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Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by BrianLovesAkitas, Feb 18, 2018.
Your Welcome! you need as much help as you can get!
More likely than not I will just go to the center and see which dog I "click" with.
I will look out for certain breeds though!
yeah you could just click with a jack russle
@BrianLovesAkitas - I've only skimmed through the replies here but have posted a response in your other thread. I'm a fan of rescue dogs (OK, I've only ever had one dog, the one I have now, and he's a rescue dog, so my breadth of data is very narrow) subject to the warnings posted in this thread. One thing I would add, with a rescue dog, or I suppose any dog, when it comes to you everything will be new and scary. You and your family will need to take some time out, say a week (I think I took a week off when we got our dog), from school/work, to help your new friend settle in.
These videos make painful viewing but these are the reasons Cesar Milan is hated by people who understand training.
What the hell? Why would he want to do that to any dog? The poor husky style dog, I feel really bad for because if it was my Olive or Doris or any dog for that matter being hung I would love to see who ever did that be hung! I’m flabbergasted, I honestly am speechless! I regret watching all his ‘training’ videos now! @JoanneF thanks for showing me them videos it gives me more of an insight into how bad he actually is!
Shocking, isn't it. This is why most of these TV programmes make me cross. The fact is that CC and desensitisation are slow and boring, nobody wants to watch someone ignoring a nervous dog for 30 minutes until it turns its head towards them and gets rewarded for that tiny step in the right direction. From time to time TV producers have contacted this forum inviting members with "problem" dogs to participate in a programme they are making with a wonderful trainer that performs miracle cures. They usually get the collective force of our scorn and six months later we will see the tv programme and be proved to have been right. Yet people with less knowledge will quite understandably be drawn in. That's why it is so important to educate, educate, educate with good advice and sound knowledge.
Yeah your right! i hope has Millan been banned or something?
As far as i know he is still working but i don't follow his work. If you have a spare 20 minutes, try and view (on YouTube) the brilliant interview where Alan Tichmarch (not sure of the spelling) challenges him. And if anyone wants to see an example of TV dog training that bucks the trend and shows good practice, try and get hold of the TV series "Dogs Might Fly" from a couple of years ago where about a dozen dogs were taken from shelters and put through a series of training exercises with the result that one learned to fly a plane. The dogs that dropped out because they lacked some of the necessary qualities to learn to fly were all rehomed with good families or even members of the training team.
ooo that sounds like a great program! i will watch the interview now and i'll tell you what i think and of the program too.
@JoanneF What the hell? I could ask him a lot of questions! His answers just really annoy me!!
Zak is fine though.. right? I only watch him for his puppy videos. Still haven't decided whether to adopt or buy. Buy will be a LOT more pricier though, yet adopting helping an older dog
Adopt!! Zac is great!
It is horrible how he calls him self a dog trainer or dog whisperer when he can't leave a dog alone to eat. He even makes steps forward to the dog who is already showing signals of wanting to eat and not wanting to fight, like looking down.
Yes! Just be aware that his lively approach won't be right for all dogs, and this would probably be the case with greyhounds, who are a bit more low key. And if you have a really lively boisterous pup, there will be times where you also want to keep things a bit more low key to help calm the pup down. When Jasper was younger if I got him too hyped up he'd start jumping up and grabbing my arms... and if I did it now he'd try to jump me
No one can tell you whether buying a pup or adopting is right for you - there are pros and cons to both, several of which we've mentioned above. There's also the option of adopting a puppy - many bitches come into rescues pregnant - so you get the advantages of a puppy at a reduced price. Though a healthy, well-bred pup from a breeder might work out cheaper over time than an adopted dog who has unknown health issues or needs a behaviourist. But though you may be able to meet the mother, you probably will have no idea what the father might have been like.
What if I buy a puppy of a random guy from gumtree? Don't really know how/where to find breeders....
Gumtree is a dreadful place to buy a puppy. Dogs can suffer from health conditions that they inherit. A good breeder will screen the sire and bitch to make sure they don't have these conditions to pass on to their pups. These breeders may charge more but if you have a puppy that has, for example, inherited hip dysplasia you will spend a lot of money and time at the vet and have a puppy that will have pain for a lot of his life. Good breeders do not need to advertise on Gumtree and the like; people who do advertise on free sites are therefore very unlikely to be good breeders. At best they will have had an accidental litter; at worst they will be a front for puppy farms. Look on Champdogs for a better chance of good breeders. But make sure the relevant tests have been done o the parents, ask for evidence.
Do you know of any places where I can get affordable puppies?
Different breeds attract different prices and i don't know what affordable is for you.