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martha wrote at 2016-01-21 05:49:06
I would like to add that crabbing at times can be due to a conformation issue or medical issue and it's therefore not always a matter of training. If a dog has this tendency, I would first want to rule out some medical/conformation issue by seeing the vet. Only after seeing the vet, would I then assume it's a training issue, just my two cents. This article goes in depth on crabbing. Good luck!

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Michele Gauthier


I have been showing dogs since 1957. I can answer most questions on dog shows. I have shown AKC & UKC. I can answer questions on both registries. I have also trained, taught and shown in obedience trials. I can answer questions on basic obedience training. I have owned and operated a boarding, grooming and training kennel (obedience training). And I can answer many questions on boarding and grooming. At present I breed and show and train Toy Fox Terriers. I show my toy fox terriers in UKC. I can answer questions on toy fox terriers and many questions on toy breeds, working breeds, sighthounds, and hounds in general. Working as a therapist I have also used dogs in the therapy process to improve the quality of life for patients and increase their daily living skills.


I listed my eperience in the above question.

Lone Star/Louisiana Toy Fox Terrier Club, American Toy Fox Terrier Club, National Toy Fox Terrier Association. I am a former member of many all breed kennel clubs, obedience clubs, speciality clubs and American Boarding Kennel Ass.

I have written in many dog club newsletters. At present I am the editor for the club paper of the Lone Star/Louisiana Toy Fox Terrier Ass. I also answer all types of questions on canines and issues that relate to them in a column.

I have a degree in occupational therapy.

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I have been selected to serve on many all breed and speciality clubs board. I have been asked to judge several all breed and breed specific dog shows in the past. I have received recognition in the past for using dogs as a therapy media. I have won some high in trial obedience awards in the past. I have several toy fox terrier show champions and others with championship points that are now being exhibited.

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