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Forum: Puppy Corner   02-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,176
Posted By Observer
It is a slippery slope when we so vehemently...

It is a slippery slope when we so vehemently defend one poster in relinquishing her dog, and lambaste someone else for doing the same.
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   02-19-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,999
Posted By Observer
https://ycpi-farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/126365560...

https://ycpi-farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/12636556023_b4792053ae.jpg
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   02-19-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,999
Posted By Observer
:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   02-19-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Observer
I would KILL to train with Michael. I'm jealous!

I would KILL to train with Michael. I'm jealous!
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   02-08-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,943
Posted By Observer
Ummmm I need to go waaaay off course here and...

Ummmm I need to go waaaay off course here and just comment on her adorableness...that pink nose! :kiss:
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   02-08-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,943
Posted By Observer
Fair! I deserve that. Went back (again) and...

Fair! I deserve that.

Went back (again) and re-read your posts specifically this time. Not at all the situation I was assuming it was. Don't know why but this A.M. I was confusing 3 different...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   02-08-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,943
Posted By Observer
I'm curious how you take a dog out on leash and...

I'm curious how you take a dog out on leash and train with no corrections from the leash and collar.

This was specifically what I was referring to in my reply. :)

Also - went back - I thought...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   02-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,090
Posted By Observer
I am glad you made the distinction because there...

I am glad you made the distinction because there are MANY MANY "reputable" breeders that are doing all the desired health clearances but are still breeding dogs that are nightmares in terms of...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   02-08-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,943
Posted By Observer
Natural corrections, yes. Active "pops" to a 4...

Natural corrections, yes. Active "pops" to a 4 month old puppy, No.

Anticipation-Redirection-Marking desired behavior, with consistent positive re-enforcement, in situations that the puppy is...
Forum: Puppy Corner   02-07-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,394
Posted By Observer
I would start by moving his crate to an area away...

I would start by moving his crate to an area away from your bitch.
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   02-07-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,943
Posted By Observer
What specifically would you be using a leash to...

What specifically would you be using a leash to correct for? I am not asking to be rhetorical or a smart-ass. I just don't see how leash corrections are superior to anticipation, distraction, and...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   02-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,943
Posted By Observer
OP - Sounds like too much too soon. Go...

OP -

Sounds like too much too soon.

Go to a dog park and remain outside of the fence with your dog leashed (I don't believe in nor condone dog parks so please don't misunderstand - at no point...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   02-07-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,090
Posted By Observer
I 100% disagree with almost every post here. ...

I 100% disagree with almost every post here.

A doberman (like most dogs) can and will live in homes with children of all ages. You as the adult have to set clear, firm, and consistent boundaries...
Forum: Non Doberman Animal Talk   02-07-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,651
Posted By Observer
Euthanasia is a most ultimate medical procedure,...

Euthanasia is a most ultimate medical procedure, and if a veterinarian feels that it is not necessary or not in the animal's best interest, the veterinarian has a right to refuse to accept and follow...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-07-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Observer
I suspect you are already unknowingly doing a lot...

I suspect you are already unknowingly doing a lot of the BAT techniques and don't even know it, which is why I suggested it and thought you would like it. Hopefully it helps bring some resolve to...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-06-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,083
Posted By Observer
I guess I don't really understand why you are...

I guess I don't really understand why you are posting asking this question - it is very clear you are going to leave your dogs alone regardless of the feedback.

Hopefully nothing bad happens.
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-06-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Observer
I suspect your dog isn't exhibiting dog-aggro,...

I suspect your dog isn't exhibiting dog-aggro, but is reactive.

I think you and she would both do well with BAT. It stands for Behavior Adjustment Training and has seen much success with...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-06-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,083
Posted By Observer
Excessive barking, escaping, theft, being...

Excessive barking, escaping, theft, being poisoned by passersby (happens all the time), and/or you getting unexpectedly delayed thus increasing the "short time" they are alone are just a few reasons...
Forum: Rainbow Bridge   01-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,603
Posted By Observer
I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Smokey.

I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Smokey.
Forum: Puppy Corner   01-31-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,692
Posted By Observer
+1^^

+1^^
Forum: Puppy Corner   01-30-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,692
Posted By Observer
If you go back and read the first post from the...

If you go back and read the first post from the OP it doesn't sound like a fear issue at all. Unless I missed something. It sounds like offensive aggression. Again I could be missing something though.
Forum: Puppy Corner   01-29-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,692
Posted By Observer
#1. People's opinions differ here all the time....

#1. People's opinions differ here all the time. YOU are attacking others for THEIRS, Not vice versa. Maybe go back and re-read your tone in your posts.
#2. You have obviously come here looking for a...
Forum: Puppy Corner   01-29-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,692
Posted By Observer
You...are a dis-service to this thread and should...

You...are a dis-service to this thread and should excuse yourself from it so we can get back on topic.

Start your own thread on ownership practicum if you are so passionate about the topic.
...
Forum: Puppy Corner   01-29-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,692
Posted By Observer
Yes yes yes. Also I may be jaded as well due to...

Yes yes yes. Also I may be jaded as well due to an aggressive puppy I owned that turned I to an aggressive dog. It ended badly for everyone.
Forum: New member introduction   01-29-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,733
Posted By Observer
God Bless you. :):):)

God Bless you. :):):)
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