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Forum: Training Theory & Methods Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,295
Posted By Blanketback
"Interestingly, the results did show that 7 dogs...

"Interestingly, the results did show that 7 dogs out of 32 (22%) showed no signs of fear or pain while actually receiving the electronic collar shock which indicates that some dogs bred for high...
Forum: General Behavior Today, 07:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,530
Posted By Blanketback
GSDs are very intuitive, so if everyone is...

GSDs are very intuitive, so if everyone is ostracizing Jane (even slightly) then your dog will react accordingly. You're making an effort to show your dog that she's ok (like the hug) and by...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-21-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By Blanketback
I don't understand why there's a debate in the...

I don't understand why there's a debate in the first place, lol. People who can train without them, do. People who want to explore their options re: training tools, learn about them. People who don't...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,295
Posted By Blanketback
"It is also the trainer's responsibility to know...

"It is also the trainer's responsibility to know when to escalate the stimulus, and when to choose a new one if desired results are not achieved. To continue with stimuli that do not motivate the dog...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 17,489
Posted By Blanketback
Wow, I'd be so pissed if I got a sticker instead...

Wow, I'd be so pissed if I got a sticker instead of candy! :D But seriously, do you notice that these kids that don't get the candy aren't as willing to please?

Have fun out there Bill! :)
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-20-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 17,489
Posted By Blanketback
Happy Easter to you too Bill, and everyone! :) ...

Happy Easter to you too Bill, and everyone! :)

GTF, I just saw your edit: "Rhythm and schedule provide discipline." How do you figure that? Establishing a routine isn't going to affect how a dog...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 17,489
Posted By Blanketback
I think you're misunderstanding, GTF. When you...

I think you're misunderstanding, GTF. When you say you're not allowed to punish the children, are you including situations like pulling their hands back from broken glass to avoid getting cut, or...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 17,489
Posted By Blanketback
I taught "Drop it" exclusively with a clicker -...

I taught "Drop it" exclusively with a clicker - reliable in under 5 minutes, and still going strong 2 years later without ever any noncompliance.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 17,489
Posted By Blanketback
What happened to Ben should never have happened...

What happened to Ben should never have happened in the first place. The trainer that the owner was already using should have been contacted, and that trainer should have instructed the owner on how...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-20-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 17,489
Posted By Blanketback
That I totally understand. But crappy trainers...

That I totally understand. But crappy trainers can ruin a dog without even touching these tools. Why should crappy training enter the conversation?
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-20-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 17,489
Posted By Blanketback
Ahhhhh....deep breath. Why do you need to tell...

Ahhhhh....deep breath. Why do you need to tell people to be careful? Do you assume everyone is sadistic in their methods?
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 04-20-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 17,489
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 04-20-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,295
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 04-20-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,295
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 04-19-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,428
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) 04-19-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,599
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 04-19-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
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 04-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
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 04-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,428
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 04-19-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
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) 04-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,599
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 04-19-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
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 04-19-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
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 04-19-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
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 04-19-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 31,047
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...
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