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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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What Is Your Experience With Dogs?

Did you grow up with dogs?

How many different breeds have you owned?

What training (rally, sch, agility, etc) have you done with your past and current dogs?

Do you work with animals, are you a behaviorist, a vet, a vet tech, agility trainer, etc?

Have you dealt with aggression?

This thread will help get to know each other better and we will know who to ask questions about medical problems or behavior problems.

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Did you grow up with dogs?

We always had dogs growing up- mixed breed rescue/strays


How many different breeds have you owned?

I personally have only owned 1 dog- GSD


What training (rally, sch, agility, etc) have you done with your past and current dogs?

Obdeience, agility & rally


Do you work with animals, are you a behaviorist, a vet, a vet tech, agility trainer, etc?

My profession does not involve animals


Have you dealt with aggression?

No
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-I have grown up with dogs my entire life.

-I currently own a Beagle, a GSD, and a Pit Bull mix. I have owned multiple mixed breed dogs in the past. I have fostered many other mixed breeds, and 4 GSD's in particular.

-I have competed in AKC obedience a in the past, and currently train in Schutzund/IPO. My dog Aiden has a BH and will be trialing for a IPO1 in the spring.

-I am 3/4 of the way through my schooling for vet tech. I plan on graduating by the fall of 2012, and I currently work at a dog boarding/daycare/training facility. I have worked at a veterinary hospital and family owned holistic pet store in the past.

-I have been training my working dog Aiden out of dog aggression, human aggression, and food aggression since I got him at 5 months of age. We train on a daily basis. I have dealt with other aggression problems in my fosters, but nothing as serious as I experienced with Aiden.

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post #4 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 02:44 PM
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Did you grow up with dogs? Yes

How many different breeds have you owned? Three. Collie's, Boxer's and my first German Shepherd

What training (rally, sch, agility, etc) have you done with your past and current dogs?

I train in agility, rally and obedience with Jax

Do you work with animals, are you a behaviorist, a vet, a vet tech, agility trainer, etc?

No

Have you dealt with aggression?

Yes. Fear aggression and resource guarding

Jax is the first dog I've trained and competed with. It's been a learning experience at every step. My training knowledge if very basic and mostly I just try to use common sense when working with Jax. Anything tricky, I call my trainer! I"ve trained strictly with compulsion and found the flaws in that and found a different trainer who is fantastic. I think there is a time and a place for a correction but find it unfair to the dog to correct her if she doesn't understand what I want. I think training is always progressing and will vary from dog to dog.

Medically, we have a senior Boxer who has had mast cell cancer and now CRF. Have done quite a bit of research into both. Jax has mild HD so I've researched diets and supplements.
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Did you grow up with dogs? Yes

How many different breeds have you owned? Personally, just GSD for me, but we also had a Black Lab when I was a kid.

What training (rally, sch, agility, etc) have you done with your past and current dogs? Just obedience

Do you work with animals, are you a behaviorist, a vet, a vet tech, agility trainer, etc? no, just an average long time pet GSD owner

Have you dealt with aggression? Not really. One of my GSD's started with food aggression, but we nipped that in the bud.

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Did you grow up with dogs?
No. My family doesn't really like dogs. We sat for my Aunt once or twice and I took care of the dogs (even at 6) but we didn't have a pet.

How many different breeds have you owned?
My childhood experience is Irish Setters but I didn't own them. Other than that, just German Shepherds. I have my first pitbull foster now.

What training (rally, sch, agility, etc) have you done with your past and current dogs?
Kaiser had 1 agility class and both dogs have had a few NoseWork classes. Other than that, obedience.

Do you work with animals, are you a behaviorist, a vet, a vet tech, agility trainer, etc?
Yes. Very active in rescue and am in the process of building my career as a dog trainer with plans to be a certified behaviorist by the end of the year.

Have you dealt with aggression?
Yes. I've dealt with dog & human reactivity, dog & human aggression and resource guarding.

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Kaiser (GSD) - November 2009
Holly (GSD) - March 24, 2011

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Did you grow up with dogs? Yes

How many different breeds have you owned? Dalmatian, Pomeranian, GSD/Golden Retriever mix, Blue Heeler, Rottweilers, Golden Retriever, GSD

What training (rally, sch, agility, etc) have you done with your past and current dogs? No professional training

Do you work with animals, are you a behaviorist, a vet, a vet tech, agility trainer, etc? Not on a professional level. I seem to be the one family & friends come to for advice on health & training, though. Not that that makes me a "work with animals" person.

Have you dealt with aggression? Yes, one of the rottweilers I had had human aggression.


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Did you grow up with dogs?
Yes

How many different breeds have you owned?
Growing up we had Pekes and Collies. I've had a Cocker, Old English Sheepdog, 14 GSDs, and a mutt.

What training (rally, sch, agility, etc) have you done with your past and current dogs?Obedience. Have also given some of them herding lessons but honestly don't know much about it.

Do you work with animals, are you a behaviorist, a vet, a vet tech, agility trainer, etc?No!

Have you dealt with aggression?Yes! Also have experience with hereditary shyness that included fear aggression.

This thread will help get to know each other better and we will know who to ask questions about medical problems or behavior problems.

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Did you grow up with dogs?

No

How many different breeds have you owned?

Just two, a GSD and a GSD border collie mix

What training (rally, sch, agility, etc) have you done with your past and current dogs?

Nose work, agility, obedience

Do you work with animals, are you a behaviorist, a vet, a vet tech, agility trainer, etc?

No

Have you dealt with aggression?

No but I have dealt with reactivity and fear, which can sometime look and act a lot like aggression.


This makes me seem very unqualified to give advice. Hmmm....

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Did you grow up with dogs? Yes, german shepherds, couple labs and mixes

How many different breeds have you owned? me personally, gsd mix, gsd's, aussies

What training (rally, sch, agility, etc) have you done with your past and current dogs? obed to CD, agility to the Excellent levels in all venues but usdaa/had the #4 ranking gsd in akc rankings back in 99 and 00/herding/tracking

Do you work with animals, are you a behaviorist, a vet, a vet tech, agility trainer, etc? agility trainer/basic obed tho I do neither now

Have you dealt with aggression in my own dogs? had a fear biter, resource guarder & general pain in the butt aussie

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