- Welcome to the Anxious Dogs of Australia Support Group, to ensure that we all stick to one philosophy-related rule for participation here, stick to force free reward-based, positive reinforcement training theories. All are welcome ....... Please note all comments and posts must be friendly and respectful at all times, this is not the place for aggression, negativity, personal attacks or drama, the purpose of this group is for members to be able to share their good days as well as not so good days! To offer help, information and advice see HOUSEKEEPING while giving support to owners who have dogs with behavioural problems, particularly reactivity (overreactinging to stimuli). separation anxiety and other anxiety disorders! However, if your dog is that anxious you should seek professional help from a Trainer or a Behaviour Vet to develop a personalised plan as we can only give general advice and don’t want people to delay in seeking proper help.
- We welcome all folk interested in canine behavioural problems including professionals in the field, such as behavioural trainers, vets, vet nurses and vet behaviourists (behaviour vets).
- This group is force free, posts are moderated and need admin approval before being sent into the group. New members, please post in with a photo along with your intro, questions or stories about your dogs.
topics: - Behavioural problems that stem from anxiety and can also be due to particular phobias, such as thunderstorm phobias. Broadly speaking Behaviour problems are truly abnormal behaviours. These include aggression, fears, phobias and anxiety. Behaviour modification of behaviour problems involves changing how dogs feel about it. Other topics are TRICKS, BRAIN GAMES, NOSEWORK, EVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT, HUSBANDRY etc .
Conversation with Vet Behaviourist Dr Nicole Lobry de Bruyn and Glasgow Dog Trainer
- The Facebook group admin is entitled to deny entry to any member. They also reserve the right to boot out members, delete posts or comments without notice that don’t comply with the house rules.
- Keep comments supportive, if not they will be removed.
- Keep advice factual, no misinformation.
- No blocking or critising of admin team members. You will removed without warning.
- No deleting of your posts so others can learn.
- No unsolicited PM's from one member to another member.Be wary of people private messaging trainer names without posting publicly!
- Please do not refer to outside groups that haven’t been vetted.
- Online training advice is not intended to replace in person training and behaviour consulting.
- Read the Files before posting in questions please, it may be Off Topic :-(
- Use the Search feature before posting questions, your question may have been asked before.
- Violence. Keep it out of your comments.
- Respect....No bullying or rude behaviour.
- If you do not agree with the tenets of this group there are many other behavior groups you can join!
screen shots: - Taking of screen shots and copying and pasting is not alowed, to do so risks termination of membership without any warning.
Medical Questions: - Contact your vet, we can't always moderate posts or control what sort of advice you might receive from 13,000 plus members. It would be irresponsible to allow discussion that may end up harming your dog. These posts will either not be approved as members need to see a veterinarian to obtain a diagnosis and discuss treatment requirements or comments closed. Giving medical advice is completely out of line, only a registered veterinarian is qualified to do this.
OFF TOPIC :- Vaccinations, Links to homeopathics and 'natural' supplements will more than likely be deleted, we only advocate pharmaceutical drugs in the group. Alternate Remedies is a touchy subject and are not encouraged as they tend to solicit extreme opinions, the member may be unsubbed without warning as the use of these is a decision to be discussed with your vet. ACP (ace) Paw Complete Calm (tryptophan supplements) - Homeopathy - Essential Oils - Cannabidiol oil (CBD oil) - CTFD (calm the F down) etc. -L Animal Communicators -'Natural Remedies' - Rescue Remedy - Hemp oil. - Herbs, (some herbs can interact negatively with prescription medicines such as tryptophan supplements if your dog is on anti anxiety meds).
off topic : - raw feeding and diets IN GENERAL
We don't have a problem if people just mention that they raw feed but this isn't the group for feeding debates. It would be irresponsible of us to allow discussion that may end up harming your dog. We can't always moderate posts or control what sort of advice you might receive from 13,000 + members, we are also volunteers and don’t have the time to spend moderating so these posts will either not be approved - comments deleted - and members suggested to see a veterinarian to obtain a diagnosis and discuss treatment requirements. If you do not agree with the tenets of this group there are many other groups you can join!.
Off TOPIC training : -
Disregarding of these rules can be grounds to be unsubbed without any warning :-( We don’t recommend Dominance training (alpha, pack leader etc.) verbal 'no' etc. or physical Punishment, Flooding, balanced training, negative reinforcement, positive punishment based techniques (aversives) Belly Bands, check chains, prong collars, head halters, slip leads, (noose leads) citronella (direct stop) bark collars etc. Hidden fence systems, punishment trainers (Caesar Millan etc). Nrms, Balanced Trainers and Deterrents :-) . We don't advocate giving or asking for advice that doesn't fit into the Force Free paradigm on this page including recommendation of trainers or using aversives either on the group or privately. If you do not agree with the tenets of this group there are many other groups you can join. It Makes No Sense To Punish A Fearful Dog :-(
ADVERTISING and for Sale: -
- Limited Advertising and For Sale is allowed on this group (equipment, seminars, trainers and training classes etc. must be force free). Out of courtesy please first seek approval from Group Owner Pat Robards before posting.
- Behavioural trainers recommended by the Anxious Dog Group are force free, professional members of the Pet Professional Guild of Australia http://ppgaustralia.nft.au/ or the Delta Institute https://www.deltainstitute.edu.au/accredited-trainer-search and the APDT of Australia http://www.apdt.com.au/ Trainers are listed on their website.
Training methods used here: -
- The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) recommends the use of positive reinforcement training methods for dogs as the preferred method of training.
how to choose a dog trainer: -
HOW TO CHOOSE A DOG TRAINER!
- Posts that criticise the group, Admins or another member either publically or privately will be deleted. Please respect this rule when posting as it is not up for debate or discussion.We will deny any post or remark that doesn't fit into these rules, to do so may risk termination of membership without any warning.
Files Area : -
- A listing of behavioural trainers, veterinary behaviourists, animal behavourists, vets interested in behaviour, fear free vets and other great resources can be found in the Files area.
Broken links checked 29TH SEPTEMBER 2000
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