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About reploidphoenix

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  1. reploidphoenix

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    I'm just worried the trainers I've spoken to around here have poorly trained dogs of their own. Obedience has been a nightmare with him. Unless he sees I have a treat, forget about it. You tell him to come and he just stands there and stares at you. No amount of reinforcement is working. This is ontop of him being triggered by every little thing even in my house. The vet just thinks hes being a brat. I agree with offleash he has confidence issues, but unsure how to fix it. My older girl was confident through doing tricks and is very ppl pleaser type personality. At 5 months, she was very obedient and smart, confident. Hes almost 8 months and just blows me off to do what he wants to do. I'm trying to give him a better life of not sitting In a crate all day. I'd rather take him with me and have fun. The positive trainers ive seen around here dont believe in any type of correction.
  2. reploidphoenix

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    Oh..and the dog that died in their care was in a trainers home. Was a bulldog left in his crate. She came home from somewhere and he had passed away unexpectedly, possibly from a food allergy. Nothing to do with whatever training method they use. No injuries sustained or anything like that
  3. reploidphoenix

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    Thank you! I've honestly been doing alot of research on the subject. I think everyone is so against them.. Apparently it's hard for dogs to know when they've done something we ask wrong, and the collar gives a clear communication (that's not supposed to hurt), that they got what we asked wrong. It's a faster way of learning. It's very similar to using a clicker to mark a certain behavior rather than a word to mark it. Apparently the issue comes into play where you have ppl that just buy these collars offline or in a pet store that cant properly utilize the tool. Whether their timing is off or they use it as a punishment tool rather than its intended purpose. Shock collars are unable to deliver a "shock" that can physically harm a dog. Most wounds seen by vets are from contact necrosis by leaving the collar on too long(like a bed sore) I'll do research on the facility in question and may look for another facility if these rumors are true. There is another facility on nj called sit means sit. Telling me you feel bad for my dog..or that I'm terrible for looking into this method isn't helpful. This decision wasnt made lightly, and other options are failing with very little progress if any.
  4. reploidphoenix

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    Heres a link on e-collars. Has anyone actually had a good experience with them? https://thegooddog.net/training-tips/the-e-collar-myth/
  5. reploidphoenix

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    This isnt the facilities video..but this is how it was explained how it would be used.
  6. reploidphoenix

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    Heres one of their videos. They have a ton on youtube
  7. reploidphoenix

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    They were saying it is to be used on lower settings to grab attention only. Not to punish. I cant keep him below threshold because hes triggered by diff things on diff days. They said by the time I'm trying to get his attention, hes alreast off the deep end and too focused on what is scaring him. It's not ment to break him down as some trainers would do(the state of helplessness). I asked lots of questions and brought up my own concerns about their training. They have a high success rate with aggressive and reactive dogs. I will be doing the training myself under their guidance. I will not be leaving him there as a board and train
  8. reploidphoenix

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    I took him to a 4th trainer today that seemed very knowledgeable. While i was reluctant because they primarily use e-collar training, they had alot of good insight. His past experience with the breeder, whether it be genetic or not didn't help. Then this broker picked him up and took him from his mother. He absolutely LOVED her. Then she sold him to me about a week or two later. When i bought him, it just added to the insecurity and instability in his life. From what they could tell at the training facility, they said i have to show him that i can be the leader he needs and nothing bad will happen in my presence..that i have to take charge. They use e-collars to get his attention when he goes over threshold to have him refocus on me and look to me in situations that scare him, and reward his attention to me. They said he's honestly just insecure and needs his confidence lifted. Since he's showing no signs of aggression, they have every bit of faith it can be fixed easily by showing him better ways to cope with what scares him by looking to me. The trainer even put the e-collar on my wrist to give an example what it feels like. They said they also usually pad the collar since border collies are very sensitive, and they use 4 prongs instead of 2 to disperse the stimulation. I'm glad there's hope. He's such a sweet tempered dog. Was kissing the ladies to death Thank you everyone for your responses and help!
  9. reploidphoenix

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    I guess it was more a question by the one trainer if the pup will be trainable. He said if the parents were crazy, than it's probably genetic and there isnt much that can be done. He said he may be able to get a 40% good response..and 60% he'll just always react the way he does. If this is the case, I'm not going to try to fix it and waste the money on a trainer.
  10. reploidphoenix

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    When looking up things on the abca, it doesnt really seem they regulate anything. They can put you on a list that's a "high volume" breeder, as genetics, temperament and health issues may not be considered as high priority at time of breeding. The breeder is supposed to check on the pups for any issues as they grow that may deter them from breeding the parents in the future, and take the pup back at any point in its life for any reason. It also mentions the breeder is required to sell the puppies themselves,and are not to use a "broker"(which in my case happened) I just wanted to learn more about where he came from and shed some light on why he may be the way he is. It honestly may not even matter all that much in the grand scheme of things, just that he gets the help and training he requires in hope he wont always be this way. If he is, I'll just sum it up to a poor decision on my husband's part for wanting him and live with the consequences of not finding a legit breeder
  11. reploidphoenix

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    I used to shove a toy in their mouth. Say no firmly. Mine used to try to nip feet. I'm not really sure quite what stopped it. I would push through her biting and tell her no, sometimes I smacked her butt. She eventually just grew out of it, but I noticed it got alot worse when she was tired. She refused to lay herself down and I would have to force her to take a nap in her crate.
  12. reploidphoenix

    Pup being assessed for behavior modification

    How old is your dog? Sounds like an overly tired pup or over-arousal(the cranky). As far as being nippy, I would make a loud noise or stomp my foot, smack a table hard and say no. Only thing that ever got mines attention
  13. reploidphoenix

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    I'd have to ask my neighbor again, hes the only one out of everyone that got any papers on any of the dogs.
  14. reploidphoenix

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    I only have the dogs names and their owners. The two owners I contacted, all the dogs share a father. I have one picture of mom that's not that great..and I was told the breeder is in NY. That's all I know
  15. reploidphoenix

    Pup being assessed for behavior modification

    I was blaming it on genetics because his relatives in the area have fear related issues. One acts as denise described. I did speak with another trainer and set up an appointment for Wednesday. They set a program to fit the dogs needs, but I dont know the extent of what he needs. I was a bit reluctant because they use prong, e-collars along with positive training.. I'm going to see what they have to offer. When I spoke with them, they seem to think he just has confidence issues. He did have food aggression when I got him. He got his butt smacked which I was told I should have never done because it can make him bite without warning in the future..but it fixed the issue. Haven't had a problem since
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