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by Stormi
Thu May 12, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ideas for low-impact back end workouts
Replies: 11
Views: 1682

Re: Ideas for low-impact back end workouts

Can he do skills/tricks on just his hind legs? He can, I just worry that progressing those could be too much. He can do "sit pretty" and "double high five", so I could easily get him walking on his rear legs. Maybe I can teach him to do doggy-squats. I'm thinking of working him ...
by Stormi
Thu May 12, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ideas for low-impact back end workouts
Replies: 11
Views: 1682

Ideas for low-impact back end workouts

Jack was diagnosised with arthritis at the base of his tail when he was 3 years old. We've managed it pretty well without medication thus far (he was on anti-inflamatories at first, but I took him off because I didn't feel they were benefitting him as he wasn't physically showing any discomfort at t...
by Stormi
Thu May 12, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sunburn?
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Sunburn?

Oh, yeah. Since Jack is all pink with relatively little fur, he sunburns very easily. During the summer months I just use children/infant hypoallergenic sunblock and try to limit the amount of time we're in direct sun during peak hours. There are special dog sunblocks available as well.
by Stormi
Wed May 11, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Would like some input by a behaviorist.
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Would like some input by a behaviorist.

I'll send you a PM :)
by Stormi
Wed May 11, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Would like some input by a behaviorist.
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Would like some input by a behaviorist.

Upon searching, I'm not finding much in your immediate area. There may be one person in Shreveport that could be an option. Who is it that you are planning to work with to train her?
by Stormi
Wed May 11, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Would like some input by a behaviorist.
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Would like some input by a behaviorist.

If she's got her tail tucked and her body lowered, then she's not as ok with greeting as you may think and the issue is far from "gone". It might be helpful to order yourself a copy of Nicole Wilde's book "Help For Your Fearful Dog". It's an amazingly detailed book and takes your...
by Stormi
Wed May 11, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: My Meeting With Val (Red) (:
Replies: 8
Views: 344

My Meeting With Val (Red) (:

Fantastic news! :)
by Stormi
Tue May 10, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need help for fearful Dane (not mine).
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Need help for fearful Dane (not mine).

Getting them a copy of Nicole Wilde's "Help For Your Fearful Dog" might be a nice gesture, too :)
by Stormi
Tue May 10, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need help for fearful Dane (not mine).
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Need help for fearful Dane (not mine).

The owners are on board to a point, but I think they are in denial about just how anxious he is when we're out for a walk. Video it. Bring a friend, or see if a neighbor can lend a helping hand. If he's having routine panic attacks while on walks with you, its not helping him in the least. Every ti...
by Stormi
Tue May 10, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need help for fearful Dane (not mine).
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Need help for fearful Dane (not mine).

What is the environmental context that surrounds this dog? Is he able to be walked in a quiet and inactive area? Does the dog have a fenced yard that he's comfortable in? My initial thought would be to, rather than take him for long walks in environments that you know have stimuli that will spook hi...
by Stormi
Tue May 10, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: my puppy growls at strangers, need help
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: my puppy growls at strangers, need help

Its also important to factor in that your dog is entering adolescence. During this time in their life, they go thru a "fear stage" in which stimuli that didn't previously have a reaction may temporarily put them off. Take note of the specifics of the scenario, and work to desensitize these...
by Stormi
Mon May 09, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Opinions on potential adopter needed
Replies: 22
Views: 9708

Opinions on potential adopter needed

Kirstan wrote:NO! Just my opinion.


This.
by Stormi
Fri May 06, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Hard to Control Walking
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Hard to Control Walking

Check your PMs :)
by Stormi
Thu May 05, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Hard to Control Walking
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: Hard to Control Walking

So here's the deal with leash reactivity. Can it have a genetical component involved? Sure, absolutely. Does it have to for the behavior to be present? No. I've worked with many dogs who were leash-reactive but play off-lead beautifully and have well developed play skills. It may seem weird to the c...
by Stormi
Thu May 05, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Work to eat toys are a no go
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Work to eat toys are a no go

Probably because he's learned that if he waits long enough, it's much easier to get food out of you than the toy :)

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