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Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) Today, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 170
Posted By Bear L
Mine were transitioned in increments of time. ...

Mine were transitioned in increments of time. First time it's 30 min, then 1 hr, then 2 hrs, so on. By the time she's almost 1 she had free roam of the house. She'd have it much sooner if she was...
Forum: General Information Today, 02:01 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,898
Posted By Bear L
It sounds like you'll make a great dog owner. ...

It sounds like you'll make a great dog owner.

There are plenty of people in the USA (and other countries) who keep their dogs outside, especially people with working farms. The dogs are loved...
Forum: Holistic/Homeopathic Practices 01-03-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By Bear L
One of my dogs is only 9 lbs and never hikes so...

One of my dogs is only 9 lbs and never hikes so he gets very little, sometimes none. The other two are 62lbs and 55lbs. The fosters don't get it regularly nor the maximum dosage as I never have...
Forum: Holistic/Homeopathic Practices 01-03-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By Bear L
I feed garlic regularly and make homemade natural...

I feed garlic regularly and make homemade natural spray (ie. citronella, lemongrass, cedar wood). The only two things with the spray is 1) you've to make sure it covers the dog in its entirety or...
Forum: Miscellaneous Dog Sports 01-01-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Bear L
I'm not in Washington but my dogs love the barn...

I'm not in Washington but my dogs love the barn hunt! The GSD needs no encouragement. The cattle dog - they have to show him there's mice in the tube to get him going, otherwise he'd rather roll...
Forum: General Behavior 12-30-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By Bear L
Can you tell if your dog is herding, hunting or...

Can you tell if your dog is herding, hunting or playing? Teaching it to herd can give you the obedience you need to prevent her from not listening to you again.

In the mean time, you may need a...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 12-27-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,535
Posted By Bear L
Your dog looks so fun!!!! For dock diving, he...

Your dog looks so fun!!!! For dock diving, he looks like he may also excel in extreme vertical dog jumps.

I've a cattle dog at home and he is the lazy version with crazy mixed in.
Forum: General Behavior 12-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Bear L
When I moved, the GSD was potty trained at the...

When I moved, the GSD was potty trained at the old house but went inside the new house once. I started taking her out on schedule and using the potty word "go potty" in the backyard like we did when...
Forum: General Behavior 12-12-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Bear L
Are both of these puppies males? If so, that...

Are both of these puppies males? If so, that could be an explanation.
Forum: Stories 12-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bear L
Could it have been one of the live stock guardian...

Could it have been one of the live stock guardian dogs, like a ovcharka? Those are generally very large and have intense stares.
Forum: Puppy Behavior 12-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Bear L
Mine is sweeter and lower energy during heat...

Mine is sweeter and lower energy during heat time, even the first one she got under 1 year old. I still swim and off leash hike with her but just not in a dog group setting and leashed when there...
Forum: Health Issues 12-03-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Bear L
I found keeping the dogs warm help them not cough...

I found keeping the dogs warm help them not cough as much, especially in this cold weather. I placed a little heating dish next to the crate and the sick dog would gravitate towards it. Or keep the...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 12-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bear L
This is the key. If this is the first time you...

This is the key. If this is the first time you nicked the dog, how did you know that was the right level for the dog? By intro, it is about teaching the dog what the nick mean, not just wearing the...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 12-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bear L
It sounds like you created a superstitious...

It sounds like you created a superstitious behavior that happens when the collar is not introduced properly. The reaction is not normal. I'd advise to not continue it the way you have.
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 11-27-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,137
Posted By Bear L
Your puppy sounds like my dog. My dog is...

Your puppy sounds like my dog. My dog is genetically weak nerved in that regard and has been professionally evaluated by several trainers (including the local IPO director) that she's not a...
Forum: General Information 11-25-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,711
Posted By Bear L
Everything you asked I think is not really any...

Everything you asked I think is not really any barrier for a dog who is of average temperament.

I've fostered mature dogs that didn't know what a dog bed, dog toy are and how to interact with...
Forum: General Behavior 11-23-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By Bear L
Here's my limited fostering experience. Usually...

Here's my limited fostering experience. Usually when a foster dog comes in, my resident shepherd is cautious towards it and will be even a bit upset and watch the new dog like a hawk, especially if...
Forum: General Behavior 11-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bear L
If you're nervous then the dog will pick it up,...

If you're nervous then the dog will pick it up, no matter what method you tried. I see this often in my nervy shepherd. She's already not very confident and to have someone not confident to be...
Forum: General Information 11-14-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Bear L
Does your friend know of local rescues that...

Does your friend know of local rescues that specializes in LGDs? If so, the rescue can also help provide some pointers, especially about which breeders to avoid... that's just base on my familiarity...
Forum: General Behavior 11-14-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bear L
How about the desensitization method. Walk by the...

How about the desensitization method. Walk by the dog and drop food (no look / touch / don't stop). Then work slowly to stopping very briefly, then longer periods, then looking, touching etc. ...
Forum: General Behavior 11-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Bear L
It can be his hormones are coming off stronger....

It can be his hormones are coming off stronger. One of my dogs (neutered male) takes offense of intact growing males much more than others, and some of those intact males are just like your's -...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 10-20-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By Bear L
Ruffwear Omnijore Dog Joring System

Has anyone try the "Ruffwear Omnijore Dog Joring System"?

Ruffwear Omnijore Dog Joring System (http://www.rei.com/product/825293/ruffwear-omnijore-dog-joring-system)

For those that do joring,...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 10-08-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Bear L
If you're looking for activities that are easy on...

If you're looking for activities that are easy on you - swimming, biking, or making the dog fetch by standing on the top of a hill and let the dog go up and down. The steeper the better for my dog...
Forum: General Behavior 09-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By Bear L
He sounds like a typical playful young shepherd...

He sounds like a typical playful young shepherd that needs an outlet for his energy if you don't want him bothering the other dog. The nip and barking sounds like all playfulness.

Keep in mind...
Forum: Puppies/Raw Diets 09-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,281
Posted By Bear L
I use ZiwiPeak for my raw fed dogs. Those are...

I use ZiwiPeak for my raw fed dogs. Those are air dried real meals that I don't feel bad when I have to give out a bunch of those throughout the day as I can balance their raw meals by decreasing...
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