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by MissKitty
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Training the ALERT on k9 nose work
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Training the ALERT on k9 nose work

Amie wrote:Based on the subject line "Training the ALERT on k9 nose work" I would guess she's doing k9 nose work, which is a specific sport.


Yep.
by MissKitty
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leash Reactivity
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Leash Reactivity

MarMar wrote:Mr Apollo sounds a lot like my Becky lol Glad things are going well! We've recently started TTouch as well, I'm liking it even though I'm a bit skeptical of the "science" that is supposedly behind it.


Yeah, I am not a fan of the hocus pocus 'science' either :tongue:
by MissKitty
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Training the ALERT on k9 nose work
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Training the ALERT on k9 nose work

If you want to start with something. Lay out 3-6 open boxes, one with a heaping pile of yummy treats, once the dog finds it, add more treats. Rinse and repeat :)
by MissKitty
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Coats and PJs......
Replies: 8
Views: 5507

Re: Coats and PJs......

Thanks! I am glad to hear Apollo is normal :tongue:
by MissKitty
Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Training the ALERT on k9 nose work
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Training the ALERT on k9 nose work

You should probably take a class, if you have a CNWI in your area.

Basically, you don't train an alert. Training an alert causes SO many problems.
by MissKitty
Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 6
Views: 6730

Re: Need some help

Until you can figure out a better solution, employ crate and rotate.
by MissKitty
Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Coats and PJs......
Replies: 8
Views: 5507

Coats and PJs......

So during the winter Apollo wears either a coat or his PJ's pretty much 24/7. He is a heat seeker, he sleeps under the covers and will inhabit any patch of sunshine he can find (like today he jump up and sat on the coffee table to catch a tiny patch of sun). It was 65 degrees F inside today and Apol...
by MissKitty
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leash Reactivity
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Leash Reactivity

We are still working on the reactivity and Apollo is progressing really well. We are using a lot of BAT and LAT. My trainer is sending us to a T-Touch trainer who does a seminar called 'Walking in Balance', so we can work on not only his leash reactivity but also his being uncomfortable with being t...
by MissKitty
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Walking Belt?
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Walking Belt?

i guess i dont understand, can someone explain to me why this is more desireable then the regular hand leash and collar? I use hands free for jogging. Holding a leash messes up my natural movement and also risks jerking on the leash. For right now I am using a modified walking belt, I added an O-ri...
by MissKitty
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: When does training turn to abuse?
Replies: 21
Views: 760

When does training turn to abuse?

After reading this thread- http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=154960" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It got me wondering, what is your opinion and if you know, what are the laws in your area on 'training' a dog vs. abuse. The local e-collar trainer has been reported b...
by MissKitty
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?
Replies: 22
Views: 719

Re: Dominating, non-affectionate puppy?

Can you explain what you mean by a firm hand?
by MissKitty
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: tacoma wa
Replies: 0
Views: 1344

Re: tacoma wa

:welcome:

We have a couple of members in Washington State (including myself!).

Could you post more about yourself and your dog?
You can get an idea of what to post here-
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=64327
by MissKitty
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Holy Cow! the clicker works!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: Holy Cow! the clicker works!!!

I don't see any credentials that the trainer(s) has/have. And I don't like the picture of the lady forcing the dogs behind down while pulling up on the leash and it looks like some of the dogs are wearing prong collars. There is not a whole lot of information on her website and I know NY has some *a...
by MissKitty
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Holy Cow! the clicker works!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: Holy Cow! the clicker works!!!

Well he's starting obedience training Oct 2, is that sufficient or would i be better off searching for s clicker class? Can you post a link to the website of the trainer you are using? Not all trainers are created equal and you don't want to waste money on someone who doesn't know what they are doi...
by MissKitty
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Holy Cow! the clicker works!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: Holy Cow! the clicker works!!!

YAY! :headbang:

Keep on working with the clicker.

Kikopup has some great easy to follow videos on clicker training different tricks/behaviors if you want to teach Boogie some more.

http://www.youtube.com/user/kikopup

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