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Doing anthropology research on dog training - asking for advice/info/pointers

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 06:58:34 +0000

I wrote a bit about my work wiht my dogs quite a while ago, but since I have started sailing in the rough waters of what is college academics.

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Helping Reeva Part 4 - let's go for a run

Sat, 14 Jul 2007 12:50:49 +0000

tired dog is a good dog they say, let's see if it works

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Helping Reeva Part 3 - we're getting better and better!

Mon, 25 Jun 2007 23:51:02 +0000

just a little update on our situation

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Helping Reeva Part 2 - LLW on the road

Sun, 10 Jun 2007 20:19:15 +0000

we're making some progress! she's constantly making eye contact and she's being calm enough to walk on a loose leash outside our yard.. wow! I'm so proud of her!

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Helping Reeva Part 1 - asking for eye contact in the yard and introducing being relaxed

Sat, 02 Jun 2007 20:18:05 +0000

going back to basics.. correcting the old mistakes: asking for eye contact in my yard and asking for a relaxed posture before giving her something.. let's see if it works!

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back home... and back to facing problems

Thu, 31 May 2007 19:18:46 +0000

can a hyperactive reactive dog be a calm pet dog?

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Calming signals and other species

Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:32:50 +0000

Is body language we know as calming signals restricted to dogs/canines or can it be found with more species?

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Need help with training the owners

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 16:02:44 +0000

I'm helping this family with their three months old puppy. The family would be your averyge family with bunch of kids, parents had dogs long time ago and everybody in the family tends to think that dogs understand english and that the best way to stop bad behavior is to hit the dog with a slipper. Maybe it would work with some dogs, but not with their puppy: under socialized, high prey drived puppy with no bite inhibition whatsoever or seeming knowledge of body language... It sounds like a catastrophy and I need help.  

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clicker does stay with the dog

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 17:19:50 +0000

I took out my clicker, and next time, when she looked me, instead of trying to give her a treat, I clicked and treated. And there she was looking at me, like she was asking 'so we're playing THAT game again' and she sat down, and looked at me, and wasn't moving'...

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14 month old dog killed by a Judge

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 10:40:57 +0000

A sad story from my country, Croatia. Make a stand.Help by signing a petition.

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Getting rid of the behavior by putting it on cue?

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 13:59:02 +0000

If one of the ways to get rid of the unwanted behavior is to put it on cue, i.e. when you put a behavior on cue it's not supposed to occur unless you give a cue, how come my dog still sits and lies down?

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Biology Research on Dog training/ Behavior

Thu, 08 Feb 2007 16:05:16 +0000

and again, I have this school project and I would really really appreciate any king of suggestions.

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Why can't I have a recall like that

Sun, 21 Jan 2007 03:03:00 +0000

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Project week in Hong Kong – clicker training seminars?

Sat, 20 Jan 2007 05:31:22 +0000

Few posts back, I was complaining how there is not much happening regarding clicker training in Hong Kong. And, following the simple concept of "one who knows something knows more than those who nothing" I decided to try to do something about it. Any suggestions for me?


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Accidentally shaped behavior chain

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 14:15:30 +0000


My dog was so sure he has to spin and lay down to get a click while I just wanted him to lay down.

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Dog fights between dogs within the same household + how serious is serious

Wed, 27 Dec 2006 21:41:53 +0000

Some would maybe say that what happened is that Brix did something Reeva didn't like and she had to put him in his place… I remember me and my brother fighting when we were younger and see similarities… We fought over things my parent's didn't understand (and we are a same species, have same body language and so) and there were lots of screaming and stuff. Is it OK to draw that connection?

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Clicker training in Europe, Asia....?

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:59:35 +0000

It would be cool to have for example maybe European Clicker Expo

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It's a dog's life

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 15:24:42 +0000

I take a look at so many dogs in my neighborhood and I find a role that's the hardest one for dog to play: a city pet dog. Often by inexperienced owners, so much is expected from those dogs: be nice and quiet in the house, walk nicely on the leash when we are outside and listen to everything I say, don't be distracted by cats/birds/balls, be nice to ALL dogs around you (I find this one very hard to fulfill) And the worst thing is that people start applying those 'dominance rules' on situations like that, totally unnatural to our dogs I would say. It must be very confusing for them.

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Dog tranining and emotions of the trainer

Sat, 04 Nov 2006 02:22:12 +0000

I remember times when I was really frustrated or sad or depressed or something else after walks or training sessions due to numerous reasons, some of them being 'bad' behavior of my dogs or disapproval of people around me. I realized they were acting like a great P+ to me and I started disliking walking my dogs or training them.

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Making walks less stresfull

Fri, 03 Nov 2006 15:45:34 +0000

1. I indicate the moment she changes her behavior to excited/stressful one. Is it when I take her leash, put on my 'dog shoes' or what?
2. Do the same thing over and over until she stops reacting on it.
3. Move on to the next thing I do and repeat the step 2 with that
4. Reach the moment of opening the door and going out to the street with the dog who thinks everything is so boring because she know she'll go right back to the house anyway.
5. Work on spending more and more time outside with a calm (bored) dog until I get to 5-10 minutes.
6. Take short calm walks outside.

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