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by creiter
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My puppy is too smart
Replies: 20
Views: 512

Re: My puppy is too smart

I actually was looking into it. But I read so many negative things about it. So I never started doing it. Where did you read negative things about it?? I mean I can understand a trainer not wanting to use it, but I haven't ever heard anything negative about it. I'd check out some other sources :) C...
by creiter
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My puppy is too smart
Replies: 20
Views: 512

Re: My puppy is too smart

That's great that she thinks its a game though, the more you keep training fun the more she is gonna wanna do it :) Have you tried clicker training? Google it and start immediately, Bella is exactly the type of dog that would benefit from clicker training (every dog does actually haha). The sound of...
by creiter
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My puppy is too smart
Replies: 20
Views: 512

Re: My puppy is too smart

Hehehe, I love Bella already!! She sounds like a big adorable goober. Duke was the same way with tricks, especially when he gets reaaaally excited he will just start performing trick after trick (and he knows a lot of silly ones), which I secretly find absolutely adorable, but obviously with trainin...
by creiter
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Cesar Millan
Replies: 818
Views: 34203

Re: Cesar Millan

And it says that incident happened late at night after the wedding, lets be honest the guy was probably drunk and acting like a big a-hole. I would have bit him too :P Drunk is not the proper state to be in to train a dog, but I suppose it is a good state to be in if you have to watch the dog whispe...
by creiter
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Cesar Millan
Replies: 818
Views: 34203

Re: Cesar Millan

Breaks my heart that they let their family member die despite it having been set up to fail by THEM. Obviously dog bites are horrible signs but man, the dog communicated loud and clear and the human kept pushing anyway, not the dogs fault. Reminds me how important it is to be advocates for our dogs,...
by creiter
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Introducing THE FEARFUL Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Introducing THE FEARFUL Bike

Alright, here is an easily conquerable fear of Duke's (well easy in the sense that it is very controllable). He is HORRIFIED of bikes and it frequently comes off as aggression, obviously an issue. Now that winter is approaching, I want to get him adjusted to seeing my stationary bike (eventually mob...
by creiter
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: I almost lost it this morning!
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: I almost lost it this morning!

I suppose I should clarify that EVENTUALLY you will have to trust her in those situations she might fail at. But for now let everyone take a breather until you can all learn how to control the chaos. You obviously have a lot of energy in that household so give yourself a pay on the back, reward your...
by creiter
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: I almost lost it this morning!
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: I almost lost it this morning!

I really agree with the NILIF suggestion. Dogs WANT to work for their food (wolves hunted as a pack for food, its a fun game and it challenges them, it gives them a reason to listen to you). Doing NILIF in my own life with Duke has increased his attentiveness to me about 5000%. He was never a super ...
by creiter
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Scenarios where BAT would work?
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Scenarios where BAT would work?

I have read BAT, and strongly suggest it for dogs needing fear-related behavior adjustment (like my Duke!). It focuses mainly on the concept of understanding what the dog's functional reward is in certain bad behavior... that is, in your case, what function does pulling on the leash serve for her? I...
by creiter
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel

Thank you for not taking me the wrong way and being offended. I know I can come across as a bit harsh since I don't like to sugar coat my words. I definitely didn't come here for sugar coating!! I want to help improve my dog's life and my ability to be a good owner in hopes of becoming an ambassado...
by creiter
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel

You pretty much captured me there, Mooresmajestic! :) I am such a worrier, but also extremely positive, I think sometimes I need someone to tell ME to relax! That is part of the reason I want to stay focused on positive training that is FUN, that just works best given Duke and I both have anxiety pr...
by creiter
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel

Hahaha! Yes, as SOON as I started reading BAT I was like... oh dear this is PERFECT for Duke. I have tried desensitization on walks, which is more as soon as we see someone in the distance feed him a billion treats to associate a good feeling and then either walk by eventually or just turn and go a ...
by creiter
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: SATS Bridges and Targets: Overview and Applications
Replies: 66
Views: 20078

Re: SATS Bridges and Targets: Overview and Applications

Update: Just purchased the first two manuals. I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to read and try it out! Woo hoo! :)
by creiter
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: SATS Bridges and Targets: Overview and Applications
Replies: 66
Views: 20078

Re: SATS Bridges and Targets: Overview and Applications

Thank you so much Kayce! I will be sending along some money shortly to purchase at least the first manual and see how things go with Duke. Have you had any success using these tactics on reactive dogs, out of curiousity? You said a thinking dog is a calmer dog, so I expect it is a useful theory of t...
by creiter
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Desperate Need of help for this one...
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Desperate Need of help for this one...

He = She.... ugh that is the second time I've done that today!! I have a male dog so assume everyone's dog is male haha :P I wish there was an edit button. My apologies for confusing your dog's gender, don't tell her!

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