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by JudyN
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping with a reactive dog
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

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: 1138

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: 1138

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: 3360
Views: 569757

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: 890

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: 3360
Views: 569757

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: 890

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: 890

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: 3360
Views: 569757

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: 3360
Views: 569757

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: 884

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.
by JudyN
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When getting a second dog goes right...
Replies: 2
Views: 884

When getting a second dog goes right...

Someone on another dog forum has a stabij/stabyhoun. About 3 years old, very sensitive, slightly reactive to children, prams, men carrying boxes, some other dogs, strangers, anything out of the ordinary... They recently adopted a beagle cross, and the difference in the stabij has been profound - he'...
by JudyN
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Canford Park SANG
Replies: 1
Views: 908

Canford Park SANG

No, I had no idea what SANG stands for either, but it is in fact 'suitable alternative natural grassland'. One has been created just over 4 miles from me, where previously there was a golf course. A property developer was required to develop it as a condition of building a new housing estate close b...
by JudyN
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Park "Right of Way"
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: Dog Park "Right of Way"

I'm not in the US, so I can't account for 'local custom', but I agree with Jacksdad. People with dogs who can rub along together shouldn't have their dogs' enjoyment curtailed by dogs with different needs. Apart from anything else, there aren't enough hours in the day to walk to the dog park, see an...
by JudyN
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Caution About Essential Oil Diffusers
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: Caution About Essential Oil Diffusers

Thanks Fundog - that's well worth knowing :D