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by chelle784
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

This didn't happen in a dog park :( It was on a grassy bit next to the pavement, or sidewalk as they say here, so that's why it was unexpected and also stupid to have an off leash dog near a busy road! We have never had an issue in a dog park - and generally I prefer them living in the city. I see y...
by chelle784
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

And I'm glad you think the new/positive experiences are a good idea. The next morning after the incident we took Pepper to the lakes where she hasn't been before, a dog park she's visited once where she met new dogs and another dog park she had never visited before. She slept a lot that evening lol
by chelle784
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

The rottie was actually the friendly one - rottie (Max) and husky (Wilson) males know Pepper and are both young like her. It was a female that I had never seen before. Do you think that had anything to do with it? The fact that the other one was female? The female dog was larger than Pepper and look...
by chelle784
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

It has been 2 weeks now since we moved and we have seen a lot of improvement. I can wait outside coffee shops etc with both dogs and Pepper will just look and not react. A couple of times she has whined when Phoenix is getting attention but she's not doing frantic barking anymore. We hope however, t...
by chelle784
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: UGH still pulling!
Replies: 34
Views: 2824

Re: UGH still pulling!

'Why work so hard to train them against their very strong pulling instinct? Why not find a good outlet for that energy instead?' Why not both? A lot of people have managed to do both. If I'm walking down a really busy road I want my dog next to me, not in front . Other than potentially hurting my ba...
by chelle784
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

we also have 'out' but that is for moving out of a room through a doorway. We have an open plan kitchen and she knows she's not allowed in there so she stands on the edge where the floorboards meet the kitchen floor and leans in. If we are eating on the sofa 'go away' wasn't meant to be a taught com...
by chelle784
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

I think that half the battle is recognizing the situation and removing the pups before something happens that could leave a negative impression! Good job :) We've been giving treats whenever a dog passes for months, and Kona still doesn't look at us automatically. I'm envious! Does Pepper behave th...
by chelle784
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

Thanks Nicole! We haven't had a problem with Pepper barking at us - just at randoms / other dogs as when she was 3 months ish we used to walk out of the room if she barked so she got the opposite result! She's not allowed on the beds or sofas but because of sheddy mcsheddersons reasons so maybe we s...
by chelle784
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

As for the first incident I think that's entirely normal behavior. Pepper probably sensed there was something wrong with the (drunk) lady. It can be difficult to nip these things before they happen but I have found I really need to put children into check very quickly to get them to greet my dogs t...
by chelle784
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Balto (Blufawn Glen Campbell) Geri x Shogun
Replies: 58
Views: 3998

Re: Balto (Blufawn Glen Campbell) Geri x Shogun

I love his eyes!
by chelle784
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Tamrakar Tamaskan (Leia x Dylan) Litter Expected May 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3708

Re: Tamrakar Tamaskan (Leia x Dylan) Litter Expected May 201

kurby121 wrote:Here is a picture of one of the girls from this litter at 1 years old.
Aww Tamara! Pepper misses their playdates (hopefully another soon?!)
by chelle784
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

So as an update, over the past few days we have had 2 incidents. We have narrowed it down to when people rush over/ come on strong 'AWW SUCH A CUTE PUPPY' type. The only incident we had since I last posted was when we came out of our front door and this drunk neighbour (who we have never seen or met...
by chelle784
Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

Ok so just went on another walk - passed a busy street where all the clubs and bars are so passed dogs and people in close proximity. No issues but these are my observations. - Pepper walked in front with my husband with Phoenix behind with me. - Pepper is a good loose leash walker - she walks BEHIN...
by chelle784
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

thanks katlin - we use either an easy walk or a head halti. The actual walk itself is fine - she doesn't lunge at passing dogs anymore it's ony when we are still. Also you are right - it's only when people suddenly come up to Phoenix without asking if it's ok. If they are close to Pepper wanting to ...
by chelle784
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Re: Signs of aggression?

Thanks for your reply :) She is already in a down position - so whenever she sees a dog regardless of whether it is a new dog or a dog she knows and plays with, she will go into a down position. Then she will lunge suddenly. The lunges and barking will stop when we get in between/ body block her. We...
by chelle784
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 2859

Signs of aggression?

