• Teach my dog to sit straight.?

    My dog sits but sometimes crooked with both legs off to one side. should i just not reward, and keep moving back and telling him to sit - only rewarding when it is straight? 2nd part- when i tell him to lay down, it is hard to get him back to sitting position by saying sit. I have to hold the treat over his head and say sit to get him back up. ... show more
    My dog sits but sometimes crooked with both legs off to one side. should i just not reward, and keep moving back and telling him to sit - only rewarding when it is straight? 2nd part- when i tell him to lay down, it is hard to get him back to sitting position by saying sit. I have to hold the treat over his head and say sit to get him back up. Should i use a different command to get him back to sit from down? thanks!
    9 answers · Dogs · 1 decade ago
  • Best organization of tons of clothing and gear (Cold weather, desert, sports, casual, dress)?

    I am very logical and smart but also messy. The question sounds simple, but is complex (the experienced understand this). I am a grad student living in El Paso 30-120F annually. I work in N. Alaska, outside all day - COLD and wet. Summary: Cold Gear:Down jackets, fleece, wicking underwear, thick socks, etc. Wet Gear: Goretex... show more
    I am very logical and smart but also messy. The question sounds simple, but is complex (the experienced understand this). I am a grad student living in El Paso 30-120F annually. I work in N. Alaska, outside all day - COLD and wet. Summary: Cold Gear:Down jackets, fleece, wicking underwear, thick socks, etc. Wet Gear: Goretex pants/jackets Desert field gear: old pants/shirts, thin shirts, light wicking clothing Sports/Workout: Boardshorts, regular shorts, tshirts, wicking shirts/tights. Casual: t-shirts, shorts, jeans, etc. Dress: the usual. I dress casual(scummy) usually when warm, nicer when cold/ or for meeting/presentation. Some (eg.Goretex), are obvious. My problem is the universal clothes like t-shirts, shorts, wicking underwear stuff, fleece, lots of socks. Is it best to organize by category (socks, tshirts, underwear, jackets), use (cold, desert, workout, dress), or use frequency(most worn, least worn)? I do a bit of all 3 and end up screwy. Looking for optimal efficiecy
    2 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 1 decade ago
  • Teaching Dog to Heel (Right or Left Side)?

    All the online guides on how to teach a dog to heel always instruct you to.. step forward with the left leg... etc etc. Is there a reason they use left side? Is this just a coincidence, or do dogs like the left side better? Or does this have something to do with dog pack dynamics?
    All the online guides on how to teach a dog to heel always instruct you to.. step forward with the left leg... etc etc. Is there a reason they use left side? Is this just a coincidence, or do dogs like the left side better? Or does this have something to do with dog pack dynamics?
    13 answers · Dogs · 1 decade ago