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Old 11-13-2012, 11:54 AM
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Hmmm sounds like Koda and Tayla are quite alike. I actually have that pet corrector spray, I tried using it for her digging but she was too persistant with that. I might try it for this though. She might take to it in this form. I will bring it out and see what happens. It will definitey be easier once DH is home so one of us can just worry about spraying while the other one walks her. Right now I am covering for two people LOL...
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Kathleen - so sorry to hear that about Tess. Hopefully she can bounce back! Will be thinking of her.

Dexter - I know what you mean, something is in the air, I swear.

I am really on my last straw with Koda. I dont know what to do anymore and I hate getting mad at her because really this is all my fault, not hers. We didn't teach her right when she was little, we were always too soft with her, and now we are paying for it. I get so frustrated in the moment and then get so mad at myself because she is doing what is natural, she doesn't know any better. But I just dont know what else to do. She jumped and bit and went crazy both on last nights walk and this mornings walk. I think it has to do with the weather but does this mean we can't walk her at all in the winter months because that is going to make for a very long winter. I dont know...I am out of ideas. I am afraid to walk her when that was my favorite thing to do with her before all of this. I just feel defeated. DH comes home Thursday so I think I am going to try to just play outside in the mornings and set up as many doggie play dates at night as I can to avoid walks until then...I dont know what else to do.
Michelle, I can't recall if you've ever taken Koda to a dog park. That might give you some relief from the leash issues. Another idea--you'll think I'm crazy but...--consider getting another dog? I wouldn't have thought this a couple months ago, but I really don't need to do much with Tucker anymore because he plays constantly with Bella. I still take them to the dog park but I probably don't need to. I have a medium-sized back yard. They go out there but do most of their playing in the living room. In fact they're doing it right now, and we just got back from the DP.
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Michelle, I can't recall if you've ever taken Koda to a dog park. That might give you some relief from the leash issues. Another idea--you'll think I'm crazy but...--consider getting another dog? I wouldn't have thought this a couple months ago, but I really don't need to do much with Tucker anymore because he plays constantly with Bella. I still take them to the dog park but I probably don't need to. I have a medium-sized back yard. They go out there but do most of their playing in the living room. In fact they're doing it right now, and we just got back from the DP.
Getting another dog is something we are thinking about for sometime next year. Maybe May? Rick wants another Aussie and I want another GR, but the most important thing is getting the right dog and one that will play well with Tayla and be a little older (maybe around 3) and more mature. Can't go through with another one what we went through with Tayla.
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Getting another dog is something we are thinking about for sometime next year. Maybe May? Rick wants another Aussie and I want another GR, but the most important thing is getting the right dog and one that will play well with Tayla and be a little older (maybe around 3) and more mature. Can't go through with another one what we went through with Tayla.
That makes a lot of sense to me. Though I have to say that Bella, although untrained, in some ways is more manageable than Tucker. Be sure to remind your husband how much running those Aussies need every day.
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We have lots of play dates with her friend (he is actually coming over tonight so I won't need to walk) but our dog parks aren't very good here. I dont trust them. So that isn't going to happen and two dogs just isn't going to work right now. We have some other circumstances right now that are not permitting us to get another dog and probably won't for a while. I would have loved it otherwise. I think it would help her out for sure but just not possible right now.

I appreciate the suggestions.
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So glad to hear that Tayla had a good weekend with lots of progress.

Michelle -- hang in there. When Maisie backslides, I always remind myself that her trainer says that dogs need so much repetition and that they don't generalize at all well: that they need to repeat the behaviors we want in lots of different circumstances before they understand that they should do them all the time, everywhere.

I love Bryley's cute new toy (and Santa is starting to collect ideas here). And, just like someone posted, he ate the Swiffer because it was there -- for the same reason Maisie crunches acorns, picks up trash, used tissues -- but only stuff outside. I've taught her not to pick things up from the floor inside, even her food. (It's Yer Choice -- have to get back to it...) It's a start...

Kathleen -- I'll be thinking about Tess and you. It's so hard when they get elderly. I wonder what got into Tucker at the park? And you mentioned Bella and dock diving...

