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Forum: Chat Room 12-18-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By Liesje
We're going from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago area...

We're going from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago area to the Outer Banks, NC, but no dogs. My sister is watching 3 of my dogs and my puppy is going to stay with a friend.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 12-17-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By Liesje
My intention was never to question Lou's DTS...

My intention was never to question Lou's DTS method and I stated right of the bat I have no idea what it is, so I guess along those lines I'm "off topic" since I didn't come here to pit one against...
Forum: Chat Room 12-17-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,328
Posted By Liesje
No marriage is equal in terms of finances, who...

No marriage is equal in terms of finances, who does what, who may have more emotional, physical, etc needs. The only ones where people insist they are end up having some really crazy issues like...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 12-17-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By Liesje
Sorry I thought this was a thread for discussion,...

Sorry I thought this was a thread for discussion, not a PM between you and the OP :(

The majority of people I train with are "pet people" and all use marker training in some form or to some...
Forum: General Information 12-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,825
Posted By Liesje
No prob, I mean I can really break it down if it...

No prob, I mean I can really break it down if it helps....

Agility

Cost to do drop-ins with a good instructor - $10/person (usually had time to setup, walk, and then run each dog 2x for 3...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 12-17-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By Liesje
IMO beginners often aren't instantly successful...

IMO beginners often aren't instantly successful at much of anything, it takes work, as it should. No one should just expect to get instant results training their dog with no effort, not to mention...
Forum: General Information 12-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,825
Posted By Liesje
I have found that my GSDs have fun no matter what...

I have found that my GSDs have fun no matter what sports we do. My preferences are IPO (or SDA) and agility, but I no longer do either, at least not seriously. I cannot afford either right now. ...
Forum: General Information 12-17-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,825
Posted By Liesje
Depends....on one hand, I can definitely say that...

Depends....on one hand, I can definitely say that money has been the deciding factor on which clubs I can train with and which sports I can pursue. I've changed things up in the past year, not...
Forum: Development & Socialization 12-17-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Liesje
Growth depends on a lot of things. My young dog...

Growth depends on a lot of things. My young dog was about 34lbs at 7 months old but he is perfectly normal. He grew very slowly but is 14 months old and the same height as his father (who is...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 12-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By Liesje
I have not thoroughly read this thread so my...

I have not thoroughly read this thread so my apologies if I'm not really understanding the questions....I believe that working with marker training can only make you a BETTER handler. It may not be...
Forum: Chat Room 12-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 534
Posted By Liesje
I use AcuVue Oasys contacts. They are way better...

I use AcuVue Oasys contacts. They are way better than the brand I was using when I started, but there's no WAY I could wear them all day and overnight. I need at least 8 hours with them out, or...
Forum: Chat Room 12-16-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,328
Posted By Liesje
When it comes to friends, I'd say don't...

When it comes to friends, I'd say don't over-think it. Sometimes I go out with my husband and some couples he knows and think, "maybe I can make a new friend here...." but it never happens. I make...
Forum: General Information 12-16-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 629
Posted By Liesje
We don't have a will yet and as we are young, we...

We don't have a will yet and as we are young, we don't have any real assets to cash in so no one is "provided for" other than term life insurance. Our home is mortgaged, vehicles are not part of a...
Forum: General Information 12-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By Liesje
Very slick!!

Very slick!!
Forum: Chat Room 12-15-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,841
Posted By Liesje
I think you are brave to confront the person. I...

I think you are brave to confront the person. I am very non-confrontational so I probably would have alerted store security. If they did nothing, then I would have called the police and left the...
Forum: General Information 12-12-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By Liesje
I vacuum a lot (daily, sometimes even 2x a day...

I vacuum a lot (daily, sometimes even 2x a day during high shedding) and I keep "dog blankets" on all surfaces my dogs touch, so I am washing these 1-2x a week and removing when we have company over....
Forum: Chat Room 12-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,258
Posted By Liesje
Is it the outstanding medical bills? Or the lack...

Is it the outstanding medical bills? Or the lack of credit history if you have no mortgage, no CC, and small student debt?

I also live in MI, we have a mortgage, and between my husband and I...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 12-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Liesje
The only problem with DVG is I'm assuming to...

The only problem with DVG is I'm assuming to compete in their national you have to be a member, and if I recall you can no longer be a member at large, so the OP would need to join a DVG club.
Forum: The Breed Standard 12-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 970
Posted By Liesje
There are plenty of ways to test the traits that...

There are plenty of ways to test the traits that should be part of the GSD even "just" doing sport type training. In general I find that those who say dogs that don't work (for their handler's...
Forum: The Breed Standard 12-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 970
Posted By Liesje
In general I am indifferent to VA1 ratings. ...

In general I am indifferent to VA1 ratings. While I own a show line (and a SL/WL cross) and will likely own others, I am not really a show person. I am looking for a certain temperament and...
Forum: Chat Room 12-11-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By Liesje
Mine either! You'd think with a machine that...

Mine either! You'd think with a machine that lifts the entire bin upside down, twice, it's a miracle there is still trash at the bottom when I get home and put it away... :crazy:
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 12-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Liesje
Over the past 2 years I have been around more BCs...

Over the past 2 years I have been around more BCs than GSDs because of my recent involvement in agility and flyball (and everyone on my team fosters BCs for a local rescue). They are definitely...
Forum: The Breed Standard 12-11-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 970
Posted By Liesje
I remember when Maika was bred to Zamp, that was...

I remember when Maika was bred to Zamp, that was one of his last breedings, perhaps even his last, before he passed away. I raised Lola's mother for a little while, she was a fun puppy :)
Forum: The Breed Standard 12-11-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 970
Posted By Liesje
No, but I much, much prefer the dam side of the...

No, but I much, much prefer the dam side of the pedigree, wish I could double up on that (and when I get requests for breeding, it's mostly because of the dogs on the "bottom", better temperaments...
Forum: Chat Room 12-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By Liesje
I usually leave something for the mail lady, she...

I usually leave something for the mail lady, she gives my dogs treats. The garbage guys never get out of their truck (they have this lift that hooks into the bin and automatically dumps it) so if I...
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