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by HollyJoy
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: "Proofing" behavior -- What & How?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

"Proofing" behavior -- What & How?

I've heard this phrase thrown around pretty often, but no one has actually defined / explained it to me. I understand that first you teach the desired behavior (generally with reward based training), then you proof it. - I associate the phrase 'proof' with correction training. Is this typically the ...
by HollyJoy
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Good dog backpack?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Good dog backpack?

Member Pineapples has a lot of experience with backpacks, as linked in the thread just above. She claims a backpack ought to fit like so: 1. The backpack should fit your dog The backpack should be it’s deepest at the front of the dog so that the weight is primarily the front legs ans not it|s back. ...
by HollyJoy
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Nose work Qs
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Nose work Qs

Shelboriah, Ruca's scenting class is in the Mystic location of My Dog's Place. The trainer for this class is owner Marge Lineweber. She does SAR but for animals only, I believe. Her dogs do air scenting, as opposed to trailing.
by HollyJoy
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: *HUGE* Button Training Feat. Huge.
Replies: 24
Views: 280

Re: *HUGE* Button Training Feat. Huge.

Yeah! Great job! I assume you have Control Unleashed--if not, it's a great resource for exactly these kind of calming games. I recently bought this book and am looking forward to reading it. It seems as if a lot of the techniques are similar to Emma Parson's "Click to Calm," which we've h...
by HollyJoy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: What am I missing?

My old dog Magoo used to do this. He absolutely turned himself inside-out when greeting people. His greetings included popping up just a bit and chest-butting your groin area, along with a bite-looking grab to hold your hand. He would also drop to the floor and roll around on top of your feet for a ...
by HollyJoy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Lew Burke trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Lew Burke trainer

That's the guy. Brother said he's a 'real old time dog trainer.' I don't know what the terminology 'R+' means, or 'compulsion-based,' means but I know he doesn't train the way I do. He told my brother to always walk the dog on a prong collar. And I remember some years ago he had a soda can with rock...
by HollyJoy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Lew Burke trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Lew Burke trainer

My brother is interested in taking his 8 year old dog to get therapy certified, with my encouragement. This conversation lead to my brother raving about the trainer he sent his dog to several years ago, Lew Burke. My brother knows very little about dogs or training, and I wanted to learn more about ...
by HollyJoy
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Sending out for professional training...Advice? Thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Sending out for professional training...Advice? Thoughts?

So many people have responded with great advice and suggestions already! Cesar Milan is a hotly debated person on this forum, however we can probably all agree that he uses aversive training in lieu of the positive training that so strongly helps build a great relationship with your dog. In his book...
by HollyJoy
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Exposing belly
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Exposing belly

Just for fun a couple of picture of Jack. He gives his belly to about anyone upon a meeting, including toddlers or small children. Other dogs...ha! And that's what a pit bull's attitude should be. So cool. My old boy Magoo was the same. A big tough posturing bastard when other male dogs were around...
by HollyJoy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Resi likes bras!
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Resi likes bras!

Amie wrote:I wonder if that falls under the lifetime guarantee of the VS bras???

wait what? does this really exist? If so I've got two for submittal!
by HollyJoy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Resi likes bras!
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Resi likes bras!

Brutus likes buttons. When we first got him he ripped all 5 buttons of my favorite skirt, which were most likely consumed. Just last week (8 months after the fact) I sewed on new ones, but they're crooked because i lack skill.
by HollyJoy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Do dogs become more inclined to eat a live animal after
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: Do dogs become more inclined to eat a live animal after

My old dog has caught multiple opposums and squirrels, but I never saw him eat any of them. So disturbing to step into the hallway at 6am and find a heartfelt gift from your beloved pet.
by HollyJoy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Miami, FL - I'm Hiding a Beautiful Stray from the Law.
Replies: 42
Views: 6549

Re: Miami, FL - I'm Hiding a Beautiful Stray from the Law.

I'm afraid since you posted FOUND posters everywhere AC will find out you have her. She's a real pretty girl. I hope you can get her out of Miami/Dade toot sweet! Eh, if you don't post pictures or mention the breed, just say medium red & white dog, female, not spayed. Posting pictures would def...
by HollyJoy
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: LARGE ball wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: LARGE ball wanted

Boomer ball has a lot of sizes.

They have a ball made for herding dogs: http://www.boomerball.com/shop/detail.c ... ing%20Ball. It's pretty pricey though but it'll never pop.

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by HollyJoy
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What is so wrong with grabbing a dog by the collar?
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: What is so wrong with grabbing a dog by the collar?

In an emergency situation where you NEED to grab the dog, you may be tense, yelling, moving at lightning speed, etc. These are things your dog may not be accustomed to, so this new behavior from you, paired with a fast grab near their face can cause a lot of dogs to freak out and either run the othe...

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