Luna on the left, age six months, has been them for just one-and-a-half weeks. She came from a pound where she had still been with her littermates. As well as not being used to living in a house, she’s not used to traffic either. She hid in the crate for Read more…
An online Help Me Help My Dog consultation Cockerpoo Bobby is a soft, loving, friendly little dog. Bobby feels insecure. Why? Because of Bobby’s reactions to anyone approaching either his house or himself, I believe he feels insecure. Another thing that points towards insecurity is that he has to have. Read more…
This is a puzzling situation. Often Harvey simply won’t walk.
The Fox Terrier is now eight years old and this began several years ago. He became even more reluctant to go out after their other dog died about nine months ago.
The lady and gentleman feel walks are very important, so much so that in addition to a morning walk and an evening walk, they have one of two dog walkers coming in during the day as well. Both were at our meeting which is wonderful. He certainly has plenty of humans caring for and about him!
They may have to drag or carry him out of the door. If he walks a little way to start with, he will then simply sit down. He won’t walk and refuses to go any further without some force.
The man referred to this as ‘being naughty’.
Harvey always pulls on the way back, very eager to get home. (more…)
I found Dexter friendly, but careful. He tries to please – almost like he’s scared not to.
He is a three-year-old mix of mostly Labrador and Lurcher or Greyhound. They have had him for just three months.
When out of the house fear takes over and then he’s unable to take notice of them.
Unsafe on lead
Walking by the roads Dexter simply feels too unsafe so he’s on high alert, panting and pulling. Twice a day he pulls desperately to the nearby field where they can let him off lead. Once free, he’s a different dog. He charges about, happy, and will once more listen to them.
Dexter feels so unsafe only when he’s on lead. If he sees another dog, even at some distance, he starts to bark. The frantic barking then changes into a high-pitched cry. He then will jump up on them, almost hugging them, scared and appeasing at the same time, like expecting something very bad to happen. (more…)
She seldom feels completely safe. Lucy’s fearfulness affects everything, most importantly her reactions to their baby daughter.
So many things she fears
With fear being at the root of all the issues that are a problem for the seven-year-old Cocker Spaniel’s owners, general fearfulness is what we must address. (more…)
When I arrived British Bulldog Bentley was very interested in sniffing me as most dogs are – they probably know all about my own four dogs within a few seconds! He didn’t seem nervous of me initially and was happy with me tickling his chest as he sat on his Read more…