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Mike's Memorial Ask a Trainer Thread

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by G20man32904, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. G20man32904

    G20man32904 Deceased

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    YEP! Well said!:wavey: :supergrin:
     
  2. Omphaloskepsis

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    G20 ... a few times in this thread you have said that there should be No Roughousing! Why is that?
     


  3. G20man32904

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    It is not a game in which you (as a human) can win (while speaking dog).

    Very rarely will you see the Alpha wolf "play" with another wolf. The Alpha knows all, see's all. :supergrin:
     
  4. Blinky

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    :banana:

    Nice to know that we are on the same page.
     
  5. supra98

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    ok , anybody who can help, how do i stop my dog from running out the gate and going down the street when i open it. if i call him he'll come back, but i shouldnt have to do that, he should just stay put right when he walks out the gate??...( i kno wi asked this already, but now its getting annoying)...
     
  6. CentralMsGunFan

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    I dont open the gate when my dog is excited...i make sure she is calm, submissive, and sitting before i open. If i walk out and she is up on the gate going crazy. I give her a firm off command. Then the sit command...when she sits...the door is open. Do that consistently for a while...he or she will catch on.
     
  7. supra98

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    tried but he will sit with his tail wagging then he lays downs, gets back up the runs around in circles...he wont stop...
     
  8. CentralMsGunFan

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    Then the door doesnt get open...you might want to practice a a few times a day for a while...giving him a treat when he does it right...and all that jazz...G20 or Blinky can prob give more advice
     
  9. G20man32904

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    Central has the right idea. How about using that leash thing?:wavey:
    The gate DOES NOT open until he is calm, cool, and collected.:)
     
  10. Blinky

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    That's about it.


    Grab the leash before you open the gate. Make sure their is some slack in it if he trys to bolt give him a very stern correction.
     
  11. supra98

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    ok thanks to everyone for helping, gotta remember he was a stray before i brought him in, so i dont knoe how his past affects his behavior problems, NOW if u guys can help me again ill be happier, my boy doesnt like to play with balls, whatsoever, no fetch nothing, i can throw him a ball, catch it in his mouth, then he'll drop it and move on...how do i get him to fetch??...
     
  12. G20man32904

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    No problem Sup, thats what we are here for. :wavey:
    Ball "drive" is difficult to teach, some dogs have it, and some don't. Try getting him to chew on a ball that you can hide treats in. Like this one
    Link
     
  13. CentralMsGunFan

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    yo G I got one for you. Ball drive on my dog is awesome, She will run and go get it, bring it back, BUT doesnt want to drop it. Is there a methoid to teaching to drop?
     
  14. G20man32904

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    Easy one,
    Play on a 30ft lead and tell her to "out" in a deep guttural tone. When she doesn't do it, give a light leash correction and a NO! Out!!
    When she drops it, lots of praise! Repeat often :) :supergrin:
     
  15. supra98

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    ok how bout weather??, do dogs tolerate that more than us??, 24 degrees outside do i leave my dog outside, or bring him in?
     
  16. G20man32904

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    Sup,

    Why on Earth would you ever leave him out? He is a pack driven animal and should usually be with his pack. Bring him on in and make a comfortable space just for him. Doesn't need to be much or anything fancy, an old blanket thrown in a corner somewhere.
    Bring him in.
     
  17. supra98

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    ok thanks, i figured he doesnt get as cold as we do, after all he is the to protect my backyard so i didnt think of him being warm...
     
  18. SKeefe

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    I've mentioned our 8-9 month old Maltese in this thread before. He has been potty trained fairly well for the past couple of months now (one accident every couple of weeks if I fed him to late in the evening maybe).

    Anyway, all of a sudden he has started going in the house again, mainly at night. During the day when we are not home, we block off our hallway and keep him in there. At night when we sleep, he sleeps in his bed (which is beside our bed), and if he gets up he can only go out into the hallway as we keep it blocked off then too. Like I said, he has recently started using the bathroom in the house again at night.

    We feed him three times a day, in the morning at about 8:00, at lunch at about 12:00, and then at about 6:00 or 7:00 in the evening. He usually ends up going to the bathroom in the house after midnight (I've caught him a few times).

    What is the deal with this? Why did he suddenly go back to his old ways, and what can I do?
     
  19. G20man32904

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    A)Because he can
    B)Because he has to go

    What you can do is crate him at night, not block off an area for him.
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    It is a very easy solution...
    Good Luck
     
  20. supra98

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    obedience?, whay not in public?, ok my boy listens to me very good when its just him and me, or when im around my roomates, BUT i took him to petmart yesterday and he went crazy, he didnt want to sit, walk on the leash right..nothin made me look bad, why?