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Posted: 9/4/2010 6:15:11 PM EDT
I've never had a dog before and I swear, she came up to us and gave me a Golden Retriever "I have just met you, and I love you" right out of the movie.
Mrs. FishKepr has dog experience and quickly established herself as 'Alpha'.




The dog is 3 years old and lived on a farm before she was given up for adoption.

So, how do we condition her for LCR?
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:16:23 PM EDT
Nice lookin' dag.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:31:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FishKepr:
I've never had a dog before and I swear, she came up to us and gave me a Golden Retriever "I have just met you, and I love you" right out of the movie.
Mrs. FishKepr has dog experience and quickly established herself as 'Alpha'.

http://home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/pwpimages/FirstDog1.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~fishkepr/pwpimages/FirstDog2.jpg

The dog is 3 years old and lived on a farm before she was given up for adoption.

So, how do we condition her for LCR?


I would recommend you limit her to just beer for her 1st LCR. So start of at 1-2 a day and build up from there.




J/K
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:34:34 PM EDT
That is a fine looking dog you got yourself there. Congrats!
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:38:42 PM EDT
You gonna let Sanar rape it????
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:51:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2010 7:18:54 PM EDT by FishKepr]
This is Mrs Fishkepr, Since I am alpha, I can easily train her to use a 38. Hah, she can protect Lilly.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:57:16 AM EDT
Happy lookin dog. Good on you for taking her in.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:46:58 AM EDT
good looking dog.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:09:15 AM EDT
Nice looking dog!
Is she socialized?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:12:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DrewXD:
Nice looking dog!
Is she socialized?[/quote]

Get a few beers in her and she will be.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:13:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Road-kill:
Originally Posted By DrewXD:
Nice looking dog!
Is she socialized?[/quote]

Get a few beers in her and she will be.

Umm...
Not really what I meant...
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:21:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DrewXD:

Originally Posted By Road-kill:
Originally Posted By DrewXD:
Nice looking dog!
Is she socialized?[/quote]

Get a few beers in her and she will be.

Umm...
Not really what I meant...


Welcome to the WAHTF
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:52:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DrewXD:
Nice looking dog!
Is she socialized?


This is Mrs Fishkepr:

For other dogs, I think she has work to do. We went to PETCO and she growled at a dog and that was it. Perhaps she was excited because she was in a new situation. We are going to have her in classes. FIshkepr and Little Fishkepr both need to take them more than myself. I grew up around dogs until I was round ten, however from my years at PETCO and volunteering at the zoo, I have learned a lot about training techniques.

We are also need to work on crate training. She did OK last night, but Fishkepr sat with her until she went to sleep.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 10:14:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DrewXD:
Is she socialized?


Now she's SOCIALIZED. This breed is classified as a working dog right? Either way - she won't have to work anymore. Gobernment Cheeze... Sorry. Couldn't help myself.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 10:30:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 10:31:57 AM EDT by FishKepr]


'Sporting' class actually. GRs were originally developed as a 'gun' dog.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 10:54:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FishKepr:


'Sporting' class actually. GRs were originally developed as a 'gun' dog.


So, what is her position on gun control ??? (if you can down the bird, your in control)
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:08:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FishKepr:
This is Mrs Fishkepr, Since I am alpha, I can easily train her to use a 38. Hah, she can protect Lilly.


The pooch won't need a 38 and will protect Lilly naturally!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:23:53 PM EDT
After a trip to PetSmart today we're starting to learn that she does not play well with other dogs. To be fair, some of the dogs there today were rather aggressive.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:38:33 PM EDT
For the crate training, throw one of your dirty t shirts in the crate.

No joke.

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Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:13:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PCR-00:
For the crate training, throw one of your dirty t shirts in the crate.

No joke.

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Excellent idea. We'll try that tonight.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:21:17 PM EDT
You've of course considered training Lil'Keeper to be aware of the dog, and how to interact with it? THAT might be your bigger challenge...
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:24:02 PM EDT
Dogs usually take to little kids as either a protector or as their masters pretty early on.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:40:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 11:52:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 11:56:24 PM EDT by FishKepr]
Originally Posted By Matt45:
You've of course considered training Lil'Keeper to be aware of the dog, and how to interact with it? THAT might be your bigger challenge...


Yes, we don't let her take the dog anywhere alone.

BTW, it's looking bad for LCR. The dog saw a neighborhood terrier during a walk tonight that snorted at her and she came unglued.

She gets along so well with people, but other dogs we need to work on.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:50:29 AM EDT
nice looking dog right there
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 8:49:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 8:50:46 PM EDT by FishKepr]
I have good news about our GR.

A professional trainer evaluated her 'dog aggression' issues this evening. In her opinion our dog can be desensitized, and to prove it she successfully introduced her to a test dog with a minimum of effort and only a few minutes of conditioning. This trainer obviously knows her stuff and we signed up for sessions at once.

Does the dog need work? Absolutely, but after seeing the results from only 30 minutes of effort I'm confident now that she'll be fine.

ETA: She's just about fully crate trained now too.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 9:07:02 PM EDT
Fucking dags on 2.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 9:27:44 PM EDT
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