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  1. @Tassie We've been learning to go slow and aim for more precision. The platform helped a lot, thanks! But now I'm slowly fading the platform and replacing it with a stick on her front paws to help her generalise the action on any surface but still with an awareness of her front paws. joined_video_2afa581198634774a8ca5ffc7778df7f.MP4.mp4
  2. @Tassie Okay. Good to know. I'm probably rushing her. Will try to go back to paw targeting and doing it slow first. I'll try getting some rubber pads. Yeah, she's great. Just got her as a rescue under 6 months ago. She's transformed from a reactive dog who didn't even know her name into an extremely calm and obedient dog who just got her trick dog champion title. So we're trying out obedience and rally soon.
  3. Thanks @Tassie Okay, I guess I need to think about some kind of platforms first. I tried using a cardboard box to stop her from moving forward (see video). But really, it doesn't add to her knowledge that her front paws cannot move; it only negates the possibility of her moving forward if she does the actions at the edge of the box. When she starts from the middle, she still moves her paws all over the place My Movie 30 - SD 480p.mov
  4. I wonder if anyone here has experienced (and therefore, has some advice) in training a dog to sit, stand, and lie down with static front paws. I attach here a sample video of another dog doing those actions. I understand that some people suggest using different commands; so the dog knows that these are different actions to the regular sit, stand, down. And I've started doing that as well. But the problem is my dog almost always moves her front paws out of excitement for the incoming treats (or just out of excitement for the work in general; so not because she hasn't learnt to find her balance)
  5. So it took us a while to get her diet right. But we finally are making a progress. No more soft stools, and she’s been gaining weight slowly. Photo attached :)
  6. Thank you, everyone. I've tried giving her chicken necks/wings for the past week. So far it's been working. Solid poo and no anal liquid. I'll get her chicken frames too next time to mix things up a bit. Another question though. Is some odour on a dog's belly normal? Rosie has recently been diagnosed with yeast infections on her paws (probably because of allergy). The vet told us to wash her paws twice a week with medicated shampoo. Just thinking whether we need to wash her belly too if it's also infected by allergy. She always wants us to scratch her belly (we thought this was jus
  7. As per the vet's advice, we're trying out Taste of the Wild because she was having an allergic reaction towards her previous kibbles. Trying to see if grain is the cause of the allergy. Also a few small cuts of pumpkin for fibre. Have been thinking about mixing kibbles with raw, so giving her some chicken necks/wings in addition to dry food might be the way to go from now on.
  8. I don't. But she seems to have a lot of scent hound in her. She likes to sniff everything, including me and whatever I'm wearing, and occasionally she would be tempted to attempt a lick. But even if not, her snout might touch us after eating raw chicken.
  9. Thank you. Will try introducing some raw chicken necks/wings and cutting down on the fruit. Should I be concerned with salmonella when feeding her raw chicken? And especially when she licks other things (or parts of my body) right after eating raw chicken?
  10. She’s a mixed breed. Advertised as a Bull Arab, though I understand that the term Bull Arab can mean a lot of things. So no “up” tail. She’s always done it while in a relaxed position. Several times while sleeping or lying down. And once while I was casually patting her. No signs of fear or anxiety (I know because she has occasionally shown signs of anxiety outside when hearing sudden noises, which usually is not accompanied by the expressing of the anal liquid).
  11. Hi! Our recently adopted dog, Rosie, seems to have a problem with her anal glands. We got her just 2 months ago. Within a couple of weeks, she started excreting some fishy smelling fluid from her bottom. We brought her to the vet last month, they said it was her anal fluid, so they emptied her anal sacs. Recently, she started excreting the same thing again (about twice this week) although it has only been a month since the vets did the expressing. Is this considered an “normal” problem to have? Bringing her back to the vet only after a month (and the possibility of havi
  12. @persephone her regular food is just Taste of the Wild. Consulted the vet about this. And some regular fruits and veggies during the day; raw carrot, pumpkin, sometimes broccoli or strawberries. She particularly needs more fibre than normal because her stools tend to be soft, and she's had a problem with her anal glands in the past. Also as occasional treats sometimes cooked chicken, lamb, or a bit of cheese. @Rebanne will post another pic in 4 weeks time. Thanks everyone for the comments! Hopefully we'll see progress with her weight soon. But regardless, she's happy, h
  13. Thank you everyone for the replies! I've attached here more photos showing her ribs. We're feeding her 3–4 times, perhaps even more, in smaller portions. @Rebanne We do think that there's a bit of hound (probably scent hound) in her; both from appearance and habits. @jemappelleI can definitely feel her ribs without trying. See photos below. She has just been desexed prior to our adopting her (around end of August). @Papillon Kisses From the photo, it looks like she's a bit underweight?
  14. Hi friends, We recently adopted a rescue dog. Rosie is a 2.5 years old (or around so, at least according to the vet) Bull Arab X (at least according to the rescue group; though she's way smaller and leaner than most Bull Arabs that I've seen). About a month ago when we first got her she weighed 22.2 kg. She's about 55cm tall at the withers and 55cm long (from base of neck to base of tail). The vet said she was underweight, and her ideal weight should be around 26kg. See photos to see her body. So we've been feeding her LOTS. For the first two weeks, she had quite a few health probl
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