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  1. Thread: Biting Puppy

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    In addition to what others have said, I also like...

    In addition to what others have said, I also like to allow biting *at first*, so long as it's gentle. Once the pup's very solid with this behaviour - eg. he wouldn't dream of biting you hard enough...
  2. Thread: Too young?

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    Hi, Agree with celtechfarm, except about c/t....

    Hi,

    Agree with celtechfarm, except about c/t. It's never too early... well, maybe you should wait for their eyes to open!<G> People often seem to discount that regardless of whether we're teaching...
  3. Hi, Boy, you've given yourself a handful -...

    Hi,

    Boy, you've given yourself a handful - having a new baby as well as new dog. I'd suggest also enlisting the help or at least advice of a behavioural trainer to help you train to avoid...
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    EVERYTHING you do with your dog is establishing...

    EVERYTHING you do with your dog is establishing or strengthening his understanding of your relationship & rules(or of course, weakening it if you're not a good leader). This one little bit of...
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    Hi again, Finding this topic fascinating,...

    Hi again,

    Finding this topic fascinating, despite my distaste of it :oops: What you've written just doesn't bring me to the same conclusions. You sound well read on the topic, but perhaps it's...
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    Thanks for letting me know where you're coming...

    Thanks for letting me know where you're coming from Arazante. Given me some food for thought. I have never studied this particular area of behavioural psychology & only have my own experience &...
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    Agree thoroughly with DogMom. Not knowing his...

    Agree thoroughly with DogMom.

    Not knowing his age, and thinking also of others who read this that may have a 'wait and see' attitude to hormone related problems, I would stress fix that problem...
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    Arazante, I'm interested to know how you came to...

    Arazante, I'm interested to know how you came to your conclusion? I respectfully disagree thoroughly. For one, I don't think it has an iota to do with intelligence, but I think dogs have a fair bit...
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    Punishment can be an effective 'tool' in your...

    Punishment can be an effective 'tool' in your kit. But it isn't suitable for all situations or all dogs at all times. Also, as a rule, it must be used in conjunction with other methods in order to be...
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    visit www.imagineahorse.com &...

    visit www.imagineahorse.com & www.hauteecole.ru/en :D
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    If you know a bit about clicker training then you...

    If you know a bit about clicker training then you may or may not get much more from the websites - www.clickertraining.com & www.theclickercenter.com A very good site & forum dedicated mainly to...
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    Wow! That's an... interesting attitude - you...

    Wow! That's an... interesting attitude - you think NILIF is harsh & extreme and yet you can't see the problem with kicking your dog?? I'm lost on that one! :(
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    Maybe you don't mind being slapped around,...

    Maybe you don't mind being slapped around<TIC>, but to most of us(whatever species we are), it's not all that nice. A knee to the chest can also potentially do a lot of physical damage to the victim....
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    Hi, Yet again I agree fully with Countrychic....

    Hi,

    Yet again I agree fully with Countrychic. :D Re the person who advised you to kick your dog, this is such a widespread tactic & I liken it to punching someone who greets you with a hug....
  15. Thread: training a dog

    by champ
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    Hi, In addition to country chick's good...

    Hi,

    In addition to country chick's good advice...

    Use positive reinforcement(rewards) not just praise when the dog does something right. Praise("Good dog", etc) and to a certain extent patting...
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    Kerry, With all due respect, I disagree with...

    Kerry,

    With all due respect, I disagree with your comment that just less experienced people can get hurt with these methods - there are plenty of cases of 'Good' dogs being turned 'Bad' with these...
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    And we wonder why people are so 'racist' of...

    And we wonder why people are so 'racist' of breeds such as pit bulls! It's the owners, not the dog that should be punished for dogs attacking! Actually, I've only had the pleasure of meeting very...
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    victoria stilwell - "It's Me Or The Dog" show

    Hi,

    Anyone seen this show? What do you think?

    I find it such a refreshing change! Just about everything I've seen to date on TV here(Oz) with regard to dog training has been basically how to...
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    Hi JustAnother, Just wondering how you're...

    Hi JustAnother,

    Just wondering how you're doing with Bambi now?
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    Good on you for considering & ruling out medical...

    Good on you for considering & ruling out medical issues - many people don't even think of this.

    I suspect the dog has been inadvertantly trained this way by previous owners. Perhaps that's why she...
  21. Thread: Mix Breeds

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    To all those who have a problem with 'mongrels',...

    To all those who have a problem with 'mongrels', I have a pure bred Border Kelpie and a Miniature Shepherd! :D We think the second one's a GSD &/or black n tan Kelpie X.
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    Thanks for the info Celt, on Clutzhund... I mean...

    Thanks for the info Celt, on Clutzhund... I mean :wink: I too know very little about this subject & am not interested to learn more.

    There's enough grief in the world through ignorant owners...
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    Smiffy, I thought shutzhund dogs were meant to...

    Smiffy, I thought shutzhund dogs were meant to bite hard?? :lol:

    I too teach mainly pet dog owners. Why I think it's a good idea is that dogs will be dogs, no matter how well trained or...
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    Smiffy, you describe teaching 'bite inhibition'...

    Smiffy, you describe teaching 'bite inhibition' as not allowing any contact from teeth? I always thought bite inhibition meant teaching dogs to be gentle with their teeth, so that if they bit...
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    Hi Gary, I agree with your attitude towards...

    Hi Gary,

    I agree with your attitude towards cages, as a rule. I don't think it's fair to keep a dog in a small cage or pen as many people do, often for hours at a time. They at least need an area...
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