Archive for January 13th, 2012

Question by ~YoUr G: what are your thoughts on “Invisable Fencing”?
I’m going to school for a year and my dog(GSD) is going to be staying with my parents. My parents have a ton of property and 2 other dogs, so I’m sure my dog will have a blast. The only problem is the road… there are lots of people who walk, ride their bikes ect up and down the road. My dog runs out to the road and barks at them.. so I need some thing to keep him( and the walkers) safe.
A regular fence is not an option.
I do not need to keep other animals out. There are no feral dogs around.

I care if people can’t see the fence… thats the whole point.
sorry… * I don’t care if people can’t see the fence*
My parents dogs are Bernese Mt Dogs and they don’t go near the road or bark at people. My Shepherd is very protective and “on guard”.

Best answer:

Answer by moof
This article sums up my feelings with more clarity than I could manage:
http://www.positivedogs.com/articles/electronic_fencing.html

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Teaching my puppy to shake — opinions?

Question by jtexas: Teaching my puppy to shake — opinions?
Ever notice how people will hold out a hand to a sitting dog and say “shake”? I thought it would be fun if the dog, instead of offering a paw to shake hands, stood up and shook his body, like a wet dog.

Then I thought, would it be funnier if he did that to “shake it like a polaroid picture?” What do you think?

Best answer:

Answer by Borderline Collie
The best I can think of would involve soaking the dog.

Each time you soak him, mark the shaking behaviour with a treat or however you train.

Although, if your dog doesn’t like water, this may cause problems.

It’d be an interesting trick for sure.

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Nice “canine Dog” photos

A few nice canine dog images I found:

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Image by r.rosenberger

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Image by r.rosenberger

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Image by r.rosenberger

Q&A: How do I get my dog to eat his dog food?

Question by Jasmine: How do I get my dog to eat his dog food?
Ever since Comet was a pup, he had to have his food made a special way. Then as he grows up, it’s no dog good… it’s human food. We tried to stop giving Comet human food so he can get hungry and eat his dog food, but it doesn’t work. He just won’t eat at all and starve. It’s like he’s saying, “I would rather starve than eat that stuff in that bowl.” My friend suggested that I crush Comet’s treats and mix them in his food so he would eat. That works but I just wish Comet will eat his food when I pour it in his bowl. Any suggestions besides the crush his treats and mix it in his food one?

Best answer:

Answer by hoghuntingchick
Just keep doing that and gradually reduce the amount of treats till its just food. The rest is up to the dog. Good luck!!!

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