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PostSubject: Dog Training Advice   Sun 20 Mar 2011, 2:28 pm

This topic came up on the dark side and thought I would bring this up here as it's turned into an interesting topic of discussion over there.

At what point when a person notices that there dog is displaying behavioural issues should they seek the advice of a dog trainer? Do you think it's wrong for the person to post advice on a pet related internet forum if the issue just started? Do you think only certain advice should be posted and if so what issues would you consider ok and what issues would you consider no, no's?
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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Sun 20 Mar 2011, 11:58 pm

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This topic came up on the dark side and thought I would bring this up here as it's turned into an interesting topic of discussion over there.

At what point when a person notices that there dog is displaying behavioural issues should they seek the advice of a dog trainer? Do you think it's wrong for the person to post advice on a pet related internet forum if the issue just started? Do you think only certain advice should be posted and if so what issues would you consider ok and what issues would you consider no, no's?

I read that post and IMO there's no issue in seeking advice as sometimes someone will post a technique that makes perfect sense and others may have merit and the OP has a selection of ideas to meld together or use as stated. I work with many professional trainers and some statements they make will work with certain dogs but not all dogs. That said I often think HTS is a twit, had to say that...lol. Thought the Pitty pup was a gift for her dad?

I used to post quite often regarding horse questions of all types with my suggestions for problems that came up and as far as I was concerned it was on a "take it or leave it" basis. I don't think there are "no nos". Who's to say that any animal behaviorists have all the answers even in a hands on situation? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Mon 21 Mar 2011, 9:59 am

I don't think it is a problem to ask for different methods that work for others. Hopefully HTS will weed through the responses and see what works for her.

I have to agree with you Pooper on her being a twit who IS a pups for bucks breeder.

Ahem, and don't you mean her bully pup? :roll: How much do you want to bet she ends up having an oops litter.

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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Mon 21 Mar 2011, 1:08 pm

I have no idea who ya'll are referring to because for the most part I avoid the dark side... I don't see a problem with getting help with small issues but when you start to notice that the advice isn't helping and you've tried everything, its time to move to the professionals.

I would never dream to open up all my problems to a forum full of novice trainers and pups for bucks people, but I would gladly post my issue here because I know that the lot of you are very skilled in training and you'd give me sound advice.

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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Mon 21 Mar 2011, 6:08 pm

I haven't read the post or thread in question,however, I don't think there is nothing wrong in asking for advice as previously mentioned. Like pooper mentioned not every dog or animal is going to be the same and treated the same in regards to behavioral issues.

A good question would be at what point do you go to the professionals? As I have not read the thread, like I mentioned, but that is a good question for discussion.

For example, last night I received one of the pug pups back.- nothing temperment- I have a problem with the pup- so is it the owner that is acutally doing things incorrectly causing the behavior is my question and not following the advice of the breeder as my above example was clearly evident. ( I will post about it some other time... LOL


But everyone should be able to ask advice just need to weed through the negative comments from people who think they know everything and want to yell behind a computer name and insult those that just want to ask for tips........ Yes a hypocrite that I am sometimes- I know..
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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Mon 21 Mar 2011, 7:37 pm

Reminds me of a conversation I was having on another forum about bite inhibition.......

I wont get into detail but there were obviously a bunch of "oldies" who apparently don't believe in socializing a puppy (it ruins the human K9 bond apparently) and instead of practicing bite inhibition they just correct the dog for biting and not expose it to any other dogs until its a year old.......makes perfect sense to me lol.

Honestly I think these dog specific forums are a little nuts at times, everyone's an expert, everyone has a comment and everyone has an attitude. Reminds me of mom forums only worse lol.

And of course the "trainers" on the forum want you to contact a trainer lol.

Its a little much for a puppy playing to roughly IMO, show me a puppy that doesn't play roughly.

I am a hypocrite to mini lol..... but it just drives me so nuts, I think maybe I need a break from all forums for a while, it makes my brain hurt.

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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Mon 21 Mar 2011, 7:45 pm

I don't see a problem asking for advice or tips and tricks.
I have asked for help with my dogs before.
I sift through all of the advice and "take" what I think I can use.
It isn't too difficult for me to see who has valid advice and who is a person I'd never listen to.

I rarely post about issues with my dogs except for here.
It feels safe to talk about here.
Not cause you will all pat me on the back but it feels like genuine caring here.
It's about the dog (s) not my ego.

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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Tue 22 Mar 2011, 12:38 am

Kewl Chick wrote:
I don't think it is a problem to ask for different methods that work for others. Hopefully HTS will weed through the responses and see what works for her.

I have to agree with you Pooper on her being a twit who IS a pups for bucks breeder.

