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Old 02-14-2010, 09:21 PM   #781
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LOL I love the cuteness of dogs when they sleep
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LOL I love the cuteness of dogs when they sleep
me too.. it's the sweetest thing ever..
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PS: The name has nothing to do with Conan O'Brien
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PS: The name has nothing to do with Conan O'Brien
he kinda looks like conan tho..
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I LOVED your last pic, U2Fanatic4ever!!


This is Coco (he's 8 years old )

Very nice. Is coco a Brittany Spaniel? He looks a lot like my late dog Daisy ( she was 12).
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:33 PM   #788
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Does anyone have an opinion on Bark Busters? I have a list of issues with my dogs, mostly Archie, and I need solutions. His problems involve fence jumping (and thus playing around the street with Sally (who he lets out, somehow, cause she cannot jump like he does)), jumping up on people, nerves and lack of social skills, and lately not obeying. When I call him to lock him away if we need to go out, he either ignores me or surrenders by rolling on his back. I thought this was submissive, but that doesn't explain the disobedience does it? If he truly sees me as leader then why does he ignore me? Or why does he submit when I approach him if I'm not leader in his eyes? It's times like this I wish I knew where he came from. I'm sure there's history in those few weeks he had before us. I suspect he came from a questionable home, if you've not read the story of how Archie came to us before. By questionable I mean suspecting breeding for dog fighting, abuse or neglect in some form.

I need teaching, desperately. We've used a dog trainer in the past with some success with Sally, but Bark Busters guarantee their techniques. I need my own Cesar.
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Bark Busters is like a franchise chain, no? I think we have that here too, and it totally depends on who you get. IMO dog training is more of a skill than a job, some people "get it" and some just never will (even if their intentions are well and good).

What training has Archie had up until this point? How was the recall originally trained and proofed? My first guess is that it has nothing to do with dominance/submission but he just doesn't understand what you want. The whole "pack leader", alpha, dominance spiel is really out-dated theory that has been disproved by modern science and learning theory. Unless you have a truly dominant dog (which I would bet a lot of money you don't), the dog simply does what works for him. If he's not doing what you want, the easiest solution is to train and "incompatible" behavior that gets him what he wants, ie train him that coming to you = food treats, praise, play. One thing to make sure of is that you are not always calling him and then putting him inside. He might think that recall = harsh words and end of fun outdoors. During the training process, make sure you *never* use a recall command that the dog might ignore, the more he ignores it, the more worthless the command becomes. I would put this dog on a long line and let him do whatever it is he does, have some tasty treats in your pocket, once he is not paying attention to you, call him, if he ignores the call, reel him in on the long leash and when he gets to you, give him a good treat, praise him, and then give him a "release" (like "OK go!" or "Break!") and let him go back to doing what he was doing. Just do this game over and over, like 20 times in a row, once or twice a day for a week or two. He needs to learn that coming when called is a good thing and doesn't just result in getting locked away.

If you need a way to get the dog's attention, you can use a whistle or something like that. Start by making a positive association with the whistle.


The nerves, submissiveness, and lack of social skills depend largely on a dogs genetics and secondly on what socialization they received during the crucial period (like 8-16 weeks). Since you don't know his background, I would just work on making all training and interactions a very positive experience for him. He probably needs a confidence boost so he's not rolling on his back.
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One of the cutest/funniest things EVER
(The title says: "The dog-man eats cookies")

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Anyone have any experience with sebaceous cysts? Specifically, when do you know it is "empty"? I've read it will probably keep coming back, how often should I be checking it? The dog doesn't seem to know it's there, did not even stop what he was doing when we were emptying it out (which we only did b/c at first I thought the little scab was an engorged tick, and then once we pulled that off and realized there was no tick, the rest just came out easily).

Also, same dog has a toenail on a back foot that is constantly bleeding. Anytime we train outdoors or play fetch it seems to rip open again. Doesn't bother the dog at all but my landlord has off white carpets, eek. So he either has to be locked outside or in his crate, or wear a sock on his foot when it's bleeding. I know styptic powder can be packed on to stop the bleeding but I'm wondering if it just needs to be cauterized for good? The nail got ripped really short once so the quick is right there at the tip and hasn't receded yet. I've already gone through one instance of dog blood covering every square foot of my carpet, I'd rather not repeat it!
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^ Toenail...are you talking about the dewclaw, or one of the other digits? Because frankly, from the handful of cases I've seen where a chronically bleeding/'hangnail' dewclaw became an issue, it usually winds up being best to just remove it, that being a nonfunctional vestigial digit anyway.
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Yeah, like yolland said, just nip it in the bud Lies. Even a functional digit is probably worth permanently repairing. You don't show this dog, do you? I'd say remove it.

And thank you for the tips earlier. I have a lot of work to do with Archie. I took some liver treats out earlier just to give him a treat, and he was obviously willingly following me everywhere and obeying his pitifully small number of commands.
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It's not a dewclaw, just a regular one, actually two but one opens up more often. I don't think he has rear dewclaws (breeder does not remove them, but they aren't always there). I show this dog under two organizations.
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