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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks
Koby

I'm a big brat- and I don't care- :)
 
 
Barked: Fri Aug 21, '15 5:07pm PST 
2" of rain so far today. Yay! More coming. We really needed it. smile
Tyler, Reina's doing great! She's a real sweetie pie. Seems to be healthy as a horse. She had a little tough time when we first got her. Lot's of UTI's and some stomach issues. She was really hard to potty train because of the UTI's and it was so cold this past Winter. Not sure what all that was from, but she seems to have gotten over all of it, with no problems now. Her temperament is more than I expected. She's sweet, has a soft mouth, smart, funny, playful, mindful, and learns quickly. The 2 major problems I'm having are........my husband is spoiling her rotten and she's super friendly. I was so afraid someone would steal her, so I got her micro-chipped as soon as she was old enough. She goes up to everyone and wants to be their friend. I never had a dog like that before. But I guess spoiling is ok to a point. She's going through the "bossy" stage with Koby right now, but we're on top of that. She's going to be 10 months old next week. How time flies. I'm really surprised at what a nice dog she is. With our track record with dogs, I totally expected to be disappointed in her. But I'm pleasantly surprised. She has a little more energy than I wanted, but Koby helps us keep her worn out. LOLOL He's turned out to be a great babysitter. I was worried about that since he didn't like her at first. We were afraid he would hurt her, but he came around with our careful and slow introduction. Now they're inseparable. LOLOL I have to get some current pics of Reina. She's changed a lot. I've just been really busy. I would recommend Reina's line to anyone. She's East German. She has the same temperament as her mother and father, sweet. I would get another from her breeder, down the road. Although, I really want to rescue next time. Thanks for asking. smile
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Behavior & Training > Home Automation Annoyances
Koby

I'm a big brat- and I don't care- :)
 
 
Barked: Thu Aug 20, '15 3:51am PST 
With some patience and perseverance, you can teach him the difference. Good Luck and I hope it works. smile
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Koby

I'm a big brat- and I don't care- :)
 
 
Barked: Tue Aug 18, '15 4:03am PST 
I let the dogs out for a few minutes yesterday and since they were cooped up for a few days, they had the puppy crazies. Koby got a half a case of heat stroke. I stuffed him in his pool and hosed him down. Really scary. shock His coat is really thick, so I think he doesn't mind the heat as well as Reina does. Back to being cooped up in air-conditioning for a few more days.
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Behavior & Training > Home Automation Annoyances

Koby

I'm a big brat- and I don't care- :)
 
 
Barked: Tue Aug 18, '15 3:58am PST 
I would find a treat he would die for. Then I would teach him "quiet" and only use that treat for that command, nothing else. Once he's learned that command "quiet", then I would practice it when the lights go on and use that treat for reward. It might take awhile because he's used to overreacting when the light comes on. Koby does similar things, and I realized, he was doing his job by alerting me. So, I let him bark a few times then tell him quiet and he listens. Maybe later, you could teach him a different alert once he's learned quiet. That way he gets the "need to alert you" out of his system. Good Luck!
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Service & Therapy Dogs > New to the forum

Koby

I'm a big brat- and I don't care- :)
 
 
Barked: Fri Aug 14, '15 4:04am PST 
Positive thinking..............happy dance
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Behavior & Training > Its me or your dog. Help!
Koby

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Barked: Wed Jul 29, '15 3:52am PST 
Any updates? Is he doing any better?
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Behavior & Training > Its me or your dog. Help!

Koby

I'm a big brat- and I don't care- :)
 
 
Barked: Sat Jul 25, '15 5:46pm PST 
That's great he trusts you and he's food motivated. That's 1/2 the battle, figuring out what motivates him. Make sure the treats your BF and daughter feed him are "special yummy treats" that only they feed him. Don't give him those treats at any other time and don't you give him those treats. He needs to view the both of them as "the good treat giver people", which is a good thing. Make sure they don't make eye contact while feeding him the treats. It's very important that your BF and daughter do not show any disappointment or irritation while around Rocky. He can pick up on it and it would just escalate the problem. Don't "lolly-coddle" him when he's scared just continue to call him over but be matter of fact about it. He's not too old to work with. Please keep us posted on his progress and Good luck with him I wish you all the best hug I have no doubt that with time and patience you will make progress. One other thing, the 2 best dogs I ever had were the most work, Jax and Koby. smile They were/are worth every minute of the time and patience I put in. I would do it again.
Oh, and one more thing, I taught both Jax and Koby the "Go See" command. Thats when they are cautious of something, so I would tell them go see. They learned that they could go up to it and not be hurt or scared, guarenteed. It's very important that he is NEVER scared while using that command or it will never work again. Start out slow maybe with something he has slight issue with. Take him over and call him in a happy voice and tap the item. when he goes over, make a big deal out of it by playing and petting him or give him a treat. Good Luck!
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Behavior & Training > Its me or your dog. Help!

Koby

I'm a big brat- and I don't care- :)
 
 
Barked: Wed Jul 22, '15 5:46pm PST 
One other thing. Sometimes health issues can contribute to aggression or at least make it worse. You might have a vet check him out, if you haven't already. (I used to have to muzzle Koby). Maybe have them check his thyroid function. That can cause aggression. Unfortunately, it's not a cheap test, but if it's part or all of the problem, meds will help immensley. Good Luck!
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Behavior & Training > Its me or your dog. Help!

Koby

I'm a big brat- and I don't care- :)
 
 
Barked: Wed Jul 22, '15 5:41pm PST 
Like Lily said, you might try a certified behaviorist and/or another trainer that has experience with fear aggression. If you find the right person to help you, it's possible to help your dog. Koby had severe fear aggression. I found a trainer that "Got Him". I used other trainers and walked out of the room and never went back. It's really hard to find good people to help with the fear. NEVER send him away to be trained. It took me a year of weekly training and daily work to get Koby to where he is today, so just know that you have a long road ahead of you with a long commitment of a lot of work to get him to a point where you can manage him. Koby still has to be watched around people, but anyone who knew him before, can't believe he's the same dog. So, it's possible. How is he around you? Does he trust you? Is he food/toy motivated? One of the things that helped Koby is that he's has a VERY HIGH BALL DRIVE. So I used it (after he was in training for a while) to meet new people. I would have the person throw him the ball and they became his new best "ball thrower friend". You could find a YUMMY treat (liver, chicken, etc.), something he would die for and only have your BF & child feed it to him, (lightly toss it to him, so it doesn't scare him). That could be a start. Do you have another dog? My Jaxey was also fear aggressive; I was told to put her down by vets and trainers. I had our friendly Golden take treats from visitors and gave her nothing until she would take a step or two closer to get the treat. Then they lightly tossed her a taste. It took a while (weeks), but her stomach got the best of her and she came right up, sheepishly at first, and took the treat nicely right out of their hand. Eye contact and reaching for both Jax and Koby would trigger the aggression. It's still a trigger for Koby. So, I tell people no touching and no eye contact. I could write a book here, so I won't overwhelm you with a seriously long post. I hope the few things I suggested helps. The main thing you can do is find a trainer / behaviorist that "Gets Him" who uses positive reinforcement training. You might also read a few books. One is "The Cautious Canine". It's a very thin book, but it's packed with tips for fear aggressive dogs. It helped me immensely with Jax. Also, know that sometimes there are dogs you just can't help. Hopefully, that's not so in your case. Good Luck and I hope he gets better. smile hug
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Dog Health > Update on Bunny's panting
Koby

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Barked: Fri Jun 26, '15 6:01pm PST 
I hope it works for you.
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