Comments for Shiba Shake https://shibashake.com/dog Dog Tips, Care & Training Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:09:16 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Comment on Dog Discipline – Should We Beat or Hit a Dog as Punishment? by Chris https://shibashake.com/dog/dog-discipline-punishment-beat-hit-dog/comment-page-4#comment-867458 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:09:16 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/dog-discipline-hitting-spanking-slapping-beating-a-dog#comment-867458 We have two 6 week old Shepsky puppies. I’ve noticed that they seem to like my wife more for whatever reason. We both feed them, play with them and cuddle with them. When they yelp and I pick them up they don’t want to stay with me. When my wife does it, they do stay with her. It hurt my feelings so badly that I kind of shut off all my empathy and today when they where yelping incessantly I ticked off and hit them with the palm of my hand. I’m regretting it now, of course. My question is, have I done permenant demage to the dogs’ psyche now? Could it be that the dogs picked up on my stress levels before I ticked off thus gravitating towards my wife more?

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Comment on Off-Leash Neighborhood Dogs by Psy https://shibashake.com/dog/off-leash-neighborhood-dogs#comment-867322 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:05:30 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/?p=5608#comment-867322 I have this same problem in my neighborhood, but where I live as long as it says on the owners property it totally ok… ya right, even if the dog stays on the property barking and being agressive 9 time out of ten there is always that tenth time… its an animal and cannot be trusted 100%. This past time it stayed just barely on the propert but if i had been walking on the same size of the street i dont even want to thi k about it. Last time it did leave the property, so why the heck would i trust it… franking why should i have to…

This time it didn’t. I started hollering at the dog (shouting NO repeadly) when it charged baking loudly and kept walking basically praying that this wouldnt be that one time it made it all the way over (for reference sake the dog was a very large bread prolly 80+ pounds and the owners were no where in sight) then when the owner finally came out (we were thankfully almost past i was still hollering at the dog who was not backing off. She started yelling that it was still on her peoperty.,. Ya cause that makes it totally fine, and Im just going to trust you that this large animal is going to understand human property boudaries… I’ll be honest it wasnt my proudest moment, i actually started hollering back at here with way too mush swearing on my part…

Ahh sorry im not 100% sure this was clear, but I just got back in from the walk so Im still a bit freaked out…

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Comment on Build a Strong Bond with Your Dog by Jax https://shibashake.com/dog/build-a-strong-bond-with-your-dog#comment-867120 Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:44:27 +0000 http://www.shibashake.com/dog/build-a-strong-bond-with-your-dog#comment-867120 Dear shiba shake (awsome name by the way ) I love your articles but can you Wright something on if your dog runs away my dog pickle has 2 other dogs in the backyard we play frisbee but he just loves to escape we can’t use an electronic fence without tearing up our yard and we think he jumps we have a creek and we think he might swim there

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Comment on Dog Discipline – Should We Beat or Hit a Dog as Punishment? by Bethany https://shibashake.com/dog/dog-discipline-punishment-beat-hit-dog/comment-page-4#comment-866751 Sun, 11 Aug 2019 22:27:19 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/dog-discipline-hitting-spanking-slapping-beating-a-dog#comment-866751 My family has had several dogs and we have always used a mixture of adverse training and reward training. Rewards with good behavior, “time-outs” for bad behavior and if timeout didn’t work after multiple attempts we used very light hits just hard enough to feel and not near hard enough to make them yelp. With potty training it was treats if they went outside and adverse if they went inside followed by time-out. I am worried my dog is afraid of me though, and I don’t want him to be. I really love him, and I don’t want him to be scared of me. Is this a good idea or is it confusing to our dog? Can I have some advice?

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Comment on A Dog’s Fart by Andrew Solomon https://shibashake.com/dog/a-dogs-fart#comment-866189 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 16:34:17 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/?p=4535#comment-866189 If dogs ever functioned the same way humans. (Walk, talk.) and if it had the mental capacity of a human.

One day it decided to prank you with his fluffy butt.

How would you react?

