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Forum: Training Theory & Methods Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Bear L
Have you seen this work on weak nerve dogs?

Have you seen this work on weak nerve dogs?
Forum: General Information Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By Bear L
I spend a lot of time cleaning after the dogs...

I spend a lot of time cleaning after the dogs daily and it is never enough time... I just keep reminding myself that a dirty home with dogs is better than a clean home without dogs. It does get to...
Forum: Rescue Stories & Where are they now? Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,600
Posted By Bear L
My dog sniffs a lot and she's not a bomb dog. ...

My dog sniffs a lot and she's not a bomb dog. She can keep her head down sniffing the ENTIRE off leash walk for two hours. I used to wonder about her sniffing obsession but seems like she's less...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,372
Posted By Bear L
If introduced properly - meaning the dog knows...

If introduced properly - meaning the dog knows why it got the stim, knows how to turn it off, timed correctly - it is very black and white for the dog. One of the benefit for my dog is it's...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-22-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,372
Posted By Bear L
There are many reasons why different dogs need...

There are many reasons why different dogs need ecollar. For me, ecollar will likely be a lifetime tool even though I don't use it often except like another poster said, it's an insurance policy, a...
Forum: Health Issues 04-19-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,669
Posted By Bear L
It took my non-GSD male dog one year of terrible...

It took my non-GSD male dog one year of terrible skin, stuff oozing out, hot spots, plugged anal glands, some restless nights, chewing himself raw, low energy (just sleeps and drags his feet on...
Forum: General Information 04-17-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,439
Posted By Bear L
Free option - get free wood chips from tree...

Free option - get free wood chips from tree trimming companies who will also deliver for free. Lay it down about 6 inches to 1 ft, and prob more at the bottom of slope. It can help you level the...
Forum: General Behavior 04-16-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Bear L
It is so girlie! =) Maybe I should get one for...

It is so girlie! =) Maybe I should get one for my female shepherd to make her more friendly looking.

Did it work out for the bike ride?
Forum: General Behavior 04-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Bear L
The only time my shepherd did this was when I was...

The only time my shepherd did this was when I was using a black harness that I thought was better for her. After couple days later I found out why she wasn't too thrilled with the bike rides...
Forum: General Information 04-12-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By Bear L
If you don't mind adopting an adult, there are...

If you don't mind adopting an adult, there are calmer versions of border collie X australian cattle dog. They have good energy, easy going, fun dogs but not super hyper since they are adults and you...
Forum: Breeding - General 04-07-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,691
Posted By Bear L
I'll send you a PM. A trainer I've worked with...

I'll send you a PM. A trainer I've worked with is a local San Jose IPO club director and he also breeds. He may be able to refer you to someone. There is also the IPO club in Menlo Park if you...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 04-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Bear L
Some ideas: Can you first get him excited...

Some ideas:

Can you first get him excited (ie. tug, OB with food) around the stairs first then run up 1 stair step to do a tug/OB there, or lure with food? If he gets comfortable and excited...
Forum: General Behavior 03-25-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By Bear L
It takes some dogs a while to settle and their...

It takes some dogs a while to settle and their true nature to show. Whatever you see the first 3 weeks are likely not it or not all of it. Once a dog settles they normally become more playful if...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 03-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By Bear L
is she chewing on grass or leaves outside?

is she chewing on grass or leaves outside?
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 03-23-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By Bear L
Do you know for certain it's aggression? Some...

Do you know for certain it's aggression? Some dogs play that way - with a growl and bite to the neck. You mentioned he did not bite down and will retreat which made me wonder if it may just be...
Forum: General Information 03-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By Bear L
I've a little 8 pounder who gained some weight /...

I've a little 8 pounder who gained some weight / muscle after I got my GSD because the GSD gave the little one good daily workout plays. =)

#1 advice - be fair to both dogs. If GSD is...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 03-18-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bear L
Thanks for the tip on Joel! He's almost 2 hrs...

Thanks for the tip on Joel! He's almost 2 hrs away from me.... hmm... decisions decisions....
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 03-18-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Bear L
Another vote for Einstein!

Another vote for Einstein!
Forum: Finding a Good Trainer 03-17-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Bear L
Another +1 for Lisa from me too. She helped me...

Another +1 for Lisa from me too. She helped me with mine and that's where mine went for boarding and came back happy.
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 03-17-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Bear L
It's a border terrier.

It's a border terrier.
Forum: Basic Care 03-13-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Bear L
For the vulva size - my girl never got back her...

For the vulva size - my girl never got back her pre-heat day's vulva size. It's not always big like when she's in heat but never that small size anymore. Same goes for the nipples.

There is NO...
Forum: Basic Care 03-13-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Bear L
Mine starts to blow her coat few months before...

Mine starts to blow her coat few months before till the heat is here or over.

It comes about every 5 months.

Affectionate during heat. Normally she's not the affectionate type.

She...
Forum: General Behavior 03-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Bear L
One possible explanation is that is how some dogs...

One possible explanation is that is how some dogs play. They watch from a distance, body flat to the ground, silently, waiting for another dog to come close then they pounce and play. My two dogs...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 02-22-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By Bear L
My dogs get raw eggs, raw goat milk, cooked sweet...

My dogs get raw eggs, raw goat milk, cooked sweet potatoes, fruits and sometimes brown rice in addition to their raw meals. When I've too much veggies in the yard, like kale, I'll blend them and add...
Forum: Chat Room 02-21-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,309
Posted By Bear L
At the time I thought of adopting an Akita, I...

At the time I thought of adopting an Akita, I contacted an Akita breeder about the potential dog to dog aggression in the breed. The breeder told me not to adopt because it is a possibility that it...
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