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Forum: Puppy Corner   07-26-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By kaloric
Dobebug's approach is the most correct one, IMHO....

Dobebug's approach is the most correct one, IMHO. It's operant conditioning, negative punishment (removal of a pleasing stimulus).

Dogs react well to positive reinforcement (rewards), whether food...
Forum: Doberman Health   07-24-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By kaloric
This is an interesting article (received it in my...

This is an interesting article (received it in my inbox today), and I very much support what the Better Bred folks are doing and discussing. It's not an outlandish hypothesis. With extreme...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   05-07-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,927
Posted By kaloric
I've been in plenty of trenches, including animal...

I've been in plenty of trenches, including animal breeding. There are right ways and wrong ways. There's patience and impatience. There's strong-arming an animal into submitting to your will, and...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   05-06-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,927
Posted By kaloric
What you describe is forced intercourse. Just...

What you describe is forced intercourse. Just because she's "just a dog" doesn't mean it's not rape and not abusive.

I'm probably going to be quite outspoken here, as usual, but your "mentor" is...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   03-10-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By kaloric
I've had an S61 for about 4 months now, and I can...

I've had an S61 for about 4 months now, and I can say with absolute certainty that this is accurate, as the dogs are one of the first things I used the thermal imaging feature on.
Forum: Puppy Corner   03-03-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By kaloric
Hopefully all is well with this pup and his...

Hopefully all is well with this pup and his family, always worries me just a little when someone vanishes after such a good start.
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   03-01-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By kaloric
Almost posted something on this topic myself last...

Almost posted something on this topic myself last year, but I had a pretty good idea how folks would mostly poo-poo the reboot.

I'd been kind of looking forward to the Magnum reboot since seeing...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   12-19-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By kaloric
Breeding cautiously, "like a snail", is the...

Breeding cautiously, "like a snail", is the mindset that has the greatest potential to salvage a beleaguered, diseased breed. There are some biological limits which must be accounted for, but when...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   09-27-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By kaloric
I must say I'm a little disappointed, I was...

I must say I'm a little disappointed, I was expecting to see them wearing stripes, little wings, and antennae like proper bees. :grin2:
Forum: General Off Topic Chat   09-21-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By kaloric
Many counties have Animal Response Teams, I...

Many counties have Animal Response Teams, I highly encourage folks who are able to volunteer with them to do so. The time commitment is very minimal, but there seems to be a general public perception...
Forum: Rainbow Bridge   09-09-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By kaloric
I'm very sorry for your loss.

I'm very sorry for your loss.
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   05-31-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 64,302
Posted By kaloric
The WAE/WAC/ATT/TT/etc. are basically useless the...

The WAE/WAC/ATT/TT/etc. are basically useless the way folks treat them, training to the specific challenges or taking them over and over again until their animals barely skate through a passing...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   05-31-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 64,302
Posted By kaloric
That was a great read, thanks for condensing the...

That was a great read, thanks for condensing the historical info you've gathered. It really does make historical sense as to why white markings were considered faults, but you're spot-on that we no...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   05-31-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 64,302
Posted By kaloric
I'm intrigued by your line of thought, I can't...

I'm intrigued by your line of thought, I can't say I really questioned the white disqualifiers or gave them any thought. Excessive white markings definitely get excessive attention (and not just in...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   05-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 64,302
Posted By kaloric
The conformation standard as far as size and...

The conformation standard as far as size and general appearance is just fine and I would have to vehemently disagree with making the breed larger or taller. Do we want more cardio problems? That's...
Forum: Rainbow Bridge   03-29-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,218
Posted By kaloric
I'm so sorry for your loss..:crying:

I'm so sorry for your loss..:crying:
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   03-07-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,869
Posted By kaloric
It's always nice when the data is supportive of...

It's always nice when the data is supportive of your choice & intuition, even if it wasn't a factor in the choice when you made it.

Folks are really up in others' business. It's really refreshing...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   12-05-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,500
Posted By kaloric
Personally, I don't think either is okay. Reasons...

Personally, I don't think either is okay. Reasons such as "she's too old to breed anymore", "didn't fit with my goals or expectations", or "got a new couch and the dog's hair doesn't match it very...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   10-12-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,005
Posted By kaloric
It is extremely hard to remedy ignorance without...

It is extremely hard to remedy ignorance without challenging it.

However, some methods are more likely to be productive & constructively received than others. I'm surprised some folks spent so...
Forum: Rainbow Bridge   08-18-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,650
Posted By kaloric
Very sorry for your loss, he was such a sweet &...

Very sorry for your loss, he was such a sweet & entertaining old guy.
Forum: Rainbow Bridge   08-18-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,371
Posted By kaloric
Very sorry for your loss, so much of that this...

Very sorry for your loss, so much of that this month it seems like. :(
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   07-20-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By kaloric
Everything changes to meet whatever fad the most...

Everything changes to meet whatever fad the most influential breeders are working on. Not necessarily bad, not necessarily good, but it demonstrates that things aren't exactly on rails, and standards...
Forum: Southwest US Region   05-16-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,625
Posted By kaloric
If the north/west side of Denver is closer to...

If the north/west side of Denver is closer to you, Dr. Mona Fasth (fasthvet.com) apparently has her own mobile practice now and folks say she is excellent at cropping, and also a respected Dobe...
Forum: Doberman Health   05-01-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,904
Posted By kaloric
I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't see this...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't see this thread until today, I knew it was very bad when I saw your first post, then it seemed like there might be some hope against hope...

You might want to...
Forum: Doberman Health   03-21-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By kaloric
There's also the pedigree database...

There's also the pedigree database (pedigreedatabase.com). There are plenty of opportunities to enter relevant data, anyone can create dog profiles, but they do have means of protecting entries and...
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