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Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 5th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By violagirl
I would like to do it with NO leashes and have,...

I would like to do it with NO leashes and have, but one dog can be hand shy and have been in situation before where there was a dumptruck coming and I could get other two to come but she wouldn't get...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 4th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,661
Posted By violagirl
Obviously I have read the same things as many on...

Obviously I have read the same things as many on this board. I often have discussions with my "old school" dog training friend on the merits or demerits of the "dominance" issue.

I don't think...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs May 4th, 2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By violagirl
Coyote Dog Encounters

I can't believe what happened on our walk tonight.

There is a quarry behind our house where we often bring our dogs for offleash walks. It is a pretty busy spot with machinery during the day,...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 28th, 2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By violagirl
I dont' know how old your current dog is but I...

I dont' know how old your current dog is but I got two puppies at probably the worst time - when she was 9 months. I wouldnt' advise that. :)

As for initial introductions, I'd do it slowly. By...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 29th, 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By violagirl
Roll over was quite easy. Like the other posters,...

Roll over was quite easy. Like the other posters, I put dog in a down, used slight luring with a treat over her shoulder.

Don't only wait to click for big motions, that was my first mistake. Once...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! January 14th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By violagirl
What is in Your Pet First Aid Kit?

As I have had dogs going on a couple of years I am slowly putting together an emergency kit for them. Usually as a direct consequence of an emergency happening.

They got into bees and were all...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 9th, 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By violagirl
Free Shaping

I've read about free shaping but hadn't really seriously tried it. I think I first read about it in "When Pigs Fly". So tonight, I brought one dog at a time into the training room and gave it a...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 1st, 2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By violagirl
Control Unleashed Classes Experiences?

Does anyone have any experience with attending control unleashed classes?

My dogs have now learned to walk nicely on a leash and everything would be perfect except for their, and one in...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 1st, 2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By violagirl
Ditto the above responses. Dog will learn not to...

Ditto the above responses. Dog will learn not to get on the couch when you aren't around, but unless you put something on it will probably do it if you are not in the room.
The "Dogs don't...
Forum: Cat behavior forum - cat training December 22nd, 2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By violagirl
Bullying Cats

I have 3 cats. 2 males and a female tortie. She, Scully the tortie, used to be the top cat. She was the undisputed top cat. All the cats lived peacefully together, no fights for about 6 years.

A...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior December 13th, 2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By violagirl
Then there is the school of thought that...

Then there is the school of thought that dog/human relationships are more like parent/child relationships (if you are going with the "wolf pack" theory) - in that case it is ludicrous to think your...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior December 13th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By violagirl
I walked her again today and the difference was...

I walked her again today and the difference was night and day.

I shortened her leash a little but she was completely different!! Minimal jumping and no nipping at all!!!

In addition to being...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior December 12th, 2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By violagirl
While I have used clickers before, I find it hard...

While I have used clickers before, I find it hard to balance the leash, clicker etc etc. I usually use my voice as a marker ( I know not as good, but generally works)
I know i want to reinforce the...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior December 12th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By violagirl
Large Dog Jumping and Nipping

I say nipping, but really I was bruised through a sweatshirt and a winter jacket.

The back story:

She is not my dog but at the SPCA, so needs to curb this habit in order to stand any chance of...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 10th, 2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By violagirl
Maybe the shelter staff take them out more, I...

Maybe the shelter staff take them out more, I haven't seen any shelter workers walking them when I'm there. The ones I saw were cleaning kennels, probably a full time job.
They do not allow...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 10th, 2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By violagirl
I have never seen as many dogs at the shelter as...

I have never seen as many dogs at the shelter as they have now - the other day I counted 54.

It looks like maybe 1/2 of them get out during the week. The better behaved ones are taken out maybe...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 9th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By violagirl
I've only been there a week, so far since the...

I've only been there a week, so far since the orientation session, staff pretty much ignores me.

I go in, wash my hands, sign in, look at the list of dogs that haven't been walked yet this week,...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 8th, 2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By violagirl
So back to my original question, should I...

So back to my original question, should I concentrate on creating a bond with a few of the animals instead of just walking who hasn't been out yet?

I will up the ante with the type of treats I'll...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 7th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By violagirl
I forgot this board is populated by paragons of...

I forgot this board is populated by paragons of virtue. :shrug:

I didn't think I'd be the only person to feel this way.

However, today I walked different dogs and we were a bit more in tune. ...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs December 6th, 2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By violagirl
Volunteering at Local Rescue

I decided instead of going to the gym during my lunch hour, I will walk dogs at the local SPCA. Volunteer orientation was last night and today was my first day!

A couple of things surprised me.
...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior December 4th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By violagirl
Dogs Policing the Cat Kingdom

For the most part, my dogs do not bother 2 of my cats. They are pretty laid back kitties so don't run and excite the dogs. Other cat, the tortie, is a little on the crazy side and spends most of her...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior November 22nd, 2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,578
Posted By violagirl
Thanks! :) In fact, I learned so much this...

Thanks! :)

In fact, I learned so much this summer that I am starting to volunteer with the dogs at the local SPCA. I figure if I can get my dogs to behave, I can teach a Lab to walk nicely.

I...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior November 21st, 2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,578
Posted By violagirl
I haven't posted about les chiens in awhile. ...

I haven't posted about les chiens in awhile.

I just want people who have reactive dogs to know a) they are not alone and b) it can get better.

My "puppies" are now a year old and friends and...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior November 10th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By violagirl
I'm not sure a 100% reliable recall is going to...

I'm not sure a 100% reliable recall is going to happen for any dog.

What about a really reliable down? At least that would allow you to catch up.

In the classes I took the trainer taught an...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior October 29th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By violagirl
I would suggest having him assessed by a good...

I would suggest having him assessed by a good trainer. If he is generally good with other dogs - is he good off leash? or with familiar dogs? then it could be a reactivity issue.

My dogs have been...
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