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by randomroads
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My dog is peeing on my couch
Replies: 5
Views: 308

My dog is peeing on my couch

My dog has peed on my couch about five times since getting her. This evening she did it again right in front of me and her whole attitude about it was 'this is normal, this is what I'm supposed to do.' We were training doors and I had her on a leash. When I released her from a heel position (we're w...
by randomroads
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: How do you feel about the Kong Harness?
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: How do you feel about the Kong Harness?

Just wanted to update that I love this Kong harness. It's working really well for us! Eventually I'd like to get something that looks nicer but for now... very happy!
by randomroads
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Vibration Collar
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Re: Vibration Collar

I've always thought that using a vibrating collar on a deaf dog to get his attention on you was the only way to use one. I NEVER thought about using one as a marker for a reward! That's really cool, and will definitely help me make a choice if I'm ever in a position where a deaf dog needs a home.
by randomroads
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Deer Shed Dog Training
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Deer Shed Dog Training

I imagine it can't be very difficult. You teach the dog to target a certain scent and then build the desire to find that scent until they're working a large radius around you. Time consuming, but not difficult. If I lived in an area where deer sheds were plentiful, I'd consider doing it myself.
by randomroads
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 8
Views: 4912

Re: Dog Food

I just started my dog on Kirkland since I can buy it cheaper than Diamond Naturals chicken and rice. I like it a lot. There were some recalls a year ago but I've not seen any of the business I've bought dog food from affected by them so I'm not worried.
by randomroads
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dogs that bite - a debate about training or lack of
Replies: 20
Views: 898

Re: Dogs that bite - a debate about training or lack of

What I told you was all I know about the situation. The dog is three and in that time she's gotten the help of a trainer who does Search and Rescue, but I have no idea what the dog was taught except that he knows basic commands like sit, down, heel, stay and a few pet tricks too. She said he 'got be...
by randomroads
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dogs that bite - a debate about training or lack of
Replies: 20
Views: 898

Re: Dogs that bite - a debate about training or lack of

I don't know for sure, but I'm going to assume that 'respect' means allowing people to do whatever they want to him (the dog). That's what everyone who said 'the dog needs to respect children' seemed to be getting at, anyway. The owner claims her children don't bully the dog, but didn't say what act...
by randomroads
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dogs that bite - a debate about training or lack of
Replies: 20
Views: 898

Dogs that bite - a debate about training or lack of

A friend's Cane Corso bit one of her children, but it did not require medical attention. I did not see the wound but it sounds superficial with slightly broken skin. The dog is up to date on his shots. Now the woman wants to get rid of her dog because she can't trust him. She has told me and several...
by randomroads
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: humping
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: humping

The fact is that I have never claimed that putting a dog in his crate is punishment. If a dog is chewing a power cord and you remove the cord and give him something else to do that you approve of, is that punishment? No. So then why is removing him from humping people and putting him in a crate wher...
by randomroads
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: humping
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: humping

Purely positive methods have their place. A dog who is unable to handle the 'stress' of being put in his crate for repeating an infraction he knows better than to do by deciding the crate is a 'bad thing' is weak nerved and unstable, in my opinion. I totally get your point in rewarding for good beha...
by randomroads
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: humping
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: humping

If the dog is humping you tell him NO and then engage him with a toy. If he continues to hump, tell him NO again and then put him away in the crate. If he's jumping on people and humping young children, next time people come over have him on a leash, every time he jumps up tell him NO and reward for...
by randomroads
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Question about a shelter dog
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Question about a shelter dog

It sounds like your shelter needs a bit of reform when it comes to handling the dogs. Just because they're their for a week doesn't mean they can't start learning!
by randomroads
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Scenarios where BAT would work?
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Scenarios where BAT would work?

This may sound like an obvious question, but can BAT work for a dog that is focused on prey animals that she wants to chase down? What about dogs that use their nose way too much when we're outside? For example my dog will catch a whiff of something and then try and drag me over to the smell so that...
by randomroads
Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: When does training turn to abuse?
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: When does training turn to abuse?

A flat collar or harness cannot break the skin. A prong collar can. A lot of people consider popping the flat collar to be a correction, but the extremes of it are very different. I also liken dog training to training a toddler. I'm not going to gently and kindly remove the toddler from the boiling ...
by randomroads
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Head collars
Replies: 78
Views: 21400

Re: Head collars

The allure of the head harness baffles me. Horses wear halters and bridles because they are hundreds of pounds heavier than us, and even then a very well trained horse does not need either of them and it's more in compliance with barn or local laws. Horses do not care if they are dragging around a 2...

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