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Old 01-21-2014, 10:26 AM   #731
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"When my horse doesn't do as he's told and I say, sternly "WHAT did I say to you!"

I know that's true---- horses (and dogs) are very sensitive to the voice and the tone.

Something that I always kept in mind was this: A reprimand to a dog should always be in the 10 seconds after a mis-behave. Later than that and you're just 'attacking' it for no discernible reason (to the dog).

Horses have a 3 second window for that.

(Husbands? I don't know.)
Less than one second
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:32 AM   #732
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I find that dogs and cats have a much longer window if you show them the problem they created. You can see them recognize that pile of toilet paper or poop.
That may be but a possible scenario is they recognize the subtle or not so subtle signs that the owner is exhibiting while showing them the poop. Dogs are much better at reading our body/facial language then we are theirs.

Cats------- could probably care less what you think of them OR their poop.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:39 AM   #733
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:49 AM   #734
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MadCook said:
"When my horse doesn't do as he's told and I say, sternly "WHAT did I say to you!"

I know that's true---- horses (and dogs) are very sensitive to the voice and the tone.

Something that I always kept in mind was this: A reprimand to a dog should always be in the 10 seconds after a mis-behave. Later than that and you're just 'attacking' it for no discernible reason (to the dog).

Horses have a 3 second window for that.

(Husbands? I don't know.)
No, I don't know about husbands either but the rest is so true.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:26 PM   #735
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Minor panic today. I was having a late lunch at the stables café when a new client came rushing in shouting for me. "Come quick your horse is ill. I think he's got colic. He's lying down and groaning". I looked at my watch and said "Oh no. He's OK".

She obviously thought I was heartless so I explained the significance of the time and took her round to look and sure enough, Horse was spark out on the floor, snoring. It was afternoon nap time! The stables' staff say you can set your watch by him.
My Dad got in the habit of handing out treats to his poodle at 8 pm. If you didin't get up right at 8 she would nudge you until you did.

I kept up the 8 pm tradition with our dogs. Joie seemed to notice but Violet would sleep and when she was called she would come.

Well, she started wining in the evening and we couldn't figure it out. She had her meds with dinner so shouldn't be in pain. It would happen around 8, then 7:30, and kept getting earlier and earlier. Finally one day she started whining at the place where the treats are kept. She doesn't get them until 8 pm, and she doesn't stop trying to get attention until then. Aferwards, she curls up in her bed and goes to sleep.

Monkey? She's always off in one of her hiding place, but as soon as I go for the treats she is there!

Seems like the younger one making the older one do all the work again!
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:58 AM   #736
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My poor little kitty, Blackee, was attacked by another cat a couple of weeks ago (in our own backyard) and is recovering nicely now after surgery, thank goodness. He's 13 and in good health, indoor cat most of the time, but does enjoy some time laying out on the back lawn in the sunshine. He tried to retreat from the attack but wasn't quick enough to get away, and his bites got infected.

The drains have been removed, and his fur is starting to grow back. He's on the last of his antibiotics and other than wanting to go back and lay in the sunshine, he's doing well.
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My poor little kitty, Blackee, was attacked by another cat a couple of weeks ago (in our own backyard) and is recovering nicely now after surgery, thank goodness. He's 13 and in good health, indoor cat most of the time, but does enjoy some time laying out on the back lawn in the sunshine. He tried to retreat from the attack but wasn't quick enough to get away, and his bites got infected.

The drains have been removed, and his fur is starting to grow back. He's on the last of his antibiotics and other than wanting to go back and lay in the sunshine, he's doing well.
Aw, poor guy. I'm glad to hear he is doing well.
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Poor baby, glad he's recovering.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:18 AM   #739
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Thank you, taxlady and dawg. If I didn't know any better I'd swear he was embarrassed about not having fur on his hindquarters when he first got shaved.
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Thank you, taxlady and dawg. If I didn't know any better I'd swear he was embarrassed about not having fur on his hindquarters when he first got shaved.
Of course he was embarrassed. Cats are vain.
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