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by BARB J
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: 6 month old male leash pulling
Replies: 5
Views: 8456

Re: 6 month old male leash pulling

Hi, Linsey, I couldn't use any collar on my Brit that began to rub him raw, irritated him or gave him any pain, so we switched to a front harness. The pulling decreased a LOT. Specifically, we use the Freedom Harness. If you buy it directly from the website of the owner, rather than through Amazon o...
by BARB J
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: more Toby problems
Replies: 5
Views: 5196

Re: more Toby problems

Gus's recall (he's 14 months) is awful, too. He will literally look right at us and you can tell he's deciding if it's worth it to him to obey. The little stinker. We need to work a lot harder on this than we currently are, so it's our own fault. What has helped us tremendously is what has already b...
by BARB J
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question for those familiar with Brittanys
Replies: 8
Views: 7328

Re: Question for those familiar with Brittanys

I'm so sorry, not only about your loss, but about your need to question the decision. It's a good reminder that even when a family member moves out, in some cases it might be wise to let them know of the decision before the pet's death. You would have had the chance to say goodbye, and that might ha...
by BARB J
Tue May 27, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Saying goodbye to Holly today
Replies: 13
Views: 10039

Re: Saying goodbye to Holly today

I agree. You worry about knowing when the time is right, but when it's right you really do know, and have to have peace with it. I'm so sorry her time with you is over, and so glad she had a wonderful life with you. Please know there are many people understanding your loss today.
by BARB J
Mon May 26, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Running Away!
Replies: 19
Views: 22017

Re: Running Away!

No kidding! Our closest friends 'love puppies!!!' and do everything within their power to hype them up whenever they come over. They want all the excitement and jumping and licking and tail wagging! I TRIED to enlist their help but it was an epic fail! :?
by BARB J
Sat May 24, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Running Away!
Replies: 19
Views: 22017

Re: Running Away!

My immediate suggestion is what Lisa suggested. When I predict people might greet Gus, rather than walk on by, he gets put into a 'sit' and I step on the leash so his only possibilities are 'sit' and 'down.' He'll try to jump, but settles down pretty fast for an appropriate meeting. I have not serio...
by BARB J
Fri May 09, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Bear - CGC!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 6372

Re: Bear - CGC!!!!

Good boy, Bear! Very impressive. I suspect your parents worked hard to get you there, too!
by BARB J
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2013 Puppy updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 10433

Re: 2013 Puppy updates?

Funny you should ask . . . Gus (11 months now) got loose for the first time this evening. We are at our vacation home in the desert and he can open the levered handle doors here. Not usually a problem - we close and lock the doors to the outside and keep things he shouldn't have from inside, out of ...
by BARB J
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Running Away!
Replies: 19
Views: 22017

Re: Running Away!

I'm so sorry about your scare. That's my worst fear with Gus. We've a long ways to go for recall. We have 'Come!' for normal requests, but are working on the serious recall which really means business. We've chosen the command, 'Now!!!!' and were told we must never allow him to refuse this command d...
by BARB J
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brittany video
Replies: 11
Views: 8754

Re: Brittany video

PUPPIES need to be exorcised before any training can begin.
I don't know if 'exorcised' is a typo, or not, but I agree with it as written! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by BARB J
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted to share!
Replies: 9
Views: 7372

Re: Wanted to share!

Loved this! Beautiful dog!
by BARB J
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog
Replies: 18
Views: 14863

Re: Magnolia Britt, Pippa, being a real dog

I can't find the 'LIKE' button, anywhere! :mrgreen:
by BARB J
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Raw diet hiccup #1
Replies: 5
Views: 5515

Re: Raw diet hiccup #1

Thanks for the laugh! :D You have a way with words. We've trained Gus to go to his PLACE while I'm preparing food. His PlACE is the kitchen rug, which is obviously moveable so in training, I'd move it around to different areas of the room so he 'got' that PLACE is rug, not the area of the room. All ...
by BARB J
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Challenges at 8 months
Replies: 27
Views: 25651

Re: Challenges at 8 months

@Lizbot, they look even more alike than you might think. That was a 'baby' picture of Gus and now his little face is darker. @BrittieNewbie, the suggestion to hold the treat was an epic fail here. It worked okay with rawhide, as it's not as coveted and he's already used to only being allowed to have...
by BARB J
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Behavior
Topic: Hooray, housetraining! (Really!)
Replies: 3
Views: 5945

Re: Hooray, housetraining! (Really!)

You're getting there! Helps that you caught him in the act! :mrgreen: Gus's 'bell' are our metal blinds on the French doors. I thought it was cute to teach him to tap at them with the resulting sound serving the same purpose as a bell. Boy, was I wrong! He paws at them alright - it's a wonder they a...