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by Erica
Wed May 16, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Helping choose
Replies: 33
Views: 3863

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: 3863

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'...
by Erica
Sat May 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

Re: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?

We don't get many giant schnauzers around here, but the trainers I've talked to that have worked with them do not agree that schnauz are "ten times more intense" than GSDs. Maybe it's a regional difference as I'm talking to trainers mostly over the US rather than the UK. :)
by Erica
Wed May 09, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help with potty training!
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: Help with potty training!

Possibly anxiety if the vet doesn't think it's medical -- still, peeing in her crate is a concern. I might get a second opinion from a vet and if cleared medically again, look to build confidence and possibly see if an anti-anxiety med helps.
by Erica
Wed May 09, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 496083

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

Judy, have you seen this video? It was going around my FB feed recently but I am friends with some of the people who made it ;) YouTube link
by Erica
Wed May 09, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

Re: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?

Do you have experience with true working line GSDs? Having met a handful at the working dog conference, that kind of intensity doesn't just happen if you aren't breeding for it, and I haven't heard schnauzer owners saying their dogs are anything like a working line dog.
by Erica
Mon May 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 496083

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

I don't think I've posted about it here, but recently our company joined an alliance of force-free trainers in our state! We hope to spread the good word and help support each other with clients we don't have the skillset for or who are out of our area of service. It's shaping up to be very interest...
by Erica
Mon May 07, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

Re: So you think you want a Giant schnauzer?

Hi Zara,

Could you properly source this article? We don't need MLA format, but at least a link is nice if you are reposting someone else's work. :)
by Erica
Thu May 03, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 496083

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

Oh I don't know Nettle, Delta gets those buggers all the time :lol: Which is one of the reasons he's shaved short in the spring. Thorns crumble during the winter, but they draw blood in the spring. x.x
by Erica
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 496083

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

Thinking healing thoughts at Sky and Merlin! Went to the Penn Vet working dog conference last week. It was a marathon of information, but ooohhhh so fun! It really got me excited for possible future SAR/HRD training. Dogs are incredible. I'll probably post my abbreviated notes (to send to my coworke...
by Erica
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 496083

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

Hey GWD! Good to hear from you :) Judy -- Maybe he just doesn't have wild adolescent energy anymore? Kids who play with other kids are often running as fast as they can for the thrill of it, and that can carry into teen years. However, unless they're training track and field or doing other specific ...
by Erica
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: How do you save a breed?
Replies: 9
Views: 1642

Re: How do you save a breed?

Since the corkscrew tail also messes with vertebra, it's a good thing that is easily lost!

Check out the retro mop website -- not an homage to 80's janitors, but a modern breeding project outcrossing pugs to get a healthier dog.
by Erica
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 496083

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

And of course an 11-week-old pup isn't a threat to Bax, whereas he has to convince the husky that though he looks small, he's really like the Tardis, bigger on the inside. calling Bax a tardis basically describes everything about him. including the random insanity and perpetual puppyhood-look. I ne...
by Erica
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 507560

Re: Vent!

Is there some kind of safety and health board you could anonymously report your concerns to? That is not a great situation to be in, on any side of the equation!
by Erica
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Bleeding ears when stressed
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Re: Bleeding ears when stressed

If the head shaking causes the bleeding from the force of the ears being whipped around, a snug snood may help. It will keep the ear tips from having so much force put on them. It may not be forever; giving the ears a chance to heal and scar up could help them be more resilient in the future. But th...