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To: momtothree
We had a boarder collie who used to freak out on the fourth, involuntary crapping and vomiting and running around in the mess.

We started to tranquilize it in the last few years.

My mother simply gave it a shot before the family went out, and made sure it was still breathing when the family returned.

My current batch of dogs are quite used to big bangs. It is a training technique. Bring the dog to heal on a lead tied to your leg, and bang off a bunch of shotgun rounds.

The pup will freak for a moment, then look into your eyes. Look back, then fire again... They get the message that if you are not scared, then they shall not be scared.

My grandparents and parents have trained animals for 40 years.

I currently civilize feral cats, for fun.

21 posted on 06/03/2011 8:48:06 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: mmercier

“I currently civilize feral cat, for fun”

Well, you certainly have a dangerous side to you. LOL. I am guessing that the feral cat training doesn’t involve shooting a gun over their head. Seriously, my next dog... I am doing your training technique. You can’t explain that the booms are simply noise and some of the larger dogs can get into trouble. Our vet reported that one GSD got so scared that he jumped through a set of windows. Lots of stitches and treatment for dehydration when they found him miles away several days later.


23 posted on 06/03/2011 9:07:03 AM PDT by momtothree
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