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Forum: Training Theory & Methods Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 16,414
Posted By Blanketback
Absolutely! THE USER! And it's infuriating to me...

Absolutely! THE USER! And it's infuriating to me to be likened to these abusive types. IRL, where I don't have to monitor myself, this kind of conversation doesn't last long. It's so incredibly...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,202
Posted By Blanketback
Blitzkrieg, I couldn't agree more. :( I...

Blitzkrieg, I couldn't agree more. :(

I won't argue that medicating a dog in some circumstances might be the better choice, but I'll leave that decision to the experts, the likes of Nicholas...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods Today, 02:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,202
Posted By Blanketback
"At the age of five months, we started working...

"At the age of five months, we started working with a wonderful obedience competition coach by the name of Patty Ruzzo, who employs purely operant conditioning training techniques. Ben blossomed...
Forum: General Information Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,108
Posted By Blanketback
Llombardo, if you want to enjoy the sounds of...

Llombardo, if you want to enjoy the sounds of trickling water without worrying about wiring, you can always just use an extension cord. Our waterfall is set up like that, so it's only running when...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,013
Posted By Blanketback
I can see it too - with ears like that, I'd worry...

I can see it too - with ears like that, I'd worry about having my kneecap kicked to smithereens! :D

JK, OP! He's adorable, and I love his ears!
Forum: General Puppy Stuff Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Blanketback
Are you cleaning up the poo with an enzyme...

Are you cleaning up the poo with an enzyme cleaner? If they can smell the scent, they'll want to go there again. The rain might have something to do with it, if you're not taking her out in it. I...
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Blanketback
That's sad for you, I know how attached to him...

That's sad for you, I know how attached to him you must be. If you're doing this for him, you're a wonderful person to put the pup first. This is a hurdle, at this age, while they're still young and...
Forum: General Information Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,108
Posted By Blanketback
The only time I don't enjoy the sound of running...

The only time I don't enjoy the sound of running water is when I have to go pee :D
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Blanketback
I feel really bad for you, being in this...

I feel really bad for you, being in this situation. Where in Ontario are you located? There are some very knowledgeable members here from Ontario, so they might have an idea for you.

Why did your...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,013
Posted By Blanketback
From that viewpoint, I'd have to say that I think...

From that viewpoint, I'd have to say that I think it would be the vets call - the vet should be able to see if the dog is better or worse with the owner restraining it. I know IME, with all my dogs...
Forum: General Information Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By Blanketback
My pup is a notorious chatterbox, lol. The...

My pup is a notorious chatterbox, lol. The funniest thing is after teaching "Quiet" because that's when you'll hear the weirdest sounds: no more barking, but lots of puffy mutterings, lol. Have fun...
Forum: Basic Care Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Blanketback
She seems fine to me too, and if your vet says so...

She seems fine to me too, and if your vet says so then I'm sure she is. I think vets sometimes overlook too much weight, but never too lean. BTW, we have the same wall colors, lol :) Your puppy's a...
Forum: General Behavior Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Blanketback
Lol Whitney, you're spoiled because you have a...

Lol Whitney, you're spoiled because you have a GSD! Whenever I've been to a dog park, or any place where dogs can run free in a group, there's only a tiny percentage that will recall. I don't think...
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 29,814
Posted By Blanketback
Totally unreal. And I really hate the fact that...

Totally unreal. And I really hate the fact that some people think that what they did was fine, as far as placing the dogs with their friends and associates. Yes, I agree that having to house 39 dogs...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 04-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,013
Posted By Blanketback
I also restrain my own dogs - and not a single...

I also restrain my own dogs - and not a single person is allowed to clamp their muzzles, not even my DH when my pup was in his landshark phase. I think if someone is intimidated by a 13 week old...
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 04-18-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 29,814
Posted By Blanketback
That's why Gov. Cuomo should be apprised of the...

That's why Gov. Cuomo should be apprised of the situation. He's the one that changed how things are done in New York State. He changed it so that each municipality can make their own laws, rather...
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 04-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 29,814
Posted By Blanketback
Placed intact. What a wonderful gift! :( If...

Placed intact. What a wonderful gift! :(
If this doesn't scream "corrupt" then I don't know what does.
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 04-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,013
Posted By Blanketback
Martemchik, if you routinely hold your own...

Martemchik, if you routinely hold your own puppy's mouth shut for biting, then it wouldn't be a problem for you - since your puppy would know that this is what happens in response to a bite. But...
Forum: General Information 04-18-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,108
Posted By Blanketback
Not much larvae in mine either, not with all the...

Not much larvae in mine either, not with all the frogs :)
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 04-18-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,013
Posted By Blanketback
Wow, that's ridiculous. But I've read that...

Wow, that's ridiculous. But I've read that before, so I know it happens. I chose my vet in particular because he has GSDs. I wasn't having a terrible problem with the other vets in the past - just...
Forum: Puppy Behavior 04-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By Blanketback
When I was reprimanding my puppy, I always said...

When I was reprimanding my puppy, I always said "no" and then whatever else I wanted, like "leave it" or "drop it" or "pee outside" - depending on what he was doing that I didn't want. Then I'd give...
Forum: General Information 04-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 440
Posted By Blanketback
Lol, they pick up everything! That's why you have...

Lol, they pick up everything! That's why you have so be so careful around them, to make sure they're learning what we want them to. My pup gets excited when I fill my container with bird seed, or...
Forum: General Information 04-18-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 440
Posted By Blanketback
This is how I train the off-leash heel. It's all...

This is how I train the off-leash heel. It's all verbal cues, words my dog understands already, with the exception of adding "with me" to the "stay" and I much prefer this way over any other method. ...
Forum: Fun and Games Room 04-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 9,600
Posted By Blanketback
My trainer told me that the cap gun was the...

My trainer told me that the cap gun was the perfect positive tool to use, because the dog will positively know not to repeat the behavior. She's certified, so she must be right - right?

ETA: or...
Forum: General Information 04-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,108
Posted By Blanketback
I wanted a water source in my yard, because I...

I wanted a water source in my yard, because I love attracting the wildlife. We used a jacuzzi tub someone had left at the curb, lol. We used a pool liner inside it, so it doesn't leak. A small...
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