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Re: Proud of our pup!

Post by wisconsin_cur » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:23 am

72hours wrote: Haha, when we first got the chickens, one got out, and it was off like a rocket, Roger was onto it though! Grabbed the thing and pinned it, was just about ready to pluck the thing clean when I started yelling at him to leave it, and he didn't. He soon learned that "leave" means leave, I laid him on the ground and made the chicken walk all over him until he learned what leave meant. There's a lot you can train dogs to do, even if it goes against their instincts. That said, I did WANT him to bite the guy, and I did WANT to shove 3 feet of maple into one of his orifices, but then my best friend would have been put down, and I would have spent some time in court, if not in jail.......

I trained my JRT to catch chickens on the command "chook" and me pointing at the chicken that I want. He pins them to the ground with his front paws and waits for me to come. When I have a hold of the bird, he releases on the command of "give." This is great when they are out in the yard or some go semi-feral. I don't use the command that often, he enjoys the game too much. Only once, however, has he played the game without me.

Let me add to the chorus, "Good Dog!"
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Re: Proud of our pup!

Post by Pondo_Sinatra » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:34 am

Good dog, good story!

Just one little nit-picky item, because I like animals and love dogs:
72hours wrote:Anyways, fast forward a year, lots of science diet food
I'm not going to recommend a particular brand, but please, please, do a little bit of reading up. Hill's Science Diet is one of the lower-rated dog foods out there. There's better stuff out there for your fuzzy buddy.

(But, on the bright side, at least you're not feeding him Old Roy.)

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Re: Proud of our pup!

Post by 72hours » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:03 pm

You are right, but it's better than Tux and champ and they sponsor my wife's school, so we get it cheap. I'm looking into raw food diets now too....

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Re: Proud of our pup!

Post by Cactus » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:05 am

Good dog :) He's a cute little thing too.

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Re: Proud of our pup!

Post by Pondo_Sinatra » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:27 am

72hours wrote:You are right, but it's better than Tux and champ and they sponsor my wife's school, so we get it cheap. I'm looking into raw food diets now too....
I just wanted to say that I hope I didn't come across as dick-ish. It's just the older I get, the more of a "feed your pups right" activist I seem to become. :)

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Re: Proud of our pup!

Post by anythingshiny » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:29 pm

We have a rescue Border Collie mix that has different noises for deer, possums in the garbage and people. Very similar story as she made the 'people' noise at 3 am. I greeting the vandal breaking into my jeep with an 870 PMAX while the wife sat inside with 911 and a 19. All turned out well but I think I will make different choices next time. There was no 'real' need to confront the boogey man but dammit I was mad that he was rifling thru MY car. Anyway....good that this turned out well.
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Re: Proud of our pup!

Post by Dawgboy » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:22 am

Good Doggy!

My Little Dachsund is brave and crazy like that too. He treed 4 Raccoons one time and alerted me numerous times to Tweekers in the yard back when I lived in an ugly neighborhood.
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