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Anyone have a long haired miniature dachshund....who is confident and has a good "stay"?

For a potential film work job.....
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I have a one year old, long haired dachshund. He will stay when told.

This!!! Absolutely this! I'm constantly saddened by how much the human race expects of puppies....and how little tolerance we have compared to human babies.

I'd also add another one to this list....we bring a human baby home, he or she sleeps with the parents for ages, if the baby cries the parents immediately get up and tend to that baby's needs. But yet humans often expect puppies to sleep alone, from day 1 or very soon after.

They're both babies.....please let's remember that."Let me explain why I become agitated on a daily basis.

In this photo you see two species, a human and a dog. The human has approximately 1 billion neurons in their brain while the canine has appoximately 500 million. This is a comparison of the two species and the silly expectations people place on dogs:

1) Human - Given two plus years to accomplish potty training.
1) Canine - Human wants canine potty trainined in two weeks or they will have to rehome the dog....Please take the diaper off your eight month old human and let them crawl around your floor, lets just see the results....

2) Human - Gives human babies pain relievers and various numbing agents to help appease the pain of teething.
2) Canine - Demands Dog Trainer tells them how to reprimand their dog for chewing.

3) Human - Encourages young humans to run and play with endless forms of mental and physical stimulation.
3) Canine - “I have got to teach this dog to calm down!!!”

4) Human - Given 20 plus years to complete an education and become a productive member of society.
4) Canine - Expected to behave flawlessly after 6 weeks of training.

5) Human - Given sick and personal days from work and endless excuses for poor performance.
5) Canine - Expects to perfom perfectly 365 days a year with no questions asked. Canines are also not allowed to feel bad or forget.

6) Human - Expects a pay raise anually for the job they perform.
6) Canine - Humans demand their dog perform more every year and don’t believe they should reward the dog for the work they perform.

Dear human....If you don’t train, don’t complain!"

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This!!! Absolutely this! Im constantly saddened by how much the human race expects of puppies....and how little tolerance we have compared to human babies.

Id also add another one to this list....we bring a human baby home, he or she sleeps with the parents for ages, if the baby cries the parents immediately get up and tend to that babys needs. But yet humans often expect puppies to sleep alone, from day 1 or very soon after. 

Theyre both babies.....please lets remember that.

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I also hate how Humans think it’s OK to train their canine through punishment and fear… I know some (in humane) ‘humans’ do this to their children also though 😢

That’s a brilliant way of explaining it 👏🏻

Love this and even when the weather is hot, the dog is not well or in pain they’re expected to behave perfectly. Take food away from a baby they cry, take food away from a dog and they growl it’s aggressive.

There are also people who treat kids the same as they would treat dogs (in the bad way). Those humans shouldn't have children or animals!

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Working with dogs and young children it’s unreal how similar they are. When i explain it it’s like a 💡 comes on. Good job sharing the word!

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When working on a dog's Separation Anxiety, its not all about how long they can or cant be left alone for.

Its so important to look at those new behaviours or body language signals that shows theyre starting to feel less anxious and more comfortable with short periods of alone time.

That time they choose to sit or, even better, lie down during an absence (be that a warm up step or a final absence).....the times they dont follow you right to the door, and maybe hang back in the hall or even dont need to follow you out of the room.....the times you notice they dont all of a sudden run after you at the sound of the front door.

These are JUST as important as the length of time you can currently leave them, and often are MORE important as it gives you an insight into how your dog is feeling about absences.

For example, today , Luna the miniature dachshund, sat on the bottom step of the stairs for 5 mins (see pic)! She has previously found it really hard to stay put for long. This is a massive win for her!

As a side note....some of you may remember seeing she stayed in the living room on the sofa for nearly 18 mins during one reassessment. And here is the thing with separation anxiety - things never move in a linear pattern and there are always regressions! Luna has not managed this since....and this is NORMAL! She will manage it again, but it just means she isnt ready to do that on a regular basis ...yet!

Separation anxiety can be hard - it can be slow, frustrating and hard to stay motivated...but for each and every one of you working through separation anxiety with your dog, regardless if youre a client of mine or not, youre doing amazingly I promise you!!!

So if youre struggling at the moment, please be assured - you are awesome!
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When working on a dogs Separation Anxiety, its not all about how long they can or cant be left alone for.

Its so important to look at those new behaviours or body language signals that shows theyre starting to feel less anxious and more comfortable with short periods of alone time.

That time they choose to sit or, even better, lie down during an absence (be that a warm up step or a final absence).....the times they dont follow you right to the door, and maybe hang back in the hall or even dont need to follow you out of the room.....the times you notice they dont all of a sudden run after you at the sound of the front door.

These are JUST as important as the length of time you can currently leave them, and often are MORE important as it gives you an insight into how your dog is feeling about absences.

For example, today , Luna the miniature dachshund, sat on the bottom step of the stairs for 5 mins (see pic)! She has previously found it really hard to stay put for long. This is a massive win for her!

As a side note....some of you may remember seeing she stayed in the living room on the sofa for nearly 18 mins during one reassessment. And here is the thing with separation anxiety - things never move in a linear pattern and there are always regressions! Luna has not managed this since....and this is NORMAL! She will manage it again, but it just means she isnt ready to do that on a regular basis ...yet!
 
Separation anxiety can be hard - it can be slow, frustrating and hard to stay motivated...but for each and every one of you working through separation anxiety with your dog, regardless if youre a client of mine or not, youre doing amazingly I promise you!!!

So if youre struggling at the moment, please be assured - you are awesome!

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I had built up my dog to 4 hours each morning whilst I work in a school and all was good no destruction then my son left school so was homd more so he has company so when I left him the other day for first time in a while he dug up some carpets in door ways to my bedroom and lounge so I have gone back to short periods today o left him with the doors open and videoed him he spent most of the time happily sitting on the back of the sofa looking out of the window so I may let him. Have the run if these rooms ans leave him a bit longer next time x

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Well done Hannah and Bella for aceing a ONE HOUR absence tonight in our weekly reassessment!! Just snoozing on the sofa the whole time!! ❤❤

#overcomingseparationanxiety #separationanxietyindogs #certifiedseparationanxietytrainer
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Well done Hannah and Bella for aceing  a ONE HOUR absence tonight in our weekly reassessment!! Just snoozing on the sofa the whole time!! ❤❤

#overcomingseparationanxiety #separationanxietyindogs #certifiedseparationanxietytrainer

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THE DREAM! 🙌🏻

Here is a little clip of Nancy (doberman) and Teddy doing a little bit of recall out of play in puppy class in East Horsley tonight. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely to see them play so nicely

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