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by DianeLDL
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Stress vs relaxation
Replies: 19
Views: 3030

Re: Stress vs relaxation

Shalista, I know how discouraging things like that can be. But, still keep trying and use suggestions from JudyN & Jacksdad. Since Bax is older now, it may be worth trying it out their suggestions. Go slowly. We have been working with Sandy on not running and jumping at any animal on TV. And I mean ...
by DianeLDL
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Talk about stating the obvious...
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: Talk about stating the obvious...

Judy, Come to think of it, Sandy does have a certain look that he gave me today. After Sandy ate his food, OH said that Sandy has to go outside to potty. I said that didn’t he just go at the park? And, OH said, yes, and Sandy had peed 4 times at the park within the hour. I told him I didn’t think Sa...
by DianeLDL
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Talk about stating the obvious...
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: Talk about stating the obvious...

JudyN, Interesting article, but I don’t think the research goes far enough. I’ve never really watched Sandy’s face for expressions. But, he does communicate in different ways. If OH & I are arguing, Sandy’s ears go back & lie flat. I think it’s a fear reaction to our voice tones. If Sandy is excited...
by DianeLDL
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Stress vs relaxation
Replies: 19
Views: 3030

Re: Stress vs relaxation

I just looked at both mats. As to Sandy, he gets too frustrated if it’s not easy. I’ve tried putting treats in a regular box with flaps partly closed. He stands on top of the flaps, & can’t figure out how to get the treats so I have to open them & pratically hand him the treats. :roll: I also had pu...
by DianeLDL
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Stress vs relaxation
Replies: 19
Views: 3030

Re: Stress vs relaxation

Shalista, Adaptive and the natural remedies didn’t work for Sandy, either. They said to put into his water, but he doesn’t drink that much. Today, he didn’t eat and vomited several times. Finally, at 4pm, he finally was able to eat some dry kibble and drink water and keep it down. I think our living...
by DianeLDL
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Stress vs relaxation
Replies: 19
Views: 3030

Re: Stress vs relaxation

Shalista, Since it sounds like Bax has similar social issues as Sandy, I would say to hold off on going to this fantastic park, at least with Bax. I believe it migh stress him out even more with the people, and possibly other dogs. After his last encounter, I don’t think it would help and may even a...
by DianeLDL
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bax adjusting
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Bax adjusting

Shalista, The diarrhea could be result of stress. Two years ago, I went to Israelto see my son & grandchildren. Sandy stayed at our Maine house with OH. Although Sandy did well, the day I flew back, Sandy started having diarrhea. We took him to the vet who told us that the stress increased the bacte...
by DianeLDL
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3326
Views: 481509

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

Shalista, I know what you mean. Stupid people who think every dog is as friendly as theirs. There are leash laws for a reason! Sandy would have reacted same as Bax, but it would have been more nasty. We were in the Navy Lodge in N. California last week. OH had Sandy on leash (rules in the lodge!) & ...
by DianeLDL
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bax adjusting
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Bax adjusting

Shalista,

Seems like Bax helped you make friends with your neighbor. Good for you (& Bax). :D :D :D
by DianeLDL
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bax adjusting
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Bax adjusting

My Sirius tends to know all of the neighbors' cars and when one neighbor moves out and another one comes in with different cars, it throws her off for a while until she gets used to it. That is interesting. Sandy has also picked up on vehicles in our neighborhood, especially FedEx & UPS. Even if no...
by DianeLDL
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bax adjusting
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Bax adjusting

Shalista, Sandy doesn’t take to some people (never know who he will like & who not). We tried to introduce him to our granddaughters (ages 8 & 6 years old). But it was in wrong place & time with strangers staring at the park. So, all they heard was barking & ran off. So, I also do a lot of turn & ru...
by DianeLDL
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bax adjusting
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Bax adjusting

JudyN, Great idea to get the neighbors on board. It’s also good feedback for Shalista as to how Bax really is adjusting since she isn’t there. And, as you said it lets the neighbors know that Shalista is being a good dog owner as well as good neighbor. Shalista, I was wondering how Bax does meeting ...
by DianeLDL
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3326
Views: 481509

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

Ari_RR, Yes, you drove quite close by our house. Our house is in Orrington, just south of the Brewer, and 1A just bypasses downtown Brewer on way to Bar Harbor. We have been on that route quite often. :D Beautiful area especially the time if year you visited. :D Did you get to Acadia National Park? ...
by DianeLDL
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Barking
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Barking

Angus, I was just wondering if any of your others neighbors said anything about the noise that these other dogs are making by barking outside? If so, they may also be helpful as to talking with the owners of these dogs. I’m guessing that they both work, and put in the doggy door so that their dogs w...
by DianeLDL
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bax adjusting
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Bax adjusting

Shalista, Good for you & Bax! Might want some different toys on hand to give him variety to keep him from being bored. Love the idea of using white noise! We can’t use TV since Sandy goes bezerk with other animals. But the white noise sounds great (no pun intended). Good luck with your new place & j...