July 23rd, 2004, 01:23 PM
Hey there, I am still working away with Lindy!!
I have the trainer coming this afternoon. I am trying to get Lindy into the car for a fun walk before next week when I have to take her to the vets for her checkup and shots. No go (shocking really :rolleyes: ) so.... I went to Safeway to get some bones as a really special treat just for the car (she says with fake and overdone excitement in her voice), they didn't have any so I bought some Rawhide sticks soaked in beef broth. Seemed like a good idea, I have heard that dogs like to chew on them. Okay so can we review! Lindy is a Sheherd cross, medium sized, she ate the thing, minimal chewing and the thing was gone, 3.2 seconds. Learning with Lindy lesson #742!!!! Apparently those sticks are for smaller dogs :o :eek: :rolleyes:
July 23rd, 2004, 01:31 PM
Keep an eye on her - swallowing the rawhide basically whole can cause problems! I wouldn't give her rawhides at all.
It's not surprising she is reluctant to get in the car, since any car trips she had in the past took her places she didn't want to go.
My own dog was hesitant to get in the car when I first got her, since she probably thought I wouldn't bring her back, but now she hops in eagerly.:)
Keep coaxing her with treats, and when she does get in, just say "Good Girl" and let her out again. It will take time. Then just take her for a ride around the block and right home again with more treats and praise. She will learn that getting in the car can have good results.
July 23rd, 2004, 01:43 PM
You are so funny Freyja!
Well good thought with the rawhides but a definite NO NO! Intestinal blockages and poisoning not up your alley for Lindy so axe the rawhides, garbage filed!
I agree with LR you can sit in the car and her on the outside of the car...give her a little treat while she sits there then back up until you're in the car. Eventually she'll jump in if you put a treat on the seat for her.
Just sit there for a minute rewarding and praising her. This may take several times to do.
Then you can just back the car in and out the drive way a couple of time with window part way down for her to sniff the air.
Give her another treat , take her for a walk and try again later the next day or so.... build up to a drive around the block slowly. Stop BEFORE you get home and take her for a walk in the park or something.
She'll come to learn its' all 'good' to get in there :D
July 23rd, 2004, 02:28 PM
The best bones to get are the nylabones. Just make sure you get the right size for your dog to avoid problems.
July 23rd, 2004, 02:47 PM
If you go back to FairPlay, get Lindy a "bully stick".....they are excellent and I know Brick loves them. They are his "car" treats, and he will sit and chew one for about an hour. They are about $4.99 each, but well worth it for the peace and quiet in the car. Brick too was not keen on the car, but I took LR and Luba's advice and sat in the car with him, then just went on short little rides around the block, then to the park, and now he can go long distances with no problems!! :D
How did your lesson go with Jennifer??? She's awesome eh??? :D
July 23rd, 2004, 07:42 PM
Okay, so Jennifer the trainer just left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Freakin' fantastic!!! Wow!!!!
We worked on the biting, the jumping up, coming in the house getting in the car.
Well, worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :D :D :D
Chris, Thank you thank you thank you
July 23rd, 2004, 08:21 PM
Now I'm all excited for you both. What did she do? How did Lindy react? ? ? ? ? want details! ;)
July 23rd, 2004, 08:40 PM
OH MY GOODNESS
You HAVE to tell you have me all excited
come on lady details details details...ofcourse after you finish hugging Lindy :D :D :D
July 23rd, 2004, 09:33 PM
Such a great thread!!! So glad to hear things are looking up!!!
July 23rd, 2004, 09:37 PM
Lindy was a different dog for this woman. She showed me how to leash correct, how to scruff. She had Rollover treats and Lindy is nuts for them.
She set me up with a plan of what to do for which behavoirs, she gave me homework for the crate, and the car. Lindy practically got her back feet into the car from not coming within 5 feet of the thing in about 10 minutes. She got super nippy with me after she left and I used the techniques and she stopped. Lindy came in the house and behaved. It was absolutely amazing!
July 23rd, 2004, 09:46 PM
I am so very happy, you have got to be so glad!!
When you said showed you how to scruff, what do you mean?
I'm so happy for whats happening. Will you be working with this lady again?
How do you feel about the situation now?
July 23rd, 2004, 09:50 PM
Grabbing her by the scruff of her face with both hands so that she cannot turn her head and bite, her full attention is on you and you say, (whatever words in the right tone) "That's enough, no biting, settle down" This is the last resort after the "off", "no bite", then the leash correction and then if she doesn't stop, scruff. I was concerned about agressiveness but Jenn feels that Lindy is a big wimp and needs her confidence built up, so we have lots of tricks for that. The biting has to stop now before it becomes more serious. Jenn thinks that Lindy is most likely only 7 mos old and not 10 mos and that she is more border collie than German Shepherd dog. Interesting. At first she watched me do the knee thing with the jumping up but she decided that Lindy was doing the teenage testing the waters thing and when I walked away Lindy thought she was getting away with the behaviour.