DH, Maisie and I went to the annual Waterfowl Festival in Easton, MD (where my parents live) this weekend. Such fun! It included Dock Dogs. Maisie jumped (really plopped) off the dock into the water on her two practice jumps -- then didn't want to get out, just wanted to swim around, of course. But she wouldn't jump for either of her contest jumps. (I think she didn't like the crowd noise -- at least that's my "mommy excuse".) You should see the dogs who've been trained jump -- some of them go out 25 feet! And there's a "high jump" event and they go up over 6 feet.

It's a wonderful weekend for dogs -- they're allowed into all the venues, even the art and sculpture exhibits. Maisie went to her first restaurant and did a good job laying quietly by my side even though at another table a retriever was barking. There were lots of retrievers and spaniels and pointers, as well as other dogs out and about.

And lots of people had more than one dog -- but that would be grounds for divorce here, I think...
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Hi everyone,

Sounds like everyone is having fun and frustration with their pups.

We have been quite busy lately.

At the moment we are fostering a mum cat and her kittens (3 are hers and 2 extras), Guybrush has no idea what to do with them. Our cats tend to run from him but the mum cat rubs up against him and butts his head, while this is happening Guybrush stays absolutely still and watches us with confused eyes. With the kittens he runs away, will not stay in the same place as them.

Then a week ago my partner and I were driving on the 6 lane highway and we spotted a husky/akita mix on the side of the road, thinking the dog would kill itself/cause an accident we tried to get it off the road and over a fence. Unfortunately the dog decided my partner got too close and bit him a few times on his arms/hands, aswell as biting another guy who had also stopped to help. So off to the hospital we went, my partner ended up having surgery on his right hand, where part of his little finger was amputated and all the holes were cleaned and stitched. We met the other guy in the ER and he also needed surgery to his wrist to check for tenden/nerve damage. We don't know what happened to the dog apart from it causing a minor accident on the highway.

So with my partner in hospital for 3 days and my legs not being at their best (knee surgery in 2 weeks yay) Guybrush hasn't been getting nice long walks so he has been acting up a bit, jumping and play biting and chasing my cats and digging holes in the backyard, finding rocks and concrete in the garden and deciding to chew on them, then playing keep away and refusing to trade for his favourite treats. And I can't taking him to the dog park as I can't drive and my partner can't drive with his hand, so we are all a little stir crazy at the moment.

Hope everyone is doing better than us at the moment.

Guybrush and family.
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Wow, Guybrush your family has had a bad go of it. Just goes to show no good deed goes unpunished. Hope your partner is doing better.

Tayla is still doing well. She had her 1 year birthday on Saturday and got some new toys and a lovely frozen Kong filled with peanut butter and applesauce. Over two weeks now and teeth have not touched skin and when she has her mouth opened and she looks like she is thinking about mouthing a quick “uh uh” works just fine. She is now out of her crate all the time when we are home, except for at night. She is still not the most trustworthy of dogs, but I’m sure that too will get better. She has been good on walks and is now giving lots of kisses instead of biting on hands. It’s been a great two weeks with her. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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Wow, Guybrush you've been busy! I hope your surgery goes well, your partner's hand heals quickly, and Guybrush figures cats out!

Barb, glad to hear that Tayla is maintaining. That's huge... Hope she keeps on keeping' on.

We are having a quiet day. Tucker has a sore paw. Saw the vet for it on Friday, but it's not healing quickly, in fact today he doesn't want to put weight on it. So no running at the dog park today. I see a cone or sock in his future, plus some medicine from the doc.

Bella's giving us some problems with her jumping. I posted another thread about that. I think she's highly excitable, and when she is excited, has little self control. We're trying to read her and predict her jumping better, but she is a handful. Suggestions welcomed!
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We just met with the trainer this weekend regarding Koda's jumping. She suggested we keep a leash on her at all times and if it gets out of hand where she loses control and doesn't here our commands that we have to step on the leash to prevent her from jumping up. We have only done it twice now and she hasn't jumped since.

I know Bella is a sensitive dog so I am not sure how she will take to that but Koda is also a pretty sensitive dog and she is no worse for the wear!
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