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  1. Poodlepal replied to the thread Strange change in behaviour.

    Given that there is a risk you dog might bite a visitor and that could be extremely serious even if he doesn't cause any particular...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:40 PM
  2. Poodlepal liked JudyN's post in the thread Strange change in behaviour.

    Make him a safe place - a room, a crate, a den under a table. Get him used to spending time in there - maybe give him a bone or frozen...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:31 PM
  3. Poodlepal liked JenniWDog's post in the thread Strange change in behaviour.

    If you can, try and get some video. I’m just wondering if it might be some kind of seizure. Maybe he comes over to you for reassurance...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:28 PM
  4. Poodlepal liked JoanneF's post in the thread Strange change in behaviour.

    Have you heard of the five-second rule? You stroke the dog for five seconds, then stop. If - and only if - he initiates further contact...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:27 PM
  5. Poodlepal liked JudyN's post in the thread Strange change in behaviour.

    On a walk, he's distracted, and he's in control, whereas if someone touches him, he's less sure what they might do. (Though he's not...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:26 PM
  6. Poodlepal liked JoanneF's post in the thread Strange change in behaviour.

    With a sudden change of behaviour like this, it is best to have a vet check him over. He may be in pain and want the comforting but at...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:20 PM
  8. Poodlepal replied to the thread confused about how to handle unwanted puppy behaviour & tips please for eye contact.

    You have had some excellent advice already :-) The only thing I would add is that when you are focusing on trying to reward eye...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:18 PM
  9. Poodlepal liked JoanneF's post in the thread confused about how to handle unwanted puppy behaviour & tips please for eye contact.

    And to give to other dog walkers who have, for whatever reason, got caught short. One day, you will be that person!

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:06 PM
  10. Poodlepal liked leashedForLife's post in the thread confused about how to handle unwanted puppy behaviour & tips please for eye contact.

    . Given that she’s just 8.5-WO, i am also going to jump in & recommend VERY limited access to the house. :) She’s obviously not yet...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:06 PM
  11. Poodlepal liked JudyN's post in the thread confused about how to handle unwanted puppy behaviour & tips please for eye contact.

    My favourite puppy book is The Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell. It goes into a lot of detail about a lot of different issues - if you...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:03 PM
  12. Poodlepal liked MungoPungo's post in the thread confused about how to handle unwanted puppy behaviour & tips please for eye contact.

    Oh thank you SO much everyone for your help advice. It all makes such a lot of sense. She’s too young for it to be a reward as such. I...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:03 PM
  13. Poodlepal liked Ari_RR's post in the thread confused about how to handle unwanted puppy behaviour & tips please for eye contact.

    My 2 cents - distractions are great, but best is to distract before she does something unwanted. So, the trick really is to be able to...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:01 PM
  14. Poodlepal liked JudyN's post in the thread confused about how to handle unwanted puppy behaviour & tips please for eye contact.

    It's very early days, so relax about things like eye contact. She has so much to learn about the world, and about humans, and hasn't yet...

    Mar 18, 2019 at 12:01 PM
  15. Poodlepal liked Whippylove's post in the thread Hello!.

    Welcome! Penny is lovely :)

    Mar 18, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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