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Forum: Miscellaneous Dog Sports 09-29-2014, 02:01 PM
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Posted By blackshep
Canadian Sport Scent Detection Federation

This is a new scent detection organization starting up in Canada which was launched this past weekend that I attended the meeting for. I believe the plans are to join up with the US NACSW in a way...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 09-29-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By blackshep
Don't be in a rush to progress too quickly....

Don't be in a rush to progress too quickly. Changing locations to outdoor hides, different buildings etc is a lot more challenging, you don't want to frustrate a young/green dog by asking too much....
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By blackshep
You're right, you're clearly the expert based on...

You're right, you're clearly the expert based on all your nasty, erroneous posts to everyone all the time. I have no idea why you haven't been banned from here yet for your personal attacks.

...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-18-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By blackshep
I didn't say she was fearful? Where did I say...

I didn't say she was fearful? Where did I say that? I said she had a lower prey drive threshold than I'd like.

Also, we don't do schutzhund anymore, although the group I trained with want me to...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By blackshep
I didn't say low threshold, but "lower" A...

I didn't say low threshold, but "lower"

A dog with a high threshold won't be moved to protect as easily. And I've done bite work with my dog actually. Want to see some pics?
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By blackshep
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/general-infor...

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/general-information/150143-low-threshold-vs-high.html
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-18-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By blackshep
My WL GSD has a borderline hip, and two others in...

My WL GSD has a borderline hip, and two others in the litter with issues, so that's not true
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 09-18-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By blackshep
No problem at all

No problem at all
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-18-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By blackshep
Thresholds are how much of a stimulus a dog can...

Thresholds are how much of a stimulus a dog can take before having a reaction to it.

This explains it better than I can:

Elements of Temperament...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 09-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By blackshep
I could believe that. And I do think if your dog...

I could believe that. And I do think if your dog has a leaky gut it could theoretically help. Leaky gut can cause allergy symptoms BTW

Leaky Gut or Dysbiosis: Root Cause of Pet Health Problems...
Forum: General Information 09-18-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,315
Posted By blackshep
I start at her too, but most times I can't help...

I start at her too, but most times I can't help myself and give her a big hug. She's actually a really good snuggler, surprising considering she's such a wild child. lol
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-17-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By blackshep
It really depends on the dog. I have a...

It really depends on the dog.

I have a WL, and in theory I like them better, however, mine has a low threshold which makes life a little more difficult. But having said that, it's not what you...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 09-17-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,990
Posted By blackshep
If you want a purebred GSD, next time you will...

If you want a purebred GSD, next time you will have to save those pennies and find a great breeder.

But this guy sure is handsome and I'm glad you've warmed up to him. He looks bright and...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 09-17-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By blackshep
My dog is horrible with using her paws. Ignoring...

My dog is horrible with using her paws. Ignoring her does nothing to stop it, it just seems to be how she plays.

When I was doing protection work with her when she was younger, I would get...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 09-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By blackshep
Colostrum has been researched fairly heavily....

Colostrum has been researched fairly heavily. Unfortunately, it cannot be absorbed by the gut beyond the first day or so, this is why it is critical to get a young animal (or human) up and nursing...
Forum: Braggs!!! 09-17-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By blackshep
Ha ha! Very cute, congratulations. ...

Ha ha! Very cute, congratulations.

Clearly demonstrating the versatility of the breed. lol
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 09-16-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By blackshep
What certifications? I would stay away from a shy...

What certifications? I would stay away from a shy pup as well. Who is the breeder, can you post a pedigree?

My pup's breeder kept them inside in a big whelping box, eventually they got to...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 09-16-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By blackshep
Oh that's so wonderful! How good of you to help...

Oh that's so wonderful! How good of you to help out!
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 09-16-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By blackshep
My pup was HORRIBLE about her crate at first. Now...

My pup was HORRIBLE about her crate at first. Now she's wonderful. Just keep at it. Don't go to him when he's crying, wait until he settles. It will get better, but you have to persevere.

My...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 09-16-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By blackshep
Avoid high traffic area's where strange dogs are....

Avoid high traffic area's where strange dogs are. I would be very careful with introducing your pup to full grown dogs unless they are very gentle. If they are too rough or unfriendly you could have...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 09-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,398
Posted By blackshep
Crates are better for me for a number of reasons....

Crates are better for me for a number of reasons. Keeps the dogs separate, keeps the van from being eaten, also when I'm at tournaments or events with them, I can leave all the doors open and they...
Forum: Basic Care 09-15-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By blackshep
I give periodic baths. It's good for their skin...

I give periodic baths. It's good for their skin to wash off dirt and bacteria :)
Forum: Puppies/Raw Diets 09-15-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By blackshep
It's not recommended to mix kibble and raw...

It's not recommended to mix kibble and raw because they digest differently

also, if you're feeding raw, you have to have to right ratio of organ meat, bone (never cooked bone!) and muscle meat and...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 09-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By blackshep
Yours sounds more like a puppy mill :( ...

Yours sounds more like a puppy mill :(


To the OP - BYB's often ignore health checks. This is a big investment, you're hopefully spending the next 12 years or more with.

Go to a good...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 09-12-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,785
Posted By blackshep
The one I went to was 2-1/2 hours away. ...

The one I went to was 2-1/2 hours away.

You can watch some vids online too, maybe some here can recommend some good ones.

It's just little things that if they learn it sloppy you have to go...
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