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by JudyN
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2549
Views: 246065

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Good luck with sorting out the dog travelling arrangements, MPbandmum :D
by JudyN
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Funnies Thread...
Replies: 751
Views: 138652

Re: The Funnies Thread...

Brilliant! :lol:
by JudyN
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sampson and the sofa
Replies: 19
Views: 95

Re: Sampson and the sofa

I think I'd have bought one and saw how he got on with it and whether the filling seemed to hold up well before buying the second. I did spend a lot on our two Orvis beds which were expensive - but nearly four years later they're still as good as new so I haven't regretted it. Of course, Jasper hasn...
by JudyN
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sampson and the sofa
Replies: 19
Views: 95

Re: Sampson and the sofa

That looks nice :D Though you do realise he might just have liked it because of the smell of the last dog to try it out? :wink: :lol:
by JudyN
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2549
Views: 246065

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Fingers crossed for your results, Zara.
by JudyN
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sampson and the sofa
Replies: 19
Views: 95

Re: lurcher behaviour problems!

My alternative for 'stubborn' is the dog saying, 'Thanks for the suggestion, but actually I'm quite happy here if it's all the same to you.' And at the first sign of confrontation or even bribery, they dig their heels in. Maybe you can create a stubborn dog if they come to think that whenever you as...
by JudyN
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2549
Views: 246065

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Nettle wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:37 am
"Find Daddy" is fine if Daddy is there to be found, but we can only lie to a dog once, and we've lost that precious response.
I shall save it for life-and-death emergencies then - which hopefully will never happen :D
by JudyN
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2549
Views: 246065

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

I discovered a new recall technique yesterday :D Jasper had discovered something, goodness knows what, buried in the earth in the park and would not leave it. It was right by the playground, and the combination of children and him with something high-value isn't ideal, but he'd have reacted if we'd ...
by JudyN
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: lurcher behaviour problems!
Replies: 25
Views: 309

Re: lurcher behaviour problems!

My laid-back friend has also offered to go to a local field with horses in it with me. We are going to keep Sparky on lead and let him look at the horses from a distance and reward any calm behaviour. The idea is that we will gradually let him get closer each week (always on lead and on the other s...
by JudyN
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: lurcher behaviour problems!
Replies: 25
Views: 309

Re: lurcher behaviour problems!

Maybe the collie genes outweighed the saluki ones - they're at opposite ends of the spectrum in some respects.
by JudyN
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: lurcher behaviour problems!
Replies: 25
Views: 309

Re: lurcher behaviour problems!

I'd hardly ever seen a deer before I got Jasper. When I did, it was a magical experience. Now they pop up blimmin' everywhere :roll:
by JudyN
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2549
Views: 246065

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Nettle wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:14 am
They send us thought waves.
:lol:

When Jasper was bein housetrained he'd do the stand and stare thing at the back door even when we were in the front room. But then why wouldn't thought waves carry through walls and round corners?
by JudyN
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: lurcher behaviour problems!
Replies: 25
Views: 309

Re: lurcher behaviour problems!

it is training to come away from all the other things in life that are VERY reinforcing such as people for attention, dogs for play, deer for fun and so on that is the challenge that takes time. and until you train for those challenges we don't set our dogs up for failure by having them off leash w...
by JudyN
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2549
Views: 246065

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Jasper met his deerhound friend E this morning. She's nearly two and is having her second season. She was also with a medium-sized terrier, who spent a lot of time with his paws on her back but standing at her side, not really doing anything, like he was leaning on a bar counter :lol: Jasper thought...
by JudyN
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: lurcher behaviour problems!
Replies: 25
Views: 309

Re: lurcher behaviour problems!

No worries - some days when Jasper was young, OH would come home, ask me how he'd been, and I burst into tears :lol: I've just checked on SLR and they seem to have started a regular walk in Maidstone, which is the nearest I've found to Surrey. Depends whereabouts in Surry you are, and how desperate ...