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About ange_n_tizzy

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  • Birthday May 23

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Staffordshire Moorlands UK
  • Interests
    Training and educating our border collie, Tizzy, she loves to play ball, frisbee, jump over fallen trees, chase squirrels, pheasants, ravens, pigeons, ducks, the normal really, not a fan of cows, dislikes tractors, or any farm machinery, detests ice cream vans with a passion. Loves herding!

    Can be left at home for a few hours without breaking the house, eating sofas etc. phew.

  1. Hi thanks for your reply, I do have some calming drops you can put in water/food or straight down the back of their mouths (it has a dropper lid) and I have calming spray, I have also used a calming collar and a calm plug in, nothing seems to work :/ We have managed to escape going out when the ice cream van has been around of late as the weather has been too hot, for her and for me so it has been early evening walks, I have tried to distract her at home. I have considered a thunder shirt, now I know the days the ice cream van is in the next village as shes posted on their group, however im
  2. i would say i am worse if she parks herself on the tarmac compared to say the side by grass on a public non vehicular pathway if that makes sense, as obviously we dont want to be run over etc. but yes i do take deep breaths, im not sure where said van was today, somebody even posted on the village group it was coming around (2 miles up the road from us) now either a) they chose not to come to our estate today b) they did earlier and i did hear it (when we werent at home) wehn i thought i heard it as tiz didnt react to it at all as we walked along the tow path and me thinking i heard it before
  3. We didnt name her tizzy but yes aptly name, shes lovely when shes not scared. Regarding further away and over the threshold yes, this is why ive asked for advice here because i do feel for her, once she hears that noise she hears it before me, she will then sit to the side of whereever we are and not move til that sound has gone and this can take up to an hour as the said van goes to our estate, next village up and the village after that, she literally shakes, and will dig herself deep into long grass or under a hedge its really upsetting and i have to not send this upset to her. the days i
  4. Thanks Yes distraction works for most things, my fella sneezes she isnt fond of it, so goes under the table, she is slowly starting to not care if he does it now, although most the time he holds his nose (he once sneezed so loud he pulled a muscle this was before we had her so even he wont sneeze too dramatically now as he was in pain for a few days with it) if i sneeze or my daughter she will come to us to see if we are ok lol as for distraction like look at that yes thats worked alot for things so far, when the ice cream van came today i had to record the sound so i had the window open a
  5. hi all, thanks again for all your replies, youve been fabulous and all are taken on board, due to changes in the weather we returned before the ice cream van chimes started today, wasn't sure it was going to turn up, it did and I managed to record the tune, too big a file to post on here so I will post the link to it on my you tube channel (hope thats allowed) so you can see the sound quality we put up with etc and see what you think.
  6. hi thanks for your reply, they always come around 2pm and 3pm to our estate and then the next one up and then the village father up, it was two days a week and maybe weekend, so i could actually plan my walks to either be in the opposite direction at this point, then sit it out with some training far away on those days, and the days they didnt come i could go another route where she sees her friends more often. I want to be able to change our route because we can not to avoid it, i will record the theme tune too as i think it will be easier than trying to find the same shrill racket on alexa
  7. Thanks Mary, i do carry treats, of different kinds, she wont take anything when she is anxious like this, initially when she first didnt like it we were coming back from a walk and the van was parked by our house, the music was off it was off when we got around to our house and just the hum of their engine, so i came in, offered treats, nothing, wouldnt budge, started getting doggy ice cream and then if she came and i could hear the noise first id get the tub out which she would come to but if she heard them chimes no she would run off to her safe place
  8. Any suggestions for fun games/at home or out are much appreciated as is all replies to topics :)

  9. OK we've had our rescue bc nearly 16 months, she was 7 months old when we adopted her from rescue, Initially, hated tractors, bikes, joggers, anything like mowers, strimmers and the shrill of ice cream vans music, would literally dart under a hedge and stay there til the threat (she thinks its a threat obviously we know it isnt) had gone. We would stand there, give her time and she would come out herself. Over time we have gone from bush hiding to wanting to leap at joggers and cyclists (we are mid training in this so it isnt my biggest issue) When we are out and about walking we find place
  10. Evie we have a 7 month old rescue bc, she hates cars, ive taken her to the end of the estate where the gate is and she has looked through it and thought ok to cars, soon as a lorry went past nooo she tried to escape her harness, i may try your ways of doing things, lets see how far i get, she did great with our daughter today, ignoring a car and carrying on rather than retreating so thats a little bit of progress. to others is there any natural calming foods you can give that would help? i really dont want to pay out for a trainer if i can so she gets used to me?
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