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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by leannelatty, Oct 22, 2012.


  1. leannelatty

    leannelatty PetForums VIP

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    Does anyone elses dog behave totally different from person to person?

    My dog walker came and im at home today and she was telling me about how Basil is for her and she couldve been describing someone elses dog!! Hes well behaved, obsessive with a ball and listens to her!!!

    She brought a harness round with her last week and it seems to have magically stopped him pulling on the lead :D Cue an order from Indi-dog! The one we have is slightly too big but does the trick :)
     
  2. Milliepoochie

    Milliepoochie PetForums VIP

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    Ahh bless him.

    How is Basil getting on at home alone now? Does he seem to be settling down abit more into the routine?
     
  3. leannelatty

    leannelatty PetForums VIP

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    Hes settled down much better. Weve got locks on all the doors now and he just has a blanket to sleep on now. That has a few holes in it :rolleyes: but no more chewing the doorframes (so far!). Weve been much more bonded since weve stopped going to the park in the mornings and are road walking and then fun training when we get home.
     
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    Milliepoochie PetForums VIP

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    Thats brilliant news :)

    Well done both of you :)
     
  5. BessieDog

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    Great news. He probably knows the routine now.
     
  6. BeagleOesx

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    That's great news that he seems to be settling down better and must be such a relief for you.

    Dogs are very much like children lol, I'm a childminder and I can guarantee you that the children I look after behave much differently for me than they do for their parents. When their parents arrive to collect them it's like someone flicks a switch on them and the good behaviour that I usually see goes out of the window ;)
     
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    I'm so pleased that Basil's doing better, well done :).

    It always fascinates me when people tell me how Kilo has been for them or I watch someone else handling him.
     
  8. moonviolet

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    I'm so glad Basil is doing better and behaving well for his walker, good ones are hard to find :)

    Tink is very different with different people We used to go to a vclass that from time to time would have handlers swap dogs big for small etc ( you were allowed to opt outif you wished) Well this rather self important lady decided she'd like to give handling Tink a try grabbed her lead and without saying anything to her at all began to stride across the hall, Tink did not take to her one bit, in fact she didn't make the width of the hall before TInk was making a scene dragging to get back to me semi circling, chairs were taken out by her lead. Some comment was made about being poorly socialised i just laughed Tink had happily worked with everyone else in the class before this woman had joined.:lol:
     
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    Ive found when mine meet people they do react differently. They seem to react in the same way a lot of people greet or react to them, quiet calm non reactive behaviour they are the same, there are a couple of people though who get exciteable and pleased to see them so are more animated and full on and in turn the dogs seem to get exciteable as well. Ones that want to say hello but are still a bit unsure though, the dogs although not reactive are deffinately a bit more hesistant of, so they do seem to mirror the person and the way they greet. Dont know if thats what you mean?
     
  10. PinkEars

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    Walt and Lola are totally different with daycare lady. Lola is good as gold and never aggressive to any dogs and Walt is a dream to look after. Walt is like that with everyone actually, dont get me wrong he is a good boy but the only answer i get from anyone was he was sooo good comes back everytime i call spins on a 10p piece! lol

    Lola is also very different with my dad, my mum and me. My mum can't let her off lead because she runs off. When i take her with my mum i always let her off no problem. She follows my mum around in the house until i turn up and she just wants to be with me. When we take her out now she hangs on to my every word its great! :) but when i am not there around the house she is all about where my mum is!

    Dogs are funny creatures sometimes!
     
  11. SLB

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    Well done!

    My dogs are very much that. If anyone else be it someone they don't know or someone they did tries to work with them, they kinda look for me.

    Sadie listens better to me than she does her owners but I have more of a bond.
    Benjie reacts less with me than he does with others.
    Louie panics a bit and looks for me.
    Pennie - well she hardly listens to me ;) :lol:
    Jack however will listen to anyone.
     
  12. missP

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    yes, Cody behaves for the trainer.

    a few weeks back he wouldn't settle as the trainer hadn't said hello to him :rolleyes: and he kept pulling to get to the trainer.

    the trainer came over and took Cody into the middle of the hall and used him to demonstrate.
    he done everything that was asked of him, he was even put into a 'down' and the trainer stepped left, right, walked away quite a distance and even left the hall and Cody stayed put. i was so proud but thought 'you little bugger'.
     
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