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by Dibbythedog
Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Adopted 3yo Peke with an Attitude
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

What heart warming thread this is! This little dog has been through so much upheavel and trauma and he is so lucky to have been adopted by you. It's good to hear of his progress. I adopted a japanese chin dog in April. She is a sweetheart but she has obviously been mishandled when she was groomed an...
by Dibbythedog
Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Electric Fences (I know, I hate them)
Replies: 7
Views: 2435

Whether you agree with shock collars or not, what your friend is doing is cruel because (apart from the pain of the shock) she is punishing her dog for not behaving and then FOR behaving so how is the dog to understand what she wants him to do? It just doesn't make sense what she is doing and it mus...
by Dibbythedog
Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: My stubborn Beagle refuses to potty where he's suppose to
Replies: 17
Views: 8215

I recently cared for a 3 month Bichon puppy while his owner was away and even with the right circumstances it was hard work. Having two adult dogs I'd forgotten how vigilant you have to be and how persistant pups can be. Emmabeth has given you some excellent advice and good for you for accepting her...
by Dibbythedog
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Odd potty behavior
Replies: 1
Views: 866

On numerous occasions, I have watched Rusty sniff at a spot (bush, pole, ground) and then sniff himself. After he does this, he may or may not choose to urinate in that spot. Where exactly does he sniff himself? Might be an idea to have him checked by a vet in case he has a gland problem or somethi...
by Dibbythedog
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How do you train a deaf dog?
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

You might find Barry Eatons website about training deaf dogs useful. :)
http://www.deaf-dogs-help.co.uk/
by Dibbythedog
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog drandruff?
Replies: 9
Views: 2787

It might be something to do with his diet. My vet recommended Viacutan . I have a pump . Its expensive but lasts a long time. http://www.animalmedicines.co.uk/product.php?productid=885&cat=15&page=2 Dogs also produce dandruff when they get stressed. My little dog spent the day at the vet having his ...
by Dibbythedog
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 5 mos old pup afraid at dog park! (sorry... Long)
Replies: 3
Views: 2481

That's a shame. Weimis can be nervy dogs , so perhaps some of this is to do with his genes and also too much exposure can overwhelm a nervy pup and have the oppposite of the desired effect. I think you should let him gain his confidence by only letting him met small dogs that he feels confident with...
by Dibbythedog
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: HELP (two questions)
Replies: 1
Views: 893

Sorry you are having problems. It's nice of you foster a homeless dog. I have just adopted a 10 year old Japanese Chin dog and she wees indoorssometimes because can't hold it for long and sometime its because she is anxious when I leave her, (seperation anxiety). Your dogs have been through a lot of...
by Dibbythedog
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog urinating in house overnight - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Is there any reason why he can't stay in your room at night? Many owners let their dogs stay ín the bedroom at night . My two do as well as my cat :lol:
Ali
by Dibbythedog
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog KNOWS 'here' but purposely ignores it
Replies: 19
Views: 4999

There's lots of links about calming signals on this website

http://www.k9events.com/calmingsignals.htm

Alison
by Dibbythedog
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog KNOWS 'here' but purposely ignores it
Replies: 19
Views: 4999

Glad things are improving for you. :) I haven't read all the posts so dont know how long you have had your dog. There are a lot of new rules for your dog to learn and it must be stressful for her especially if she doesnt fully understand what you want her to do. It might help if you read up about do...
by Dibbythedog
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Don't mean to put cat amongst pigeons, but...
Replies: 17
Views: 3975

I found this upsetting to watch :( About the dog lifting his paw. Brenda Aloff says (from her Canine Body Language book.) * Paw lifts are used in many different circumstances . If a dog is curious she will often lift a paw. When a dog is uncertain , she will often lift a paw. When a dog is stalking ...
by Dibbythedog
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Peeing on the bed.
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Thanks for your replies :) Emmabeth , I've read Victoria's reply about having confident dogs and not submissive dogs and also the sticky. I think half hour programmes aren't long enough to include great detail and explanations. I'm not sure which series this is , It's on every day. It was just a bri...
by Dibbythedog
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Peeing on the bed.
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Peeing on the bed.

I was watching a repeat of It's me or the dog this lunch time. It was the one with the bulldog that humped and peed everywhere. It was lovley seeing Victoria throw the choke chain in the bin! Anyway , the bulldog sometimes peed on the sheets on the bed and Victoria said it was dominance. I was wonde...
by Dibbythedog
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can Animals Have Hope?
Replies: 3
Views: 2847

Perhaps dogs anticipate things rather than hope. Emotions are primitive; we need them to survive. Dogs definitely have emotions such as fear, anger, relief, excitement , contentment.
Alison