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Senior Dogs > When do I consider my dogs "senior"?
Czarka, CGC- UJJ

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Barked: Tue Apr 7, '15 9:48am PST 
Believe dogs are considered 'seniors' somewhere between 7 & 10... generally smaller dogs later than larger... although my 8.5 y.o. GSD has yet to show much if any slowing...
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Behavior & Training > Impulse control exercises?
Czarka, CGC- UJJ

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Barked: Tue Apr 7, '15 8:32am PST 
Control Unleashed is source of the 'look-at-that' exercise. Is a great book for impulse control... Just be aware that impulse control is about communication and anticipation. Handler and dog establish a dialog... So, it's not a train it and forget about it process... IMHO
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Hello! New here and looking for advice about getting a sd

Czarka, CGC- UJJ

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Barked: Fri Dec 5, '14 8:17am PST 
One of our local/regional SD groups is Can Do Canines (http://can-do-canines.org). I'm not sure if they reach Utah yet... but worth contacting them. At the very least, they are exemplars (IMHO) in the SD world. I do know that they do seizure alert.
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Behavior & Training > Teaching Polite Greeting Skills

Czarka, CGC- UJJ

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Barked: Thu Nov 6, '14 2:11pm PST 
It IS a good response, Mulder. The other bit we work hard on is a sit-stay. Actually, you'd like stand-stay and down-stay rock solid too, but sit is usually the easiest. You are basically working for a 'sit-for-exam' laugh out loud Chaos happens, but the more direction you can give to your greeter ('approach from here'; 'pet this way'; etc) and the more obedience you can expect from the pup... this becomes fairly easy. You are working at this from two ends: control the dog; and control the interaction. Also... YOU can position yourself to aid the dog. Dog sits... you can kneel next to dog (or not). Left hand in collar; right hand on chest (or calmly stroking left side)... for example.
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Behavior & Training > dealing with resource guarding...need some reassurance /advice

Czarka, CGC- UJJ

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Barked: Mon May 26, '14 3:24pm PST 
You might take a look at Decoding your dog by Amer Coll Vet Behaviorists... Mine! by Jean Donaldson has been suggested. _I'M_ not going to growl about pitties... Welcome aboard.
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Behavior & Training > My dog isn't terribly bright?
Czarka, CGC- UJJ

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Barked: Sun Jan 12, '14 8:17pm PST 
My dog is... and, as many owners of the gifted-and-talented sect will tell you, it's a mixed blessing. Oh, like you, I love my dog to death... but, OMD you can get into situations... enough said laugh out loud

IMHO, it's an amazing blessing that dogs come in such a variety of flavors wink
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Behavior & Training > Decoding Your Dog

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Barked: Fri Jan 10, '14 1:31pm PST 
I'm about half way through this new book by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists... and I'm looking at so many of the problems that show up in this forum. So far this looks to be an excellent resource. There have been a few OMD examples of canine behavior/problem solving... Anyone else working their way through this one???
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Behavior & Training > not responding to commands

Czarka, CGC- UJJ

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Barked: Wed Jan 8, '14 1:23pm PST 
I just wanted to point out that, within the specific context, your pup does not really know the requested behaviors as commands... It's the nature of training.

You have seen where your pup is not... and you know where your training works. If you want Leah to be able to respond in the middle of environmental chaos to ob commands, you need to train with progressively more distraction.

Ayra raises interesting questions re breed and I've not a clue how hard this process would be with Leah. However, it IS a process... as in potentially several years of work. Do NOT become discouraged way to go
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Behavior & Training > Sharing fences with neighbors with dogs.

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Barked: Thu Jan 2, '14 8:26am PST 
Try this
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Behavior & Training > Why do dog owners never seem to teach their dogs boundaries and manners?
Czarka, CGC- UJJ

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Barked: Thu Jan 2, '14 8:21am PST 
There are behaviors I care about and have trained for/with/around; there are behaviors I care about that are still works-in-progress; there are behaviors that I do not care about.

Charka looks like a border guard or a K-9 on patrol... so, MY assessment is that, in public, she needs to not only be under control, she needs to appear to be under control smile In the house? Well, she's still a big dog, so to live happily in the house, she and we need boundaries. The 'I don't care'? Her favorite way to say hello in the morning after breakfast is to walk between my legs: front-to-back and back-to-front. I enjoy it so I don't interrupt her happy-dog routine.

IMHO, training with your dog not only gives you boundaries and manners... it also creates a strongly bonded team thinking Team Czarka? Yep. This human is happy to be a part laugh out loud
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