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Behavior & Training > Amazing Dog Tricks
Cohen CD RE- ADC SGDC- FDCh CGN

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Barked: Tue Oct 28, '14 6:34am PST 
Hey all! I recently put together a video to mark Cohen's 5th birthday. (Her birthday was actually back in August... I'm not great at deadlines!) She's an awesome trick dog with lots of enthusiasm for learning and performing.

I'm not sure this link will work, but give it a try. It may play below, or it may redirect you to youtube. Enjoy!

Amazing Dog Tricks by Cohen the Australian Shepherd

Some people have had some trouble accessing the video. Please let me know if you do too and I'll provide an alternative link.
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» There has since been 3 posts. Last posting by Scruffy (RIP), Nov 13 4:34 pm

Behavior & Training > Socialization: Is it really too late?
Cohen CD RE- ADC SGDC- FDCh CGN

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Barked: Wed Sep 24, '14 1:19pm PST 
"Socialization" is the new "dominance" in that it's misunderstood and misconstrued by dog owners everywhere. Here's a link to help you get your pup comfortable with new experiences:

http://www.clickertraining.com/node/3953

To answer your question, while a key socialization window has ended, it's never too late. Socialization is a form of desensitization.
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Behavior & Training > New dog is food aggressive & snapping at my kids!

Cohen CD RE- ADC SGDC- FDCh CGN

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Barked: Tue Sep 16, '14 6:03pm PST 
First step: behaviourist, not trainer.

Second step: Buy this book
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Australian Shepherd > What is my Aussie mixed with?

Cohen CD RE- ADC SGDC- FDCh CGN

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Barked: Mon Sep 15, '14 3:12pm PST 
He looks like he might have some Catahoula Leopard Dog in him. Look them up on the internet. They are a great dog, mellow like Aussies.

Hah. What dogs have you been looking at? Catahoulas are a hardcore working breed with energy for miles. If you found some mellow ones, lucky you. It is far from the norm.

E: Though, I wouldn't describe Aussies as mellow either. shrug
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Australian Shepherd > What is my Aussie mixed with?

Cohen CD RE- ADC SGDC- FDCh CGN

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Barked: Tue Sep 9, '14 5:37pm PST 
It's difficult to tell from one photo, but in my estimation he's a mix. What he's mixed with, precisely, is difficult to tell. Perhaps a short coated border collie? Short coats are normally dominant to long. Does he ever exhibit crouched down stalking behaviour?
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» There has since been 4 posts. Last posting by Willow, Sep 25 2:36 am

Small Dogs > Adult dog is waking up the puppy help!
Cohen CD RE- ADC SGDC- FDCh CGN

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Barked: Sun Jul 6, '14 8:13pm PST 
Sounds like it's time to go back to crating. Or learn to live with less sleep. I know what I'd choose.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Service dog | blue pitbull | XXL Pitbull

Cohen CD RE- ADC SGDC- FDCh CGN

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Barked: Wed Jul 2, '14 12:24pm PST 
It's "pit bull" not pitbull. Furthermore, pits are neither blue nor 100+ pounds.

Good luck with your possible future therapy dog!
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Behavior & Training > Introducing the new dog

Cohen CD RE- ADC SGDC- FDCh CGN

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Barked: Tue Jun 17, '14 4:31am PST 
Keep them separated 100% of the time and call a behaviourist. This is a serious issue that people on the internet cannot help you with.
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Behavior & Training > Trouble finding socialization oppertunites! PLEASE HELP!

Cohen CD RE- ADC SGDC- FDCh CGN

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Barked: Mon Jun 16, '14 4:37am PST 
I was going to say this when you first posted this thread but digressed. Now with your new muzzle thread, I figured I'd follow through.

I don't think you're doing the right thing in exposing your DA dog to other dogs -- especially dogs owned by people you don't know in uncontrolled environments. I think the advice of "socializing" him (which you're not really doing -- you're trying to desensitize more than anything I think) is either poor or being misconstrued. I think that you're setting your dog and yourself up for failure. My suspicions were confirmed when you described his reaction at the dog park in your muzzle thread.

If I were in your situation (I do own two somewhat reactive dogs) I would put in loads of work in improving your dog's focus around distractions and self control. Getting him to a point where he can meet dogs would be way, way, way down my list of priorities. I think that people place an undue amount of importance on your dog being friendly/accepting of strange dogs. It's okay if your dog doesn't like other dogs. Your goal should be for him to learn to trust you, accept their presence while focusing on you when around them. Then you return the favour and remove yourself and him from the uncomfortable situation. Some dogs are not dog park dogs and that's okay.

I think you're doing your dog a disservice by essentially throwing him into the deep end to see if he'll sink or swim. Did your behaviourist give you other tasks to work on? It's Your Choice? Look At That? Assumed Attention? Confidence building games?
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Behavior & Training > Dangerous Dogs Indeed...
Cohen CD RE- ADC SGDC- FDCh CGN

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Barked: Sun Jun 15, '14 6:54am PST 
The list was written based on statistics of dog bites/fatalities. I'm sure you've had many, many good interactions with many of the breeds on the list but the statistics are what they are. (Though the pit bull bite statistics will be inflated due to people having a hard time identifying pits/pit mixes.) Those breeds are more likely to bite/injure/kill a person. This is the reality. The only thing up for discussion is why the stats are what they are. My guess is that they're large, powerful, common breeds that attract non-dog-savvy owners.

Here's a list of all recorded fatal dog attacks in the USA: Fatal Dog Attacks in The United States - wikipedia

It makes for some interesting reading.
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