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by ladybug1802
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Thefts
Replies: 25
Views: 4716

Re: Dog Thefts

This recent attack of dog thefts is so scary. A friend in Cambridge said that a woman put her dog and child in the car outside her house, then forgot something so popped back to the house for literally a minute. When she came out the child was crying and a van was driving away....they had stolen the...
by ladybug1802
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Vests
Replies: 1
Views: 942

Dog Vests

Does anyone know where I might be able to source some lightweight, waterproof dog vests (not full on coats, but ones that cover half the body or so, that i can print wording on the side)? I have one for Dylan, which says 'Please Give Me Space' and loads of people ask me about it. The lovely little c...
by ladybug1802
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Teaching a Retrieve
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

Re: Teaching a Retrieve

Fab thanks Em! I have kind of been doing that but I think my boy is a little slow bless him....we have got to the stage where I hold the toy with one hand and he will put his mouth round it and hold it for a couple of seconds....but I want to encourage him to do the same when it is on the ground. he...
by ladybug1802
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Teaching a Retrieve
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

Teaching a Retrieve

Hi guys,...wonder if you could help me with how you would teach a retrieve using the clicker? As simply as possible?

Thank you! :)
by ladybug1802
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you all seen who is in the paper?
Replies: 21
Views: 5491

Re: Have you all seen who is in the paper?

That is FAB!!! Well done Rosie and Horus! And what a cutie he is....I hadnt seen a pic of him before!
by ladybug1802
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Very aggressive Border Collie :(
Replies: 12
Views: 4561

Re: Very aggressive Border Collie :(

I would say a full vet check would be a good starting point too....and having a dog who is fearfulk aggressive and cant be examined by the vet without being fully sedated, I know this is not easy to do!! I cant comment on the behavioural issues as they are severe and really need the help of a good b...
by ladybug1802
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Problem with Drop It command
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: Problem with Drop It command

Ok so you have the right idea on how to teach a good 'drop' command....but i think you may need to adapt it a bit. so he steals something you dont want him to have.....then absolutely you need to hgave a yummy treat and use it as a trade. As he drops the object you dont want him to have, say the cue...
by ladybug1802
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Feeding on walks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: Feeding on walks?

What about cutting up pieces of liver sausage, liver, chicken etc and baking them in the over so they are little 'treats' instead of a pile of mush? <uch easier to feed on walks!
by ladybug1802
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do with your dogs poo?
Replies: 32
Views: 6691

Re: What do you do with your dogs poo?

Ah GWD I dont mind it when people leave the poo bags to collect ;ater on...but most of the time people just leave them there, and the same bag is on the same tree the next week!
by ladybug1802
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do with your dogs poo?
Replies: 32
Views: 6691

Re: What do you do with your dogs poo?

I have a great image now Clare of your going home, doing some chores, going to the supermarket, going to pay and presenting the cashier with a ncie warm steaming bag of poo!! :D
by ladybug1802
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do with your dogs poo?
Replies: 32
Views: 6691

Re: What do you do with your dogs poo?

When were out on a walk its always in the middle of the coutnryside, in fields that sometimes have cows or sheep in (therefore have cows or sheep poo in) or in the woods....so if he goes then I leave it or if it is in the way, flick it in the bushes. I figure its far better to let it biodegrade out ...
by ladybug1802
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rebuilding relationship with my dog.
Replies: 15
Views: 19529

Re: Rebuilding relationship with my dog.

OK so ccouple of questions! What kind of 'negative behaviours' are you struggling not to correct? Thew thing is, to dogs, they are not 'negative' behaviours....they are just being a dog. If we want to change behaviours, we need to give the dog another, alternative behaviour to do instead. So with pl...
by ladybug1802
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Pup puts on the brakes when walking on leash
Replies: 5
Views: 2536

Re: Pup puts on the brakes when walking on leash

What stands out to me is he will go with other dogs, so its almost indicating that when he stops and wont move its coz he is bored and when other dogs are around its more exciting and gives him some motivation. So does this happen each and every single time the owners want to walk him anywhere? or i...
by ladybug1802
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rebuilding relationship with my dog.
Replies: 15
Views: 19529

Re: Rebuilding relationship with my dog.

Maybe it would help you to think of your dog as a child? I mean it might not.....but myself I have immense amounts of patience with animals, but very little with people and kids! But some people find it helpful to think of dogs in the sense that they dont know what we want of them, or what we are tr...
by ladybug1802
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Training Logos
Replies: 15
Views: 3632

Re: Dog Training Logos

Ah thanks Jacksdad...will have a look at those links :D Now with the APDT (USA), I am a bit confused....can anyone just join? The APDT UK members have to have an assessment to ensure their teaching methods fits in with the ethos of the organisation, although I am going to join as a student member ea...