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by mansbestfriend
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Greyhound dander
Replies: 8
Views: 2985

Re: Greyhound dander

Hi. Can you describe the dander? How long had the dogs been in rescue and/or foster care? Was it a privately-run rescue, or an industry-controlled one? Dogs recently from a track can have "Kennel Coat" (fluffy, scruffy, unkept-looking fur often with bare patches). After a nice spell of appropriate g...
by mansbestfriend
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: The trading game
Replies: 8
Views: 2409

Re: The trading game

With serious hat on: the trainer in the good "Drop it" video is Chirag Patel. :!: :)
by mansbestfriend
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Nitting and Grinning
Replies: 5
Views: 7032

Re: Nitting and Grinning

I like that board/thread/link JudyN. A lot does depend on context, and overall body language.
Seems like more well-informed folks on there, than some GH-specific resources I found. :)
by mansbestfriend
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Nitting and Grinning
Replies: 5
Views: 7032

Re: Nitting and Grinning

When I first started fostering greyhounds through a committed rescue group, most of the good helpful info I/we needed was freely provided by the group. It was very difficult (for me) to find scientifically substantiated information about their sometimes quite unique behaviour/s however. Outside of t...
by mansbestfriend
Mon May 30, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: foster dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Re: foster dogs

Hi. I guess that's the lot of a foster carer - the sweet and the sour. Congratulations for helping Dustie to have a good life and find a nice 'furever' home. Skills you taught and self control instilled with positive reinforcement should give Dustie a big head start with life in the new home. Cheers...
by mansbestfriend
Sun May 29, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Advice on how to deal with aggressive dog bite
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Re: Advice on how to deal with aggressive dog bite

Hi. My thoughts: I hope you and your dog are OK. Another concern would be to try prevent the same incident from happening again in the future. I'm not trained in law and there are two (or more) sides to every story but, this sounds like a breakdown in proper safety procedure/s of the training busine...
by mansbestfriend
Tue May 24, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Is my dog aggressive, reactive, or just dog selective?
Replies: 4
Views: 3568

Re: Is my dog aggressive, reactive, or just dog selective?

Hi. It sounds like you have a wonderfully normal dog, considering the turmoil in her early life, with a small fear issue meeting strange new dogs. Over-reactive behaviour is almost always a stress/defence display to create more safe distance from a potential threat (in your dog's eye view). I'd sugg...
by mansbestfriend
Mon May 23, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Akita help! *update* still need help!
Replies: 27
Views: 9256

Re: Akita help! *update* still need help!

Hi sophaloaf. If I read this correctly, your dog 'randomly' jumps up and snaps his teeth together near a person's face (yes/no). It's a very specific behaviour. If that isn't it, please describe EXACTLY what your dog does. Does he ever cause pain, bruising, broken skin? As well as advice above, I'd ...
by mansbestfriend
Thu May 05, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: My puppy aggressive?
Replies: 10
Views: 3326

Re: My puppy aggressive?

Hi . Could the pup have an injury or illness? The breeder should be able to help with follow-up. Growling is good. It's a communication that your pup isn't feeling comfortable about something. Snapping is an extension of that. Try help your brand new pup to feel as safe and secure and happy as possi...
by mansbestfriend
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Off leash
Replies: 9
Views: 2868

Re: Off leash

How long is a piece of string? :) It would depend on local laws, the dog, how well trained it is, the owner, environment, other dogs, people, animals, traffic, etc. Some dogs 'naturally' stay close to their owners' legs, many wander, some take off and never come back. Some are mostly lovely dogs tha...
by mansbestfriend
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 664028

Re: Vent!

Get well soon.
by mansbestfriend
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Scratching
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

Re: Scratching

Mites of some sort makes sense. I'll treat both Kelly and Max with the Lavender solution. Thanks. :)
by mansbestfriend
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Scratching
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

Scratching

Hi. My Kelly dog has been scratching/nibbling/licking/grooming a lot recently, and back scratching several times a day in the dirt (IE: much more than normal). There may be a behavioural component to the scratching but mainly seems like a general skin irritation. There are no fleas, no hair loss, no...
by mansbestfriend
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3365
Views: 736130

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

A couple of days ago I got home after walking Kelly dog to find Max the GH chewing on a corn cob and bits and pieces of corn cob and corn scattered around (usually he doesn't bother raiding the rubbish). Coincidentally had a vet appointment for Max yesterday - after explaining about to the vet she s...
by mansbestfriend
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice needed- cocker spaniel with child
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

Re: Advice needed- cocker spaniel with child

Hi. In the short term, I'd suggest creating a specific quiet safe secure place or 'bolt hole' where your dog can easily retreat and de-stress somewhat (maybe with a bed, toy/ies, etc.), where your son cannot go. In the short-long term, it's also about maintaining a nice safe dog-friendly environment...