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by Sanna
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs are amazing
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: Dogs are amazing

Delta is an awesome dog! And you are an awesome trainer :D
by Sanna
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Toy Obsession/Aggression
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Toy Obsession/Aggression

Question: it's the 'squeakiness' itself that triggers the guarding behaviour? If you punctured the toy so it doesn't squeak would he guard it or not? Personally I don't have a single squeaky toy, the noise drives me nuts- and it does trigger quite intense prey behaviour/ over-arousal in many dogs. Y...
by Sanna
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Re-Training the "Sit" Command
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Re-Training the "Sit" Command

Sounds like you guys are making great progress, well done I'm so happy for you :D My initial thought is that either she doesn't fully understand the cue, or she is reluctant because she associates the cue with something unpleasant? Unless she has hip problems or an injury that makes sitting uncomfor...
by Sanna
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3024
Views: 289673

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

Awesome news Erica :D Really happy for you, they'll be lucky to have you on the team!
by Sanna
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 398418

Re: Vent!

Have you looked at these delladoo? http://www.bumas.at
No personal experience but lots of people rate them and they are all custom made, might be worth a look ;)
by Sanna
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3024
Views: 289673

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

Well I'm sold, we'll be going to Brancaster it sounds PERFECT :lol:
by Sanna
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...
Replies: 42
Views: 6597

Re: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...

Thank you all :D
I'm super happy but somewhat panicking as I've just realised this means I have to do loads of STUFF- come up with a name, get a website set up, social media, insurance, business cards, get organised, hopefully get some work.. :lol:
by Sanna
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...
Replies: 42
Views: 6597

Re: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...

Hello I'm hogging this thread because I'm Sanna Full member of the IMDT too :D :D I bloomin' passed!! (I'm still not quite convinced they haven't made a mistake in the office, I was kinda hoping for Student member but not sure I even expected to pass first time around.. I was too scared to open the ...
by Sanna
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Four days in the life of a reactive dog
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: Four days in the life of a reactive dog

Great job delladoo :D
And no, I really think until you've had a reactive dog you'll never really understand (sadly I've seen that even applies to some dog trainers)..
by Sanna
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3024
Views: 289673

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

Way to go Erica :D Hope Jasper's on the mend soon Judy! We are off on our annual road trip to Norway on Tuesday. Will be visiting family and friends, and spend a week at our cabin in the mountains. I'm very interested to see how P copes this year, he did really well last year but he found it quite s...
by Sanna
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxiety around Strangers
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: Anxiety around Strangers

I'm with Judy. Treats from you immediately the moment she spots the stranger ;) (And if you're ever in a situation where you think it's appropriate for the person to treat her, have them to toss the treat behind her; so she doesn't have to get closer than she's comfortable with). You want her to fee...
by Sanna
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Regaining puppy's trust
Replies: 31
Views: 4475

Re: Regaining puppy's trust

Really pleased for you and Gypsy, WELL DONE awesome job :D It's not really 'doing it wrong'- one of the hardest things I find is to step back, when things are going well you do want to push for just one more.. And learning to adapt the 'recipe' to each individual dog. Every dog is different, every d...
by Sanna
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Regaining puppy's trust
Replies: 31
Views: 4475

Re: Regaining puppy's trust

I've been working on the positive interrupter for a few days, and am having only limited success with it. If Gypsy is paying attention to me, she'll immediately make eye contact, and I'll click and treat. But she's now gotten into a habit of not looking at me at all, or only doing it after 15-30 se...
by Sanna
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3024
Views: 289673

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

I often walk Precious at Knebworth House estate (basically a grand old English country house with woodland, fields and gardens) because for some strange reason not a lot of people walk dogs there, and also all dogs must be on lead so I don't have to worry about off lead dogs running up to us. They o...
by Sanna
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Regaining puppy's trust
Replies: 31
Views: 4475

Re: Regaining puppy's trust

Right: Hand touch/ targeting https://youtu.be/RWSJVwZybwo And yes, get better treats :D 'Real' stuff like roast chicken, frankfurters, cheese, dried liver beats shop bought stuff hands down! Honestly, your instincts are great. Trust your gut. For petting- of course it's ok when she comes to you :) y...