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by JudyN
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: Anxious collie

Here's the thread Nettle mentioned for exercising a dog's mind: https://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1135 You might find some more useful links here: https://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11503 My dog often generalises - he initially got treats whenever we passed dogs I though...
by JudyN
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 82

Re: Anxious collie

I think you've given them good advice so far... I'm not sure about using 'leave it' with cars though - how would they train it, and what would it mean to him? It doesn't tell him what he should do, and it doesn't change how he feels about the cars. As far as the vet goes - is he muzzle trained? If n...
by JudyN
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog JUST STARTED being aggressive
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: dog JUST STARTED being aggressive

Be aware you cannot train a dog's feelings. You cannot, through training, make her less insecure and defensive. You can only adapt her environment. Though surely, by repeated exposure to a trigger but at a distance where she is 100% comfortable, and gradually reducing the distance, her feelings abo...
by JudyN
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog JUST STARTED being aggressive
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: dog JUST STARTED being aggressive

It migth be that when M arrived, she was a little shut down and is now coming out of her shell. However, as with any new unexplained behaviour, it would be worth getting her a full vet check-up to be on the safe side. Do you know if she's the same when it's just you and her, without S? If you can fi...
by JudyN
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 504525

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

Wind, rain, mud... Everyone I meet is complaining about the weather. After months on end of being restricted by my bad knee, in the last few weeks I've been able to get out on proper walks and can now walk as far as I ever could over any terrain... and I'm absolutely revelling in it! Bring on the we...
by JudyN
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 504525

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

Oh wow, what lovely - and lucky - pups, Erica :D You must be so excited about finally getting your Picard too.

I'm your friend on FB (though I mostly lurk) but I've just realised it's not been showing me your posts for ages. How's Delta doing?
by JudyN
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 504525

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

Aw, thank you Nettle :oops: Predictably, he was grumpy with a few dogs this morning :lol: But in his defence, he was on lead on a path where he can be more likely to snark (used a lot when he was an angry adolescent so I think he has an association), the first dog was a bulldog - not a breed he like...
by JudyN
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 504525

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

Perfection is overrated :-) Just as well, really :wink: Though OH was also singing his praises after a persistent bouncy lab tried again and again to get him to play on this morning's walk - he started off just ignoring him, building up through dirty looks, a curled lip and a bit of a growly warnin...
by JudyN
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 504525

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

Jasper has been ridiculously well behaved over Xmas and New Year :shock: We all managed to open presents without him 'helping', he didn't whine for us to hurry up and finish so he could clean the plates at lunch, or pester for his walk... and he barely lifted an eyebrow when DS2's fiancee's parents ...
by JudyN
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent lurcher article
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Excellent lurcher article

Quite possibly the fact that for the sake of my sanity I wouldn't have a collie cross but would take on a saluki cross or even full saluki at the drop of a hat suggests that I've already lost my sanity :lol: It'd be interesting to compare the personality and even political leanings of 'collie x' and...
by JudyN
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent lurcher article
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Excellent lurcher article

This article is by Jackie Drakeford, so it was bound to be excellent - but she really does describe the lurcher personality so well: https://www.shootinguk.co.uk/gundogs/gundog-breeds/cross-breeds-dogs-89677?fbclid=IwAR0Y4D6yFz3IC_hX9GKyMxzd_nzObMg2Y3_MYiuXbDS89xqUr3f7i96JsoU The only bit that made ...
by JudyN
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog whistle
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Dog whistle

I found this online: https://wagwalking.com/training/stop-barking-with-a-whistle So the idea is that the whistle is being used as a distractor. However, that article says 'Whistles emit sounds between 23 and 46 kHz, making the high-pitched sound unpleasant to your dog's ears, and making whistles a p...
by JudyN
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - encounters, and a scary thought
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Baby Miles - encounters, and a scary thought

Say goodbye to all ornaments that aren't nailed down - your house would be wrecked!! :lol: And dealing with two 40-plus-kg lovelorn dogs desperate to get to each other at any cost.... Yup, you must be mad. Can't wait to see the photos :lol: :lol: :lol: BTW, are you assuming that two intact well-soci...
by JudyN
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Doesn’t Play With Toys
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Doesn’t Play With Toys

My dog isn't that interested in toys either, though he does occasionally enjoy chewing rope limbs off them, or removing their squeaks. Keep giving yours opportunities - he may get into toys once he's had longer to settle in, or me may simply not be interested, which is fine too. Personally I'd be wa...
by JudyN
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Adopted an Overweight Dog
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Adopted an Overweight Dog

Glad to help :D Obviously you'll need to be careful with any indoor agility if he might have back issues - I'm sure your vet will advise. 'Spin' (rotate clockwise) and 'twirl' (anticlockwise) can be good for back health and are fun to teach but again, check with your vet first.