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by jennageit
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: She Fell Asleep!
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: She Fell Asleep!

At the moment, with Peppa, we are working on not reacting. I'm getting her to sit and watch when she's about to start reacting, and it seems to be slowing her down. It's almost as if I'm catching her just before she gets her back up, and then she gets the chance to think about the situation. Her rea...
by jennageit
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Need help with harness (long post) + a little success story!
Replies: 6
Views: 3132

Re: Need help with harness (long post) + a little success story!

Hi Guys, So I found a lady who could make up a harness to suit one of my "beefy" clients. We tried it out this evening and it worked beautifully. The dog took to it really quickly, and although she still wants to pull a little, she's no-where near as bad. She doesn't cough and splutter like she used...
by jennageit
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Need help with harness (long post) + a little success story!
Replies: 6
Views: 3132

Re: Need help with harness (long post) + a little success story!

Hi Guys, Thanks for the advice. I have some of the materials to make my own harnesses, but nothing to sew them up with (apparently my sewing machine isn't quite up to the job). I approached one saddler who asked for the letter stating that I had permission from the designer to make them. No help the...
by jennageit
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Need help with harness (long post) + a little success story!
Replies: 6
Views: 3132

Need help with harness (long post) + a little success story!

Hi guys, Recently I started putting all my years of dog training to use and started helping out people with their "problem" dogs. I'm not a qualified trainer, it's just something I've been doing for close to 30 years. I read, watch, study, read some more etc etc on every method of training that I ca...
by jennageit
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: She Fell Asleep!
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

She Fell Asleep!

Hi Guys, It's been a while since I was on here last, and I've been flat out. Yesterday, I had a major breakthrough with my Border Collie girl and wanted to a) let you know, and b) ask a little advice. Peppa is a now 2 year old entire female Border Collie. I bought her as a prospective working dog to...
by jennageit
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How should I approach this?
Replies: 1
Views: 703

How should I approach this?

Hi Guys, Last time you heard from me we were getting evicted, I was in a wheelchair and our world had been turned upside down. Just a quick update for you all. 1. I'm still in a wheelchair, but now have an appointment with a neurosurgeon, so feeling more hopeful these days that someone can do someth...
by jennageit
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Can't remember how I taught it.
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

Can't remember how I taught it.

Hi Guys, A few years ago I had very high energy white boxer puppy who was extreme action from the minute she woke to when she finally flaked it at night. She was very difficult to train, but only in the extent that she did everything at high speed. You could actually hear her bottom thump the ground...
by jennageit
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Should I be worried?

Hi Everyone, I just thought I'd give you an update on Jock and his progress. Yesterday morning my husband took him out to play for about half an hour, they had a wow of a time. About an hour later, I went out to brush the last of the dead coat out of Jock; It's making him itch and causing him to rub...
by jennageit
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Should I be worried?

Okay, so the dog is fine (well as fine as he can be when his nostrils are being assaulted by these chemicals - as are the rest of us in the household), so all I've got to do is teach the soap dodger to wash. I refused to drive him to work the other day because he stank. All I did was walk past him t...
by jennageit
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Should I be worried?

Hi Nettle, My stepson is 20 years old, and as for personal hygiene, well lets just say I'm sick of telling him to go shower. He doesn't wash with soap (uses some shower gel or some such stuff) and wont shampoo his hair because it makes it go all poofy and fluffy and he can't "style" it. The stepson ...
by jennageit
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Should I be worried?

I honestly believe that Jock absolutely revels in destroying toys. He'd love a box full empty toilet rolls. He's not possessive over them as such. If I throw him a toy, he almost always bring it back for me to throw again, but sometimes he'll just stop and start ripping into it. He used to do this i...
by jennageit
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Should I be worried?

Hi Guys, As you know, I've had a few issues these last few months, and although we're working through them, I have a concern with my Border Collie dog Jock. He's absolutely brilliant on and off lead, is a fantastic sheep dog (when he was working sheep), is learning to relax and enjoy his time inside...
by jennageit
Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Progress at last, with both dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Progress at last, with both dogs

Oh, I forgot to add something. I was sitting on the floor today helping my 5 year old daughter pack up her toys into the box and Peppa decided to help. She'd pick up each small toy carefully and drop it into the box. She didn't try to play with anything, and was very gentle. At one stage she frighte...
by jennageit
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Progress at last, with both dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Progress at last, with both dogs

Yet another night in hospital left me feeling sore and sorry for myself, so I decided to go play with the dogs. Jock has made a marked improvement over the last week or so, right down to falling into a deep sleep at my feet. (rarely, if ever, does this). He is getting over his fear of surfaces that ...
by jennageit
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Progress at last, with both dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Progress at last, with both dogs

Hi, It doesn't sound patronising at all, not to me anyway. I'm just happy things are beginning to work out. We still haven't found anywhere to live, nor do we have the finances to be able to move, but I can't worry about it, it doesn't change anything. The dogs seem to be doing better. I was doing w...