We recently moved to a new area (less than a week ago). To give you a bit of background, Pepper is shy around some people and she will usually show disinterest in them. Since we got phoenix, she is a lot more friendlier - I think she sees Phoenix excited and being petted by people and then wants the...
by chelle784
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Tana (Quicksilver Pyrargyrite)
Replies: 173
Views: 10392

Re: Tana (Quicksilver Pyrargyrite)

beautiful pictures! and such a beautiful dog!
by chelle784
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: "Pimp Our Cover Photo" - Summer Competition
Replies: 32
Views: 2238

Re: "Pimp Our Cover Photo" - Summer Competition

balto13 wrote:
chelle784 wrote:What happened to this?
I think it's still being voted on via the TDR facebook site?

TDR fb site says voting until June 16th when the winning pic will be posted!
by chelle784
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: "Pimp Our Cover Photo" - Summer Competition
Replies: 32
Views: 2238

Re: "Pimp Our Cover Photo" - Summer Competition

What happened to this?
by chelle784
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: "Pimp Our Cover Photo" - Summer Competition
Replies: 32
Views: 2238

Re: "Pimp Our Cover Photo" - Summer Competition

the competition will be closed for new entries as of Monday, May 26th! so sorry but this entry can't count. I understand that there is technically a time limit, but considering the forum hasn't really ran with any of the other time limits I don't see why this cannot be counted :? good point and als...
by chelle784
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: "Pimp Our Cover Photo" - Summer Competition
Replies: 32
Views: 2238

Re: "Pimp Our Cover Photo" - Summer Competition

Have the entries been posted for voting yet or have I missed this?
by chelle784
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kamar)
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kama

Thank you! Funny you say that about Naima - when my husband saw a pic of Naima he said he thought Phoenix was going to be a similar colour when she is older!
by chelle784
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in crate
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Water in crate

awesome - thanks guys!
by chelle784
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in crate
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Water in crate

Does anybody have recommendations for water containers in the crate? We are crate training phoenix but the water bottles we used to use for pepper leak after a while. She also likes to stand in her water bowl and has almost fallen asleep in it too so we can't use a normal bowl. We also tried a clip ...
by chelle784
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kamar)
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kama

Hawthorne wrote:Aw, congrats on the new addition! Yes, having two really is a blessing, isn't it? Both girls are beautiful. The mirror photo is really funny!
Thanks Tracy! It really is a blessing! I am so happy that I have them both :)
by chelle784
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kamar)
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kama

Booma wrote:Love that mirror picture!!
haha thanks! She spent the first few hours of her arrival trying to get into the mirror/to the puppy in the mirror!
by chelle784
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kamar)
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kama

Even when she's in the crate, pepper will watch her
by chelle784
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kamar)
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kama

They play non stop and this is the result right now...
by chelle784
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kamar)
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kama

Thanks! Yes Pepper LOVES her new sister! I thought maybe Phoenix would follow Pepper around but it's the other way round. Pepper will not leave her side. If I move Phoenix, Pepper will move to keep an eye on her. We had to do crate training with Pepper but not at all for Phoenix. She didn't cry the ...
by chelle784
Sat May 31, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kamar)
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kamar)

I thought it would be easier just to make one new topic with both girls. We got Phoenix yesterday so will post more pics when I get a chance.

Pepper is from Leia x Dylan (first litter in Canada)

Phoenix is from Sharayah x Jaeger (second litter in Canada)
by chelle784
Mon May 26, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: UGH still pulling!
Replies: 34
Views: 2824

Re: UGH still pulling!

Hawthorne wrote:I also think this is his age, too. Just be consistent with him. He should start to chill out around three years old ;)
So they do chill out eventually?! Pepper is coco loco sometimes so this is hard to imagine hehe
by chelle784
Mon May 26, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: UGH still pulling!
Replies: 34
Views: 2824

Re: UGH still pulling!

