Search found 171 matches

by Missymay
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: rescuing(adopting) and rescuing (saving from pet shops)
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

I work the other side and can tell you what generally happens to unbought petstore puppies here in the states. The petstore owner is not going to take a loss on the merchandise. The dogs are returned to the mill. What happens to them there depends on the miller. Some are sold to the public at large ...
by Missymay
Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Major pulling on leash issues..... help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

My method for LLW: This is not by any means the only method I have for llw. In fact, it has very little to do with the lead at all. It is all about teaching a dog that the most reinforcing place to be is at your left side. Again, this is not a heel, just loose lead. But once learned, it can easily b...
by Missymay
Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Victoria/Cesar stand off!!
Replies: 140
Views: 35542

Mattie, I do the same on the other forum. Ash posts on behavior, Merlin on rescue, Kaluha on abuse and mills and Angel, Demon and Pricess on whatever else I come across. As to Cesar having his place, the things he says I agree with are not unique to him. Any good trainer will tell you the same. Dogs...
by Missymay
Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Dog's body language
Replies: 15
Views: 21324

Gotta love Donaldson, don't ya? She is one of my favorites.
by Missymay
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does your dog wear clothes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1862

My poms do not usually wear clothing, except for the occasional photo op or a snazzy bandana, but the pug has an assortment of sweaters and jog suits to keep her warm in the cold weather. I also tend to put sweaters or coats on any chi fosters I get this time of year.
by Missymay
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is Everyone's Opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 3758

I do rescue work and rescue workers tend to get lumped in with AR groups like PETA a lot.

I am not a fan. They have an agenda that includes the abolishment of pet dogs and cats completely.

They are radical and extreme and very capable of putting on a beguiling face to fool the general public.
by Missymay
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small victories = big thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

Mattie is right, there are no small victories, only small steps in a journey. Every advance, not matter how small, should be celebrated to the fullest.
by Missymay
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small victories = big thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

Great job, Murphey!!!
by Missymay
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Victoria/Cesar stand off!!
Replies: 140
Views: 35542

Nettle, I don't know about there, but here, people seem to think R+ based trainers are one trick ponies. But we really do have a lot of different techniques available to us, don't we? It's not just feed and feed and feed. I have a little pommy girl who would move the world to get you to throw the ba...
by Missymay
Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog scared of Clicker -finger click ok?
Replies: 10
Views: 3781

I've used those little bug clickers for dogs who are frightened of the clicker and they work well. Other possibilities would include ball point pens (as mentioned), baby food lids or one of those digital clickers. I get a lot of mill dogs and they are frightened of the click but the ping from the di...
by Missymay
Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Victoria/Cesar stand off!!
Replies: 140
Views: 35542

I don't know that I would say that different breeds need different training as much as I would say that different breeds are motivated by different things. With any dog, I would try to find what that dog finds highly reinforcing and use that. I would still strive to get the behavior than mark and re...
by Missymay
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Victoria/Cesar stand off!!
Replies: 140
Views: 35542

Doesn't work on husbands. They are abberant creatures, incapable of learning and the one species for which I advocate dominance theory and shock collars.
by Missymay
Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Victoria/Cesar stand off!!
Replies: 140
Views: 35542

MAttie, I don't dispute that children learn by OC, CC or, as i your example, extinction, but my point was that dogs do not have the ability to learn by example or have you explain what you want and they can do it or many of the other ways children learn. While dog training can work on children, not ...
by Missymay
Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Victoria/Cesar stand off!!
Replies: 140
Views: 35542

Of course with an all positive method all you can teach is one side, because there is never a consequence for the wrong behavior. This is just a huge peeve of mine. A positive only method would be R+/P+. Both of these quads are adding a consequence. I don't know anyone who would use only these two ...
by Missymay
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Dogs and I are Bored! Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 3034

Rally Obedience. You don't need a lot of room for it and it is fun.

Mattie, two left feet. I couldn't dance if I tried. But I can heel to music :D