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by JudyN
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3101
Views: 291626

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

I'm so sorry to hear about Opal, Erica. (((Hugs)))
by JudyN
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Luna
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Luna

Lovely pup :D
by JudyN
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside

Kikopup is an excellent trainer - you chose well :D
by JudyN
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 12
Views: 145

Re: Corns

Thanks - I'd wondered about the crack but he often seems to have cracks that don't seem to cause a problem. I've got some musher's wax or similar so I'll dig that out.
by JudyN
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside

Hi Kiwidog :D Two reasons for not saying no are (a) it doesn't tell the dog what you want him to do, and (b) most people say it angrily/scarily so it doesn't help their bond with the dog. It's generally much better to get the dog to do something he wants to do (and you want him to do) than stop him ...
by JudyN
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 12
Views: 145

Re: Corns

The saga continues... the pavement-walk home from the vet made the area I was worried about much more distinct. I managed to get a clear photo of it, posted it on the Lurcher Link forum and the person who runs it said, 'Yup, that's a corn.' So I've now sent the photo to my vet asking him if based on...
by JudyN
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside

I hope it works for you! Look upon these months as a great excuse to update your wardrobe... :lol:
by JudyN
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside

Thank you :D Yes, I'd agree with what was said in those threads. My arms were black and blue when Jasper was young as he would grab them - I wore a denim jacket all through summer to give me some protection. And turning my back and ignoring him, absolutely consistently, is what worked in the end. In...
by JudyN
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside

I haven't got the time to reply properly right now, but could you give a link to the thread(s) you've read about this problem? I expect it was me who gave the advice there, and I don't want to repeat myself and suggest things you've already tried.
by JudyN
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 12
Views: 145

Re: Corns

Finally, I took Jasper to the vet to have his foot looked at. I'd left it so long first to see if it either got better or worse on its own, and then because with the hot weather, he's been walking less in general which I thought might cure it if it was a joint problem rather than a corn. Plus we did...
by JudyN
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sitting when meeting people
Replies: 12
Views: 67

Re: Sitting when meeting people

I'd have thought slight tension is fine for indicating where he wants to go. But I'd work on walking with a loose lead for most of the time - maybe you could work on the slight tension to indicate where he wants to go, and then encourage a loose lead for while you're headed in that direction. When I...
by JudyN
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sitting when meeting people
Replies: 12
Views: 67

Re: Sitting when meeting people

If you train (or can already do) a 'walk nicely' on lead, then you could teach a 'walk nicely in the direction you want to go'? I often ask J to choose what direction we should go ('Which way?' or occasionally 'Make your bl**dy mind up').
by JudyN
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Manners while meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Manners while meeting

how seriously should i be addressing doggy manners and not jumping up? It's up to you really - as he's always on lead, you can check with people that they are happy with his cuddles before he gets in range. If I'm in a dog-walking area and a little dog puts his paws on my legs I don't mind at all -...
by JudyN
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Sitting when meeting people
Replies: 12
Views: 67

Re: Sitting when meeting people

Ideally, I'd go back to the basics of lead training - i.e. pulling doesn't get you anywhere. Easier said than done, of course. Because of J's size, I had a real problem if he pulled towards a treat fairy - I could stay upright if I stood still but not if I tried to walk under control to the person, ...
by JudyN
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: impulse control
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: impulse control

With Jasper I got a couple of carpet tiles and taught him to stand on each one (front paws only otherwise the tiles would have had to resemble hall carpets :lol: ). Then I'd move the back tile in front of him, got him to move to it, and so on as we traversed from one end of the room to the other. Th...