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by GoodPuppy
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Potty accident!
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Re: Potty accident!

His poop was normal, thankfully, so it was easy to clean up. I think this was just a matter of rainy weather and poor timing on my part.
by GoodPuppy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Potty accident!
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Re: Potty accident!

:lol:
by GoodPuppy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fearful Dog, Apologies, Questions!
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Fearful Dog, Apologies, Questions!

Hey, I'm a novice, too, so I am receiving more words of wisdom than I can offer right now. I just wanted you to know you're not alone in this sort of thing. It's tough when the people you live with can't get on board with what you are trying to do. It's hard to relax in the house under such circumst...
by GoodPuppy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Potty accident!
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Re: Potty accident!

OK, I thought I had read somewhere about not scolding in these situations as the dog wouldn't connect it with his act of pooping indoors. I didn't say anything to the dog, I just quietly cleaned up. He's generally pretty regular with the poops, but not always, so I knew he hadn't gone today but by o...
by GoodPuppy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Potty accident!
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Potty accident!

Well, after 2 months of flawless house manners...I found some poop downstairs today. Our dog has never messed in the house and we've been able to trust him for long intervals, so this was a shock and a disappointment. It's been raining today, at times heavily. Hubby takes him out first thing in the ...
by GoodPuppy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

Ah, yes. Thanks, that does make sense.
by GoodPuppy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

@jacksdad, Would you say a clicker could be used, say in a situation like the fence plastic cover that you were talking about? My dog frequently reacts very swiftly to a movement by my husband in another room, and before I can spring into action, the dog is up and gone and barking at him. (This is a...
by GoodPuppy
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

As far as the dog resource guarding me, yes, I think that is or was what was going on. My husband is able to have a lot of interaction with our dog even when I am present, but there is often this time period of the dog reacting to him first and then settling down. My husband playing with a toy with ...
by GoodPuppy
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who responded on this thread. Your responses were very helpful and I really needed the support. I was feeling very discouraged when I wrote my original post. You guys are awesome, thanks so much!
by GoodPuppy
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

@ckranz: Thank you. Interesting about Bob Marley, too. I had tried one music video for dogs with youtube, and it seemed to make him more active. Not in a bad way, he was quite happy. Today's selection, we listened to while I was in the office and the dog was relaxed anyway, so I don't know if it mad...
by GoodPuppy
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

Have any of you found musical therapy to be of help?

I have a youtube video playing right now as I sit here in the office.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKU6PyRDZ14
by GoodPuppy
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

In a way, it doesn't matter so much even if you do reward 'bad behaviour'. You might reinforce the behaviour , but you won't reinforce the anxiety which is currently leading to the behaviour. If you end up with a dog who gives a happy bark and a sit when your husband moves, that's still better in m...
by GoodPuppy
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

Oh dear! I wasn't trying to make this a husband bashing session, so please let's not turn it into that. I am quite ashamed at how I may have portrayed him. :( He is not a bad person, just one who has grown up with a certain mind set, and he's doing the best he knows how to deal with this. He gets up...
by GoodPuppy
Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

I think you are expect far too much in far too short a time. Fear issues can take months or even years. Dogs of this type are a lifetime commitment and progress and seem extremely slow to perhaps non existent...then one day in the distant future. Suddenly you notice a huge improvements. I agree abo...
by GoodPuppy
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone
Replies: 27
Views: 7666

Re: New dog reactive, clingy, anxious when alone

So we're kind of in a two steps forward one step backward kind of thing, and why my husband can't agree with what I am doing. The dog reacts when my husband rises from a chair, whether in the living room or the dining room. I have been trying to catch the dog before he reacts, get his attention, and...