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by Mooresmajestic
Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Negative Reinforcement
Replies: 17
Views: 1950

Re: Negative Reinforcement

This came to me at 3am, so please pardon my grammar... Like this? When teaching a left turn in the heel position Dog and handler are heeling in a straight line, handler makes an abrupt left turn. Handler exaggerates the movement of their right leg by bringing the knee up higher. Handler walks into d...
by Mooresmajestic
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Diesel will NOT play with toys!
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Diesel will NOT play with toys!

mjpeez wrote:Dunno what to do? Dip his toys in bacon grease??? Ideas? :tongue:


Just saw this... rotfl I may or may not have smeared Vi's obedience (starter) dumbell in hamburger dripping to get her to take the thing...
by Mooresmajestic
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Diesel will NOT play with toys!
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Diesel will NOT play with toys!

If you get down on the ground and play with the toy (by yourself, not trying to engage the dog at all) does he show any interest? Work to eat toys will usually motivate a food loving dog that doesn't like toys. Don't worry, its not totally abnormal. Vi rarely played with non-food toys and even now i...
by Mooresmajestic
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Wally!!! SE MI
Replies: 5
Views: 4993

Re: Wally!!! SE MI

With serious training he could. Right now he is just an extremely energetic goober, and his current foster just doesn't have the time or ability to work with him like he needs. If you wanted to give him a try, we do offer adoption trials. That way you would have a few weeks to decide.
by Mooresmajestic
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Wally!!! SE MI
Replies: 5
Views: 4993

Re: Wally!!! SE MI

To the right home they would be ok with younger kids. He is just a big, high energy dog. It's not that he wouldn't be ok with kids, he would most likely knock them over.
by Mooresmajestic
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Introducing THE FEARFUL Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Introducing THE FEARFUL Bike

Too slow to edit.... The person that is helping you should not at any point make eye contact with him or say anything. The most that they should do would be to quietly drop small pieces of super high value treats on the ground once he is over the majority of the fear and close to the person on the b...
by Mooresmajestic
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Introducing THE FEARFUL Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Introducing THE FEARFUL Bike

I would have to say the "not my dog" (shopping cart senario) from your other thread would work. Just substitute the bike for the cart, and move in smaller increments. Start with the bike "parked" by itself and get him over that. Then enlist a friend to just sit on the "parke...
by Mooresmajestic
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is there a way to make a bone appetizing again?
Replies: 5
Views: 4067

Re: Is there a way to make a bone appetizing again?

That could be the problem, since she isn't hungry and a raw bone is food. One raw knuckle bone is equivalent to at least one meal. Maybe try giving her a bone instead of dinner one night and see how long she will chew on it?
by Mooresmajestic
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel

Thank you for not taking me the wrong way and being offended. I know I can come across as a bit harsh since I don't like to sugar coat my words. You will get there. You have already done more for your dog than most people ever would. Every dog that is put into our lives is there to teach us somethin...
by Mooresmajestic
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is there a way to make a bone appetizing again?
Replies: 5
Views: 4067

Re: Is there a way to make a bone appetizing again?

Put it in the freezer and bring it back out in a week or so.

Try femur bones... One of my dogs hates knuckle bones, but loves femur bones.

Are you giving the bone as dinner or in addition to dinner?
by Mooresmajestic
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Duke And His Fear Of All Things Novel

The beginning of his life was filled with failures... he lost his first family, he was stuck in a shelter environment for 4 months, etc... ^ Stop this line of thinking. Put it out of your head and never think of it again. You holding on to the past isn't doing him any favors. He can't move on until...
by Mooresmajestic
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: I almost lost it this morning!
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: I almost lost it this morning!

I'm typing this on my phone, so my reply may seem a bit curt. From reading this and some of your other posts, I have a few points to make... 1 pit bulls are high energy dogs that need a job. A walk is usually not enough. 2 You may be physically working the dog, but you are neglecting to work her bra...
by Mooresmajestic
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Coats and PJs......
Replies: 8
Views: 5880

Re: Coats and PJs......

Lucy will shiver and request a coat or sweater in the winter. She started wanting one about 3 years ago, I just figure her old lady body can't regulate temperature as well as she used to. Vi just wants whatever Lucy gets. She is my little heater and only really needs a coat if we are training outsid...
by Mooresmajestic
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hip dysplasia
Replies: 9
Views: 9839

Re: Hip dysplasia

I get mine from a local source at the farmers market, but here is a link to the Dr. Harvey's version.
http://www.drharveys.com/products/show/49-bee-pollen
by Mooresmajestic
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Duke and Duke's Mama
Replies: 15
Views: 6118

Re: Duke and Duke's Mama

The whole "other side of the fence" thing can backfire and cause a whole new set of problems with barrier frustrations/aggression. Your best bet is him having a few select friends that he can play with in a controlled environment. Dogs really don't need a bunch of friends, most are happier...

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