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by lilangel
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Best tug toy
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Best tug toy

Can-am makes great french linen tugs of all sizes. You can find them on ebay. But... be careful to whom you listen in the sar community. Playing tug probably won't hurt but getting it in your head that you're gonna change Eve's reinforcer may not be prudent or warranted. You started using food rathe...
by lilangel
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE
Replies: 46
Views: 14142

Re: HELP- TUMORS... NEED ADVICE

I think the reason he may act strangely after the lumps have been aspirated is because they release histamines when manipulated which can make dogs feel not so great. They can be painful as well. It i best to avoid touching the lumps or messing with them unless it is necessary. He's very cute, I hop...
by lilangel
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tick prevention
Replies: 24
Views: 6573

Re: Tick prevention

Yes, we have guineas and chickens on the way. I like the noise actually. It let's me know when I have to go out and run trespassers and poachers off the property;) We always had poultry on the farm until last year and that is when the tick population exploded here. Not sure if it is just progression...
by lilangel
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tick prevention
Replies: 24
Views: 6573

Re: Tick prevention

Misskiwi67 wrote:Why is permethrin any less of a chemical than fipronil or amitraz?


I didn't say that it was, in fact I acknowledged that it is a chemical. and I'm not going to argue with you. I said what I needed to say. You're free to do as you wish.
by lilangel
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tick prevention
Replies: 24
Views: 6573

Re: Tick prevention

Do you guys see a problem here? We're creating bugs that are immune to our chemicals. Adding more chemicals on top of old chemicals is only going to be effective for so long and at what cost to our animals and the ecosystems in which they swim and the water we drink? There doesn't seem to be an answ...
by lilangel
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Trainers - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 553

Re: Trainers - what would you do?

I would add a word of caution. If you desensitize the dog to the muzzle just because you do not want to get bitten, and do no other systematic desensitization to the other myriad associated stimuli then the problem may not not be addressed. I understand this, but if this dog bites someone in my cou...
by lilangel
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Trainers - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 553

Re: Trainers - what would you do?

ps. If the owner has a natural propensity (talent?) towards non-intrusive interventions SD of the nail trimming may help her work through the nail trimming even more. A clicker and some treats is less messy too. It is also a good way for her to get used to the concept of systematic desensitization. ...
by lilangel
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Trainers - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 553

Re: Trainers - what would you do?

I would add a word of caution. If you desensitize the dog to the muzzle just because you do not want to get bitten, and do no other systematic desensitization to the other myriad associated stimuli then the problem may not not be addressed. All you are doing is preventing yourself from being bitten,...
by lilangel
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: destroyed yard
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: destroyed yard

Managing the environment as not "hiding" from the problem. In this case a crate or a kennel may not really be helpful. Changing your backyard through landscaping and improving your fence will help with the problem whether you do anything more or not. As I said, changing your backyard will ...
by lilangel
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: destroyed yard
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: destroyed yard

He knows what areas are safe and which ones are bad and normally avoids them but when he focuses his attention on something, the rest of the world goes silent. I put up a chicken wire fence at one point and he went through it like a missile in pursuit of a squirrel. If you only have input such as &...
by lilangel
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: destroyed yard
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: destroyed yard

One relatively simple management solution would be to block his line of sight to the very interesting and engaging critters on the other side of the fence. There are fence coverings made of various materials. Some can be expensive when you are talking about a long fence but the are definitely worth ...
by lilangel
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Weight pulling
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Weight pulling

She was under a year old and pulling a 4-wheeler? That is far too young and far too much weight. Start slowly with a harness made for weight pulling and build up to heavier weight. She is still too young to pull much weight so it would be best to be gentle and patient. Do not pull much with her unti...
by lilangel
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Extreme Behavior Change after Spay
Replies: 23
Views: 567

Re: Extreme Behavior Change after Spay

I just watched the last two videos. They are pretty large files so I don't have tie to watch more. I will reiterate that this should be handled by a competent behavior professional. I do not like how the camera was put in the dog's face, nor do I like the "talking down" of the dog and igno...
by lilangel
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Some Apollo training videos
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Some Apollo training videos

Nice to see these again. Funny thing is I am listening to Master of Puppets really loud at work and your videos go great with it. Wish they were longer. :headbang:
by lilangel
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: 'control in exciting places' ?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: 'control in exciting places' ?

You might consider starting from the beginning, inside your house in a quiet room with no distractions. You could work on basic obedience with positive reinforcement in this room adding distractions here and there until she is reliable. When she is ready to progress, go to a different room, not outs...

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