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Old 12-06-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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Great article!!

Growling is Good

By Leah Roberts, Orlando Dog Training and Behavior Examiner


http://www.pawprintsthemagazine.com/?p=14492

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:55 AM   #2
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Interesting article. Amazing, on another site today I encountered 2 people advocating Koehler's methods to whip an aggressive dog into shape.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:15 PM   #3
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I learned a lot from this article. Thanks, Ann.
Elsa growls at large rambunctious dogs and I have told her "NO" as I take her away from them. I need to watch the message I'm giving her and tell others to keep their dogs at a distance until she's comfortable.
Thanks again. I always continue to learn kinder ways to understand my dog
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:07 PM   #4
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@elsasmom ... I thinks this is EXACTLY the point this article is making! We need to desensitize and socialize them, not correct them!
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:57 AM   #5
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Yes, we send many unintentional wrong messages. Many people have trouble with the puppy not urinating until after they take it back in. Well that is because you taught it that urinating ends the exciting trip outside. My 10 week old Lab Brenna seems to understand what is expected when I take her outside. I lavish praise on her. Even in the current foul weather, I am careful to let her run around and monster some sticks and leaves before taking her back in. Once we are back in, she gets a treat.
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Yes, we send many unintentional wrong messages. Many people have trouble with the puppy not urinating until after they take it back in. Well that is because you taught it that urinating ends the exciting trip outside. My 10 week old Lab Brenna seems to understand what is expected when I take her outside. I lavish praise on her. Even in the current foul weather, I am careful to let her run around and monster some sticks and leaves before taking her back in. Once we are back in, she gets a treat.
good point!
I've always given Elsa the command to pee in a little song I sing her and then I get all excited and lavish praise when she pees. She's 7 and I still make a big fuss about the good pee so she's anxious to show me her stuff. LOL
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LOL!! I love the info about the pee song! Only my dogs and maybe one or two very close friends know the things I say to my dogs to get the pee going. And yes, a good romp outside should be the biggest part of the reward!

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@Labman,
I have always done the exact same thing here too ... Potty first, followed by praise for the "job well done" ... then a chance to run around, play, sniff or whatever ... Then a treat when we go back inside!
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