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10/20/14 8:08 P

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For some reason Cassie goes in her crate when I tell her to lie down next to me. That usually isn't when she is in trouble though. Sometimes when I don't want her climbing up on me, though, I will tell her to lie down, so maybe that is why she goes to her crate every time. Cassie is my 6th ACD but is more sensitive than the others except for Patty. I kept getting told they knew Patty was abused, but I never abused her and she cowered before she was boarded with her "grandpa."



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10/20/14 7:10 P

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I have a cattle dog...they are very smart. Our Bow gets in his crate when he thinks he should get a treat! And when he is finished with his Kong...he puts it in his food bowl for refill! Our Bow does not like being hollered at and he will go and pout!
We just bring him out and brush him and he goes and gets his toys to play with.
Hope this helps...

Edited by: SUZIB123 at: 10/20/2014 (19:11)
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10/20/14 1:51 P

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Thanks, Birgit. I don't know what would have happened like that, but guess something might have. She has also reacted to the cat a couple times like she was going to hurt him and they have been getting along great for over a year now. He went in back of her under the coffee table and she got upset. So I did holler then and she went to her crate.



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10/20/14 1:37 A

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There could have been some unintentional negative reinforcement learning going on. This happens all the time. For instance, one of my whippets got scared when she heard gun shots (hunting season) recently and ran home from a walk. The gun shots stopped. Of course the gun shots did not stop BECAUSE she ran home, but to her it seemed like what she did worked.
Accidental learning like this can often be undone without knowing what the exact cause is through counter-conditioning. Google the term and see if you find something helpful. If necessary send me a spark mail for some details on this.
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10/18/14 9:07 P

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I don't know where Cassie would be sick or she wouldn't be running around and eating normally, would she? Maybe it has to do with me having gall stones or the blindness in my eye, though I have had those for a while. Maybe she is just wanting me to take her outside more.



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10/18/14 10:35 A

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even dogs can have emotional issues

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10/18/14 4:10 A

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I can't say I've come across this either. Have you taken your dog to the vet for a check up? You never know, it could be something simple like a mineral/vitamin imbalance or, hopefully not, something more.

Are you OK as well, animals can pick up a lot of things from their owners. Has anything happened in the house or with other family members? It's worth going through all of these and see if there's anything there.

I hope you can find what the problem is

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I don't have any experience with this kind of behavior but I know someone on this team will be able to help. Hope she will settle in and feel your love.

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10/17/14 2:50 P

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Guess that topic sounds funny. Cassie is an Australian Cattle Dog and has been very velcro since I got her (a few months under 2 years ago). The other day she started whining when I was moving to get up from somewhere, then yesterday started leaving the room and going to her crate a lot. She didn't follow me when I left a room, either, which is very different for her to do. When I called her to come back in last night she ran to the other end of the yard. That is okay during the day, but after dark the foxes and coyotes come around and at least the coyotes have been known to attack dogs. (have also seen a coon, but only once and was in the afternoon so I don't know if they come around much).

She is eating fine and when we are outside she runs around and checks out the yard. No slowing down at all.

She is a breeder placement after 2 or 3 other people had her so I am wondering if that would have anything to do with it or what might cause this attitude all of a sudden. I knew of a horse who would start acting up with each owner when it came near the amount of time he had been with an owner before being sold and wondered if that might happen with dogs, too. Cassie did come to bed last night, but it took two stints in the living room and then back to bed before she did.



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