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by emmabeth
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Seeking advice: very anxious small rescue dog
Replies: 41
Views: 2058

Re: Seeking advice: very anxious small rescue dog

You can get dry dog shampoos yes - I would use those and just brush him really well rather than bath. The bath is a BIG scary deal to a lot of dogs as asides from getting wet it involves lots of close physical restraint, slippery surfaces etc. My dogs (and some are long coated and some heavy wire co...
by emmabeth
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: lurcher behaviour problems!
Replies: 25
Views: 1833

Re: lurcher behaviour problems!

All this management.... does get you VERY good at understanding wildlife, understanding and reading the environment looking for that wildlife and knowing where it might be and where its likely to go. Which sounds initially like a study you didn't sign up for, but believe me, you will see FAR more ou...
by emmabeth
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!

Good at present...... however we have not been truly off lead anywhere exciting, only around dogs that will also recall! I am hoping the idea that its possible to NOT recall will simply never occur to her!
by emmabeth
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!

The name she arrived with is Breaking The Law - she has no affix as the breeders affix had lapsed (I didnt even know you could do that but you can), she should have been Sotazsu Breaking The Law. Her FULL name is Charley Brown Weasels King Henry...... Charley Brown for the cartoon character (being a...
by emmabeth
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing... Charley-Weasels!
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Introducing... Charley-Weasels!

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by emmabeth
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog won't walk off the drive help!!
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Dog won't walk off the drive help!!

Firstly.. Stop forcing him, it's only going to make him worse and cause further problems. THe walk is FAR less important than his need to not experience stress and fear. If driving to suitable places works do that. THe priority should be teaching him that the outside world and all the sights and sou...
by emmabeth
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Canine consultant like emmabeth?
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Canine consultant like emmabeth?

I am finding more and more people are seeking professional advice before they get their puppy and as someone who provides that advice I think it is brilliant! The good news is you don't necessarily need the person giving the advice to be local - I am currently advising a lady from Surrey and she's w...
by emmabeth
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where has everyone gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1715

Re: Where has everyone gone?

Ah ha! Well that answers the question I just put on my previous reply to you!
by emmabeth
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Almost 7 month old Pup
Replies: 166
Views: 13257

Re: Almost 7 month old Pup

Just catching up with this.. I will read through properly later (read the start and end, missed the middle, bad me!).. I want to re-iterate - adolescent dogs are a pain in the bum. It goes away in the end, but it might not happen until over 2 years old! Girls are not much better, mines had almost a ...
by emmabeth
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Guarding on an exit
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Guarding on an exit

Always interesting, resource guarding and controlling peoples movement. 100% correct, she's insecure - but shes not 'possessive' as much as 'these things make me feel safe so I don't want to lose them' if that slight difference makes sense. I think you are also correct in your observation that shes ...
by emmabeth
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dogsitting a Puppy with Mild Separation Anxiety
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Dogsitting a Puppy with Mild Separation Anxiety

I now specialise in SA and honestly, no - I would have him at your home full time whilst they are away, and then if you are willing to help them out, have him when they are out so that he can hten be stress free and able to complete a separation anxiety treatment course. SA will really only get wors...
by emmabeth
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where has everyone gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1715

Re: Where has everyone gone?

Thanks, but its not good enough and I will do better. Somewhat insanely I decided with a friend we'd put on a stunt dog production at the NEC ... at the national pet show - and it really didnt dawn on me that organising such a thing would be quite as completely bananas as it actually is. https://dog...
by emmabeth
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where has everyone gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1715

Re: Where has everyone gone?

I am here!

Massive apologise folks ...... I am lurking about but ive taken on FAR too much lately and haven't got time to FART which isn't good enough I know..... will do better!
by emmabeth
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Out of character humping
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: Out of character humping

I would think Mr Labrador has got some sort of infection - blocked anal glands, prostate issues.... something like that going on.... those do produce Interesting Pongs for other dogs.
by emmabeth
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy panics for a while after we leave the house
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Re: Puppy panics for a while after we leave the house

I now (somehow by complete accident) specialise in Separation Anxiety, it is pretty much all I do now.. It is normal for a puppy to experience severe anxiety on being left by the primary care giver (you!). That is normal up to about 9 months of age, so I wouldn't recommend a program of Desensitizati...