Yes, Ace is trained to that level of distraction. I do call him into a down or heel every time someone comes into “range.” I have had him go into downs from as far as 150ft away from me off leash to keep him out of trouble.
After he got used to a couple clients I let him run close but loose until one was helping me clean up after…[Read more]
A lot of dogs learn to anticipate commands based on a stimulus. For example, i have trained a lot of dogs that automatically go to a “place” command when they hear a doorbell because they anticipate the doorbell leads to the “place” command.
I used to have a wireless doorbell installed in the training room and I would ring the doorbell many…[Read more]
I ment to post this awhile ago….
These guys are the only dog training podcasters in Australia atm and have a heavy influence on the tempo of the dog training movement currently gaining momentum, some of the podcasts are interesting but this one caught my ears especially from a trainers point of view, in light of the recent DIAGNOSIS…[Read more]
Ditto the opinion and comments of the Bellon movement,,, and tech..is always cool,,ecollar note: i really liked the vibrate mode,, have and seen dogs blow thru ecollars to much and so much waste.. and hear about it so much more now.. now that i am realizing at age 50–I have some dog experiences that i need to share–but really the foundational…[Read more]
Spent a lot on tools. Share experiences I’ve had.
Maybe can help some others. Not affiliated with any of these.
Make my own out of 7ft flat leather horse reins. Strong, and much cheaper for me than buying.
Tried several. Prefer the herm sprenger martingale neck tech. Each side runs in opposing directions therefore…[Read more]
Given a lot of thought to what Michael said about when Ace is on his own, “he’s always going to be Ace.
Since I am so mobile, I have been considering teaching my dogs (especially Ace) to automatically come into a heel if someone comes up, and I’m not aware of it; or say I am on a ladder; to come to the bottom and sit. Also possibly an avoidance…[Read more]
Thanks for posting! Having worked in an animal hospital for so many years I can’t tell you the amount of reactions I’ve seen because in dogs and cats due to these flea and tick medications. It’s awful. The topical or ingestable medications can cause such neurological effects, skin reactions, vomiting and more. I would prefer to not use any tick…[Read more]
Since you were in the vet field what would you recommend for dogs you plan to breed?
I have used the serestro collar, but still concerned about epi-genetics, the exposure of the mother to chemicals affecting a few generations down the line.
It sounds like the normal type of territorial marketing I might encounter in a kennel situation where the dogs live on the same property but are not necessarily integrated with each other. It can cause a reasonable amount of insecurity and conflict over territory and/or social standing with the other dogs.
I personally would put t…[Read more]
Excellent. It sounds like you are handling the situation the best that you can considering the circumstances. It is always sad to know of dogs with a desire to protect and work, but have no proper outlet to turn to. It is very similar to the tragedy of many juvenile delinquents that have not had the opportunity for proper outlets to turn thei…[Read more]
Thanks Mike for the advice! I’ll ask at the shelter if they know of any citronella spray around here. In the case where I was bitten, my mistake was not realizing that I should have watched my back. I was not thinking of how my actions would appear to a dog. I was in full ape mode 😉
Two of the Gang of 4 will come within a few feet of me know…[Read more]
Wonder if reactions have to do with the mdr1 mutation.
I have experienced the exact reaction after a client put Advantix topical on her German Shepherd when dropping the dog off for a board and train. The dog was having convulsions within a few hours and needed to go to an emergency clinic. I thought she was going to die.
today conducted our monthly worming protocol at the kennels and we’ve used a new and different product called Nexgard Spectra which is an all in 1 flea, tick and multi worming treatment, and this morning 2/3’s of the dogs had black tar poo, and a few had more than usual salivation, its sad that we are bound by this treatment regime, im looking…[Read more]
I used comfortis for fleas for years no problems. Gave one of mine bravecto recently after hearing for months how good it was. Poor guy developed facial ticks, and tremors, not constantly, first time I saw it looked like he was shivering from cold, but it was hot. Then this shows…[Read more]
It does sound like you need to be careful around some of these dogs. It is always good to have mutual respect, but a street dog that bites innocent humans may not last very long before someone…[Read more]
He is dog reactive when meeting another dog if He, the other dog, or both are on lead. Or another dog comes running towards us if it comes in from side or behind.
I have been working on the leash reactivity which has gotten better, but hasn’t helped any with the annoyance marking towards other dogs.
Not sure if this fits habitation. In 40 years of owning dogs never had one do this.
11 month old male pup; will mark some in kennel, but will not relieve himself in any other way in the kennel. Has never tried to mark in the house, or me, as previous owners said he did them. In the woods, or a place with no other dogs within earshot, or around,…[Read more]
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