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by Nettle
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3316
Views: 475359

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

:lol: how to lean about breed differences.............

It would make a great game - which breed shows stress this way? Drooling, heel-nipping, hand grabbing, counter surfing, toy shredding, deer chasing, galloping about in all directions, galloping in a straight line over the horizon etc. ad inf.
by Nettle
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

You are more expert than many. You can read dog body language, you can anticipate, you can judge stress distances and you also understand a dog releasing built-up stress after a tense outing. You have given a good suggestion and I hope it is followed. If only people would discard their 'shoulds' and...
by Nettle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - 11 months
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Baby Miles - 11 months

My word, didn't the months go by quickly! He certainly looks a fine example of his breed - and rather lovely too. A credit to you.
by Nettle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dolichocephaly
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Dolichocephaly

Same experiences here. Dogs do a cost/benefit analysis involving complex mathematics, taking in speed, terrain, wind direction, trajectory, likelihood of fighting back, and meat poundage for effort if successful. Whatever the dog's head (or body) shape, I'd expect it to be opportunistic for scavengi...
by Nettle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dolichocephaly
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Dolichocephaly

I couldn't access the link, but it used to be put about that brachy dogs were superior in intelligence because they could get more brains in their skulls :lol: which says a lot about the scientists who thought of that one. If only the greyhounds had been given something worth scenting! You can just ...
by Nettle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

Great news! :D
by Nettle
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

:lol: how I detest those! In your particular proposed scenario, I was thinking more of the likelihood of redirected aggression when Jasper couldn't get to greet his human friend "because of" the presence of another dog which is big, male and insecure. And other dog might think it's the last straw wh...
by Nettle
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

You know Jas better than anyone else. I have possibly spent too long working with highly reactive dogs, so I always go with "What's the worst thing that could happen?". And yes Actually I think she said the owners were going to take him to [email protected] for a muzzle fitting... because, obviously, a dog ...
by Nettle
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

While it could eventually possibly with good luck and a following wind be made to work a bit sometimes :wink: IMO too many of the beings involved are going to be too stressed about it. Sometimes dogs can be schooled to feel confident with one person even if the main minders are doing everything they...
by Nettle
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3316
Views: 475359

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

I hope your knee improves quickly, JudyN, and Lotsa, I'm keeping everything crossed for a good result for you and Merlin. My dogs have been interesting when I have been injured - some were comforters, some were so spooked by the fact that I was weak and therefore (presumably) could not protect them ...
by Nettle
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs and babies
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Dogs and babies

I knew it was tongue in cheek 8) but nevertheless hoped others in a similar position would stop and think..... Depends on child depends on parenting styles, depends on dog, and of course the best-trained child will have friends to visit who haven't been so well brought up, and whose parents might ha...
by Nettle
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs and babies
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Dogs and babies

The following is nothing to do with DS2 and fiance because I'm sure JudyN you would have brought him up better AND he knows Jasper... I'd go with option 1 but option 2 is probably more realistic if one/both partners actually want a baby or are careless with their contraception. What usually happens ...
by Nettle
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3316
Views: 475359

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

Great to hear what you've been up to, Erica, and it all sounds fascinating. What is tending style herding? Do your lecturers explore the aspect of herding dogs working within the hunting sequence as in they herd the prey towards the shepherd so s/he can ambush/kill them? if you want to discuss hunti...
by Nettle
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When getting a second dog goes right...
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: When getting a second dog goes right...

Dogs' number one priority is to feel safe. If I could see what was going on prior to the other dog arriving and then after, I might think differently because most people are rubbish at reading their dogs (spouses, children, bosses etc :wink: ) But going on what we've been told, it appears that the S...