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05-06-2014 06:20 PM
mcdanfam Update....thank everyone who made suggestions and posted videos and ideas...they were very helpful....I think the trainer called it along with some who posted...He said she was correcting the puppy...she was trying to communicate not to be nervous, scared and to mind its manners. I questioned his thoughts and opinions...but weeks later and Mille has yet to bark at the puppy again. She ignores it like she does every other dogs she is around in class, therapy work and around town. Our trainer did point out how differently the puppy acted after a two or three classes...more confident, better manners, and much calmer...Millie has zero in the puppy....so happy to see she can now ignore this puppy like she does all the other dogs she is around....huge relief...
Again thank you all! I figured I would wait a while before updating to make sure we had weeks of ignoring under our belt...I feel like we have had much time to see another growl if she was going to...feel like we are learning more about dog language everyday...





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03-03-2014 10:33 AM
mcdanfam
First time barking at another dog...

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Not really sure how Shepherds an be can be qualified in any way as a bully breed myself? But to your point...



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Service dog can't be going nuts over other other dogs.

Thanks for the video share, she is not a service dog. Just a therapy dog. She does not bark at any other dogs...so far....other than this one puppy in class. It started our class two Saturdays ago and she barked at it both Saturdays that it has come to class. We go to pet stores, beach, community walks and sees other dogs in class without barking at any of them....I am starting to wonder if it is something with this one puppy that she does not like. I did not know if that was possible...after going an entire week without barking and seeing many other dogs durning that week...but barking at the same puppy....is it just the puppy? She saw a few puppy's at pet smart through out the week and never dared to bark at them. Not sure why this one puppy is catching her attention....one difference I do see...my husband works her on Saturdays that she has barked at the puppy. I worked her through the week and at the beach when she was around all the other dogs....would that make a difference? If it is the difference between my husband or me handling her why is she not barking at all the dogs in class?


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03-02-2014 08:20 PM
Chip18 Not really sure how Shepherds an be can be qualified in any way as a bully breed myself? But to your point...


Service dog can't be going nuts over other other dogs.
03-02-2014 04:53 PM
mcdanfam Thank you all for the info and suggestions....

Like I said in the update...we did all of our normal things last week...all went great. Zero barking....nothing...We did do class again Saturday....she barked at the same puppy....2nd Saturday in a row that she seems to have a problem with this one puppy.
Today...took her to pet smart...zero barking! Tons of puppy's and dogs....nothing! It seems she has a problem with this one puppy....is it possible for her to have a problem with just one particular puppy?


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02-28-2014 05:04 AM
Pranesh Hi,
I do not know about this correcting behaviour of older dogs. But regarding barking n growling it may be helpful. I saw dog whisperer season1 and episode1 where he corrects a bullying GSD. He taps the GSD with his leg and diverts its attention and controls it when it is behaving wildly. You can look into it for further clarification.
I am following it and it becomes helpful.
02-28-2014 04:18 AM
mcdanfam Took Millie to the beach and to a few of the stores we normally visit....she acted like her normal self...we will continue to watch her attitude toward puppy's...but she behaved wonderfully even with the off lead dogs (none were puppy's) bouncing around her. She remained on lead to be easily distracted if she got moody with another dog....fingers crossed...her attitude toward other dogs does not change.

Thank you for our advice and opinions....:-)



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02-24-2014 01:31 PM
mcdanfam Just got off the phone with the office, they said there are no restrictions for their office and members. Maybe certain groups have that rule.

:-/

Thank you for bringing it to my attention! I would have never thought to ask about diet!


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02-24-2014 11:34 AM
mcdanfam The member handbook does not say anything about it, I am still waiting to talk to someone....


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02-24-2014 11:05 AM
mcdanfam I will research it and find out....when testing and confirming it was never mentioned....that is a great question. I will call the group and find out....

Thank you for going off topic, we are so new to the dog world I never would have thought food matters.
Will update as soon as I find out :-)



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02-24-2014 10:52 AM
Karla Sorry to get off topic of your question, but are therapy dogs allowed to be raw fed?
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