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Old 06-19-2011, 10:55 AM
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Hello I'm ann the "stray magnet"

Hello My name is Annmarie, but everyone calls me Ann, or "mom" I'm the mother of 5 Furless (human) children and 6 1/2 Fur kids, an 7 "water" babies,

I'm joining the Forum fun beacuse of our "1/2" furchild, On monday a dog wanderd into our yard and made himself at home, we thought we scared him off when he left monday eve and we didnt see him Tues morning.. but Tues afternoon he returned , and spent most the hot afternoon on or under our porch., and me feeling bad beacuse it was so hot tues.. Put a bucket of water outside for him,, and figuring he'd be gone the next morn.. NOPE wrong.. he was sitting on our porch like he belong, poor boy had about 10 ticks on his ear. and a few on his body , so I called a local vet to see if they could check for a chip so i could take him home. and they said sure bring him in.. well no chip.. I thought he was about 6 months old, but they also looked at his teeth n said he's more like 12 weeks or so. and he will be a big boy. (he's already 25 pounds) and said I should address his ticks n try to remove them while hes with me. (wich i intended on doing anyway).
they gave me a leash n collar so I can at least tether him to our porch.. in hopes his family will pass our house and see him tied to the porch and find him easier. Hubby was dead against his staying.. but wend night it started to storm bad and he called from work n said to bring that dog inside out of the storm and let him stay in the laundry room., and well he's still with us and hubby's let him inside every night to play and spend the night in our laundry room., he's already house broke. wich was good, and we started to "train" him and he's caught on fast and he's only been here a week. so his family must have alrady been working on basic training with him cause he's got sit down, he dose not like the milkbone treats i got him.. (well he did at first).. I looked up homemade treats as I dont always have extra money for animal treats.. and i made up a batch of doggie biscuts. and he loves them.. he now will sit without prompts and looks at me like "ok i sat where is my biscut" I started to look up Training Info so I can start more training on him, he needs to learn to not jump up on me and try to "dominate" my leg while trying to walk.. he's already ripp my fav shirt. and has started to dig holes in the front yard. but Im willing to work with him.

if his family dose not claim him by the first of the month we will most likely keep him. I already have a vet on hand to start his shot series and hopefuly fix him.

well that's my intro.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:10 AM
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Hi, and welcome! What a lucky puppy to have found you! If his owners do show up, I'm sure they will be very grateful.

Don't worry too much about trying to "dominate" your dog. It's been disproved by science, and has only gained popularity recently with shows like the Dog Whisperer. Your puppy is jumping because it's fun, he's excited, and he hasn't been taught an alternate behavior. We have some very knowledgable members on here, so if you have specific questions, feel free to post!
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Welcome!

Here are some links to help you in your new training adventure!

https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...rticles-11426/
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training/recall-9595/
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...-walking-1683/
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...ning-faq-3974/
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...nce-dogs-4076/

That should help you get started! Please let us know if you have anymore questions!

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thanks guys,, I just was worried about his "jumping up and domanating" My leg and Ripping my cloths while we try to walk.. it made it very difficult to walk him when all he wanted to do was jump on me and Tug-o-war with my shirt.

that is a behavor that has to be corrected if hes to stay here.. I have a bad shoulder and back. and need to teach him to walk nice on the leash lol. and walks are not the time to play jump on my human lol. I started to take Treats with me so when he jumps up on me to "dominate" and try to tug and rip my shirt I can show him i have goodies and to SIT. Mabey it will stop.
hubby says "hes just a puppy and wants to play." but of course i've never delt with a puppy. but im willing to learn
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Hello and welcome I'm happy to hear that the pup found a good home were people are doing there best o help him out

I highly suggest looking into clicker training. I also have to agree with the other that "dominance" has long been disproven.
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thanks guys,, I just was worried about his "jumping up and domanating" My leg and Ripping my cloths while we try to walk.. it made it very difficult to walk him when all he wanted to do was jump on me and Tug-o-war with my shirt.

that is a behavor that has to be corrected if hes to stay here.. I have a bad shoulder and back. and need to teach him to walk nice on the leash lol. and walks are not the time to play jump on my human lol. I started to take Treats with me so when he jumps up on me to "dominate" and try to tug and rip my shirt I can show him i have goodies and to SIT. Mabey it will stop.
hubby says "hes just a puppy and wants to play." but of course i've never delt with a puppy. but im willing to learn
he is not trying to dominate you, he is trying to play with you

did you have a chance to read through any of the stickies that abluedog posted?



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Not yet Fawkese, I hope to look over them when hubby gets home from work tonight and I do not have the kids distracting me,

I know a little about clicker training, and I will buy a clicker when hubby gets paid next.. but in the meantime, is their anything that I can use that would be like a clicker? like anything around the house, or something cheep? i saw clickers at walmart but they want 4 bucks. and I saw clickers online for less then 2 dollars. I may just buy 1 for my keyring. one I can hang in the laundry room over the washer on the shelf, and mabey keep one by my chair, this way I always have one on hand.

I realy want to be able to have him trained enough to go with us when we go places that allow dogs,

also dose anyone know what it would take to get him Service dog certified? considering I have children with disabilities, I think this would be good. and with my back being bad and shoulder.. it would not help.. that is one thing I always wanted to do when we got a dog.. (well a "large dog") I also someday plan on if we ever get the Husky's I always wanted to Try to have them also Service dog Trained
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A husky would not be a good breed for a service dog

I would worry more about off down and stay right now. Service dog is a Massive ways away. Your starting kindergarden and a service dog is kinda like getting your phd. Its a noble dream but i wouldnt really consider it at this point
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A husky would not be a good breed for a service dog

I would worry more about off down and stay right now. Service dog is a Massive ways away. Your starting kindergarden and a service dog is kinda like getting your phd. Its a noble dream but i wouldnt really consider it at this point
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OH i know that.. I just meant that's my Ultimate goal, in the end would be for him to be able to pass whatever it is needed to be considered Therapy certified. When Hubby has off work (wich is one day a week and in the winter) were a active family who loves long car rides and I'd love to be able to take him along, and I am one who frowns on leaving dogs in cars alone, I want to be able to take him with us whenever possible.

I'm slowly going thru the links, inbetween Kids, puppy and houswork lol!
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Keep in mind service dogs and therapy dogs arent the same thing . I think you mean service. The dog needs to be able to demostrate tasks the Person cant do on their own. Essentially. They cant just be for emotional support. If you do a forum search there are other threads on the subject
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