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by Nettle
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2827
Views: 276456

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

Doesn't matter how many times we go through it - it's always awful.
by Nettle
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Lead stroking
Replies: 15
Views: 95

Re: Lead stroking

That is such an incredible honour, JudyN. He has been so much work, but if ever you doubt yourself - that's proof it is all worth doing.
by Nettle
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Lead stroking
Replies: 15
Views: 95

Re: Lead stroking

I do hope Merlin feels better soon. Having seen the lead stroking, I am a tad sceptical. It wasn't at all what I'd imagined, which was something more gentle. My non-reactive well-adjusted dogs would NOT like that. Certainly would't find it comforting - and it is arguable that the best way to unstres...
by Nettle
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Lead stroking
Replies: 15
Views: 95

Re: Lead stroking

I've no knowledge of it and wonder if it might really freak out a fear reactive dog. In the horse world, a gentle vibration of the rein will sometimes bring a horse out of the 'freeze' mindset, but that is a different type of communication. I'll be interested to know if anyone has tried the lead-str...
by Nettle
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Crisis
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: Crisis

Instead of 'positive' (notwithstanding the Board name :lol: ) I prefer to say 'reward-based'. Just as Positive can include (for the pedantic - and I am) positive punishment, which we here of course do not condone, the ethos is easier to understand if we think of reward/absence of anticipated reward....
by Nettle
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2827
Views: 276456

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

That's a whole lot better, Lotsa. Everything is better after a good night's sleep (same for you, Shalista!). Remember you don't have to do anything you don't want to do, even if you've paid for the class. Rather than ask if you can sit a certain exercise out or avoid a difficult situation, just say ...
by Nettle
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: sleep
Replies: 14
Views: 140

Re: sleep

Shalista wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:11 am
We'll see, like i said in the previous post, i find it unlikely that he only has a UTI between the hours of 6pm and 5am roughly 2 nights a week.
Then you need to figure out what can happen in his/your environment roughly 2 nights a week that would upset him to this degree. :wink:
by Nettle
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: sleep
Replies: 14
Views: 140

Re: sleep

I think you should get that UTI checked out rather than assuming he doesn't have one. Have you ever had it? It's like peeing razor blades, and often takes several sessions of ABs to cure - you think it's stopped and it flares up again. Once health issues have been eliminated, we can look at environm...
by Nettle
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: sleep
Replies: 14
Views: 140

Re: sleep

I am not quite understanding - does he or does he not have a UTI? If he does, it will hurt him to pee, and he may need to pee a lot more than normal for him which means he will be asking to pee and wanting to pee but stopping before he has emptied his bladder because it hurts. If of course he does n...
by Nettle
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Therapy Dog
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Therapy Dog

Kudos to you for reading him so well and getting him out of each situation while he was still enjoying it - well done!
by Nettle
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2827
Views: 276456

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

Re: the chicken carcase, I'd give him a handful of big plain biscuits (such as Bonios) to eat. I used to give bread after an eating accident, but that was old-fashioned bread made with wheat and no additives. I suspect modern bread with its chemical raising agents would do more harm than good. Wheth...
by Nettle
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Gait
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Dog Gait

What does it say about me that I didn't notice! :lol:
by Nettle
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 2827
Views: 276456

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

Once adult, mine only ever ran hard for a purpose. I should think it's the same for Jas. Babydog surprised me not long ago by going flat out - at 9 years old and with a long-term injury she doesn't normally run hard - I'd forgotten just how fast she could go.
by Nettle
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Excitement Reactivity
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Excitement Reactivity

JudyN wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:15 pm
All credit to you for putting so much work in! :D
That's right - we can say, but you have to do.

So chocolate cake for YOU!
by Nettle
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Gait
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Dog Gait

Any dog-shaped dogs can gallop in double suspension, but of course those bred to gallop will show the gait in a way that more people can see. Otherwise a camera shows it best.

Horses do a single-suspension gallop because they don't have the bendy spine that dogs have.