Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:03 AM
skittledoo's Avatar
skittledoo skittledoo is offline
Internet Warrior Ballz?!?
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 13,416
Default

I forgot the e-collar. I do use the e-collar to proof a recall though the only dog I've used it on is Cricket.

I also use bark collars on occasion and now that we have a newborn baby living in our house upstairs I'm going to have to probably use them again.
__________________
Joey- Ibizan Hound
Cricket- Mexican Street dog (we think Xolo mix)
Bamm- BC mix
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:12 AM
Sekah's Avatar
Sekah Sekah is offline
The Monster.
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 911
Default

I mix raw and kibble, sometimes within minutes of one another.

My dogs don't wear collars and are therefore without any ID 99% of the time. The Chihuahua isn't microchipped. They are walked off leash often.
__________________

Cheynat's O' Lady Midnight CD RE ADC SGDC FDCh-S CGN HIC, Esq.
Megatron, Heat Vampire
Ci Da: Good Dog
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:23 AM
Emily's Avatar
Emily Emily is offline
Rollin' with my bitches
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,114
Default

Um like everything...

I feed raw and I'm probably not as anal about variety/balance as people would like to think... and I'm lazy about clean up. As in, I don't really do it. I mean, they eat in their crates, not dragging it around the house, but...yeah.

I love me a good prong collar, not even for administering corrections but for pulling on leash and generally giving the handler better physical control. I think the current obsession with head halters is largely BS except for in the case of specific behavior issues.

I "scold" my dogs around the house all the time, but they don't care. It's a lot of me moaning, "Noooooooooooo, why?!" or "Keeva, SERIOUSLY? GET OFF THE TABLE." Effective training ftw.

What's NILIF?

I don't think dogs "need" punishment/compulsion/force/aversives but sometimes I choose to use them in an educated manner. I acknowledge that this is a choice. My hands are not bound, but I still do it on occasion because for me and that particular dog, in that particular situation, the cost/benefit analysis works out.

On that note, I ****ing love bark collars. And, wearing a bark collar while she's kenneled at bitework is the only way Blossom will settle down enough to drink in between sessions. Go figure. *hugs bark collar*

Oh and the usual ones... my dogs jump up, pull on leash, and are generally rude and rowdy.

Oh yeah, and I got told off for saying I didn't care if my dogs don't let strangers in the house (unless I make introductions). Yeah, apparently that's "not normal" and requires a behaviorist. LMAO Guardy dogs ftw?
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:27 AM
DJEtzel's Avatar
DJEtzel DJEtzel is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 2,097
Default

LOL, I like to call these threads "What works for you, but might not work for others"...

My dogs beg, and get safe table scraps on a daily basis. I don't mind at all as long as they aren't jumping on me or stealing my food.

We don't go on walks... I don't think Recon has been on a leashed "walk" around the neighborhood, yet. Off leash or hikes are the way to go, once or twice a week.

We encourage zoomies in the house, and Sir has ripped our bedsheets from zooming across the bed... Whoops.

The dogs are almost never on a leash unless we're in a store or public... they run loose to our cars, into the house, follow us around doing yardwork...

I never slowly switch food... It's always one or the other.

I say no to them all the time.

We allow barking and screaming at us in the house if it's cute.

I leave dogs together unsupervised at night or when we leave. (not the pit bull)

I don't restrain my dogs in the car.

I leave dogs in the car when we go shopping/visiting whomever if the weather is safe.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:33 AM
Red.Apricot's Avatar
Red.Apricot Red.Apricot is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,482
Default

At obed. drop in night I'm kneeling on the ground before we go in hugging my dog telling her she's a beautiful smoochy yes she is while all the other handlers are standing around looking serious. DON'T CODDLE YOUR DOG MAKE HER BE SRS BEANS.

I use food to lure while clicker training instead of shaping everything because Elsie psychs herself out sometimes.

