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by pianogirl
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Females Fighting
Replies: 15
Views: 6687

Re: Females Fighting

Had a brief skirmish the other night. It was a total redirected aggression moment - several hours of listening to the hated pheasant squawking outside intermittantly, animals on TV which older dog hates, door bell rang, everyone was going crazy, I was sick and wanted my husband to get the door, he d...
by pianogirl
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Females Fighting
Replies: 15
Views: 6687

Re: Females Fighting

It has been about a month now since the fights. They now are able to be together with no barriers or crating required. We are are careful not to leave any high value objects lying around. We have been working on counter conditioning and desensitization of younger approaching older when older is up o...
by pianogirl
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Charlie freeshaping
Replies: 5
Views: 3868

Re: Charlie freeshaping

I love freeshaping with my dog. I love watching her try to come up with behaviour that will give her a jackpot. A while ago I was doing it with her and I have reactive dogs so I thought I would aim for sniffing the ground and a play bow. We did these on separate sessions. Then I didn't train for at ...
by pianogirl
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Females Fighting
Replies: 15
Views: 6687

Re: Females Fighting

Current status: We have been on onleash walks together and did an offleash walk together today that was completely normal. They sniffed each other through the fence outside first, then we made sure older female was not near gate when we let everyone out. It was our first offleash walk together in se...
by pianogirl
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Females Fighting
Replies: 15
Views: 6687

Re: Females Fighting

Good suggestion re the food. The dogs get their morning meal from bowls as I don't have time to train in the morning. They also get kongs etc. I hear you about a tail wag isn't always a GOOD tail wag. The ones I am looking for are low and broad, soft eyes - so the older one is seeing younger, tail w...
by pianogirl
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Females Fighting
Replies: 15
Views: 6687

Re: Females Fighting

Update: We have been working at seeing each other in various parts of the house and getting tail wag responses. This seems to be more the case if I use baby gates over one dog in a cage and the other out. I think sometimes the caged dog may feel more vulnerable. We did have an unexpected incident wh...
by pianogirl
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Females Fighting
Replies: 15
Views: 6687

Re: Females Fighting

We are definitely going to change the way we do things - feeding and sleeping separately and going back to crating when we are away is not a big change. By segregated - I mean, the house is currently a maze of baby gates and closed doors, dog crates and it gets complicated moving around the house. I...
by pianogirl
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Females Fighting
Replies: 15
Views: 6687

Females Fighting

This may be long. We have 3 dogs. They are part Jack Russell, part dachshund. Older female is from one litter, and two siblings - girl and boy - from another litter. They have always lived together. Boy is totally submissive. Like an aardvark with the attempting to lick everyones muzzle and a submis...