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  1. Advice for training my fearful foster

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    Yeah we don't have any kids ourselves and the only kids we know are around 1 year old so too young. I know Lexi's previous foster had two daughters, 8 and 12, that Lexi really loves so I don't think kids would be an issue if they're old enough to know how to treat dogs properly. There are a lot...
  2. Advice for training my fearful foster

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    He did not, but he may tomorrow. That's what I intend to ask. I want him to explain to me why he thinks she needs one. Also Lexi is only about 35lbs so not big enough to pull me down. Lexi reacts exactly as you describe in #6 when we have people come over, and I also tell my guests to ignore...
  3. Advice for training my fearful foster

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    I also messaged the trainer and asked if he was planning on evaluating her without the pinch collar first, because I believe she can be trained without one. He said "Why do you think that?" so I explained why. He just said "Ok". I will still go to this first appointment as a sort of compromise...
  4. Advice for training my fearful foster

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    Yeah, what the rescue is trying to do for Lexi and her sister is market them as fearful and try to find the person who has worked with fearful dogs before and wants to do it again, and offering a trial adoption period of 2 weeks. I absolutely know that if someone was willing to give Lexi at...
  5. Advice for training my fearful foster

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    What should I tell the rescue? I tried to tell them I am not comfortable using prong collars, especially on her because of her fearfulness, but they just told me that they felt the same way until they spoke with the trainer and I just need to listen to him because he is the professional. I don't...
  6. Advice for training my fearful foster

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    I am fostering a dog (Lexi, there are photos of her in the photo forum) for a local rescue. This dog is part of a litter of puppies that were found in an abandoned house in the woods , where momma, a stray, presumably gave birth to them. The rescue found them when they were about 8 weeks old and...
  7. Braeburn

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    Soro may be white in the muzzle, but it looks like he isn't quite ready to be an old man yet. Looks like he can keep up with Braeburn :)
  8. 'Normal' amount of exercise/stimulation

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    It of course varies from week to week, but my dogs get a few (like 5 or so) short walks a day to go to the bathroom and sniff around (we don't have a fenced yard, so they need walks to go to the bathroom), then at least once but preferably twice during the work week we take them out to the dog...
  9. Fraudulent Service Dog Repercussions

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    As much as I'd love for us to live in an ideal world where people with a genuine need for service animals and ESAs have as few obstacles as possible, the reality is that means it is far too easy for jerks to take advantage of it and bring in animals that are clearly not service animals or ESAs...
  10. Border-Aussie and 2 Silken Windhounds!

    Dog Pictures Forum
    All three of your dogs are absolutely gorgeous!
  11. Dog park photos

    Dog Pictures Forum
    Thank you! It's so much fun taking photos of them playing :)
  12. Canine Photography Thread --Anyone interested?

    General Dog Forum
    I absolutely love how this one of Finley turned out:
  13. Foster: Little Bit

    Dog Pictures Forum
    Aww! Congrats, Little Bit! Happy tails!
  14. Dog park photos

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    New favorite photo of Finley and our foster, Lexi :laugh: The chase is on! Play ball with me! Come and get it! And Jackie boy, he mostly just watches and hops in when he thinks someone needs some humpin'
  15. Getting puppy to 'hold and carry' something

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    Since she will already take the rope reliably I'd just work at teaching her that she has to hold it until you give her the command to release it. If she already knows a command to drop it, have her take the rope and reward only for longer and longer holds until you tell her to drop it. She does...
  16. Your/your dog's favorite training treats?

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    I am looking for suggestions on good training treats. I have been using actual dog treats including the Bil-Jac Little Jacs liver treats because they're like the perfect size, and some other random ones the rescue gave me for training my foster, but I am looking for some more variety. I was...
  17. New foster dog, Lexi

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    Miss Lexi looking fancy in my reading chair :)
  18. Hiking with Finley

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    Lol thanks, personally I think he seems to have the same deadpan stare in all of them but I promise he does enjoy hiking with me :laugh:
  19. hair between paws & nails - can't cut them anymore

    Dog Grooming Forum
    I went on youtube and found a good tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7qwslULOu8
  20. hair between paws & nails - can't cut them anymore

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    They use the same clippers they use on the rest of the body. It would be safer than scissors, but you can still catch the skin if you're not careful. It will also shave it right down to the skin so you wouldn't have to trim as often. They just kind of spread the toes a bit and go in with a...
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