Hi! I'm A Nineteen Year Old Girl Who Loves To Train Dogs And I Have One Very Talented Aussie :)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dice Smith, May 23, 2012.

  1. dogcrazy Experienced Member

    Welcome to DTA!!! Already subscribed (Carmel and Shivon)
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  2. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    Hi! Glad I joined :)
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  3. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for welcoming me. I do respect everyones opinions but at this moment I still very much like the DW. I would like to point out that I only use positive methods while training Kodi's tricks (click, treats, games, etc.). I don't 'tap' Kodi with my foot and never plan too. I do believe Cesar helps many dogs and does wonderful things to save the lives of dogs that people have given up on and will put down. I would also like to point out how much he does to rescue and save dogs lives. However, I do respect everyones opinions and would appreciate if everyone respected mine as well :) I am open to suggestions but I never want to feel attacked.
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  4. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    Hi! You guys did great! I love your dog :)
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  5. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    I am not a fan of Victoria Stillwell. I prefer Zak George.
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  7. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    // I am open to suggestions but I never want to feel attacked.//

    Oh, of course not, and you are most welcome, like i said, i hope you do stick around, very very much!! Like i said, I love your "positive only" methods and am impressed with that trick list!
    and i love pitties!

    but i was not attacking you, at all, unless, you are Cesar Milan.:ROFLMAO: Like, Sara, i am a proud "cesar-hater" too. Like, since you dislike Stillwell, (i can only wonder why!?:eek: ) i don't feel that is an attack on *Me*. I like that Zac George, too,:D but, don't know much about him really, but, i've liked what i have seen of him so far.

    I got so worried that I just reread my post, which seems friendly towards you, imo, or at least, i hope it does!:eek: and i reread all the other posts of those speaking up about their dislike of Cesar Milan methods and/or "theories",:rolleyes:
    and none of them struck me as an attack on you either, and if so, i'm sure neither me, nor anyone else, would want to seem anything less than welcoming. We were attacking much of what Milan says, and does, not you. but, there is something good in everyone, and Milan is no exception to that rule. I'm the only one who did say 'something' good about Milan,:ROFLMAO: like, i do agree with his strong emphasis on exercise, and giving dogs stuff to do--YES!

    There just aren't a lot of Milan fans here, sorry. But you certainly have a right to believe whatever you want to, absolutely!! There is room for everyone here!!:D

    WELCOME!! YES DO STICK AROUND!! Please do!!! And feel free to post photos of your dogs, too!
    See the "upload a file" button under a post you are writing? Click on that, and upload some photos of your dog, so we can see your dog better! We are all big photo fans around here!! :ROFLMAO:
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  8. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    Oh thank you so much! No I wasn't attacking you or anyone else either. I just have had people come down hard on me before for my beliefs, so I'm kind of always on the defensive now lol :) I know you and everyone else were not attacking me and I thoroughly respect and enjoy hearing other peoples opinions, thoughts, and philosophies :). Thank you all for welcoming me and I am looking forward to hearing more from everyone and learning from fellow dog lovers. I would like to mention that I posted a training tutorial to the tricks forum and also mention that I left four tricks off kodi's trick list. They are: walk the dog, leapdog, cross your paws and twist which brings it up to 109 tricks he knows. And thanks for telling me about the upload pics button! I love to share and see pics of fellow dogs too!!!
    This is my training motto:
    It isn’t about the end result, it’s about the fun journey you take and memories you make while training.
    And here are some pics of my witle baby Kodi Wodi Bears!
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  9. tigerlily46514 Honored Member


    What a sweet kind eye he has, too!! Very intelligent look in his eye, as well, and lovely markings.

    and wow, what a collar he has!! WOW!! Dice, you DO have it bad for this dog, don't you!!:ROFLMAO: I'm just teasing, if my dog's collars showed, i'd get him one like that, too.
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  10. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    Oh thank you so much! It's true I do have it bad for him lol! I am constantly spending WAAYYY to much money on him, but I couldn't think of a better way to spend it :) The collar/leash combo with his name on it is actually a prize we won on a facebook contest. He's my absolute world and I'm actually tearing up thinking about him! <3 Oh, also since I'm new could you please tell me how to follow someone? I haven't figured it out yet :)
  11. southerngirl Honored Member

    To Follow someone simply click their name or profile picture and this thing comes up(don't know what to call it) at the top right it says follow.
    Kodi is adorable, he's so fluffy.:love: He's face is really cute I love the brown on the bottom of his face.
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  12. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much!!!
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  13. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    I so so understand about having a deep strong love for your dog, oh do i ever!! I am high-fiving you right now!!:ROFLMAO:

    and CONGRATS on winning a contest !! Cool! and way cool prize, wow!
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  14. bekah1001 Honored Member

    OMG he is sooooo cute!!!! Oh and welcome!!! About the reactivity towards humans, you should check behaviour adjustment training. http://functionalrewards.com/
  15. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    BATS is good, but, it's harder than it looks to help a dog distinguish
    between being removed away from scarey person cuz he barked at it/had a reaction(prevent further escalation)
    being removed away from scarey person cuz he was "being good"/not barking at it.(reward)

    but, some ppl do say it helps their dog!!
  16. Dogster Honored Member

    CUTE pics!!!!! He's a gorgeous dog!!!!:D
  17. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I've actually heard a lot about bat and was told to check it out before :)
  18. bekah1001 Honored Member

    Good point.

    Here's a basic setup: [IMG]
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  19. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    Yes, it's a great plan, i love the concept. But dog is also removed for tensing up or reacting, as well, and some dogs can have trouble sorting the difference out,
    being removed for beginning to tense up or reacting
    being removed for not reacting. (a dog's threshold can change now and then, a dog might be fine at 35 feet away, but, if you stay there long enough, the dog does begin to focus on that enemy dog there and tense up, even though when you first got to 35 feet away, dog was initially happy)

    One of the creators of BATS belongs to one of the forums i belong to.

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