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by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2952

These vids are really hard for me to watch. I guess in my view of training, I'd put these in the abuse catagory. I mean thats just my personal opinion, but I feel theres better ways to train or treat a dog then shocking them. Literally... Its not training. Ok. So what makes it not training? It's a ...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2952

I don't really know what there is to discuss, to be honest. I understand. But just to be clear.... This dialogue isn't about agreeing with the video. I don't agree with the video. It's just about opening the Training Forum to the possibility of honest discussions of training and training methods. I...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2952

It's a biological and behavioral fact that, when stressed, mammals, fish and birds lose* their ability to a) retain information; b) repeat behaviors in a timely manner and c) learn new behaviors. Do you have a citation? Mammals in the wild experience a great deal of daily stress as compared to our ...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2952

Callie wrote:Forgot to mention, on this vid, if you look close, you can in fact see when the collar is being used (note: red flashing thing on collar)...


I think we have our hands full at the moment with the current video. Also, the Dogtra collars blink whenever they are 'on'
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2952

The video disturbs me because the dog is clearly extremely stressed throughout the entire thing, and at the end, is in a sort of shock. He's allowing himself to be handled, but it's pretty obvious that he isn't mentally "there". So, he hasn't learned anything but how to shut down under ex...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2952

So for the sake of our constructive dialogue... Let's take it step by step.... In the beginning the trainer allows the muzzle dog to repeatedly muzzle attack him. Lets ask ourselves some questions about this choice: -Does the muzzle attacking reinforce to the dog that it's ok to act on his aggressio...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2952

:goodpost: I think what bothers me is the stress this dog is under. Without knowing the dogs background we do not know what they are trying to accomplish. To me what it looked like was, everytime the dog freaked out was when it was being shocked. I would have to go back and re look at the video to ...
by SKoth
Thu May 21, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If a dog ever needed to be put down: Clip
Replies: 93
Views: 2952

It makes me sick that anyone would think you could reach a dog under that much stress with a shock collar. A shock should be a way to get attention... a vibration, nothing more. If you need more, you need a different training tool. Acutally that's the direct opposite of how the e-collar is supposed...
by SKoth
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Advanced Competition Heelwork
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Looks great Sarah! One thing I will say.... Many of us are guilty of cuing the 'heel' by dipping our left shoulder. If you're prepping for competition it can become a problem. We'll often find that when we don't dip and stand erect when asking for the heel our dog never comes all the way into positi...
by SKoth
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What do you do with your dogs when you have company over?
Replies: 12
Views: 398

We have people over very often. Anwar stays out and for the most part does whatever he wants. He's always 'too cool' for everyone so people often bother him more than he bothers them ;) The malinois are either 'on place' or in their crates. They're far too obnoxious for anyone to enjoy. (And yes, th...
by SKoth
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Please send Good Thoughts and Prayers for Patcheeno
Replies: 153
Views: 13118

Wishing you all the best! God, when did our boys get this old?!

Love and kisses to Patcheeno!
Sarah, Anwar, Thalia & Scram
by SKoth
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aural hematomas?
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Well, I checked them again this morning and they're the same size as yesterday. My vet closes at noon on Thursdays(not sure why...) so it's too late to call in. :\ However, I'll call tomorrow and see what she says. I have a feeling that if Bean needs to be put under for surgery(even a minor one lik...
by SKoth
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aural hematomas?
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Misskiwi67 wrote:Small hematomas like the ones described will often be OK if left alone. The ear infection needs to be treated immediately and aggressively however.


*If* the dog has an ear infection.
by SKoth
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Aural hematomas?
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Anwar had aural hematomas late last year and had surgery - pie crusting sutures. His hematomas were very very small when he had his surgery... In fact they just had begun to fill the afternoon before. This type of suturing is painful because they sutures go through the cartlige. Anwar is a "too...
by SKoth
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: To my Chicagoans
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

OMG wrote:Bramer Animal Hospital in Evanston, IL


OMG! Don't tell me that's little Jelly Bean in this pic!

I remember when she was just a little tub of butter!

Sarah (Bramer A.H.)

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