Search found 253 matches

by Wooderson
Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Train to be a guard dog?
Replies: 64
Views: 3865

Lots of breeds were bred to be man-stoppers. Fila Brasiliero (used to retrieve escaped slaves in Brazil) and Dobermans (bred as PP dogs by a tax collector named Doberman) are the first come to mind. Also the Moscow Guard Dog, originally bred in Moscow as a guard dog (believe it or not).
by Wooderson
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need Something To Fatten Up My Puppy
Replies: 68
Views: 4777

When my parents made me eat corn when I hated it I don't think I would have been eatin a whole lot of corn to get the proper nutrition. I would eat just enough to make them happy. Dogs don't think like that. What you do is as follows: Prepare a bowl of food at feeding time. Give it to the dog. If t...
by Wooderson
Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need Something To Fatten Up My Puppy
Replies: 68
Views: 4777

No dog will starve to death when food was available. Don't let him "train" you to feed him what/when he wants. He needs to learn that he eats what you give him, when you feed him, and that's that.
by Wooderson
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Chunkin' on the lbs...
Replies: 58
Views: 3729

I don't let Redhead gain any winter weight; especially coming off CCL surgery, I want to keep as much weight as possible off his repaired knee.
by Wooderson
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Does dog aggression pass on through puppy's??
Replies: 24
Views: 946

The best-informed scientific opinion today would have that a dog's temperament is largely determined by its genetics. That is why the dogmen of old were so careful about what dogs were bred. That said, for the OP: Is there a reason that you are concerned about the temperament of a nine-week old pup?...
by Wooderson
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Turkey day is for the dogs!!!????
Replies: 23
Views: 1479

We don't have Thanksgiving here in Ukraine, but Redhead gets turkey now and then. One of his favorites.
by Wooderson
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: German training?
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Redhead only knows Russian, to the point where when I would say something to another person in English, he would respond to the changed cadence in my voice. My wife insists that he has picked up Polish, but I think that is absurd. oh he can learn russian but not polish??? What kind of crap is that?...
by Wooderson
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: turning the nose up to his food = behavioral problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Give your dog his food. If he does not chow down right away, then take the food away. Eventually, he'll figure out that he has to eat when dinner is served. No dog ever willingly starved to death. Thats what I do. My worry is that maybe I am doing wrong cuz he is still growing. I am weird like that...
by Wooderson
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: German training?
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Redhead only knows Russian, to the point where when I would say something to another person in English, he would respond to the changed cadence in my voice.

My wife insists that he has picked up Polish, but I think that is absurd.
by Wooderson
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: turning the nose up to his food = behavioral problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Give your dog his food. If he does not chow down right away, then take the food away.

Eventually, he'll figure out that he has to eat when dinner is served. No dog ever willingly starved to death.
by Wooderson
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: velcro dog
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Personally, I'd crate the dog when you are gone. I don't think it is cruel as long as the dog is getting plenty of exercise when not crated - "freedom" and other abstractions don't mean much to dogs. At the same time, being in a small, contained, personal space may be less stressful to a d...
by Wooderson
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: clicker training?
Replies: 18
Views: 845

I snap my fingers instead of use a clicker. The problem is that every time someone snaps their fingers for whatever reason, Redhead expects treats to rain out of the sky.
by Wooderson
Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: So, Help me out....
Replies: 22
Views: 1214

One of the dogs that my childhood cat jacked up (the vet had to amputate part of the nose after the fight) was purportedly "half wolf". Or that's what the owner bragged about until he ran into my cat. Wolf or no, that was a mean dog. The cat was sort of a feline APBT - good with humans but...
by Wooderson
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: anyone know how to teach a dog to ride a skateboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 423

I don't have a skateboard, just trying to think of something amusing to teach Redhead, something amusing that is also relatively easy on his surgicually repaired knee. I have snapped my fingers for a treat-marker since he was a little pup. I have always had best luck introducing a marker word from t...
by Wooderson
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: tug of war
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Some authorities say that one shouldn't play tug until a dog is 6 months or so. Not because it might "make them mean" but for reasons of dog orthodontics.

Go to advanced search