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June 30, 2006 at 8:27 am #61484
Prem2PramMemberJune 30, 2006 at 8:59 am #92253
hey !!!! its bev !!! 🙂June 30, 2006 at 9:03 am #92254
when harry came and joined ‘the pack’ sadie was settled in and used to getting lots of one to one – like all small dogs they become empowered by lifting up and the attention/fuss/apprasial is then a strong resource (something the dog thinks it needs/wants in order to survive) to begin with sadie would allow harry to join in the lap cuddles but recently she has gotten resource aggressive and got very uptight when harry was picked up too – yesterday whilst on andrew’s lap there was a grade 3 scrap 😀 mostly due to harry refusing to concede because he was full of himself after the food fight he won 😀 – andrew’s response was to tell them off (remember the post – if the pack manager is barking/fighting then i have to carry on?) sue’s reponse was to isolate harry (punishment) – and this is where the need to understand when to use punishment, when to reward and more importantly, how to be a manager and to apply that management.
the vid shows me taking control and implementing the management role without re-enforcing the fight/snap get off behaviour. look at the way sadie offers appeasment and asks for appraisal immediately after the ahahaha and see the point at which i reward – verbal appraisal and the stroking of thumbs around neck and ears – and of course the biggest reward – up on the lap ;D these pups are at the transistional stage between classical conditioning and operant conditioning – they are now learning they can make a choice – and it is at this stage that a good manager comes into her/his own -you have to find the balance – some behaviours can still be ignored, some behaviours need extra reward training to become firm and some need ‘i am in control here’ messages – but get it right at this point of life and you have a mentally well balanced, well cued dog.
i just find it amazing that these little minpins act in exactly the same way as their bigger cousins ;D ;D
any questions? ;D ;D
a good manager is a flexible managerJune 30, 2006 at 9:04 am #92255
you are supposed to be watching the minpins! ;DJune 30, 2006 at 9:08 am #92256
I promised kizzy not to take her picture, but I never said anything about not videoing her, however Kizzy is right your focus should be on the minpins behaviour and how Kizzy deals with that behaviour ;DJune 30, 2006 at 9:20 am #92257
i love them !!!!!June 30, 2006 at 9:28 am #92258
dont you say nice nicelly
you usually get Cleo be NICE from meJune 30, 2006 at 9:33 am #92259
i dont ‘bark’ in human speak ;D prob cos i learnt to bark, grunt, snuffle, whine, howl etc before i learnt my letters haha ;DJune 30, 2006 at 9:38 am #92260
i think its more i need to be heard over the insane yappings of Brock !June 30, 2006 at 9:52 am #92261
i had that prob with ami – when in the manic maud stage – i put the wrap it up on a whistle stop – used one of those old playground pea whistles then added the visual then added a verbal watch me (hence the parrot call now)- then added the verbal wrapup in fact did it all a..e backwards haha and the little madam – know what she does now? instead of the barkbarkbark we get a very loud clumber wowowowowow – and all those cues mean stop barking not stop wowowowwing -told you she had driven me to the edge and back ::)June 30, 2006 at 10:21 am #92262
Brock is more of a
and im sure he could break glass with itJune 30, 2006 at 10:52 am #92263
wills is a gentle bark, bonnies is higher, louder and harsher 🙂June 30, 2006 at 11:42 am #92264
Nacho barks like a coal man. Big gruff low voice….Wow wow wow wowowowowowowowowowoJune 30, 2006 at 12:00 pm #92265
coal man … how old are you !!! 😀June 30, 2006 at 2:17 pm #92266
Old enough to be your big sister!! We still have coal in Scotland you know not all gch here you know. You can have both!!! I like coal fires – very inviting!!
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