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Forum: Current Dog Affairs Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,625
Posted By martemchik
Yeah...that's why I don't judge when people do...

Yeah...that's why I don't judge when people do try to rescue/rehab these dogs. Sometimes, the people are the problem. But in this case...once the dog bit the officer in the shelter, I'm sure the...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,625
Posted By martemchik
As soon as I read there was a facebook page and a...

As soon as I read there was a facebook page and a trainer's actual facility name attached to the article, I knew this was more than just a "save a dog" thing. Sadly, most times its about $$$ and...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,625
Posted By martemchik
Yeah, I know. Still upsetting though. Like,...

Yeah, I know.

Still upsetting though. Like, recently I've been seeing a lot of the Vick dog update articles on FB. And when you read them, you realize people spent hundreds if not thousands of...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,625
Posted By martemchik
Like David said, to me its all about time and...

Like David said, to me its all about time and resources. Sadly, a dog that has problems is going to take time and resources away from the stable dogs that could be adopted quicker and easier if they...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 04-15-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 895
Posted By martemchik
I can't say unless I watch you train, but its...

I can't say unless I watch you train, but its probably mostly the way you posted. Like I said, just the fact that you have realized something is wrong with your training says something was probably...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 04-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 895
Posted By martemchik
I don't see where you get so hung up on...

I don't see where you get so hung up on abused...no one is saying your dog is abused.

I think the point people are making is that the foundation you're starting with isn't the best. There are...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 04-15-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 895
Posted By martemchik
So what was the point of posting? Just to get a...

So what was the point of posting? Just to get a bunch of pats on the back and keep goings?

Most times when people post about training...its to get more information, and to get a different opinion...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 04-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By martemchik
I'm going to give you a bit of advice...slow...

I'm going to give you a bit of advice...slow down. Live in the NOW. You're not just worried about this dog, you're now thinking about the next one? You haven't even trained a dog to do any of the...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 04-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,674
Posted By martemchik
Yeah...and there are 21 other children running...

Yeah...and there are 21 other children running around on that soccer field, and also probably at least 40 parents standing around the outside of the field.

Whenever people start talking about how...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 04-15-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By martemchik
Go to a club where all these types of dogs are...

Go to a club where all these types of dogs are working. See what you like, what you don't like. It's really hard to tell you what breed is better because everyone looks for something different in a...
Forum: General Behavior 04-15-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By martemchik
At a year and a half, you shouldn't have problems...

At a year and a half, you shouldn't have problems with basic obedience things if you're that focused on having her do them well.

Without seeing the dog and seeing her drive, no one can tell you...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 04-14-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By martemchik
Meh, if they're still able to sell their dogs...

Meh, if they're still able to sell their dogs even with such a contract. All the power to them. I'd also question how easily that's enforceable. I'd never purchase a dog with that many restrictions...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 04-14-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,674
Posted By martemchik
This is false. People aren't doing this in...

This is false. People aren't doing this in droves. One or two people...maybe, but its not like this is running rampant all over the place. People have been faking doctor's notes for decades over...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 04-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,674
Posted By martemchik
The point is...just because you CAN have an...

The point is...just because you CAN have an SD...doesn't mean you DO. It's really tough to get one from a training facility, and its even more work to train one yourself. Most people with diabetes or...
Forum: Development & Socialization 04-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By martemchik
Work with crate games. Leaving the door open,...

Work with crate games. Leaving the door open, throwing treats in there to get him in there. Let him stay in his crate while you're around in the same room. Get him to figure out that the crate is a...
Forum: Health Issues 04-14-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By martemchik
Your dog will be fine. The studies that are...

Your dog will be fine. The studies that are usually quoted, don’t actually have any statistical significance. There is basically no “control group.” And the increases and decreases in risk for...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 04-14-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,674
Posted By martemchik
It’s highly unlikely your state has any type of...

It’s highly unlikely your state has any type of certification process. The test or certification in itself would be discriminatory and cause undue hardship to a person with disabilities, assuming...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 04-13-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,553
Posted By martemchik
The answer to the question is easy...its not a...

The answer to the question is easy...its not a scam. It happens all the time. People with money will import highly valuable dogs from Germany because they cannot be bred there anymore (SV rules) and...
Forum: General Information 04-11-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By martemchik
I remember reading that all seat belt systems...

I remember reading that all seat belt systems pretty much failed as well.

Crates are for restraint, and since the chances of a major accident are way smaller than a small fender bender that...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 04-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,001
Posted By martemchik
This is gold.

This is gold.
Forum: General Information 04-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By martemchik
I use crates. They're so much better for the car....

I use crates. They're so much better for the car. Especially a luxury car.

They tend to keep the hair a bit more contained, and you can then comfortably roll down windows and leave him in the...
Forum: Stories 04-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By martemchik
I've got a 48" crate. Rarely used as well at this...

I've got a 48" crate. Rarely used as well at this point.

Cheapest crates are on eBay, and they're just as rugged as the ones you find at petco or petsmart except they're about 50% less.
Forum: The Senior Dog 04-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 709
Posted By martemchik
Look into arthritis meds for dogs...for the time...

Look into arthritis meds for dogs...for the time being maybe try giving him buffered aspirin, it can relieve the pain.
Forum: General Behavior 04-10-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By martemchik
Small incidents lead to larger ones, trust me on...

Small incidents lead to larger ones, trust me on this one. I watched my dog "mature" and small scuffles quickly turned into "I'm going to murder you."

You shouldn't allow your dog to play with...
Forum: Basic Care 04-10-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By martemchik
A tattoo is really more to be able to tell your...

A tattoo is really more to be able to tell your dog apart from others more than a "return to owner" thing. They're cool but its all historic rather than useful. Sure...if your dog runs away, and you...
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