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Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 02-11-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By gaia_bear
In order to get a good eye for the two dogs,...

In order to get a good eye for the two dogs, you'd need multiple videos...editing is a wonderful thing.

I'll try to comment on your observations but I am just learning as well. I don't believe the...
Forum: The Breed Standard 02-03-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By gaia_bear
More than size and colour would have to go into...

More than size and colour would have to go into the consideration of breeding...she is within the standard size wise but how does she measure up everywhere else?

She is a beauty... I have a...
Forum: Agility 02-01-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,230
Posted By gaia_bear
Yeah, that quiet...I can't tolerate any of it...

Yeah, that quiet...I can't tolerate any of it because I have a give me an inch and take a mile dog. So we don't allow any leaking at all, it's been a battle but we're finally making strides.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 02-01-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,825
Posted By gaia_bear
I'm curious how you've used zero verbal...

I'm curious how you've used zero verbal correction in 3 years...your dog has never heard "no"? How do you communicate that they are not doing it right short of only withholding the reward..
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 01-29-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By gaia_bear
Do you have a spotter when you train the finish? ...

Do you have a spotter when you train the finish?

My issue was exactly as baliff described, I was the one throwing his positioning off. Once I started training with a spotter, the problem faded. ...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 01-27-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By gaia_bear
The good thing about bark on command is you can...

The good thing about bark on command is you can use it to teach quiet.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 01-27-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 939
Posted By gaia_bear
I train with a dominant dog collar and a prong as...

I train with a dominant dog collar and a prong as well...as others have mentioned they are just another tool. I have a "special, angry" dog who has potential for handler aggression and it's the...
Forum: General Behavior 01-26-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By gaia_bear
Have you thought about enrolling in a basic...

Have you thought about enrolling in a basic obedience/manners class? It would give you guidance and a starting point.
Forum: Puppy Behavior 01-22-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,176
Posted By gaia_bear
No one has told you to discipline him because...

No one has told you to discipline him because it's not his fault, he's acting the way he is because from what you've said he does not have clear boundaries and has not been shown how to properly act...
Forum: Puppy Behavior 01-22-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By gaia_bear
For saying her name - mark and reward when she...

For saying her name - mark and reward when she looks at you.

Tug is an outlet for a lot of dogs, just teach her to bite the toy rather than you and let her win so she doesn't get frustrated.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 01-22-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By gaia_bear
How old is your pup? Why do you feel that an...

How old is your pup? Why do you feel that an e-collar is needed?
The issues in the house could easily be trained with reward based training if you catch them young enough.

I highly recommend...
Forum: Agility 01-22-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,230
Posted By gaia_bear
I have the same problem but in a different venue....

I have the same problem but in a different venue.

IF he doesn't give me what I'm asking I've put him back in the car before and tried again. It's been a long long battle with lots and lots of...
Forum: Braggs!!! 01-22-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By gaia_bear
Everyone starts somewhere and this is a great...

Everyone starts somewhere and this is a great starting point! Be proud.
Forum: General Behavior 01-22-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By gaia_bear
It's more than a 7 month commitment to improving...

It's more than a 7 month commitment to improving training, it's an ongoing thing that requires A LOT of time which is hard juggling a newborn, puppy antics and making sure everyone gets the proper...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 01-21-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By gaia_bear
Yeah I've heard that A LOT about their dogs,...

Yeah I've heard that A LOT about their dogs, thankfully we have a great relationship and they (the breeders) have been a tremendous help. He loves to work and once he's on he's on. That's the only...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 01-21-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By gaia_bear
[QUOTE=Slamdunc;7582041]Well keeping calm is...

[QUOTE=Slamdunc;7582041]Well keeping calm is definitely a start. You are correct in not fighting with your dog, especially if he is spun up and handler aggression or displaced aggression is a...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 01-21-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By gaia_bear
Training a Challenging Dog...

Last night when leaving training, Cuervo was once again made an example when my trainer stated that "Some people start the sport with a pet, some start with a Lamborghini and then some people start...
Forum: General Information 01-20-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,090
Posted By gaia_bear
Just as an FYI - they are AKC papers in the US...

Just as an FYI - they are AKC papers in the US but may vary depending on where you are located in the world :)
Forum: General Information 01-20-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,090
Posted By gaia_bear
I've been following this since it began and I'll...

I've been following this since it began and I'll offer up my story, while there's no doubt that my dog is purebred I was a little disappointed in the initial selection.

In Cuervo's litter there...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 01-19-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By gaia_bear
What are your plans for the dog? Sport? Family...

What are your plans for the dog?
Sport? Family Pet? Activity Partner?
That will change who you may be recommended to
Forum: General Information 01-19-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By gaia_bear
The right breeder will be able to match you with...

The right breeder will be able to match you with the perfect pup for what you're asking for.

I was never a shepherd person and now I can't picture my house without one..I live by myself in the...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 01-19-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By gaia_bear
I'll bite...I'm partial to bi-colors now that I...

I'll bite...I'm partial to bi-colors now that I own one....I'd like a dark sable at some point in my life.

At least I think he's a bi-color..
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 01-19-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By gaia_bear
I'm a lefty as well, I use a 6' tab on the prong...

I'm a lefty as well, I use a 6' tab on the prong for corrections during heeling and it's still an up and over correction. Most of it is wrist movement.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 01-18-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By gaia_bear
Dog people or not why not just explain that it's...

Dog people or not why not just explain that it's in her best interest to keep her kenneled when people are over?

I can get wanting to have a dog that's stable in the house when people are over but...
Forum: Stories 01-15-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By gaia_bear
Cuervo is a "C" litter dog...I sent his breeders...

Cuervo is a "C" litter dog...I sent his breeders a list of names to pick from and this is the one they picked.

It suits him in many senses..most people go to the tequila and he's about what a...
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