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Posted: 12/11/2013 4:57:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 5:11:04 PM EST by WildApple]
Dog's behavior with plastic 8 inch jolly red egg seems strange

I got one of these odd shape plastic balls that is made so the dog can't seem to latch onto it.

My dog growls ferociously and pushes it around the yard

I never thought much of it, but noticed today that she won't leave it or come or mind any commands while she is playing with this particular toy.

The dog is very good with commands otherwise


Link Posted: 12/11/2013 4:58:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 5:00:17 PM EST by Alien]
I don't know, but I've always wondered why they make dog toys red. Dogs can't see the color red as we do.


Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:38:55 PM EST
sounds like the giant plastic egg(big enough she cant carry it) I got for my lab to play with,its like crack for her and she will chase it until exhausted the uneven shape makes it bounce erratically and then when she tries to bite it and it shoots away again
it hilarious to watch,she doesnt growl at it though
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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:43:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 5:43:32 PM EST by stutzcattle]
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Originally Posted By Waldo:

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You don't shock them hard enough to hurt. Just hard enough to turn their ears back on. Every once in a while I have to do it to our Aussie when we're moving cows. He gets focused and his ears quit working. A little zap turns his ears back on. It's science.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:48:35 PM EST
Give any female an 8" toy and they are sure to ignore you.



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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:59:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 6:02:19 PM EST by akethan]
Ha, my GSD grips a round 10 " Jolly ball no problem. I've never seen an egg.

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:07:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 6:09:26 PM EST by K-9_Trainer]
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:


You don't shock them hard enough to hurt. Just hard enough to turn their ears back on. Every once in a while I have to do it to our Aussie when we're moving cows. He gets focused and his ears quit working. A little zap turns his ears back on. It's science.
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By Waldo:

Training collar.


You don't shock them hard enough to hurt. Just hard enough to turn their ears back on. Every once in a while I have to do it to our Aussie when we're moving cows. He gets focused and his ears quit working. A little zap turns his ears back on. It's science.



Don't take this wrong, I am not trying to be an ass but they are called e-collars not shock collars. I know what you are trying to say and you sort of right but I just hate the term "shocking" . E-collars if used properly are very effective. I recently used one to get a police K9 to recall. Nobody could get this dog to recall until they brought him to us and you would be surprised at how low of a setting I was able to use with him. If you are trying to shock the dog you are doing it wrong. Please don't just go out and buy one you need to find a trainer that knows what they are doing and get instruction on how to use the collar properly.

If you don't want to use an e-collar (they are expensive, about $350 + training), I would try a long line and leash with a prong collar. Again help from a professional is best but if you keep in mind you are just trying to get his attention, not hurt him he should be able to work it out.

Eta: sorry "she"
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Give any female an 8" toy and they are sure to ignore you.



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FTW. First thought.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:21:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By K-9_Trainer:



Don't take this wrong, I am not trying to be an ass but they are called e-collars not shock collars. I know what you are trying to say and you sort of right but I just hate the term "shocking" . E-collars if used properly are very effective. I recently used one to get a police K9 to recall. Nobody could get this dog to recall until they brought him to us and you would be surprised at how low of a setting I was able to use with him. If you are trying to shock the dog you are doing it wrong. Please don't just go out and buy one you need to find a trainer that knows what they are doing and get instruction on how to use the collar properly.

If you don't want to use an e-collar (they are expensive, about $350 + training), I would try a long line and leash with a prong collar. Again help from a professional is best but if you keep in mind you are just trying to get his attention, not hurt him he should be able to work it out.

Eta: sorry "she"
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Originally Posted By K-9_Trainer:
Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By Waldo:

Training collar.


You don't shock them hard enough to hurt. Just hard enough to turn their ears back on. Every once in a while I have to do it to our Aussie when we're moving cows. He gets focused and his ears quit working. A little zap turns his ears back on. It's science.



