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Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 23rd, 2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
I think I would drop the 'go to your pillow part...

I think I would drop the 'go to your pillow part of it'. It seems like if she barks, you respond by doing something (meaning I bark something happens). I would just implement my routine (feeding,...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 22nd, 2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
Just a perspective that I have heard. We all know...

Just a perspective that I have heard. We all know dogs are clean animals and don't like to do their business in their 'home'. Its just that their definition of their home may be different than yours....
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 22nd, 2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
Oh Sorry, besides my rant on the abuse of crates,...

Oh Sorry, besides my rant on the abuse of crates, more specific to your current issue... along with all the tips on making the crate a great place to be that were in the link above. I would not...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 22nd, 2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
I think the crate is a valuable tool for house...

I think the crate is a valuable tool for house breaking your pet and totally agree that you should make it a comfortable safe enjoyable place to be; And I understand that you are taking the first 2...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 21st, 2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
Just a quick comment on the Cesar Millan...

Just a quick comment on the Cesar Millan reference. I get the impression most people think Cesar Millan uses oppression, intimidation and punishment to "train" dogs. They must be waching a different...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 21st, 2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,899
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
If there is odour left in the plywood floor, a...

If there is odour left in the plywood floor, a dog will probably be able to smell it after you put down new floors. In most hardwood floors there are spaces between the boards. Just to be sure, you...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 20th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,899
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
My female "kinda dominant" in nature also 'marks'...

My female "kinda dominant" in nature also 'marks' occasionally and will cover the smell of my male's pee with her own. My male is a very laid back 'submissive' guy. Anyway, I also had a cat pee...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits June 17th, 2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,051
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
I also see Staffordshire Terrier or American...

I also see Staffordshire Terrier or American Bulldog Terrier.
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits June 17th, 2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,051
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
Apparently you can get your dog's dna test done...

Apparently you can get your dog's dna test done and learn every breed in your dog. I have no idea how you would know if this stuff is on the up and up. I am sure there are some fraudulant ones out...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 16th, 2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
Thanks for all the info & links.

Thanks for all the info & links.
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 15th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
All I can tell you is that I had 2 unruly...

All I can tell you is that I had 2 unruly bulldogs with some bad behavouirs, one of which being the 'marking' of my drapes, couch, chairs, walls, shoes etc.. (yes he was neutered). They rushed the...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 15th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
I am a fan (and first hand success story) of the...

I am a fan (and first hand success story) of the Alpha dog physcology stuff. So I read your post as basically that the dog is in control (between the 2 of you), when in the outside world. In the pack...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 14th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
I agree; medical ruled out, sounds like he is...

I agree; medical ruled out, sounds like he is marking to 'claim' the house. That coincides with what people refer to as 'Separation Anxiety'. Which really should be thought of as the pack leader...
Forum: Puppy health June 14th, 2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
Here is a quote from Dr Marty Goldstien (Oprah...

Here is a quote from Dr Marty Goldstien (Oprah and Martha Stewarts vet):
"I think that vaccines, justly credited as the tamers of disease epidemics, are nevertheless the leading killers of dogs and...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 14th, 2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
What is Furumaki ? Is that the dog that looks...

What is Furumaki ? Is that the dog that looks like a big puffy sheep dog ?
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 14th, 2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
I am assuming GTA is 'Greater Toronta Area' ?

I am assuming GTA is 'Greater Toronta Area' ?
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! June 14th, 2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
Inexpensive Spay / Neuter

Most major cities have clinics that provide less expensive spay / neuter (due to the massive problem of pet over population); You do not need to prove to be low income. This is all they do, so I...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 13th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,437
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
In a word : NO, but theres more to this story than that

There are some big issues hereÖ not just your dogs exercise issue. Firstly, please donít be offended by my comments, I am a big dog lover and want them and you to be happy (so they donít end up in a...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 13th, 2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,932
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
I think you are both doing the correct thing. Of...

I think you are both doing the correct thing. Of course anticipating bathroom breaks is difficulty and you sometimes may feel rushed to get the puppy out of the house quickly... if you can help it do...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 13th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By 2Greatbulldogs
In case it wasn't mentioned

Do not pet or show your dog any love and affection when they are fearful or scared. That will only intensify their fear and in dog language you are sending the message that you agree they should be...
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