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by jrh258
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Crate training older dog
Replies: 4
Views: 1731

Crate training older dog

Hello, I am currently living in Bangladesh with my rescued street dog. My contract is ending in June, and Sadie will be coming with me to my next destination. She will need to fly in a crate. Up until now, I have not had a crate for her because they are not sold anywhere in Bangladesh. I got one ove...
by jrh258
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Tail chasing compulsion?
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Tail chasing compulsion?

Addendum- I have read online that tail chasing can be the result of not enough exercise. Unfortunately, given where I live, there's not really a place where I can just let her out and run round totally free. However, between my dog walker and I, she gets walked 2.5 hours a day minimum, usually close...
by jrh258
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Tail chasing compulsion?
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Tail chasing compulsion?

Hi all, Sadie has started a new behaviour that I find a bit bizarre. To review, Sadie has had issues with food guarding as well as growling/snapping hen she is woken up. We've done well with the biting- no bites for a few months now. However, she has started doing something odd whenever she is asked...
by jrh258
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Guarding person as resource- possible??
Replies: 7
Views: 2583

Re: Guarding person as resource- possible??

Right, so how can I make her more comfortable when other dogs are around? It's not a big issue right now, but next June my job contract in Bangladesh is over, so I will be moving in with my parents for a month or two. They have a very affectionate dog, and I can see there being potential problems! I...
by jrh258
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Guarding person as resource- possible??
Replies: 7
Views: 2583

Re: Guarding person as resource- possible??

How...flattering? Ha! Is it something that needs to be worked on in training, or managed? Like I said she doesn't care at all if people are around...apparently just dogs!!
by jrh258
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Guarding person as resource- possible??
Replies: 7
Views: 2583

Guarding person as resource- possible??

Hi all, The good news is Sadie has a doggy friend(sort of)!! A close friend of mine adopted a dog the same time I adopted Sadie and they are about the same age. Sadie doesn't enjoy playing too much, but the dog walker does take the two of them on walks together and as long as the other dog (Roxy) do...
by jrh258
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear of thunder- hours after storm??
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: Fear of thunder- hours after storm??

Thank you! She seemed a bit better this morning. Unfortunately it is monsoon season here in Bangladesh, so thunderstorms are going to be quite a common occurrence. Is it possible that she will become desensitized to them if they happen often? My plan is if I am home during a storm to play with her o...
by jrh258
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear of thunder- hours after storm??
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: Fear of thunder- hours after storm??

Addendum! My dog walker just walked her for about 10 minutes, brought her back in and gave her some food...and when he didn't back away fast enough, she growled. It was her normal food, nothing high value (at least, it's not usually). She didn't snap or snarl or bite, which is good, but is it possib...
by jrh258
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear of thunder- hours after storm??
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Fear of thunder- hours after storm??

Hi all, Sadie and I had an interesting walk today...there was a thunderstorm at about 9:30 am. I was at work, so Sadie was home alone. It was a pretty bad one. She is scared of storms. I got home at 5 (the dog walker had been in twice- once at noon and once at 3:00). I took her for a walk and she wa...
by jrh258
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Eye drops- please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 4538

Re: Eye drops- please help!

I'll try that then...I'm just concerned that way not enough will get in her eye...although I'm not sure how much I managed to get in this morning so it probably won't be much different!
by jrh258
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Eye drops- please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 4538

Re: Eye drops- please help!

It's odd, because she is fine with me wiping her eye with a cloth (I had been doing that to get the gunk off of her eye- gross!) I wonder if I put the eye drops on the cloth and wipe it, some of the drops would get in the eye? It just seems that when she sees the little bottle coming towards her she...
by jrh258
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Eye drops- please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 4538

Re: Eye drops- please help!

I should mention that I started with the touch training- I touch her and give her a treat. She doesn't like being touched anywhere but her head and neck (I think maybe being touched where she can't see the hand makes her nervous?) so we've started that, but obviously the eye drops would be jumping a...
by jrh258
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Eye drops- please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 4538

Eye drops- please help!

Hi, Not sure if this belongs in the health forum, but I think it's more a training issue. Sadie has an eye infection (she is so prone to skin infections as well...I'm hoping it's the tropical climate and not her!). Anyway, she has to have eye drops twice a day for five days. Oh Lordy. I did it this ...
by jrh258
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Snapping after awakened-management or training?
Replies: 4
Views: 2934

Re: Snapping after awakened-management or training?

Hehe...Judy I've read through some of your early posts and they do seem eerily familiar...perhaps distant cousins? They're both quite special, aren't they?? :lol:
by jrh258
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Snapping after awakened-management or training?
Replies: 4
Views: 2934

Snapping after awakened-management or training?

Hello again, Well, after posting in success stories I got a little growl and a snap from Sadie (I'm just not going to post successes anymore- she seems to "backtrack" immediately after I do!) This time it was because I accidentally nudged her while she was sleeping. I fell asleep on the couch (long ...