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by CaraN
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: board and train
Replies: 2
Views: 546

board and train

I was wondering if anyone on this forum has an opinion on board and train? I just wonder if when I go away is this a better option. Previously, I have left my dog in the house of my dog walker/trainer but she doesn't train with boarding. I don't know. It seems in my area board and train does not cos...
by CaraN
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource Guarding - treats
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Resource Guarding - treats

I agree with managing it. The more times you let her practice it, the more she will think it works. I would not even give her treats in the dog park if it were me. Of the park was very empty and all of the dogs were otherwise occupied maybe, but its still a situation that is causing her stress. Even...
by CaraN
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to reward good behaviour with food aggressive dog
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: How to reward good behaviour with food aggressive dog

I agree with everyone that says pain is part of the critical picture here. Its virtually impossible to condition a dog thats in pain. Aggression issue will be exponentially amplified by the pain as the dog is under a constant level of stress. Pain is a major reason for aggression. It makes sense. It...
by CaraN
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dog walking apps
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Dog walking apps

Has anybody used them? I am looking into Rover. I like it as you can pick the person that is coming and do meet and greet etc. What is anyone's experience with these apps? Are they good for repeat walks on a regular schedule or is it more for one-offs.
by CaraN
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Swollen Lymph nodes
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Swollen Lymph nodes

Thanks. I am still waiting for blood results. After a few days of anti-inflammatories which were originally perscribed for her hip she is back to her calm, happy self.
by CaraN
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Degenerative Myelopathy?
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Degenerative Myelopathy?

Also, I thought Degenerative Myelopathy had a known genetic cause. SOD1 gene. Not like hip dysplasia which is more complex.
by CaraN
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Degenerative Myelopathy?
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Degenerative Myelopathy?

You could maybe ask the breeder if you could do a DNA test on the puppy you are interested in or else even just the Mom. I think results take a few week, so it really depends on your timeline. Embark is more pricey but really a lot more comprehensive. There may be holiday sales right now.
by CaraN
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Swollen Lymph nodes
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Swollen Lymph nodes

Hi All- I have a 2 yo extra large dog. I took her to the orthopedist yesterday for a check up (she had loose hips and pain as a puppy). I had noticed in the last few weeks she has just been off. Acting weirdly aggressive at times, seemed depressed, not coming upstairs to say hi in the morning, etc. ...
by CaraN
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog aggressive on leash
Replies: 9
Views: 1481

Re: Rescue dog aggressive on leash

Where I live a few places offer classes for "feisty fidos." Perhaps you can find one or the rescue organization can arrange some help for you!
by CaraN
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog aggressive on leash
Replies: 9
Views: 1481

Re: Rescue dog aggressive on leash

Have you tried a head halter? I would recommend a comfort trainer or a snootloop but there are many versions and they are all fairly effective. It will take some conditioning but it will remove the scare factor from the walks. My dog reacts positively to some dogs, ignores others and reacts what I c...
by CaraN
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog barking in the night
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Dog barking in the night

If he has access to window views, I would block them asap. If he is barking looking out the window, I recommend luring away with a yummy treat and then asking for a sit/stay. You can also teach quiet, which from my experience is not that easy but its not too bad either. You need to teach the dog to ...
by CaraN
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog seems aggressive to certain dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: dog seems aggressive to certain dogs

I have often noticed boxers really not knowing when to let up. I didn't realize that about the smush faces dogs not being able to give the right signals. Interesting...my friend's labrodor also frequently takes issue with bulldogs in particular. I a very much into the keeping her safe and really not...
by CaraN
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog seems aggressive to certain dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: dog seems aggressive to certain dogs

Okay, thanks for the tips. I guess there is really is not much more I could be doing. Its fairly easy for me to tell which dogs are going to be a problem for her. Like your dog she is not a huge fan of dogs that just bounce up to her but those are not the ones that she is really bothered by as she w...
by CaraN
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog seems aggressive to certain dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 835

dog seems aggressive to certain dogs

Hi Everyone- Looking for some advice. I have a 2 yo female Anatolian Shepherd dog. She is typically a relaxed dog. Generally speaking, good with people and the majority of dogs. But I have noticed that certain types of dogs really trigger her. Typically, these are dogs that I can see are maybe not t...
by CaraN
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New here
Replies: 2
Views: 642

New here

Hi-

I just joined the forum. I have a 2 yo Anatolian Shepherd, I have had from puppyhood and like everyone else I know she is a work in progress...