Nala ignores Come when called when she sees another dog to run up to and jump on! That’s their only problem really apart from some jumping up due to over-excitement.
Nala is an unusual-looking dog. Stunning, large and fluffy. She is a very friendly mix of Leonberger and Giant Poodle.
They have worked hard with training the two–year-old. The problem isn’t severe – yet. She has good recall mostly but she ignores Come when she’s called when they most need it. They are doing the right thing getting help before it escalates into anything more. (more…)
The young couple adopted mix breed Buddy at five months old. He is now nearly two. They were told he had Beagle in him, though it’s hard to tell.
There really is nothing wrong with the young dog that a bit of motivation and consistency won’t solve – along with some systematic training exercises to get him to pay attention to them.
Buddy goes deaf when they call him.
Not only does 9-month-old German Shepherd Max look beautiful, he has a wonderful personality. Like many teenagers he’s full of himself and this is a lot better than being the opposite –fearful. He’s confident and friendly.
Max ignores them!
Max also is a law unto himself! (more…)
Yesterday I met Max, a twenty-one-month-old German Shepherd who was very pleased to see me. It’s a treat for me to go to a friendly GSD that shows neither aggression nor fear.
With the family having a couple of teenage sons, he has no doubt been used to plenty of comings and goings, probably why he’s so well socialised.
Recent problems however are arising when he encounters other dogs on walks. (more…)
To address the problems the lady faces with Harry and Toto, management has to come first. Harry is an 8-year-old terrier, and Toto a Bichon Frise age three.
Over the years, Harry has bitten several times when out, including a child. Fortunately so far he has done little more than to break the skin.
Toto, a more recent rescue, is fine outside the house, but may go for the feet of anyone moving about indoors.
Toto bit a child
Jasper is a wonderful Border Collie. He is beautifully suited to life as a house pet in his particularly lovely home environment. They have a big garden with a stream running through it, lots of lawn with rougher areas, two alpacas and a couple of geese. As soon as I Read more…
Two years ago when the couple were living in India they adopted a street dog – or she adopted them. After a few days, one at a time, she carried five puppies to them. Later they returned to England, bringing Ella with them. Her puppies stayed behind. The two shyest Read more…
Layla really is the near-perfect little dog for her lady owner, particularly at home. She stable, confident and can be taken anywhere. When off lead, Layla won’t come when called. The one and only area where she is less than perfect is that, once she’s free, she may run off Read more…
Lily won’t come when called. The word here is Won’t. Lily hears. Lily understands. Lily decides not to. She has been taken to special recall classes and was a star pupil in that environment. Eighteen month old cream German Shepherd Lily and was a joy to meet. She had the ideal Read more…