Kaiser The Shepherd

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kaisertheshepherd:

He holds his tongue out sideways so he has room for the ball.

Day 30: Favorite
I really like this picture of Kaiser! c:

kaisertheshepherd:

He holds his tongue out sideways so he has room for the ball.

Day 30: Favorite

I really like this picture of Kaiser! c:

hey so idk if you can help me, but you seem to know a bit about dogs and i dont know who else to ask. I have a border collie/blue healer mix who always bites my feet when i walk past her. Do you know of any way I can make her stop doing that? thanks for any help u can provide (^:

6woofs:

Hello! I don’t really have experience with this :[ I know it’s a herding breed trait to nip ankles/heels to herd people/kids/other animals. Not sure if this is the same thing or not.

I hope you don’t mind if I post this publicly, because I KNOW I have followers that have herding breeds. Whether or not they have experience with this I don’t know, but it can’t hurt to ask. :] candidcanines shepherd-tails megpricephotography are a few off the top of my head!

None of my dogs have ever done this, so I don’t really have any tips at all. :[ I’m sorry. Other than suggesting maybe giving the pup a “job” so she doesn’t feel the need to herd you?

Anyone?

This was Kaiser’s favorite thing to do as a puppy. We called it a drive-by-biting because he’d run past you and nip the top of your foot or your ankle as he zoomed by.

Step 1: start carrying bandaids with you everywhere. You think I’m kidding, but one day you’ll be bleeding in the middle of Lowe’s and that’s not fun.

Step 2: Exercise! Physical exercise is good, but also lots of short training sessions all day long. Mental exercise is exhausting, and a tired puppy is too tired to bite.

Step 3: Maybe don’t yelp. We tried that and it just wound Kaiser up more and made him bite harder. Also don’t jerk your foot away when you see the pup coming; a moving target is more fun to chase and bite.

Step 4: Redirect! Keep toys in every room. Carry a toy. Throw the toy away from you when you see the pup coming in for a bite. Carry treats and distract him with a command.

Step 5: Correction? You can try a verbal correction, but the large majority of puppies don’t understand or care what “no” means. Positive reinforcement and redirection work best for puppies IMO.

If we were out on a walk or somewhere we couldn’t throw a toy, we scooped Kaiser up and held him for a time out. He haaated being taken away from his fun (fun being tearing around like a bitey little tornado) and he caught on pretty quickly that biting = boring “Why are you making me behave?!” time.

I didn’t brag on Kaiser yesterday, but he had an excellent walk! The first half mile or so is always crazy, burning out the “OMG WE ARE GOING WALKIES!!!” excitement, but the other mile was perfect loose leash walking, leaving smells alone when I asked him to, sitting when cars came through the neighborhood (we sit and play watch me while cars pass), and completely ignoring the charging barking neighborhood dogs. End of dog-brag. c:

Ugh he’s so fluffy and huggable! Not gonna lie, when we got home I lured him on the bed and snuggled his chest floof. c: I love bath day.

Ugh he’s so fluffy and huggable! Not gonna lie, when we got home I lured him on the bed and snuggled his chest floof. c: I love bath day.

Things other people say to their dogs repeatedly: “Sit!” “Here, dog!” etc.

What I say to Kaiser repeatedly: “Be nice to it!” “Don’t kill it!” “Easy, Kaiser!” “It’s not going to squeak anymore if you do that.” “I’m not buying you another one!”

:P

Day 28: Toy

A trip to the groomer means a trip to Petco for new toys! c:

We’re starting to plan our vacation for next summer. We’ve talked about renting a house on the beach instead of a condo, so we could bring Kaiser, since my parents will be going with us this time and we won’t have a dog sitter at home.

But he’d probably be crated a lot and I don’t think it would be a vacation for him. He wouldn’t get to be off leash for the entire week, there isn’t any grass for him to pee on (my dog will only pee on grass, and the grass has to be thick enough, not a wussy little thin patch), and the car ride is about seven hours.

Does anyone have any experience hauling their dogs on a long trip like this? Specifically to Panama City? Are there dog-friendlier cities in Florida I just don’t know about? c:

guidedogintraining:

October is coming!
One of my favorite months: birthday month, cooling down, LEAVES, fall drinks, Halloween, Halloween movies (HOCUS POCUS), costumes, and so on and so forth.
So here’s the Pet Photo Challenge. Happy searching!
(Also, a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in September’s challenge. Whether you did a day or all of them. I didn’t think anyone would join in with me, but I love seeing all your pets and creativity!)

guidedogintraining:

October is coming!

One of my favorite months: birthday month, cooling down, LEAVES, fall drinks, Halloween, Halloween movies (HOCUS POCUS), costumes, and so on and so forth.

So here’s the Pet Photo Challenge. Happy searching!

(Also, a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in September’s challenge. Whether you did a day or all of them. I didn’t think anyone would join in with me, but I love seeing all your pets and creativity!)

"Please to be doing more of the fetch?!"

"Please to be doing more of the fetch?!"

Day 20, 21, and 24:
Best Friend, Bed, and Cuddles

I’m a cheating cheater. c: This is what I woke up to this morning: my best friend cuddling with me in bed!

Day 20, 21, and 24:
Best Friend, Bed, and Cuddles

I’m a cheating cheater. c: This is what I woke up to this morning: my best friend cuddling with me in bed!