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Comment on Dog Discipline – Should We Beat or Hit a Dog as Punishment? by Chris https://shibashake.com/dog/dog-discipline-punishment-beat-hit-dog/comment-page-3#comment-865590 Sat, 03 Aug 2019 03:08:03 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/dog-discipline-hitting-spanking-slapping-beating-a-dog#comment-865590 I am stuggling with a 8 month old pit bull treeing brendel puppy ..i am a truck driver …hes already chewed up everything i have includeing my wotk shoes. I spanked him and told him no let him smrll the shoe..told him no and put it around his neck for a whole night ..i tied it to his harrnrss..for 24 hours .thats how my grandpa got our dogs to stop killing his chickens .and cats ..he tied them around the dogs back for 24 hours and they never killed another animal. Was that wrong ? I dont think it was abusive .it made them hate killing .and never did it again.. grand pa never hit our dogs .he used alternatives .that made you hate whatever you did. So im very interested to hear comments on this.

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Comment on Second Dog – Adding a New Dog into Your Home by Novella Monroe https://shibashake.com/dog/second-dog-introducing-a-second-dog/comment-page-3#comment-865239 Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:15:21 +0000 http://www.shibashake.com/dog/?p=3702#comment-865239 We have a puggle who is 6 and siberian husky who is 9 they both came to us as fosters few years apart. We introduce them like we have done all of the other dogs in the house. Lately we have noticed that the puggle (Ryan) is starting to show dog to dog aggression towards not only the siberian husky but to our beagle who is going blind. We are just trying to figure out what could be the triggers? What is causing him to act out towards the other dogs? We have another puggle 12 years old, bassett 6 years old, chihuahua 16 years old, collie mix 6 years old, schnauzer mix 8 years old, beagle 11 years old, We just can’t figure the situation out. We have had dog training in the past. They all eat in separate bowls different areas of the kitchen/dining room. As soon as they are done eating they go outside immediately. We don’t have a fenced yard. They are walked around the property. Any suggestions or ideas on how to handle this problem would be greatly appreciated

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Comment on Most Difficult Dog Breed by Em https://shibashake.com/dog/most-difficult-dog-breed#comment-864812 Mon, 29 Jul 2019 20:30:27 +0000 http://shibashake.com/shibainublog/?p=181#comment-864812 Oh my gosh yes we have a notorious licker too. So friendly but he can’t hold his licker. 🙂 Once he settles down though he is a super cuddly bundle of fluff.

An annoying trait I have seen in other dogs is the “social greeter” where they run outside barking looking for other dogs in the neighborhood to respond. Usually doesn’t last long (unless another dog is outside and responds) but still an annoying behavior.

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Comment on Dog Discipline – Should We Beat or Hit a Dog as Punishment? by Raven https://shibashake.com/dog/dog-discipline-punishment-beat-hit-dog/comment-page-3#comment-864474 Sat, 27 Jul 2019 01:34:47 +0000 http://shibashake.com/dog/dog-discipline-hitting-spanking-slapping-beating-a-dog#comment-864474 I agree with previous comments; hitting can be effective, but has to be given at the right time and with the right amount of force. Don’t overdo it, or the dog will fear you.
I have a 2 year old dog who had the tendency to run like crazy around the neighborhood when he saw the front door open. He did that 3 times. I looked for advice on the internet, about positive reinforcement, about clickers, etcetera. I even tried to run him ragged when we went for a walk so that he didn’t have any excess energy to try and run away, I spent more time with him, in case he was doing it for a lack of attention on my part. Nothing worked. The 3rd time it happened, I smacked him (not intending to really hurt him, but enough so that it would cause him pain). The next time he saw the door open, he went out and came back in a second, as soon as I called his name. That was more than a year ago.
He’s a nice, happy dog. And is the complete opposite of over-submissive and fearful. Never had to hit him again, after that.

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Comment on The Dominant Dog – Dealing with Dominance in Dogs by Olivia https://shibashake.com/dog/the-dominant-dog-dealing-with-dominance-in-dogs/comment-page-3#comment-864300 Thu, 25 Jul 2019 06:12:29 +0000 http://www.shibashake.com/dog/the-dominant-dog-dealing-with-dominance-in-dogs#comment-864300 I have a Staffordshire bull terrier, I’ve had her for 6 years and up until 3 years ago I’d never had a problem with her, I could let her off her lead down the park and never have to worry. Since meeting my partner who had a young staffy (now 4), my Bella goes for any dog if we are out walking. I’m abit lost for what to do.. i think she’s being protective over our other dog but I don’t know how to stop this, she never bites she runs and head buts these other dogs while making an absolute racket but it looks very aggressive.

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