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Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-21-2014, 11:03 PM
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Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Love it!!! :rofl:

Love it!!! :rofl:
Forum: Health Issues 04-21-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 538
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Wow! I feel lucky that Halo didn't figure it out...

Wow! I feel lucky that Halo didn't figure it out - she's a crafty one. :wild:
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 04-21-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
If your schedule is such that you can't commit to...

If your schedule is such that you can't commit to classes, but you really need guidance, a private trainer is an option. It will be much more expensive, but you can work at your own pace on your own...
Forum: Health Issues 04-21-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 538
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
I'm a little confused - are you putting on and...

I'm a little confused - are you putting on and taking off the collar frequently, or leaving it on him until he gets better?

I've had great luck with a BiteNot collar as an alternative to the...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-20-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Read this link for how I train my dogs to walk on...

Read this link for how I train my dogs to walk on leash: http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/training-our-puppy-basic/346490-how-do-i-stop-leash-pulling.html#post4339746
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat 04-20-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
What are you talking about? :thinking:

What are you talking about? :thinking:
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 04-19-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,637
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Karma for sure. How tragic would this story have...

Karma for sure. How tragic would this story have been if he did manage to kill a non aggressive pet that wasn't a threat to him, when he wasn't even supposed to be at that house in the first place?
Forum: Happy Birthday / Gotcha Day 04-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Wow, 9 years old already! Nice to see you and ...

Wow, 9 years old already! Nice to see you and Wiena here, it's been a long time.
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 04-13-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Read these thread for lots of tips on teaching...

Read these thread for lots of tips on teaching fetch:

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/how-do-i-teach-my-dog/136440-wont-fetch.html
...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 04-12-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
I would get a very solid verbal "down" near you...

I would get a very solid verbal "down" near you before attempting to get a solid "down" at a distance, and I would also expect to have a solid "down" with your hand signal before expecting him to...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 04-12-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Are you talking about using a verbal command...

Are you talking about using a verbal command only, or fading your hand signal so it's more subtle?



Have you tried luring him into a down from a stand position? You can also "capture" the...
Forum: Chat Room 04-12-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,365
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Me too - mine is WAY better than anything I can...

Me too - mine is WAY better than anything I can buy, and it just takes a few minutes to make a batch. This brand of oils and vinegars is available at the grocery store and are really good: o wine...
Forum: Chat Room 04-12-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,365
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
There are only two of us, but I love using my...

There are only two of us, but I love using my slow cooker. Most of my recipes end up making around 8 servings - 4 meals. We'll have something two nights in a row and I freeze the rest for two meals...
Forum: Take a Poll 04-11-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 13,258
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Seriously? You know exactly what I meant, but if...

Seriously? You know exactly what I meant, but if you'd rather persist and get an official warning that can be arranged.
Forum: Breeding - General 04-11-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
He's wrong. :)

He's wrong. :)
Forum: General Information 04-11-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
All the dogs in the banner belonged to board...

All the dogs in the banner belonged to board members. There was a contest in January 2010 where people could submit photos, and then the board owners selected a few and made the banner. Most of the...
Forum: Take a Poll 04-11-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 13,258
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
***Stop with the snarky comments. If you can't...

***Stop with the snarky comments. If you can't find a way to say what you want to say without bashing other board members, keep your thoughts to yourself. That goes for everyone in this thread.
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 04-09-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,171
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
What a cutie-pie! :wub:

What a cutie-pie! :wub:
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 04-09-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
I buy because it's easy and I'm lazy, lol. My...

I buy because it's easy and I'm lazy, lol. My current favorite is Real Meat dog food, which is basically air dried meat and not a lot else. It doesn't need to be refrigerated and comes in perfect...
Forum: General Information 04-07-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,930
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Keep your doors locked. That will solve this...

Keep your doors locked. That will solve this particular issue.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-06-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
She's only half on the mats. :poke:

She's only half on the mats. :poke:
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 04-06-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 391
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
^ This. Ten minutes is actually a pretty long...

^ This. Ten minutes is actually a pretty long time to expect an 11 week old puppy to remain engaged with you. It would be better to break that up into several shorter sessions.
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 04-06-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
It does. :) While there are certainly situations...

It does. :) While there are certainly situations where my dogs MUST do what I tell them to do, (and I'll make them if I have to), the more I can train them motivationally, the better. If my dogs WANT...
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 04-06-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
I would give it a few days at the 1/4 new, 3/4...

I would give it a few days at the 1/4 new, 3/4 old food and see how that goes. If it doesn't get any better I'd probably keep him on the old food for awhile.

I usually do a fairly quick switch,...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 04-06-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By Cassidy's Mom
Praise is not inherently reinforcing for puppies,...

Praise is not inherently reinforcing for puppies, so that would be a definitely pass for me. :) Food IS inherently reinforcing, so for a trainer to dismiss it as the main reward for a puppy class...
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