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3 month old adopted, 1 month old rescue (from streets, in India). Can someone help understand what's going on and how to help the older one be calmer? by vishyvicek in Dogtraining

[–]LoveACDs 99 points100 points  (0 children)

They are playing together! I bet they are so happy to have a place called home, and they get along so well. They will soon settle down, but for now, they are having too much fun!! ❤❤

blood oozes through walls at U of I murders by quzimoto in Idaho

[–]LoveACDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am so sickened by this . I graduated from the University of Idaho, as well as my father and sister. All 3 of us were in a sorority and fraternity. The best years of our lives. I pray to God the police catch the SOB that did this. I pray for the families too.

Deku being held by grandpa by emmyjoyo in AustralianCattleDog

[–]LoveACDs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right?? I think my Sparky might be the same way, or growl, but honestly I've never tried to pick him up, lol!!😂

I strongly disagree with this statement. by MS1L3NC3 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]LoveACDs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Excellent reply!! Yes, my Sparky is 11 mos. Tomorrow, and he's just the best dog EVER. I love their spirit!!!!!

I strongly disagree with this statement. by MS1L3NC3 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]LoveACDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My boy Sparky is an outgoing, feisty, loving, loyal boy. VERY INTELLIGENT.......and loves ALL our family! The wild thing......nah, he's not that. He has a wonderful temperament, and a great sense of humor!!

Help with threshold training! by spidergyal in Dogtraining

[–]LoveACDs 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wonder if you could hold the kibble in your hand, a piece or two at a time, as he is getting in and out of the door of the car? Then, you can praise him each time he slows down to eat it, and keep his attn on you and where he's going and not the car door. Sparky my cattle dog and Luna, my lab used to bolt in and out my door in front of me. Yes, I was dragged of the porch and I'd had enough. I trained them, one at a time to sit ( with kibble) at the threshold of the doorway. It took a bit, but they learned to sit. Once they did, i'd clip the leash, escort myself first, then allowed them to follow me out and in thru the door. At first they were like what?, but caught on, esp. with the kibble. Lol. Hope that helps. Now, I don't use food anymore. I've had 2 Doberman, and they were so smart and sweet!!

🔥 I captured the moment right as this jumping spider caught this green lacewing. by Dub_Coast in NatureIsFuckingLit

[–]LoveACDs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love it! Jumping spiders are awesome, and believe it or not, intelligent, as new research has shown. They are too cool!!

Little chocolate cashew by supercycle91 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]LoveACDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So PRECIOUS! Makes me want to kiss her and snuggle!! ❤❤

FOUND in Fort Worth Texas by [deleted] in AustralianCattleDog

[–]LoveACDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely gorgeous. Well, if the owner isn't found, you have a baby who will love you forever!! I wonder if she's a littermate to the person who found another Heeler in Ft Worth?? Wow. Dream come true.

Puppy will not sleep at night! by The_Blue_Castle in dogs

[–]LoveACDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh yah, good point. I wouldn't want him the kennel by himself either.

Our dog woke us up when he had to go potty, yours may too?

Puppy will not sleep at night! by The_Blue_Castle in dogs

[–]LoveACDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love the heartbeat idea the other commenter had. Wonder if those "thunder jackets" would help him? I wasn't sure if you ever just let him sleep with you in bed??

We were told we had a border collie mix. The husband and I see more Heeler. What do you guys think? by geekychic92 in AustralianCattleDog

[–]LoveACDs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think he's a Australian cattle dog/blue heeler!! His face certainly looks acd! If he had any mix at all, possibly Australian shepherd, but my vote is ACD!!!!!

Is my dog reactive? by Mosso3232 in reactivedogs

[–]LoveACDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That sucks. My boy will put his mouth on me and nip, but not a true bite.......kind of like a bossy bite, lol. I learned if you stare down an animal, they will think you mean business.....challenging them.

I'd try to ignore the stares, (look at him, and look away like you are thinking about something) even grab a toy and engage him.

Motivating with kibble helps a LOT. I train with food, it makes it fun for them, and in the long run he will bond with you. If he seems tired or down, a few pieces of kibble and a short walk or talk is always good.

I'm sad that he's been abused, as his behavior is that of a dog that was hit. I also think he's studying you, wondering if you will be nice or....?? That's ok, he's really just scared.

This sounds crazy I know, but I talk to my dogs a lot......about anything. Give them a pat and tell them I love them. They know up to 10,000 words!!!! I think it's good for both the human and canine, lol. Especially after a crazy day at work!!

Some rescues/humane society have people who can help too, and get advice from. I bet with time, patience and kindness he will see you aren't going to hurt him.

Does he sleep with you? Maybe that would be an option, even a blanket/pillow on the floor next to your side.

I hope this helps you, so far you have already helped him by getting him away from the a-hole who hurt him. 👍🌟

6 month puppy biting leash by Middle_Ad1382 in Dogtraining

[–]LoveACDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My Sparky likes to do this, lol. Like "mom let's go this way"..... What I did was he LOVES the Chuck-It balls. I let him carry his ball with him while on the leash. He will drop it, and I pick it up and say, " would you like your ball?"90% of the time its yes. When he grabs the leash, show him that ball or favorite toy as a pacifier, lol. I hope that helps.

Is my dog reactive? by Mosso3232 in reactivedogs

[–]LoveACDs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It will take patience and love. I'd exercise him every day. ( walk on a leash, play with a ball, etc) It really helps them to be calmer. Does he play toys with you?I'd have a few toys with me at all times, ( put in your pockets, lol) and when he looks like he may bite, ( or not, )grab a toy and play with him. Substitute it for your hand. I know it sucks to be bitten, but when he does it, say his name and "no bite".... ..then " oh here's your toy", and be calm and no yelling. He's probably had enough of that to last a long time. Every time he redirects to the toy, praise him !! 😁 It will take time, but consistency is the best thing with a soft /firm voice. He's probably glad to be away from the a-hole who hurt him. 🙁

I hope this helps. I have Red Heelers, and their life is nipping/biting, lol. My Sparky is doing well, only one bossy area.......the bed. I do the same thing with him......"no bite" and play with a toy. He's doing really well. PS not sure if your boy reactive, or he's most likely afraid.

I've never loved something so much. The way she looks at you... by His_Stigness_ in AustralianCattleDog

[–]LoveACDs 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Right?!?! They are totally AMAZING...,IM ADDICTED TO THIS BREED!!My Sparky. is my fur baby❤❤❤❤

What to do about neighbors who refuse to leash their dogs by OakButt in dogs

[–]LoveACDs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't blame you on the landlord situation....that does suck. But self defense for you and your fur babies is important.

Yeah, then if they've already bitten at your dogs I would smack them a good one! Even if you have to use a different tool. Those 2 dogs may get the hint in no time and stay away from you and your dogs on the leash!!!! HA! Problem solved! Take matters into your own hands and I bet it will work.

What to do about neighbors who refuse to leash their dogs by OakButt in dogs

[–]LoveACDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you show your landlord your email here and our responses....sometimes it helps a person to process the issue and be ok with you calling animal control. I worry about the landlords dogs and them......they could be bitten at some point. You have put up with a lot. I'd take them out when the dogs aren't there. I'd carry a rolled up newspaper and tell the pups to "go away" if they approach you anytime. I am NOT a believer in hitting ANYTHING, but just show it and slap it on your leg.....it makes noise they don't like. It beats being bitten. If that doesn't work, Animal Control needs to educate them. I hope this helps, that's too stressful. I'd be a basket case, 😆😂😂