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by Sue1234
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: OT?: Training our 4-year-old daughter!
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: OT?: Training our 4-year-old daughter!

I love your question! In certain situations, many of us tend to treat kids like short adults. But here's the thing with young children - they have short attention spans, are easily distracted and don't often instantly retain what we teach them. This is all perfectly normal and what frustrates parent...
by Sue1234
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Piper is gone
Replies: 12
Views: 2391

Re: My Piper is gone

My heartfelt sympathy PennyWhistle. Your love and devotion to Piper comes through in every word of your post. What a tremendously lucky dog he was to have had you as his mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
by Sue1234
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: BITING SPRINGER
Replies: 15
Views: 7594

Re: BITING SPRINGER

we had him castrated approximately 3 months ago too so thought that might have helped but it seems to have had the opposite effect. No, it didn't have the opposite effect, though timing and coincidence makes it seem so. Neutering can certainly help with some things like aggression to a degree (afte...
by Sue1234
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Considering adopting puppy with issues, advise?
Replies: 13
Views: 2469

Re: Considering adopting puppy with issues, advise?

Yet, I do know my lifestyle. I'm out and about, that's how I survive and have joy. Taking my pup w/me everywhere and having them enjoy the outings (parks, malls, stores, car trips, around kids and people and other dogs) is key to my hapiness and I hope to the dog's. Very well put jbirdsd. While it'...
by Sue1234
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: A couple of problems with one of our dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 1882

Re: A couple of problems with one of our dogs

I adore shelties and have owned two wonderful ones over the years. Shelties are incredibly sensitive dogs. And I do mean to a very high degree. Even a cross-ways look can send many of them slinking from the room. (One of my shelites would head off to our bedroom when football games came on TV becaus...
by Sue1234
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Havanese showing unpredictable aggression
Replies: 17
Views: 26656

Re: Havanese showing unpredictable aggression

Meanwhile, the most important thing is for you to listen to what he is saying. He has been telling you that he doesn't want to be picked up. Dogs HATE being picked up - it really scares them. So pretend he is a Rottweiller and stop picking him up. With all due respect Nettle, I often see this writt...
by Sue1234
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Bathing Dog
Replies: 16
Views: 3927

Re: Bathing Dog

Put it this way: :D We have had two dogs get to 18, one 17 before she was killed by another dog, of breeds that don't normally make it past 12. The rest tend to check out at about 14. I have never bathed any of them and I've been keeping dogs for around 30 years. I feed a very good diet, exercise t...
by Sue1234
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Bathing Dog
Replies: 16
Views: 3927

Re: Bathing Dog

I wholeheartedly agree that keeping the dog indoors is best, but some folks, for various reasons, just can't. If your dog can be indoors more Emma, that's great! But if you have reasons why she just can't, then you do need to address the bathing issue. And maybe dogs really shouldn't stink, but some...
by Sue1234
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Shelter dog and resident cat....
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Re: Shelter dog and resident cat....

Hi, I've copied below a post I made awhile back on another thread on this very subject . . . We recently rescued an 80 pound golden retriever mix and I too was concerned about how she would do with my three cats. They're used to dogs, but it takes them awhile to get comfortable with a new one in the...
by Sue1234
Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Bathing Dog
Replies: 16
Views: 3927

Re: Bathing Dog

I think it would depend on what you're bathing the dog with . There are many dog shampoos that are very mild, like the oatmeal varieties. While bathing too often isn't desirable, if it must be done then I think you could find a very mild one that isn't harsh on his skin and coat while making her sme...
by Sue1234
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New Puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: New Puppy

Congrats on the new pup! I have had two Shelties in the past and they are a wonderful breed who are incredibly smart and intensely loyal. They're a herding breed, so that might explain the nipping at your feet. I remember our first Sheltie used to "herd" my two children while out playing in the yard...
by Sue1234
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Potty training/Fleas/Sleep shakes...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Re: Potty training/Fleas/Sleep shakes...?

Moonbeam, congratulations on your new puppy! :) I would definitely get your little dog to the vets regarding the fleas. They are nasty little buggers that have a very complex lifecycle and will need immediate attention to rid your dog (and possibly your home) of them before they become a huge proble...
by Sue1234
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Training My Reactive Dog On Walks
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

Re: Training My Reactive Dog On Walks

Thanks Jacksdad and Noobs for taking the time to help me and Layla out. She's a great dog that deserves the best I have to give her. Your advice is very much appreciated! :)
by Sue1234
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Training My Reactive Dog On Walks
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

Re: Training My Reactive Dog On Walks

Thanks for your reply Jacksdad. when in a low distraction place such as your living room or back yard, is she still refusing food when doing any training? The thing about treats with Layla is that they have very little value to her. She will take them, but with little enthusiasm. And after just 3 or...
by Sue1234
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Training My Reactive Dog On Walks
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

Training My Reactive Dog On Walks

I would love some feedback on teaching my dog not to bark/lunge at other dogs while on our walks. Here's my situation: Layla is a spayed, 80 pound, 14 month old Golden Retriever mix that we rescued about 5 weeks ago. She is sweet, smart, very quiet, low key and gentle. For walks, I use a Sporn harne...