Don't take this wrong, I am not trying to be an ass but they are called e-collars not shock collars. I know what you are trying to say and you sort of right but I just hate the term "shocking" . E-collars if used properly are very effective. I recently used one to get a police K9 to recall. Nobody could get this dog to recall until they brought him to us and you would be surprised at how low of a setting I was able to use with him. If you are trying to shock the dog you are doing it wrong. Please don't just go out and buy one you need to find a trainer that knows what they are doing and get instruction on how to use the collar properly.

If you don't want to use an e-collar (they are expensive, about $350 + training), I would try a long line and leash with a prong collar. Again help from a professional is best but if you keep in mind you are just trying to get his attention, not hurt him he should be able to work it out.

Eta: sorry "she"


I don't know the difference between the "e-collar" and a "shock collar". I know mine gives them a buzz and is numbered from 1 to 8. I've shocked myself with all 8 levels. I've never hit the dog with more than 4.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:24:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 6:24:43 PM EST by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:27:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:


You don't shock them hard enough to hurt. Just hard enough to turn their ears back on. Every once in a while I have to do it to our Aussie when we're moving cows. He gets focused and his ears quit working. A little zap turns his ears back on. It's science.
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By Waldo:

Training collar.


You don't shock them hard enough to hurt. Just hard enough to turn their ears back on. Every once in a while I have to do it to our Aussie when we're moving cows. He gets focused and his ears quit working. A little zap turns his ears back on. It's science.


Mine only needed about 4 zaps in his life, seems the warning beeb makes him smarter enough to deal cards when he gets hard headed.


And before the haters jump on me, I turned it wide open and zapped myself with it first. It hurts like a mother.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:35:24 PM EST
Some dogs get OCD over certain toys. Put this one up. It's not worth the discipline issues it will create with your dog. One of mine is like that with laser pointers. I can't pick up a flashlight without her going bonkers.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:38:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
That kind of training is done with a lengthy check cord. Give the command then haul it in hand over hand. A few repetitions will usually gain compliance. If hardheaded use a choke collar.
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Doesn't work when you're horseback and the dog is working.
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Doesn't work when you're horseback and the dog is working.
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
That kind of training is done with a lengthy check cord. Give the command then haul it in hand over hand. A few repetitions will usually gain compliance. If hardheaded use a choke collar.


Doesn't work when you're horseback and the dog is working.




You don't train a dog basic commands such as "leave it, come" while on horseback with a "working" dog. This is done WELL BEFORE you take a dog out working while in horseback.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:51:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By K-9_Trainer:
Don't take this wrong, I am not trying to be an ass but they are called e-collars not shock collars. I know what you are trying to say and you sort of right but I just hate the term "shocking" . E-collars if used properly are very effective. I recently used one to get a police K9 to recall. Nobody could get this dog to recall until they brought him to us and you would be surprised at how low of a setting I was able to use with him. If you are trying to shock the dog you are doing it wrong. Please don't just go out and buy one you need to find a trainer that knows what they are doing and get instruction on how to use the collar properly.

If you don't want to use an e-collar (they are expensive, about $350 + training), I would try a long line and leash with a prong collar. Again help from a professional is best but if you keep in mind you are just trying to get his attention, not hurt him he should be able to work it out.

Eta: sorry "she"
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Don't take this wrong, but I think what you are describing is a pinch collar, like this:


Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:53:18 PM EST
No, he is right. Learn how to use an e-collar or dont use it at all.
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You don't train a dog basic commands such as "leave it, come" while on horseback with a "working" dog. This is done WELL BEFORE you take a dog out working while in horseback.
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Originally Posted By Thumbtack:
Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
That kind of training is done with a lengthy check cord. Give the command then haul it in hand over hand. A few repetitions will usually gain compliance. If hardheaded use a choke collar.


Doesn't work when you're horseback and the dog is working.




You don't train a dog basic commands such as "leave it, come" while on horseback with a "working" dog. This is done WELL BEFORE you take a dog out working while in horseback.


No, you don't.
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