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by Wilkie
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

I would have a lead on her in the yard then. If she starts biting you can either stand on the lead so she can't jump at you . Or tie the lead to the fence or something to do your timeout. I have 6 ft. wooden fencing so tying her to it wouldn't be an option. I can try stepping on the lead, but how m...
by Wilkie
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

All of the toys that Sophie has played with and grew bored of doing were: A rubber ball that you stuff food inside of. I put spray cheese and sausage in it. A cardboard roll that took her a bit to rip to shreds. I didn't get it for her, she got it herself. She tore her beloved squeaky toys apart. Sh...
by Wilkie
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

don't forget the mind games thread http://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1135 for ideas also this thread might give you some impulse control ideas http://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7588 As for "stopping" her. a couple things come to mind. you can do a time out. BUT in this ...
by Wilkie
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

Sophie continues to bite me, grab my arms and legs and pull my close. I don't care whether she's being playful or not, this is completely inappropriate behavior. She isn't breaking the skin, but it hurts and she bites down hard. She was just jumping on me and grabbing my arm. I asked for help, but t...
by Wilkie
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dog vomiting
Replies: 8
Views: 3823

Dog vomiting

Sophie continues to vomit. It's on and off, but today she was vomiting everywhere and hacking up mucus. She's going to see the vet, but what can I do to soothe her stomach until then? Or should I wait until I see the vet before doing anything? I hate seeing her like this. She's been vomiting for 3 w...
by Wilkie
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

although I wouldn't mind giving them a piece of my mind :mrgreen: i've thought of doing that a time or two, but after reflection, i find i don't have any i can do without......i can't afford to spare any brain cells! :lol: My time is better suited for training. I feel satisfied by the fact that I h...
by Wilkie
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

I feel like I'm getting a Braveheart speech :wink: . On a serious note, you are absolutely right. It's hard trying to do both and getting "advice" thrown at me from every direction and having people tear me down just for doing the right thing. do NOT wave yer bare arse at the rescue folks!!! i'd ha...
by Wilkie
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Problem with Drop It command
Replies: 6
Views: 3169

Re: Problem with Drop It command

As for his scavenging on walks, you could consider putting abasket muzzle on him. This is a good way of allowing him his freedom and he csn still pant and drink,, but he cant pick up anything dangerous. But make sure it is a basket muzzle and not one of those neoprene tighht ones which stop them op...
by Wilkie
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

I would also stop working at the rescue. Just explain that you have enjoyed your time there but you want to concentrate on Sophie now. At least until she can be left alone happily. I don't have retrievers but I do have terriers and they are hard work in different ways, but still very high energy. D...
by Wilkie
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

Yeah I think she seems quite nervous of people. My little poppy is quite hand shy and quite nervous when she meets people at first. Despite never being hit or hurt or abused in any way. Once she has met someone once she usually runs right up to them the second time, but her first meetings are quite...
by Wilkie
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

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by Wilkie
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

In that case I wouldn't volunteer for any of them.... I am in 100% agreement. you can always come back to volunteering at the shelter/rescue at another time. just because you are "only a volunteer" shouldn't mean you can't or shouldn't speak up. If there is a rule that says you can't speak up...RUN...
by Wilkie
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

How are you doing Wilkie, it must be tough. You have a new dog who needs help and I know (although mine was a puppy not a rescue) how tiring and frustrating it can be working with a dog that needs a lot of help, however positive you try to be. And then you have the rescue work which sounds stressfu...
by Wilkie
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

This was definitely not expected. I started getting involved because I lost my dog who was absolutely one of a kind and helping other animals was a way to not dwell on the negative. Unfortunately, sometimes the things that start out great tend to go down hill in the long run. I got Sophie from one o...
by Wilkie
Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problems unraveling
Replies: 102
Views: 33580

Re: Problems unraveling

In that case I wouldn't volunteer for any of them, at least until she can be left. Think of it as maternity leave :wink: I think that this is a very good way of looking at it. You have taken on a dog who really needs you, she needs your help and she needs to be able to trust you. My worry would be ...