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by SherriA
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resource Guarding

I've noted the resource guarding in his diary and hinted at the seriousness of it but I think you're right and I need to make it clearer. The foster director and adoption director are aware and agree he needs to never go to a home with kids but that doesn't mean all the adoption counsellors who make...
by SherriA
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It
Replies: 19
Views: 371

Re: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It

Way to go Maggie!
by SherriA
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Happy Canada Day!
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day, Jean and Maggie!
by SherriA
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It
Replies: 19
Views: 371

Re: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It

Good for Dee!

We haven't done much leave it practice with all the chaos of foster puppy in the house. He's leaving next weekend, so we're going to be too late for this challenge, but I'm looking forward to the next one!
by SherriA
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resource Guarding

After spending more time with him and really looking at what's happening with a less emotional eye, it seems like he gets guardy and aggressive whenever he has something that he thinks will be taken away. Toys that I give him are fine. Food that he's given is fine. Anything he finds himself, though,...
by SherriA
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resource Guarding

Yes, he's guarded space a couple of times, but not frequently. Mostly he guards things he finds. Not things that he knows are his, but things he expects will be taken away from him. I sent Jane's notes to the foster coordinator and hopefully she will be able to work with him. He's going to her house...
by SherriA
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resource Guarding

Thanks Connie, that's really helpful. We've had a bad day overall - he's charged at me and tried to bite just for looking his direction, leaped up and tried to bite repeatedly when I was getting cookies, and went after Henry when he couldn't get to me. He also tried repeatedly to hump me, grabbing o...
by SherriA
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resource Guarding

After a weekend when he was mostly good, this morning we had another incident. Moe grabbed a lens polishing cloth for my glasses off of my desk. I didn't try to take it from him, but went into the kitchen for treats to see if he would trade. He dropped the cloth and ran into the kitchen for a cookie...
by SherriA
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resource Guarding

It's still very unpredictable, so I haven't had anything handy to try to distract him with. And, unfortunately, throwing food isn't an option since Henry will fight over food on the floor. Throwing chicken would be the start of a brawl :( He will leave the item behind and come running into the kitch...
by SherriA
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resource Guarding

Jean, he's fine with hands, movement, etc. He doesn't like raised voices (they piss him off), but he's fine with being touched, handles, thing moving in the periphery of his vision, etc. I can take toys away, or his food bowl with no issue at all. He doesn't seem bothered by me coming from the side ...
by SherriA
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resource Guarding

I wish! It's "treasures" that he guards - random things he finds and seems to attach meaning to. I wish I could predict them enough to prepare! Yesterday it was a lace shawl that I keep on the back of the living room sofa. He was sitting with me, ignoring it, when I decided it would be a good idea t...
by SherriA
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resource Guarding

Thanks Connie! Looks like I have my weekend reading lined up. :) I talked to the volunteer trainer for the rescue and she is recommending a basket muzzle because this has been unpredictable and because there is typically no warning before he lashes out. So, that will be arriving this weekend probabl...
by SherriA
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Dental Care
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Dental Care

I use CET that I get from the vet and Zymox gel in between brush g. I just use the regular two headed brush from the vets office, nothing special.

Poor fraggle!
by SherriA
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resource Guarding

He's actually not a foodie which makes it very challenging. He's been very respectful of Henry so far but I'm also very adamant that Henry's space not be encroached on. The trainer sent me a brief article to read but it's more geared to preventing it from happening rather than dealing with the behav...
by SherriA
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Resource Guarding
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Resource Guarding

Can anyone point me to good resources about how to deal with resource guarding? My foster pup is exhibiting some serious resource guarding. He's come at me multiple times, snapping, sometimes connecting (never breaking skin; he seems to have pretty good bite inhibition) over things that I would neve...
by SherriA
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cancer clinical trial
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Cancer clinical trial

This sounds promising! Fingers crossed!
by SherriA
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 591

Re: Acupuncture expectations

I'm so glad to hear he's improving!
by SherriA
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Thanks everyone! We're taking the summer off from classes, though not completely willingly. Our favourite trainer, who has worked with us since our first day there, is moving and they're still looking for someone to replace her. She did most of the "fun" classes - agility, tricks, recall, therapy pr...
by SherriA
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

After several delays because of schedules and weather issues, we finally got to do our test today. Henry passed his Advanced Trick Dog title! I'm so proud of my little guy! I didn't think we'd get that far but my trainer has more faith in his skills than I do and just kept calling out behaviours she...
by SherriA
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It
Replies: 19
Views: 371

Re: June 2018 Training Challenge: Leave It

Leave is is something I've worked on since Henry arrived, and it's something I'll probably always have to work on. He's a beagle, afterall! So we're going to add consistent practice on this skill in June with the goal of not having to say it in such a sharp voice. I instinctively raise my voice a bi...
by SherriA
Thu May 31, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Figment/Gidget is gone RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Figment/Gidget is gone RIP

I'm so sorry Katie :(
by SherriA
Thu May 31, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Got Stay? May 2018 Training Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: Got Stay? May 2018 Training Challenge

We're doing well! Henry will stay for over a minute, though not consistently three minutes, but it's a big improvement :)
by SherriA
Thu May 31, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Slippery elm
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Slippery elm

I was going to ask about carbs too - rice, pasta, potatoes, etc.
by SherriA
Thu May 31, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: How can I un-create the monster I created?
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: How can I un-create the monster I created?

Oh Alex, it's such a rough life! LOL
by SherriA
Wed May 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: How can I un-create the monster I created?
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: How can I un-create the monster I created?

Is he still allowed in your bedroom, just not on your bed? Just wondering because you said he pees on Rowley's bed too. If he's not allowed in the bedroom at all, I'd close the door to keep him out, at least until he's learned that he can't go in there.
by SherriA
Mon May 21, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Our evaluator was sick on Sunday, so we're rescheduled for next week. I guess that gives us another week to practice!
by SherriA
Wed May 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Henry has an appointment with the evaluator at our training center for his DMWYD Novice Trick Dog test on Sunday. Wish us luck!

I'm rather tickled at the idea of my 12 yr old retired research beagle being a certified trick dog LOL
by SherriA
Wed May 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Heartworm treatment
Replies: 33
Views: 743

Re: Heartworm treatment

Thanks for posting the update, Connie. I couldn't scroll through all of FB looking for it in my feed, so I came here :) Please do keep us posted on how he's doing!
by SherriA
Tue May 15, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Heartworm treatment
Replies: 33
Views: 743

Re: Heartworm treatment

Hang in there, Connie. We're all rooting for Rowley and a problem free treatment cycle.
by SherriA
Fri May 11, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 591

Re: Acupuncture expectations

Oh Judy, how frustrating! I'm sorry this has been so stressful for Benson, and for you.

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