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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Millions of Thanks

Interesting!!  Your comments from yesterday post regarding how to stop a fight in progress were great! My husband and I love the collection of ideas and a different perspective.

To find out what we are talking about, you can check yesterday's post HERE.    

I was thinking along the lines of noise.  I'd forgotten about the pennies in the can!  Thanks Jen from My Brown Newfies and Five Sibes Mom.  Hubby was excited about that one.  Using a spray bottle was also mentioned by Houndstooth, White Dog Army and Cooking with Dogs.  I was equally impressed with those that talk about options to help with Brut guarding hubby and better ways to handle those peak times.   Thanks, Jen from The Elka Almanac and Kooetenai's Summit Post. We will be pondering them over for the next few days and give you an update.  I think for starters, we will get a the shake can ready and make sure Brut has undisturbed first dibs with Daddy when he comes home.

Thank you for giving us hope and for not having to do this alone.  I don't know if we will find the trainer we need, but just having all of you jump in and sharing has made more of a difference than we can ever write on our little blog.  Thank you taking the time and and your help.  We have never been close to giving up, but it so much more easier and fun when others are there lifting you up.  We can never thank you enough.

The 24 Paws of Love 

I would personally like to thank everyone. 
As long as no one suggested that I had to get off the couch!!
Stayed tuned for progress updates!!



Sage said...

I played a bit of "catch up" on your posts and it sounds like you got a lot of good advice. Anything to redirect Brut's attention when you see it about to happen should help, and, I agree, there should be no positive reinforcement afterwards. I'm sure it can't be fixed overnight (nothing is), but perseverance will eventually pay off. Good luck!

jen said...

Looks like you had a lot of great suggestions! We wish you the best of luck:))

houndstooth said...

It sounds like you had great suggestions. I didn't mention Dad and Brut time because you said you didn't think you could train hubby! :P But if Brut is the pack leader, he should get preferential treatment, and that might help him to feel more comfortable about the others getting attention. Just make sure that you don't make him the boss over hubby! ;) He should still mind when you or Dad tell him to do something, like get off the couch or wait. But petting him and feeding him first may really help him to relax.

Scrappy Angel said...

Your positive outlook and eagerness to move forward will get you where you need to be!

Good luck....

House of Carnivores said...

I just caught up on your posts... I'm sorry, I was not trying to neglect one of my favorite blogs! I think that the trainer that you went to sounds like a horrible trainer, and I'm glad that Brut didn't let her get the upper hand. :) It sounds like you did get a lot of good advice on breaking up a fight once it starts - I wouldn't have anything to offer there, since that is not one of our issues.

You are doing a good thing for those dogs, and it's wonderful that you haven't given up, even when counseled to do so.

Kootenai's Summit Post said...

Sounds like you have some great advice! You can do it!

Maxmom said...

Yesterday's post was incredibly interesting. Hope it all works out for you and the dogs. You have your hands full there.
With love