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Just now, Florentine_Pogen said:


Maybe he needs ‘Rentonized’.

Already done, and since then hes been fine with males in the house. Just seems to have started totally randomly, but theres clearly something triggered it.

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16 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

Cant think of anything that's happened to trigger it at all.

First sign of it was New Years when I had my Uncle, Dad, and girlfriends boyfriend 

He's standing up for you, probably. 

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39 minutes ago, Dele said:

He's standing up for you, probably. 

Christ how have I typed that 😂 meant to be sisters boyfriend 

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13 hours ago, Dele said:

Just back from walking the dog where we met a one year old (I never asked what breed, I was too fascinated) dog called Dennis. He's about 3 feet tall, bounds about like a dopey horse and - best of all - chucks his own ball for himself. His owners are trying to train him and still have some way to go as he's absolutely bonkers :lol:

I've never in my life seen a dog basically throw a ball up the air from his own mouth and catch it. He also does that upward straight jump where he stays horizontal. 

Amazing. Will try to find out what type of dog he is. 

Just found out :- He's a Scottish Deerhound. 

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6 hours ago, Dele said:

Just found out :- He's a Scottish Deerhound. 

That jumping thing hounds do is almost gravity-defying. 

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My wife is currently working from home, I unfortunately still have to come into the office, wife just sent me this picture  

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The bold yin 
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This virus thing. Serious or what? Will it affect my food supply? Wil I get out for a walk? Answers human.

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40 minutes ago, theportman said:
47 minutes ago, Nadroj said:
The bold yin 
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This virus thing. Serious or what? Will it affect my food supply? Wil I get out for a walk? Answers human.

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A snapshot of my week, overwhelmed by the support our company has received from our clients this week, most are working from home, almost everyone is continuing with daily walks, some have even said they will continue to support us financially even if they need to withdraw their dog due to self quarantine. 

I'm usually quite pessimistic so it's been a pleasant surprise how much support we've received from our clients, i feared the worst at the start of the week. 

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That's Roxy just over 7 months now.
She's still mega jumpy when another dog barks and doesn't like strangers approaching. The amount of folk I've had to warn before they try and clap her, most folk are fine with it and one guy just totally ignored me, approached her with a hood up and tried to clap her on the head, she ended up grabbing his jacket sleeve and swinging it about a bit, the boy was a bit shaken up bit I did warn him.
Went down to pets at home last weekend and bought a Halti for walking her as she pulls a lot when she's on the lead, and what a difference with it, she didn't like it at first but she's kind of accepted it now.
As much as I try and socialise her she just doesn't like people she doesn't know.

Got a new carpet in the hall and the stairs 3 weeks ago.... A week later she ripped up the bit on the landing in the middle of the stairs.
Back down to j&w and managed to get an off cut to replace the landing bit.
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The bold yin I posted above is 8 months old now and I’m still having a bit of trouble with his toilet training. I take him out regularly and he does the toilet fine outside and gets plenty of praise etc but he will still just randomly pee indoors sometimes. 
 

He is also ridiculously energetic, like he will genuinely not sit still no matter how much I play with him and tire him out. When he comes up on the couch he is fine for a bit chewing his wee toy until he gets bored but if he doesn’t have the toy to keep him occupied he goes mental and bites and wants to play. It’s quite annoying cos it makes me feel bad because he canny fall asleep on the couch or sit on it with me or anything like that, so I have to put him in his wee play pen where his bed is so he will get a wee sleep in there. 
 

anyone else had similar experiences with their pooch? I think it is just a puppy thing tbf, at least I hope so. 

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14 minutes ago, Nadroj said:

The bold yin I posted above is 8 months old now and I’m still having a bit of trouble with his toilet training. I take him out regularly and he does the toilet fine outside and gets plenty of praise etc but he will still just randomly pee indoors sometimes. 
 

He is also ridiculously energetic, like he will genuinely not sit still no matter how much I play with him and tire him out. When he comes up on the couch he is fine for a bit chewing his wee toy until he gets bored but if he doesn’t have the toy to keep him occupied he goes mental and bites and wants to play. It’s quite annoying cos it makes me feel bad because he canny fall asleep on the couch or sit on it with me or anything like that, so I have to put him in his wee play pen where his bed is so he will get a wee sleep in there. 
 

anyone else had similar experiences with their pooch? I think it is just a puppy thing tbf, at least I hope so. 

Most likely just a puppy thing, the grey Frenchie in the photo in my previous post was a nightmare when he was a puppy but eventually calmed down.

Maybe get Kong toy that you can fill with treats or hide treats throughout your living room, this will give him a bit of mental stimulation and potentially expend a bit of that extra energy, basically the dogs nose rules their brain.

