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by Wooderson
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: anyone know how to teach a dog to ride a skateboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

I was thinking clicker training/shaping, something like clicking Redhead for getting near the board, then shaping that behavior until he can put a paw on the board, then two paws, etc..
by Wooderson
Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: anyone know how to teach a dog to ride a skateboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

anyone know how to teach a dog to ride a skateboard?

Has anyone here done this?

I know, I know first I gotta get hold of a skateboard. I can't even ride one myself, so what do I think I am doing teaching a dog to half-pipe?
by Wooderson
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Doggie Discipline
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Oh, and even after you have a good recall, don't let your dog off leash on the streets or anywhere he can get in trouble.
by Wooderson
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Doggie Discipline
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Start by not letting your dog off the leash int he first place.

Practice recall on a long leash, so that if he does not come when called, you can reel him in. Soon Scoobs will learn that coming is almost automatic.
by Wooderson
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: doggie treats for training
Replies: 10
Views: 330

cheese!
by Wooderson
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Does Ingredients REALLY matter?
Replies: 40
Views: 2786

I dunno, I feed Redhead raw, and that includes things like chicken feet, and animal heads, hearts, lungs, tongues, esophagi, brains, guts, tendons, stomachs, random pieces of cartilage, fruit and veggie juices, and veggie scraps, (including but not limited to corn).
by Wooderson
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw feeding gurus, I have a question
Replies: 6
Views: 852

One nice thing about living here - most people feed raw or "people food", you can get ingredients (like random cuts of mystery meat) at any market, and vets generally support raw feeding.
by Wooderson
Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:21 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: getting the boy to catch?
Replies: 15
Views: 779

I used clicker training to teach Redhead to catch toys on the fly. Admittedly, he has always been pretty agile so it wasn't too hard.
by Wooderson
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dog Park.. and Labs/Goldens. Certain dislikes?.
Replies: 54
Views: 3356

Hate to take this off topic, or denigrate any breed, but one of the funniest bumper stickers I ever saw was in Middleburg, VA, where EVERYONE has gobs and gobs of money and a Jack Russell - all other breeds are frowned upon....The bumper sticker said: "There's a reason Jack Rusells are shaped ...
by Wooderson
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is corn really bad, or not?
Replies: 109
Views: 10475

The original article does not say that "corn is good food" although it is carefully worded to give the reader that impression. What the article actually says is "as grains go, some corn byproducts are not so bad." You do the math. I mostly feed Redhead random cuts of raw meat, al...
by Wooderson
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dog Park.. and Labs/Goldens. Certain dislikes?.
Replies: 54
Views: 3356

Redhead's mom dislikes GSD-type dogs. She was attacked by one when she was a pup and wants her revenge on the GSD clan. I do not know whether Redhead would be aggressive towards other dogs, as I don't let him find out, but he is especially distracted by other APBT-type dogs and little yappy dogs dri...
by Wooderson
Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL/CCL question
Replies: 6
Views: 649

ACL/CCL question

I asked this earlier in another topic, but noone answered.

We know that genetics plays a major role in hip dysplasia. To what extent is genetics a factor in CCL tears? Or is it mostly a matter of circumstances?

In other words, to what extent does a dog pass on a tendency to tear ligaments?
by Wooderson
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Torn ACL in More than 1 Leg
Replies: 17
Views: 1828

IMPORTANT question

We know that genetics is a major in hip dysplasia. To what extent is genetics a factor in CCL tears? Or is it mostly a matter of circumstances?
by Wooderson
Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: This cat is going to hell!
Replies: 42
Views: 2435

BTW, Bootsie was a Maine Coon mix and went about 17lbs of muscle. LOL, Chessie also looked like a Maine Coon and also weighted about 25 pounds. There are two kinds of "fat" - the kind that is pure couch potato and the kind that is NFL lineman. Chessie was the latter kind, surprisingly qui...
by Wooderson
Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: This cat is going to hell!
Replies: 42
Views: 2435

As a kid, I had a cat like that. Chessie genuinely enjoyed fighting dogs, and he was good at it. I wish I had a kitten off him.

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