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by chelle784
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Particular problem areas?
Replies: 44
Views: 1554

Re: Particular problem areas?

rhadament, your older one is an oslett pup right? Phoenix's sibling? I think with tamaskans, because they are so new and have different backgrounds, there is a genetic aspect in terms of trainability and recall. As an example, my oldest, Pepper, has stronger husky genes than Phoenix. We worked on r...
by chelle784
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Particular problem areas?
Replies: 44
Views: 1554

Re: Particular problem areas?

rhadament, your older one is an oslett pup right? Phoenix's sibling? I think with tamaskans, because they are so new and have different backgrounds, there is a genetic aspect in terms of trainability and recall. As an example, my oldest, Pepper, has stronger husky genes than Phoenix. We worked on re...
by chelle784
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Housetraining
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Housetraining

Also I'm not sure what other peoples' experiences with pee pads are but I felt like they added an additional step in the potty training process and I didn't want them to think it was ok to pee inside the house at all so I never used them but having said that, Phoenix was potty trained within 2 weeks...
by chelle784
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Housetraining
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Housetraining

Also treat wise in case it helps - one of ours is very picky so also doesn't like most treats. The treats that do work on her however; - liver treats (although too many give her soft poop) - frankfurter/hotdogs - freeze dried lambs lung (works the best for her and easy to break up) - Rollover/ Natur...
by chelle784
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Housetraining
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Housetraining

If she is going every 30mins/ if it's a drop down and then boom - is it a normal 'i need to pee' pee or is it a pee triggered by nervousness/anxiety/excitement? The reason I ask is because one of mine (6 months) will do the sudden drop down pee with no warning when she is super excited (not because ...
by chelle784
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Housetraining
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Housetraining

Oh also is there a place where she always pees in the house? I heard if you feed them in that place, they stop using that area as a 'potty' because they don't like to soil where they eat.
by chelle784
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Housetraining
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Housetraining

What do you do when you catch her peeing inside? This is what worked for us - when we saw the signs (turning in a circle and sniffing for one pup and the other would pace up and down when she wanted to pee) we took them outside straight away, clicked and treated (as they were clicker trained). When ...
by chelle784
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from the mountains of Virginia!
Replies: 9
Views: 10175

Re: Hi from the mountains of Virginia!

Pepper has a sickle tail and Phoenix's tail touches the floor when straight so she has a kink in the bottom and is held to the side to keep it off the floor. I'm guessing she will grow into her tail though but I know one of Pepper's sister's had the same - really long tail so the bottom cork screws ...
by chelle784
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in crate
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Water in crate

We bought a metal one in the end but ended up finding a no drip bottle which attached on the outside and has a metal spout which worked better as she's a mess drinker
by chelle784
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Off-Leash
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Off-Leash

We found a 30 foot leash actually helped with our first tam. The second one has no issues with recall (yet) so we haven't used it on her. Also recall seems to be a lot stronger with 2 dogs, for us anyway, compared to if it's just the one. We can't let our dogs off leash unless it's a designated off ...
by chelle784
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Oslett Ibn al Azim (Zeus)
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Oslett Ibn al Azim (Zeus)

awww cute!! Can't wait to see him on Sunday :)
by chelle784
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 764

Re: Signs of aggression?

Thanks guys :D am really pleased with Pepper's improvement and it's amazing how much they can improve. I think CGN has been the best classes we have put her through so far.
by chelle784
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: My dogs smell delicious
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: My dogs smell delicious

Mine love eggs too but they make Pepper fart... so she doesn't get them often haha (and then the farts smell really eggy)
by chelle784
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good morning!
Replies: 11
Views: 10385

Re: Good morning!

We live in a town home and no fenced in yard (just a roof terrace that the dogs potter about on when we are there of course). Like Tracy said, some Tams suffer from SA and howl. Our first one suffered from it but although she never howled, she would bark a lot but this was in our old place before we...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: My dogs smell delicious
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: My dogs smell delicious

Do you think that's a Tamaskan trait? We've had people say the same about ours (they don't have a 'doggy smell') and also when we have tamaskan meet ups other owners have said that people tell them the same and 'luckily tamaskans aren't a smelly breed.' When I say they smell delicious I mean that th...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: My dogs smell delicious
Replies: 9
Views: 334

My dogs smell delicious

Does anyone give their dogs organic coconut oil? We have only just started as I found a jar in my cupboard so thought I would try it. I heard there are health benefits and also that some people see an improvement in their coat after using it. As I've only just started the only thing I've noticed is ...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 764

Re: Signs of aggression?

