Patricia Mcconnell & MY Bs

I wanted to report a little brag…

Patricia Mcconnel (one of my Fav dog training authors) is the author of The Other End of the Leash, For the Love of the Dog, Feisty Fido, etc. etc. check out www.dogwise.com for more of her books. She will be visiting our dog training school for a seminar this Sunday.

The Director of the dog training school we go to mentioned MY basenjis to Patricia (they were feisty dogs that have been doing really well with training Topaz had people fears & C3PO was dog sensitive etc.etc.) as well as some other dogs. Patricia specifically asked if she could do behavioral work with our basenjis during her seminar because she has always admired Bs & would love to have actual photos of her working with Bs…:D :eek::D :eek::D :eek:

The seminar will be video taped & photos will be taken for her next book that she's working on!! 😃 😃 I'm so EXCITED that my humble little basenjis were asked to work with such an amazing animal behaviorist & dog trainer!! I couldn't stop jumpin up & down when I got the call this weekend 😃 😃 😃 😃

Topaz has already asked me what collar WILL she wear?? :o :o And C3PO asked if he could get a coat cut 😃 😃 LOL! LOL!!!!

And more importantly WHAT will I wear??!! LOL :p :p :p

@jys1011:

I wanted to report a little brag…

Patricia Mcconnel (one of my Fav dog training authors) is the author of The Other End of the Leash, For the Love of the Dog, Feisty Fido, etc. etc. check out www.dogwise.com for more of her books. She will be visiting our dog training school for a seminar this Sunday.

The Director of the dog training school we go to mentioned MY basenjis to Patricia (they were feisty dogs that have been doing really well with training Topaz had people fears & C3PO was dog sensitive etc.etc.) as well as some other dogs. Patricia specifically asked if she could do behavioral work with our basenjis during her seminar because she has always admired Bs & would love to have actual photos of her working with Bs…:D :eek::D :eek::D :eek:

The seminar will be video taped & photos will be taken for her next book that she's working on!! 😃 😃 I'm so EXCITED that my humble little basenjis were asked to work with such an amazing animal behaviorist & dog trainer!! I couldn't stop jumpin up & down when I got the call this weekend 😃 😃 😃 😃

Topaz has already asked me what collar WILL she wear?? :o :o And C3PO asked if he could get a coat cut 😃 😃 LOL! LOL!!!!

And more importantly will I wear??!! LOL :p :p :p

That is way cool!!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it….

That is so cool! You should email Pam & Sheila at Eldorado as I'm sure they'd love to hear that.

…and of course, you'll post the pics & video link for all of us!! 😃 😃

How exciting!!!! Very cool.

That is soooo exciting! I am so jealous 🙂 I met her a few years ago, while I was still a zookeeper (and training dogs part time). We had a chance to chat when she was giving a presentation at the training facility I where I worked. I drove her to the airport, but we mostly talked about great apes, and not so much dogs, believe it or not! Not only is she an awesome dog trainer, but such a neat and fascinating person.

Have fun…and we will need a FULL report!

That's really exciting and thrilling. I wonder what she will do with your two? I hope you're able to get lots of pictures.

I wonder if we can get her out to the west coast?
I would do a long drive to see her.
Lucky you!
Do keep us posted

Thanks everyone..we'll definitely give a full report & I guess we'll have to figure out how to upload one of those video things here 😕

Maybe some video experts here could help 🙂

Here is her seminar schedule for those hoping she comes to your area.

http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/seminars.php

Wow! Looking forward to hearing all about it and of course, seeing your little celebrities with the famed trainer!

jys…tell us, tell us...how did it go?

Yeah, J! How did it go??? I totally forgot!

OMG…That is wonderful...looking forward to pictures...

I thought I would finally share some pics of our visit with Patricia Mcconnel. The furballs did GREAT with her. She loved working with them both. It turns out my little girl Topaz was a great example of dog shyness for the audience. She's just not a people person & prefers her distance.

PM was trying to prove a point that if you condition the dog to great treats & on the final attempt offer the treat but don't give it to them most dogs will come up closer to you looking for more…uhhh NOT Topaz...she was content was pretty much happy to end the session & walked away to a corner to sit peacfully.

C3PO being a GOOD DOG!

C3PO spots another dog in the room..uh oh!

My shy girl….

Here's my pooches with their new Xmas collars from Majestic Collars!! They're just too cute..sorry I'm a proud mom 🙂

Topaz sports her stuff!

Here's my sweet boy C3PO..

This is their new favorite spot in the living room…

Wow! What great photos, J! I love your new place!! The "kids" seem to as well…Glad to hear all went well.

Oh wow - how exciting 😃
Be sure to take some pictures too besides the videos - you might get some great candid shots. And you know how we're all adicted to basenji pictures. 🙂

Ok so I finally called the vet AGAIN since this was just ridiculous. I spoke to the vet directly & we went through all of the results in his bloodwork and urine analysis. Nothing came back abnormal except for PH levels. There's no protein loss that would explain the weight loss he's been experiencing. His white blood cell count came back normal which means no infection. So we're stumped…

In October when we went for his general yearly check up the lab sent back this information with his blood work that he could have Pelger Huet Anomaly. So I've been researching this to see what this is & if it could be the problem he's experiencing. It would have been nice if someone alerted me to this in OCTOBER and not January :mad: my resluts were given by the other Vet partner in the practice. My vet was very upset about it as well.

So we don't know why he's peeing more than usual why he's lost almost 5 lbs and why he's panicking every time he goes into his crate???? 😕

I don't know about the weight loss, but it seems to me that if he is afraid he can't hold his pee while crated, that would give him some stress and make him not want to go into the crate.
Any way he could be kept out, maybe get some puppy pee pads and try those?
Poor guy.
Hope the mystery of this issue is solved soon.

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