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by Erica
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Question?

GSDs are more sensitive to their handlers' emotions. That's why they are alright as guide dogs or physical assistance dogs, but are not often used for psychiatric work. Labs and goldens still pick up on their handler's emotions, but don't break down if their handler has a panic attack (usually). Sin...
by Erica
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291529

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

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgysIJgX0AAhekT.jpg Moving stuff in and of course the first things in the apartment were dog stuff ;) Then a bit of food, and a set of chairs and a table that I got for cheap at the thrift store. Since Delta's prone to what my mentor calls transition anxiety (mini-SA tha...
by Erica
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog eating
Replies: 37
Views: 313

Re: Dog eating

I don't know anyone who doesn't think Alaska is part of America :P

And yup, there's good and bad everywhere. We can certainly criticize what needs changing -- this forum may not be the place to do it -- but if we don't recognize and acknowledge what's wrong, it will never be changed!
by Erica
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291529

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

We have a low of 23C and a high of 35C (72F and 95F respectively) recently, plus humidity like walking through a swamp. It's no fun.
by Erica
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291529

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

Yay for the nice walk MP! :D

That's what the walk-in closet is for :lol: Kidding -- there are two bedrooms and a living room. Living room will be dog stuff + training area + hangout place, bedroom one for sleeping, bedroom two for crafts. ;P
by Erica
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291529

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

That is hilarious Judy! lol! I was approved for an apartment so Delta and I should be moving out SOON...the sooner the better in my book...just need their "list of things we need" email so I can run that stuff over to them. Then the transplanting should begin! I'll be keeping the fish and anything v...
by Erica
Mon May 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291529

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

Fingers crossed for a helpful visit there! Glad you can get in more quickly. Judy, I feel the same way with the hounds I work with. I adore trying to figure out how to make our goals line up so they'll decide to work with me, but I would not like to live with one, haha. :) That sounds like a fantast...
by Erica
Mon May 21, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291529

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

Agreed! Two weeks for a vaccination? Sure! For a new and odd health concern? It's a bit ridiculous. I hope your boss's vet has openings before then!
by Erica
Sun May 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291529

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

Hoping Bax does well. :( Is there a vet facility in your area that has different hours, or any chance of getting him in on a lunch break for a quick exam? I've decided to get into Nosework finally, so I looked to our local good dog sports facility aaand...they're remodeling over the summer. No class...
by Erica
Thu May 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Helping choose
Replies: 33
Views: 474

Re: Helping choose

Of that list, the berner, 100%.
by Erica
Wed May 16, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Helping choose
Replies: 33
Views: 474

Re: Helping choose

Or perhaps a responsible rescue with a foster system -- many dogs behave very differently in the shelter environment than they do at home. The hyper ones that never stop jumping turn into couch potatoes and the quiet sweet ones become fearful and reactive :P But yes, if they have no idea where to st...
by Erica
Sun May 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Helping choose
Replies: 33
Views: 474

Re: Helping choose

The newfs we've had in classes haven't been stubborn or boisterous. They take their time about things and aren't fast to respond (it seems like it often takes cues longer to go from "perceived" to "acted on" in the giants), but there's no "you're asking me to do something, so I WON'T do that!" They'...
by Erica
Sat May 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?

We don't get many giant schnauzers around here, but the trainers I've talked to that have worked with them do not agree that schnauz are "ten times more intense" than GSDs. Maybe it's a regional difference as I'm talking to trainers mostly over the US rather than the UK. :)
by Erica
Wed May 09, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help with potty training!
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Help with potty training!

Possibly anxiety if the vet doesn't think it's medical -- still, peeing in her crate is a concern. I might get a second opinion from a vet and if cleared medically again, look to build confidence and possibly see if an anti-anxiety med helps.
by Erica
Wed May 09, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291529

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

Judy, have you seen this video? It was going around my FB feed recently but I am friends with some of the people who made it ;) YouTube link