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Service dog training at home suggestions

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Pamela Bates, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    OK, update on Tank and Bella's progress, Bella has been doing better on her walks with the gentle leader collar, but she is still trying constantly to remove it. She is very food motivated and she will do anything she has been taught before but without the treats, forget it!
    Tank is more toy motivated and he learns better at playtime. I don't have the gentle leader yet for him, so walks are still difficult.
    If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate it.
     
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  2. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    Glad the gentle leader collar is helping. Get one for Tank ASAP so they both walk well together. In my household at least, both good and bad habits are often taught between dogs.
     
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  3. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    Ordering one soon and I will post some pics with them on.
     
  4. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    OK, update 2, Tank and Bella both have their collars now but they are fighting it still. I can't walk them together as they are still pulling (not as bad as they were thank God), and they are going every which way. I am the one who gives all of the walks except 1 or 2 at night. Bella doesn't listen to me and she won't look at me so I can try to direct her. Both of them try to take the lead on all walks in order to use their whole body to pull. I am now fairly certain that Bella will never be my Service dog but I am hoping that she will be a well behaved pet some day. I will be updating this thread more often on Tanks progress, but I am pretty sure he will be the same way.
     
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  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Pamela, I think your dogs would behave better for you if you had a treadmill or something to exercise them better before you walk them. I think they are just too full of energy.
     
  6. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    I have a treadmill in storage, but nowhere to keep it in the Rv. I am not sure how they would react to it also.
     
  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Too bad because they might really like it!

     
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  8. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    Lol, when I took Bella to the vet on the fourth, she did not want to go inside the office, it took me, and 2 techs to get her inside. I walked her for 20 minutes beforehand and had to walk her 10 more at the office and she still wouldn't go in. I can giggle at it now, but it was soooo embarrassing at the time. I laughingly said she probably needs puppy Ritalin (I would never put her on it of course) and the tech said "she needs something" jokingly with me. There may be an underlying problem like ADHD we need to address also. My son had ADHD when he was young, and she is worse than he was. I have been dealing with the demodex and worms, I guess next will be this, but not before I try what you recommended though.
     
  9. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I guess people have had success with Adaptil to go to the Vet?
     
  10. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    I was thinking about chamomile tea or valerian root, the vet recommended them.
     
  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I just recently read that chamomile is poisonous to dogs. I was wondering if that was true?
     
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  12. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    I will look into it and see.
     
  13. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

  14. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I hope that is accurate because I gave Tonka and my last dog chamomile tea at least one time. I don't think they drank very much. However, I was worried when I read that it was poisonous.
     
  15. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

  16. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Oh no, poor Bella! Is she on Ivermectin for her demodex or dip baths? Poor Bella *healing vibes*
     
  17. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    I looked on petmd first and had trouble finding anything.
     
  18. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    She is on Noromectin which is for cattle and pigs but it is somewhat effective for dogs. It works on all parasites, including heartworm. She is not on the dips because I heard they were toxic. There are many opinions about chamomile, but until I have a reputable opinion saying that it is safe, I will not use it either.

    Thank you for finding that article, I only have 1 problem with the ASPCA, they are not "holistically inclined" from what I know, so I am not sure if the information is reliable. I will be keeping her off it (just in case) until I know more.
     
  19. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    I started them last night on putting them on the long leader (while I am in the Rv) and letting them run their excess energy out several times a day. Of course they get the leader caught on lots of things in the process, and they are terrorizing our senior dog Baby wanting to play with her. But I haven't actually took them on a walk yet so I will update you when I do.
     
  20. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Does one have heartworm? If so, I would ask the Vet about exercise limitations?

    Great, can't wait to hear how it goes.
     

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