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by JudyN
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3293
Views: 429850

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

Interesting... OH is back at work today and Jasper is a lot less whingy, even though when OH was here a fair share of his whingeing was directed at me. As I work from home he's probably more used to the fact that I'm 'unavailable' for much of the time - and as much as he likes OH being around, he ma...
by JudyN
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3293
Views: 429850

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

I hope your knees get better too, Nettle. It's such a pain when your life revolves around walking with the dog, isn't it? I've just cancelled our October holiday in the Purbecks (just half an hour from home because of the geriatric cat), despite only getting about 50% of the cost refunded - OH would...
by JudyN
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3293
Views: 429850

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

Whinge, whine, whinge, whine.... OH has been on holiday the last two weeks. Jasper starts the day whining for his walk as soon as OH has finished his coffee, because that's what he expects. Once they're home and the day has warmed up we get wall-to-wall whining because he wants to be in the garden b...
by JudyN
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors
Replies: 25
Views: 8913

Re: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors

She's obviously made up her mind, hasn't she? :lol: Good luck, and do let us know if you have success.
by JudyN
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors
Replies: 25
Views: 8913

Re: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors

Something else you could try (I'm not an expert, just throwing ideas at you in case something works) is teach her to toilet on command while outside the house - use a cue word when she toilets, praise and treat, and eventually she should link the word to the action. Then, after plenty of chicken bro...
by JudyN
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors
Replies: 25
Views: 8913

Re: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors

if she needs to go and doesn't have a chance to go outside she just hides in her Kennel Do you mean she'll toilet in her kennel and if she does, does she seem anxious about going there? Is that inside your apartment, or on the balcony, and does she also sleep in the kennel? I don't suppose there's ...
by JudyN
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3293
Views: 429850

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

IDoes he bark if OH is on his own? I'll have to ask him - ask OH that is, not ask J :lol: That's worth thinking about, but I'd have said he was the sort of dog who is likely to be more reactive the less confident he is in a situation. Maybe he worries that there are two of us for him to protect ins...
by JudyN
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3293
Views: 429850

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

How come Jasper is more reactive to the front door when OH is at home? Delivery people often leave parcels in our porch, and he's usually fine with that. Also fine if they ring the doorbell, though he can react if they knock instead, particularly if they come into the porch and knock on the inner do...
by JudyN
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors
Replies: 25
Views: 8913

Re: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors

Hi, and welcome to the forum. What is the longest she is actually left for? If she wants to go while you're there, does she actively ask to be taken outside? Remember that most people manage without pee pads so it is workable to build in enough outdoor toilet breaks - but I can appreciate that it is...
by JudyN
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3293
Views: 429850

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

Are they teaching alternate behaviors? Are they upping the mental work...learn silly tricks, hunt for bit of hidden food etc.? I don't think so. I will suggest she gets that brain ticking. She's got three other dogs, all in a tiny house, though, and her life is a bit... chaotic... Still, it doesn't...
by JudyN
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3293
Views: 429850

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

Luckily my friend has an excellent vet who thinks it's obsessive/compulsive behaviour, and he has improved a lot with medication (Prozac I think). It doesn't seem to be triggered by stress, but seems to happen without warning (occasionally in the middle of the night when he's sleeping next to her :s...
by JudyN
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles vs Ari The Great Dog
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Baby Miles vs Ari The Great Dog

That's the funny thing about puppies - they can keep you young and give you grey hairs at the same time :lol:
by JudyN
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3293
Views: 429850

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

Congratulations on your new arrival, Zara - we need photos! :D
by JudyN
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3293
Views: 429850

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

Oopsy.... My friend came round with her rescue terrier, E, this afternoon. E came from Bulgaria, having spent the first few years of his life chained up, and has moments where he will frantically spin, barking and growling trying to catch his tail, which she thinks may be a result of being attacked ...