"Power is of two kinds. One is obtained through the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment." Mahatma Gandhi
I would not try this approach with this dog. For all of his mischief, he is very sensitive and a little shy. I learned early in training that you move slowly with him and "show" him many more times than you "tell" him. It is my responsibility to keep things out of his reach, after all I'm supposed to be the smarter one here.
Did all come out ok, pun intended?
The best way I found is to beat the dog into submission then put the boots to them then starve them no water until they figure it out.
I guess I'll have to explain what kicking his ass is. GEEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yupp.It is my responsibility to keep things out of his reach, after all I'm supposed to be the smarter one here.
Sometimes training issues between US and UK can be misunderstood, so I may have got this wrong or perhaps I haven't grasped all that's going on, but on the face of it I see a known chewer in a kennel wearing or having access to a chewable collar. Why? What is to be gained? If the dog is secured, take the b****y thing off; better yet never put it on unless the situation demands it by law or statute. My lot hardly wear a collar of any sort from one years end to the next.
A handy tip I picked up from a German Vet...... if the dog has recently ingested something that would be better passing through than coming back, par boil a bowl of shredded white cabbage and give it to him. The leaves wrap themselves round anything sharp and the mucilage eases the way. It's worked for me a couple of times.
As forPray proceed.I guess I'll have to explain what kicking his ass is. GEEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by Colonel Blimp; 11-26-2013 at 12:57 PM.
Thank you, very kind, Mine's a pint.
The way the Pumpkin scenario was explain to me is yes it's all fiber so it'll make runny stool solid; but it'll also wrap around and encase most any object in the gut-intestine allowing it to pass without damage. Worked such on a pretty mean stick that one of my dogs accidentally swallowed, resulting in serious constipation and bloody stool, I was pretty happy to see that orange goo exit the body, saved us from surgery.
I wouldn't worry to much about a leather collar (w/o the hard-ware); it's a pretty natural material, I've loss a bunch of those to different dogs, but never had a problem with them passing, be glad most dogs seem smart enough not to eat the metal pieces .
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For goin2dirt, he seems just fine today, but I didnt see any bits of leather in the morning delivery so I think I'm going ahead with more pumpkin.