I let her put her feet on my desk to see what's going on up here whenever she wants.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:36 AM
stardogs stardogs is offline
Behavior Nerd
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 4,293
Default

I'm not trying to fix Kes' counter surfing behavior. It's too much hassle. >.<

The dogs get food scraps from the table (tho only passive begging is allowed).

When I get frustrated I yell.

I'm totally encouraging Snipe to look for mice in our yard and house ever since we saw one a few days ago.

The dogs don't get much formal training. I train things super randomly.

We rarely go on actual walks.
__________________
Erin, Ziva, Kestrel, Aerten, and Snipe
Always in our hearts: The Amazing Maggie Mae


Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:41 AM
AdrianneIsabel's Avatar
AdrianneIsabel AdrianneIsabel is offline
Glutton for Crazy
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8,886
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sekah View Post
My dogs don't wear collars and are therefore without any ID 99% of the time. The Chihuahua isn't microchipped. They are walked off leash often.
I'm not even sure I have tags for all of my dogs and neither of the pit bulls are microchipped.

Luckily it's required in schutzhund so my malinois are chipped.
__________________
Sloan von Krigbaum CGC BH CD NA NJ PD MJ-N RATI RATN 3/7/10 -
Shamoo NJ-N RATI RATN 3/1/98 -
Phelan du Loups du Soleil 6/15/13-

Arnold CGC TDI FD 6/29/04 - 07/05/13
Backup CGC HIC CD SRD SJ-N RATI 12/29/09 - 07/05/13

You were amazing, we did amazing things.


Harmony Canine, relationship based training.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:48 AM
LostAndConfused's Avatar
LostAndConfused LostAndConfused is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hudson Valley
Posts: 2,734
Default

Hudson has no manners.

He pulls on the leash, has a tendency to jump on people (especially me. And I encourage it! Sometimes I don't want to bend down).

I should wait for him to sit before taking the leash off, but I've got things to do!

The only commands he really knows are variations of a recall. Everything else is pretty 'meh' and I don't really work on it
__________________
allons-y!



Peco,
Male Lacy Game Dog
June 2003 - Feb. 2012


Hudson,
Male black & white English Shepherd
August 27th 2012


Blog - http://thedogreviews.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-30-2013, 10:00 AM
PatchworkRobot PatchworkRobot is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 164
Default

When (and before) I got my first dog: I'll never have a dog that jumps and/or puts it's paws up on people. Any such behavior will be nipped in the bud ASAP.
Now: "Ruthie, HUGS!!" *Ruthie jumps up at me*

Rule: A crate is not a punishment.
Now: "doG #*!$&@ Dreizehn, go to your crate!"
*Though, if we're sticking with the idea that a crate is a safe space than I guess it's keeping him safe from me.

Perceived Rule: A good owner walks their dogs multiple times a week.
Me: Takes my dogs out for a walk a couple times a year.

Rule: Begging is bad.
Me: "You can get some if you can catch it." *tosses treat*

Rule: Don't repeat commands.
Me: "Down. Lay down. Laaaaaay down. Don't make me ask you again! All the way, Dreizehn!"

I use a prong to walk my big dog.
I feed kibble but give raw for treats all of the time.

I'm sure there's more, lol
__________________

Dreizehn & Ruthless
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-30-2013, 10:12 AM
*blackrose's Avatar
*blackrose *blackrose is offline
"I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 5,218
Default

Oh, yes. I don't restrain the dogs in the car, although I do make them ride in the backseat unless they're on a lap.

Cynder has ridden in the back of the pickup before. And I fully intend on teaching Future Puppy to ride back their comfortabley, encase we ever take him swimming and we don't want a 90 pound wet dog in the cab with us.

I also feed the dogs table scraps if they are laying down and being quiet. Although Cynder gets things without doing anything, because she's just good. Lol
__________________
Abrams, Momma's Boy Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Cynder, Daddy's Girl muttly
~*~ DOB 4/11/13 ~*~ DOB 1/28/2006 ~*~

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site