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by Wooderson
Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: *Does* anyone here clicker train?
Replies: 12
Views: 705

I snap my fingers instead of use a clicker.

The idea is that I may not have a clicker in easy reach, but I'll always have my hands, right?

The problem is, people see Redhead and start snapping their fingers left and right. Dog wants to know why treats don't start raining from the skies.
by Wooderson
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: bad leg... limping and pain :(
Replies: 18
Views: 1943

Something similar happened to Redhead last week. I hauled ass to the Vet for X-rays.

They could not tell whether the ligaments were torn or not, but at least my boy got pain meds. That and I learned how to shoot up a dog.
by Wooderson
Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: what are your bullies afraid of?
Replies: 101
Views: 10224

Any "dog racism" probably has more to do with smell than sight. I'll ask Redhead, I may be wrong.

Redhead also does not like heights.
by Wooderson
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Tug of War and dominance issues
Replies: 8
Views: 755

I play tug with Redhead. I occasionally let him win, especially if he works hard, in order to keep the game interesting for him. If you are concerned about fostering toy aggression or dominance, make sure that the game begins when you want it to, and ends with you in possession of the toy. Also, tea...
by Wooderson
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pit Bull walk?
Replies: 21
Views: 2701

Redhead sways his hips only when walking, and usually it is when he is tired.
by Wooderson
Tue May 22, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Should I hump my dogs?
Replies: 38
Views: 2719

You know things are really out of control when your dog recognizes the Barry White cd and brings it to you unbidden. Lays it at your feet and looks up at you longingly.

So hard to resist that hopeful sad puppy stare.

At least that's what I've heard.
by Wooderson
Thu May 03, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: what are your bullies afraid of?
Replies: 101
Views: 10224

I am not sure that Redhead is scared, but he does not care for plastic bags, the vacuum cleaner, or transformer hum.

The first two seem common, but I so do not get what is so disturbing about electrical transformers.
by Wooderson
Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The urban pit bull: tennis court play
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

When Redhead was little he could go for up to two hours non-stop. I had to call off the game when he would begin staggering around like a drunken dog, still wanting to get that dratted toy.

Now he rarely wants more than 40 minutes.
by Wooderson
Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: RANT!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1076

I am not going to give you legal advice, but if you want to sue, you'd be better off in small claims court.
by Wooderson
Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is any amount of HA ever acceptable to you?
Replies: 80
Views: 6361

I have had a lot of cats, and have been bitten/scratched by more than a few. Would anyone who seriously claims that a cat is as dangerous as a large dog care to trot out CDC or other reliable mortality statistics back this up? Or is it just the PBF political correctness where we try to pretend that ...
by Wooderson
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Body language...What does this mean ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Great, now I gotta socialize Redhead with mules.
by Wooderson
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is any amount of HA ever acceptable to you?
Replies: 80
Views: 6361

Note: I have not actually paid any attention to this conversation (thread) previously, but I had to comment on that Cats are a completely different kettle of fish from dogs and it does not require an inattentive person to be mauled by a cat. Just a wild/feral/extremely scared cat. They have 5 point...
by Wooderson
Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is any amount of HA ever acceptable to you?
Replies: 80
Views: 6361

Unless you are an infant or quadriplegic, a person has very little to fear from even the most fearsome Chihuahua ever to live. One of the worst animal bites I've ever seen (the arm was practically shredded) was from a cat. :dunno: That would take a lot of work on the part of the cat and an inattent...
by Wooderson
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: how does everyone feel about prong collars
Replies: 56
Views: 4379

I am with you. With Redhead, pure positive worked to teach some things, but the opportunity to chase other dogs is more interesting than a flirtpole loaded with steaks. Judicious use of correction has made walks a lot more practical, and I still reward correct behavior. n.b. I am not sure whether Re...
by Wooderson
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is any amount of HA ever acceptable to you?
Replies: 80
Views: 6361

Unless you are an infant or quadriplegic, a person has very little to fear from even the most fearsome Chihuahua ever to live. A Caucasian Ovtcharka is a different matter. Even a large strong healthy man has to be wary when dealing with such a dog. The chi might get some painful bites in, but it wil...

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