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    I can highly recommend that stiff drink before walking in the ring Bec & Newfie. Also if the trial was on a Saturday my last training session was on a Wednesday, done off territory with a friend acting the roll of judge. I didn't over warm up the dog immediately before going in the ring, just one quick heeling exercise with maybe a sit or drop so all up the warm up was about 20 seconds long.

    I also found stewarding a few times before entering a trial made me much more at ease when I actually competed. And something a friend told me - they are 'a judge' not "The Judge".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    If i catch them weeing in the house, and the door is open (doesn't really happen that often, but i might see it once in a blue moon) i will rub their nose in it, i've always done that, with both my cats and my dogs since forever! I reckon it works, they know what they've done because - well, you've just shoved their face in it!
    OK, so based on this, what would you do if my Rosie was your dog?

    Now, keeping in mind she has bladder cancer - she can't always get outside to whizz and has accidents. Would you be rubbing her nose in it to teach her she's a "bad dog"?

    This question came to mind as she did indeed have an accident today, and I know she was embarassed by it by her body language, I didn't need to say anything, I just cleaned it up.

    Do you honestly think that rubbing her nose in her whizz, or "shoving her face in it" to quote you from above, is an effective method of correcting now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    I can highly recommend that stiff drink before walking in the ring Bec & Newfie. Also if the trial was on a Saturday my last training session was on a Wednesday, done off territory with a friend acting the roll of judge. I didn't over warm up the dog immediately before going in the ring, just one quick heeling exercise with maybe a sit or drop so all up the warm up was about 20 seconds long.

    I also found stewarding a few times before entering a trial made me much more at ease when I actually competed. And something a friend told me - they are 'a judge' not "The Judge".
    LOL..........I do trial a lot and we are OK, still nervous. I once did take a stiff drink, I am not a good drinker, I was too pissed and too chilled. I went the wrong way .

    I never warm up the newfie...If I warmed her up there would be nothing left. Annabelle works quite well, except when we have a stalking Judge (one who follows you around closely), she still worries about men. I am best to put her under women Judges and some of the softer men ........Love Obedience hate trials. Our Tessa is awesome though a real joy to work with. But I love Rally O even more.

    I am still quite surprised at how some of the real high scoring dogs are not that good at general social behaviour in a crowded environment...that is what I strife for in my dogs. I call them "Main St" dogs, take anywhere and behave well
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    newfie, can i have one of your dogs........ they seem so well trained and chilled out........ pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeeeee

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    Fr$#(*&$^@king possums.

    Best / worst distraction ever. And friends with treats. Sigh.

    The possum thing nearly happenend on wed night - a while a go - but the dog that caught the possum, was so surprised that she let it go, and the possum escaped - unharmed as best I can tell. I don't know why those possums keep pushing their luck there. Maybe the other possums they're running from are just more scary to them than the dogs are.

    And then there are the magpies that like to come down and stalk through the sit stays...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Fr$#(*&$^@king possums.

    Best / worst distraction ever. And friends with treats. Sigh.

    The possum thing nearly happenend on wed night - a while a go - but the dog that caught the possum, was so surprised that she let it go, and the possum escaped - unharmed as best I can tell. I don't know why those possums keep pushing their luck there. Maybe the other possums they're running from are just more scary to them than the dogs are.

    And then there are the magpies that like to come down and stalk through the sit stays...
    Tell me about it... Crafty birds they are. The possum unfortunately though I think is not the brightest of animals. The ones I have met have all had death-wishes - that's the only explanation I can think of. Fortunately Sammy has next to no interest in food - unless he caught it himself.

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    I am not a dog smacker as my dogs are also very very sensitive.
    If I look at geneva when she's done something wrong so will put her head
    done with one eye up looking at me to see if I still am cranky...
    I once tapped her on the butt and gosh I had to sit with her for half
    a day to say sorry as she wasn't talking to me..
    But I would never have to hit them as they really are not destructive
    dogs..

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    I did try the rolled up newspaper thing once. for starters I had a great deal of trouble connecting with a dog that is bred to duck the kick of an angry cow. And eventually she caught the newspaper stick, ran away with it, shredded it and came back for more - great game mum, can we do it again?

    She gets very excited when I get the fly swat out though I've never swatted her with it. Whacking things is just very exciting.

    And I have the same problem as LL any time I do manage to dish out a punishment. My brother turned her into upside down floppy custard, when he yelled at her to stop licking him... Didn't stop her from trying to lick him again later...

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    oh don't be so (mod was here) pinkest. Now you're just trying to pick a fight.

    Your dog has a condition, no way would i do that to a dog that cannot control their bladder. This is a way of how i toilet train my dogs (not the first few accidents mind you as they are still learning) but if they start doing it because they are lazy, i will put their face next to it, tell them No & Outside. This is the way i've always done it, dunno what the big deal is - you deal with your own dogs and ill deal with mine. Period

    Edit reason: Mod says - play the post content - not the poster... H
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 05-25-2012 at 10:52 PM.

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    Oh and Bec i have not had the privilege of watching your video just yet & when i do i'll be happy to admit to making a wrong assumption.

    Hopefully i can get a somebody to get a quick video next Monday at training so you can see for yourself that my girl isn't abused & that she is a content and intelligent girl.

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