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by SKoth
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nature's Variety Budget Tip
Replies: 5
Views: 915

You'll just need to ask your retailer if they will sell you the "Kennel Pack." The bags are labeled "Not For Resale" so I don't think they are supposed to sell individual bags to customers. You may have better luck if you ask to buy multiple bags and split them up between friends...
by SKoth
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Indesctructible Crate!! Please!!
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Just a warning... Some dogs who are adamant about getting out of crates will continue to try even in the metal/aluminum crates and break their teeth. Be careful the first few times you leave him that he doesn't hurt himself.
by SKoth
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nature's Variety Budget Tip
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Nature's Variety Budget Tip

Don't know if this has been posted before but... I recently found out that Nature's Variety aka Prairie makes a 50# "Kennel Pack" bag of dog food in both the Chicken and Beef varieties. I was able to get them from my local feed store on a special order. They charged me $53 for the 50# bag!...
by SKoth
Fri May 22, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Riley has a mast cell tumor
Replies: 31
Views: 2604

Sarah, There have been many dogs on the PBF including my main squeeze that have had MCT's. Let's see what the pathology report says next week. For many MCT's surgical removal can be curative. Anwar had one removed from his flank in 2005. It came back Grade II but the pathologist said that it had pen...
by SKoth
Fri May 22, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

It's interesting how easy it is to tell when someone is up someone else's butt. They just regurgitate that person's thought on training and see no other options. The world isn't black and white, neither is dog training ;) It would be just as easy for someone with a differing opinion to actually ans...
by SKoth
Fri May 22, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

It's great to be challenged and to challenge, but I get the feeling that those of us who find this video disturbing and its methods questionable are being put on defense without being offered the "other side". Rinalia, I think that somehow me asking people to expound as to why they find t...
by SKoth
Fri May 22, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

Red, I appreciate you posting the articles. You know I've read them and while the those that are 30+ years old should not be compared to todays product or methods the others have quite a bit of information I think the forum would find useful. I respect your opinions and accomplishments and think tha...
by SKoth
Fri May 22, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

1lila1, wow, I really don't know how to respond to your post because it's totally off base. You continue to direct your post at me and what I believe and what I would do . It's ridiculous, "why does 'all facets' have to include adversive methods"... Because understanding all means understa...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

This is what bothers me most about that video. I mean, I work so hard to try and set up my own dogs for success. I WANT them to thrive and be happy and the LEAST stressed out - same goes for me! That is what I envision every dog guardian/owner wanting; triumph and success. To see that stark of a co...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

It's frustrating to me that an environment has been created here where it is completely unacceptable to discuss any type of training other that positive reinforcement in any type of constructive way. If we're going to talk about the video lets really dissect it. Where did they go wrong and why? Wha...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

It's fantastic when we can accomplish our goals with positive reinforcement only but it makes us better, more well rounded, trainers when we can really analyze and understand all of facets of training and behavior. What do you mean by a "well rounded" trainer? Wouldn't you, as a trainer, ...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

:goodpost: Sarah
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

Rinalia, I understood your analogies ;). And I agree that increasing his stress decreases your ability to communicate with him and his overall ability to learn. In the beginning of the video a woman is handling the dog. He seems relatively easy with her. My very first question was - Why not allow th...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

We all know the forum's training climate lynches anyone who speaks to any method that involves negative reinforcement. I have been a member of the forum since Jan '04 and have a lot of love and respect for many of the members here... I believe that it is beneficial to the members and community to h...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2996

Rinalia, Let's just be clear... I'm by no means posting here as an endorsement of the video or it's methods. Nor am I trying to convince anyone to agree with it. I just think the forum does itself a disservice by never allowing an objective critique of training. It's possible to have a dialogue that...

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