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by MarMar
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Premier of Ontario Resigns
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Premier of Ontario Resigns

I'm really going to try to stay optimistic. I know the people there are not afraid of hard work and will bring a bill back, and maybe without McGuinty there is SOME hope. I do have selfish motivations as well, if we could move to Ontario it would probably be really good for my husband's job prospect...
by MarMar
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Premier of Ontario Resigns
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Premier of Ontario Resigns

But it wouldn't have gone to reading anyways? It does suck to have to start over :( I'm still not clear if there will be an election or not...
by MarMar
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel

I think I will definitely try a detox plan... I might research that a bit. Trainers are sooo limited here, it is a huge disappointment haha! I love the people I go to doggie classes with, but they don't offer much one on one. I am worried about him not getting enough exercise, but I must admit that...
by MarMar
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: I almost lost it this morning!
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: I almost lost it this morning!

I posted you some suggestions in the Behavior forum...did you get a look?
by MarMar
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Premier of Ontario Resigns
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Premier of Ontario Resigns

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/s ... ml?cmp=rss

Hoping this is good news for the fight against BSL there!!
by MarMar
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel

Hello! So funny, before I finished reading your post, I thought to myself "I bet that this dog would be a good candidate for BAT". It may be very helpful for his threshold issues. Do you have a trainer that you are working with? I would really recommend finding a qualified professional who...
by MarMar
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Desperate Need of help for this one...
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Desperate Need of help for this one...

I would probably stick with the harness, and never mind having the leash on the collar. the more practice she gets pulling on lead with a collar, the harder it will be to teach her later. And right now, it sounds like you have bigger fish to fry ;) A head halter can be a great tool for certain, but ...
by MarMar
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Starting to worry about Dolly and the baby
Replies: 28
Views: 982

Re: Starting to worry about Dolly and the baby

An open concept house WOULD be tough, I'm very thankful for all my rooms and doorways for gates and such. However, being a master of separating spaces, maybe I can help you with some suggestions. I can appreciate this must be stressful, but I think it's hasty to jump to thoughts of euthanizing her f...
by MarMar
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Head collars
Replies: 78
Views: 20592

Re: Head collars

I don't use head halters to control my dogs' pulling. They are quite capable of walking on a loose leash, and I do agree that if a dog is walking and continuously pulling into a head halter the entire walk, then there are some underlying things that need to be addressed (although I'm not convinced t...
by MarMar
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: When does training turn to abuse?
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: When does training turn to abuse?

It does seem like people will excuse almost anything done to dogs (or animals for that matter) if it's done in the name of "training". If you kick your dog, you are a bad person. If you kick your dog in an attempt to "train it"...apparently that's acceptable, as TV has shown us. ...
by MarMar
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leash Reactivity
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Leash Reactivity

Mr Apollo sounds a lot like my Becky lol Glad things are going well! We've recently started TTouch as well, I'm liking it even though I'm a bit skeptical of the "science" that is supposedly behind it.
by MarMar
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Walking Belt?
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Walking Belt?

That Trekking belt looks awesome! I emailed them about shipping to Canada, at it literally costs more to ship it, than the cost of the belt itself. Dangit Canada, make more dog stuff!!
by MarMar
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Seen on an "About us" page ... please discuss...
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Seen on an "About us" page ... please discuss...

When I saw this I thought of the connection to the term "purely positive", which is often tossed about, and usually in a derogatory fashion. While I think it's impossible to train a dog being "purely positive" (which I guess literally translated would mean using only positive rei...
by MarMar
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: bedroom help
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: bedroom help

Physical activity is important to a dog, but with a few caveats. First, the harder you exercise your dog, the more exercise he will eventually need to become tired. You're probably not in danger of this, but I do hear this occasionally from people who say "I run my dog for five hours every day ...
by MarMar
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Houdini dog, and mad mad me.
Replies: 46
Views: 994

Re: Houdini dog, and mad mad me.

I'm sorry:( This can be a very frustrating problem. It's important to remember that if he is having true separation anxiety, exercise will not cure it (as in you cannot make him so tired that he won't be anxious). In fact, I've noticed that extremely high arousal exercise can make it tougher for my ...

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