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Forum: Dog training - dog behavior March 21st, 2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By tenderfoot
PLEASE NO CHOKE CHAINS!!!!! They cause such...

PLEASE NO CHOKE CHAINS!!!!!

They cause such damage to the dogs trachea and muscles around the neck that some countries in Europe have banned them. They should be banned everywhere.

The...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs March 11th, 2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By tenderfoot
Weighing in...:2cents: People tend to dumb...

Weighing in...:2cents:

People tend to dumb dogs down. They are thrilled to have a 5 word vocabulary - come, sit, down, stay, heel. If you only had a 5 word vocabulary with your best friend it...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior March 3rd, 2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By tenderfoot
Very good reminder for everyone. We talk...

Very good reminder for everyone.

We talk about this as well. If your dog can do a long down/stay or sit/stay no matter what is going on around him then most of your problems are solved. People...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 28th, 2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By tenderfoot
How old is this dog? He sounds like a reckless...

How old is this dog? He sounds like a reckless teenager.
Is he neutered?
How big is his vocabulary?
How much do you engage him every day? Or is he in recess to do as he pleases most of the time?...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 22nd, 2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By tenderfoot
First and foremost your breeder is an IDIOT!!! I...

First and foremost your breeder is an IDIOT!!! I don't like to use that word as I do not like to insult people but WOW!!! Your fault because you changed her name, and the pine trees are the reason...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 15th, 2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By tenderfoot
Most pups will outgrown this stage, but maybe not...

Most pups will outgrown this stage, but maybe not until they are a little more mature.

The answer is in the description - 'Excitement' Pee. The energy you need to reward in all things is...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior February 6th, 2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By tenderfoot
Keep the pup on the leash when hubby comes home...

Keep the pup on the leash when hubby comes home so he doesn't learn to habituate the behavior of running and hiding when he enters the room.

Then after hubby has a chance to relax and unwind, he...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 23rd, 2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By tenderfoot
Dogs learn to pull against the leash because...

Dogs learn to pull against the leash because people GIVE the leash to them to control. The dog steps ahead of the person pulling on the leash and the persons hand goes forward towards the dog and...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 10th, 2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By tenderfoot
Its NOT about spoiling them even more, or...

Its NOT about spoiling them even more, or spoiling them equally.

It's about changing WHAT you are doing, because what you are doing right now is not working for either dog. You have made the DOGS...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 10th, 2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By tenderfoot
So lets frame this picture differently. You...

So lets frame this picture differently.

You have a young child whom you lavish attention on, spend hours with the child simply adoring it and making sure he knows that all of his needs are your...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 8th, 2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By tenderfoot
What food are you feeding? Has anything...

What food are you feeding?

Has anything changed in your life? Schedules. Illness. Arguing. New bones or toys.

The puppy could very well be a part of the trigger to this problem. These...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 8th, 2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By tenderfoot
I must have misunderstood, I thought you had said...

I must have misunderstood, I thought you had said it had all happened since you brought the pup home, and that he was fine with the other Yorkie you brought home. So the timing really isn't a factor...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior January 4th, 2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By tenderfoot
I think the older Pom x doesn't like or...

I think the older Pom x doesn't like or understand the energy of the pup. Not all dogs like puppies. He is overwhelmed and doesn't feel you protecting him from the pup so he is out of sorts. He...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior December 31st, 2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By tenderfoot
She is highly sensitive, insecure, over-bonded,...

She is highly sensitive, insecure, over-bonded, demanding and untrusting - I am sure this also comes with being very loving & smart. ;)

This is the kind of dog that needs you to behave in a very...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior November 4th, 2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By tenderfoot
It's not about being selective - she is clearly...

It's not about being selective - she is clearly telling you she is stressed when you leave. Stress can be exhibited in many ways: soiling, chewing, scratching walls, digging at floors, yowling,...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior November 4th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By tenderfoot
1. They need to teach the pup to go outside -...

1. They need to teach the pup to go outside - otherwise they are teaching going inside is okay and it will be tougher to 'unteach' that.
2. Using a 'reusable' sponge mop shouldn't be so bad if they...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior October 1st, 2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By tenderfoot
Start doing some scent work with him. Take some...

Start doing some scent work with him. Take some string cheese and tie it to a long string. Drag it all over your yard, deck etc in a fun pattern, end the trail with a piece of the cheese. Then ask...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior October 1st, 2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By tenderfoot
Sounds like she learned to trust your neighbors...

Sounds like she learned to trust your neighbors and their dogs at the old address. She doesn't know these people or dogs and she feels threatened -so she is lashing out. I suggest you ask your...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 24th, 2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By tenderfoot
Listen to the wisdom of hazelrunpack.

Listen to the wisdom of hazelrunpack.
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 17th, 2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By tenderfoot
Better to find a group of dogs (without puppies)...

Better to find a group of dogs (without puppies) who he knows and likes to play with. If these people are all friends maybe they can work something out.

But to say it only happens occasionally...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 12th, 2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By tenderfoot
When a dog is nervous of noises or sudden...

When a dog is nervous of noises or sudden movements too close to them it is a good idea to put the dog on a leash for control and to prevent the habit of running away. Then slowly and rhythmically...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 13th, 2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,843
Posted By tenderfoot
Honestly I would be surprised if this is a health...

Honestly I would be surprised if this is a health issue. It seems to be circumstantial.

You need to put a bubble of respect around the children. Through the dog's respect for you he needs to...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 11th, 2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,843
Posted By tenderfoot
Balance in all things. Yes, make all...

Balance in all things. Yes, make all interactions with the kids as positive as possible and controlled. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't correct him for making bad choices. The level of...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 2nd, 2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,843
Posted By tenderfoot
You also need to be very careful about the kids...

You also need to be very careful about the kids interactions with the pup. Children under the age of 9 (of course there are many exceptions) typically don't have the ego force to handle a puppy...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior July 27th, 2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By tenderfoot
LavendarRott offers good advice. Taking the pup...

LavendarRott offers good advice.
Taking the pup to the spot to have a talk isn't going to change anything either. In order to make your message clear you have to catch them in the act or there is...
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