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02-27-2014 10:18 PM
holmes11210 Congrats on the puppy. I hope everything turns out great.


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02-26-2014 01:35 PM
Drew Orleans I like it but it's a little long.

Not naming him roux because he's white and my family's golden is named roux.

And no to the R litter question. Just coincidental. Haha
02-26-2014 01:31 PM
zyppi Laissez les bons temps rouler!

As another Louisianian, have you thought of

rougarou (werewolf
or
Roux?

Rex is good.

Is this a boy from the R litter?
02-26-2014 11:42 AM
Drew Orleans Yep.

Names are now down to Rayo, Rex (the all white main mardi gras parade) or Ruffio
02-26-2014 07:30 AM
sourdough44 For a name I'd look to one short & sweet, easy to say and the dog to hear. I often use a whistle more for calling though.
02-25-2014 02:17 PM
Drew Orleans Thanks. I'll start off with it most likely.

Still trying to decide on a name.

He is a WGSD so I was thinking
Rayo-Beam or ray in Spanish
Cane-short for sugar cane. we're from Louisiana
Vape(s)-the contrails that come off of a jet. In the Air Force
Ares-God of war and son of Zeus. Likes dogs.
Cronus-God of the sky; Ruler of the Titans

Any other suggestions?
02-25-2014 01:42 PM
Castlemaid The great thing about clicker training, is that it teaches YOU how to train a dog! I loved how it introduced me to the concept of setting up your dog to succeed and rewarding the success. It showed me how dogs learn, and how we can set up an early foundation where in the dogs mind, learning stuff is the funnest game ever!

It taught me how to break down complex behaviours into small parts and train them one at the time to get the end result you want, and it taught me the importance of timing when rewarding the right behavior.

I actually haven't continued with clicker training since that very first class (just went with different types of classes and clubs), but it was a great foundation for me to learn training basics.
02-25-2014 01:20 PM
mcdanfam Congrats! Can't wait to see pics!


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02-25-2014 01:15 PM
Serbrider BARF vs kibble... A lot of people differ in opinion. I feed Prey Model Raw, I find the bioavailability to be much higher with raw vs kibble, even a high quality kibble. BUT, kibble is convenient. I manage to fit 2 months worth of raw for three animals into my tiny freezer... But then, I don't have anything of my own in there.


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02-25-2014 11:35 AM
zyppi another book I loved
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D

I don't feed raw but do invest in quality kibble.

You can use a clicker or a verbal marker.

here's a freebee you might want to view.
The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers
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