Archive for January 2nd, 2012

Dog Training..First day?

Question by Drop Acid not Bombs: Dog Training..First day?
Ok so im going to be taking my one year old dog to a dog training “school” sooner or later.Now i would just like to know what to expect on the first day.Like what to bring and other stuff thank you.Also what can i do with my pup to get him ready-Like should i work with him a bit more??? Thank You So Much!!
All were really going for is Coming when Called and not to bark at every dog we see on a walk-Also some little things—I have called the people and they are going call me to set up some classes :)

Best answer:

Answer by Angel Barbie
Not sure what you mean by school? Do you mean an hour a week at a training group class? Take with you a normal length lead, not a flexi-lead. Take loads of treats… and that’s about it really!

The group I took my puppy to was a closed group. We all started the same week so we all started with the first thing (teaching SIT) and then all progressed on to the next thing the next week.

Reading the answer below me by Daisy – IGNORE IT. You do NOT teach a dog to sit by pushing its bum down. You will meet resistance and that is NOT the way to teach. You use a treat held above the nose and lift it up and back very slowly so the dogs bum hits the floor, then you give the treat…. you do that a few time then start adding in the “cue” word SIT. Don’t push the bum down. You are better off waiting until you get there and see how your trainer “teaches” you. At my group we were given hands out…. and had to practise practise practise in the week, until the next class.

You can’t “teach” reliable good recall without going through the other steps first….. teaching the SIT and DOWN commands are relatively easy…. it helps you learn HOW to teach and train, it helps you bond with your dog and gets the dog to pay attention and listen to you… reliable recall comes much much later… its actually one of the hardest things! Its like wanting to swim a mile when you can’t even do 25 metres! You have to start with the basics and progress.

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Question by Eddie Cacciatore, Private Eye: How old is too old for a dog or cat to still believe in Santa Claus?
My wife takes our dog to Petco to get his photo taken with Santa each year, but he’s getting much older now and in the most recent pic, I can swear, there’s a look of incredulity in my dog’s eyes as he’s sitting there on Santa’s lap.

At what age, typically, do dogs and cats stop believing in Santa Claus?

Should we start labeling his gifts “From Mommy and Daddy” instead of “From Santa”?

Best answer:

Answer by ciao.duckies
ummm u need to get a life

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Doga: Standing Poses for Small Dogs – as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. We are now going to move into standing poses for smaller dogs. Yes I know that there are different poses for different size dogs. A big dog, you are not going to be able to balance them on your legs in warrior one pose, you are not going to be able to lift them in the air but, these are the poses that work well for small dogs. Triangle pose here, balancing them on your waist. All these poses you hold for a little bit of time, 5-10 breaths, moving through postures where your using the dog to help support you and your supporting them. “Good girl, very nice Curly.” Then we just keep moving through a few different moves. “Nice.” One of curly’s favorite poses are balancing poses. We do poses where she stays on top..just getting comfortable and steady together. That is one of the keys to Doga and Yoga; comfortable, steady, no pain, no strain. We can move into other poses from here, can work on balancing with one leg, we can work on squats. So these definitely are poses you do with a smaller dog. “Good girl Curly. You want to get off?” and then you just lower down, “Good girl, jump off baby. Very nice. Good job lady, that was good.” There are definitely a lot of poses you can do while standing with your dog, a medium sized dog or any dog that you can lift up. Mountain pose: a fabulous pose to work on for stability and strength and just balance. Just holding your pet in with you here, body nice and
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Learn how to train your small dog to sit on command in this free online dog obedience training video for teaching good dog behavior. Expert: Melanie McLeroy Contact: www.taurusdogtraining.com Bio: Melanie McLeroy co-owns the award winning Taurus Training dog training facility in Austin, Texas. She is also certified in animal CPR and first aid. Filmmaker: EV studios
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Q&A: What’s that rap song that sounds like “stupid dog food. stupid stupid dog food”?

Question by : What’s that rap song that sounds like “stupid dog food. stupid stupid dog food”?
I know that’s not actually what he’s saying but it’s been killing me to find out what the song’s called.

Best answer:

Answer by dekkerman2002
Who Let The Dog’s Out – Baha Men

(just kidding, thought this was a funny answer)

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