We recently had the Bomb Dog handlers from Victoria Police join us for 2 weeks, just as observers to see how we train our dogs. Their Dogs (mostly Labs) work on-lead and are reliant on a food reward system (off source). They are looking to switch to off-lead searching to increase capability and improve speed and area coverage. Unfortunately a few…[Read more]
So much is new. I do have a question about toothpaste. I’ve noticed Elvis needs a little work on his teeth and I watched the video. It does not state what brand of toothpaste I should use , or what ingredients I don’t want to use. Products state they are safe for dogs but sometimes they aren’t. Thanks
The best thing for teeth and health in general is prevention. Commercial dog foods can do a number on our dogs teeth but at the same time do add convenience. Although I do give my dog a high quality dog kibble mixed with water at times, typically his diet consists of mainly raw food and bones. This naturally keeps his teeth clean and fresh.…[Read more]
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What are peoples thoughts on this idea?
I pulled this snipped from a Blog online and have mixed feelings about the use of an entire meal spread over the day conducting obedience training.
In fact, by tossing a dog his entire meal into a bowl, we waste not just one training…[Read more]
Thanks for your great reply and pointers. I understand that it can be unreasonable to ask for the impossible/almost impossible from a dog depending on the context.
While I don’t know Hudson’s mix of breeds, I recently ordered a genetic testing kit to learn more. I also suspect he has some guard dog breeds in him.
As for his natural…[Read more]
That’s a great breakdown for troubleshooting. Overall, I would classify this as “normal” aggression and not necessarily the type of thing where you would want to pick a battle with mother nature and expect Hudson to not bite an unfamiliar dog in the exact situation.
What you had here was two dogs with no established relationship so there it…[Read more]
Thanks for your reply. Sorry I forgot to include relevant information:
where were you?
We were at the dog park. The only ones present were myself, my dog, the other dog and his owner.
Is this dog familiar to Hudson, is there a clear level of social status between them.
They haven’t met before, so they don’t have a clear social status between…[Read more]
Hey Chris very interesting,
I think it requires a contextual analysis of said situation.
What was the circumstances that lead to that behaviour…. other than
” I called my dog over and the other dog came as well ”
where were you?
in your back yard?
in the other dogs back yard?
Is this dog familiar to Hudson, is there a clear…[Read more]
I’ve been going through the self-help section and trainer course, but I am by no means equipped to handle this situation. To describe what happened, my dog (Hudson) bit another dog on the ear after I called him over. The other dog also came over and Hudson turned to face him, raised his lips, then they scrapped. I think this is a case of…[Read more]
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