grannys gone and done it

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  1. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    a lot of good advise in just a few words ol mare. thanks. Not wanting to feed and water on the carpet. I will find a small pc. of kitchen flooring and hope she can get used to it a little at a time. put her food on it. as for outside , Leash right? so I dont have to fuss because she wont come. You believe clicker is better then treats then ? How about getting her to come when called ? leash again?
     
  2. napdognewfie

    napdognewfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I got my first newf she had been kept outside for a couple months. She was a house dog before that. Very well behaved. But she didn't like steps or vinyl floor. She wouldn't stand upright on them just sunk down & crawled. She had never been on a flight of steps just 2 or 3. She hated vinyl because it was slippery. I tried something called Tacky Paw. You put it on the feet and it gives them traction. Try a pet store.

    Try & let her alone in a room by herself for a little. This is all new to her. Just start sitting in the same room without talking or going near. Just read or watch TV and let her get used to the smells and sounds. Ignore her. Bend over and make yourself smaller instead of hovering over her when you do go near & move slowly. I would then see if maybe the way to her heart is through the stomach. Bacon, cheese, chicken, beef, liver - then you keep sitting putting the treat on the floor closer each day or when she seems comfortable. You will eventually have it in your hand. Don't rush it. Some come around faster than others.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Foxxy hid behind everything when we got her. If she wanted to eat, she had to eat out of my hand. She learned to like me real quick.
     
  4. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Same with Jewel. It took weeks for her to warm up to us. I was texting all my friends the day she jumped on the sofa next to DS, who was four at the time. She's still skittish around men and jumps at her own shadow. She slinks around like she's lived a long, hard life which I know for a fact is not true because we got her at 6 weeks old. She's just a shy girl.

    Adding: I always tell people to ignore her, but they never listen. Only my sweet friend who visited at the end of July took my advice, and within the day they were basically inseparable.
     
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  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    thank you guys for all the good advise. There isnt a pet store around me. LOL wally world and TSC are my choices. No name just got a bath and by the way the water run off it was long over due. I gave her another cup of food . thats 3 for her half for the others. they seem more interested in her tail today then food. She is not far behind. hahaa not far behind.
     
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    oh i forgot, when i gace her a shower I had to really drag her across the floor then she got on a throw rug and wouldnt budge. After the shower she figured that floor was the lesser of the two evils and had no problem running across it and out ! [​IMG]
     
  7. Dannachic

    Dannachic Overrun With Chickens

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    she is very lucky to have you granny..i think Lucky is a good name for her...
     
  8. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    Hope tonight goes better for both of you granny.

    I guess just take it slow with her. Poor girl. I wonder what happened to her.
     
  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    I think some hounds act like that. My uncle had a beagle that would come to you crawling and peeing. Mom said that dog was never abused but If i am reading right theres really no hound in her. Her breed is supposed to be overbearing . You all know I have 2 weeks right ? Tom keeps looking at her and laughing . like newfie did about a watchdog .. and outside dog. [​IMG] He will point his finger at them one at a time and say, "You and You and You, then he will just start cracking up. I think he is on something. Im almost certain it is me he is laughing at.
    I think it is dark enough to go candle. Keep your fingers crossed and I will be back ![​IMG]
    I cant use the name lucky, sons cat that died. Lucky Smoky Dipskit [​IMG]
     
  10. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Here are some names I like:
    Grace (a little like Lucky)
    Josie
    Annie (like Oakley)
    Jane (like calamity)
    Audrey
    Hope

    And then the food names!
    Honey
    Cookie
    Brownie

    And the flower/tree names:
    Lily
    Posey
    Daisy
    Petunia
    Willow
    Rosemary

    And the descriptive names:
    Sweetie
    Precious
    Lovey
    Princess
     
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