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by tigger
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need help with my rescue...been abused before?
Replies: 25
Views: 1012

I forgot to mention in my earlier post that after a spay or neuter it it can take a couple of months before you notice a difference. It takes time for the hormonal aspect to decrease. Since she is hand shy, bring your hand low and pet her under the chin. As you do, lift her head. It is significant t...
by tigger
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dog can't be outside without heart worm prevention?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

In all technicalities, puppies can't be considered to be 100% until about 7 or 8 months. You can get them pretty good before then, of course, but they'll still have accidents. Be patient, he'll come around. You just need to stay diligent about taking him out multiple times a day and praising him for...
by tigger
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need help with my rescue...been abused before?
Replies: 25
Views: 1012

The first thing is to get her to trust you. Try sitting on the floor in front of her and give her a treat. Use soft treats and just a pinch. All they need is a taste. Then say her name and immediately treat. Eventually begin to move back, maybe a foot at time. She will learn that it is good to come ...
by tigger
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: He is a jumper
Replies: 5
Views: 370

He is doing it because he can. Put just plain water in a bottle (for practice reasons) and as soon as he notices you and tries to come over, walk into him. You will not hurt him, trust me. At the same time, give him a sharp low NO. What I mean by low is use a deep voice. As deep as you can get. Deep...
by tigger
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Cesear Milan
Replies: 72
Views: 4614

Has anyone seen the South Park episode where they have Cesar Milan on and he does the tsst with Cartman? It's HILARIOUS and spot on![/quote]

ROTFLMAO every time I see it!! Beyond hilarious!! I loved it!
by tigger
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: THE DREADFUL 2'S !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Ahhh yes. The terrible two's. They didn't have commands, they had requests. And lots of them. That was the only issue with my Pit. My Boston... I could write a friggin' book. Ugh, he's still a little punk.
by tigger
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Really low, frustrated growl
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Dogs can hear things from greater distances than we can. He could have just been reacting to a dog barking in the distance. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Have you thought about putting him into obedience classes? I can't tell you how many dogs were in my classes for socialization. They would t...
by tigger
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any Suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 561

My Boston pukes if he is on anything but Wellness. Having a dog with a sensitive stomach can be rough. It really can be a crapshoot going from food to food. I had a lot of success with Natural Balance. He went down from being sick a few times a day to once every couple of days. After about 4 years o...
by tigger
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ear Cropping, medical need..maybe..
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Did your vet get a culture and check for an ear infection or mites? Smelling the ear isn't enough. A culture is the only way to know for sure. Infections start at the bottom of the canal at the ear drum. Because the canal is in an "L" shape infections can't be seen until it gets bad.
by tigger
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help!
Replies: 13
Views: 791

It's relieving to hear that she is responding to corrections quickly. Next question: when are the corrections being given? If it is after she gets going it's too late. She was able to build up. If it is the second you see her tense then you are on the right track. You are looking to block the behavi...
by tigger
Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help!
Replies: 13
Views: 791

May I ask what your reaction is when she gets that way? Are you already worrying about the behavior before it even happens? Do you walk with a stiff leash? Or a loose leash?
by tigger
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Rehabing a chained dog
Replies: 4
Views: 316

When you go to pick her up take her for a long walk before putting her in the car. During that walk, establish yourself as the leader. Do not let her pull you. She is to walk next to you or behind you. Never in front. Remain calm and assertive. Frustration translates through the leash. I will use wh...
by tigger
Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My worst nightmare
Replies: 73
Views: 4094

That is probably the saddest pic I have ever seen. Do not punish the dog. That no good cat got what she deserved. I hope your not serious... No animal "deserves" death. An animal has no concept of right or wrong/morality.. however you want to put it. To say she got what she deserved is ab...
by tigger
Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Help?????????? I think my Boy is a little on the hefty side?
Replies: 10
Views: 601

At 8 months he should be as tall as he'll get. It's just filling out at this point. If he is overweight you have options. I have had great success with a dog food brand called Natural Balance (it is as close to Wellness as you can get). They have a weight reduction formula that is nutritionally comp...
by tigger
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need a few tips for a shy dog
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Legend wrote:DA? :pray





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