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Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 21st, 2011, 05:03 AM
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Posted By Hatchman
I think you've hit on something here: The...

I think you've hit on something here: The growling Max does happens mostly when there are lots of us around and he's having a chew. He really works that Nylabone almost as if he's trying to release...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 20th, 2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Hatchman
Thanks for that reply. I just wanted to...

Thanks for that reply.

I just wanted to share a few things as a response to your post.

We can't really equate a domesticated pet with a dog in the wild, can we? I mean Max has access to food...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 18th, 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Hatchman
One more problem...

(Sorry if this topic has been handled previously...)

My dog Max occasionally displays what I believe is resource guarding behaviour. But it is very inconsistent and selective. He will only do it...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 18th, 2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Hatchman
Hi Marko What do you mean by "level...

Hi Marko

What do you mean by "level jumping"?
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 18th, 2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Hatchman
That is excellent stuff and a lot for me to...

That is excellent stuff and a lot for me to study/practice/apply... Thanks everyone!

Oh and to answer a question asked above, Max has just turned two years. We are his third family (!) but...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 15th, 2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Hatchman
Anyone?? We practiced sit/lie down and stay...

Anyone??

We practiced sit/lie down and stay today when Max spotted a dog friend of his. A lot of repetition of the command, as well as some "shhhh", seemed to help a bit.

I'm just wondering if...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior June 14th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Hatchman
My dog is hard to control when greeted/approached

Hi everyone

On walks, when someone approaches us to talk or say hello (and even in the house sometimes when someone comes home), my dog Max is very difficult to control. He basically starts...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior April 8th, 2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,129
Posted By Hatchman
Thanks Marty. It turns out I won't need to buy a...

Thanks Marty. It turns out I won't need to buy a Gentle Leader. We're fine with the equipment we have, namely a standard collar and a harness with the o-ring up top. I've made some very interesting...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior April 7th, 2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,129
Posted By Hatchman
We were using a harness, but I switched to a...

We were using a harness, but I switched to a collar, thinking it would discourage the pulling, even with my little guy. So you think harness is better? Should we switch back?
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior April 7th, 2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,129
Posted By Hatchman
Yeah actually that is one of my favourite posts...

Yeah actually that is one of my favourite posts in this thread. I'm using it as my guideline. I also will follow up, starting today, on Masha's method of quick reversals or changes of direction. I...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior April 6th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,129
Posted By Hatchman
Hi all. I'm new here but this thread is relevant...

Hi all. I'm new here but this thread is relevant to my present experience. We recently adopted a two year old poodle/Lhasa apso mix named Max. His on-leash walking behavior was excellent when we...
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