July 23rd, 2004, 10:46 PM
I can hear the enthusiasm in your post! I think you gained some self confidence today too! :p
July 23rd, 2004, 10:48 PM
Border collie nipping herding lol gotta love them B'C/s
Collies are terrif dogs, as are GSD's
Wait until you see her go for frisbee's and balls in the air :D thats so fun!!
It seems to me that things are looking up
I WANT PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 23rd, 2004, 10:58 PM
Chanting - all together now!
Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! PICTURES!
July 23rd, 2004, 11:02 PM
I don't have a digital camera!!
July 23rd, 2004, 11:11 PM
If you go to the Dogs Deserve Better website www.dogsdeservebetter.com and wait for the intro sad picture to change to the home page, the dog on the top right hand corner looks an awful lot like Lindy. :o best I can do for now. I think my ex has a digital camera. I will see what I can do.
Yes! My confidence is way up. Just knowing that I can control her when she is out of hand and knowing that she is really a good dog makes me feel a lot better.
AGAIN I would like to say a great big thank you to all of you for your tremendous support. This forum has been an invaluable resource.
p.s. I didn't receive a single hurtful PM
July 23rd, 2004, 11:30 PM
This of course is not Lindy, but it is a picture!! :p
July 23rd, 2004, 11:32 PM
Aww! Cute! But, no fur! :p
Nice looking dog too. I know it's just a similar pix, but looks like a woofer that'll make a wonderful companion! :)
July 24th, 2004, 10:03 AM
Ohh Jane, I'm sooooo happy for you and Lindy!! I knew as soon as I met Jenn that she would be right for Lindy!!! I'm very very pleased things are looking up!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Lets get together next week, and I will bring my digital and take pics of Lindy for you and everyone on here ok???? We can meet at a park for a walk, the "kids" will love that!!! LOL
PM me, and we'll figure out a day and time!!
P.S. Jenn, the trainer does the scruff thing as a last resort or if the dog isn't on a leash to do the leash correction. I haven't had to use it on Brick, the leash works wonders especially with the "leave it"...omg he just totally shies away from the treat on the floor, just with the verbal!! I set him up to do "leave it" with the cat, and he KNEW, little bugger, so he just totally left Tux alone!!! LMAO Funny dog!! He's too smart for his own good!!
July 24th, 2004, 10:07 AM
That would be great Chris, providing of course that I can get Lindy in the car by then. We could meet at Nose Hill, very close to my house and if worse came to worse I could walk there. Or there is the off leash area at Nose Creek where we walk to everyday.
July 24th, 2004, 10:08 AM
I am off to Crappy Tire (Canadian Tire for my American friends) to by a 200 foot rope for off leash training. WOO HOO.
July 24th, 2004, 10:11 AM
Yeah, that sounds great!! I'm not familiar with the nose creek off leash area, you'll have to give me directions!! Does Mon. or Tues. after lunch work for you?? Or just play it by ear cuz of possible babies being born?? LOL
I heard that the Humane society has a really good off leash course, I was thinking about taking it in the fall, if you want to join us. I'm not sure how much or whatever, but I will find out!!! It teaches recall techniques and such. Wish some of the idiots at the off leash park I go to would take that course :mad:
We call Canadian Tire "Church", since we usually go there on Sundays!!! LOL
July 24th, 2004, 12:09 PM
Ah man I feel left out I wanna come :(
BUT I'm very happy for Lindy...how'd you get that name btw?
July 24th, 2004, 02:57 PM
Luba - I'll pick you and Sadie up at the airport!!!! :D
July 24th, 2004, 04:47 PM
Whee that'd be fun huh!
Hey I did a transport today for that little dachshund Christian.
He's at his foster home, getting snipped lol on Wednesday then going to his forever home with his new sister Lucy another dachshund!!
July 24th, 2004, 05:01 PM
OMG he is soooooooooo cuteeeeee!!!!!!!! Man oh man, we need a bigger house!!! LOL
I'm really happy to hear he has a forever home now!!! That makes me smile!!!!
July 24th, 2004, 05:08 PM
Tee hee heee
and this is what he did to another dog during transport (a boy dog I may add)
*note the expression on the other dogs face LMFHO
July 24th, 2004, 05:37 PM
Jane, I'm soo excited for you and Lindy!!! YAY!!!!
