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by Little Bear
08 Mar 2013, 10:01
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: Crufts
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Crufts

Hi, bit of a long shot, but I'm ring side at the Minis - anyone here? I'm in a red coat :-)
Em
by Little Bear
27 Nov 2012, 22:46
Forum: Training
Topic: What's OK and not OK in training methods?
Replies: 42
Views: 1804

Re: What's OK and not OK in training methods?

Glad to see the debate move away from the outdated ideas that fear and dominance are the way to get results. Just reading John Bradshaw's, In Defence of Dogs which gives a great summary of the science that's easier going on the brainbox than Coppinger. I read this recently too on the recommendation...
by Little Bear
26 Nov 2012, 21:44
Forum: Training
Topic: What's OK and not OK in training methods?
Replies: 42
Views: 1804

Re: What's OK and not OK in training methods?

Glad to see the debate move away from the outdated ideas that fear and dominance are the way to get results.

Just reading John Bradshaw's, In Defence of Dogs which gives a great summary of the science that's easier going on the brainbox than Coppinger.
by Little Bear
05 Sep 2012, 21:16
Forum: Training
Topic: What's OK and not OK in training methods?
Replies: 42
Views: 1804

Re: What's OK and not OK in training methods?

Hi little bears mum, thank you for your reply. It made me feel there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have tried the pained yell and walk away but not actually out of the room so will try that. I've also tried saying NO in a very stern voice and putting my hand up, palm toward him, but he just ...
by Little Bear
05 Sep 2012, 17:28
Forum: Training
Topic: What's OK and not OK in training methods?
Replies: 42
Views: 1804

Re: What's OK and not OK in training methods?

Ps - Little Bear was called Demon Pup for months too ;-)
by Little Bear
05 Sep 2012, 17:19
Forum: Training
Topic: What's OK and not OK in training methods?
Replies: 42
Views: 1804

Re: What's OK and not OK in training methods?

That must be really upsetting for you. I remember crying in frustration when LB used to nip me. He didn't draw blood, but it still hurt a lot. I was told that puppies don't know the power of their bite - it comes naturally to them and they have no idea of consequence at that age - if in fact dogs ev...
by Little Bear
02 Sep 2012, 19:32
Forum: Training
Topic: so badly behaved
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: so badly behaved

I'd wondered if it was to do with me coming back from holiday too- he was a bit funny about me leaving him for a couple of days, but he's been fine since. Net result is the same though!! Still got to do the training. Monty is very responsive to clicker training- that's what we've been using at the c...
by Little Bear
02 Sep 2012, 18:06
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: Schnauzers dont like water ????
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Re: Schnauzers dont like water ????

[quote="SamanthaSpearing"]It was my birthday last week and Andrew's aunt bought me this card, thought it was very relevant to your post - esp the breed of dog :)) I so want this card! Little Bear's had THREE baths this week thanks to fox poo exploits so this just about sums up my week! Thanks for sh...
by Little Bear
02 Sep 2012, 18:04
Forum: New Members
Topic: my puppy won't stop eating plants, bark and other rubbish
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: my puppy won't stop eating plants, bark and other rubbis

Oh, 11 weeks! Bet she's a really cutie! :-) I was told puppies discover the world through their mouths so sounds like she's taking it all in - quite literally! Have you tried swaps? So if she picks up something unsavoury (mine used to love eating cat poo..., I know, gross!) I'd say leave quietly and...
by Little Bear
02 Sep 2012, 17:53
Forum: Training
Topic: What's OK and not OK in training methods?
Replies: 42
Views: 1804

Re: What's OK and not OK in training methods?

[quote="angieh"]Yes, I agree with Leigh too - it's exactly how I feel. I really had to air the problem and ask in case I was being too "namby-pamby". I admit to being far firmer with Monty than OH is - I've scruffed him a few times but I don't hold him down forcefully like some methods I've seen, wa...
by Little Bear
02 Sep 2012, 17:28
Forum: Training
Topic: so badly behaved
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: so badly behaved

The bad days are just awful aren't they? Like Hart mentioned, clicker training has worked really well with Little Bear as his reactiveness is fear based. Just a thought but could this change in behaviour be a reaction to you going on holiday? Little Bear is an angel for a few days when I get back fr...
by Little Bear
02 Sep 2012, 17:16
Forum: Puppy Care
Topic: Reading recommendations please!
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Reading recommendations please!

I'm seriously impressed that you're doing your research well in advance :-) Wish I'd been that smart before I got Little Bear! The Gwen Bailey book is good, not read the Dunbar one but he's great so I'm sure it would be good too. I'd add to that 'For the Love of a Dog' by Patricia McConnell (my ulti...
by Little Bear
04 Jul 2012, 20:35
Forum: New Members
Topic: GREETINGS FROM HIGH WYCOMBE
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: GREETINGS FROM HIGH WYCOMBE

Hi and welcome to the forum. Merlin is gorgeous! :-)
by Little Bear
05 Jun 2012, 15:04
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Problems when out walking
Replies: 19
Views: 1113

Re: Problems when out walking

Thanks for such a helpful response Little Bear - you've given us loads to think about! Have also enjoyed reading a couple of your recent blogs too :) Clare Thanks for such a helpful response Little Bear - you've given us loads to think about! Have also enjoyed reading a couple of your recent blogs ...
by Little Bear
04 Jun 2012, 16:08
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Problems when out walking
Replies: 19
Views: 1113

Re: Problems when out walking

Oh this sounds oh so familiar! LOL The trick here, as I've learned the hard and expensive way is to understand why they bark. It could be excitement 'Oh boy oh boy, there's a DOG mamma, can I play?' or it could be fear 'Oh no, a DOG! Better bark like a big boy and scare him away quick' With the latt...