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Re: Dog runs

Postby Woodsy » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:28 am

Yeah thats just stupid....
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Re: Dog runs

Postby Rosco1 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:07 pm

[quote="Woodsy" he is very strong for a border collie and lately he has been having some issues with other dogs because he was attacked by a dog when he was little, he feels he has to get in first ( Apparently ). I'm abit iffy with taking dogs camping because i dont think i could relax with them around, i wouldn't let them sleep in the tent because i dont want dog hair and stuff everywhere and i wouldnt let them sleep outside either unless they were in a cage and i dont want to be a nuisance to other campers. Thats how i feel anyway.

Maybe if we were abit further into the bush i might.[/quote]
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Josh...They are great looking dogs and normally known for their advanced intelligence......But....The BIG... 'BUT' that concerns me is......if you are already aware that one has 'social' issues....maybe until she gets that out of her / his system...they may be better left in care at home.
I would be afraid that the dog could turn on a human...or worse...a small child who knows no better when they stop to pat her.....
As for sleeping inside,,,,Bailie is wool so....totally no malting issues there......Ha...She would think the world was coming to an end if she got plonked out-side....lol
She has her own bed area set out.
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Re: Dog runs

Postby Woodsy » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:31 pm

Munro the bigger dog's problem is that because he was attacked from behind when he was a puppy he wants to get in first with every other dog he can see, he does the classic border collie stalking. He has never attacked another dog. BUT i couldnt trust him 100%, as with any animal with a child.

I wouldnt take him camping simply because i would always have to have him on the lead, and i could not enjoy myself and i'm sure he wouldnt enjoy himself either.
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Re: Dog runs

Postby Lin » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:31 pm

My dog wasn't properly socialised when I got her at 14 months. Combined with the fact that she has a mohawk on her back which makes her look like she permanently has her hackles up, that made her into a pretty anti-social dog. I mean, she'd stand over dogs and would regularly get into fights - though no blood was ever drawn and it was often impossible to determine if she started the fight or just taunted the other dog into attacking.

I had to learn that the only way to deal with it was to keep working on getting her to come when called under ANY circumstance. She's calmed down a lot now she's 10, but even when she was younger I still always gave her the benefit of the doubt and would allow her to greet other dogs off lead. But I would closely watch her body language and if there was any sign of impending bullying or aggression, I'd call her off. Behavioural "issues" cease to be an issue once you gain real control over your dog, if you know what I mean.

But dogs will be dogs and the vast majority of scuffles are all intimidation and testing eachother and no harm gets done. It's how they determine the pecking order...

Edited: thought I'd clarify that my dog only ever tried to bully dogs her own size. She's always been great with small dogs (once I got through to her that they were NOT rabbits ;)).
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Re: Dog runs

Postby Rosco1 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:41 pm

As a rule,,,We can trust Bailie but we are alway concious of the Poodle in her breeding,,,so she can be a bit snappy at times around small children if they get to close to her face.....and funnily enough...she can be snappy at other 'small' dogs.....She doesn't seem to have the same problem with larger dogs.....My biggest worry there is....the BIG dog is eyeing her up as 'lunch'......

As you say.....You now have control over your 'Dawg'....But what if the 'other' Owner hasn't ????...Thats why we keep her on a lead.....besides.....its normally a requirement of the camp.

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Re your edit ...Thats not as funny as it sounds.......Small dogs around here were going missing for awhile a couple of years ago......The blame was found to be Greyhound' owners stealing them to train their racing dogs.
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Re: Dog runs

Postby Lin » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:30 pm

Sorry, I didn't mean to shock anyone. I just meant that my dog used to chase little dogs when I just got her, but not with the intention of actually catching them. She just likes to run...

A big dog who attacks a small dog is a psychopath in my opinion. It's not natural.
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Re: Dog runs

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:48 pm

Lin wrote:Behavioural "issues" cease to be an issue once you gain real control over your dog



I did dog obedience training for about 17 years and dog obedience judging for 4 years and in my somewhat qualified opinion Lin's statement above is absolutely correct.

If you have a dog with behavioral issues of any description.....the first thing you need to do to correct that is to start with basic obedience lessons for both handler and dog. Train the handler so that he/she can train the dog.
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Re: Dog runs

Postby Rosco1 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:55 pm

Gypsy wrote-
'I did dog obedience training for about 17 years'

Good on you Gypsy.....No-wonder you are so well behaved when we take you camping.....lol

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Re: Dog runs

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:09 pm

Rosco1 wrote:Good on you Gypsy.....No-wonder you are so well behaved when we take you camping.....lol




You are not suggesting that I am a bitch....are you Rosco......ha,ha,ha.
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Re: Dog runs

Postby Rosco1 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:58 am

Hmmm...You ask us some hard questions there ......
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Re: Dog runs

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:17 am

OMG...Rosco....You are so much better looking than I ever imagined!!!
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