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By chance does anyone here work with dogs.

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Mitzs, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    I have a 5 1/2 month old american pit bull. She knows how to sit and we are working on stay. But does anyone know how to teach a dog to lay-down? A friend suggested to pull her front legs out from under her while telling her to lie down. That sorta seems mean to me. She a smart dog and learns fast but I don't want to do anything that might hurt banshee or me in this new adventure.
     
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    does she have a mouse and keyboard. Even better a USB port :biggrin

























    otherwise no 8)
     
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    Well first you put the leash on and stand in front of her. Then you hold the leash directly under her muzzle and with the commanding hand you make (with the open palm facing down) the lay down command. At the same time say the command and also pull down on the leash gently but firmly. If this doesn't work you could also try the same thing but with dog nibbles and gradually phase them out.
     
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  4. Mitzs
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    Hmmm, I may have been doing this wrong all along. I've been training her with treats and I've never have put a muzzle on her. I don't even own one. Is there a special reason for the muzzel? Thanks for the help nugget I will start her on this tommorow. Since we already did our training for the day.

    Note to self: Hide banshee from AJ...
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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    Needs two people - one at the front (slightly to the left), the other to the rear (slightly to the right).

    On an agreed signal, you each kick the relevant fore and rear limbs away (in opposite directions). This will achieve the desired effect.

    From now on, you should find the dog will do this automatically.





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  6. tripwire45
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    Mitzs, I wonder if Nugget meant the "snout" of the dog when he used the term "muzzle". From the context of his message, it didn't seem like you had to put a muzzle on banshee. I could be wrong, of course. :oops:
     
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    Sorry Mitzs, Trip has the gist of it alright.:oops: I seem to be forgetting more and more English.:blink

    Jak, I like your style mate. If you take the left side, I'll take the right. :thumbleft
     
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    :biggrin Ok trip, thanks! Thanks for the tip Jak.
     
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    Hmmm, seems I misunderstood again. Maybe I just need to train her to attack for her own protection around here. 8)
     
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    Now that's more like it, something a pit bull CAN learn.:D
     
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    Lol nugget. I think that comes naturally. However, I would like her to have some manners since she belives every human in the world loves her as much as my husband and I do and must just be dieing to pet her. :biggrin

    Plus pits have a bad rep in the states and alot of people are afraid of them. I do this more for her own protection than to protect others.
     
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    Not only in the states. In Oz, UK and here in Europe it's the same too. When I used to take mine for a walk people would cross to the other side of the street when they saw me coming.:oops:
     
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    could that perhaps be the fact that alot of the scummy people of the earth choose pitbulls as thier pet projects, train them to bite/maim, use them in dog fighting matches, neglect them, etc etc

    most dogs are not aggressive in nature, but pitbulls get alot of the lime light due to there adoration by the 'lesser half' of society

    its all in the training i say, any dog can be trained to not be that friendly

    and rotwielers and wolfs can be cuddly, guess we just stereotype too much
     
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    I absolutely concur with you Phoenix. It does not help at all either that pits are the first choice for fighting dogs. :x I once heard a guy telling someone else that he was feeding his dogs gun powder to make them mean. Do not think I did not call the cops on that rat bastard!

    Rotties are my first love. We have had four of them. Nevertheless, because of my surgeries and we live in a mobile home we decide for a smaller dog yet one we knew could still take care of business if the need arose.
     
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