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Jason Cyr

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  1. New Toller Owner

    Nice pictures, I’m actually planning to get my next Toller. I haven’t decided if I should get a male of female. I’m curious who your breeder was, it sounds like she turned out great.
  2. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

    Just wondering about the exercise requirements. On the Dogzonline Breed Page they are listed as only 3 paws out of 5 which I would assume is moderate. Would you say they actually require more? The breed page needs to be changed a bit. Tollers are a very active breed and I personally wouldn't recommend any less for an adult dog. However if you could provide mental stimulation instead of physical exercise every so often, that shouldn't be a problem but it really does depend on the dog. I have one boy that needs to be exhausted pretty much every day otherwise he is very vocal. Barks at the smallest things My youngest boy though is a quiet boy and adjusts to the amount he is given, but would run all day if he could. Yeah, London is the same as your youngest. He doesn't have the scream and very quiet, but man when it's time to work or play he def has the drive. He's ok with an hour a day but he can easily work all day.
  3. Hey Congrat’s, I’m still trying to convince my wife to get another. We’ve been trying to get London ready for at least 1 Senior AKC hunt test this year, so all of my time has been going to that. We are 3/3 and only one more test next week for his junior title. Make you post he new picture on TheToller.com Thanks and Good Luck
  4. We decided to take a video of London while he’s learning Dock Jumping, figured I would share it, this is him on the second day. Lodon Dock Jumping video
  5. Aussie Or Toller

    I vote for the Toller, but I’m bias. Just look at the videos and pictures on TheToller.com , it’s pretty hard to say no to that. Both dog have strong similarities, read the article it might help it even includes reason why not to get a Toller. http://thetoller.com/index.php?option=com_...0&Itemid=57
  6. Aaaaw, he is just beautiful! Thanks. I am totally in love. Thanks, luckly it's all over now.
  7. Shifty eyes, you know when he’s lying down, sitting there looking at you from the corner of his eye. He won’t move his head or his body just the eyes. He also loves to role in the mud or dirt when he gets out of the water. My Golden Retriever does that. Here's a Toller flying a hot air balloon. Oh wow where was that taken? Canberra Balloon Festival. Love the picture, can I get you to upload it on TheToller.com
  8. you are lucky mine would pretty much swallow the whole thing, kinda scary when you see him trying to go when he can't.
  9. Shifty eyes, you know when he’s lying down, sitting there looking at you from the corner of his eye. He won’t move his head or his body just the eyes. He also loves to role in the mud or dirt when he gets out of the water. My Golden Retriever does that. Here's a Toller flying a hot air balloon. Oh wow where was that taken?
  10. Our Puppy: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Hi jason & persephone: thanks for your comments. We've heard about/read the 'holding down dog till it calms' strategy before but it's not something that we think would work for Elbie. He can generally be reasoned with eventually - once he figures out what the good behaviour we want is, he'll generally drop the bad behaviour. So today, we can dangle the leash in front of his nose, drop it around his face and swish it on the ground and he'll ignore it. As mentioned, he no longer goes into a snarly rage and bites our jeans. I guess I'm just puzzled about why he sometimes goes into major tug mode and you can see him 'transforming' and being quite serious about hanging on. It's not something we can really get anyone to observe because we're not sure when it might be triggered - like I mentioned, before it was the jeans, recently it was his leash but for all other things he'll "let go" on request. I guess it's part of having a puppy - each time we solve each new problem a new one comes along This depends on the breed of dog but most have a big drive to hold and retrieve. We normally never say no or try to negate that drive it goes hand in hand with retrieving to hand. It’s sounds like you have a great dog, he just need to learn the out command; simply find something to trade with him and he’ll drop it and just say OUT and Good Boy!!!!
  11. I know what you mean, I have a 10 hours drive from the US to my home town in Canada. I try to travel at night and he sleeps the whole way up.
  12. Yeah I feel the same way about mine, he's like my little man. I would love to see pictures post them on TheToller.com They all seem to have that snow obsession, it's pretty mine is like a little croc when I throw it at him.
  13. Our Puppy: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    1. Turbo Puppy. I don’t think the crate is the solution in this case; is problem when people are at the door or when they are in house or both? 2. Sooky Puppy. Don’t make an issue when you leave and come back, otherwise you’ll create anxiety. (I’ll be making a video this weekend on this topic, you can check out at TheToller.com) 3 Car travel If he can get out of the harness, use a crate, and take short trips; gradually work your way to longer trip and eventually back to the harness. Most importantly ignore the bad behavior and give him a treat when he’s good. (This is another good topic for a video, I’ll see if I have time to make one) 3. Inexplicable Berserker Rage. Do this only if you catch it as its happening, if the dog isn’t too big, and if it’s a bad behavior that isn’t allowed. Grab him by the collar and flip him on his back with a sense of urgency and say no, hold him on his back until he fully submits. You’ll notice that the behavior will stop very quickly. If you want to ask any spefic questions, post pictures or video sample of the issues you can also do it on TheToller.com , I’d be more than happy to help out. (just send me a msg, or post in the comments)
  14. Yeah, mine seems to make that noise when he’s frustrated.
  15. If you're interested, I just added a blog the TheToller.com , we are going to be adding a post geared towards people considering a Toller. It should be up there this weekend, check it out.
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