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    Just say no to shock collars, just going to make...

    Just say no to shock collars, just going to make the one cat hate the other more.

    Separate when not home. When home, supervise, use play as a diversion, and reward the behavior you want. And...
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    8 year old horse, out of work because I was...

    8 year old horse, out of work because I was taking care of my 96 year old grandfather for his final days, his primary job is a trail horse and that is all he's ever been, no clubby feet but we have...
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    Lameness thoughts

    Ok, I'll try to keep this short.

    Horse has been out of work for six months. He's fat, I'm fat, and we probably both need topline. But I digress.

    Spent two weeks on the lunge line,...
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    Some of you guys have some serious misconceptions...

    Some of you guys have some serious misconceptions about no-kill shelters.

    I work in a no-kill, limited admission shelter. Our euthanasia rate is less than 1%, we only euthanize for extreme...
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    I have a border collie/cattle dog mix. Can we...

    I have a border collie/cattle dog mix. Can we say intelligent? She can go over, under, through, and around a fence to escape. It's been a challenge.

    What has worked has been five foot chain...
  6. Crates are your friends. If I can't keep one...

    Crates are your friends.

    If I can't keep one eye on the puppy, he's in a crate. When it's time to go outside, we come out of the crate, go outside. Puppy has two minutes to potty. We go to the...
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    I own a Paso Fino/arab cross. Great horse, has...

    I own a Paso Fino/arab cross.

    Great horse, has a little bit of a pieces and parts kinda guy. He's got a little bit of along back, and the paso upside down neck thing. He's got a bit of a pony...
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    As a 14 year old kid, I was babysitting for a...

    As a 14 year old kid, I was babysitting for a friend of my mothers. Parents got home REALLY late, and instead of taking me home at 2am, they set me up on the couch for the night. Mom went to bed,...
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    Hey, it got resurrected.... To Faith, I don't...

    Hey, it got resurrected....

    To Faith, I don't know it all by any means. I've never had dog aggression problems in my house before this, and once we determined there was a problem, we've been...
  10. I may be a new age Loonie, but my search and...

    I may be a new age Loonie, but my search and rescue dog is trained with positive reinforcement, treats (a lot), and a clicker.

    I do not have to go fishing in my pocket for a treat to get him to...
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    Two different cats have been grabbed one time...

    Two different cats have been grabbed one time each by the dog. The first incident had no damage done to the cat, he was wet and a kind of freaked (that had never happened to him before, don't blame...
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    Actually, in my eyes, several people have...

    Actually, in my eyes, several people have suggested abusive training methods. Shock collars are abusive. Sorry, but electric shocks are painful. Very painful. Are they effective? Perhaps, but...
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    I have a resource guarding cattle dog, I have an...

    I have a resource guarding cattle dog, I have an EPI dog, and I have an old dog. And six cats. I work in rescue, I tend to take in the problem children. Yes, I have an interesting crew of dogs. ...
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    Littleum, dogs are NOT pack animals. They are...

    Littleum, dogs are NOT pack animals. They are social animals, which means leadership can change at any given time depending on the circumstances. Izzy is not trying to take over leadership of my...
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    Yup, the dog sleeps with me. And she sometimes...

    Yup, the dog sleeps with me. And she sometimes sits in my lap. And she frequently goes out the door before me. I do not subscribe to the "dog is trying to take over the world" view of dog...
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    If it's needed, I will. But Izzy was NOT an...

    If it's needed, I will. But Izzy was NOT an aggressive dog prior to all of this, so I'm hoping she'll go back to her lovable self. If she doesn't, then we'll pursue behavioral work. I have some...
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    It's Wednesday, bloodwork day. What I find...

    It's Wednesday, bloodwork day.

    What I find interesting is that this is a group of horse people. If I had written that my mature horse had temperament problems over the last six months, every...
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    Having said all that, if anyone has any thoughts...

    Having said all that, if anyone has any thoughts that don't involve physical punishment or painful methods, please feel free to share.
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    Shock collars can also breed resentment. For...

    Shock collars can also breed resentment. For something like deer chasing or car chasing, if you want to cause your dog physical pain to stop it from doing something, fine. But Izzy has to live with...
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    Thank you Jetsmom. I believe that positive...

    Thank you Jetsmom. I believe that positive reinforcement training can fix anything, especially with a dedicated trainer and owner. I will have a very talented behaviorist come to the house after lab...
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    Thank you for any thoughts anyone has. I'm going...

    Thank you for any thoughts anyone has. I'm going to clarify a few points.

    I have not and will NEVER use an e-collar on a dog. Ain't happening. Aggression breeds aggression, and all an e-collar...
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    Thoughts please

    I have a four year old cattle dog/border collie mix. When I got her at 10 weeks, she was essentially feral. We worked a lot in her first two years and although she's not social with new people,...
  23. Separate them. Now. It may sound funny, but...

    Separate them. Now.

    It may sound funny, but it's really not. We've had kittens have to be euthanized due to this. The other kittens in the litter suckled his little parts and basically shredded...
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    Has a vet COMPLETELY checked him over? Are his...

    Has a vet COMPLETELY checked him over? Are his eyes checked, by a veterinarian? Have you checked for something like kissing spines? Ulcers? Foot pain? Magnesium deficiency? Check for medical/health...
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    You've got it Rally. Dogs are expected to be...

    You've got it Rally.

    Dogs are expected to be perfect at all times.

    Resource guarding is FEAR based. Fix the fear, fix the problem. Confident, well adjusted dogs don't normally resource guard....
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