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Forum: Working Dogs 28-10-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,755
Posted By smokeybear
You cannot lob in articles from either inside or...

You cannot lob in articles from either inside or outside the square, they all have to be placed, which is why many people train their dogs to "track" in the square as of course articles can be no...
Forum: Working Dogs 16-05-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,555
Posted By smokeybear
Good luck. Look forward to seeing you compete

Good luck. Look forward to seeing you compete
Forum: Working Dogs 13-05-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,555
Posted By smokeybear
Mouthing has nothing to do with the size or...

Mouthing has nothing to do with the size or weight of your dumbell, that is just training or lack of.
Forum: Training 21-04-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By smokeybear
I think you need to elaborate on the precise...

I think you need to elaborate on the precise circumstances your dog growls, is it on, off lead does he approach other dogs or is he approached etc
Forum: Training 21-04-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By smokeybear
Basically it uses a counter intuitive method by...

Basically it uses a counter intuitive method by encouraging a dog to LAT (look at that) and then reinforce the absence of reactivity.

It requires a basic understanding of thresholds however.
Forum: Training 21-04-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
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Views: 624
Posted By smokeybear
To go back to the OP I am afraid it sounds like...

To go back to the OP I am afraid it sounds like you do not actually understand the BAT system, as it is not necessary for the dog to look at you.

I would suggest you read the book again or attend...
Forum: Dog Health 10-03-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By smokeybear
Good, it is human nature to blame others for our...

Good, it is human nature to blame others for our misfortunes when most of the time they are down to our failures.

Some lessons are learned the hard way however if this food was NOT over the "sell...
Forum: Dog Health 10-03-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By smokeybear
To begin with no food CAUSES coprophagia per se. ...

To begin with no food CAUSES coprophagia per se.

I am curious as to how you propose to feed a single protein food?

I have yet to encounter a commercial diet that did this?

Perhaps you mean...
Forum: Dog Health 10-03-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By smokeybear
I am not sure what you are asking? Is it...

I am not sure what you are asking?

Is it whether or not tapioca is a grain (it comes from cassava or manioc plant from which the root is used) or whether it is a good source of carbs?

There is...
Forum: Dog Health 10-03-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By smokeybear
First of all it is perfectly possible to feed raw...

First of all it is perfectly possible to feed raw and commercial at the same time despite what some posters on some forums appear to think.

there is no peer reviewed scientific evidence to prove...
Forum: Dog Health 08-03-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By smokeybear
Surely it is up to the consumer to check dates on...

Surely it is up to the consumer to check dates on ALL perishable goods they buy whether for themselves of their animals?

The decision to buy short dated goods/not check the dates by the purchaser...
Forum: Dog Health 01-03-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By smokeybear
You can get fresh turmeric from Morrisons, I...

You can get fresh turmeric from Morrisons, I grate some most days into my dog's food, the same with ginger and garlic, my dog has a clove of garlic most days.
Forum: Training 26-02-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By smokeybear
Does not sound like SA to me, it sounds like poor...

Does not sound like SA to me, it sounds like poor environmental management on your part and failure to provide the dog with suitable chew items and perhaps boredome?

Why not leave him with some...
Forum: Showing 21-02-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By smokeybear
I think the KCAI zone is a brilliant innovation...

I think the KCAI zone is a brilliant innovation this year, aimed at canine professionals.

I do hope that this facility is not abused.
Forum: Dog Health 20-02-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By smokeybear
Hemp Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Flax Oil,...

Hemp Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Flax Oil, Fish Body Oil, Yumove Working Dog, Rosehip extract, Cetyl-M, Easy Green, Keepers Mix, Yumpro Bioactiv, Fresh Garlic, Fresh Turmeric, Fresh Ginger,
...
Forum: Training 18-02-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By smokeybear
These links may help ...

These links may help

http://www.cleverdogcompany.com/introducing-a-puppy-to-your-cat.html
http://www.deesdogs.com/documents/ca...troduction.pdf
http://www.clickertraining.com/node/1687
...
Forum: Training 15-02-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,200
Posted By smokeybear
There are many other aggression workshops being...

There are many other aggression workshops being held all over the UK including Surrey by far more qualified, experienced and knowledgeable people............
Forum: Dog Sports 14-02-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By smokeybear
Dogs should be taught that when you stop with...

Dogs should be taught that when you stop with your feet together then they take up the basic position (ie sit) with no command, this is also true in Working Trials and IPO.

With positions on the...
Forum: Dog Health 11-02-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By smokeybear
I get mine from Healthspan, extremely high...

I get mine from Healthspan, extremely high quality and adhere to GMP and often have good offers.

http://www.healthspan.co.uk/
Forum: Dog Health 11-02-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By smokeybear
In the UK there are two organisations for vets...

In the UK there are two organisations for vets other than allopathic

http://www.bahvs.com/find-a-vet/

For homoepathic vets

and

http://www.herbalvets.org.uk/
Forum: Training 10-02-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 837
Posted By smokeybear
Prey drive is only troublesome if you cannot...

Prey drive is only troublesome if you cannot control it.

There are plenty of resources out there to help you.

Courses

How to Change Predatory Chase Behaviour in Dogs with David Ryan

When:...
Forum: Training 08-02-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By smokeybear
You do not mention the age of the other dog or...

You do not mention the age of the other dog or their status eg entire/neutered.

Has your vet given the dog the all clear? Have you asked for a referral to a reputable certified behaviourist?
...
Forum: General Dog Chat 08-02-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,315
Posted By smokeybear
Some people have the same urge to pinch cheeks of...

Some people have the same urge to pinch cheeks of babies etc (not so much nowadays with everyone paranoid about paedophiles) or touch other people.

I just block their approach with my body, it is...
Forum: General Dog Chat 07-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,368
Posted By smokeybear
Having spent a full day with Trevor Cooper on his...

Having spent a full day with Trevor Cooper on his dog law for professionals and being in contact with solicitors on a weekly basis I feel very confident that my Beware of the Dog sign does not...
Forum: General Dog Chat 07-02-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,368
Posted By smokeybear
I do not know where you got your information on...

I do not know where you got your information on the Beware of Dogs Sign?

There is, as yet, no case law on this (unless you know different).

In any case signs are there for a purpose to warn...
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