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by Dominika
Sun May 24, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs

I recently listened to a podcast with Jean Donaldson and she has a "thing" called FOD - fear of dogs. But I think it comes more from what she's used to in the US where shelters are more saturated and something like food guarding is considered very dangerous. That's one of the things she mentioned an...
by Dominika
Sun May 24, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent lurcher article
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Excellent lurcher article

My first dog was a Malamute and I really wanted another. Now we've had two lurchers I can't imagine having any other dogs. One a saluki cross and one a collie cross. Our saluki cross was loyal from the get go she bonded with me amazingly. What is it like training a saluki ? I didn't teach her anythi...
by Dominika
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Anxious collie

Thank you. Yes I have explained to them that some things might go quickly , some might take a long time and some things he might never be completely ok with. They're prepared for that and they're very dedicated but I hope they don't lose the motivation. The most important thing I have actually sugge...
by Dominika
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Anxious collie

Yes, thank you. We'll work with stooges when some more solid behaviours are in place. I teach this to my own dog. To look at me when triggers are around and he's done this a few times now when we've come across a suprise which felt amazing. So since dogs aren't supposed to be able to generalise beha...
by Dominika
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Anxious collie

He's going to be one in a couple of days. He hasn't been neutered yet and one of his balls hasn't dropped yet. I have suggested to them not to neuter for now and to do some research whether to do it at all. The fact that vet staff don't generally know about behaviour is the reason I suggested my vet...
by Dominika
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Anxious collie

He knows leave it already. I've come across " leave it" for car lunging before through positive trainers and I assume it would be used for herding behaviours, building his impulse control. But I guess any incompatible behaviour should work? *Edited* the edge of his comfort zone was referring to the ...
by Dominika
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Anxious collie

His mum said he's calmer on walks at night-time.
by Dominika
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Anxious collie

Hi My friend has a young collie who they got when he was 8 weeks old. He comes from a farm in a very rural area. I've been to see them a few times to help and have found out he is a very very anxious dog to the point he is on high alert from about 20 metres away from his house. He barks and lunges a...
by Dominika
Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious barking at night - started at 11 months
Replies: 3
Views: 5493

Re: Anxious barking at night - started at 11 months

I think the main thing is that in whichever direction you go with your training, there is always going to be a settlement period. He's now learnt that there is a new option for him - sleeping with you - which is just lovely, it's warm, he's very close to you. So I think this is the first thing you w...
by Dominika
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Puppy Help!

Hi there. Sorry for jumping in on your thread but it conveniently answers part of what I wanted to ask, I hope you don't mind. My friend has a 5 month old puppy who has been taken away from his litter at 7 weeks. He loooooooves dogs because he has been until a few weeks ago spending most of his time...
by Dominika
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Education for Dog Trainers
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: Education for Dog Trainers

I am also in the UK and have been thinking of getting into some paid education which after some digging and a little advice here on the forum a couple of years ago I chose one but due to how busy I was in my job I never did any coursework :/... My bad there.... Since then I've just been reading lots...
by Dominika
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training schools
Replies: 9
Views: 2543

Re: Training schools

I'm based in the UK, that's right. Sorry, should've said but thought it was there with my username..... I eventually want to become a behaviourist. BUT it is very costly to do straight away so what I want to do is get some kind of a profesional canine instructor course so I can volunteer at rescues,...
by Dominika
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training schools
Replies: 9
Views: 2543

Re: Training schools

I'm looking to become a trainer
by Dominika
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worming Tip
Replies: 12
Views: 2637

Re: Worming Tip

I use pate or cream cheese. The trick is to get three pieces. The pill is in the middle piece. Feed the first piece while holding up the second piece, so the dog gets really focused on there being another piece. Feed the second piece while holding up the third, so the dog eats the second piece whil...
by Dominika
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training schools
Replies: 9
Views: 2543

Training schools

It must have been discussed before but can't find any topics. What training courses have you guys attented? I have been recommended The Cambridge Institute or Animal Care College. Yesterday though I spoke to someone who said the Cambridge Institute isn't very well recognized. That's the one I was go...