We told you it would work out, it just takes time (easier said then done, I know).
Good Job to both of you!!!!! :D
Luba, hahhahahahah that's what my dogs do here (they are males. I'm doing a fundraiser and I was told that with some of the money that I raise I can use it to get my Petie neutered and help other dogs in need).
I'm going to be posting what I'm fundraising for on here as soon as I get everything together.
Again, Jane and Lindy EXCELLENT JOB AND GREAT START!!!!! :D
July 24th, 2004, 06:17 PM
Wow Luba! I think it's the red bra that got him all :p excited!
July 24th, 2004, 06:55 PM
I can just see Lindy looking up at mama saying 'hey aren't I doin' well now'
And what a good girl she is to learn so fast, you have a smartie fartie pants on your hands there! (Catt u MUST take pics of her playing with Brick)
Uh oh 'lass u weren't supposed to look that close. :eek: But it's actually cranberry lmfho!
I wonder if people would buy a calendar of dogs humping eachother....now hear me out a min I know you're all shaking your heads. BUT seriously they all do it and we either laugh or die from embarassment...but dont' you think that would be a funny one? Or even greeting cards. :p
I just heard little Christian is now in his foster home :D and happily bugging the daylights outta foster mama's dog and another dog there that she's sitting for!
July 24th, 2004, 07:06 PM
Luba, you perv!! You want to make a porno calendar of dogs :eek:
July 24th, 2004, 07:31 PM
Well, you know it would sell!! And we wouldn't take any 'close ups' or nothing
July 24th, 2004, 08:08 PM
hahahha, your bad woman!! LOL :)
July 24th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Lookit the sausage go!!! :p The look on the other dog's face is just priceless....like "Someone....HELP!!!!!!"
July 24th, 2004, 08:22 PM
LR it was so funny ...poor Piper (the other doggie) he was so tolerant then the snarl comes....teeth show and little Christian is just humpin away payin no mind!! Then the little warning snap, and Christian is thinkin it's playing hard to get or something (no pun)!
July 24th, 2004, 09:41 PM
I think a calendar would be great! And the proceeds go toward rescues. Lot of animal lovers would buy it because of that and because it'd make a terrific gag gift. :p
July 24th, 2004, 10:01 PM
ROFLMAO!!!!!! OMG glassy, I didn't even notice that....I had no idea what you were talking about, until I went back and looked at the pic!!! Lubaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......... :eek:
Great idea on the calendar!!! I think you should just photograph their faces....that is the priceless part!! Its either a look of pure disgust, shock, or enjoyment!!! LOL
July 24th, 2004, 10:34 PM
Hijacked thread again LOL ;)
July 24th, 2004, 11:21 PM
At the Humane Society they had named her Indy, I didn't like it so I came up with Lindy. AKA Lindylou.
So Lindy is not quite ready for the 200 feet rope. OMG she totally freaked with excitement and then I had a heck of a time getting her back under control. She was flying at me and biting and all riled up. I was a little scared cause I didn't know how far she would go. eeek.
I know Rome wasn't built in a day and I know we are going to have good days and bad days but it is hard cause I really want to play with her and I want her to be able to run and play with other dogs, chase sticks in the water and all of those other fun dog things. It will come I know, but waiting can be hard.
July 24th, 2004, 11:24 PM
Well I love the name :D and yes time will come ...she's just happier then a pig in poop!
Have a laugh go look at the wiener gettin it on with the other wiener in the back seat LOL ;)
July 25th, 2004, 12:33 AM
I love that she is happier than a pig in poo I am just p.o.'d about the biting. She really got me and she was not happy about being corrected so she got even more out of control. I will call the trainer on Monday.
July 25th, 2004, 01:18 PM
Daaamn those collies huh! :p I just turn and walk away from Sadie when she does that, takes a min but then she goes back to running her herding circles like a nut and leaves me alone. Each dog is dif how it responds though.
Maybe the training lead is too long???
July 25th, 2004, 01:22 PM
For sure the 200ft lead was a mistake!!! She needs to be better behaved before that will work. In September I will take her to obedience school and learn how to do the off leash thing. Also there is a puppy playdate drop in thing at one of the doggie daycare places near here. Might be a better choice for doggy socialization training. I am a bit peeved at the Humane Society. First they tell me she is a year and then when I am picking her up they tell me she is 10 mos and now the trainer is telling me she is most likely 7mos. I had really wanted an older dog in the first place. Will the vet be able to guess her age with more accuracy?
July 25th, 2004, 02:04 PM
No but maybe we can LMAOOO!
Kidding vet will say 'oh it's hard to tell but by her teeth blah blah blah'