Body handling, it's so important!
It makes your dogs life as well as yours so much easier if it's not scary or uncomfortable if we touch paws, look in ears, look in the mouth, etc. I don't want my dog to tolerate me fumbling with him, I want him to be comfortable and enjoy it. Quincy (dog in this video) wasn't always easy going with body handling, cutting his nails was a nightmare! We worked together and paired touching his paws with food, then moved onto the clippers = food, then finally cutting his nails with food. When the clippers come out, he comes running and hurries up to lay down so we can get started. It all starts with your dog being comfortable when you touch or handle them and most importantly, it's all at your dogs pace. 🐾
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His “go hide” is so adorable.😭.
Been struggling with anxiety and panic attacks recently. Every time I have one, Archer comes running and nuzzles into me. While he’s not a service or esa dog by any means, it seems to help calm me down..so I’m going to try and teach him and reinforce that behaviour further. My first goal is to reinforce him nuzzling into me (as it’s both comforting and distracting), and then put it on physicial cue. I’m still yet to decide what the physical cue will be..as it has to be something I do before the panic attack gets too severe.
Would love to hear some ideas!❤️
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I haven’t picked up a paint brush in 15 years so not too bad but more practice needed
Just finished a one-to-one consultation with the gorgeous Curri. He's an 11 year old Spaniel x Teckel whose owner needs some help with digging in plant pots, barking at kids, barking and jumping at guests and begging for food.
Today we solved the digging issue and started work on the barking and jumping, and begging for food by encouraging Curri to choose to go to his bed rather than practising the unwanted behaviours. We used shaping and rewarded good choices, and within a few minutes this little old gentleman had figured out what he needed to do to earn his treats.
By doing this as well as working to lower his overall stress and arousal at home, it's going to help when we start working outside on walks too.
Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? 🐕
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s.... #Robby
! Flying down the hallway at superhuman speed to get his #reward
for ignoring the #knock
on the door! Robby has been a total superstar with #training
, learning #place
his response to strangers entering his space. That includes #doorbells
and knocks on the door too! He’s a very vocal dude so for him to manage his #impulse
and guard is a huge triumph. This little guy is going places! It would be hard to choose just one #superstar
client so far this month, but Robby’s #skill
level from where he was when we met to now has grown faster than a speeding bullet so he gets allllll the #goldstars
⭐️⭐️⭐️ (and treats, because without #treats
this may not have been possible 😉)
Und heute habe ich noch die Faye Variante für euch ❤️
Diesmal im richtigen Partnerlook - Samthalstuch und Samtstirnband von @perlinia
“... é como remover o timer de uma bomba relógio”. O rosnado faz parte da comunicação canina assim como qualquer outro sinal de alerta/estresse (orelhas para trás, “olhar de baleia”, bocejar, lamber o focinho, erguer a pata dianteira, etc). Precisamos aprender a identificar esses sinais e respeitá-los.
Muitos cães que aprenderam a morder em situações de medo e desconforto, provavelmente foram punidos ao demonstrarem outros sinais ou estes foram totalmente ignorados, e então, o único que passou a funcionar foi a mordida.
Uma vez ouvi uma frase que nunca mais esqueci: “agradeça qdo um cão rosnar, ele está sendo gentil em avisar que não está confortável com sua presença.” E é isso mesmo, temos que agradecer por nos comunicarem e não partirem direto com uma mordida.
Conhece algum caso onde o cão escalou de sinais sutis de estresse para ataques com mordidas?
Typical heeler play! I caught the girls mid-play session.
Der kleine fennek fuchs ist voller freudiger erwartung, herausgefunden zu haben, dass er bloss auf dem stein warten muss, um ans ziel zu kommen!
“The necessary foundation for world peace and the ultimate goal of any new international order is to eliminate violence at every level. For this reason the practice of non-violence surely suits us all. It simply requires determination, for by its very nature non-violent action(s) require patience...” Dalai Lama ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This photo was taken over four years ago, five years later this year to be exact. It’s probably one of the most pure, innocent and child-like memories I have of Hugo and I (of course we have many memories and are making more, but this stands out), me being thirteen and just climbing on board of this beautiful creature, innately trusting that he would do me no harm just as I would do him no harm... the pure joy that looking at this photo gives me is indescribable, feeling free, at peace, mentally calm. I will forever treasure such simplicity. 💖🌿
We had such an amazing time this weekend at the Paws N' Effect WCRL Rally Obedience Winter Trial! ❄💙❄💙❄
Spending two and a half days with Jeffrey and all of our rally family was a much-needed recharge for my heart.
Jeffrey had so much fun and he did very well.
He earned his Level 1 championship, Level 2 Title, and Veteran's Level Championship!
The highlight of our entire weekend was being awarded the "Heart and Soul of Rally" award by judge Charlene Swainamer!
I was shocked and humbled to be recognized for the bond that Jeffrey and I share, in and out of the ring.
This award means more to me than any perfect score or championship ribbon ever could.
We are so blessed to be part of a big, loving and supportive rally obedience family.
We love each other's dogs as if they are our own. We encourage and support each other through the times that things don't go as planned , as well as celebrating achievements.
To say my heart is full would be an understatement... without these friends, this sport, and of course, without my beloved soul friend, Jeffrey, I don't know where I would be.
We love you all ❤❤❤
Jeffrey, you are my everything! I love you beyond measure ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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What's better than a soft warm muzzle to kiss?
// Ze blijft knap! ❤ Wanneer begint ze nou een naarling te worden? Je weet wel, die periode waarin je veulen oerlelijk is en je ze eigenlijk niet op de foto wilt zetten. 😂
One of the things I love about being with the horses at liberty: they are usually curious about what we are doing. Laying down in the snow is almost always certain to attract their attention, so that at least one of them wants to engage in play. Today Carter decided he wanted to come inside and spend some quality time being the centre of attention. 💙