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by evilsheep
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Large, reactive rescue dog.
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Large, reactive rescue dog.

I'm not an expert, but a few questions spring to mind: 1) How long have you had him for and been working on his reactivity? Only for around 3 weeks - early days I know. I've been working on the lead training from day one, but didn't focus on reactivity until about a week after that. 2) How long do ...
by evilsheep
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Pet Cams
Replies: 3
Views: 2226

Re: Pet Cams

I've been using Manything recently - it's free to Live Stream footage, or can you pay for various cloud storage packages. You can talk through it too, or set it to play back a recorded voice when triggered by motion.

https://manything.com/
by evilsheep
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Large, reactive rescue dog.
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Large, reactive rescue dog.

Hello We currently have our latest foster rescue dog (our previous one had very deep-set issues with males, and it was decided by the rescue manager and behaviourist that she would be best placed with a female-only household). He is a big, cuddly one-year-old malamute/akita cross, and is very well h...
by evilsheep
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fostering a Rescue: separation anxiety, man-fear, nipping, where to start?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: Fostering a Rescue: separation anxiety, man-fear, nipping, where to start?

So, today's update: I attempted to leave her alone last night (same relaxing classical music playing as all other nights, night light on), and she paced for a bit, then seemingly settled on the sofa, and then paced, sofa, then barking/distress. So another night on the sofa for me. I think we're goin...
by evilsheep
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fostering a Rescue: separation anxiety, man-fear, nipping, where to start?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: Fostering a Rescue: separation anxiety, man-fear, nipping, where to start?

One more thing - she will not play with toys/games/respond to clicker at all when he's in the room.
by evilsheep
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fostering a Rescue: separation anxiety, man-fear, nipping, where to start?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: Fostering a Rescue: separation anxiety, man-fear, nipping, where to start?

Almost certainly, she's simply nervous of men, or of something specific about your OH (which could be his height, voice, anything). Note that a growl isn't aggression - it's the dog's way of saying 'I'm not happy in this situation.' I caan understand how your OH feels though She was absolutely fine...
by evilsheep
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fostering a Rescue: separation anxiety, man-fear, nipping, where to start?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: Fostering a Rescue: separation anxiety, man-fear, nipping, where to start?

She's been in kennels for over 4 years. So very sad, and she's remarkably well-adjusted surely given that length of incarceration! So, she's around 5 years old. She seems to only growl at my partner, oddly! Not a full-on one with teeth bared, but a closed-mouth throat rumble, accompanied with very s...
by evilsheep
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fostering a Rescue: separation anxiety, man-fear, nipping, where to start?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Fostering a Rescue: separation anxiety, man-fear, nipping, where to start?

Hello there This might be a complex issue, or it might be easy (I hope ...): I've recently started fostering a very lovely crossbreed from a rescue. Her story (that I know so far) is that she was imported as a rescue from Romania as a young pup, with her siblings. Whilst her brother and sister found...
by evilsheep
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello! I've just started fostering for a rescue
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Hello! I've just started fostering for a rescue

Hello everyone I've very recently started fostering for a local dog rescue. Apart from having had dogs as a child, I'm a totally inexperienced dog-owner! However, I'm eager to learn, and can hopefully help as many dogs as possible find their forever homes. I'll be after loads of advice (about to pos...