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So sorry to hear your sad news. Beautiful Willow.
Thank you, glad to know I wasn’t doing totally the wrong thing by using treats. I think she would definitely want to fetch if you threw the item for her again so will give that a go.
I think we need some then and now pics :yes:
Not quite the same as everyone else but it was a year on 1st Nov since we picked up Heidi. She was probably about the size as her head is now!! No idea where this year has gone!
Congratulations Suz and Dexter ;D
And well done to Livs too 😉
Thank you all.
haha well no maybe not exactly little anymore! But the name little bear has kind of stuck!
Happy belated birthday to Willow x
He’s a gorgeous boy.
Hello from me, Vicky and my Newf Heidi!
I’ve been in tears reading this. So sorry to hear your sad news.
Safe journey over the bridge Tam
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I met a slovakian rough haired pointer today – puppy of 19 weeks – well I know what will be my next doggie – although not for a long time. ;D
Ooh that’s what our next door neighbours have. Always knew he was rough haired something but couldn’t remember what! So thank you for the reminder! They are very cute, but this poor boy never gets to say hello to our dog. They “speak” briefly through the fence but then the owners always pull him away.
We are currently feeding Fish4dogs and what appears to be a non-name (only name I can see on it is “Dog” wet dog food that contains for example Chicken (min 70%) Liver (min 5%) Brown Rice (Min 5%), Minerals, Seaweed & Chicory Root
Thank you! 🙂 At last weigh in a few days ago she was 6st 6 lbs!
Nice to meet you. I’m Vicky and a newbie here since you were on last, although I’m very guilty of not posting much either. I just don’t seem to find the time to do anything these days but I always try and at least lurk once a week.
My “little” bundle of fluff is Heidi, an 8 month Newfoundland.
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That’s ok! I did start explaining all the games in my original post but it started getting very long!
Reinforcement Zone I guess would be the same as the “best place to be” post that Bev has posted.
This is one that should help with recall and jumping up. So as well as putting treats on the floor to encourage her not to jump (and using the clicker as she does, which I hope is ok), we are trying the tap of the leg to get her to sit at our side, and follow us if we move.
I know all this is all in the forum in some form or another already but it’s been a big help having someone explain it and to answer any questions!
She’s not too bad at recall, but I woudn’t say it was anywhere near fluent, and I’m convinced if she saw people walk past she would want to run up and say hello. Which I wouldn’t mind if I could be sure she wouldn’t jump up and floor the person!!
We weighed her last night and she’s 6 stone now. Big girl!
The way I understood it, it’s taking hold of the collar then treating so that in an emergency should you need to suddenly grab hold of the collar the dog wont see it as either a threat or in Heidi’s case, a game!
You start of just holding the collar then treating, eventually moving on to holding while moving the dog a couple of steps then treating, then holding the collar while shouting the dogs name.
Sorry I am late, but Happy 6th Birthday !!
Gorgeous little boy!
More photos please!