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    What great pics - you look like you belong together I'd like to see a "family portrait" after Ruby has been desexed please!

    Congrats again

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    LEADERSHIP

    Dogs operate in a pack system and a hierarchy within this group. Within these groups there are certain ‘social rules’ that need to be followed, therefore each group will need to have a leader to ensure these rules are followed.
    It is important for you to take up the leader role within the pack because if you don’t, your dog may take the opportunity.
    The “leader’s” role includes, but is not limited to:

    • Teach skills and maintain these skills
    • Provide consistency
    • Follow through with any command given
    • Act in ways that deserve respect
    • Set guidelines
    • Inspire trust
    • Avoid encouragement of your dogs fears
    • Decide on your house rules
    • Identify what is acceptable behaviour and what is not
    • Make sure all members of the family are aware of the rules and are all enforcing them – all of the time
    • Treat your dog as a dog not a human – make sure you give them direction and leadership and reward with love and affection
    • Reward appropriate behaviour
    • Correct bad behaviour and make sure you follow through with it – every time
    • Remain calm and assertive

    If you have a dog that has a behavioural issue or dominance issues then the below list will help with further establishment of leadership:

    • Feed your dog/s after all the humans eat in your house
    • Humans are to go through doorways first
    • Games should be initiated and ended by humans
    • Be careful not to put yourself in an equal position to your dog, e.g. on the floor with your dog or the dog on the couch with you
    • Attention and pats should only be given when the human decides – not when the dog determines it wants some
    • The dog/s need to move out of your way if they are laying in your pathway
    • The dog/s should never be left unattended with anyone who cannot maintain leadership
    • The dog should work for it’s pats and food treats
    • Don’t allow your dog to sleep in a position that it may perceive is a guarding or protective location, e.g. outside your bedroom door

    It’s important to remember that you can’t be a part time leader and that all family members need to be part of the leadership process.

    The above is given to each of our dogs as they leave boot camp at Wellington Park Training Facility (Dog bless Wellington Park)!!!

    I know you know all of this Clea, but I still re-read it to refresh my mind from time to time, and adding a new dog to the pack seems like as good a time as any !! Good basic rules to live by........ AND GO EDDIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    Last edited by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria; 03-14-2010 at 11:53 PM.
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    Ruby is getting de-sexed?????

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    Fair enough. I was just surprised.

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    What great photos

    Looking forward to seeing more, hope he doesn't cock his leg on anymore curtains(or anything else!) for you lol.

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    Aww he does look very excited lol

    Sounds like alot of work you have ahead of you BUT totally utterly worth it

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    Oh, that is NOT good.

    She just doesn't like it, she is stressed by it then I gather.

    My boy likes going to shows, will play fetch in the grassy car park at Erskine Park, likes to walk around the rings and say hello to all the girl Whippets. His favourite part of showing is gathering at the entrance to the ring.... who's in season, who's in season.

    He just doesn't like actual ring itself. Or the table, we have to show on a table

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    hehehe her tail is in super mood, its invisable lol

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    Looks like all is settling! She must be like me with change... Wants it to go slowly or not at all

    You really do have gorgeous dogs Clea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    A couple of photos taken of Ruby and Eddie just 5 minutes ago. Ruby seems a tad more relaxed...wagging her tail, so we will just keep on the introduction this way

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    aww bless Princess Ruby... what a good girl you are for playing nice towards Eddie..

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