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by mansbestfriend
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3314
Views: 463622

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

The quality of recent posts has degraded sharply. Have a nice life. Edit: My dogs are fine and living a good life.
by mansbestfriend
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Superpowers
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Superpowers

8) Haha! All hail the superpowers.
by mansbestfriend
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: friend for bax
Replies: 47
Views: 6430

Re: friend for bax

Hi. Maybe it's time to get some face-to-face help in your home, from a reward-based dog trainer and/or behaviourist. With your help, they can assess the whole situation with an independent set of eyes, and hopefully make an effective new plan to follow. Cheers and best wishes. :)
by mansbestfriend
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3314
Views: 463622

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

No trick or treaters - nervous dog
Great idea.
by mansbestfriend
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3314
Views: 463622

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

Hi. It's a lazy day today after an evening and night of thunder storms and barking. Max the GH seems (slightly) less troubled by thunder now, but when it shakes the house at 12 midnight, 12.05am, 12.10am, 12.15am, 12.20am, 1.00am, 1.30am etc. it kept Kelly dog awake and sitting up, and meant my slee...
by mansbestfriend
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Breed suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2253

Re: Breed suggestions?

Hi. Depending if you're looking primarily for a dog for the job, or primarily for a pet dog, my suggestions would be
1. Spaniel (whichever variety)
2. Beagle
3. a mixed breed with the most suitable behavioural 'fingerprint'

Maybe google Steve Austin dog trainer for some ideas.
Cheers.:)
by mansbestfriend
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Counter conditioning
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

Re: Counter conditioning

Hi Kimlie. How goes the training? :)
by mansbestfriend
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Counter conditioning
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

Re: Counter conditioning

Hi Kimlie. As has been said, there is more than one correct answer, depending on your goals for the training. I'd guess continue what you are currently doing (IE: Operant Conditioning), keep treating for 'good' behaviour, and eventually reduce the frequency of treats. Treats-only can be as effective...
by mansbestfriend
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trancing
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

Re: Trancing

My Max the GH does something similar occasionally but only for a moment.

The videos look like a displacement behaviour, but I'd like to learn more. :)
by mansbestfriend
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3314
Views: 463622

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

Yesterday, Kelly dog and Max the greyhound and I were walking, and did not cause a slow painful inhumane death to any animal.
by mansbestfriend
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RIP My Beloved Annie 6/6/03--3/16/17
Replies: 13
Views: 3846

Re: RIP My Beloved Annie 6/6/03--3/16/17

Best wishes.
by mansbestfriend
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's blue?
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: It's blue?

Thank you. Tasty treats for all.
by mansbestfriend
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8 m/o reactive Beagle mix - long post, advice and encouragement welcome!
Replies: 9
Views: 1968

Re: 8 m/o reactive Beagle mix - long post, advice and encouragement welcome!

Hi. My/our vet is also understanding, and makes allowances for Kelly's fear inside the vet clinic. If I saw the same level of fear in another dog, I'd expect a bite. Outside the clinic she calms right down (at least under threashold) again and sniffs and wanders about, and sleeps well on the drive h...