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by Maven
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Over stimulated????!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Over stimulated????!!!!

It was my "bad" then. I figured. I hadn't walked in the neighborhood like that for a while and for some reason I rarely have gone down that road. I realize why now. He wasn't ready. And I pushed it. I want to set him up for success, what can I do in high stimulation situations to get his a...
by Maven
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Over stimulated????!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Over stimulated????!!!!

Ari for the most part is a wonderful little dude. He does so many great things and is a great lover of all. His biggest holes are his over exuberance toward people tends to lead to jumping AND when he is barked at he keys in to the source OR if We are in the 'hood, and there are multiple dogs barkin...
by Maven
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Sociaslizing dogs: on or off lead
Replies: 16
Views: 267

Re: Sociaslizing dogs: on or off lead

Ari is the first pup I did a Puppy classes with. They were both on and off leash. It was very good for him. BUT there was a point where I had had enough of one dog in the class and no longer allowed Ari to be in the off leash situation when that dog was present And I almost quit the class. Fortunate...
by Maven
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Our first day at lure coursing
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Our first day at lure coursing

Lure coursing looks like a lot of fun for the dogs. None of mine have good enough knees, sadly. Maven couldn't do it either. She is touchy on her left knee and I expect the right to go any day now. We have almost been a year without a surgery, she is over due. Ari, if he figured out that he had to ...
by Maven
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: ***QUALIFIED to give behavior advice for AGGRESSION.
Replies: 48
Views: 971

Re: ***QUALIFIED to give behavior advice for AGGRESSION.

Adrianne wrote:A humorous signature used by a poster on another forum. It reminded me of this discussion.
I'm a lawyer, but I'm not YOUR lawyer. Nothing I say should be taken as legal advice.


LOL Love that!
by Maven
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Our first day at lure coursing
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Our first day at lure coursing

I would love to do this also! With Siberian as my influence ;) as well.
by Maven
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: ***QUALIFIED to give behavior advice for AGGRESSION.
Replies: 48
Views: 971

Re: ***QUALIFIED to give behavior advice for AGGRESSION.

It really doesn't take very long to figure out who you want to seek out re training, sport, rescue, health, etc. There are people I absolutely wouldn't take advice from and there are some I seek out and I ask questions of. Maybe stupid questions, but I have never been made to feel lesser or stupid. ...
by Maven
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Expecting an issue
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Expecting an issue

*like* Evry breed has it's short comings. Do we as aware humans create situations that enhance our breeds short comings? My dogs are pretty darn easy. Minus the need for more polite greetings and a lack of drive. They are fiendly, social, and likeable. BUT I recognize (or I like to think I do) postu...
by Maven
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Expecting an issue
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Expecting an issue

Sometimes I read topics on aggression and the short comings of the breed and i have to wonder if people sometimes just expect DA or aggression and thus they inadvertantly create it. Yes some of it is very real, BUT a well managed dog(s) that doesn't have a physical or legit mental short coming doesn...
by Maven
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dog does not like toys and ropes
Replies: 17
Views: 205

Re: Dog does not like toys and ropes

Neither of mine have much drive (with me) for toys and such. BUT after a thread much like this one and a visit with Ana (thank you Ana) AND a house guest who knows how to be a dog, BOTH of my dogs are tugging and showing MUCH more interest in toys and tugging and me.. I found I was the weak link in ...
by Maven
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My dogs are fighting...
Replies: 102
Views: 2097

Re: My dogs are fighting...

I am a x3 or 4 on Elegy's post My two have never had a scrap. I do manage them as well as I know how. Like others have said. They aren't left alone together. I know what things might be triggers like food dishes, toys, bones etc and am proactive about trying to prevent an issue. I make mistakes, but...
by Maven
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My dogs are fighting...
Replies: 102
Views: 2097

Re: My dogs are fighting...

What if the "good fight" isn't..?
They are doing damager already. How much damage is acceptable?
by Maven
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My dogs are fighting...
Replies: 102
Views: 2097

Re: My dogs are fighting...

Wades in... Isn't living with the possibility of crate and rotate a big part of responsible pb ownership? We are all aware that DA is a part of this breed. I also get that it is hard to separate "when it is your own dogs" BUT but what about protecting your dogs from harm? And they are harm...
by Maven
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My dogs are fighting...
Replies: 102
Views: 2097

Re: My dogs are fighting...

Thanks Red, That was enlightening!!!
by Maven
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Penny hates sleeping in the bed...
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Penny hates sleeping in the bed...

Kale didn't sleep in my bed. He LOVED his own bed. He was always welcome to sleep with me but rarely did. If he didn't like something he heard, he would jump up on the bed, face the door with his tail to me. When whatever bothered him was no longer an issue, he would go back to his bed. He was this ...

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