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    Has anyone had any dealings or info they could possibly share of this 'DogTech'? Good or bad,I'd really like to know.
    Thanks.
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    I used DogTech years ago with a problematic cattle dog. They were awesome, and started me down the path of learning properly about dog behaviour and training

    I would necessarily use all their techniques now that I know what I know, but at the time, they were great, and helped us to fix our problems and get back our beautiful pet.

    A lot of time and energy involved in their training regime, but it worked of us.

    What problems are you having? Maybe I can relate more specifically?

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    Many thanks Kristy for your reply

    Normally I would handle things myself but Tonka's problems dont seem to be lessening with all that I've tried and as they are in my area ( have an area manager closeby) I thought I'd do a little more looking into them.

    I guess in a nut shell I have quite an emotional,easily stressed adhd type of dog.
    My main concern is to attempt to get the over the top behaviour of barking,whining etc , walking on hind legs,turning himself out etc when we come across other dogs whilst we're out and about.He also suffers a very high level of seperation anxiety. He was a rescue case who is now never leaving us at no matter what the cost but some of this behaviour,although brought about by his early puppyhood and now the loss of Loppy as well,added to the sudden absence of my husband ( so effectively his stable little world has just been upset yet again) is becoming quite neurotic and to be honest very tiring to manage.

    The barking and carrying on is the major drama at the moment coupled with the seperation anxiety.

    They say they use only gentle methods,could you enlighten me a little more re these 'methods?

    Thanks again.
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    We found their methods to be gentle... at least, on the dog :P

    We had a totally dominant, overbearing cattle dog that we had no control over. They taught us about thinking as a pack, and what actions we needed to put into our daily routine to get back to us being in charge, not the dog.

    It meant about 6 weeks of turning OUR lives upside down, to cement in the dog's mind (and our's, come to think of it) that we were in charge. Which meant, daily obedience, different feeding routine, different walking, different displays of affections etc. It worked

    The behaviours we were looking to change specifically were things like - barking and fence aggression, hyperactivity and destruction (general boredom), pulling on walks to the point I couldn't walk him alone, we just generally had no control :P

    I find people often put a lot of stories behind the behaviour of their rescues :P But, in my opinion, dogs, for the most part, live in the moment. If you are a better home than their last one, they don't think about the last one. They're great like that. I think it sounds like you're at the point where you could use some help, and I would recommend DogTech. The only other thing I could recommend in giving your dog the best chance is to concentrate on his behaviour, not the rescue story behind it, and work through it the same way you would if he were a pup you had had from 8-weeks old.

    Sorry to hear about Loppy

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    "The only other thing I could recommend in giving your dog the best chance is to concentrate on his behaviour, not the rescue story behind it, and work through it the same way you would if he were a pup you had had from 8-weeks old. "

    Awesome statement and so true..we deal with our Rescues in the same way. treat them as if they know nothing and start from scratch. Deal with all the symptoms, whatever they are and go from there. No excuses for ther dogs anymore. Lots of loving, but it has to be earned and no support from us when they are being wrong or anxious. It sounds kinda tough, but it does work. It also takes a lot of time. And Obedience is the very centre of it. we had to do so much obedience with our people/dog aggresive newf and now with our timid anxious newf.
    And we also were told to establish the pack order.....Sounds like we follow a very similar method.
    It will be tough for you guys though, because your life has been turned upside down and that makes it hard for you to be "the rock".......
    It will be great if you can get some good training support. Sounds like they ( Dog tech) are the right ones, good luck and happy training. It will become fun after a little while.
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    it sounds like dog tech would be an interesting group to work with but i would just be careful as to whether the people near you are simply a franchise or not. If they are just a franchise then you have a 50/50 chance that they are not going to be very helpful at all. just a thought, perhaps look into that as well and what sort of training the people in the group near you have had and if at any time you don't like what they are doing you can just walk away and find someone else
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

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    Yes Choppa, if it is a franchise not all trainers within it might be the best, perhaps the dog is picking up on the fact that you too are having a bit of a hard time.
    Some pretty good advise already given here, cannot add to it just to say hang in there and good luck

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    thanks all....i think it was alot of whats been happening coupled with a loss of sel confidence on my part.
    things have settled except for the seperation anxiety which is slowly getting better.
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