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by popsicle
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Seeking Advice -Disabled Dog
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Seeking Advice -Disabled Dog

Hi I mainly wanted to say good on you for taking on such a special needs dog. I have an almost blind dog. When he moved in I bought some wrist/ankle bells so he would always know where I was but I never used them as he always knows anyway! A friend who adopted a blind dog which had been chained up o...
by popsicle
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: kibble
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: kibble

There are those who think that kibble was invented by evil corporations to harm pets, and that vets push kibble because they want your dog to get ill so they can make money out of you. In my experience vets tend to push the 'prescription' kibble when your dog is actually ill but some of that prescr...
by popsicle
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource guarding or what?
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Resource guarding or what?

i spent a night with a raw chicken thigh in my bed and YES i vigorously washed my blankets in the AM. Moral of the story? dont be lazy i guess. (also this story gets grosser the more i think on it) We have the mental picture... :shock: In the very early days Ben once growled at me when I got a bit ...
by popsicle
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Ben
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Ben

Thanks Since the say 'cheese' pic his body and coat condition have improved enormously - even our unsentimental local farmers admire him. I prefer floppy ears in a border collie though. Even when he is asleep his ears are upright. I call them his 'cartoon ears' :D Plus he is just so responsive, peop...
by popsicle
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource guarding or what?
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Resource guarding or what?

Thanks Judy. Have posted some pics of him.
My last border collie was so laid back you could even rearrange her on her bed with no negative reaction.
I was probably lulled into a false sense of security!
by popsicle
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Ben
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Ben

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by popsicle
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource guarding or what?
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Resource guarding or what?

Thank you all and thanks for the link. Will take a look at it Ben sleeps in my bedroom but it took a while getting there. First even a bed seemed alien to him and he preferred to rest in cold hard spots. So it was nice when he finally 'adopted' his bed in the lounge. Then it seemed he had never enco...
by popsicle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource guarding or what?
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Resource guarding or what?

Have just posted in Introductions about Ben, my border collie rescue. Ben has been with me for 10 months. He was picked up as a stray with some broken chain round his neck and is believed to have previously been a farm dog. He is around 8 years old, neutered (by the Rescue) and is almost blind. He c...
by popsicle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing me and Ben
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Introducing me and Ben

Hello from Cumbria in NW UK Ben and I live in a tiny farming village just outside the Lake District. He is an 8 year old border collie rescue who adopted me around 10 months ago. My last dog was a border collie too - I had her from a puppy and she died at over 16 - having been given 2 months to live...