Search found 6531 matches

by JudyN
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Impulse control and age
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Impulse control and age

Is it posible that her eyesight is deteriorating so she can't see the treats so well? I think any change in behaviour in old age warrants a health check, but that might not be possible right now.
by JudyN
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Terrible teens
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Terrible teens

Jasper was exactly the same. The bad news is that he'll occasionally have a bit of a grump at entire males, but it is now no more than that. He met a very bouncy playful 11-month-old husky cross the other day and had a Grrrr and put a paw on his back. I do think the paw is an 'I'm the boss round her...
by JudyN
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum bug - Invisible private message/s
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Forum bug - Invisible private message/s

I think this happens when someone sends you a PM, but then deletes it before you pick it up. It's annoying, because you always want to know what it said, but not fixable. I know someone on another forum who had a rant about a forum member to someone else, but they accidentally sent it to the person ...
by JudyN
Mon May 25, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent lurcher article
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: Excellent lurcher article

I haven't trained a saluki, but if training a collie is at the far left of the scale and training a lurcher is close to the far right, then a saluki is not just at the far right but has run off two miles further in that direction.... :lol: Imagining you're training a cat might be a good start. A sal...
by JudyN
Thu May 21, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 614692

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

Oh MPbandmum, I'm so sorry to hear about Sky, Sirius and Helen :( I do hope your fluffy Samoyed is helping with your grief. No idea what's going on with the forum software... as far as I can see, no new registrations have been activated since December so I don't think admin are paying it too much at...
by JudyN
Tue May 12, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 614692

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

Erica, what terrible news about Delta - I'm so sorry. He was far, far too young :( I'm glad you have your new pup to give you some comfort - he is beautiful.
by JudyN
Thu May 07, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Overly amorous pup.......HELP!!
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Overly amorous pup.......HELP!!

My experience is a little different to Nettle - I've found that entire dogs do tend to get attacked by other male dogs (neutered as well as entire) more, even (or maybe particularly) when the entire dog is very easygoing and submissive. This is certainly the case with my neutered dog, who reacts to ...
by JudyN
Thu May 07, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: An unpleasant incident
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: An unpleasant incident

There's a few triggers here: a lot of male dogs really dislike unneutered males; dogs can be more reactive when they are on lead; dogs can be protective of their 'housemates' so both Berkeley and Bella could have been 'protecting' the other. Berkeley is beginning to feel the effects of his own testo...
by JudyN
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clouds and Silver Linings
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Clouds and Silver Linings

Many still let their dogs charge up to Jasper though, and I have to keep him on lead in the park to stop him charging up to treat fairies :roll: Not that we've got that far in the last couple of days - OH is working from home and Jasper doesn't like going out and leaving one of us behind. Yesterday ...
by JudyN
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Anxious collie

Here's the thread Nettle mentioned for exercising a dog's mind: https://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1135 You might find some more useful links here: https://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11503 My dog often generalises - he initially got treats whenever we passed dogs I though...
by JudyN
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Anxious collie
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Anxious collie

I think you've given them good advice so far... I'm not sure about using 'leave it' with cars though - how would they train it, and what would it mean to him? It doesn't tell him what he should do, and it doesn't change how he feels about the cars. As far as the vet goes - is he muzzle trained? If n...
by JudyN
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog JUST STARTED being aggressive
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: dog JUST STARTED being aggressive

Be aware you cannot train a dog's feelings. You cannot, through training, make her less insecure and defensive. You can only adapt her environment. Though surely, by repeated exposure to a trigger but at a distance where she is 100% comfortable, and gradually reducing the distance, her feelings abo...
by JudyN
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog JUST STARTED being aggressive
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: dog JUST STARTED being aggressive

It migth be that when M arrived, she was a little shut down and is now coming out of her shell. However, as with any new unexplained behaviour, it would be worth getting her a full vet check-up to be on the safe side. Do you know if she's the same when it's just you and her, without S? If you can fi...
by JudyN
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 614692

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

Wind, rain, mud... Everyone I meet is complaining about the weather. After months on end of being restricted by my bad knee, in the last few weeks I've been able to get out on proper walks and can now walk as far as I ever could over any terrain... and I'm absolutely revelling in it! Bring on the we...