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by jacksdad
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Anxious collie

So since dogs aren't supposed to be able to generalise behaviour .... Dogs have zero problem generalizing behavior/training. They do it all the time. For example my dog paid no attention to skateboarders zipping until a less than skillful one almost ran us over. Just that one experience changed his...
by jacksdad
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Anxious collie

I am not a huge fan of leave it for situations like you describe with the cars. I prefer the dog learn to do something on their own in these situations vs having to be told. The reason is skill building vs responding to direction. car moving is exciting or scary or... the or doesn't matter, all that...
by jacksdad
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog JUST STARTED being aggressive
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: dog JUST STARTED being aggressive

I wanted to tag just a little bit to Nettle's suggestion of management vs training. at this age, with health issues either in play or soon to be, it's not avoiding or ignoring the issue. it actually is a valid solution. I have just taken on a client with a similar story and while we will be training...
by jacksdad
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - encounters, and a scary thought
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Baby Miles - encounters, and a scary thought

We both have a strong feeling that Miles would love it. just be REALLY, REALLY honest about this strong feeling...be sure it's NOT your own feeling projected. the more I work with dogs, the more I agree with Nettle about the 2nd dog generally speaking being more about us and not our current dog tru...
by jacksdad
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Park "Right of Way"
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Dog Park "Right of Way"

I lean in the direction of if your dog can't be around other dogs without fear, anxiety, or aggression, they shouldn't be in a dog park.

It is possible provide a really good quality of life without the dog park.
by jacksdad
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 504503

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Ari_RR wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:17 pm
JudyN wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:35 am
In other other news, I'm going to be a mother in law! :shock:

I am sure being a MIL is not as bad as it may sound :lol: :lol:
Congrats!
being a MIL is never bad for the MIL....

it's everyone else that it can be bad for :p
by jacksdad
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 504503

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Luckily my friend has an excellent vet who thinks it's obsessive/compulsive behaviour, and he has improved a lot with medication (Prozac I think). Excellent. Are they teaching alternate behaviors? Are they upping the mental work...learn silly tricks, hunt for bit of hidden food etc.? It doesn't see...
by jacksdad
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 504503

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

and has moments where he will frantically spin, barking and growling trying to catch his tail, which she thinks may be a result of being attacked by rats while on a chain :( This is actually a red flag for possible compulsive behaviors. I say possible only because I am not there to see the whole pi...
by jacksdad
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 504503

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Jasper's staff :lol:
by jacksdad
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 504503

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

kind felt like Hannibal from the A-Team (80's tv show).... Love it when a plan comes together. Had two of my more challenging clients have REALLY, REALLY good sessions this weekend. Ah... so nice when the human half of the client not just see's the light at the end of the tunnel, but gets a few minu...
by jacksdad
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - Dancing Ridgeback and Poodle Night
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Baby Miles - Dancing Ridgeback and Poodle Night

Love it, good videos to end my work day with.
by jacksdad
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear aggression - some questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: Fear aggression - some questions

sometimes we aren't what a specific dog needs. no shame in that. making sure the dog gets what they need is more important and it sounds like you did that.

also, working with a fearful dog isn't for everyone. not shame in that either. and again, finding them the right fit is far more important.
by jacksdad
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear aggression - some questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: Fear aggression - some questions

Thanks Nettle. I suspect you may be right about the visitors, it's probably asking too much of him at this point. As for the play/interaction thing, I get your point, but I think we're trying to balance leaving him to ask and knowing that he can ask; he'd become pretty withdrawn and our suspicion i...
by jacksdad
Sun May 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What the wildlife camera revealed...
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: What the wildlife camera revealed...

I know right... Judy should feel bad, very bad for disbelieving her poor innocent, little J...that little angle...so misunderstood. :P :lol:
by jacksdad
Wed May 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New rescue, and grieving Mr. Fundog's Death
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Re: New rescue, and grieving Mr. Fundog's Death

Fundog, Having seen your posts over the years, I suspect you would give the following advice (or something close to it) were you not the one going through the rough patch right now. 1. it's not wrong to have the thoughts and feelings you are. It is all part of the process. don't read into them too m...