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by Erica
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 444062

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

What a lucky encounter, Judy! Well, lucky when your friend came along, not lucky that you dropped the wrong bag in the bin. :lol: I thought having Delta intact would help him be considered a "threat" by reactive dogs despite Delta's nice temperament, but he's so good that most of the time we don't g...
by Erica
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: friend for bax
Replies: 47
Views: 6082

Re: friend for bax

And Nando Brown just posted this video on "reducing arousal with minimal stimulation" which could be useful!
by Erica
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: friend for bax
Replies: 47
Views: 6082

Re: friend for bax

If you have a Facebook, the group Canine Enrichment has sooo many ideas for things to do with dogs. I wonder if you could try to find someone else with a terrier who needs a playmate and get together for play sessions in a yard or small dog area of a dog park? Few people use those, at least in my ar...
by Erica
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: CBD for anxiety in my dog
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: CBD for anxiety in my dog

I haven't personally used it, but a friend with an anxious dog is happy with how CBD treats have been helping her dog. It doesn't magically make him "normal," but he is better able to cope with situations that would be very difficult for him otherwise. I believe she uses Adaptil spray as well and th...
by Erica
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Breed suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Breed suggestions?

I love smooth collies but couldn't find a good breeder within 500 miles of me, sadly! They are also usually a bit lower intensity than I'd be looking for, from what I've heard and seen. Meeting was rescheduled as the vet will be out of town this week. :cry: 23 days now...but the more I learn about P...
by Erica
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: 24-hour harness
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: 24-hour harness

I would go for something lightweight yeah. The TTouch is very nice. The Balance can be adjusted along the back, so that may help with fitting to avoid armpit sores if the dogis thin-furred and unused to harnesses.
by Erica
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 444062

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

Judy, Delta and I have such a variable schedule that I doubt either of us will notice much when clocks go back this coming Sunday for us ;) Delta and i are working on heeling pivots for our current training challenge, as well as being able to tell the difference between "touch " and "paw" for both h...
by Erica
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Change of behaviour
Replies: 27
Views: 3653

Re: Change of behaviour

Sounds like a perfect way to watch a scary movie ;)
by Erica
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Breed suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Breed suggestions?

That's fine with me, honestly. I could use a starey dog to have as a "rude" decoy dog for dogs who are doing well with Delta. (Delta also stares, but his hair is often drooping over his eyes so the other dogs don't notice :lol:) The breeder I emailed will be about half an hour away from me next week...
by Erica
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Breed suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Breed suggestions?

I was originally thinking of malinois, but talking to people who have experience with them, the breed may be prone to same-sex aggression. I don't want to do an early spay, and I don't want to keep Delta and a ***** in heat separated in a fairly small apartment, so I am probably looking to get a mal...
by Erica
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 444062

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

Yes, I believe the US celebrates it more intensely than the UK. We have to shut down the roads downtown as we get thousands of adults gathering to celebrate in costume. :) Opal is doing well! She's starting to get restless so I have to kick up the enrichment. We have a gate keeping her in a carpeted...
by Erica
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Change of behaviour
Replies: 27
Views: 3653

Re: Change of behaviour

Glad to hear he's feeling better! :) I think the avoiding trick-or-treaters idea is a good one. You may be able to get away with having him stowed away from the door with a lovely special treat to chew on, but you know him best. Some dogs find hearing all the noises stressful enough!
by Erica
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 444062

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

Opal had her cruciate ligament repair recently, so I'm going to dress up the front of the house in some cute Halloween-themed "DANGER" and "DO NOT ENTER" ribbon. I'll add a note about how the house has been quarantined due to paranormal activity, and here's a bowl of candy to take from as thanks for...
by Erica
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Change of behaviour
Replies: 27
Views: 3653

Re: Change of behaviour

I hope all is well with him, but it's better to check with the vets and know rather than find out in the middle of the night when things are very serious very suddenly!
by Erica
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Change of behaviour
Replies: 27
Views: 3653

Re: Change of behaviour

If my dog were acting oddly suddenly, I would be visiting the vets to see what they think. Sometimes, an observant owner bringing in a dog who just seems a little off can catch a serious health problem before it becomes extremely expensive or painful. Here are a few examples a vet talked about, conc...