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by ChevellesMomma
Tue May 22, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 3573

help with pulling dog

I guess you can tell my mentor with decades of experience as a trainer/behavioralist that he is wrong too. I'd be happy to. And I'll also mention to him that "behavioralist" isn't even a word, let alone a career. Aversive methods frequently look like they work. If you really care why they...
by ChevellesMomma
Tue May 22, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 3573

help with pulling dog

No, I am not wrong. And like I said, to say one training method is wrong and does not work is dog training bigotry. And once again, here come these sweeping blanket statements and generalizations about all dogs...corrective action is sometimes necessary, depending on the dog. That is my point and I...
by ChevellesMomma
Tue May 22, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 3573

help with pulling dog

See, and this is what drives me nuts about dog forums. I never said that your way of training was WRONG, but it was clearly stated that mine was....hmm. It always seems to be like that on dog forums, no matter what the POV, it's always "my way is right and yours is wrong blah blah blah". ...
by ChevellesMomma
Tue May 22, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild
Replies: 111
Views: 31669

Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild

I think the point of my post has been lost. The food based on ingredients seems fine, THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THEM IS KILLING PETS Diamond is killing cats and dogs, making humans sick and its not the first time. Its when that is apparent and people STILL want to feed the food because its the best th...
by ChevellesMomma
Tue May 22, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild
Replies: 111
Views: 31669

Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild

And another thing... Grain free foods have been imported to our country just a couple of years ago, here foods like Purina Pro Plan, Hill's Science Diet, Royal Canin, Eukanuba, Tehni-Cal and similar foods are still considered very high quality, most dog owners feed them and dogs do well on them. Go...
by ChevellesMomma
Tue May 22, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild
Replies: 111
Views: 31669

Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild

I don't think people should take on animals if they cannot afford to feed them proper nutrition. Would it not be irresponsible to have a kid and only afford top ramen? Dogs didn't ask to be brought into our lives. We brought them. I want them to live healthily, not lose a few years off their life. ...
by ChevellesMomma
Mon May 21, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild
Replies: 111
Views: 31669

Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild

You don't get a great food with any decent quality protein for $30 for 40lbs......thats like 20 cents a lb cost to make ( and thats being really generous!)..what do you really think you are going to get for 20 cents? The packaging costs more than the food!!! Agreed. I am feeding Horizon Legacy and ...
by ChevellesMomma
Mon May 21, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild
Replies: 111
Views: 31669

Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild

I don't think people should take on animals if they cannot afford to feed them proper nutrition. Would it not be irresponsible to have a kid and only afford top ramen? Dogs didn't ask to be brought into our lives. We brought them. I want them to live healthily, not lose a few years off their life. ...
by ChevellesMomma
Mon May 21, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild
Replies: 111
Views: 31669

Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild

I cant believe how many people are STILL going to feed food made by a company that has had several recalls. That has killed/sickened pets http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/the-plot-thickens-clues-to-big-issues.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; And if there has been animal ...
by ChevellesMomma
Sun May 20, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 3573

help with pulling dog

You are getting really defensive for no reason. Stormi is incredibly knowledgable and experienced, how do you expect to learn anything if you dont accept the fact that maybe some things you know are wrong or other people know a better way? Can some dogs respond well to a prong? Probably, however wh...
by ChevellesMomma
Sun May 20, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 3573

help with pulling dog

See, and this is what drives me nuts about dog forums. I never said that your way of training was WRONG, but it was clearly stated that mine was....hmm. It always seems to be like that on dog forums, no matter what the POV, it's always "my way is right and yours is wrong blah blah blah". T...
by ChevellesMomma
Sun May 20, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 3573

help with pulling dog

No one is saying it doesn't "work". In my post I pointed out that it can and does work. The point is, that if you have two options to train a behaviour, and one is non-aversive and the other IS aversive, the humane thing to do is use the non-aversive option. If a trainer can only use aver...
by ChevellesMomma
Sun May 20, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 3573

help with pulling dog

EDIT: if used correctly, the prong is supposed to mimic the none painful correction given to a puppy by its mother. Except that it doesn't. At all. For someone who was claiming a while back that you wanted to go to school to become an applied behaviorist, perhaps some research on the basics of oper...
by ChevellesMomma
Sun May 20, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 3573

help with pulling dog

Uhm, a prong collar most certainly does not hurt a dog if used properly. It pinches, which is uncomfortable, but it does not HURT. Some dogs respond better to physical correction, so prong collars can be needed in certain circumstances with certain dogs. There is no "one size fits all" wh...
by ChevellesMomma
Sat May 19, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 3573

help with pulling dog

There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to dog training. No, but there is a science to learning and behavior, and yes, prong collars do utilize positive punishment and do cause pain. If they didn't, they wouldn't "work". I've never met a dog that was reactive due to the us...

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