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by Kiwidog
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New reactivity to small dogs who growl
Replies: 2
Views: 1114

Re: New reactivity to small dogs who growl

Thanks Nettle, I hadn't thought of rewarding her each time I put her on the lead (which I generally do when we see a dog in the distance). I will do that. The good thing is that when we see another dog on our walks and she is offleash she always stops, I call her back and she easily goes on her lead...
by Kiwidog
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New reactivity to small dogs who growl
Replies: 2
Views: 1114

New reactivity to small dogs who growl

Hi all Our dog L, who we know has a border collie mum and looks like she might have some kelpie in her and maybe some whippet has just turned 1. She is on the small medium size. Until recently she used to greet each dog she saw coming towards her by lying down. She gets on with most dogs and likes t...
by Kiwidog
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 2nd fear period
Replies: 6
Views: 2332

Re: 2nd fear period

Thanks Shalista and Nettle Will work on the safe space crate in our room on weekends and after school too so she can have some down time. I realised last night when I found her licking the bbq tools that hang off the side of the bbq that it must have been the smoke as JudyN suggested and you confirm...
by Kiwidog
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 2nd fear period
Replies: 6
Views: 2332

Re: 2nd fear period

Thanks for your reply JudyN. I think what may happen is that in the weekends she gets overtired and then oversensitive. Generally she is more barky on the weekends because of this but yesterday was a whole new level!. I work from home so during the week we have a great routine. I take her for a half...
by Kiwidog
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 2nd fear period
Replies: 6
Views: 2332

2nd fear period

First I just want to thank all of you who post such wise advice on this site! It has saved me asking loads more questions as I can generally find what I need by doing a keyword search. I do have a question today, however. Our 6 month old border collie cross came to live with us at about 8 weeks. She...
by Kiwidog
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy play question
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: Puppy play question

Great, thank you. Will stop the play dates! The other dog's walker (not her owner) was uncomfortable too.
by Kiwidog
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy play question
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Puppy play question

Hi, my 6 month old border collie cross puppy has a Wednesday lunch playdate with a staffie pup with is a couple of months older. They are about the same size (ie smallish) and seem to really like each other. The problem is when they are running free on the beach and puppy playing the staffie bites L...
by Kiwidog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Luna
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Luna

6 month old Border Collie cross
by Kiwidog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside
Replies: 11
Views: 3013

Re: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside

Thanks for those replies - I also found this last night which helped me understand why more...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... BvPaqMZyo8

So have started this morning with a clicking sound to divert her attention and reward her for looking at me - so far so good.
by Kiwidog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: Hello

Thanks! Yes had a read more about border collies before we got her I may have been put off but she's a wonderful family dog, loves children and playing with other dogs and is very affectionate. I can take her to watch the boys play soccer, rugby or cross country and she is calm with hundreds of kids...
by Kiwidog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside
Replies: 11
Views: 3013

Re: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside

Hi I am new to this forum, We have a border collie cross puppy (about 6 months) who sometimes does the same as your lab puppy. I have heard it is best to avoid saying no to an unwanted behaviour but it seems to work with Luna if i say it in a slow way while stopping and turning my back. She gets ver...
by Kiwidog
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Hello

Hello, we have a border collie cross (maybe with kelpie) puppy called Luna. She is nearly 6 months old and mostly pretty great! This is our first puppy and I quickly discovered that it is quite similar to having your first child - first of all there is all the unasked for advice (often contradictory...