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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > three Min Pins in rural shelter in central Arkansas
Elliot

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Barked: Sun Aug 5, '12 6:45pm PST 
I'd be happy to check them out for a rescue that might be able to pull them. I'd be able to transport to SE Texas/ Louisiana border on 8/17 or 18 (not sure what day we are going down there yet but one of the two for sure) or we can take a trip to memphis pretty much whenever. The shelter does not run a website with adoptable dogs, but there is a facebook page run by volunteers. The are the "Ward Animal Shelter Volunteers". The guy who runs the facebook page is heavily involved with the shelter and arranges for transport adoptions and so on. I am not affiliated with the shelter at all, just saw the post about the MinPins and. It is rare that pure breds end up in a shelter down here at all. They also do out of state adoptions, so if you are looking for a MinPin, check them out.
From the pis, two definitly look like MinPins, the third one might be a mix.
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Food & Nutrition > Taste of the Wild
Elliot

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Barked: Tue Feb 28, '12 8:52am PST 
Love it! The venison puppy formula is the first food we've found that our allergy ridden dog can eat! Great ingredients and all three are doing well on it.
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Behavior & Training > Stealing and Sharing

Elliot

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Barked: Wed Feb 22, '12 9:32am PST 
I 100% understand your concern. I went through the exact same thing with a foster pup and my own dog. At first I was proud of her for being so nice, then I felt that she was creating a little monster. Eventually she began to correct him, especially when he was trying to steal her bully sticks. Several months later, the pup is still here (and not going anywhere). The two of them are still best friends and he will still take things from her, but now it is during play. She will tell him off if she wants to keep the bone and he has yet to try to take anything from my other dog.
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Behavior & Training > Newborn baby killed by family husky

Elliot

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Barked: Sun Feb 19, '12 12:23pm PST 
The liability remains though. IF that dog were to ever again bite someone, that person could sue the new owner and AC and would probably win. God forbid that dogs ever hurts another child, even if the dog is completely not at fault, AC would likely be held responsible. I am not debatting if re-homing the dog is morally right or wrong, merely the legal consequences of doing so.
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Behavior & Training > Feeding Frenzy 120 hounds at Cheverny--cool video

Elliot

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Barked: Sat Feb 18, '12 11:37pm PST 
The question is what would happen if a dog went all the way to the food? Just more whipping the whip only to get the sound? What if that does not work? Why have a whip if you aren't going to use it?

With such a large number it seems probable that at least one of them is not sound sensitive. So one dog would try to get the food and to deter him the whip would be used to only make a sound. For a scent driven hound that is safe around gunfire I can't imagine the sound of the whip to be enough to stop him from getting his dinner. I'd bet the dog would ignore the sound and happily munch away.
I absolutely do not believe that it is the sound that is keeping them under control. Though even if it was just the sound, it would still work by using an aversive.

That the dogs don't look terrified only means that they understand what they need to do to avoid the whip (stay back).I suppose that might be an indicator that the guy is good at using P . Which is less terrible than being bad at P .


Since we'll never know for sure, let's agree to disagree smile

Edited to add: Why would the dogs avoid the whip unless they have learned that avoiding it is preferrable to not avoiding it? What would happend if the dog did not avoid the whip? That right there tells you why they are staying back.
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Behavior & Training > Feeding Frenzy 120 hounds at Cheverny--cool video
Elliot

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Barked: Sat Feb 18, '12 10:52pm PST 
I doubt it is just the sound of the whip that is keeping them back. More likely they know what happens when they get too close. And I'd rather not think about what that whip is used for when one of the dog goes for the food.
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Behavior & Training > Newborn baby killed by family husky

Elliot

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Barked: Sat Feb 18, '12 10:42pm PST 
So tragic. My heart goes out to the parents who lost their child. I can imagine few things more terrible than being responsible for the death of your own child.
I am suprised animal control would consider re-homing that dog. That is a huge liability.
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Choosing the Right Dog > Another Wisdom panel story

Elliot

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Barked: Sat Feb 11, '12 1:30pm PST 
The Wisdom panel is the blood test.
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Behavior & Training > Rewarding a dog who doesn't like treats, toys?

Elliot

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Barked: Fri Feb 10, '12 6:42pm PST 
A way to increase intrest in food is to make your dog work for every piece of food. I don't mean only obedience type stuff, but feeding her kibble from a food dispensing toy instead of from a bowl. Food is a primary resource for any dog and assuming that you have a healthy dog in a comfortable environment there is no dog that cannot be motivated by food.
I know some people will disagree with me smile I do use praise and play to reward my dogs, I think they are important to a dog's overall well being.
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Behavior & Training > Opinions on schools for dog trainers
Elliot

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Barked: Fri Feb 10, '12 6:27pm PST 
Need to add that everything I mentioned is by highly respected trainers in the world of positive dog training.
For apprenticeships, again check ou Pat Miller's Peacable Paws. If you get into her's there really isn't much that can top working with one of teh best tariner's in the country smile
Also check with Smart Dog University in MD, the instructor is a KPA instructor and fantastic. In NOVA check with FurGetMeNot, all lead trainers are CPDt-KSA certified and one is also a KPA graduate. They offer fantastic classes and have their own apprentice program.
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