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by Caesg
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Reactive Collie
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Reactive Collie

Tonight's potty break Tuxedo became dysregulated when a man came out for a smoke. We ran further away, hid behind a car, and worked on calming down with treats between barks and some very challenging “watch” practice. I was able to hear the door close when the male neighbor went inside. Later a fema...
by Caesg
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Reactive Collie
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Reactive Collie

Thank you, EmmaBeth! I will practice and report. ^_^
by Caesg
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Yogi Rescue amputee dog story..
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: Yogi Rescue amputee dog story..

Thank you for sharing your lovely story! How long ago was all this?
by Caesg
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Reactive Collie
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Reactive Collie

In regards to "watching the world go by"--any suggestions on this? Tuxedo and I are spending more time in the "bunker" now. Bunker= the interior room of my apartment, where there are less sounds and shadows to react to. So, step 1 will involve training sessions in the main room. How will these sessi...
by Caesg
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Reactive Collie
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Reactive Collie

Thank you for the replies. I am on the train and only have a moment, so this will be very brief: I spoke with a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist today. The closest to me are all away 8 hours away in various directions. She was very helpful and I will post more on that. Today's walk he got pretty...
by Caesg
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello I'm new here
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Re: Hello I'm new here

Good to see that I'm not the only newbie I was starting to worry as it looks like this forum was very busy maybe five years ago and a lot quieter now. So much good information to be had! I look forward to working through our questions together as fellow newbs.😁
by Caesg
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Settled
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Re: Settled

Ooh, wow. This is really reading to read. Thank you for sharing!
by Caesg
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Cat Chasing - Help!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: Cat Chasing - Help!!

Give him a job that involves chasing the right stuff - a selection of those large exercise/gym balls can provide useful things to herd in the garden, and then work in impulse control games relevant to chasing stuff so that in the end YOU have control over whether he chases or not. There's an abando...
by Caesg
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog jumping on the sofa/bed
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: Dog jumping on the sofa/bed

Knowledgeable folks here: please correct me if I am off base. My experience is primarily with cats. Obviously, both (a) different from dogs and (b) both have a greater need and (c) are better physically built for getting up and down from high places. Although, what I am proposing is no higher than t...
by Caesg
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Reactive Collie
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Reactive Collie

In the few moments that Tuxedo is calm, it is very difficult to treat him without him becoming excited. I've found a calm low "Yes" works better than a click in those moments. And if I am carrying the kibble around in my hand because he notices and becomes excited when I reach for the bait bag that ...
by Caesg
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Reactive Collie
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Reactive Collie

Almost always pacing back and forth between the window (less so when I placed an ugly wooden room divider over the window. Not as bad as before with clear window, but increased since I placed the window film) and me or door. Very talky. I want to teach "settle." Very overwhelmed (both Tuxedo and me!...
by Caesg
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Reactive Collie
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Reactive Collie

50 minute walks one to three times a week. (Needs more physical exercise.) Initial process of leaving apartment (and any short elimination runs) involve seeing other dogs about 60% of the time. I attempt vigilance and we hide behind cars, run other direction, etc. Private lessons with trainer twice ...
by Caesg
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Reactive Collie
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Reactive Collie

I live in an urban apartment. Border collie mix, 5 years old. Pedigree kibble All food is fed through training. Daily training, mostly in the moment. Tuxedo starts to huff and walk towards the (now blocked with film) window, I either click my tongue to mark the early signs or calmly call out "check ...
by Caesg
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Reactive Collie
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Reactive Collie

First time dog owner. Learning lots in the past 4 months. Previous owner reassured me Tuxedo (what I'll use as his "screen name") was a great apartment dog. I thought, "Well, individual personality matters more than breed." I was naive.

(Breaking in to chunks so safety feature don't block me.)