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I am happy to continue with the diet she is on and don't need any recipies. I need to know how to deal with her lack of enthusiasm for everything and her being so clingy with me.
She has seen a specialist and had a thorough exam that's when she was put on hypo. diet. She has had blood tests renal tests etc its really how best to deal with her attitude. Being clingy with me and not keen to do walks etc. I feel due to her normal manner I.e. being very needy in nature she may be being like this for more attention. and I'm not sure how best to treat her....ignore this or be firm??
Thank you. I have advanced training in canine behavior and have found that positively rewarding desired behavior gives the best results. When you tell her to leave you alone, go lie down, etc., and she behaves, you then make a fuss over her (petting, praise, a favorite toy or treat). This, then, reinforces that behavior and you'll find that in time she obeys without being positively reinforced. Punishment - even just losing your temper with her - reinforces her behavior because although it's negative attention, it's still attention to a dog. Positive reinforcement also works when you do want her with you - on a walk, e.g. You might bring a favorite treat with you and fuss over her when leashing her, when just a small distance from your house, and periodically during your walk. You're not only positively reinforcing good behavior but also reassuring her that she's behaving to your satisfaction. Please continue our conversation if you wish.
Thanks for that.Sounds like I need to be more patient and be more positive with her!d I'll certainly give it a good try. Thanks again
Did I give you a bad rating? It didn't seem to work when I clicked on it I gave you a good service one?!