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by creiter
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Horrible Vet Experience -_-
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Horrible Vet Experience -_-

Duke has fear aggression problems towards strangers (and the vet). We just had a horrible vet experience and I feel like a pretty large failure of an owner and feel like I'm just stuck where we are on his training and things are not getting any better :( My vet is a home-visit vet, that is the only ...
by creiter
Fri May 17, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My puppy is seriously misbehaving, I need some guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: My puppy is seriously misbehaving, I need some guidance

OOPS forgot the link, and change all my he's to she's... I have a male dog so just assume all dogs are boys.. hah!!

http://www.clickertraining.com/node/3249
by creiter
Fri May 17, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My puppy is seriously misbehaving, I need some guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: My puppy is seriously misbehaving, I need some guidance

Here is an excellent resource if you haven't already read this one. Three things I hope you draw from it to help guide your reading: 1) Start clicker training - makes training so much more fun because you communicate way better with your dog the 'why' he is getting a treat 2) Start the Nothing In Li...
by creiter
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Behaviorist in Illinois
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Behaviorist in Illinois

Hello all, I am hoping for help finding a behaviorist in Bloomington or Normal Illinois. Duke has shown huge improvements in some areas, but he still puts on a very scary display the first time he meets someone. Constantly feeling overwhelmed by this... classes are not cutting it, they don't seem to...
by creiter
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: scardy dog and people selective.
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: scardy dog and people selective.

Celeste, you sound awesome... have you posted about what worked for your dog? I would be very interested in reading about your journey together. Yours reminds me so much of Duke, it really gives me hope that all this patience and hard work WILL result in something positive :) It has been a year sinc...
by creiter
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: TRAINERS TOLD ME TO EUTHANIZE!
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: TRAINERS TOLD ME TO EUTHANIZE!

Celest, just to clarify, the OP is not talking about an e collar the same way you are. They mean a slight vibration used the same way a clicker is used, to indicate something positive is coming.
by creiter
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: TRAINERS TOLD ME TO EUTHANIZE!
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: TRAINERS TOLD ME TO EUTHANIZE!

Instead of the collar, I would google clicker training. It is the exact same concept but sound not anything physical, which will probably be more effective. It worked great for Duke! So you click at the good behavior and instantly treat (as opposed to a painless shock/treat combo). Also much cheaper...
by creiter
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: TRAINERS TOLD ME TO EUTHANIZE!
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: TRAINERS TOLD ME TO EUTHANIZE!

A lot of this sounds like my boy, Duke. Except he LOVES car rides :) I would never in a million years euthanize him. He has fear aggression towards new/strange things, but after meeting something once positively, he is your usual loving pitty. Read my threads for more info and what has/has not worke...
by creiter
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: A Letter from APBR president
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: A Letter from APBR president

This. Is. Beautiful!
by creiter
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is this something i should worry? DOMINANCE
Replies: 22
Views: 867

Re: Is this something i should worry? DOMINANCE

Search 'nothing in life is free' on this forum. I promise you 100% if you follow this POSITIVE and SUPER FUN training method, every single one of the problems will be addressed!! You will even find happy mediums for some of the problems you are facing... if he sits and stays for two minutes, is it o...
by creiter
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: CGC for Reactive Dog?
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: CGC for Reactive Dog?

Oh yes, he does great in class, and loves it. It has been a wonderful chance for me to positively recondition his behavior around strangers. I am not worried that he will pass the test, just was wondering about the concept of a reactive dog who is also a CGC :)
by creiter
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: CGC for Reactive Dog?
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: CGC for Reactive Dog?

Thank you so much for the thoughtful response Jamie! The training school I go to performs the test. They have a 10 week training session and then you get tested, so I'm this environment I am fairly certain he would pass. We have already tried some of the exercises in other obedience classes; he is a...
by creiter
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: CGC for Reactive Dog?
Replies: 7
Views: 379

CGC for Reactive Dog?

Quick thought/question spurred from another member passing the Canine Good Citizen test. Have any of you had a reactive dog with a CGC? I'm curious if they consider that an oxymoron? The reason I ask is my darling Duke of course :) We are constantly in classes and working at home to increase his con...
by creiter
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Boomer and the Bell
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Boomer and the Bell

I somehow trained what BroAq is saying without trying. Now whenever I ask Duke 'potty?' He will get up and dance around and sometimes make a yip if he has to go. If he doesn't, he just kinda looks at me like ''Uhhh hello I'm trying to nap here mom.'' My method of accidentally teaching him this was t...
by creiter
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Wobbly Board Fears
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Wobbly Board Fears

Very cool links, thank you both!! Would I need to buy multiple balance boards (the amazon link) to create something he could walk across, or is that more for simple 'rest your paw here' exercises? I think he does have body awareness, he is just 'self conscious' about it (obviously a human emotion bu...

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