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“I have a 135 lb. 8 mon. old Baby St. Bernard thats only good in the woods. Very nice sweat but man can he chew it up! One chomp and the boots are gone, no more hunting gear for me, etc. ANY ONE!”
You Have Other Options, Ya Know
“Ever consider obedience training??? 15 minutes a day for a month and a half, and you'll mold him into the kind of dog you've always wanted. You gotta establish firm communication, dood!”
“My anger comes first and dont have time to train. He's very, very good but just has a big mouth and you talk about strong this dog will pool a group of five up the approach trail in Tenn.”
“Why get a dog if you don't have time to train it?”
“Right on, Skullcap. Especially a BIG dog. I've had small dogs I did not have time to train and learned a lesson from that. But a Bernardosaurus? Yikes.”
“Your tellin me the Wife is home all day but takes care of 2 yr old and 8 month old baby, we got the dog the same age as the baby. So wheb she is a little older its her buddy!
I always wanted a big dog for solo hiking you no, i get lonely and a dog doesnt talk to much!
How about this would any one mind if a dog came on a trip?? He is definetly good on the trail, plenty of sticks to keep him busy.”
“His names CLIFF.
WHICH WAY DO I GO< WHICH WAY DO I GO DA AA!”
“Don't have 15 minutes a day to train???
OK...you'll have to pay maybe $100-$150 and spend about an hour in class ONCE a week, with 15 minutes of training at home everyday. The benefits of having an obedient dog is priceless and the time spent will come back to you a hundredfold in happiness.
You can't NOT afford to train him. What are you gonna do when you have kids? Oh, I don't have time for them!"”
“Buddy I have two kids 2yrs., and 8 month old, and have allready been broken in on the Back country!
I dont no of any places to train around here well I could find one!
Deal Ill call now and schedule. If I can spend $60 bucks a month to feed him then I can train him.
Dont forget I have also another dog Georman Shepard / Wolf which is the best dog in the would!”
“Sorry $60 bucks a week!!!”
“You won't regret it.”
“Try bitter apple spray for the chewing. Puppies'll do that ya know. The spray deters it. Training and growing stop it!!!”
“The chewing will stop in time, the dog is still a pup!!! You may need to beat him into submission in away. Big dogs will walk all over you if don't let them know you are leader of the pack.
Take the time to teach the basics and then turn him loose on the neighborhood. If all else fails find a good adoption agency for wayward Bernies! And say good bye and never do anything that stupid again!”
“why would you get a dog the same time you got a new baby and then say that you don't have time for it? shheeesh! i hope that someone who has the time and thoughtfulness does agree to take the dog.”
“Dont ask me Runn!
I havce beet him when he tore up the whole house, he tore everything down from the frig then shreddied it.
Apple what! I gave him some of those really strong Listerine Paper Mints(he liked it!!)
Then I gave him some of that sower drops i cannot even open my mouth trying it and (he liked it)
You talk about dum, Ill post his puicture and just think of the frase( witch way do i go , which way do i go) in a real da voice and thats Cliff! Good dog thow!”
“Poor dog - I hope he finds a family that appreciates him and has time to spend making him a part of the family.”
“Its not that bad! or maybee it is!”
talk about "dum"
“what did you expect from such a large breed puppy?!
You only get out of a dog what you are willing to put in. It is irresponsible to raise a puppy with ill manners - you give him almost no chance of finding a new home, after you inevitably give up.
“i saw that!”
“The neighbors (I never see) behind me have a black whatchamacallit ...whatever it is, it's a pretty cool dog. It can get up the cinderblock wall, from their yard to mine, and likes to hang out uptop. I've been bringing it dog treats and trying to teach it to sit, shake, laydown, speak and not to jump up on me, prolly spending about 2 minutes at the most with it He's starting to catch on.
If the neighbors ever do try to train him, I'll bet they'll be amazed at how smart their dog is.”
“Cliff can sit , speak, lay down, its not like hes in the backyard all day beating off! I do things w/ him, im just saying he is a LARGE PUP! and chews alot! He comes when I tell him stops when I tell him, just when hes ALONE like most of us does stupid sh!!!t. UNO!”
Where do you live and do you really want to get rid of your dog?”
“Cincinnati, yes but wife said no! She loves the dog and is the one taking care of him while im working!
How does everyone feel about dogs on the trail, which is prob. in a past thread but lazy.”
