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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Jazz is gone
Jax (earned- her wings- 5/30/12)

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Barked: Thu Jan 29, '15 4:27am PST 
I left Jax's & Kali's page up because it's kind of like a memorial. hughughughughughug
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Puppy Place > Fearful Puppy
Jax (earned- her wings- 5/30/12)

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Barked: Tue Jan 13, '15 4:24am PST 
Taking him to classes is a good idea. But, you can't comfort him when he's scared. He needs to face his fears, so to speak. If you comfort him while he's scared, he will think thats the way he's supposed to behave. You need to act matter of fact when he behaves like that. You can take treats with you on your walks (treats he would die for, and only use those for the walks). You can have him meet people and they can give him the treats. If he's unapproachable, then you can take a very friendly dog with you on the walks. Have the people pay lots of attention to that dog and feed that dog treats. It might take a while, but your dog's stomach while get the best of him and hopefully he will figure out people aren't so scary. That worked for Jax when she was in training. Hope that helps and good luck.
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Behavior & Training > Training an Extremely Timid Dog

Jax (earned- her wings- 5/30/12)

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Barked: Tue Jan 6, '15 4:29pm PST 
Just so you know, don't give up. Jax got better and better with age. I think the key with her was to "NEVER" break the trust she had in me. I could get her to do anything in the end because she trusted me completely. It did take years. Most people don't have the patience. I will say, since you're already seeing a difference, that you have what it takes. One of the things I did after she trusted me was.....I took her to a trail where the people from the local SPCA walked the rescue dogs. They were "dog people" and understood a dog like her. It was very important that the people followed my directions exactly. So, I was very choosy with who I asked to help. I had treats that she would die for and had them feed them to her on her terms. It didn't happen right away, but it did. I took another dog with me that was friendly. They would pet him and give him treats and all the attention. At first Jax didn't care, but in the end, her stomach got the best of her and she began to take treats from people. I told them no eye contact and do not touch her and it worked. She never became the dog who runs up and meets people, but she did acquire a very specific ritual to meet people. If the person abided by it to the letter, they couldn't get rid of her. If they deviated in any way, then she didn't want anything to do with them, and would try and bite them. Each dog is different so, who knows, maybe your dog will make leaps and bounds if you continue what your doing. There are many other books out there to help. Most of the ones I read had nothing to do with training. Most were about how a dog thinks and how they are wired. That helped me with her more than any of the training books. Stanley Coren's books are easy reads and give the basics. Another book I read was "Dogs" by Ray Coppinger. It's much more scientific, but I learned a lot from that book. For me, I've found that the dogs that require the most work, become the best dogs. I hope that helps. Good Luck!
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Behavior & Training > Training an Extremely Timid Dog

Jax (earned- her wings- 5/30/12)

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Barked: Mon Jan 5, '15 4:11am PST 
Jax was very scared when I got her. I did lots of reading and it took lots of patience and "years" of training. You might start with the book "The Cautious Canine". It's a very thin book, but packed with lots of helpful hints. It helped me immensely. It sounds like you're already doing the right things. Just keep it up and it will click with him at some point. Good Luck!
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Food & Nutrition > Pedigree and all three dogs had runs this weekend

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Barked: Tue Dec 9, '14 12:45pm PST 
No need to get defensive. We are just trying to help by answering your question. smile
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > My Dusty has passed to Rainbow Bridge
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Barked: Fri Oct 24, '14 4:24am PST 
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Bailey is on the other side with his friends!

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Barked: Thu Oct 23, '14 4:48pm PST 
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Behavior & Training > New dog woes

Jax (earned- her wings- 5/30/12)

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Barked: Fri Sep 12, '14 12:27am PST 
Marcus was used to being the only dog, so with that said it's an adjustment. If he isn't used to playing constantly, then he probably doesn't want to. You might try taking Chase out for a walk or play ball with him to take the starch out of his butt if you think he's getting on Marcus's nerves. It would also be a good idea to give Marcus an escape ( a quiet room without Chase) so he can have some quiet time if he wants it. Marcus clearly bonded with you, so he will be a little possessive of you. It will be up to you to correct him if he displays any inappropriate behavior around Chase. You might want to give Marcus some special time with you. You've only had Chase a few days, so he's probably still settling in to your routine. Jax was the same way with Koby when we first got him. Lucky for me I had Kali to be his "FUN PLAYMATE". You really can't make a dog play with another. Although, you might try playing some games, like "fine the treat, if they're not food aggressive. Hide treats in the house and have them find them. They have to interact with each other to find them. My dogs LOVE that game. Good Luck and good for you for rescuing another pup. way to go
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Dog Health > Addison's Crisis

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Barked: Thu Aug 14, '14 5:22pm PST 
I think I can speak for most everyone on this forum. We all second guess ourselves when we have lost a dog to illness, esp. when it comes on suddenly. Unfortunately, some dogs can be very secretive when they are sick, at least in the beginning of an illness. So, they can be sick for a while and you may not know it, because they hide the symptoms. With that said, you took her to the vet and did everything you could. So don't beat yourself up. Sometimes these things are out of our control. Sorry you lost your dog. It's never easy to lose a good friend. hughughug
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Dog Health > Growth on paw pad
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Barked: Mon Aug 11, '14 5:57pm PST 
Jax had one between her toes once, which I had removed, because it bothered her. She was 11 at the time and she did fine. Do you have an update?
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