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Observations on dogs with early hearing loss

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#61 Journey


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:08 AM

Aw Maja, Bonnie just can't catch a break..sorry to read this but I'm sure with a secured area she'll be quite happy being able to work again!
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Posted 02 February 2018 - 03:13 PM

Sorry to hear about Bonnie's latest problem but glad to know you are working on dealing with it so she can remain a happy dog. 


Very best wishes!

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:22 AM

Yes, I do hope our fencing in of a training area (and the yard) will help her, since my  attempts to teach her with gestures has been a total failure.  If we only can somehow get over the idea the "I'm not talking to her".   Bonnie, as I wrote earlier, was a really excellent independent worker, and (I really don't mean to idealize her 'before' abilities) she was able to do an awful lot on her own, but at the bottom of this independent work was her (correct) conviction of what I was expecting of her.  The absence of this conviction has reduced her herding ability to zero - and this is something I did not expect. 


Now I just hope she will stop trying to place the entire flock in my lap, after a while  :lol:


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 09:50 AM

Best of luck to Bonnie and you. I am always impressed by the lengths to which dog owners will go to provide a full life for their beloved dogs.


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