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Behavior & Training > What Makes Some Dogs "Bomb-Proof"?
Cain

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Barked: Sun Mar 2, '14 10:26am PST 
Exactly. A bomb proof dog has good nerves - and that's not something you can train. It's stability, it's adaptability, it's confidence - all of which training can enhance to create a rock solid dog in all arenas. You can, via training and exposure, improve a weak nerved dog, but you will never have one that is bomb proof.
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Senior Dogs > One last journey
Cain

Q.E.D., baby,- Q.E.D.!
 
 
Barked: Mon Oct 7, '13 5:53pm PST 
Someone sent me this after Cain's death - I liked it, as much as I could anything at that time:

"All The Good Dogs

What purpose did they serve, all the good dogs that once ran through the world and wait now in the shadowy quiet of the past?

They lightened our burden and drove away our enemies and stayed when others left us.

They gave aid and comfort, protection and security. They held a mirror wherein we might see ourselves as we long to be.

They gave us a glimpse of the world beyond the narrow confines of our own species.

Although we make dull students, slowly they help us learn how to command and to protect with wisdom and justice and imagination.

They taught and still teach us the joy of giving generosity and kindess and love—without the thought of gainful return.

And now—all the fleet hounds, the staunch mastiffs, the loyal shepherds, the dancing toys, the fumbling puppies, pets on silken pillows, workers plodding at their tasks, the special ones you loved best, those of ours we still miss--
To all the good dogs, goodbye,
until some brighter day in some fair place you run out to greet us again."

I'm sorry for your loss, and I understand your pain.
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Behavior & Training > new dog can't play nice with the cats -- help!!

Cain

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Barked: Mon Jul 29, '13 7:33pm PST 
Your dog needs a job. I have 5 Catahoulas, G2 being one (Thanks, Squam! laugh out loud, and they require significant exercise, both physical & mental. These are dogs that head (not herd) cattle to get them from one place to another, hunt & bay up hogs, tree raccoons, and protect the homestead from varmints both 4 legged and 2. Your dog will not be satisfied working for a treat, and will not have its 'focus' diminished by treat giving during cat presence - that's just not what Catahoulas do. The only hope you have is to stimulate both the mind & the body - the old saying about Catahoulas is that if they don't have a job, they will eat your house - and everything in it. Aversive training won't work any more than force free - until the dog has sufficient mental & physical exercise.
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Behavior & Training > At what age does DA and SSA crop up/when will you know if it will crop up

Cain

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Barked: Thu Jun 27, '13 9:10pm PST 
"I'd definitely avoid those dogs with a tendency to DA and SSA. It does tend to crop up at adolescence and maturity."

Absolutely. Catahoulas, for example, are known for SSA/DA, beginning at between 8 months & 1.5 years - they can go from absolutely fine on one day to ravening crazed hellions when their biological trigger gets tripped on the next. Not fun,and certainly something to avoid if you can.
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Behavior & Training > Police Dog attacks child in Grandmother's garden.

Cain

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Barked: Thu Jun 27, '13 9:02pm PST 
Sounds like a poorly trained & over-excited dog - and handler. A good dog should be able to discern between a threat & a non-threat, which leads me to believe this is not a particularly good dog in general - a dog with a good, stable bloodline behind it, even if not experienced, can still determine what's a threat and what isn't, and a child is clearly not a threat. This is not a dog - or a handler, either - that I would want on the street.
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Food & Nutrition > Unbelievable!
Cain

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Barked: Thu Jun 27, '13 8:52pm PST 
Wow, was this article even trying to be serious or is it satire? Unbelievable!
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Behavior & Training > When do dog to dog corrections become bullying type behaviours?

Cain

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Barked: Sat Feb 2, '13 12:14pm PST 
"But seriously, no one is saying you're going against a dog's nature or making dogs believe they're human, as if that were possible. Those excuses to justify leaving it up to your dog to settle matters with violence is just that, excuses to justify it."

Isn't this contradictory?

"I think it highly depends on the dogs you are working with."

I can agree with this also - seems to be common sense. smile
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Behavior & Training > When do dog to dog corrections become bullying type behaviours?

Cain

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Barked: Fri Feb 1, '13 8:18pm PST 
"'I really want communication to be learned, not violence. Mediation through non-violent methods is reflected in dogs who learn these skills'. "

Do you believe that dogs learn to function outside their nature as animals? Do you think they learn mediation skills and resolve things in non-violent methods? Maybe I'm just perplexed by the way this is worded, but I think this whole concept is counter to Nature herself. Of course I'm not advocating that you allow things to get crazy out of hand where someone gets hurt, but otherwise, I believe that the other Guest has it pretty much nailed as far as animal behavior.
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Behavior & Training > What Are You Doing For "Train Your Dog Month?"

G2

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Barked: Tue Jan 22, '13 5:16pm PST 
We are doing some blood trailing and treeing, and the new G2 son I have is getting to work on some obedience....working towards the next NALC show in about a month....
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Sports & Agility > Confused about Some APDT Rally Rules
G2

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Barked: Tue Jan 22, '13 12:59pm PST 
"Of course, I also understand how an individual could see others doing it to them and emulate. But then the people who began the snarking really have no right to complain, do they?"

Hmmmm....really have no idea what you are talking about here......are you talking about someone who copy cats or someone who becomes hateful and justifies that because they think someone's doing it to them? That sounds a little like a "neiner, neiner" response, and certainly not terribly mature. Regardless, this really is a potential drift off topic, so let's get back on track.

"I learned early that some sport people wouldn't know a real working dog if it fell out of the sky and hit them smack on the head"

laugh out loud True that!
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