As an update on Pepper - she has improved since these last posts. She doesn't seem as 'jittery' and people are fine to approach her and Phoenix. She doesn't seem as shy around strangers anymore. Where a 'AWW SO CUTE' would usually make her back away and be nervous, this happened the other day and sh...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: Litter of Odin and Frigga
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Litter of Odin and Frigga

Didn't 2 get stolen from the breeders' home? Did they ever get the stolen pups back?
by chelle784
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?

oohh ok :)
by chelle784
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Some people are sick
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Some people are sick

http://news.sky.com/story/1334328/manchester-dogs-home-fire-fund-tops-1m But at least the culprit has been arrested and it's great the amount of money they have raised in such a short time. "More than 110,000 people have donated £1m to an online appeal following the devastating blaze at Manchester D...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?

Oh also does anyone know the reason for this and I'm sorry for the gross subject - so both Phoenix and Pepper used to be on Orijen large breed. Pepper pooped once- twice a day (7am and 11pm) and Phoenix 2-3 times a day at the same times but one at lunch (she eats 3 times a day). Now they have fully ...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?

I have fed Kova Orijen since we got him, he absolutely loves it! However, it is very expensive, actually one of the most expensive of the brands in my experience. However, the specialty store we buy it froms says it is the best food they carry and they have a rewards program with it, for every 10 b...
by chelle784
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?

Haha it did sound like a joke. I think Phoenix's presence, even though they are separated during feeding time, is enough to make her eat. She's a pushover when it comes to food but maybe it's also because she doesn't really care about it.
by chelle784
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?

I guess it depends on the dog. The reason Pepper eats it all now is because she will let Phoenix eat out of the same bowl as she's eating at the same time and Phoenix eats everything in 2 secs whereas Pepper is a slow eater. We can feed Phoenix in front of Pepper as Pepper will not try eat from her ...
by chelle784
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?

hmmm.. Maybe Pepper has a high metabolism or something as I'm sure she's only about 60/65lbs (smallest of her littermates!) so not big or anything. I just thought 4 half -5 was a lot considering it was a puppy food which I thought was more calorific and shes a year and a half. I shall have to see wh...
by chelle784
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?

I wish that TOTW was ok for Pepper as it can get pricey especially as she eats up to 4 half - 5 cups a day which is more than the food guides say but as you can tell from photos she is still a skinny minnie.
by chelle784
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: Orijen vs Taste of the Wild?

We had both pups on Orijen large breed. TOTW in addition to Acana and Blue Buffalo didn't really help Pepper due to her dodgy sensitive stomach she suffers from. Guessing this is genetic as some of her siblings have this too. Although she's ok on Orijen, we started transitioning to Fromm at the reco...
by chelle784
Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hot Dogs... Literally!
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Hot Dogs... Literally!

hehe :D
by chelle784
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hot Dogs... Literally!
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Hot Dogs... Literally!

haha I know what you mean! The white shedding against the dark floors. We needed new sofas so we chose a light colour for this reason as our previous one was black (mistake!)
by chelle784
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Separation Anxiety from the other dog
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Separation Anxiety from the other dog

because Pepper barks when a stranger touches Phoenix... That is also not good, overprotection. I think they are (still) too attached to each other and the best thing you can do for them is to attach them (especially Phoenix) to you (and in the meantime teach how to be alone). Simple, but requires a...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Separation Anxiety from the other dog
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Separation Anxiety from the other dog

Just came back from another walk with just pepper (leaving Phoenix alone nobody else in). Walked out the house in front of her and she seemed content playing with her toys with no fuss. Came back and she looked up once then carried on playing with her toys as opposed to getting really excited when s...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Separation Anxiety from the other dog
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Separation Anxiety from the other dog

Yeah - that's right a simple no doesn't cut it. It's always a loud 'uh uh!' or an OII! side note, people here don't say 'oi' and have no idea what we are saying/ what it means haha. The walking away combined with a positive interrupter (that Tatzel linked in a previous post) works a lot better becau...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hot Dogs... Literally!
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Hot Dogs... Literally!

We live in Toron(t)o and it doesn't get as cold as Calgary. I believe the coldest last year was -30. Summers are pretty warm and although it's not really summer anymore it's 30 degrees C today. The dogs prefer sitting under the air con so we take them on a longer walk at 11pm and in the morning. One...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Separation Anxiety from the other dog
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Separation Anxiety from the other dog

To give more examples of the level of excitement that Pepper goes through - if you give her a single piece of kibble she's like YESS OMYGOSH AMAZING. If it is a normal biscuit treat she takes it and starts playing with it, talking to it and then eating in one bite about 5mins after. She play bows to...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Separation Anxiety from the other dog
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Separation Anxiety from the other dog

