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  1. The Dog Whisperer

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    the annoying neighbor whisperer.....
  2. Problem with dog on leash when approaching another dog

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    What you are describing sounds a lot like leash reactivity, Welcome to the club, my dogs is that way as well. I've been working on my dog's "problem" with the help of a behaviourist, and while it might be frustrating at times, I am seeing results. First and foremost I would encourage you to...
  3. Pit Bulls have locking jaws?

    General Dog Forum
    Well....in the interest of science and the pursuit of truth I would like to volunteer my neighbor..... All we need now is a pitt bull....
  4. Pit Bulls have locking jaws?

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    I don't have any number figures for individual breeds, but as far as I know dog bites range anywhere from 250 to 400 PSIs (I'm assuming those figures apply to large breeds, I can't fathom a yorkie with a 250psi bite). But that whole "pitt bull jaws lock" is as true and logical as the fact that...
  5. Who agrees?

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    I guess you're right...got any better way of saying "that's all I'm gonna say"?...which is usually not the case either though.
  6. Who agrees?

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    I don't...end of story. ok..just a quick comment, this sounds incredibly similar to the argument that Intelligent Design and Creation are two different things...... if it walks like a duck, it quacks like a duck then maybe, just maybe......it could be a duck?
  7. the "d" word

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    And all that deserves to be said all over again.......
  8. Question for "Possitive" trainers/people

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    Over the time I've been interested in dog training/behaviour, one of the most controversial topics I've come accross is the dominance theory (or whatever the official name is). The notion that if allowed to a dog will try and take over a houlsehold, or that if no good leadership is in place...
  9. the "d" word

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    What I meant was that any mixed breed dog can be turned overnight into a designer dog with the right name.
  10. the "d" word

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    the way I see it, shelters are full of designer dogs that the marketing people haven't come up with names for yet, what do we call a pitt/lab mix? or a GSD/husky mix? While I agree that at the end of the day a dog is a dog. But these so called designer breeds are more marketing than they are...
  11. Anyone try guard dog training?

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    Uhm...asking about getting started on bitework on a web forum may no be the smartest of ideas. As someone said, join a ringsport club to get your feet wet and take it from there, but whatever you do, don't do this on your own. Read this, it's pretty good...
  12. Behaviorist verses trainer?

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    I've worked with both, with my current dog two trainers for obedience and tracking, and a behaviourist for his reactivity problem. Normally, the way I've seen it a behaviourist can do most of what a trainer can do, and a VERY good trainer can do some of what a behaviourist can. Some people argue...
  13. Oprah's dog show

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    does this mean she an Millan hace parted ways? for what I gather the person she works with now, is the polar opposite of Millan.
  14. Divine Canine & other TV shows

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    So there's two new "dog shows" on Animal Planet? I watched the monks' show, not bad, a far cry from their book for what I could gather. The other one "It's Me or the Dog" I hadn't heard about it until now, I'll check it out. I've been a fan of barking mad, and I used to like Good Dog U, but at...
  15. Second opinion on dog trainer/behaviourist...

    Dog Training Forum
    I thought a negative re-inforcer was removing something that was keeping the dog from performing a behaviour, but hey, if it works.....
  16. Second opinion on dog trainer/behaviourist...

    Dog Training Forum
    How do you use it as a negative re-inforcer? I read about a trainer using it as a possitive re-inforcer, using just the paging feature, he conditioned his dog instead of click & treat, to page & treat. That solved the question many people ask about clicker training in situations wher ethe dog...
  17. What can a company do...

    Dog Training Forum
    A lot of companies offer a certain number of hours of their services for free in hopes of "giving back to the community". In your case I think offering your services to certain demographics, I would think elderly people would be at the top of the list, for either free or reduced simbolic fees...
  18. Fila Brasileiro

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    Boy am I late for this one, I have an 18 month old Fila male. There's a couple of things to consider, as everyone has said, a fila is NOT a first time dog owner breed. You do need experience with big dogs, I've had mastiffs before. The being said, these days there are two types of fila...
  19. Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan,I think he is great...

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    I agree with that, the only thing that gets on my nerves, is that in this particular case, it's dogs who end up paying the price. I could not care less if someone painted their house lime green with bright orange trim because they saw that on Trading spaces. Or if someone goes and breaks a leg...
  20. Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan,I think he is great...

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    GoodBullyLLC, I think we see things pretty much from the same perspective. I do believe that during his wrap-up segment at the end of the show Cesar could say out loud to ask for professional help, maybe that would sink in better in the heads of the culties. Honestly, when was the last time...
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