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PostSubject: Re: How to train a scared dog to walk...   Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:09 pm

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Where did you get the ProClean Waterless Whitening Shampoo? Can't seem to find it online. Thanks.

That would be because I got the name of it all wrong! Sorry! It's Pro-line Self Rinse Plus.

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PostSubject: Re: How to train a scared dog to walk...   Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:07 pm

Rachel, I'm glad the article was helpful. And what a lovely lady!! That is a really helpful reply and it's good to know that you can talk to someone else who has been through the same thing. Yay! Very Happy

I don't know about the bath. Does he need one that bad? We don't bathe Ghost very often as he doesn't really need it. We brush him a lot but the dirt seems to just fall off. It's probably better to leave it until he is more settled, unless he really stinks.
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PostSubject: Re: How to train a scared dog to walk...   Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:13 pm

@SaraB wrote:
I dunno about the bath. You want to do it outside with a hose correct? My only worry is a wet soapy dog is really hard to hold on to. Can you bathe him in your shower instead? That's where I bathe my two. Siku is such a baby with cold water, but just fine with warm water. How dirty is he? I'm thinking right now, you may want to wait, cause I can see that really freaking him out. They make dry shampoo and wipes you could use instead. I have a big jug of proclean waterless whitening shampoo. I put it in a spray bottle and spray down their legs (I've only used it on their legs, cause I just throw them in the shower if I need to do more) till it's all sudsy and work it into the fur with my hand and then take a clean towel and wipe it off. It take a lot of dirt off! The towel usually looks black where I've rubbed the stuff off.

The rapidbath is the best invention ever! We can bathe Kya in literally 5 minutes. It does take 2 of us though because she HATES baths.

It's quick, easy and convenient. Can use it outside AND in the shower!
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PostSubject: Re: How to train a scared dog to walk...   Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:25 pm

Hello I am new to the forum.

I have just recently rescued a Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute mix name Lex and at only 3 months seems to have the same problem. He won't go 5 feet from the door and just stops in the driveway and wants to return home. Today I have started to drop his leash and go forward, he chase right behind me if I've gotten a bit away, he'll follow me if he sees a reward if we go further though but we haven't even made it to the end of the street. I don't know what to do. Please Help and I'll be eternally grateful.

Sincerely Amy S.
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PostSubject: Re: How to train a scared dog to walk...   Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:57 am

This post is great. I have a 6 month old (Cash) who is scared of strangers on our walks. He LOVES kids and has no problems walking (slight pulling) but if someone wants to talk to me or talk to him, he backs up and tries to run. I've tried treats and it doesn't seem to work well. I finally got him to sit by my side today but that took a LONG time. Any suggestions?
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