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  • Birthday 07/27/1982

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  1. General rule of thumb when buying a digicam: Buy a camera made by a camera company. I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT (nice to see I'm not the only one). It is the best camera ever. I love it. I have the 35mm version as well and didn't have to buy any new lenses when I upgraded. For a DSLR, it's pretty inexpensive. I paid just under $500 for it (body only). If you want a DSLR, I'd highly recommend it.
  2. It is a drawing, not a photo. It's one of the few I've done that I wish I still had in my possession!!! It was created for a dog rescue in North Carolina for their silent auction. I have a print of it up in my house though.
  3. Commission info can be found here: http://portrait.dancingcavy.com/ ATM, I'm closed to commissions though. Not sure when I'll be open again. Maybe this spring.
  4. Thanks everyone!! The photo of the WIP was taken a while ago (mid-January). Rudy (the German shepherd) is almost complete now. Just his leg and his hind end/tail to go. Lilly (the GSD/Husky mix) is almost half done.
  5. Thought I'd share some art with you guys, since I realized I haven't yet. Work-in-Progress:
  6. Book was good. So was the movie. It has a few sad moments but is definately one of my favorites.
  7. It'd be interesting to find out which it is. I know Risa gets excited when we're arriving at OB class or the nature trail. It's pretty funny to hear her getting all 'worked up.'
  8. This quote makes me very sad. The whole article is pretty disturbing. Maybe we are some of the few that still want a dog we can do activities with. Not just one that will await our return all happy in the apartment. . .
  9. Ris has one of those Old Navy frisbees like the one Ouzo has. It's the only one we have that wasn't destroyed within 2 or 3 play sessions. Unfortunately, it's a bit deformed now and full of teeth marks. Still flies okay. . .well, for most of the flight anyway. I just bought her a Kong one. I think it might hold up better than the Old Navy one.
  10. Ris enjoys her Kong and her Good and Bad Cuz. The Jolly Ball is also a lot of fun.
  11. To play it safe, I don't feed Ris within an hour before or after exercise.
  12. Risa is a quiet dog too. She rarely barks. But when she would get 'frustrated' with me while training, she would bark. I clicker train with her so I just waited for her to offer the behavior. When she did, I clicked and rewarded her. Then I added a hand sign and now she knows how to speak on command. You can try tying him up and getting excited. Because he can't reach you to join in the excitement, he may start barking and you can reward him.
  13. We're working on laying on her side, standing up on her hind legs, spinning, and standing up to spin around. Laying on her side is going okay but she's not really reliable on it. I still have to lure. I tried to train standing up on her hind legs with a hand sign but, due to my own goofups, she now stands and spins with that sign. So now I need to work on splitting up those three behaviors. Shouldn't take long--she picks up on clicker training fast!
  14. I just can't see how using no corrections at all would work in the long haul. I've heard of it being done (if you read the Idiot's Guide to Positive Training it is completely positive). I just can't see it working for me. I'm with Kat on this one. For training, purely positive is the best way to go. I mean, you can't correct a dog for not doing what it doesn't know how to do! (Well, you CAN correct the dog but it doesn't make sense to the dog as to why it was corrected.) Once they know how to do something, then you can use corrections when they don't do as they're requested.
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