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by JudyN
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dolichocephaly
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Dolichocephaly

It's a shame you couldn't access the article, Nettle. Here's the summay: Dolichocephalic or long face dogs have elongated skull and jaw bones, which give them their characteristic long heads. Dolichocephalic dog head shapes are closer to the natural shape of their ancestor, the wolf. This protects t...
by JudyN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

Touch wood - this dog has been brilliant. When he sees another dog, he's ready and waiting to go to the side of the path and take treats - he can see the other dog, but he'd rather focus on L as she has the treats. I said that he might go back to square one when the owners walked him, but apparently...
by JudyN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dolichocephaly
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Dolichocephaly

No, dolichocephaly isn't some strange and unusual disorder in dogs... it translates from the Greek as 'long face', so is the opposite of brachycephaly. I found this article really interesting: https://thehappypuppysite.com/long-face-dog/?fbclid=IwAR2P7Vdw88Bd5x-4ojTtusLdA9y7XGt301n00NwXr0cvrSm-umksO...
by JudyN
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

You're right, that would be the dodgy aspect. I don't think J would redirect - occasionally he'll spot one of his best buddies on the other side of a busy road and I'll have to overrule - but even if FD had learnt to be cool with other dogs, he might feel differently about one who clearly knew L. A ...
by JudyN
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

I always go with "What's the worst thing that could happen?" If I did that with Jasper I'd never leave the house :lol: Seriously though... if a dog is barking and lunging at him from the far end of a lead, he and I usually just look at each other, say, 'Well, he's a silly dog, isn't he?' and ignore...
by JudyN
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

Actually I don't think I'd have a problem with Jasper at all, having seen him interacting with so many dogs over the years (has mingled freely with other lurchers on group lurcher walks on many occasions) - but yes, I'd certainly have to be cautious as if it went wrong it could go horribly wrong, pa...
by JudyN
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Helping with a reactive dog

My friend has started a dog walking business, and one of her clients lives a couple of streets away. The dog, I would guess from photos, is a beardie x lurcher, though he has a fairly short/wide snout so maybe more beardie (or a bit of terrier) than pointy dog. He's reactive, and also nervous - my f...
by JudyN
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484095

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Jasper is 'Muum, Muum, come and PLAY with me Mum, I'm bored, Mum!' Or 'Mum, come into the garden with me, I want you to be out there with me Mum, even if all I want to do is eat grass and have a wee' :lol: Luckily I managed to curtail his 'Oh, you want to play humpy?' response when I got up off the ...
by JudyN
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs and babies
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Dogs and babies

Sounds good to me! :D
by JudyN
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484095

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

How horribly stressful for you, LoQ :( I do hope there's a happy ending - let us know, won't you? My news - this idea that dogs are empathetic and understanding when you are ill or injured is complete BS, at least as far as Jasper is concerned. I had knee arthroscopy on Tuesday, and attempted a very...
by JudyN
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs and babies
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Dogs and babies

To be honest, options 1 & 2 were a little tongue-in-cheek... I'd see option 1 as a complete no-no (and knowing Jasper, DS2 and GF would be in full agreement), and option 2 is a looooooooong time to wait. So failing that, what is the earliest age at which a (well trained, obviously :wink: ) child can...
by JudyN
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs and babies
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Dogs and babies

Just say you were a young couple who wanted to have a dog and a baby... What would the best timing be? My instincts would be: 1) Forget the baby, just have a dog 2) Have the baby, get the dog when the child is more or less ready to leave home, so you never realise just how much each has curtailed yo...
by JudyN
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484095

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

My mantra is " aggression is a behaviour, not a dog, but some are on shorter fuses than others" I am so stealing that :lol: I'm wary of any model that aims to classify dog or human behaviour in different categories (e.g. Myers Briggs), even if the number of categories does grow exponentially as the...
by JudyN
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484095

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

DS2 and GF have booked their wedding venue :D No longer the one in the Purbecks with a view over fields of rabbits (as that venue weren't good at getting back to them to discuss their plans). It's now going to be in the New Forest - where we pretty much gave up taking Jasper as he would invariably f...
by JudyN
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When getting a second dog goes right...
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: When getting a second dog goes right...

That makes sense, Nettle. I guess it's like doing something you're anxious about - say travelling, or going to a party where you won't know many people - but being with a confident partner/friend who you know will steer you through it and deal with any problems.