Oh of course - that is a given - if we use the marker and she doesn't stop, she gets walked off in the other direction immediately which stops the behaviour. We never give the 'no' and then let her continue barking. I'm saying that when her levels of excitement are so high, a 'no' will not prevent h...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Separation Anxiety from the other dog
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Separation Anxiety from the other dog

The negative marker for Pepper works depending on her level of excitement. If she's too excited then it doesn't work. The 'engage- disengage' which we have been trying for the past few weeks has been far more effective and it has now got to the point where she sees the trigger and automatically look...
by chelle784
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Separation Anxiety from the other dog
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Separation Anxiety from the other dog

You are right - I need to not go in the house. If she's howling I do because I'm worried about neighbours. If she is simply whining, I can't hear her until I get inside the house as the front door is on the ground level and the living areas are the second and third floor. With Pepper barking when pe...
by chelle784
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Separation Anxiety from the other dog
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Separation Anxiety from the other dog

pepper is fine being separated from phoenix and doesn't cause a fuss. She can be separate from the pup. Phoenix who is 5 months has issues being separate from pepper. We try that - one person training/ playing with phoenix who responds and listens to commands but she's crying as she's playing/ liste...
by chelle784
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Separation Anxiety from the other dog
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Separation Anxiety from the other dog

They get separate walks every day at the moment but I always come back to Phoenix howling/barking when I take Pepper out. They go to kennels sometimes and are in separate enclosures (because Pepper barks when a stranger touches Phoenix...we have a separate trainer to work on this issue). My worry is...
by chelle784
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Wolfdogs: Out of the Wild
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Wolfdogs: Out of the Wild

I know this thread wasn't meant to turn into a discussion on CM but I also don't like his methods/ his choke, prong collars etc./ most things that he does and uses but the one thing I do agree with in this video (if it's the same one I remember) is the part basically saying don't get a wolf hybrid a...
by chelle784
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Wolfdogs: Out of the Wild
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Wolfdogs: Out of the Wild

so I don't think you are over analyzing. I think it is also what you are used to seeing so as people have mentioned already, a lot of people don't know what wolves/hybrids look like because they haven't seen them. When I first saw pics of tamaskans years back I thought they were wolfy looking. Now w...
by chelle784
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Wolfdogs: Out of the Wild
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Wolfdogs: Out of the Wild

I haven't watched the link you posted but I seem to recall watching it a while ago and I thought the wolf expert told the owner of the cream dog that the dog was definitely not whatever % wolf so agrees with what you said?
by chelle784
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Burying poop with nose... This is new to me!
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Burying poop with nose... This is new to me!

Pepper does this with pee. She also does this with other dogs pee when it snows and will cover up the other dog pee with snow using her nose.

She has also done this with puke. She puked then tried to cover it up using her nose. Nice.
by chelle784
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Nicknames
Replies: 25
Views: 1291

Re: Nicknames

Pepper: Peps, Pepper Potts (from Iron Man), Peppercorn, Peplicorns (not sure why), Pep Guardiola (footballer/football manager) Phoenix: Butler, because she follows you around like the creepy butler in the old tomb raider video games and 'Phoenix' (said in different languages which happens to be very...
by chelle784
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Hawthorne Astrila "Ruuq"
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Hawthorne Astrila "Ruuq"

awww she's so cute I want to squeeze her!
by chelle784
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Particular problem areas?
Replies: 44
Views: 1554

Re: Particular problem areas?

Pepper was never a chewer but Phoenix was - but she seems to be growing out of this (she is 4/5months). If she picks up something she's not meant to, she knows 'drop it' but and gets a toy immediately in it's place so she doesn't associate the 'drop it' with getting nothing in return. I'm not sure i...
by chelle784
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Separation Anxiety from the other dog
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Separation Anxiety from the other dog

So long story short with Pepper- she used to have separation anxiety but we managed to sort this out before we got Phoenix. It was a combination of using training methods including those that Kylie sent to us in the paper she wrote (thank you!) and I also think as I think it was Tracy who mentioned,...
by chelle784
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Oslett Ibn al Azim (Zeus)
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Oslett Ibn al Azim (Zeus)

Gorgeous! We have one of his sisters. I love his ears!
by chelle784
Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from British Columbia!
Replies: 10
Views: 9155

Re: Hello from British Columbia!

awww so beautiful - I love your girl! I heard Lethbridge is nice, I'm actually going to be there next month for a wedding - it's a shame I can't bring my tams with me so you could meet them!
by chelle784
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 764

Re: Signs of aggression?

Pepper is 14months old. I reckon she will never be alpha based on how she is with other dogs including her littermates (when we have met up with them). Also Phoenix who is 3 months bosses her around - if Pepper is drinking or eating, Phoenix will push her out of the way and eat/drink from her bowl a...