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  1. Please don’t buy any training equipment without seeing a qualified professional, preferably one that is experienced with cattle dogs. What area are you in? Someone will be able to then recommend a professional that you can contact to help you. Keep your dog dog away from other dogs until you have a proper training plan in place as every opportunity the dog has to practice the behaviour can make it more challenging to resolve.
  2. I know some really wonderful lagottos with great family dog temperaments. Choose a breeder with dogs you can meet and discuss with the breeder your requirements. In my experience the groodles are much more full on.
  3. Feeding / Food aggression

    Personally I’d be addressing the issue AND managing mealtimes rather than just the latter. Management is vital but training helps to prepare for an occasion where management is not 100%. Dont wait another month. Get the professionals back involved now and get a serious training plan in place.
  4. Feeding / Food aggression

    When is the trainer coming back?
  5. Feeding / Food aggression

    It would be unwise for me to make any strong suggestions given the seriousness of the situation without seeing the dog. But an an array of brain work including nosework and scent trails, puzzles and problem solving work plus impulse control, the use of distance as a reinforcer and the use of a tether for safety would most likely feature as part of the behaviour modification program.
  6. Feeding / Food aggression

    What training was recommended in combination with the meds? What breed and how old is the dog?
  7. Feeding / Food aggression

    Does he do this with all food? A tiny treat? Low value food- a piece of carrot for example? What skills does he know- obedience/ tricks? What’s his general attitude to training like? These things are most important as you must have the brain functioning at its best in order to generate genuine behavioural change.
  8. Dog wanted- Melbourne

    It’s for a lovely relative of ours- they are an older couple, retired, love to go for walks and have always had dogs- they are really great people.
  9. Dog wanted- Melbourne

    He sounds like he might suit well!! How can they enquire if they want to?
  10. Putting the feelers our for a family member seeking a dog- Wonderful life with older retired couple who would walk dog daily but not wanting anything super active. Small breed aged 4-10 good health and no behaviour issues requiring resolution- needs to be friendly and sociable within two hours of Melbourne Hopefully there is something suitable around!
  11. Artificial Turf

    We have artificial turf and even a few persistent diggers don’t dig in it. We went for top of the range professionally laid though.
  12. Ndtf Block 1 Review.

    Contact NDTF directly and ask.
  13. Help

    I'm not sure if she would pick up/ drop off but would be worth asking Natalia from Furritory https://www.facebook.com/terrierhandstripping/?fref=ts I have been extremely happy with her and I am VERY fussy.
  14. Yes definitely. But I also think some of that enjoyment is learned.
  15. If I ran a shelter the dogs would get their entire daily food allocation through enrichment activities and exercises like this unless there was a medical reason not to feed this way. The simple way to ensure no nipped fingers and only paws on the ground to be rewarded is to run pvc pipe or similar from the outside to inside of the kennel door so treats can be 'posted' through the door on to the ground.