In the Office Hours, I answer members' pet training and behavior questions in live sessions, which are recorded and shown here. Please log in or sign up for a Student or Pro membership to see the video.
Dog training and care questions in this video:
- I am hesitant to let my dog greet other dogs (both on leash) because I anticipating a wagging tail quickly followed with a snarl. I am doing the BAT 2.0 techniques with the leash skills and the farthest I am letting her go with it is to look at dog, followed by an appropriate behaviour and then moving away. I don't know how to interpret whether or not to go closer and often she wants to.
- You said that you train a "A dog is coming," cue differently from " another cue that could mean for example "A person is coming", or a cue that means, 'Something in the environment is going to change.' Can you please explain how you have trained these to Peanut or Bean?
- Thank you for sharing about Peanut's lymphoma on FB. Would you be comfortable explaining what his symptoms were and how you determined how you would treat it / what course to follow for treatment?
- When on walks if Astra sees/hears something she's not sure about she'll look back at me. What should I be doing to best reassure her/show her it isnt anything to worry about? Camling signals, 'it's okay' cue, etc?
- Could you explain the steps you would use to teach the dog to ask permission before they jump up on the bed, cough etc?
- You spoke about not patting a dog' and saying, "It's okay," when a dog is in situation where he/she is not 'feeling okay'?
What would be a good team approach to 'avoid' this at the DVM both for the DVM and the vet. nurse?
What would be a good team approach to 'avoid' when the veterinarian or receptionist pats your dog on the head?
- I also talked about:
- Research on how sound is processed differently by anxious people (and dogs?)
- Dog body language video (Bean & friends)
Links I referred to in this session (or could have):
- Online Teamwork Seminar April 20
- Next Animal World Superstars guest: Terry Ryan
- Fireworks, Thunder, and Scary Sounds: Training and Survival Tips (GS.com Blog article)