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by KittyNyanNyan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Keep breaking / ripping nails
Replies: 12
Views: 1724

Re: Keep breaking / ripping nails

How old is she? You don't want to be giving her Blue Wilderness too early.
by KittyNyanNyan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl
Replies: 131
Views: 1879

Re: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl

Just kidding - my internet sucks.

525 more minutes to go!
by KittyNyanNyan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl
Replies: 131
Views: 1879

Re: March Trick of the Month: Army crawl

My video isn't uploading :(
by KittyNyanNyan
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Treats for Training
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Treats for Training

For some of the rescue or shy dogs in my training classes, I use a pen click instead of a clicker. We gradually work towards a clicker.

I would also second, third, or fourth the recommendation for a in person trainer. It helps to have someone looking at the overall picture. Good luck!
by KittyNyanNyan
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Help me pick out some awesome pet tricks!
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Help me pick out some awesome pet tricks!

In my co-workers training classes, we have a dog that does a very dramatic play dead. The owner will point at the dog and say "Bang". The dog will spin around in a circle, and flop on the ground while whining. It's a bust is another one. Saying "Freeze! It's a bust!" while pointi...
by KittyNyanNyan
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Recall, whistles, food, jack pot?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Recall, whistles, food, jack pot?

I ALWAYS jackpot in my classes. In my opinion, a recall is something that should never be undervalued for a dog. It can save your dogs life. I make all of my students reward a recall, even in my intermediate and advanced classes.
by KittyNyanNyan
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Freaking out
Replies: 41
Views: 5689

Re: Freaking out

I don't mean to thread hijack, but is there such a thing as having a lump that is TOO small to aspirate? Maybelle has a lump on her ear that was diagnosed as a tumor. I didn't post a thread because I didn't want to make it real, I guess. The vet said it was too small to do anything, and just watch i...
by KittyNyanNyan
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Belly Bands?
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Belly Bands?

You voiced my two major concerns. Urine burns and whether or not he would tolerate it :( My co worker uses it for his Yorkie all day long. Since I'm unfamiliar with belly bands, I didn't know whether or not that was proper usage. I guess it's more to prevent urination rather then hold it? I know for...
by KittyNyanNyan
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Belly Bands?
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Belly Bands?

Since Cody's kidney issues have been getting progressively worse, it's getting to a point where I can't keep up with the cleaning of his urine. I've heard about belly bands, in fact, the other trainer at my store uses them for his Yorkie. I'd imagine that it would be uncomfortable for a dog to be we...
by KittyNyanNyan
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leash biter
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Leash biter

I think the two leash trick would work . . if the owner's had enough patience for it. If they don't see the results in seconds, they don't buy it. Also, they're making the kids do the training, all of whom range in age and they aren't very consistent. I tried showing them today, but after a few minu...
by KittyNyanNyan
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sunscreen
Replies: 13
Views: 1217

Re: Sunscreen

I do it.

Maybelle is white and brindle. She has literally no hair on her under belly or behind her ears. I always rub sun screen on her (she acts like she RUNS on sun). She would lay out there for hours if I let her.

P.S - Spray sunscreen can really freak a dog out.
by KittyNyanNyan
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leash biter
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Leash biter

I can not teach him Heel. He is in a beginner class, and that is part of the Intermediate curriculum. By policy, I can't teach out of order. I can't even skip around weeks. It's a pretty tight curriculum. :(
by KittyNyanNyan
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leash biter
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Leash biter

Yeah, it wouldnt work well in the PetSmart setting lol But I appreciate your answer! I may have to use a chain leash during classes, but I want to offer a long term solution for the Pet Parents. This is their first dog in about ten years, and he's a rescue. I want to be able to work as hard as they ...
by KittyNyanNyan
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leash biter
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Leash biter

I have a young boxer in one of my classes who is doing WONDERFUL. However, the only thing that he and his family are struggling with is his leash biting. Once he's being walked, he'll start biting the leash or his harness (Which has a long attachment since it's a no-pull). It happens during class, a...
by KittyNyanNyan
Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Please think of her
Replies: 235
Views: 23401

Re: Please think of her

:hug:

RIP pretty girl.

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