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by Dibbythedog
Sun May 17, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: OMG help! puppy problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3874

Re: OMG help! puppy problems

You need to take into account that young dogs go through a fear period in adolesence. I think you need to slow this down and rethink the way you are socialising Max . Every dog is different and he has his own nature, if he is that fearful , he might never really like strangers. I would work on intro...
by Dibbythedog
Wed May 13, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Excited energizer bunny
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Re: Excited energizer bunny

A dog diets can also affect it's behaviour . Some have additives and colourants that can cause a dog to act hyper.
by Dibbythedog
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear of moving cars.
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: Fear of moving cars.

Oh thats good news. Well done !
by Dibbythedog
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Choosing where to go on walks
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: Choosing where to go on walks

:lol: I have a fridge magnet that says I used to be indecisive not I'm not so sure. :lol: When I'm on walks with my OH at the park, it goes like this - Me to OH "what way to you want to go now." OH to me "I dont mind . What way do you want to go " ME to OH " I dont mind either, Why do I always have ...
by Dibbythedog
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Dangerous Dogs' Dissertation Help
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

Re: 'Dangerous Dogs' Dissertation Help

I missed this thread. The survey has been closed now . :(

What sort of questions did the OP ask?
by Dibbythedog
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Choosing where to go on walks
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: Choosing where to go on walks

You could be over thinking this and worrying about it too much. Give leadership a try if you like but dont worry if decide to carry on as "normal" .
by Dibbythedog
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Update on Gracie the Bichon
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: Update on Gracie the Bichon

Thats brilliant and I'm very impressed with Gracies progress. Well done to you and Gracie .

Thanks for the update. :)
by Dibbythedog
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Precious becoming a man(iac)..
Replies: 6
Views: 2187

Re: Precious becoming a man(iac)..

Thanks for the update. :o

I dont think you could have done things differently so dont beat yourself up about it.
Glad the neutering has helped.
by Dibbythedog
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need to train her to stay off wheelchair - Advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: Need to train her to stay off wheelchair - Advice please

Brilliant. Well done you !

I hope you will keep us updated on Lola's progress. :)
by Dibbythedog
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Tactfully Speaking to Other Dog Owners
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Tactfully Speaking to Other Dog Owners

Great idea. I think if you could get chatting first and then bring it up , they might listen . It breaks my heart to see dogs being over- corrected , usually with men its because they have been watching CM on the telly but often its becauser the owners dont know hot to train and get frustrated at th...
by Dibbythedog
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Why are service dogs trained with punishment?
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: Why are service dogs trained with punishment?

I'm glad to say In the Uk assistance dogs such as hearing dogs and guide dogs are taught using Positive reinforcement. :)
by Dibbythedog
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: in tears need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

Re: in tears need advice

Sorry to hear this . How long has it been since you walked Buddy? Try not to panic,! Changes upset dogs and cause them to revert to previous behaviour but hopefully ,you should find that it wont take as long to bring him back to his good behaviour . BTW I blame your husband too! I would follow him t...
by Dibbythedog
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog aggressive towards me!
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Re: Dog aggressive towards me!

She's not been spayed yet ? Dogs do go through behaviour changes at 2 to 3 as they mature but generally they calm down. Guarding her toys could be hormonal.
by Dibbythedog
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog aggressive towards me!
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Re: Dog aggressive towards me!

It sounds like she is resource guarding your daughter and father. Do they feed her titbits at all? What you could do is drop treats when you approach your daughters room , dont say anything to your dog or look at her. Pretend shes not there and pass by the room dropping small treats. Once she become...
by Dibbythedog
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: training tilly
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: training tilly

As has already been said try to train Tilly with Buddy in another room. You can buy clickers that have different tones so that each dogs knows when she is being clicked . Also You can teach Buddy , Not you . When he comes running up give a sign such as a wag of a finger ( not in a threatening way ) ...