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by globe
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Barking at noises
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Barking at noises

How many times a day and for how long is she walked? Alot, including some long runs (15 plus kms) on the weekends out at the mountain bike park. Removal: When she starts barking, say enough or quiet (or anything you want as long as you use the same word all the time) and give her a 30 second time o...
by globe
Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Barking at noises
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Barking at noises

Our 4 year old dog has started to develop a really annoying habit of barking when she hears sounds outside (car doors slamming etc) - or believes she hears a noise anyway. The barking only lasts for a few minutes but she tends not to listen when she starts this. She will go sit on her bed but she st...
by globe
Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: no confidence yet lots of confidence
Replies: 2
Views: 566

no confidence yet lots of confidence

my dog zoe (4 yr old am bulldog mix) is a wimp. She gets scared quite easily. For example when going for a walk the other day a car ran over a kerb by mistake, rest of the walk she had her tail between her legs and kept looking around in a very nervous manner. Couldn't shake her out of that mode unt...
by globe
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: ball obsessed dog
Replies: 7
Views: 2084

Some dogs are just ball driven. I see this all the time at the off leash. In the long list of things a dog can be obsessed with, this is not so bad. I see many dogs at the off leash that will focus on a ball rather than play with other dogs. Is the issue more that you think your dog should play wit...
by globe
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: ball obsessed dog
Replies: 7
Views: 2084

ball obsessed dog

Hi My dog is obsessed with balls. Go down the park with the ball chucker and will not interact with anyone or thing, just stares at the ball chucker till the ball gets chucked. This is fine but it also means she snaps at other dogs when they come near her as I presume she thinks they are trying to t...
by globe
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: now she is walking nice but....
Replies: 1
Views: 486

now she is walking nice but....

been following the losse lead walking sticky and i have to say i am thoroughly impressed with how it has worked wonders with my dog. The only issue i find now is that when she stops to have a sniff (unasked or promoted) she is very hard to get going again until she is done. it is funny as when she u...
by globe
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Loose Lead walking
Replies: 202
Views: 144391

been working on the lose lead walking for a while now and it appears to be doing the trick. one thing though, when she stops to sniff and falls behind and the lead goes taught what then ?
by globe
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: she fetches but she wont drop
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

she fetches but she wont drop

My dog Zoe (huntaway x american bulldog) loves to tear after tennis balls down the park that I throw for her. She also comes tearing back with them but then she stops a couple of meters away and proceeds to lie down and chew the ball / stick / whatever. I can sometimes lure her over with a treat and...
by globe
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Loose Lead walking
Replies: 202
Views: 144391

Never use a halti for this, you can do a lot of damage to your dog's neck when you turn and walk the other way, a harness won't do any damage to your dog. You only need about 10 minutes a day to do this, any longer and your dog will get fed up and do his own thing, you will end up on a bad note ins...
by globe
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Loose Lead walking
Replies: 202
Views: 144391

one more question.

I normally use a halti to walk zoe. When using this turn round system should I only walk with the harness or can I do training with the harness and then take her for a longer walk with the halti ?

thanks
by globe
Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Loose Lead walking
Replies: 202
Views: 144391

Re: Loose Lead walking

Have the dog on your left. Hold the leash loop (the opposite end) with your right so that the leash crosses in front of you. Hold the middle of the leash with your left. So it should look like this: dog ------ left hand ---- you ---- right hand (with the dotted lines being the leash) Did that help?...
by globe
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Loose Lead walking
Replies: 202
Views: 144391

Re: Loose Lead walking

I also have a 6ft lead which I attach to the harness, with the dog on my left I hold the loop in the lead in my right hand, my left hand holds the lead nearer my dog but which lets them me on a loose lead, the lead between my hands is loose as well. Can you explain this bit for me. I do not quite g...
by globe
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: aggressive with other dog - dominant dog
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

The hackles going up is your sign to move away. This is all well and good and I can move her away as you suggest but how do I get her to the stage where her hackles do not go up when she meets another dog. They always go up whenever she meets another dog. Even when we had the second dog they were u...
by globe
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: aggressive with other dog - dominant dog
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

Even better - learn to read your dog so that you can see when she starts to become stressed and take her away from the other dog/s/people who are raising her stress levels. She doesn't need to be 'better'. She's already fine - as Noobs says, she's only telling them to get out of her space. You can ...
by globe
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: aggressive with other dog - dominant dog
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

aggressive with other dog - dominant dog

i have a three yr old huntaway x american bulldog. She has always been a bit grumpy with other dogs down but nothing too serious. About a year ago we got another dog and due to issues with this second dog (who we have since rehoused) we stopped going to the park with Zoe (the current dog). Since get...