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    Interesting thread on another forum and I was wondering what bad advice you have been given.

    Some gems from my 30 odd years of experience :-

    "She will never be a good working dog. Shoot her".

    "A human aggressive dog needs to be shown who is boss and this means you need to hang it by it's choke collar until it is submissive to you".

    "If your dog continues peeing in the house, hit it with a steel rod."

    "I don't believe in clickers so you can use a dog whistle instead".

    "A pronged collar cannot hurt a dog".

    "When dogs are mated and tied, spray them with a hose pipe to get them to seperate quicker".

    "Dogs don't mind if you give them treats whilst holding a cigarette in the same hand you are feeding them with".
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    Dont forget the old classic. "If they wee inside, rub thier noses in it !!".


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    I once used the cat as a floor rag to wipe up his own wee from the pantry.
    It was a big puddle.
    The look on his face was priceless :- "But I'm the CAT! everyone LOVES me!"
    Not today we don't..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev Allen View Post
    "Dogs don't mind if you give them treats whilst holding a cigarette in the same hand you are feeding them with".
    Not bad training advice, but that reminds me. At the last Byron Bay music festival, my mum saw a blind man and his seeing eye dog in the smoking area. The blind man was smoking and holding his cigarette right near the dogs face between puffs and the dog looked quite uncomfortable. Mum went up to the man and asked him if he could please use the other hand to smoke as the poor dog was having to breathe in all of the horrible fumes..This man went totally off at mum, calling her all the names under the sun! Poor mum and the poor dog! Some people just amaze me! He should have felt privileged to be able to have such an amazing dog to help him out, not just shoved a cigarette in it's face and not care!

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    One of my friends was having issues with her bored dog pulling clothes off the line... advice given to her was along the lines of put pepper all over the dogs nose, rub it into the clothes and smack it or something like that

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    One of my friends was having issues with her bored dog pulling clothes off the line... advice given to her was along the lines of put pepper all over the dogs nose, rub it into the clothes and smack it or something like that
    How weird!! Molly used to pull washing off the line, someone told me to fill a plastic bag with water and vinegar and hang it on the line, I thought it was rubbish but got so fed up that I tried it anyway... She got a face-full of it once and has never pulled anything of the line since!!

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    I get this one a lot

    "you won't be able to train this dog", it is like they set up a challenge for you.
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy.Maree View Post
    Not bad training advice, but that reminds me. At the last Byron Bay music festival, my mum saw a blind man and his seeing eye dog in the smoking area. The blind man was smoking and holding his cigarette right near the dogs face between puffs and the dog looked quite uncomfortable. Mum went up to the man and asked him if he could please use the other hand to smoke as the poor dog was having to breathe in all of the horrible fumes..This man went totally off at mum, calling her all the names under the sun! Poor mum and the poor dog! Some people just amaze me! He should have felt privileged to be able to have such an amazing dog to help him out, not just shoved a cigarette in it's face and not care!
    WOW, what a arsehole. Blind or not, the blokes a tosser. I'd be tempted to find out his name and report him to the Guide dog association AND the RSPCA. Dam theres some wankers in the world !!


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    poor dog still im having troble with nugget still chasing the horses that kick didnt stop her and i dont whant to hurt her into stoping it but im trying to stop her
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby mc nugget View Post
    poor dog still im having troble with nugget still chasing the horses that kick didnt stop her and i dont whant to hurt her into stoping it but im trying to stop her
    That's a bit like trying to teach a toddler traffic safety by letting him cross the road by himself!!
    Don't let Nugget near the horses unless you have her firmly in control - and if she doesn't have 100% recall then that means ON LEASH with you praising her when she is doing the right thing and blocking her or distracting her from doing the wrong thing. It's a safety issue really.

    Back on topic, I get a lot of "You can't train Pugs!". Actually if you know what motivates them and that they need absolute consistency to believe that they are not the centre of the universe to be waited on (a bit like cats LOL) then they are easy to train. And don't you just love any disciplinary "advice" that assumes the poor dog can read your mind and know why you are upset e.g. whack him because you come home to find torn up furniture. (sad)

    ETA plus almost every bit of advice from Joe Public after he's watched a Cesar Milan episode
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