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by JudyN
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569212

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

Thank you Nettle! Yes, I think with less experience with Jasper - and with what he was like a few years back - I'd say that some of his body language would be reason to get out of Dodge pronto. But I'm so glad that he can still be highly interested, and not necessarily in a good way, by an unneutere...
by JudyN
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569212

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

Jasper met an 18-month-old unneutered lab in the park today :shock: We walked round together for quite a while. Jasper was intensely interested in the lab, who wanted to get him to play, but didn't quite overstep the mark. Nettle, I'm pretty sure you're going to say I should have removed him sooner ...
by JudyN
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569212

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

though some medication can cause ambivalent scents too. That makes sense - he was once besotted with a male lab who was on a few medications, I had to stick him on lead because he wasn't bothering with the foreplay :shock: He met the schnauzer again today, when he was with OH, but was just friendly...
by JudyN
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569212

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

How lovely that she was able to ask, Nettle, and you knew what she was asking - I think getting that communication going is more important than many other aspects of training. You realise that you're going to have to tell us how to play Egg Boxes and Envelopes now :wink: Jasper took a fancy to a mal...
by JudyN
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Searching for safe bully stick alternatives...
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Searching for safe bully stick alternatives...

Sorry... we avoid long-lasting chews because of Jasper's guarding habit! Do flavourd nylon chews appeal to her? Or antlers... though I'm not sure if they can harm teeth...
by JudyN
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569212

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

Thank you Nettle. Leaving him at the surgery was bloody hard - I just wanted to stay and hold him. I keep leaving the airing cupboard on latch so he can get in and out, old habits die hard!
by JudyN
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569212

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49091905002_7f7c8b064a.jpg Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful cat, Monty, on Tuesday. He was very weak and frail, and was on antibiotics to try to keep on top of an infection that was probably a dental abcess (he'd never have survived surgery), but Mon...
by JudyN
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

Thank you Nettle. And I wouldn't want to suggest that it's ever a good idea for someone without qualifications/a great deal of experience to 'play behaviourist' - so though I've learnt a lot over the years, out of necessity really, I'll be very careful never to make the tightrope even narrower. It's...
by JudyN
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569212

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

Yesterday, we went to an open day at DS2's chosen wedding venue, where the rooms were laid out as if for a wedding. Jasper, of course, came too. He was a little stressed, though not necessarily as me as I steered him out elegantly iced cup cakes and canapes, wondering if he was anxious enough to wan...
by JudyN
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Helping with a reactive dog

Against my better judgement, and the advice of my elders and betters :wink: I've been on a walk to the park with L and FD... starting from 30' apart and watching for reactions. Long story short... Jasper was a star. He wanted to get to L but didn't create a fuss when he couldn't. When we were in the...
by JudyN
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - 11 months
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Baby Miles - 11 months

Gorgeous cuddle-monster :D
by JudyN
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dolichocephaly
Replies: 3
Views: 812

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: 1137

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: 812

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: 1137

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 ...