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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Playing on Lucy, and Cash's favorite field.
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Lovely pic. I love pictures of running Vs as one can see the ears flapping in the wind. So cute!!!!
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Playing on Lucy, and Cash's favorite field.
It looks like a Great place for a V to run and play... I can see why it was a favorite... it will most likely be one of Rangers favorites too!
How is he doing with his anxiety... I had a thought earlier about separation anxiety and I wondered if it has anything to do with food... ?? My dogs have always
been fed at the same time every day, 6-6;30 am and 3;30-4 pm like clock work, and they will either wake me, or come get me to let me know it is that time of day.
I have never had a dog with SA. Now that said... if for some reason I am late getting home say I don't make it till 6pm... Guaranteed Pearl will get into mischief...
pull stuff off the counters, get into the trash, etc. and she will scold me severely, letting me know she is NOT happy.
Just suppose a pup from early on never knows when it is going to get fed ( it may be fed each day) but a varying times, so it may go hours each day in
a state of hunger. Never knowing when the meal will be produced.
It just made me think that this could be enough for a pup to develop a fear that it does not know when it will be fed again, and project that fear on to the
absence of the master.

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It's very slow progress with him, but he's had progress.
His was at the point you could be home, but if he couldn't touch you he would tremble. Then the panting, and drooling would start. Panic would follow, and he would lose all controll.
We are at a point, that he can lay by himself in a determined place calmly. I can do things in the house, and go in and out the front door. We are up to 15 minutes at a time, with him staying relaxed, and on the Place command.

Basically we have been practicing him being to settle on his own with me home. Hopefully one day he can do it without someone in the house. But his problems may be above my knowledge.

His temperament is so excellent in every other way. I sure hope he can overcome it.

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I am so happy you are making progress!!! He seems like such a great dog!!
I just posted in a separate thread, about Zeke and the "Mat" command, You have the "Place" command... this is so new to me, I had
never heard of this. It must be much more common then I thought. The only similar command we ever used was " go to your bed" but the Place, & Mat
are so much more versatile.

I Pray Ranger continues to make strides.

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I think the Place, and Mat command are are really the same thing. Other than the Place command being in one spot.
The dog learning to relax in a spot chosen by us.
With Ranger we do happy treat training outside, or other places. Changing the Place training to calm, no treat, or happy dance/voice for a good job has helped. Just a calm release word, and a touch on his side. Because he now knows the command. I don't reissue the command if he goes to move. I just take him by the collar, walk him back to the spot.


It's so hard to tell the difference between SA. And someone that just needs to work with the dog/pup, when it's described on a forum. The actions of the dog sound a like. Even a dog throwing a tantrum, and one in panic mode can be described in the same way.

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His was at the point you could be home, but if he couldn't touch you he ...
OMG - it's amazing that you could handle that. It would be like conjoined. It's just in the house that he's like that?
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It was only inside the house. Outside he would run around and play. Like a lot of vizslas, you have to be out there with him.
He's been with me over a month. Teaching him to settle on place, has helped him when he is just hanging out.
He doesn't try to stay as attached to you now, and can lay watching you.
He will even stay in bed for a few minutes alone, when I get up in the morning.
I was shocked, the first morning he did it.

At times I wonder what I got myself into.
Other times I see him wanting, and trying very hard to learn anything I'm teaching him. And think he should be here.
Even if we get to the point he can be alone for some periods of time. All of that could be undone, if he went to a new home. There's a chance this foster will never leave. I knew he would probably be a long term foster, before I agreed to take him.

So I have my hands full with him, Abbey, and June. Plus I'm pulling a Weimar Lab mix from the shelter on Monday. She will only be with me till Wednesday night, before she heads to Dallas.
Please just let her like other dogs.
She was found as a starving stray, but was chipped. After a few calls from the shelter, her owners blocked the calls.

Picture of Ranger at Pups on the Patio.

And Bailey's shelter picture.
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Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.

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... There's a chance this foster will never leave. ...
Well, that wouldn't be so bad would it? It would only be right that you would get the benefit of all your work.
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After a few calls from the shelter, her owners blocked the calls.
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Somebody should go egg their house.
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Somebody should go egg their house.
Or leave bags of the dog's poop by the door
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