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Forum: Miscellaneous Dog Sports   01-18-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,145
Posted By blackshep
I have to do a huge shout out to my flyball team!...

I have to do a huge shout out to my flyball team!

We broke the NAFA record of 14.657, not once, but THREE times this weekend!

The first time on Saturday, we got a 14.639, well the team we were...
Forum: Miscellaneous Dog Sports   09-29-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 594
Posted By blackshep
Canadian Sport Scent Detection Federation

This is a new scent detection organization starting up in Canada which was launched this past weekend that I attended the meeting for. I believe the plans are to join up with the US NACSW in a way...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods   09-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By blackshep
Don't be in a rush to progress too quickly....

Don't be in a rush to progress too quickly. Changing locations to outdoor hides, different buildings etc is a lot more challenging, you don't want to frustrate a young/green dog by asking too much....
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy   09-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,172
Posted By blackshep
You're right, you're clearly the expert based on...

You're right, you're clearly the expert based on all your nasty, erroneous posts to everyone all the time. I have no idea why you haven't been banned from here yet for your personal attacks.

...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy   09-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,172
Posted By blackshep
I didn't say she was fearful? Where did I say...

I didn't say she was fearful? Where did I say that? I said she had a lower prey drive threshold than I'd like.

Also, we don't do schutzhund anymore, although the group I trained with want me to...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy   09-18-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,172
Posted By blackshep
I didn't say low threshold, but "lower" A...

I didn't say low threshold, but "lower"

A dog with a high threshold won't be moved to protect as easily. And I've done bite work with my dog actually. Want to see some pics?
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy   09-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,172
Posted By blackshep
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/general-infor...

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/general-information/150143-low-threshold-vs-high.html
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy   09-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,172
Posted By blackshep
My WL GSD has a borderline hip, and two others in...

My WL GSD has a borderline hip, and two others in the litter with issues, so that's not true
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding   09-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By blackshep
No problem at all

No problem at all
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy   09-18-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,172
Posted By blackshep
Thresholds are how much of a stimulus a dog can...

Thresholds are how much of a stimulus a dog can take before having a reaction to it.

This explains it better than I can:

Elements of Temperament...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition   09-18-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By blackshep
I could believe that. And I do think if your dog...

I could believe that. And I do think if your dog has a leaky gut it could theoretically help. Leaky gut can cause allergy symptoms BTW

Leaky Gut or Dysbiosis: Root Cause of Pet Health Problems...
Forum: General Information   09-18-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,008
Posted By blackshep
I start at her too, but most times I can't help...

I start at her too, but most times I can't help myself and give her a big hug. She's actually a really good snuggler, surprising considering she's such a wild child. lol
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy   09-17-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,172
Posted By blackshep
It really depends on the dog. I have a...

It really depends on the dog.

I have a WL, and in theory I like them better, however, mine has a low threshold which makes life a little more difficult. But having said that, it's not what you...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   09-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,628
Posted By blackshep
If you want a purebred GSD, next time you will...

If you want a purebred GSD, next time you will have to save those pennies and find a great breeder.

But this guy sure is handsome and I'm glad you've warmed up to him. He looks bright and...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   09-17-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By blackshep
My dog is horrible with using her paws. Ignoring...

My dog is horrible with using her paws. Ignoring her does nothing to stop it, it just seems to be how she plays.

When I was doing protection work with her when she was younger, I would get...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition   09-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By blackshep
Colostrum has been researched fairly heavily....

Colostrum has been researched fairly heavily. Unfortunately, it cannot be absorbed by the gut beyond the first day or so, this is why it is critical to get a young animal (or human) up and nursing...
Forum: Braggs!!!   09-17-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By blackshep
Ha ha! Very cute, congratulations. ...

Ha ha! Very cute, congratulations.

Clearly demonstrating the versatility of the breed. lol
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   09-16-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By blackshep
What certifications? I would stay away from a shy...

What certifications? I would stay away from a shy pup as well. Who is the breeder, can you post a pedigree?

My pup's breeder kept them inside in a big whelping box, eventually they got to...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General)   09-16-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By blackshep
Oh that's so wonderful! How good of you to help...

Oh that's so wonderful! How good of you to help out!
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic)   09-16-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By blackshep
My pup was HORRIBLE about her crate at first. Now...

My pup was HORRIBLE about her crate at first. Now she's wonderful. Just keep at it. Don't go to him when he's crying, wait until he settles. It will get better, but you have to persevere.

My...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   09-16-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By blackshep
Avoid high traffic area's where strange dogs are....

Avoid high traffic area's where strange dogs are. I would be very careful with introducing your pup to full grown dogs unless they are very gentle. If they are too rough or unfriendly you could have...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find)   09-16-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,968
Posted By blackshep
Crates are better for me for a number of reasons....

Crates are better for me for a number of reasons. Keeps the dogs separate, keeps the van from being eaten, also when I'm at tournaments or events with them, I can leave all the doors open and they...
Forum: Basic Care   09-15-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By blackshep
I give periodic baths. It's good for their skin...

I give periodic baths. It's good for their skin to wash off dirt and bacteria :)
Forum: Puppies/Raw Diets   09-15-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By blackshep
It's not recommended to mix kibble and raw...

It's not recommended to mix kibble and raw because they digest differently

also, if you're feeding raw, you have to have to right ratio of organ meat, bone (never cooked bone!) and muscle meat and...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy   09-15-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By blackshep
Yours sounds more like a puppy mill :( ...

Yours sounds more like a puppy mill :(


To the OP - BYB's often ignore health checks. This is a big investment, you're hopefully spending the next 12 years or more with.

Go to a good...
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