“I think he is still a pup and pups do crazy thing, like chew anything. He maybe suffering from a separation anxiety. A simple way to keep him from tearing up the house is to keep him outside. Where big dogs belong.”
“The holes are forming under the fence, the neighbors are afraid of him because hes so big! He doesnt run away when he gets out just visits every one around.
Im getting a Barrel made for his neck that says (IM FREINDLY) that may work to keep the neighbors calmed when he comes up.”
“Search for A$$holes with dogs. You asked.
My dog had a similar problem at the same age. I trained her to chew on the appropriate things and not on the innapropriate things. Sometimes they get a compulsion they can't resist no matter what and it has to be redirected instead of stopped. Of course, she chewed through the appropriate things like candy and it got a little expensive, but my gear and furniture were saved.
Appropriate things being:
flavored chew bones, stuffed toys (for dogs so she wouldn't choke), a dental rope (she still plays with this), beef rib bones...you get the idea.”
“Why does anyone need a dog?”
“Oh, and make sure you give them to him before you leave and that they will last him the entire time you're gone.”
“Companion! For he trail thats what hes for!
Scullcap. This past weekend I gave Cliff hs tail and I never laughed so hard in my life. Imagine that big old dogg diving after his tail trying to cach it. This does keep him of others for about 1 hr. Its halarious!”
“A 3 ft., 3ft. bone will last him a couple of hours and its gone. Ill post a picture!”
“When Mr "I'm Friendly" does chomp down on someone, boy what a legal liability that little barrel will be.”
“I guess I would say Imlooking for some one around here to share him.
Every other week or so change. Thats what kind of dog he is. He loves people!”
“My grandparents had a Berny when I was a kid. I loved her except on Easter Sunday. That was the only day I ever would consent to wear a dress and she was a wet mouth. Nuff said. If I had room, I'd take him. With patience, perserverence, training and good strategy you can get him through this and he will be a better dog for it.”
“Put a quart of rum in the little barrel you are going to hang around his neck,,,,,I will watch him for an hour or so.”
“LMAO! If its real Cuban rum you'll have to race me!”
“He DOES not bight! or LICK at all!
Hes never licked me once, he just luvs on ya! Hes great! Just dum!”
“hell, even i'll take him, then!
aahhh! rum and dog-steak.”
“Rad if you want to share him hes set , he can be the TT dog ! Every one can take turns on the trail w/ him hed luv it!”
“Prowler, bitter apple spray is made to spray on anything you don't want your dog to chew. It works. My dogs ate my couch when they were pups, too many pairs of shoes to count and the legs of any wooden furniture that didn't have the spray on it. The stuff is safe, effective and inexpensive. You can find it at pet stores.
We also have a dog who likes to visit. First he tunneled under the fence. Our solution was to scold him anytime we caught him in the act and to staple or wire chicken wire to the fence and bury it about 3 inches below the fence. The dogs don't care for the feeling of trying to dig through the wire. Stopped the tunneling, now he climbs the fence. We're still working on that. Bought an underground fence system but Birch returned it. He was muttering something about being damned if he was going to start shocking the dog. So the dog doesn't get to hang out in the yard unattented like he used to.”
I hope your not refering to doing him on the trail and him loving it..
“Thanks for the advice Sass!”
“Your the one with the name
“Typically I find that a 30-06 keeps the dogs from coming back to my yard.”
“As far as a puppy is concerned, everything is a play toy. It is your job to be sure he never has access to anything he shouldn't chew until he really understands what he can and cannot chew. You might also try a "buster cube" that is made out of hard plastic, you put bits of kibble in it and as the dog rolls it around the house they get little pieces of food. That can keep a dog busy for hours.”
“Man, you gotta train that dog or see to it that some one else takes him and trains him. Canines are domesticated, that's a verb, they are not born that way. They are predisposed to it, but you gotta do it.
The dog is very willing to see you as the alpha male, but you gotta show yourself to be the alpha male and dominate this dog. That's dominate, not abuse or beat. Learn the difference. Once they know their place in the hiearchy they are very content. BTW their place is below your youngest child. And make sure the dog knows this, for your childrens sake. Get thyself and Cliff to a dog class post haste.”
“Violin, are you a farker? If not, nevermind. :)”
“My 4 year old daughter RULES my 85 pound Old English Sheep Dog.”
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