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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Derek, Jan 17, 2008.


  1. Derek

    Derek PetForums Newbie

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    Thought it best to join these forums as we have a strange problem with our dog Rosie , a Lab cross. She is 7 years old, and up till earlspring last year has given us no problems. But now we have dificulty in getting her to go any distance if we have a nice day with a clear blue sky ! Last year she was `spooked ` by a hot air balloon overhead while we were out walking , she then found her own way home ! When out now she sometimes sits and refuses to procceed. This then entails me having to pull her. We have fitted a head harness, but this seems rather cruel , We would be grateful for any advice that may be forthcoming as this must be a very unusual complaint, Derek.
     
  2. Debbie

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    Hello and welcome to the forum - sorry to hear your girl is a little spooked at being out and about - looks like you may have to go back to sqaure one with her - make all her outings possitive ones - treats for going out of the door - going out of the garden gate etc....little by little. There are a few members here who specialise in dog behaviour who I am sure will give you some help :)
     
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    Hi Derek, Karma can be a great healer-maybe the next time theirs a hot air balloon you could assist Rosie in "accidently" aiming, firing an arrow-waterballon which would "accidently" put out the fire needed for a hot air balloon thus causing the said ballon to slowly drop and land -Safley:) on a low branch of a tree:) I agree with Debbie-though i'm no expert,slowly, slowly and positivity. Or try and get her used to low volume noises-hoover,washing machine etc in the saftey of her home and eventually progress to the garden and so on:)I'm sure the good folk on the dog sections will be better equipped to advise you-but it isn't an unusual problem,so don't fret too much:)Oh sorry-welcome aboard and enjoy, see what happens with whatever you try and let us know how you both get on, great name Rosie-our first lady(siamese seal point cat) is also called Rosie-nosy Rosy:)
     
  4. Hello and welcome! You're found the right place!
     
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    PatioDogDoors PetForums Member

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    hi and welcome to the forum. sorry to hear that. but you're in the right place. members here are very helpful
     
  6. Derek

    Derek PetForums Newbie

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    Many thanks to all of you who have sent on the most welcome advice, it is much apreciated and we will keep trying with Rosie. How strange we can take her out on gloomy days and she is quite normal...we can even let her run free to chase her sticks etc! We are using a head harness just to be on the safe side when out walking and this is no problem for her . We are also trying out some homeopathic tablets which are supposed to help win her confidence back. We will keep in touch and keep you informed of any progress that is made. Many thanks again for all the advice. Derek.
     
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