42 for a 32 oz bottle its well worth it and lasts a long time.... Definitely. A lot of the che...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: another fearfull pit thread
Replies: 50
Views: 1795

No problem. Best of luck, I hope you get this worked out! Sometimes medication can help a dog to get over their initial fear issues, figure out that things aren't as scary as she thought they were, and then you can wean off the medication. It will definitely take work and time, as there is no "...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: another fearfull pit thread
Replies: 50
Views: 1795

I would definitely go to a veterinary behaviorist (ie someone with both a DVM and a certificate from the American College of Veterinary Animal Behavior) and not a trainer who calls themselves a behavior specialist. This person may know a lot about dog behavior, but he does not have all the training ...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What do you use for reward besides food?
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Also, and I hope someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it's very unlikely that you're going to be able to find something that will enable you to call her off another dog in the middle of a fight. That is just a way too high-drive excitement situation.

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