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Old 10-20-2004, 11:50 AM
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Oh that is a really good idea. I like that.
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:01 PM
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It really does work. I started doing it with Bear, many years ago, because he always looked so crestfallen when I left the house without him. Once he had a job to do, he was much more resigned to staying at home. When I tell Bimmer, I also tell the poor guy to try to keep the girls out of trouble. You should see the look he gives me. He's very plainly thinking that I'm giving him an impossible task (I am). But it appeals to his sense of responsibility and he doesn't howl for me.
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:54 PM
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LoL Renee, that's quite the story, i love the looks that dogs give you sometimes, when either steve or I are playing one of our instruments the dog just looks at us like "Turn that off, you stink" lol. We bought him a Kong with "Stuff'n" and there's a problem! Lol, it basically is peanut butter, just in a can and he looooves it, he'll lick it off the can, off my hand, off of my other dogs face, off the floor, but! when i put it on the little ball like kong thing, he'll only lick the surface. And i have to be holding it. If i put it on the floor and he licks it and it rolls he gives up!!! What am i going to do to build up his independance, we're taking him to obedience classes! We ran into a trainer from "Luv-a-K9" and she said she charges 95 dollars for a 6 week course which i didn't think was all that bad of a deal. so we're gonna call them up shortly and make a reservation! But what should i do about the kong? He doesn't like toys enough to get distracted by them
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Old 10-21-2004, 07:07 AM
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Something like the Stuf'n needs to be in a toy that he can hold onto with his paws; if it's something round, he'll have a really difficult time being able to hold it still and lick at the goodies and will just give up.

Also, different dogs will respond to different toys. Apollo might like a puzzle ball or chewing on an Orbee toy. Try taking him to the pet store with you and see what he goes for.
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Old 10-21-2004, 11:59 AM
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Been there, Tried that. I can only take him to pet stores cause 95% of the time he has to be with me or my mom will go insane. And we walk and stand for hours nad hours in both of the toy lanes and he just sniffs... he doesn't lick, he just sniffs and when we pick up whatever he's sniffing he runs away from it he just DOENS"T like toys, and as for that Stuffn' Stuff lol, it's like an octagonal ball. He could very easily hold onto it with his paws it doesn't roll like a normal ball. The only thing he likes to chew on are rawhides, and he eats them like patato chips so i try not to overdo it with the rawhides. We bought him a 6 dollar hambone nad it was gone in an hour....Normally, the minimum we are gone for is 2 hours. He does eventually lick the surface clean but when it comes into the little grooves of it, he'll just sniff it and walk away LOL he's lazy he doesn't wanna put out the energy tat is required to sink a big tooth of his into the groove to scoop out the rest. It's frustrating, it really is.
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:47 PM
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You know, I was thinking about this yesterday, because Dakota threw a fit when handed his leash to my neighbor and walked away.
Is Apollo well-versed in obedience? (sorry if he is.. My memory is terrible.) If he isn't at the intermediate/advanced level of obedience, then I would stop spending all this money on toys and remedies and invest in a training class. Sometimes an extra boost of confidence is all they need. I remember with Shiner, I would tell her "SHINER, STAY." before I left the house.

The deal with "Shiner, stay" was that when I told her to stay, I would walk out of sight, and return to her several minutes later. She'd grown to know that 'stay' meant to stay in one spot more or less, and that I would be coming back soon. That really, almost completely solved her SA.

Just a thought...
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Old 10-21-2004, 04:15 PM
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^ We are planning on taking him to a 6 week course here in K-town. Just for that extra confidence boost as well as to make sure he underSTANDS stay. he knows what it means, but he doesn't always stay for long lol
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:46 PM
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The crate is a great solution. He will stop crying after awhile. I did that with my lab when I first got him. He tore the house apart,so we set up a 8'x10' outdoor kennel in the laundry room. He had a bed in there,toys,t.v, and his food. He loved it. I would say kennel up every morning and he would go lay on his bed. After a year or so we slowly started getting him used to be out of his kennel during the day.We left the door open and thats where he wanted to be. He felt safe in his room. It worked out great for us.
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Old 10-21-2004, 11:00 PM
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Apollo's different, I think it might ahve to do with the fact that he was adopted, and was in a sort of crate like thing while he was at the shelter (although it was only for a day) He goes in their easy, lays down and sleeps ONLY when we're tehre but when we leave him he starts to cry, and he totally voided the whole positive comment tonight. ANd to avoid the stupid kong strange-ball from rolling i filled it with peanut butter and put it into his dog dish and he licked it and played a little while i was standing there closing the crate but when i turned to walk up the stairs he stopped again
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Old 10-21-2004, 11:49 PM
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I think you're probably right about the crate and his past experience. He's probably equating being left behind in the crate with being left in the cage in the shelter. Try covering the crate so it looks more like a cave and less like a cage and see what happens, and check his Kong ball in the morning to see if he's finished the peanut butter during the night.
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