Oh actually - that works with us as well - the backpack on the walk to the park keeps her at heel then after she has had a run around the park, she stays at heel on the way back without the back pack - I think because she doesn't think it is worth the effort to try pull ahead/ she's super tired.
by chelle784
Sat May 24, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Odin & Friggas last litter
Replies: 25
Views: 2728

Re: Odin & Friggas last litter

awww Cleopatra is my fave
by chelle784
Sat May 24, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: UGH still pulling!
Replies: 34
Views: 2824

Re: UGH still pulling!

I know a trainer who took on a Dobermann as an older puppy, said he was the most difficult dog she's ever worked with. Inside the house brilliant, outside, completely overstimulated by everything. She used a dogmatic headcollar, don't know if you can get them where you are, I like them, tough and s...
by chelle784
Tue May 20, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Rayza (Saxon Artemis @ van 't Aelse Sluske)
Replies: 171
Views: 10644

Re: Rayza (Saxon Artemis @ van 't Aelse Sluske)

What a gorgeous girl - she is one of my favourite tams
by chelle784
Tue May 20, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Rook
Replies: 35
Views: 2496

Re: Rook

I have a rook piercing hehe.

What a beautiful dog - would love to see more pics of him.
by chelle784
Wed May 14, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny)
Replies: 68
Views: 4672

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny)

I think I said it before but I love how her black faded out into this wolf grey, she looks really good! I wonder if she'll gain more mass, right now she's leggy and lean, which looks good in it's own regard but not very Tam-ish. Looking forward to see more pictures of her in the future, thanks for ...
by chelle784
Wed May 14, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny)
Replies: 68
Views: 4672

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny)

Ryphen wrote:Should get her into modeling with those legs.
haha her legs make us laugh!
by chelle784
Fri May 09, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny)
Replies: 68
Views: 4672

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny)

haha funny you say deer as we call her 'horse legs' because of her skinny long legs!
by chelle784
Fri May 09, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny)
Replies: 68
Views: 4672

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny)

Pepper at almost 12 months
by chelle784
Tue May 06, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Phoenix
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Phoenix

Thanks!

And yes her parents are Jaeger and Sharayah
by chelle784
Tue May 06, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Phoenix
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Phoenix

Pepper will have a new sister at the end of this month! Here are some pictures of Phoenix from our visit on the weekend.
by chelle784
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Tams that lack confidence...
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Tams that lack confidence...

Pepper is a bit like this but only around certain people. We can't pinpoint what it is (not people wearing hats/ sunglasses etc) However it does seem to mostly be women which is strange. If a stranger who is a man comes into our house she will follow the guy around and want attention. If it's a woma...
by chelle784
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wolf grey and silver grey
Replies: 130
Views: 10559

Re: wolf grey and silver grey

I wasn't aware that there were any breeders that wanted to breed cream x cream. I thought it was cream with a non cream especially since there are not actually enough creams for this to happen anyway and they wouldn't actually do it even if there were? So as a breeder wouldn't they choose to breed a...
by chelle784
Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wolf grey and silver grey
Replies: 130
Views: 10559

Re: wolf grey and silver grey

Ok so what i get from the discussions; People are against it for the following reasons; - They compare it to liver (debated) - They don't actually like the colour - They don' think arctic wolves are that colour anyway - It can hide bad masking - They think people will breed just for white (despite h...
by chelle784
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: wolf grey and silver grey
Replies: 130
Views: 10559

Re: wolf grey and silver grey

I think Wolfsbane made a good point and this has been mentioned in passing in previous posts - it is the STRUCTURE of the dog that makes some Tamaskans look more wolfy than others, regardless of color . So in my opinion, wouldn't it be a good idea to work towards breeding a more wolfy structure in ...
by chelle784
Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wolf grey and silver grey
Replies: 130
Views: 10559

Re: wolf grey and silver grey

I personally do like the light silver grey colours but I don't think they look more like arctic wolves. It's not the lack of grey undercoat that makes the cream tams look less wolfy, it's the fact that they are dogs and not wolves. Just like most tamaskans look like wolfy dogs and not wolves. The br...