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by *ruckus*
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Can I control marking? HELP!!
Replies: 8
Views: 275

I'm glad you posted this...

I searched for hours for a post about marking... my little guy is un-neutered, but he's only 8.5 months and I want to wait a little longer. That being said, the marking is out of control! Its just been the past month or two that he started. He literally wants to pee on anything vertical, and I also ...
by *ruckus*
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Wits End with Potty Training
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Thats another thing I made a post about...my pup whenever shes outside alwass walks with her tail between her legs like she hates being outside nothing i do get her interested enough to stay outside all she ever wants to do is come back in the house...this is difficult...but im not going to give up...
by *ruckus*
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: posture
Replies: 10
Views: 325

sniffing the ground while walking...

Semi-on topic-- I understand that sniffing is normal, but my puppers sniffs to the point that he is dragging his chin on the ground. We live in New England, and the salt and sand on the sidewalks give him sores on his chin! Little adolescent pimples! We use a prong collar (when its snowy, cause he g...
by *ruckus*
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Occasional barking
Replies: 14
Views: 362

squirt bottle

I am definitely not a trainer, and some people have mixed views of squirt bottles, but my 8 month old puppy got a squirt to the face/back for nipping, barking, jumping up, chasing a cat, etc when he was a baby (obviously paired with re-enforcing his good behavior and actual training). When Ruckus ba...
by *ruckus*
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: have you ever struck your dog?
Replies: 79
Views: 3314

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I am not going to comment on the OP besides to say that my stomach turned reading the initial post. In regards to over-reacting physically, I will say that years ago, when my first pitbull was a puppy (5 months?), I introduced him to a larger, older pitbull. I was chatting with the owner and didnt' ...
by *ruckus*
Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Natural Dog Training
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Thanks!

Wegobad-- Thank you for the research and in-depth explanations! I really appreciate it. So I guess that this woman isn't all that experienced, (looking at her blog she's only been in the business 5 years, and part of that is volunteering at a rescue)---however, she isn't quite as radical as she init...
by *ruckus*
Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Natural Dog Training
Replies: 13
Views: 466

My schedule pretty much eliminates group classes, unfortunately, so I have to find someone who will do flexible one-on-one training. I have a couple of people to email, but I don't live in a huge city or anything there's not much for variety. I do live about 45 min from Portland ME, and 45 min from ...
by *ruckus*
Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Natural Dog Training
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Well, in theory I do agree with her--the breeds are certainly a lot of work! That being said, I don't know whether to take it for the words themselves or to assert any meaning behind them. I will do a search, but what are some good questions to ask a potential dog trainer? And forgive me if I KEEP h...
by *ruckus*
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Natural Dog Training
Replies: 13
Views: 466

and the other one...

The other one I emailed said something right off the bat that gave me a bad taste in my mouth... I told her that he was a pitbull/mastiff mix, and got the following response: It sounds like you really took on a lot with this puppy. The breed combination alone is going to be tough Am I right to not f...
by *ruckus*
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Natural Dog Training
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Dog Trainers--Any thoughts?

Yeah, I understand that! I don't know, as I said in my first post, disciplines of training are kind of like religion to me-- I can't subscribe to any ONE specific line of thinking, rather I take what "feels right" from each one and build my own way of thinking. One of the replies I got fro...
by *ruckus*
Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Natural Dog Training
Replies: 13
Views: 466

kindof...

Well, I searched through about 4 pages...and the only thing I found was another post with someone asking if anyone had read the Natural Dog Training book...and no one answered that post either! I'm not sure if it is just a lack of familiarity, or something that people are just not into... well, IF a...
by *ruckus*
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Natural Dog Training
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Natural Dog Training

Hello! Since getting Ruckus about 4 months ago, I have done a lot of research regarding different methods of dog training. What I have found is that I don't agree 100% with any one discipline, but take what I can from each one. Since my work schedule is bizarre, I can't really enroll Ruckus in a gro...
by *ruckus*
Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1509

I keep my theory at this. Feed the best you can for what you can afford. Not all dogs are created equal so not all food is going to work for all dogs. We feed all our dogs Nutro Natural Choice foods. If you go to our website http://www.flyinghighk0s.com under each dogs page it will link you to the ...
by *ruckus*
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: He destroys every single toy!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 366

opps

And, now I feel like that annoying person that posts in the wrong section...I looked in the "equipment" section, and found TONS of advice. Sorry! I'm not really sure what I *thought* equipment was... but yes, it would make sense that it meant toys too! Oppsedaisy! Thanks for all the advice...
by *ruckus*
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: He destroys every single toy!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Thanks!

Thanks for the great suggestions--Tiva, I usually feed him some veggies, and he LOVES ice cubes, so I imagine frozen veggies would be perfect! I wasn't sure if an actual bone was safe, is it just chicken bones that splinter? I'll definitely check out the Gough Nuts, and I haven't tried the "eve...

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