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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 2, 2013 - 07:06am PT
http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/tips-living-aggressive-dogs-190100281.html
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
May 2, 2013 - 10:41am PT
Commands all dogs should know, in no particular order;

OFF
Leave it

Those 2 cover a bunch, including not jumping on people or bothering others things, dogs and or wildlife.

No Dirt! Stops digging and playing dogs from kicking it up.

Back, as in stay behind me going up hill on scree or talus
Go, as in go ahead of me going down scree
Care-ful, meaning watch were you step, loose rocks or a cliff

STOP! Might just keep your dog from getting killed by any number of things.

Pee-pee &
Poo-poo. Yup, my dog knew these and I would ask him to go at the trail head. Give him a few minutes to get it out. If I caught him dumping, usually within 100' of leaving the car, I'd yell at him, "OFF the trail, bad dog!" And he'd bound into the brush and finish while I kicked it off the trail making yucky sounds, or "Gross!" Most times, he would go off trail on his own. Like others have mentioned, poop is everywhere, I only pick it up if it is in a high-use area. With a 100lb dog though, management was a better option.

And of course the normal

Sit. Not cower or belly flop. If this happens, your being too rough.

Stay. For as long as necessary. This one takes lots of practice. Make it a game and make it a REALLY BIG DEAL of how good they have been.

Down. Not lie down, 2 word commands are confusing, also do not use down to stop jumping up dogs, use OFF.

Come. Always, always praise a dog for coming to you, no matter WHAT they have just been up to. At the very most, say nothing, clip on the leash and be done with it)

Heel

Don't EVER let them chase anything live. Toys, yes. If your dog has ever killed anything, they will never be reliable off leash again. Learned this one the hard way.

All of these commands should be taught as hand signals pretty much right away.

Drop on recall is another important one that can be made into a fun game.

Dogs & packs. Dogs left with an owners pack will almost always guard it. Put your pack and your dog well away from the base of routes in a nice spot for the dog to hang so he's not tempted to wander. Even if you are just TRing or single pitching it.

If your not willing to put the time and energy into teaching your dog to be a well behaved member of society, don't have a dog, get a cat.
Dogs really are much happier when they know exactly what is expected of them.

Feel free to PM me with questions.

Edited to add one more;

I forgot about teaching them to bark on command. I use the hand signal of someone yakking, no voice. Counter-intuitivly, this is a great command to teach barkers. Because, once they get there is a command for barking, they figure out there is a command to STOP barking pretty quick.

Quiet. said in a very low voice. Don't ever yell at a barking dog, you sound like your barking too and they won't get it unless you resort to beating them. (ugh)
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 2, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Most humans don't know what half of that means.

My dog knows: "NO!" Which rhymes with "GO!" Which basically means stop whatever you are doing and get the fuk out of here. I can't think of any circumstance where anyone else would ever need to give my dog any other command.

He also knows: "FUK OFF!"

and "HEY" or a big arm wave which means follow me, look at me, me, me, me. He is deaf, so the sign language is coming in handy these days.

He stays with a firm point to his current location.

and "OTHER SIDE" for when I am riding my bike and I want him... yep, on the other side. Took a couple times to figure out he needs to cross behind me, but we worked through it.

I gave up on trying to make him come a long time ago.


Oh, and my dog has kill numerous squirrels, birds, lizards, rabbits, and mice... so has my car. He is a hunting dog, that is what WE breed them to do for centuries. Hardly seems fair to try and make them stop now.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
May 2, 2013 - 11:18am PT
^^^eye roll


yup, problem humans

hunting dogs aren't pets

dogs that kill wildlife belong on a leash or left at home.
this just in

climber
north fork
May 2, 2013 - 11:27am PT
You do realize that the gray wolf is the common ancestor to all domestic dogs, right? Life feeds on life.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 2, 2013 - 11:46am PT


"Commands all dogs should know"...


"Stay HOME!!!"...


and...


"See ya!!!"...
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
May 2, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Frackin' mutts are using up the oxygen at the bolt parks. Killem all.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 2, 2013 - 11:51am PT


Commands Philo should know...


"Stay home!!!"...

and...

"See ya!!!"...


LOL!!!...

;-)

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
May 2, 2013 - 11:54am PT
But Locker, iffn I stay home how will I see ya?
WOOF!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
May 2, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Can I take my dog to the woods?


































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rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
May 2, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Cookie enjoys a day at the crag.
Credit: rincon
No dog haters here...good!
Credit: rincon
Lets eat!
Credit: rincon
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
May 2, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
Stoney I'm a dog person, these guys go with me most places.
Credit: FRUMY
I'm a 100% responsible for them & their action.

This is not about climbing.

You should have called the police or rangers immediately.

Canada Geese are protected by the "Migratory bird treaty". The fines & jail time are heavy. Just being caught with their feathers is a crime.

This was not a dog problem. It is a human problem.

Aidan, I give you lots of credit for coming forward. We all make mistakes.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 6, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
Eye roll... mock masturbatorial actions...

Hunting dogs are awesome pets. They bring you tons of mice and other small mammals all the time and leave them in your shoes.

Cuddly pibbles are great too. Especially when they bark at dog haters at the crag.


The NUMBER 1 factor causing the vast majority of impacts at every single crag across the country is HUMANS, not dogs. Stay at home fukheads.
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
May 6, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
My buddy just told me a great story about belaying a guy he just met in the Leap parking lot and the guy's dog ate some couple's sandwiches out of their bag... and the guy was screaming at himthe whole time he was in the crux 50' up... not my buddy's dogs or sandwiches. .. but stuck right in the middle of the bullsh1#.
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
May 6, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
Gotta love dogs... but idiot owners are the problem not the
pooches .... why is it that it's usually the Dbag owners
that show up at the crag and piss people off , they should
be kicked in the ass till their nose bleeds and have their
beer taken away. Dogs are a pleasure when they are behaved,
leashed and the owners are responsible.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
May 6, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
The Tye, that dog was teaching proper & improper food storage.

He or she was only doing what any responsible person would have done.

There are Bears in them mountains. Someone has to keep us idiots in line.

Better a dog, than a rodent with plague infested flees.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 6, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
word FRUMY!

I lost a good pack (1987 Lowe Alpine) to squirrels (not Squirrel) at the Leap back in 1999. If a dog had been kind enough to teach me that lesson earlier I would still be carrying it today.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 6, 2013 - 06:55pm PT


A few days back we were walking past these fellow "Climbers" and their dog and as we got closer the owner came over and warned us that her dog was mean and WOULD bite...

Seriously...

WHAT THE FUK is wrong with some people???...

Leave the fuking dogs at HOME!!!...



Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 6, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Yeah, some people need to leave the pooches at home. Not me though ;).

My dog's good though. She'll only bite you if you're a repubtard.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 6, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
In all fairness, I would expect my girlfriend to tell you the same about me if she saw the likes of you walking around Locker... it is the responsible thing to do.
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