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  • Judy B.

    Member
    February 2, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    I agree with all the preceeding responses. If you follow the truth and know that you are doing what’s right, its ok to let go of what’s not. You don’t have to worry what others think and it’s ok to leave a community you no longer agree with. No one ever looked back and regretted doing right by their dog. You’re amongst a great community that will support truth, facts, and will respect educated opinions. If a community isn’t helping you to learn and grow, its ok to move on from information bias that doesn’t seem right, and seek real answers. I wouldnt stress over leaving another community you dont feel educationally or maybe even ethically supported by. The truth always prevails, facts are facts and science is science. We are glad you can be a part of this amazing community!

    Allie Dellosa
  • Judy B.

    Member
    July 23, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    And yes..the cutest!🐶

  • Judy B.

    Member
    July 23, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Awesome! Great progress! You did a good job repeating the command when she started creeping towards you. She was like oh, that’s not what we do? ok….ill go back….she’s definitely starting to understand the assignment.😃

  • Judy B.

    Member
    February 9, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Shes healing well!

  • Judy B.

    Member
    February 9, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Hi Cyndi,

    Yes I agree with Allie. Def get a comfortable secure muzzle for Lacey. It seems like you are in the process of this so that is good. I also think it is important to find a vet that you feel comfortable with and have a discussion with about Lacey and her fears. You should feel comfortable enough to trust your vet with your dog. It is also important that the veterinary technicians also understand this. In addition to what Allie said there are also some tips that can sometimes help lesson the severity of the situation. Of course ALWAYS muzzle. That is for everyone’s safety including yours and Lacey’s. Some vets have anti skid mats on their stainless steel tables….we usually take them off. The less traction the dog has and the more they feel a little unsteady they sometimes dont try to fight as much. Also making sure the vet doesn’t come straight on frontal the dog…its more threatening. We like to cover the dogs head loosely with a towel for many things. When the dog doesn’t see what is happening but can feel you petting it and calming it with your voice it can make the anticipation of what’s going to happen a lot less and sometimes they don’t realize what is actually happening. Also remember when a dog is having a problem with their ears or anything else it can be very painful. They may not let you touch them easily no matter what. Counter Conditioning is always good to work on. But don’t feel defeated if you go to the vet and it doesn’t work there. It can be very scary surrounded by a new place, new people, touching you in areas that are sore or painful and not understanding what is happening. You do your best and you have a plan going in. Communication is important with the vet. Orfeo is NOT easy to handle. We limit what we do, we do our best, and anything that isn’t necessary we try and limit. We are fortunate to have a good vet that let’s us handle Orfeo as we see fit for the situation. Fortunately Mike does know how and is capable of restraining and or helping the techs to restrain Orfeo. Not everyone will be able to restrain their own dog and sometimes the dogs are worse when we the owners are around. If you are uncomfortable with the vet you are currently using. ..I agree and say seek out one you are comfortable with and have a discussion ahead of time. At home work on things like Conditioning to a comfortable muzzle once you get one, and counter Conditioning with things she does not have great accociations with. You can even ask your vet if you could swing by when they have no clients just for a quick visit to give some treats on the table and leave. Keep us posted with this progress. I hope she feels better too! Putting meds in ears is never an easy fun task….at least not in my house! Good luck!

  • Judy B.

    Member
    February 4, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    She is the cutest little rottie !

  • Judy B.

    Member
    January 22, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Perfect match!

  • Judy B.

    Member
    September 26, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    That is so awesome! It’s amazing what they pick up on! Nothing to do with training really, but an observation, I noticed Orfeo doing things that he would never even think about doing that he has seen Darcy do and vice versa. Quite funny actually! I’m like wait an min! Don’t pick up a bad habit! Lol But it just shows how observant and smart they are. They pick up and notice things when we don’t even realize it! Such amazing animals! Very cool vid.

  • Judy B.

    Member
    September 26, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Yes, leadership is so important. It should always be an ongoing respectful way of of just being with our loved canines. When then know we have their best interest at hand and the have nothing to “worry” about good human/dig relationships fall into place better. Good respectful and calm leadership makes obedience that much easier because there is less conflict between the dog and the handler. Leadership helps make everything make more sense. I’m glad you are working your way through all the information on the site. I think the more we learn and always try to improve the better for the dogs and for us! 😀

  • Judy B.

    Member
    September 26, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Hi Shoko! So I believe the tugs Allie and I are talking about are the same 🙂 I believe the “bite suite” tugs are actually made out of French linen cotton! So we are both definitely on the same page re the tugs! I know you can get them pretty affordable even on amazon. Let us know! Keep up posted!

  • Judy B.

    Member
    September 22, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Shoko,

    It’s good to hear you are doing better with the dog! Leadership is such an important part of relationships with dogs. Especially with dogs that have dominance aggression. Following good Leadership exercises is great for any dog. They are naturally pack animals and do well with clear defined and respectful roles. When you lead, they will follow. They have less conflict. Even more so than obedience, Leadership is key. Were you able to read through the Leadership section of the site other than just the dominance aggression section? The Leadership section lays everything out clear. It also shows potential side effects when there is conflict between the roles. Leadership is good because we can tweak a lot of little things about our routines with them that can have a great impact. Keep on reading and learning and give us updates!

  • Judy B.

    Member
    September 22, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Shoko,

    Welcome to the site! I have not had any experience making tugs out of old real fire hose. I have only used the French linen ones. I haven’t bought one in a while but I remember they were reasonably priced. I can only speak with my experience with the French linen ones..they are very durable, last a long time and are easy on the dogs teeth. I’m sure someone here has used fire hose but idk if from actual real fire hose. Hopefully someone else will be able to chime in and give you some input:)

  • Judy B.

    Member
    August 25, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Great job! I think you’re delivery was good. As far as any feedback, I think it could potentially throw people off at the 6:30ish mark. In the beginning of the tutorial you say we dont use correction in phase 1. And you say it again at the end, but around the 6:30 mark you said this would be good to “show the correction”. now I COMPLETELY understood you, and what you meant by that, but it potentially confuse people. I know I watched and said wait…she just said this would be good to show the correction….but before she said we don’t use correction. Super nit picky and minor and like I said I know what you meant and most people will also. But there’s always the one that could be confused. You were otherwise very clear and I understood what you were saying well. You mentioned that the dog should understand the sit as a position and the down before doing push up, I noticed you were using the “free”, should the dogs understand the “free” prior to this as well? Good job. Keep up the good work. I think it is a great video ….im only nit picking because it was posted for feedback😊 good job!

  • Judy B.

    Member
    February 4, 2022 at 11:05 am

    You’re welcome. My recommendation to post on Q&A was so Mike could address it and explain but luckily he had the time and was able to address the post directly sooner. I hope you find lots of great understanding ad you dive into what he has recommended.

  • Judy B.

    Member
    February 3, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    I agree, I think this would be a great question for Q&A. From my past experience working in an animal hospital, I have learned that many veterinarians are not fully knowledgeable in certain types of canine behavior and sometimes they do misdiagnose things and label them neurological type disorders when they actually aren’t. Im not saying the dog didn’t have a legitimate extreme issue, I’m just not familair with this type of diagnosis being a solo issue. Perhaps you would be willing to present it on Wed?

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