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Forum: Choosing A Breeder   03-29-2016, 07:19 AM
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Views: 3,906
Posted By gaia_bear
I have a dog from Raino if you ever want to chat....

I have a dog from Raino if you ever want to chat. Cuervo's a great dog with his own little quirks. We've had our fair share of challenges with that being said I would not hesitate to get another dog...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy   03-29-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By gaia_bear
Let your breeder know what you are looking...

Let your breeder know what you are looking for...more importantly what temperament you're looking for and they will be able to match you. The biggest puppy doesn't always grow to be a large dog...my...
Forum: General Information   03-23-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,620
Posted By gaia_bear
I'm still seeing a sable pup...sables go through...

I'm still seeing a sable pup...sables go through a lot of color changes as they mature.
Forum: General Information   03-22-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By gaia_bear
I also have a bi-colour stock coat who's very...

I also have a bi-colour stock coat who's very dark and like Shade always have to explain that no he's not mixed with anything.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods   03-16-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,898
Posted By gaia_bear
I do but they are not board appropriate ;)

I do but they are not board appropriate ;)
Forum: Training Theory & Methods   03-16-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,898
Posted By gaia_bear
I feel the same way.

I feel the same way.
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic)   03-16-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,772
Posted By gaia_bear
Do you release him before he attacks it? I'd use...

Do you release him before he attacks it? I'd use this to teach impulse control, my dog has to sit, wait, give focus, wait a little longer than I'll release him to eat. I back chained this behavior...
Forum: General Information   03-15-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,274
Posted By gaia_bear
Please be careful what you wish for. ...

Please be careful what you wish for.

"Monster" dogs while they seem "cool" are a lot of work. I've learned lessons I never wanted to learn from my dog. I thankfully have a very supportive breeder...
Forum: General Information   02-24-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,349
Posted By gaia_bear
For some reason I feel like I need to defend...

For some reason I feel like I need to defend myself against this post...

I got the exact dog I needed for my "temperament" and knew what I was getting myself into when I got a dog from said...
Forum: General Information   02-24-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,349
Posted By gaia_bear
I'm going to go against the gain and say make...

I'm going to go against the gain and say make sure you do your research on what type of dog you're bringing home (genetically, pedigree etc). I know every one says it depends on training, trust, bond...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   02-24-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By gaia_bear
I train with a club .. Indoor - Winter ...

I train with a club ..

Indoor - Winter
Outdoor - Summer

$150.00 annually + $100 GSSCC membership.

We train 2x a week... in the winter its kept normally to one round OB and one round PRO...
Forum: General Information   02-22-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By gaia_bear
Most clubs/classes will accept any dog...you'd...

Most clubs/classes will accept any dog...you'd only run into restrictions if you want to participate in AKC/CKC events but as far as training any breed goes.
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   02-22-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By gaia_bear
I have a dog like this...to him protection is not...

I have a dog like this...to him protection is not a game, he has a fair amount of prey drive but aggression would be his dominate drive. He has rock solid nerves, is a very social dog and a great...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   02-11-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By gaia_bear
In order to get a good eye for the two dogs,...

In order to get a good eye for the two dogs, you'd need multiple videos...editing is a wonderful thing.

I'll try to comment on your observations but I am just learning as well. I don't believe the...
Forum: The Breed Standard   02-03-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By gaia_bear
More than size and colour would have to go into...

More than size and colour would have to go into the consideration of breeding...she is within the standard size wise but how does she measure up everywhere else?

She is a beauty... I have a...
Forum: Agility   02-01-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,776
Posted By gaia_bear
Yeah, that quiet...I can't tolerate any of it...

Yeah, that quiet...I can't tolerate any of it because I have a give me an inch and take a mile dog. So we don't allow any leaking at all, it's been a battle but we're finally making strides.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods   02-01-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,465
Posted By gaia_bear
I'm curious how you've used zero verbal...

I'm curious how you've used zero verbal correction in 3 years...your dog has never heard "no"? How do you communicate that they are not doing it right short of only withholding the reward..
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   01-29-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By gaia_bear
Do you have a spotter when you train the finish? ...

Do you have a spotter when you train the finish?

My issue was exactly as baliff described, I was the one throwing his positioning off. Once I started training with a spotter, the problem faded. ...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   01-27-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By gaia_bear
The good thing about bark on command is you can...

The good thing about bark on command is you can use it to teach quiet.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods   01-27-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By gaia_bear
I train with a dominant dog collar and a prong as...

I train with a dominant dog collar and a prong as well...as others have mentioned they are just another tool. I have a "special, angry" dog who has potential for handler aggression and it's the...
Forum: General Behavior   01-26-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By gaia_bear
Have you thought about enrolling in a basic...

Have you thought about enrolling in a basic obedience/manners class? It would give you guidance and a starting point.
Forum: Puppy Behavior   01-22-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,750
Posted By gaia_bear
No one has told you to discipline him because...

No one has told you to discipline him because it's not his fault, he's acting the way he is because from what you've said he does not have clear boundaries and has not been shown how to properly act...
Forum: Puppy Behavior   01-22-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By gaia_bear
For saying her name - mark and reward when she...

For saying her name - mark and reward when she looks at you.

Tug is an outlet for a lot of dogs, just teach her to bite the toy rather than you and let her win so she doesn't get frustrated.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods   01-22-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By gaia_bear
How old is your pup? Why do you feel that an...

How old is your pup? Why do you feel that an e-collar is needed?
The issues in the house could easily be trained with reward based training if you catch them young enough.

I highly recommend...
Forum: Agility   01-22-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,776
Posted By gaia_bear
I have the same problem but in a different venue....

I have the same problem but in a different venue.

IF he doesn't give me what I'm asking I've put him back in the car before and tried again. It's been a long long battle with lots and lots of...
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