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Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   05-18-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Liesje
It may be something to build on. As a youngster,...

It may be something to build on. As a youngster, my dog was not super motivated for anything except food. His drive for the ball (and subsequent reluctance to out it) is definitely a monster I...
Forum: Chat Room   05-17-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Liesje
I think most/all(?) state campgrounds in Michigan...

I think most/all(?) state campgrounds in Michigan allow dogs but usually it's only IN the campground (not on the beaches unless there is a specified dog beach and not on most trails). Platte River...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   05-17-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Liesje
Depends on the dog, the training, the frame of...

Depends on the dog, the training, the frame of mind. I have one dog who was, is, and always will be sloooow to out the ball on a string type toy (tugs, fine...frisbees and other toys, not a problem)....
Forum: Breeding - General   05-04-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Liesje
If they are not for breeding, I would get the...

If they are not for breeding, I would get the female spayed when she is 2 years old. Then you won't always have to separate them while she is in heat and you won't risk other loose male dogs getting...
Forum: Critique My Dog   05-02-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By Liesje
Beautiful, looks purebred GSD to me. I like her...

Beautiful, looks purebred GSD to me. I like her more masculine head and her thick coat. She looks a bit heavy too me, I would take a bit of weight off. Very nice find in a rescue dog!
Forum: The Breed Standard   04-27-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By Liesje
To me the "plush" coated dog are long coats that...

To me the "plush" coated dog are long coats that have really thick, soft, fluffy coats. There are long coats that look/feel almost NO different than a stock coat except for the ear fringes and maybe...
Forum: The Breed Standard   04-20-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,610
Posted By Liesje
I can only speak to flyball and agility, but...

I can only speak to flyball and agility, but increasing height does not increase speed. By increasing height, you're increasing the length of the dog (since a GSD needs to meet a certain ratio, and...
Forum: Agility   04-13-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Liesje
Haha I love the reaction on the teeter!!

Haha I love the reaction on the teeter!!
Forum: Agility   04-13-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Liesje
Willy that means "A-Run Saturday Run" and "A-Run...

Willy that means "A-Run Saturday Run" and "A-Run Sunday without words". Not really sure what those titles mean in context but they don't look like dog names.

This is the dog, owner's name is Alisa...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find)   04-10-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Liesje
In my opinion, the "best" wire crate means the...

In my opinion, the "best" wire crate means the sturdiest wire gauge. This isn't limited to one brand, as it seems most of the big brands sell models with various gauges and the price often depends on...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   04-10-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By Liesje
Hm, she is on FB as well, maybe try FB message?

Hm, she is on FB as well, maybe try FB message?
Forum: Training Theory & Methods   04-10-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,164
Posted By Liesje
My training experience is all over the place....

My training experience is all over the place. Some sports I have what I think is quite a bit (several levels of titles on multiple dogs, considerable time training, at one time competing at least one...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   04-10-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By Liesje
Yep, over time she will get into the habit of...

Yep, over time she will get into the habit of returning with the other ball and you will be able to have the second ball visible and ready to throw. I'm now at a point with my disc dog that I need to...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   04-10-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By Liesje
I have the same problems when I introduced my...

I have the same problems when I introduced my dogs to disc sports. They catch a throw or roller and immediately drop that disc and I have to spend the entire session running around after them picking...
Forum: Chat Room   03-24-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,043
Posted By Liesje
They are one of my absolutely favorite...

They are one of my absolutely favorite breeds.....that I will never own. I think they have a presence like few breeds really have, but like others have said, their tendency to be aggressive and...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   03-20-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,906
Posted By Liesje
Well, I'm not really sure how to respond other...

Well, I'm not really sure how to respond other than to say it sounds like making a mountain out of a molehill? As others have said, if you've already been competing in Schutzhund, ask the people you...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   03-19-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,906
Posted By Liesje
FWIW I wouldn't put a lot of weight behind...

FWIW I wouldn't put a lot of weight behind breeder socialization. If you're looking for a puppy, I'm assuming you're getting this puppy around age 7-10 weeks? Or are you looking for a green dog?...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees   03-17-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Liesje
What Alexis said, it's all training. Dogs who are...

What Alexis said, it's all training. Dogs who are being campaigned to win a Sieger show are often being conditioned 2-3 hours a day heading into a major show. It doesn't mean they have more or less...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic)   03-09-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Liesje
If you're considering trying IPO, then no I would...

If you're considering trying IPO, then no I would not use a puppy sleeve or any other bite targets on the body until you're working with a good club/helper. For now, get some tugs and redirect your...
Forum: Chat Room   03-07-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,252
Posted By Liesje
A colleague of mine was robbed and shot 1.5...

A colleague of mine was robbed and shot 1.5 blocks from my house in front of a school a few weeks ago, and we live in a safe, urban neighborhood. Luckily he is OK, and they caught someone that was...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   03-02-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,049
Posted By Liesje
I'm sorry your puppy has a heart problem. ...

I'm sorry your puppy has a heart problem.

Many breeders don't bring their litters to a vet because they can do their own vaccines. If there are no outward concerns, sometimes the vet's office is...
Forum: Miscellaneous Dog Sports   02-23-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Liesje
I agree with starting with rally, that will give...

I agree with starting with rally, that will give you the obedience and control angle, but not as strict as formal competitive obedience and more variety. My experience in rally was that people are...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   02-23-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By Liesje
For IPO, I wouldn't worry about his conformation...

For IPO, I wouldn't worry about his conformation being a disadvantage or more likely to get injured. IPO doesn't have a lot of repetitive motions and the amount of time the dog is actually working...
Forum: Chat Room   01-11-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By Liesje
My heart dog is our rescue dog, Coke. He is 9.5...

My heart dog is our rescue dog, Coke. He is 9.5 years old, very healthy dog. People are amazed at his age, his only problem is two very small fatty tumors on his underside. I always tell my husband...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   01-10-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By Liesje
The second kennel you listed do not breed working...

The second kennel you listed do not breed working lines. The first kennel's site is down and I have not heard of them before, but found their ad on another site where they claim to produce quite a...
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