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by Jazzy
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Serious problem with Veronica's table manners
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Serious problem with Veronica's table manners

Thanks guys! It was allot of fun to work on; and really cool when she started to "get it"!
by Jazzy
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Serious problem with Veronica's table manners
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Serious problem with Veronica's table manners

Thanks guys!! We did have fun with it; it took us about 6 weeks with a little bit of practice most days to perfect it. My husband keeps saying he can't believe how smart she is; but I think she's rather thick like a brick. :oops: I don't have much to compare her too; because I've never really tried ...
by Jazzy
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Serious problem with Veronica's table manners
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Serious problem with Veronica's table manners

I don't know what happened...one day I realized that Veronica's table manners were atrocious. I mean she was acting like she was raised in a barn by a pack of jackels. I asked myself where I went wrong. Perhaps I wasn't an assertive enough pack leader? So I remedied the situation by approaching her ...
by Jazzy
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Food Agression
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Food Agression

Thanks for posting Amie; interesting article.

And yes feeding separately sounds infinitely easier!!
by Jazzy
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: California Natural vs. Fromm
Replies: 22
Views: 10732

Re: California Natural vs. Fromm

I used to feed California Natural but switched to Fromm when CN was bought out. V. has been on Fromm...for at least over a year...and does very well on it. As far as I know, the company has never been involved in any recalls. I use the 4 star nutritionals line and switch between the various flavors.
by Jazzy
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Barking and snarling...what do you think?
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Barking and snarling...what do you think?

Makes sense and you made excellent points... in fact; you said what McConnell said when she got to the treatment methodologies (sp?) section...all the popular methods for dealing with dog-dog reactivity have in common: 1. Increasing distance 2. decreasing direct approaches 3. eliminating eye contact...
by Jazzy
Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Barking and snarling...what do you think?
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Barking and snarling...what do you think?

My only concern is in the definition. "You'll know it when you see it" is among my least favorite definitions, and since I work with a huge variety of people (staff and volunteers) who have a huge variety of dog experience, I'm not sure I trust all of them to know the difference between a...
by Jazzy
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Barking and snarling...what do you think?
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Barking and snarling...what do you think?

Last night I was watching this awesome dvd "dog-dog reactivity" by Patricia McConnell...in my never ending quest to understand V.'s reactivity issues and what to do about them...and I'm happy to say after 6 years; multiple research efforts and many consultations (many of them contradictory...
by Jazzy
Thu May 31, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dog Aggression Question
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Dog Aggression Question

I agree with Sarah; and would just add that it is a good idea to keep in mind that fearful dogs can still act out and behave aggressively if they feel they are cornered, have to defend themselves or have no other option. So you can still end up with a dog fight; just that the reasons for it happenin...
by Jazzy
Fri May 11, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: This seems like a crazy question to ask, but....
Replies: 17
Views: 1150

Re: This seems like a crazy question to ask, but....

Murfins wrote:I would run as far away from this place as possible.


Really, I think you're just looking to come home to problems that never even existed before you left.

Also, forgive me for being un-PC; but to put it succinctly: I think the guy sounds like a whack job.
by Jazzy
Sun May 06, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My dog hates me..
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: My dog hates me..

Have your 30 - 40 pieces of tiny treats ready. Say "Cheese" in a bright cheery voice and immediately give the dog the treat. Repeat this procedure with maybe a second or two in between repetitions, so it's pretty rapid fire. When you're done, Say "Cheese" in a bright cheery voice...
by Jazzy
Thu May 03, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: confidence boosters
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: confidence boosters

You can use perch work and teaching body parts to work on body awareness.
by Jazzy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: puppy class, need ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: puppy class, need ideas

How about basic canine communication...like calming/stress signals - understanding body language. I also think that that would be helpful put in the context of other dogs as part of socialization..like how to tell it's just play, what signs to look for that suggest the dogs are getting to amped up a...
by Jazzy
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: puppy class, need ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: puppy class, need ideas

I would think that would be a good time to introduce the concept of proactively preventing resource guarding by teaching trades and placement commands.

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