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by mansbestfriend
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 8 m/o reactive Beagle mix - long post, advice and encouragement welcome!
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: 8 m/o reactive Beagle mix - long post, advice and encouragement welcome!

cariadandkitty Hi. You are not alone. There's light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes it's a long tunnel. :) It's a shame you've had a bad experience with the shelter. Dogs can sometimes behave quite differently in shelter and foster environments. It sounds like your trainer friend has the good oi...
by mansbestfriend
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mixed feelings
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: Mixed feelings

Hi. People may see this type of thing inside a bubble. It's a big topic. Best wishes. :)
by mansbestfriend
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mixed feelings
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: Mixed feelings

This is an ethical and possibly legal topic. I can see this from different angles, but killing other animals is not something I'd ever encourage in a pet dog. :idea:
by mansbestfriend
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: What is the right age?
Replies: 6
Views: 3305

Re: What is the right age?

I know this is an old thread. Here's an article from Victoria's main site - https://positively.com/dog-wellness/hea ... ay-neuter/
by mansbestfriend
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New here......hi everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 2394

Re: New here......hi everyone

Welcome. :)
by mansbestfriend
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Mouthing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3052

Re: Mouthing?

Hi. I remember a clip on youtube about 'asking' a dog if it likes being pet. Towards the end it shows some dog appeasement signals. Cheers. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cGDYI-s-cQ
by mansbestfriend
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Consistent good walking on leash
Replies: 4
Views: 1931

Re: Consistent good walking on leash

Hi. Just wondering if your dog is deaf, or zoning out. If deaf, a light touch should get your dog's attention. A structured basic obedience class with Positive Reinforcement only, might help with bonding and communication, and training. Walking my independent KelpieX is very stop/start, but that's h...
by mansbestfriend
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dog Aggression Toward Elderly Dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 2692

Re: Dog Aggression Toward Elderly Dogs

Hi. If your dogs' interactions have always needed management, I'd guess it's just an extension of their normal behaviour. Dogs of all ages can take the advantage if it serves them well. Stay safe. Happy new year 2017.
by mansbestfriend
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: At wits end with rescue border collie mix. Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 3344

Re: At wits end with rescue border collie mix. Help!

Hi. This is very sad. Chronic stress can be destructive to a dog's well-being. I'd suggest a thorough vet check first, and/or consulting a professional positive-reinforcement-type trainer/behaviourist face to face, to assess the dog's situation and give advice about what's in the best interest of th...
by mansbestfriend
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...
Replies: 42
Views: 13735

Re: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...

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by mansbestfriend
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy on a Hunger Strike
Replies: 9
Views: 3849

Re: Puppy on a Hunger Strike

Hi. I'd guess it is to do with the smell of the kibble and/or the bowl. In addition to other suggestions, try mixing something smelly/tasty (EG: pet mince, dog sausage, chicken stock or broth, whatever) in with your choice of kibble at mealtime. Just the smells during food prep. may make the pup mor...
by mansbestfriend
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would I be at fault?
Replies: 7
Views: 3180

Re: Would I be at fault?

Hi. There are regs here where I live that all dogs must be under the owners' direct control, but, further that owners must not allow theirs dogs to be a menace to others. A similar incident happened between one of my dogs and a toy poodle in a narrow pathway a while ago. They walked up quickly behin...
by mansbestfriend
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Barking during social situations
Replies: 4
Views: 2351

Re: Barking during social situations

Hi. A café can be a stressful environment for a dog and there could be many reasons for barking. Some dogs love people but aren't so fussed about other dogs, or can only cope with small groups. *Every dog is different* but most can tolerate X amount of stress for X amount of time and not more than t...
by mansbestfriend
Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: NEW RESCUE DOG LOVING AND THEN TURNED AGGRESSIVE HELP
Replies: 12
Views: 4788

Re: NEW RESCUE DOG LOVING AND THEN TURNED AGGRESSIVE HELP

Hi. I agree with the advice above but suggest the dog should return to the rescue for the benefit of the dog. Tell them everything you did with the Catahoula, and ask the rescue to help select a more appropriate dog for your circumstances, wants, demands, etc in a dog. It's my opinion that this foru...
by mansbestfriend
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Pamphill
Replies: 3
Views: 2577

Re: Pamphill

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