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by MarMar
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Fun, Easy, Gentle
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: Fun, Easy, Gentle

I just wanna say that I love the name Manwich :inlove:
by MarMar
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Long time pack mates recent fighting
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Long time pack mates recent fighting

Dogs are not pack animals, biologically speaking. Dominance and submission is not really a consideration in their relationships, unless you're speaking specifically about some sort of resource. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090521112711.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fals...
by MarMar
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: treadmill help.
Replies: 10
Views: 5578

Re: treadmill help.

I got a human treadmill for my dogs a while ago. My pittie mix is terrified of it, he'll go and stand on it now but not if it's on. My GSD will walk on it, but it's too short for her to trot comfortably (she has a very long stride, all legs you see :) So take that into consideration if you've got a ...
by MarMar
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Trick ideas please!
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Trick ideas please!

I am taking online classes right now with both my dogs. Marlo is taking one called "Living Room Agility" and Becky is taking "Sniff It". It's funny because I always sort of saw Marlo as my "slow" dog (in a very loving way of course, it's just that Becky is SO smart) but...
by MarMar
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Christmas Party Stress....
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Christmas Party Stress....

I agree, I think you should not discount the idea of separating her. This could easily be a recipe for disaster (even if the worst disaster is that she gets very very afraid and has negative associations with your family). My pittie likes people, but he gets easily overstimulated, and my GSD mix get...
by MarMar
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Training Scholarships...any opinions?
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Training Scholarships...any opinions?

Okay peoples, it is officially The Marlo Trust. We are going to try to collect donations for this Christmas. The first recipient will be chosen in the new year to attend a set of Reactive Dog classes. I have a facebook page and website I'm working on (blerg exams are getting in the way). Marlo's got...
by MarMar
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to train a Service/ESA pit bull
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: How to train a Service/ESA pit bull

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by MarMar
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to train a Service/ESA pit bull
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: How to train a Service/ESA pit bull

Do you mean Emotional Support Animal or service dog? There are different regulations for both, and I don't believe ESAs have public access.
by MarMar
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Videos or books that everyone recommend
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Videos or books that everyone recommend

Calming signals is great! Book and/or dvd. There's one by Brenda Aloff that's great too: http://brendaaloff.com/books.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (scroll down). Honestly there's TONS of good body language stuff just on the internet that a google search can get you. Also, if y...
by MarMar
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Flirt pole help
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Flirt pole help

I made mine the same way. Super easy. The pole for mine is a bit longer, I think 6 feet, and I put a fleecy on the rope. Hands down, Marlo's FAVORITE toy.
by MarMar
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How can I "punish" her.
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: How can I "punish" her.

You can definitely make getting up on furniture conditional on a behavior, ie asking for a sit before you can come up on couch. Maybe targeting would be helpful in this case, teaching a target is a nice way to move animals around without touching them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs8p4oxphrI" onc...
by MarMar
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: OMG satan dog
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: OMG satan dog

Exercise is great and obviously important, but over-exercise can lead to problems as well. A young dog doesn't need to have aerobic exercise 5 hours a day to be calm. Often dogs need to be taught to be able to relax. If you're interested in a book, I would check out Nan Arthur's "Chill Out Fido...
by MarMar
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Training Scholarships...any opinions?
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Training Scholarships...any opinions?

Thanks! So I've spoken to an accountant friend and it looks like to be on the up and up I'd have to apply for not-for-profit status. It's going to be complicated but I'm giving it a try :) I'll keep everyone posted. Also it needs a name...something to do with Marlo ;)
by MarMar
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: concerning behavior?
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: concerning behavior?

It's hard to say for sure but it sounds like she may be insecure and using you for comfort. Whatever happened to her when she was loose was probably stressful and increased her dependence on you. My boy is quite clingy as well and I have had to make a real effort to teach him to be ok hanging out on...
by MarMar
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Older "puppy", newly rescued, crate training fail! Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Older "puppy", newly rescued, crate training fail! Help!

Contrary to some things you might read, dogs don't naturally love crates (ie think they are natural "dens"). Your dog has maybe never been in a crate before you, and you can't expect her to be happy in a cage for several hours while she is alone in a new home. But that's okay! You can stil...

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