Ahem, and don't you mean her bully pup? :roll: How much do you want to bet she ends up having an oops litter.

I won't bet against that one ever...funny you mention that, I had the same thought. What's weird on that forum is the numerous amount of people who are supposed animal lovers that support her after she was blatantly seeking a means to bypass CKC rules and register her pups. Also blatantly stated the pup was a Pit and then reinvented it's breed. Had a pup from the previous litter she saw for sale she said was for sale and in jeopardy as the man of the house was possibly abusive and left it there. Pups for bucks definitely. What I don't get is the support she gets, are they just stupid, or need to keep her around so they have someone to talk to because the forum is pretty dead? Of course there will be a fuss over the pupsters and many pics and forum fools drooling over the pups as of course they will be cute. The Pit pups in the future will be cute also, in a province where they are banned...DUH.

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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Wed 23 Mar 2011, 12:05 am

I won't go too much about the OP who posted that topic on the other thread. The puppy they were keeping out of their last litter, was all of a sudden sold. Think (JMPO) it had to do with not taking the time to properly train or spend any money on training. The this bull dog mix shows up in the picture a few months later.

I don't think there is anything wrong with someone asking for advice on the forum, just as long as they weed through the dangerous advice and try the subtle things. If those things do not show improvement within a week's time frame, then consult a professional trainer. Like I mentioned on the other side, I don't run to my dog trainer for every little issue I may see arise with my dog. An example of that was when my dog was when my dog was younger and started to think she could start resource guarding. I took the advise of experienced Rottie owners and breeders, and it was nipped in the bud. Had I not seen any improvement within a week, then I would have definitely went to my dog trainer for help. Not that she would have charged me anything to correct that issue, but there are dog trainers out there who would and I just don't think anyone would want to pay around $150 for advice on a couple solutions to one minor issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Fri 25 Mar 2011, 11:24 am

pooperscooper wrote:
Kewl Chick wrote:
I don't think it is a problem to ask for different methods that work for others. Hopefully HTS will weed through the responses and see what works for her.

I have to agree with you Pooper on her being a twit who IS a pups for bucks breeder.

Ahem, and don't you mean her bully pup? :roll: How much do you want to bet she ends up having an oops litter.

I won't bet against that one ever...funny you mention that, I had the same thought. What's weird on that forum is the numerous amount of people who are supposed animal lovers that support her after she was blatantly seeking a means to bypass CKC rules and register her pups. Also blatantly stated the pup was a Pit and then reinvented it's breed. Had a pup from the previous litter she saw for sale she said was for sale and in jeopardy as the man of the house was possibly abusive and left it there. Pups for bucks definitely. What I don't get is the support she gets, are they just stupid, or need to keep her around so they have someone to talk to because the forum is pretty dead? Of course there will be a fuss over the pupsters and many pics and forum fools drooling over the pups as of course they will be cute. The Pit pups in the future will be cute also, in a province where they are banned...DUH.

:roll:

+1000 on your post on HTS "question" thread. Couldnt 👍 there because I've been banned.
It surprises me that people will pay $1000 for her pups when they could go to a reputable breeder for the same price.
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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Fri 25 Mar 2011, 11:36 am

BigBrownEyes29 wrote:
This topic came up on the dark side and thought I would bring this up here as it's turned into an interesting topic of discussion over there.

At what point when a person notices that there dog is displaying behavioural issues should they seek the advice of a dog trainer? Do you think it's wrong for the person to post advice on a pet related internet forum if the issue just started? Do you think only certain advice should be posted and if so what issues would you consider ok and what issues would you consider no, no's?

IMO, it depends. I've seen some pretty dangerous advice given out for issues like aggression that have made matters worse.
Like Jersey, to me its not difficult to see who knows what they are talking about and who is clueless, but reading some of the advice given out, many people will take bad advice and the dogs end up suffering for it.

It bothers me to see people breeding that dont know anything about dogs behaviour. One of the importand things about good breeders to me, is they are there to support you with behaviour and training.
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PostSubject: Re: Dog Training Advice   Tue 29 Mar 2011, 12:03 pm

I posted a reply in that thread. I guess it could have come across as a little harsh, but it's how I see things typically. I just think sooooo often, that people get breeds they have zero understanding of, and then when problems/behavioural issues occur, they are in reactionary mode. Indeed there is some merit to asking Q's about dog handling on a forum, but I think a person's first line of defence is research. People who get dogs, let's say a mixed breed...if they are having issues with behaviour, they need to dig deep as to what's going on to cause that behaviour....is it environment?...or is it DNA? What's a specific breed bred for....what traits are coming out?....there's so much to dissect sometimes, that it's certainly hard to assertain in a forum.
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