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by Erica
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483614

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

I feel he knew she was ill, for sure. He is so sensitive to that and his behavior had changed towards her recently -- smelling breath and rump almost obsessively (one reason I'd been pushing for a vet visit) -- but I don't know if he knows she's gone.
by Erica
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: impulse control
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: impulse control

We play a variant of stay we call "find it" -- Delta sits and stays (or stand-stays, or down-stays) and I hide a treat. Easy places at first and then more tricky/further away. He stays until I walk back to him then release and tell him to find it. One hidden treat per stay, so he doesn't look for a ...
by Erica
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483614

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

We had to say goodbye to Opal on Monday. We drove up to the beach on Saturday, spent time with the family Sunday, and Monday we got up and she was not feeling well. The vet we went to was wonderful, but there wasn't much to be done without putting her through a lot. she had a mass on either her live...
by Erica
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Question?

GSDs are more sensitive to their handlers' emotions. That's why they are alright as guide dogs or physical assistance dogs, but are not often used for psychiatric work. Labs and goldens still pick up on their handler's emotions, but don't break down if their handler has a panic attack (usually). Sin...
by Erica
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483614

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

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgysIJgX0AAhekT.jpg Moving stuff in and of course the first things in the apartment were dog stuff ;) Then a bit of food, and a set of chairs and a table that I got for cheap at the thrift store. Since Delta's prone to what my mentor calls transition anxiety (mini-SA tha...
by Erica
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog eating
Replies: 40
Views: 6325

Re: Dog eating

I don't know anyone who doesn't think Alaska is part of America :P

And yup, there's good and bad everywhere. We can certainly criticize what needs changing -- this forum may not be the place to do it -- but if we don't recognize and acknowledge what's wrong, it will never be changed!
by Erica
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483614

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

We have a low of 23C and a high of 35C (72F and 95F respectively) recently, plus humidity like walking through a swamp. It's no fun.
by Erica
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483614

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

Yay for the nice walk MP! :D

That's what the walk-in closet is for :lol: Kidding -- there are two bedrooms and a living room. Living room will be dog stuff + training area + hangout place, bedroom one for sleeping, bedroom two for crafts. ;P
by Erica
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483614

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

That is hilarious Judy! lol! I was approved for an apartment so Delta and I should be moving out SOON...the sooner the better in my book...just need their "list of things we need" email so I can run that stuff over to them. Then the transplanting should begin! I'll be keeping the fish and anything v...
by Erica
Mon May 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483614

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

Fingers crossed for a helpful visit there! Glad you can get in more quickly. Judy, I feel the same way with the hounds I work with. I adore trying to figure out how to make our goals line up so they'll decide to work with me, but I would not like to live with one, haha. :) That sounds like a fantast...
by Erica
Mon May 21, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483614

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

Agreed! Two weeks for a vaccination? Sure! For a new and odd health concern? It's a bit ridiculous. I hope your boss's vet has openings before then!
by Erica
Sun May 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3328
Views: 483614

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

Hoping Bax does well. :( Is there a vet facility in your area that has different hours, or any chance of getting him in on a lunch break for a quick exam? I've decided to get into Nosework finally, so I looked to our local good dog sports facility aaand...they're remodeling over the summer. No class...
by Erica
Thu May 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Helping choose
Replies: 33
Views: 3713

Re: Helping choose

Of that list, the berner, 100%.
by Erica
Wed May 16, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Helping choose
Replies: 33
Views: 3713

Re: Helping choose

Or perhaps a responsible rescue with a foster system -- many dogs behave very differently in the shelter environment than they do at home. The hyper ones that never stop jumping turn into couch potatoes and the quiet sweet ones become fearful and reactive :P But yes, if they have no idea where to st...
by Erica
Sun May 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Helping choose
Replies: 33
Views: 3713

Re: Helping choose

The newfs we've had in classes haven't been stubborn or boisterous. They take their time about things and aren't fast to respond (it seems like it often takes cues longer to go from "perceived" to "acted on" in the giants), but there's no "you're asking me to do something, so I WON'T do that!" They'...