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by JudyN
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Kelta and me from Greece :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 4153

Re: Hello from Kelta and me from Greece :-)

Hi Theo! Kelta is gorgeous - thank you so much for popping in and sharing these photos!
by JudyN
Mon May 27, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What the wildlife camera revealed...
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

Re: What the wildlife camera revealed...

Ah, yes, maybe the deer was striking out for new territory. We've had hedgehogs in the garden before, but not since J was much younger - and not since we put up a new, more impregnable fence (mainly because of next-door's free-range chickens, though the chickens can't get to the bit at the end). I'm...
by JudyN
Mon May 27, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear aggression - some questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2908

Re: Fear aggression - some questions

The were some heartfelt conversations in the middle of the partially sleepless night about whether we can do this :-( I've been there, I feel for you :( But yes, you can do this. What Nettle says - management is everything now. He needs to feel he's in a safe place when people come round, and he al...
by JudyN
Mon May 27, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What the wildlife camera revealed...
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

Re: What the wildlife camera revealed...

:lol:

We also spotted a hedgehog for the first time yestrday since getting the camera. So, finally, Mr R has agreed that we need a hedgehog tunnel in the fence :D
by JudyN
Sun May 26, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What the wildlife camera revealed...
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

What the wildlife camera revealed...

Wildlife camera highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTGrtCvmDvU&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HU9guSCyOE&feature=youtu.be (The dates on the vids are wrong, BTW - these were caught in the past week.) Yes, deer use the strip of rough council land at the end of the garden! :...
by JudyN
Sun May 26, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Out at a brewery and...
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Re: Out at a brewery and...

Awesome :D
by JudyN
Fri May 24, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear aggression - some questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2908

Re: Fear aggression - some questions

It sounds like you're all doing great :D I'll see if I can add anything to what Nettle has said. 2) "Lie down" is not going well, as Pedro's neck is pretty long and his legs are pretty short, so he doesn't need to squat down to get to treats placed on the floor in front of him. Any ideas? Ultimately...
by JudyN
Fri May 24, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New rescue, and grieving Mr. Fundog's Death
Replies: 9
Views: 2137

Re: New rescue, and grieving Mr. Fundog's Death

I'm glad you sound more positive today :D Of course, you'll have bad days to come, both in terms of dealing with your grief and bonding with/training Zoey - no doubt it will be a rocky road. But remember there will always be people to support you and hold your hand, both online and in real life xx
by JudyN
Wed May 22, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New rescue, and grieving Mr. Fundog's Death
Replies: 9
Views: 2137

Re: New rescue, and grieving Mr. Fundog's Death

It's still very early days. Be gentle with yourself. You know that none of this is Zoey's fault but it's very difficult not to direct your feelings at her. Do please keep writing... even if you decide not to post what you write, I'm sure it will help.
by JudyN
Sat May 18, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New rescue, and grieving Mr. Fundog's Death
Replies: 9
Views: 2137

Re: New rescue, and grieving Mr. Fundog's Death

I'm so very sorry, Fundog - this must be an extremely hard time for you.
by JudyN
Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 588008

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

Or is everything prey until some things aren't? Or do we do dogs a disservice by imagining a same-level response when some like this and some prefer that? I get the impression that it's almost entirely genetically based - Jasper didn't 'learn' the difference between cats and rabbits, he already kne...
by JudyN
Wed May 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 588008

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

I like 'shimmering focus'! I just wondered if some dogs 'love' cats in the same way that they 'love' deer (as you said, aggression doesn't into it at all) - as opposed to the more common dog who 'hates' cats and is aggressive towards them. To be honest, I'm not at all sure that Jasper associates out...
by JudyN
Tue May 14, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 588008

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

Happily, Jasper's sighthound genes take precedence over his terrier ones when it comes to calming down after a chase. I was wondering yesterday whether I could compare the focus of prey drive to the focus of a top surgeon absolutely in their zone performing an operation that required all their skill...
by JudyN
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 588008

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

I obviously have an old-fashioned pet dog then :lol:

Would 'proper' prey drive in, say, a JRT look very different from that in a sighthound? Or would a JRT shown a barnful of rats show the same sort of focus that Jasper does if he spots a deer?
by JudyN
Mon May 13, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 588008

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

Mini-rant: spotted on an RSPCA site promoting a large lurcher: 'Typically for sighthounds, Gary has a high prey drive, meaning he is overexcited and reactive around other dogs, cats, birds and small furry things.' What a failure to understand 'high prey drive', by people who really ought to know wha...