So, I'm at a loss with Mac.

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Postby Marinepits » July 26th, 2006, 9:14 am

mnp13 wrote:
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He heeled so well without a leash... when you walk do you keep a loose leash or a tight one? When you pull tight, he will pull forward.


No such thing as a loose leash with Mac. He'll charge right to the end and pull automatically.


but... without the leash on he walked very well, didn't he? Here's an experiment; do the same thing as yesterday and then very quietly clip the leash on. Keep working with him as if it is not there, and if/when he steps out of line give him a small tug on the leash.


He really did -- that's what so weird about all of this! I've never had him off-leash outside before, just because I didn't want him taking off into the woods, chasing whatever wildlife he saw. I was SO surprised when he just heeled without me asking. (I was also very proud of him!)

I think I'll try what you said with a "quiet" leashing. Let's see how slick I can be. :D
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Postby Sue » July 27th, 2006, 11:02 pm

Marinepits wrote:He LAUGHED at the prong. :shock:

And the gentle leader, the sporn, the choke collar, all the other harnesses, and every collar EXCEPT his Blocky martingale (zip it, Sue :D ). He loves that. :?


See what I miss when that damn new posts button doesn't work!!!!


P.S. - you mean the neck brace :wink:
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Postby a-bull » July 27th, 2006, 11:04 pm

Sue wrote:
Marinepits wrote:He LAUGHED at the prong. :shock:

And the gentle leader, the sporn, the choke collar, all the other harnesses, and every collar EXCEPT his Blocky martingale (zip it, Sue :D ). He loves that. :?


See what I miss when that damn new posts button doesn't work!!!!


P.S. - you mean the neck brace :wink:


oh gawd, not the neck brace . . . anything but the neck brace . . .
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Postby Purple » July 27th, 2006, 11:19 pm

Oh, no, not the neck brace......throw that thing away, already!! lol
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Postby a-bull » July 27th, 2006, 11:47 pm

Gawd, no . . . don't take it off! The poor dogs head will probably fall off!

:lol3:

Wait . . . Where's Doreen? I know she so wants in on this. :wink:
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Postby Marinepits » July 28th, 2006, 7:05 am

Geeze! :rant:

I came here for some help and all you people can do is pick on my choice of training collar! THAT is not helpful! I need to know how to stop my dog from pulling my arm off so he won't escape and become another headline that will make us all look bad and damage this breed's reputation even more! Perhaps I should put him in a harness or use a Gentle Leader instead -- will that make you happy?

I'm taking my football and going home. You guys don't play nice at all. :sad3:
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Postby rockermom » July 28th, 2006, 7:29 am

Sue wrote:
Marinepits wrote:He LAUGHED at the prong. :shock:

And the gentle leader, the sporn, the choke collar, all the other harnesses, and every collar EXCEPT his Blocky martingale (zip it, Sue :D ). He loves that. :?


See what I miss when that damn new posts button doesn't work!!!!


P.S. - you mean the neck brace :wink:
I thought new posts did not work anymore either but I found it, it is now works under unread posts instead of new posts. There you will find posts you have not seen yet.
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Postby a-bull » July 28th, 2006, 8:02 am

Marinepits wrote:Geeze! :rant:

I came here for some help and all you people can do is pick on my choice of training collar! THAT is not helpful! I need to know how to stop my dog from pulling my arm off so he won't escape and become another headline that will make us all look bad and damage this breed's reputation even more! Perhaps I should put him in a harness or use a Gentle Leader instead -- will that make you happy?

I'm taking my football and going home. You guys don't play nice at all. :sad3:


I don't recommend a G.L. for Mac. :D

Baby . . . :neener:
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Postby Sue » July 28th, 2006, 8:59 am

rockermom wrote:
Sue wrote:
Marinepits wrote:He LAUGHED at the prong. :shock:

And the gentle leader, the sporn, the choke collar, all the other harnesses, and every collar EXCEPT his Blocky martingale (zip it, Sue :D ). He loves that. :?


See what I miss when that damn new posts button doesn't work!!!!


P.S. - you mean the neck brace :wink:
I thought new posts did not work anymore either but I found it, it is now works under unread posts instead of new posts. There you will find posts you have not seen yet.


Awesome!! Thanks :D
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Postby a-bull » July 28th, 2006, 9:01 am

Sue wrote:
rockermom wrote:
Sue wrote:
Marinepits wrote:He LAUGHED at the prong. :shock:

And the gentle leader, the sporn, the choke collar, all the other harnesses, and every collar EXCEPT his Blocky martingale (zip it, Sue :D ). He loves that. :?


See what I miss when that damn new posts button doesn't work!!!!


P.S. - you mean the neck brace :wink:
I thought new posts did not work anymore either but I found it, it is now works under unread posts instead of new posts. There you will find posts you have not seen yet.


Awesome!! Thanks :D


Really awesome, because that way you can keep up with our abuse of Marinepits. :D
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Postby Purple » July 28th, 2006, 9:31 am

She said she took her football and went home.....you know she's peeking in here.....
Quick, someone dangle a blocky in front of her!!
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Postby a-bull » July 28th, 2006, 11:45 am

Purple wrote:She said she took her football and went home.....you know she's peeking in here.....
Quick, someone dangle a blocky in front of her!!


I think she owns stock in the company . . . :P
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Postby Maryellen » July 28th, 2006, 12:21 pm

a prong didnt work for him?? sometimes some dogs can get a hard correction and dont care.. jesse is like that, i would have to hang her off the ground for her to walk nice on her prong.. she still pulls on it..
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Postby Marinepits » July 28th, 2006, 1:19 pm

Purple wrote:.....you know she's peeking in here.....


Am not.
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Postby a-bull » July 28th, 2006, 3:10 pm

Remember Marinepits~

There are no bad dogs, only bad owners.

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Postby Purple » July 28th, 2006, 9:51 pm

a-bull wrote:Remember Marinepits~

There are no bad dogs, only bad owners.

:fastRoll:



LMAO......wait till she sees that!
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Postby Marinepits » July 28th, 2006, 10:12 pm

Purple wrote:
a-bull wrote:Remember Marinepits~

There are no bad dogs, only bad owners.

:fastRoll:



LMAO......wait till she sees that!


You two are so NOT my friends anymore!
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Postby a-bull » July 28th, 2006, 10:29 pm

:getNew:
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Postby Purple » July 28th, 2006, 10:41 pm

:shutUp:
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Postby Marinepits » July 28th, 2006, 10:42 pm

:tmi:
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