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by JudyN
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3319
Views: 475998

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

Thank you Nettle. Leaving him at the surgery was bloody hard - I just wanted to stay and hold him. I keep leaving the airing cupboard on latch so he can get in and out, old habits die hard!
by JudyN
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3319
Views: 475998

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49091905002_7f7c8b064a.jpg Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful cat, Monty, on Tuesday. He was very weak and frail, and was on antibiotics to try to keep on top of an infection that was probably a dental abcess (he'd never have survived surgery), but Mon...
by JudyN
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

Thank you Nettle. And I wouldn't want to suggest that it's ever a good idea for someone without qualifications/a great deal of experience to 'play behaviourist' - so though I've learnt a lot over the years, out of necessity really, I'll be very careful never to make the tightrope even narrower. It's...
by JudyN
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3319
Views: 475998

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

Yesterday, we went to an open day at DS2's chosen wedding venue, where the rooms were laid out as if for a wedding. Jasper, of course, came too. He was a little stressed, though not necessarily as me as I steered him out elegantly iced cup cakes and canapes, wondering if he was anxious enough to wan...
by JudyN
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

Against my better judgement, and the advice of my elders and betters :wink: I've been on a walk to the park with L and FD... starting from 30' apart and watching for reactions. Long story short... Jasper was a star. He wanted to get to L but didn't create a fuss when he couldn't. When we were in the...
by JudyN
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - 11 months
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Baby Miles - 11 months

Gorgeous cuddle-monster :D
by JudyN
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dolichocephaly
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Dolichocephaly

It's a shame you couldn't access the article, Nettle. Here's the summay: Dolichocephalic or long face dogs have elongated skull and jaw bones, which give them their characteristic long heads. Dolichocephalic dog head shapes are closer to the natural shape of their ancestor, the wolf. This protects t...
by JudyN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

Touch wood - this dog has been brilliant. When he sees another dog, he's ready and waiting to go to the side of the path and take treats - he can see the other dog, but he'd rather focus on L as she has the treats. I said that he might go back to square one when the owners walked him, but apparently...
by JudyN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dolichocephaly
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Dolichocephaly

No, dolichocephaly isn't some strange and unusual disorder in dogs... it translates from the Greek as 'long face', so is the opposite of brachycephaly. I found this article really interesting: https://thehappypuppysite.com/long-face-dog/?fbclid=IwAR2P7Vdw88Bd5x-4ojTtusLdA9y7XGt301n00NwXr0cvrSm-umksO...
by JudyN
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

You're right, that would be the dodgy aspect. I don't think J would redirect - occasionally he'll spot one of his best buddies on the other side of a busy road and I'll have to overrule - but even if FD had learnt to be cool with other dogs, he might feel differently about one who clearly knew L. A ...
by JudyN
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

I always go with "What's the worst thing that could happen?" If I did that with Jasper I'd never leave the house :lol: Seriously though... if a dog is barking and lunging at him from the far end of a lead, he and I usually just look at each other, say, 'Well, he's a silly dog, isn't he?' and ignore...
by JudyN
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

Actually I don't think I'd have a problem with Jasper at all, having seen him interacting with so many dogs over the years (has mingled freely with other lurchers on group lurcher walks on many occasions) - but yes, I'd certainly have to be cautious as if it went wrong it could go horribly wrong, pa...
by JudyN
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Helping with a reactive dog

My friend has started a dog walking business, and one of her clients lives a couple of streets away. The dog, I would guess from photos, is a beardie x lurcher, though he has a fairly short/wide snout so maybe more beardie (or a bit of terrier) than pointy dog. He's reactive, and also nervous - my f...
by JudyN
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3319
Views: 475998

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

Jasper is 'Muum, Muum, come and PLAY with me Mum, I'm bored, Mum!' Or 'Mum, come into the garden with me, I want you to be out there with me Mum, even if all I want to do is eat grass and have a wee' :lol: Luckily I managed to curtail his 'Oh, you want to play humpy?' response when I got up off the ...
by JudyN
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs and babies
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Dogs and babies

Sounds good to me! :D