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38 minutes ago, stevieKTID said:

Most likely just a puppy thing, the grey Frenchie in the photo in my previous post was a nightmare when he was a puppy but eventually calmed down.

Maybe get Kong toy that you can fill with treats or hide treats throughout your living room, this will give him a bit of mental stimulation and potentially expend a bit of that extra energy, basically the dogs nose rules their brain.

The toy he takes on the couch is a red Kong that I stuff with peanut butter! It’s a life saver!

He chews it for a bit but eventually goes ‘nah f**k this’ and decides to go into wild mode. I wouldn’t change the mad wee b*****d for the world. 

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12 hours ago, Nadroj said:

The bold yin I posted above is 8 months old now and I’m still having a bit of trouble with his toilet training. I take him out regularly and he does the toilet fine outside and gets plenty of praise etc but he will still just randomly pee indoors sometimes. 
 

He is also ridiculously energetic, like he will genuinely not sit still no matter how much I play with him and tire him out. When he comes up on the couch he is fine for a bit chewing his wee toy until he gets bored but if he doesn’t have the toy to keep him occupied he goes mental and bites and wants to play. It’s quite annoying cos it makes me feel bad because he canny fall asleep on the couch or sit on it with me or anything like that, so I have to put him in his wee play pen where his bed is so he will get a wee sleep in there. 
 

anyone else had similar experiences with their pooch? I think it is just a puppy thing tbf, at least I hope so. 

Sounds kind of similar to our dog. She was 4 when we adopted her but I'm 99% sure she had received no proper training before we got her. Her former owner left a wee write up with the SSPCA and wasn't exactly shy about detailing just how much of a nightmare she would be. She wasn't overly interested in treats and toys so we had nothing much to use as a "reward" for her. She was anxious and as a result of this was impulsive and destructive. She couldn't be let off her lead as she simply bolted and you'd have to wait until she found something interesting before you caught up with her. She escaped our house on a couple of occasions. One time I had her in the garden and the wind caught our gate and broke the latch. She met my neighbour in the street and I managed to catch her when she stopped for a fuss. The second time was when we moved house and someone who was helping us move left the door open slightly. She made off across the road but got hit by a van, somehow escaping any major injuries. At that point we'd been to one training class that, if I'm honest, made her worse.

At first we did research online and took her to a trainer who advertised as purely reward-based training but Skye was never hugely fussed about treats, toys or praise. We were advised to go over the top with praise which simply made her more excited and therefore more likely to switch off.

After a year of not really getting anywhere with the techniques we were shown we went to another trainer who seemed to have more of a grasp on what to do with her. We were advised to stop feeding her from a bowl and only give her food if she had done something to earn it or had extracted it from a Kong or something similar. She got on OK with this but it still felt as though progress was very slow. This lady was basically advocating that Skye should see us as a source of good things which was understandable and I imagine if we'd continued with this trainer she'd have done OK. Problem was she didn't run classes for older dogs so the behaviour sessions were going to cost more than we had.

Eventually we had a guy from Bonnybridge recommended to us so we paid for a behavioural consult with him. He spotted right away that because of her anxiousnes we were pretty much on a hiding to nothing trying to teach her anything. He suggested we work on getting her calm before trying to train specific behaviours.

We were advised to set aside a wee bed/pen for her to go to and reward her (calmly) for being settled there. Next step was to take her out to the garden on her lead and again wait until she was calm to reward her with a gentle clap or a small treat. Eventually we worked our way up to taking her out on proper walks on a short lead but keeping an eye out for possible sources of stress (for her it was other dogs). 

Eventually she was reliable enough to attend another training class run by the same guy. She did brilliantly with this and you could see that the work we'd put in simply teaching her to be calm was giving her an advantage over the other dogs there. She often got picked to be the demonstration dog because she picked things up so quickly. The guy said he expected us all to be putting in 45min-1 hour's work with our dog every day and would know if we weren't. Sure enough, you could always tell the folk who hadn't bothered when the weekly class came round and a few dropped out before the end. :lol:

We also looked into learning games and scent work for Skye rather than games which were kind of mindless. A challenged dog is a happy dog.

I suppose what I'm saying overall is teach a dog to be calm and he rest will follow.

 

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Totally regretting getting such a skinny dog now for when the time comes for him and the cat to go on the barbecue. 

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Totally regretting getting such a skinny dog now for when the time comes for him and the cat to go on the barbecue. 
Barbeque?!

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Enjoyed a bit of social distancing by taking Rosie the dog to Glen Tanar in Aboyne with the wife. Nice place for a stroll.

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Totally regretting getting such a skinny dog now for when the time comes for him and the cat to go on the barbecue. 
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