NOT AGAIN!!! Is this the right way to go? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

NOT AGAIN!!! Is this the right way to go?

This is a discussion on NOT AGAIN!!! Is this the right way to go? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-06-2008, 07:07 PM
I should have asked before but forgot. What breed of dogs are these?
Sponsored Links
    02-07-2008, 11:50 PM
Theo is a Rottweiler and Golden Retriever Cross. (male - 11months)

Kerra is a purebred Boxer. (female - approx. 4 -5yrs.)

I have recently started this new tactic: If the dogs are being fed in their pen...of course Theo rushes out when I open the gate but then I block him out and feed Kerra first. Theo atomatically sits down and waits. Lol. Then I feed him. I think he is getting the memo.

I don't think I could pick Theo up without all my strength, Vida! Lol.

I've never had to 'make' him submit for bad behavior. I can just say "Theo!" in a really stern voice and he lowers himself. I think he knows I'm the boss he is just being a puppy and testing me for what he can get away with.

This weekend I am going to take Theo out for a walk. Just me and him and I am going to watch how he behaves. He is very interested in his surroundings, BTW. I need to work on his leash training about though.

Another thing, I have often caught myself grasping Theo's scruff when he growls at Kerra. That's when I hold his head and make him look at me and not her. I think he takes it as though I am nipping him because he normally straightens up.

I'm hoping to get him into more retrieving and agility. He's one big boy with lots of muscle but he is very agile as well.

    02-08-2008, 12:00 AM
Theo is twice as big now.
    02-08-2008, 08:30 AM
Yes, I would say he is a little big to take for a "spin" Conner is a Scottie and only weighed about 10 lbs when I did that. The grabbing by the scruff is stilll a good way to get their attention and let them know they have done something wrong. Be sure to get a good choke collar when you do the leash training.
I have a Rottie mix too, Here is miss Daisy I think she is around 4 yo. She likes to grin at you.
    02-08-2008, 10:56 AM
I hope everything goes well with you, Theo and Kerra. Let us know how it all goes!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0