Action shot! As a canine rehabilitation therapist, every patient is unique and a fundamental part of treating them is creating individualized treatments where they gain the most benefit from their time with you. Today's feature is this gorgeous doxie Poppy! She has many calcifications down her spine which caused pain and weakness,but it is now being managed! She has been vet approved to swim, but she has a very long body which means when swimming she has a tendency to roll. Using this wrap around her abdomen I can give her the support that she needs while encouraging her to turn to strengthen her vertebral muscles! Go Poppy!
Couldn’t have said it better myself! Thanks @k9coachatlanta for keeping the Atlanta dog community well informed! #Repost@k9coachatlanta with @get_repost
While we do not sell nor do we recommend any of these brands as the quality of their products is beneath what we believe to be appropriate canine nutrition, we believe that client education is vital to keeping all four legged buddies safe. 60% of their canned foods sampled came back positive for the euthanasia drug pentobarbital. Please share with your doggie pals. #dogfoodrecall
Ella es Ramona, una cachorra rescatada que tuvo la suerte de encontrar una familia amorosa y responsable. Ahora ella comenzó su Rehabilitacion en socialización, ansiedad y falta de límites.
El no poder controlar a nuestro perro/s en la caminata es uno de los casos más comunes que atendemos, al no tener a nuestro perro bajo control creamos situaciones de riesgo, en la que nos exponemos tanto como nuestro. Es necesario tener el control total sobre las situaciones, sí queremos demostrar verdadero liderazgo.
"Привет, я Даша, и у меня 100 собак :) Мы не приют, мы большая семья ❤️ Никого не пристраиваем!" Написано в шапке профиля @danka_pu Звучит легко и даже весело :) И, поверьте, наблюдать за жизнью этой большой семьи тоже очень радостно, несмотря на то, что большинство из этих ста собак, старички и инвалиды. И вся тяжесть обеспечения полноценной жизни этим о'собам, сложность лечения, боль утраты часто остаются с за кадром, потому что даже хроника повседневных, далеко не самых приятных дел, наполнена любовью ❤️
А сегодня в Фонде "Будем жить!" День Стольника.
И каждые сто рублей имеют значение! #Repost@danka_pu with @instatoolsapp ・・・
НЕ МОЖНО не помочь сегодня!
Друзья, давайте я просто напишу, без подводок и расшифровок, что у нас День Стольника, и поставлю Вафелькина щенячьи глазки 😍
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Another day without our Brucie Boy and the focus is getting Betty back on track. She has taken a back seat these past couple of months whilst we tried to fix Bruce, now let’s fix Boo Boo’s leg and get her fighting fit! It was a very hot day yesterday so we took full advantage and got Boo in the pool (much to her disgust) for some therapy #bullmastiff#bully#dogrehab
My co-pilot, in place and sleeping. Wilbur struggles intermittently in the car - usually on longer stretches when the roads get a bit windier. But the beauty of the ‘place’ command is that it helps him to settle. The mind follows the body. So often we struggle to quiet our minds but if we quiet our bodies (mediation), practice on the regular, don’t wiggle out of our commitments (or let them either), the rest eventually follows. So instead of having a panting dog who is staring out the window and moving around I have a safely belted and calm dog who, while not perfect and certainly not without struggle, can help himself relax by following through with the commands we have learned and hold duration in the van and in other stressful situations. This is so huge for dogs that struggle with car rides - whether that be from stress, fear, excitement, general arousal, reactivity, lunging, even motion sickness. We’ve even rehabbed a dog that was in a terrible and deadly car accident, thrown from the car, was missing for days in the wilderness and was massively struggling with car anxiety. Hold them accountable to do their work, trust in the process, the long game, help them to access their zen by leading and guiding them though their freak outs and not accepting wonky car energy and move THROUGH it! You can do this! Just decide!! #lifestyletraining#safecarmanners#saveyourdogslife#oregondogtrainer#portlanddogtrainer
This is only our third lesson with Bird. I was called because they are dealing with a great deal of human reactivity and they were living a life of frustrations and seclusion. Bird had learned to use her mouth to control her environment and expressed anxious excitement around other animals. Her reactions to most anything were BIG,loud, lunging and scary.
In our first lesson, we learned that Bird was actually a very nervous girl seeking guidance and assurance in the leadership around her. Mom and Dad had not realized how much entitlement and nervousness they had been encouraging, even with their kind and honest intentions.
I always say that people and dogs learn in LAYERS and in PRACTICE. So, naturally, this is how I teach. Our first two lessons were more localized and simple in their home & yard. Teaching them the ideas and practice of dog psychology, association, gaining focus, build confidences, leash work and especially understanding some of the languages that animals speak-Body Language, Energy and Pressure. Easier said than done! These are only some of the important details to learn and it isn’t done so quickly.
I always try to set people up for success and not push them into scenarios they aren’t ready for. Confidence can be built by chipping away at the issue, one small focus at a time, stumbling and tripping but continuing on. This little street cat was not a part of the plan, but she really wanted to work for us! 🐱 You can hear my (sometimes annoyingly loud) pep talks and explanations. Things happen quickly and so much occurs in the simple details.
So, for only having 2 lessons prior, Mikah, Karen & Bird did exceptionally well! They managed her reactions, made efforts to apply pressure not just with the leash but with their body and intentions, not to negotiate, stay calm and confident. There were times they got confused and overwhelmed, but that’s all part of learning. And as you can see by the last video, the dog was not only more willing to follow their direction, but the owners were more comfortable and relaxed, which is what we need to focus on most!! 🙌🏻🎊 Next week, we will lay down another layer of their #foundation
Check out how fast Charlie learns! He is back for another week of Board & Train now that he is 6 months old. This is a demonstration of why marker words (Yes, No, and Good) are so important during training. As you see, I did not tell Charlie to leave the treat or stay... I simply expected him to leave it. When he broke his position, I marked that as a wrong choice with NO at the right intensity. Charlie reverted back to his old position and then I released him with YES. The next time, he held his position like a pro and waited patiently for permission! No repeating commands or physically restraining him... This is all possible because Yes and No both have a very clear meaning to him.