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Old 02-14-2014, 03:05   #1
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My favorite is the one at 1:34 that is using his Elizabethan collar to shovel the snow.

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Oh that was just terrific - mans' best friend in action. Gotta luv em.

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How funny!! I agree ICDogg the one with the collar on was so cute! It was quite effective too. I didn't know that it was called an Elizabethan collar. I just called it a cone when my cat had to wear one.

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I've heard it referred to as the 'cone of shame'.

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How funny!! I agree ICDogg the one with the collar on was so cute! It was quite effective too. I didn't know that it was called an Elizabethan collar. I just called it a cone when my cat had to wear one.
we always refer to them as "lamp shades" and they never seem to stay on our border collie for longer than a few minutes (despite the vet's best efforts)

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That's what I like to see -

In the second video, look around 1:06. See the control that she has of her dog? That's what we need more of in this world. If you're going to have a big dog then you need to have control over it. This was a problem on the beach a few years ago. Someone moved onto the beach and had a larger dog. The homeowner would send his kid (about 15 years old) onto the beach with the dog so the dog could play. The kid had absolutely no control over this dog (wasn't nearly as large as the one in this video).

This dog ended up actually chasing my son and I up the stairs back into the backyard because the dog couldn't be controlled and was trampling over everyone and all of their things. I can't stand seeing that - if you have a dog, have control over it. I've seen it a few other times at the playground and in the parks as well. Grrrr. Sorry - pet peeve. People should take lessons from this lady, as she has complete control over this dog. You can tell by the way she interacts with him. (I even had the sound muted and can still see how well she handles him).

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My wife's cousin had a really large dog, not as big as the Great Dane in the video, but not all that far off . The dog was well enough trained that even when not on a leash, she would have it walking as if it were on a leash. He would constantly watch her and wait for her to give hand signals as to what to do next. They had quite the silent vocabulary. And the dog never acted distracted no matter what was going on around him. He seemed to be very happy in this role.

And, the fact that she did not have to speak commands to the dog meant that she could carry on a normal conversation with us if we went along for the walk, because all the communication with the dog was with her hands.

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As a committed rescue person and mother to a German Shepherd, I am an advocate that if you cannot control a large dog- you should not have one. The best gift I can give to Emmie is proper training. It protects her as much as it does the people she interacts with. My nieces and nephew are not strong enough to control her, so they do not walk her. They walk with us. She is exercised on a lead- she is never off leash. She is such a good girl- it is not her I mistrust, I mistrust the people who take the wrong approach to interacting with her. People are nuts!

My first Shepherd was under voice and hand command. That was in the 80s- I am more comfortable with Emmie on leash.

Adorable video!

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