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Old 10-02-2017, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffegg2 View Post
I think you are wrong, and ecollars are the best training tool that we have! It is saving many dogs lives from shelters and a life of being chained up in the back yard or kept in a cage ( managed).

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Originally Posted by DriveDog View Post

Great video. His tail action above the water caught my attention as well as your dog responding to your voice commands while he's out having fun swimming. Determined little dude at times I would guess.
Yes! His tail goes pretty much non-stop when he's swimming. My other dach's tail used to wag too when swimming, but low like a propeller- his is always up like a flag . He is normally a pretty good listener, but does have "selective hearing" if he is intent on getting to something in the water... his breed is known for stubbornness and tenacity- those two things get him in trouble quite often!
Originally Posted by leashedForLife
is Ur dog a GSD or GSD-mix?
I've seen compulsive rock-fetching or rock-chewing in a few other breeds [Labs, a PWD, a BSD-Mal, & one buff Cocker who had both rage-syndrome & rock-eating as hobbies]; all of them needed anti-anxiety meds to calm the compulsion.
Not a GSD, though his breed is of German origin . I'm not certain that I would describe my dog as an obsessive rock fetcher, as he has zero interest in them unless they happen to rest in shallow water while he is idling nearby; and reverts back to having zero interest in them again after safely relocating them to dry land. Compulsive, perhaps, as he does seem spurred into action by the fact that they are where they are and not where he wants them to be, but he's equally happy digging dozens of holes, barking at water that dares invade said holes, swimming just for the fun of it, or (his preference) fetching actual toys from the water. Also, as I mentioned previously, he's not necessarily partial to rocks- he's dragged out all sorts of debris (perhaps he should be a poster dog for some environmental group ) both partially submerged and floating, and frequently snags various boating/fishing implements. There's nothing like tossing over a trap to catch fishing bait and walking off, only to hear a ruckus behind you and turn back to find he's dragged it ashore and is trying to break in to feast on the bait! He also regularly tries to "help" with trailering the boats by grabbing any ropes within reach, which is why he's now relegated to the vehicle at those times. I've never seen him chew any of the items he drags ashore (he is not a big chewer, other than bones and "dog approved" chews). It may not be the most healthy habit, but he's done it for the 8 years I've had him, with minimal harm from it (his teeth are worn flat, but they had significant wear when I got him at 4, from playing with tennis balls- guessing on concrete or gravel- with his previous owner), and I can think of dozens of worse behaviors for a dog to have. He's not remotely destructive at home or in the car, and has a stellar (if somewhat soft) temperament for his breed, moderate prey drive but is easily called off of most items. It's a one off quirky behavior.

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