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Forum: General Dog Chat 08-01-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By Wysiwyg
Gnasher, I am so very sorry to read this about...

Gnasher, I am so very sorry to read this about your beautiful boy. Your posts always expressed how much you adored him.

So sorry :cry:

Wys
xxx
Forum: General Dog Chat 14-11-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By Wysiwyg
Speaking as someone who does behaviour referrals...

Speaking as someone who does behaviour referrals via vets, do ensure the behaviourist mentioned is a member of a reputable organisation :)

Sometimes, even vets will refer to behaviourists who are...
Forum: Training 14-11-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,564
Posted By Wysiwyg
This may help: ...

This may help:

http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/noise/neighbour/documents/barkingdog.pdf

There was a really good report for dEFRA written by behaviourist David Appleby but I...
Forum: General Dog Chat 12-11-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
If I lived in a really snakey area, I'd not trust...

If I lived in a really snakey area, I'd not trust any method, I'd rather just say to myself that the country around me was not safe for dogs, but I chose to live there so I must put up with not...
Forum: General Dog Chat 12-11-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
No you certainly don't :lol: :shock: :shock: ...

No you certainly don't :lol: :shock: :shock:

Yep, I think our point is maybe the same - that so what even if a dog is trained to avoid snakes? Sometimes, just like us, they simply do not see...
Forum: General Dog Chat 10-11-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
Just catching up and read the last few posts re....

Just catching up and read the last few posts re. snake avoidance etc.

A few weeks ago, I was out in the New Forest with my elderly BSD and other half. We were doing some bird watching and...
Forum: General Dog Chat 07-11-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
:) I don't understand why it isn't possible?...

:)

I don't understand why it isn't possible?
Once it was thought wolves did pack stuff, then, upon futher observation and methods, it was realised it was not clear cut and they behaved more like...
Forum: General Dog Chat 07-11-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
Gnasher, I have done an honours degree in applied...

Gnasher, I have done an honours degree in applied animal behaviour and I can tell you that scientists do alter their views and are open to newer learning. This is really what science is all about,...
Forum: Training 07-11-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,785
Posted By Wysiwyg
Freckles, you need to take this very seriously....

Freckles, you need to take this very seriously. ... you MUST get genuine professional help on this one. No-one can advise you on this situation over the internet.

I don't want to be a scaremonger...
Forum: General Dog Chat 06-11-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Wysiwyg
I don't think this has been mentioned, has it?...

I don't think this has been mentioned, has it? Another dog attack....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487697/Father-mauled-familys-bulldog-year-attacked-SON.html
Forum: General Dog Chat 06-11-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
Ah, but on the other hand, talk to modern up to...

Ah, but on the other hand, talk to modern up to date behaviourists and trainers, who work with dogs successfully, and they will usually say that you don't need to be at all concerned about it.

I...
Forum: General Dog Chat 06-11-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Wysiwyg
I must admit, I'm not keen - I suppose because I...

I must admit, I'm not keen - I suppose because I think it's too humanising or something. It just falls a bit flat for me.

I have smiled at a couple, though ; those are the ones where the dogs...
Forum: General Dog Chat 05-11-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
But Gnasher as I said, I think you may be found...

But Gnasher as I said, I think you may be found to be breaking the law - your interpretation may not be the interpretation of the law...
Forum: General Dog Chat 05-11-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
No the dog was not punished. I meant how did you...

No the dog was not punished. I meant how did you hear that you are not liable under law if you don't have the remote in your pocket?

I am not sure, but I think you are liable if your dog has a...
Forum: General Dog Chat 05-11-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
I'm not sure that's right, Gnasher. Where did you...

I'm not sure that's right, Gnasher. Where did you hear that from?
Forum: General Dog Chat 05-11-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
:lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:
Forum: General Dog Chat 05-11-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
How are you going to use this other dog, Gnasher?

How are you going to use this other dog, Gnasher?
Forum: General Dog Chat 05-11-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
I didn't say that Ben wasn't fearful Gnasher, I...

I didn't say that Ben wasn't fearful Gnasher, I said I had no way of knowing about him in that sense. I've often met owners who do not think their dog is unhappy when in fact it is. Often if dogs...
Forum: General Dog Chat 05-11-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
Dogloverlou has it right, really. I used to have...

Dogloverlou has it right, really. I used to have countless arguments with him (during which he'd be as nasty as possible) but I don't bother with any of that any more as it's a waste of time.

I'm...
Forum: General Dog Chat 05-11-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
Yes, I remember :lol:

Yes, I remember :lol:
Forum: General Dog Chat 04-11-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
I can't really comment on that Gnasher, as I...

I can't really comment on that Gnasher, as I can't see how Ben is behaving, or how he is trained or anything; I don't know how predatory he is, or whether there was another way. As a professional, I...
Forum: General Dog Chat 04-11-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
Hi Gnasher :) I don't necessarily think Ben...

Hi Gnasher :)

I don't necessarily think Ben is anxious or fearful (I would have to reserve judgement because sometimes as a professional I can see stuff that owners can't) but I am just...
Forum: General Dog Chat 04-11-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
:-( I also know of at least one shock...

:-(

I also know of at least one shock collar person who believes dogs don't experience emotion. Convenient, eh?
Forum: General Dog Chat 04-11-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
Interestingly, and sadly, I've never once noticed...

Interestingly, and sadly, I've never once noticed a shock collar trainer be much good at understanding dogs attempting to communicate. They prefer to ignore or just not "see", I think. It's...
Forum: General Dog Chat 04-11-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 34,727
Posted By Wysiwyg
That is what people who sell the shock collar...

That is what people who sell the shock collar will tell you.
This is incorrect.

It's what is used to sell the collars and make owners feel ok about using them. Because if their dog yelps, they...
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