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Forum: General Behavior 12-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Bear L
When I moved, the GSD was potty trained at the...

When I moved, the GSD was potty trained at the old house but went inside the new house once. I started taking her out on schedule and using the potty word "go potty" in the backyard like we did when...
Forum: General Behavior 12-12-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Bear L
Are both of these puppies males? If so, that...

Are both of these puppies males? If so, that could be an explanation.
Forum: Stories 12-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By Bear L
Could it have been one of the live stock guardian...

Could it have been one of the live stock guardian dogs, like a ovcharka? Those are generally very large and have intense stares.
Forum: Puppy Behavior 12-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Bear L
Mine is sweeter and lower energy during heat...

Mine is sweeter and lower energy during heat time, even the first one she got under 1 year old. I still swim and off leash hike with her but just not in a dog group setting and leashed when there...
Forum: Health Issues 12-03-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Bear L
I found keeping the dogs warm help them not cough...

I found keeping the dogs warm help them not cough as much, especially in this cold weather. I placed a little heating dish next to the crate and the sick dog would gravitate towards it. Or keep the...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 12-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,041
Posted By Bear L
This is the key. If this is the first time you...

This is the key. If this is the first time you nicked the dog, how did you know that was the right level for the dog? By intro, it is about teaching the dog what the nick mean, not just wearing the...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 12-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,041
Posted By Bear L
It sounds like you created a superstitious...

It sounds like you created a superstitious behavior that happens when the collar is not introduced properly. The reaction is not normal. I'd advise to not continue it the way you have.
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 11-27-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,826
Posted By Bear L
Your puppy sounds like my dog. My dog is...

Your puppy sounds like my dog. My dog is genetically weak nerved in that regard and has been professionally evaluated by several trainers (including the local IPO director) that she's not a...
Forum: General Information 11-25-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,101
Posted By Bear L
Everything you asked I think is not really any...

Everything you asked I think is not really any barrier for a dog who is of average temperament.

I've fostered mature dogs that didn't know what a dog bed, dog toy are and how to interact with...
Forum: General Behavior 11-23-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By Bear L
Here's my limited fostering experience. Usually...

Here's my limited fostering experience. Usually when a foster dog comes in, my resident shepherd is cautious towards it and will be even a bit upset and watch the new dog like a hawk, especially if...
Forum: General Behavior 11-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,023
Posted By Bear L
If you're nervous then the dog will pick it up,...

If you're nervous then the dog will pick it up, no matter what method you tried. I see this often in my nervy shepherd. She's already not very confident and to have someone not confident to be...
Forum: General Information 11-14-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Bear L
Does your friend know of local rescues that...

Does your friend know of local rescues that specializes in LGDs? If so, the rescue can also help provide some pointers, especially about which breeders to avoid... that's just base on my familiarity...
Forum: General Behavior 11-14-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,023
Posted By Bear L
How about the desensitization method. Walk by the...

How about the desensitization method. Walk by the dog and drop food (no look / touch / don't stop). Then work slowly to stopping very briefly, then longer periods, then looking, touching etc. ...
Forum: General Behavior 11-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Bear L
It can be his hormones are coming off stronger....

It can be his hormones are coming off stronger. One of my dogs (neutered male) takes offense of intact growing males much more than others, and some of those intact males are just like your's -...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 10-20-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By Bear L
Ruffwear Omnijore Dog Joring System

Has anyone try the "Ruffwear Omnijore Dog Joring System"?

Ruffwear Omnijore Dog Joring System (http://www.rei.com/product/825293/ruffwear-omnijore-dog-joring-system)

For those that do joring,...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 10-08-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Bear L
If you're looking for activities that are easy on...

If you're looking for activities that are easy on you - swimming, biking, or making the dog fetch by standing on the top of a hill and let the dog go up and down. The steeper the better for my dog...
Forum: General Behavior 09-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By Bear L
He sounds like a typical playful young shepherd...

He sounds like a typical playful young shepherd that needs an outlet for his energy if you don't want him bothering the other dog. The nip and barking sounds like all playfulness.

Keep in mind...
Forum: Puppies/Raw Diets 09-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bear L
I use ZiwiPeak for my raw fed dogs. Those are...

I use ZiwiPeak for my raw fed dogs. Those are air dried real meals that I don't feel bad when I have to give out a bunch of those throughout the day as I can balance their raw meals by decreasing...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 09-26-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,837
Posted By Bear L
In high cost living areas, what Lala said is...

In high cost living areas, what Lala said is within the typical range for private lessons. I'm in CA and I can relate. For a reference point, an old two bedroom small town house with high HOA...
Forum: Development & Socialization 09-25-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Bear L
Mine comes out more mature after each heat as...

Mine comes out more mature after each heat as well. Calmer (most visible with the first heat) and more patient and more able to process during training. She is super sweet during the heat and...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 09-24-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Bear L
Love your pictures. They look so fun! I have a...

Love your pictures. They look so fun! I have a pair of those too. My cattle dog is much rougher than my GSD and is full of short blasts of energy. When the cattle dog gets the zoomies my GSD...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 09-19-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Bear L
The puppy is very responsive to your direction...

The puppy is very responsive to your direction and you kept Duke well engaged. Great job! Curious - when a car drive by or a person walk by on that road, does Duke stay engaged?

I think it's...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 09-18-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,291
Posted By Bear L
I will offer a different view / explanation. One...

I will offer a different view / explanation. One of my dogs had terrible allergies for a long time developed from the later part of his puppyhood. Tried to switch to raw. Dog refused to take the...
Forum: Finding a Good Trainer 09-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Bear L
Jose Moreno in downtown San Jose area. He takes...

Jose Moreno in downtown San Jose area. He takes classes and workshops with Michael Ellis so trains with similar style. www.specializedk-9.com (http://www.specializedk-9.com)
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 09-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Bear L
Before I had dogs I never thought I'd be ok...

Before I had dogs I never thought I'd be ok wiping up butt holes smeared with it and sometimes with my bare hands to get it real clean.

You have the ability to adapt more quickly and effectively...
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