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by Leslie H
Sun May 30, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dog aggression question
Replies: 16
Views: 1542

I'm glad you belong to the latter group. There are many reasons for a pit to be dog aggressive. A dog may be dominant and feel the need to assert themselves, incidents may arise from possessiveness (food, object or person), a desire for a dog to change its place in the pecking order, a dog may feel ...
by Leslie H
Tue May 18, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: teaching food refusal
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

jmann, I loked in my NARA magazine, and you are just in the worst part of the world for ringsport. Nothing is near you. I'm very lucky, I'm about 40 minutes from Command Dogs (Terry Davis), and probably have 3 more clubs w/in 3 hours or less. I am really hoping Xanny fully recovers from her mystery ...
by Leslie H
Mon May 17, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: teaching food refusal
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

I haven't trained food refusal when I'm completely gone, but I've trained for it w/me out of sight. French Ring includes food refusal, for the brevet and up food is tossed to a dog in a down stay, at the higher levels food is placed scattered around the field, dog is penalized if they even sniff it....
by Leslie H
Sun May 16, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: teaching food refusal
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

I agree w/8 weeks being way too young for this, but disagree w/the nose swat approach. You can first teach the dog a "leave it" command. I've done this in beginner ob. Put a small piece of food down on the floor, and you crouch down. When the puppy goes for the food, say "leave it", and quickly cove...
by Leslie H
Tue May 11, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Biting/Mouthing question....
Replies: 24
Views: 3457

10 months is just a big goofy baby, and it sounds like he's just playing. It is up to you to let him know what is acceptable. As stated previously, rough play and fear aggression are completely different. Consider the intentions, one is "let's have fun w/daddy", the other is "go away, you scare me."
by Leslie H
Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: I was gonna switch to BARF till i read this
Replies: 19
Views: 7693

My dog was dying this Sept at age 5 1/2 when I took her to a homeopath as a last resort. My conventional vet, and his consultations w/numerous other vets, and more than $1,500 worth of testing and treatment were not changing anything. This homeopath has his veterinary degree, as well as a degree in ...

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