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Old 12-08-2009, 04:06 PM   #31
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Please for the love of god no one follow this advice. My dog would rip your arm off and so will most personal protection trained, police trained,SCHh and guard dogs.
I think it depends actually. Dogs are supposed to receive eye contact as a sign of aggression, which obviously would be a bad thing. BUT, you can train your dog a little on that front when they are young by rewarding docile behaviour while making eye contact.

I certainly wouldn't try staring down someone other person's dog though...
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:38 PM   #32
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House breaking a dog is simple. Crate it with an appropriate sized crate (not to big, not to small) when you can't keep a constant eye on it. When you can watch it constantly, limit it to only one room and every time it starts to squat to poop/pee, yell "no" and take it outside. Keep the area it's allowed to roam free small until it's no longer squating to poop/pee in that area then gradually make the area larger.

You'll have it trained in 3 weeks to a month.
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We have 1 real dog (looks and acts just like a catahoula), 2 "half dogs" (corgi's), and 1 football (pomeranian). We've had to potty train all 4 as is normal with ANY dog.

The pomeranian is a pup and spends a good amount of time in her kennel where going to the bathroom means that she has to/ gets to play in her own excrement. She's slowly getting better about going to the bathroom OUTSIDE not INSIDE.

With any dog accidents happen (ya know... like when you had that fish burrito from the taco truck...), but with training most dogs will be pretty darn good about not going to the bathroom inside.

Some, however, do go to the bathroom as a F*** YOU - generally on your bed....
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:49 PM   #33
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The pomeranian is a pup and spends a good amount of time in her kennel where going to the bathroom means that she has to/ gets to play in her own excrement.
I was told (or I read) that when they 'go' in the crate you want to clean it up ASAP. That's what their mother would have done in their den (in a quite disgusting way but w/e).

Catching them 'in the act' does seem to be important though. You can tell when they're looking for a spot, and catch them before they even really squat. Just a really loud "No!" and then picking them up and putting them outside, then praise when they go outside; plus the crating, has always worked for me. You can even 'set them up'...you know they're gonna go right after eating or waking up.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:53 PM   #34
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:23 PM   #35
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House breaking a dog is simple. Crate it with an appropriate sized crate (not to big, not to small) when you can't keep a constant eye on it. When you can watch it constantly, limit it to only one room and every time it starts to squat to poop/pee, yell "no" and take it outside. Keep the area it's allowed to roam free small until it's no longer squating to poop/pee in that area then gradually make the area larger.

You'll have it trained in 3 weeks to a month.
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I was told (or I read) that when they 'go' in the crate you want to clean it up ASAP. That's what their mother would have done in their den (in a quite disgusting way but w/e).

Catching them 'in the act' does seem to be important though. You can tell when they're looking for a spot, and catch them before they even really squat. Just a really loud "No!" and then picking them up and putting them outside, then praise when they go outside; plus the crating, has always worked for me. You can even 'set them up'...you know they're gonna go right after eating or waking up.
To be clear - the excrement is cleaned up pretty quickly. When we're out of the house, though, she's in the crate. Recently we've been coming home to a clean kennel.

I guess we all forgot to mention the "pup just won the world F*n series" cheering when they go to the bathroom in an appropriate spot...
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:28 PM   #36

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Then you go ahead and take the chance to find out...
As a former animal control officer who's investigated numerous dog bites, this is why I advocate lengthy prison terms, breed specific bans, and serious financial loss to owners of aggressive dogs. The thought of someone owning a dog who attacks because of someone looking at them strikes me the same way as a gangbanger shooting up a neighborhood because he was "disrepected". Both type of vicious animals should be put down in the same manner.

 
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:33 PM   #37
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I grew up with large dogs my entire life. My wife has an old bitchin freeze that vomits on everything and loves to spill garbage and spread it around the house. I just love that little yipper <sarcasm>

I will get a real dog again when the kids are older and we can affoard a nice in-ground electric fence. I want an Irish wolf hound. Wanted one my whole life.

 
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #38
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LOL! At least it's hypo-allergenic...allegedly. I used to have a Basenji which is also hypo-allergenic...allegedly.

Some dogs are just easy. My dog just won't 'stray' no matter what. I have gaps under my fence that I could crawl under but he just won't run off. Maybe having him fixed at about 10 months helped.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:18 PM   #39
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As a former animal control officer who's investigated numerous dog bites, this is why I advocate lengthy prison terms, breed specific bans, and serious financial loss to owners of aggressive dogs. The thought of someone owning a dog who attacks because of someone looking at them strikes me the same way as a gangbanger shooting up a neighborhood because he was "disrepected". Both type of vicious animals should be put down in the same manner.
I couldn't agree more. I can't even ride my damn bike through our thug infested neighborhood, because of the pit bulls and other unchained mutts. You don't even understand the self control it takes not to start sniping dogs with the 10/22.

 
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:20 PM   #40
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Please for the love of god no one follow this advice. My dog would rip your arm off and so will most personal protection trained, police trained,SCHh and guard dogs.
You give Schutzhund dogs a bad name. Schutzhund training should only be undertaken with stable, well adjusted animals - more so when one undertakes civil work associated with protection training. These dogs should also complete significant obedience training before undertaking serious bite work (obedience is part of the Schutzhund training). Generally speaking, police trained dogs are very stable, no department can afford to have a bite machine that will react to perceived threats such as eye contact.

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As a former animal control officer who's investigated numerous dog bites, this is why I advocate lengthy prison terms, breed specific bans, and serious financial loss to owners of aggressive dogs. The thought of someone owning a dog who attacks because of someone looking at them strikes me the same way as a gangbanger shooting up a neighborhood because he was "disrepected". Both type of vicious animals should be put down in the same manner.
Point is, some dogs will respond to extended eye contact as a challenge therefore it is not good practice.

 
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