Let dogs be dogs - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
  • 6 Post By davetgabby
  • 4 Post By Tux's Mom
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-10-2017, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
Dave T
davetgabby's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,752
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 112 Times in 110 Posts
Let dogs be dogs

Note number one.

Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild

Last edited by davetgabby; 12-10-2017 at 12:30 PM.
davetgabby is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-11-2017, 11:37 PM
Senior Member
Bowie's Mom's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 385
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanks for the great article. Spent a lot of time this morning reading everything and all the extra links too. As always I enjoy all of your teaching moments!

Bowie's Mom is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-12-2017, 04:35 PM
Senior Member
Tux's Mom's Avatar
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 845
Submit Photo: 7
Photo Submissions 30 Times in 28 Posts
Good article. I have one thing to add to "How to make our dog's lives better". Let them learn as many words as you can teach them so they really can communicate to us, not just the other way around. Tux astounds us with the phrases and words he comprehends. We try to use the same words to express something to him and he gets it. We know when he's hungry because he comes to us and sits up, and we ask if he's hungry. He responds by trotting over toward the cabinet. He doesn't abuse it. He's really hungry when he asks. He's learned that when he needs something, he sits up whether its affection (we know he's eaten and we are talking and ignoring him and he's gone potty, so affection must the what he wants. We say "Awe, do you want some attention?" and invite him onto our laps. It's the same with potty( if I happen to forget the time). Imagine your life living alone with Chinese who never bother to help you grasp their language. How isolating is that? I tell him to "Go get Mark", and he spins around and gleefully takes his mission seriously. He literally bounces back to me knowing he did a good thing by bringing Mark to where I'm standing. Including all the typical canine commands, he also knows the names of all his toys, let's go night-night, get down, that's not yours, wanna go?, Where's Mark? , It's over there (with a point), There's so and so (a friend,neighbor or another dog) so he learns their names, go around it, get in, and so on.......

I had an Akita who could talk. If she wanted something, she would come to me and go "Wah wah" . If I asked her a question and it was what she wanted she would speak back to me to answer her version of "yes", otherwise she would wait until I said what she was looking for.

Tux's Mom is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome