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by Erica
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 453225

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

I'm a month or two late on the prey drive discussion but it's something I've been diving into quite a bit recently as I volunteer as the behavior consultant at DogBreederGame.com :D I had to jump in when the admin was proposing the personality traits be "prey drive, pack drive, fight/defense drive."...
by Erica
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 453225

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

It's been years so I can't remember who first introduced me to it, but I'm pretty sure the Voice of Doom saved Delta from a mauling at the very least today. A neighbor has a great Dane who hates Delta and today they were in the parking lot, chatting behind a car so I didn't see the dog, with the dog...
by Erica
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - weekends are for taking pictures :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Baby Miles - weekends are for taking pictures :-)

Growing and growing and growing...looks like he is having a blast exploring the world! :)
by Erica
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 1811

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

My grandma has a finger that cramps up and is extremely painful. The doctors' remedies all helped a little, bringing the pain down from a 9 to a 6. Still pretty darn intense! But the lady at her hair salon gave her a massage with some CBD oil and it took the pain down to a 1 or 2 in minutes. Whether...
by Erica
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I’m back re: ESAs
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: I’m back re: ESAs

Reactive dogs are not suitable to be service dogs. It's a pretty universal opinion in service dog communities, though it is not part of the law (though if your dog is barking at another dog, you can be kicked out of establishments). It sounds like you can at least distract Chance, though. Another th...
by Erica
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 453225

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

Can't believe I'm giving a dog treats for peeing inside, but I figure I have to show him that peeing where I can see is good, so maybe I can get him to pee outside. A rescue in New Jersey is helping get the dogs out of a Kentucky puppy mill. Lots of doodles, it seems. And for some reason they're mak...
by Erica
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: airedale and coyote playing
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: airedale and coyote playing

When I think about the things that Raymond Coppinger, Clive D. L. Wynne, and John Bradshaw have said about the leading dog domestication theories, I can't help but wonder....are we seeing some of the same factors at play with Coyotes? Even if we are, there is no guarantee Coyotes will end up domest...
by Erica
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Miles The Ridgeback - a gentle boy
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Miles The Ridgeback - a gentle boy

Very nice play skills! :D Good job Miles!
by Erica
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 453225

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

Had a similar kind of "yay for people not assuming things" moment today, Nettle! Was working with an adolescent GSD with some fairly mild stranger-danger (big surprise ;P ) and two kids got out of a car and were talking to their mom -- "Mom, look, doggy! Can we go say hi?" It didn't take voice-of-do...
by Erica
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Recall
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Re: Recall

Woohoo! Awesome work Judy and Jasper :D
by Erica
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The monsters at the bottom of the garden
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: The monsters at the bottom of the garden

Ooh, how fun! Finally, the monsters are revealed! :D Thanks for sharing. That picture of the tortie is lovely!
by Erica
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing...... "Mr Wonderful" !
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Introducing...... "Mr Wonderful" !

Well, Mr. Wonderful and my dad's new puppy (German shepherd, of course) must be about the same age! Flint comes home next weekend too! Congratulations :D Mr. Wonderful looks like a proper chunky potato.
by Erica
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 453225

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

It's been a while since I posted! I was about to say "not too much has been happening," except a couple very big things are happening, lol. First: Mistral! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dsk76OkWkAEhhE-.jpg After a long series of events I ended up with this adorable little 10-week-old fluffball, who ha...
by Erica
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 5622

Re: Corns

Hope he's recovering well and has let you access your chocolates! :) And fingers crossed that this sorts out the issue.
by Erica
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 453225

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

Dad, a couple weeks ago: I'll get my next dog in three years when I retire
Dad, today: Don't tell Mom but what do you think of these breeders?

He's got puppy fever as badly as I do lol

So the hunt begins for a good GSD breeder...wish us luck :)