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    Default The Delightful Dora

    I got to meet the delightful Dora today and spend several hours with her and her equally delightful owner/trainer Masha.

    Dora is a wonderful little dog, extremely pretty and feminine. Not at all what I was expecting.

    She is a credit to Masha who is handling Dora in a house where there are a few conflicting training methods.

    Nothing of which can't be easily overcome. The fact that Masha has recognised the areas that need working on shows how mature and responsible she is.

    I would go so far as to say that the majority of dog owners would be extremely happy to have a dog as good as little Dora.

    She is highly food motivated and a joy to train. I hope they get to agility and give it their all.

    A big thank you for inviting me into your home Masha & thank your mother for me also.

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    What a lovely post MAC.

    Masha, you (and Dora) must have done very well!!

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    Thanks for the update, Mousey.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    No, thank YOU for explaining to me how to deal with Dora's issues. I could've sat there for days listening to all your information
    Thanks again

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    Dora's getting her own little fan club!

    In My Home Dog Minding
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    And she should be... she's a gorgeous girl Next sunday, its off to obedience for me and her. And then once she's old enough, off to agility. I cant wait!

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    She's gotten heaps better since my thread, and now shes gonna get even more better with MACs advice

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    Sounds good..

    Pipi and I are going to do agility soon. It is so much fun, she got to have a trial at the Paws In The Park agility practice thingy.

    The one thing we are having a problem with is the sea-saw lol..


    This track you had to: Run to first sign, sit. run to next, do an 280 degree turn, run to tunnel, go through tunnel, run to next sign, doing an 280 degree turn, run to weaving poles, go through weaving poles, run to next sign, walk over the frame, run to next sign, do a 360 degree turn, run to next sign, turn left, do hurdles, run to next sign, weave through cones, run to next sign, go over sea-saw, go to next sign, turn right, go to next sign, do another 280 turn, run to next sign, run through water. FINISH!

    Oh that was all so hard to remember and type up lol.. Hope it comes of some use.

    All the best, Masha.

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    Wow, that sounds great! MAC you are a very giving person and from this thread it sounds like you have sorted a few issues for Masha and Dora. Great work!
    Look forward to hearing more progress from Masha and Dora!

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    In all honesty there was nothing to sort out.

    Dora is friendly with small dogs, is respectful of big dogs but does not appreciate large young dogs jumping on her head etc. Nothing strange about that. Masha knows that and before Dora feels the need to put them in their place Masha is now going to withdraw her

    She didn't baulk at loud noises, skate boards bikes or kids playing in the distance. She is however not fond on young kids in her house, again this is common to a lot of dogs and Masha knows how to distract her with food or to put her out with a bone.

    Her toilet training is difficult because the cat is not allowed outside. But we chatted about that.

    I would of liked to do a bit more with Dora but was very aware that her mother has set ideas so we chatted more and slowly hopefully got thru a bit.

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