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    She told me to block Dora from the dogs, and practice the 'look' exercise.
    TBH, Im not a person who likes to avoid things, I face them head on. I really want to just get it across to Dora that everythings OK and that she shouldnt be scared. I do. While blocking solves the problem for the time, it wont solve it forever. Any advice?
    Oh, and Mum just doesnt care. Read above post ^

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    Masha, how close are you to Hobart? There is a wonderful dog physchologist based in Hobart, but she will travel anywhere around Tas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Masha, how close are you to Hobart? There is a wonderful dog physchologist based in Hobart, but she will travel anywhere around Tas.
    I'm in Sydney
    I am thinking of getting a professional to help if Dora doesnt get better. Even if Mum doesnt care if Dora's trying to bite the dogs heads off, I do - I want a social dog, no matter how much mum claims its 'unneeded'.

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    well read it for yourself and perhaps print it out and leave it on her pillow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    I'm in Sydney
    I am thinking of getting a professional to help if Dora doesnt get better. Even if Mum doesnt care if Dora's trying to bite the dogs heads off, I do - I want a social dog, no matter how much mum claims its 'unneeded'.
    Oh, thought you were in Tas. Must be another newcomer. Lol.

    It is a real problem with your mum's attitude towards dogs!!!

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    It is. She thinks little dogs dont need to be trained at all, they can just get away with everything. She had GSD when she was my age, but ofc because it was a big dog shed trined it and everythings. Apparently little dogs arent bred for that.
    But I WANT my dog to be friendly and social, and I WANT her to walk properly on a leash. So what if I can control her if she tries to drag me along? Thats not the point!! The point is to have a nice and happy obedient dog who knows her place. This is why little dogs have that annoyingly ad reputation (biting, yappy, etc) - because of people like her. I don't care if Dora is little. I would train her like I would a GSD.
    I'm trying to talk to mum about this, trying to get ehr to UNDERSTAND... but she refuses.

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    Go to youtube and subscribe to kikopup
    I have watched all her videos and am about to use these techniques on my new puupy who will be arriving in a few days.
    Hope this helps

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    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    My answer is always the same......Triangle of Temptation. Must be done at every feed and EXACTLY as described, but it works and works quickly by making the dog realise she must ask you for food, toys, play etc. Puts you back in control

    Triangle Of Temptation - Dogz Online Forums

    (Sorry another forum but help is needed urgently from the sounds of things)
    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Sorry SPR - you're dealing with a novice owner and baby puppy. It needs time and calm approaches. Perhaps NILIF but at this stage it's bettter to go gently IMO.
    SPR I agree completely with the recommendation of the TOT. Batty is doing this at the moment as well and it is transferring across to other things. The TOT isn't difficult to implement and I am certain Masha could implement it.

    Baby puppies can easily do this program - I'm using it to build Batty's focus.

    Masha, As far as your mums view on the situation goes, sadly the only way to change her mind is to show her what happens to little dogs without training, and even then she will probably find the behaviour 'cute'.

    All you can do is work with Dora and do the best you can with her.

    ETA: Long post is being worked on now. I have given myself today off so I will be working on it (finally). It's been a very hectic weekend!

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    Thanks Angela. Once Im off my school laptop and on a normal comp I'll check it out.. Looking forward to the long post

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