Then And Now

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by southerngirl, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. southerngirl Honored Member

    Here is a video of how Missy is with dogs who she used to react to.

    In January of 2013 during walks me and Missy would run into Princeton and Copper on walks. They are allowed to roam the neighborhood by the owners. Missy went nuts as you can see every time. In February I slowly introduced her to them.
    I'm pretty sure I've posted the "Then" video before.
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  2. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    You have done awesome work there, Danielle! Well done you!
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  3. kassidybc Experienced Member

    WOW! That is amazing! She is doing so great!! Great job Danielle!
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  4. southerngirl Honored Member

    Thank you!!
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  5. southerngirl Honored Member

    Yes, it's an awesome change looking back and remembering how she used to act around those two. All it took was very slowly introducing them.
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  6. southerngirl Honored Member

    Missy actually acted the same way with Piper that she did with Copper and Princeton in the video. Now Missy and Piper are best friends/sisters. Missy loves Piper.
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  7. MaryK Honored Member

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Danielle, truly awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! You've done an absolutely amazing job with Missy! You're one very gifted dog trainer!(y) I could hardly believe I was watching the same dog, the difference was so incredible!:D

    Missy walked along and did all the right and proper 'doggy greeting stuff' as if she'd been doing it all her life! And Piper was also a very good girl.:love: So happy for you!:D
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  8. southerngirl Honored Member

    Thank you Mary.
    I'm glad that you commented on on how she greeted the dogs, I was wondering about it. She is always very jumpy when meeting them. I'm glad to here that she is greeting right. Hoping to renew my library card and get books on dog body language to learn more about it.
    I have a video of Missy walking a good bit behind another dog when I upload it would you mind looking and telling me what you think about Missy's body language.
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  9. MaryK Honored Member

    Always very happy to help you Danielle in any way I can:D Watched this video again and was once more very impressed with all your hard work. Missy is still just a smidgeon nervous, barely anything at all, just her ears went back when Copper (I think I have the right one here) did the butt sniff intro, but nothing to worry about, she handled herself with dignity and aplomb!

    When Copper (right dog for sure this time) came up behind her and you 'warned' him, Missy walk on totally undisturbed!

    Also, don't forget, you had both dogs on the lead whilst Copper and friend where off leash, always a much more 'threatening' situation to any dog! Missy (and Piper) handled themselves extremely well, especially as Copper seems a bit OTT with the butt sniffing etc. Very proud of you and Missy, again congratulations on all your hard work, it's sure paying off big time.

    When you upload of course I'll look and let you know what I see.

    Also, there are some very good sites on line with doggy body language, will check those out, as I know it's hard to get decent books etc.
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  10. MaryK Honored Member

    Here are some sites.

    This one is very good, has good written explanations, plus excellent 'real dog' photos.

    http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/canine-body-language

    On this site, no photos, but again good explanation and the graphics show the body parts of the dog and their positions in different situations.

    http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/how-read-your-dogs-body-language/415

    No images at all, but good explanations about your dog's body language, especially the face.

    http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/dog-body-language

    This one is a pdf. so you can download it. Goes into areas the other sites do not cover so fully, such as licking etc.

    http://www.urbandogtraining.com.au/...nication/dog-body-language--communication.pdf

    Hope these sites help you, as it's so useful to know and understand not only your dog's body language but that of other dogs.:);)
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  11. southerngirl Honored Member

    Copper likes Missy a little too much. He has gotten on top of her, Missy jumped around and showed him her teeth. I continually have to warn Copper. He even walks beside her a lot. He's got a bit of a crush. And yes you got them right Copper= light brown Princeton= dark brown with black.
  12. southerngirl Honored Member

    Thank you for all the links. I'll be reading all of them.:)
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  13. running_dog Honored Member

    You've done a fantastic job there Danielle :)
    Missy in the video could be 2 different dogs.
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  14. MaryK Honored Member

    Hope they help.

    I agree with running dog, Missy could be a 'twin', she's improved out of sight!:D

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