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by Owdb1tch
Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dead stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 2623

Frogs are okay-ish, toads very much not. Can cause a dramatic reaction, drooling, fits, that kind of stuff.


Assuming dead mice have not ingested poison from other sources (next door?) the worst they'll give your dog is parasites, especially worms.
by Owdb1tch
Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: advice on possible new addition
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Quite honestly, I think you should enjoy your status quo and not rock the boat. As Ocelot said, they are both very young and IMO you have a rocky trip ahead as they mature. Two bitches together isn't easy (I speak as someone who once had five) and adding a newbie of either sex IMO is not a good idea...
by Owdb1tch
Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do Greyhounds make good pets?
Replies: 30
Views: 8647

As someone with a fair knowledge of sighthound AND of racehorses, I wonder if Emmabeth's early post could be published (apologies if it has been and I haven't yet seen it - just got back from away) because what makes ME mad is the way the greyhound is 'marketed' as needing next to no care and traini...
by Owdb1tch
Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does aggression exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 5412

Sorry, I haven't made myself clear. What I am trying to say is - what people term 'aggression' is not necessarily aggression per se, but a fear response in many cases. That a fear-bite hurts as much as an aggression-bite I do not dispute for one moment - but - is the dog biting because it is "aggres...
by Owdb1tch
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does aggression exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 5412

Ocelot0411 wrote:Are you talking purely about agression towards humans OB or any agression towards other dogs too?


Both.
by Owdb1tch
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does aggression exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 5412

Ocelot0411 wrote:Are you talking purely about agression towards humans OB or any agression towards other dogs too?


Both.
by Owdb1tch
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does aggression exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 5412

Does aggression exist?

Topic for discussion :D The more I study dogs and dog behaviour, and the more courses I go on and the more cases I attend, the more I feel that true aggression is very very rare, though it certainly does exist. I think it is almost always misunderstood fear (as mentioned in a 'methods' topic). Even ...
by Owdb1tch
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: PLEASE HELP!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Super advice, and all the best to you. I hope the family can work this out.
by Owdb1tch
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merlin needs an operation on his spine.
Replies: 31
Views: 6424

Me too.
by Owdb1tch
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new dog skittish around men
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

It's hard when you all love him and want him to be close-in family, but what this chap really needs is space. Hubby needs to back off, avoid eye contact, avoid touching or speaking to Murphy, and give Murphy time to come to him. However long it takes is how long it takes. Hard on all of you I know, ...
by Owdb1tch
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need tips
Replies: 17
Views: 5326

I think that one of the most underrated points to come out of all this is that different breeds/types have different mental capacities and reaction times. The hairtrigger response of (say) a border collie is never going to be replicated by (say) a mastiff.
by Owdb1tch
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Just to clarify the extent of re-training needed - by 'recently heightened chase instincts' do you mean he has tried to chase sheep, has chased them, has injured one/some or has killed one/some? And would this be once or more often?

Thanks.
by Owdb1tch
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Leash frustration - advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

This problem is common to all of us, Sheena, so don't feel alone :D I place myself between the offending dog and my dog - my dogs have learned to "get behind" when I tell them - and I make myself big and fierce (I'm normally small and fierce) and I fix the dog with big body language and eye contact ...
by Owdb1tch
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Not my patch, Beverley - but there are bound to be behaviourists there who would help. Maybe start a database in the magazine?
by Owdb1tch
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help dogs wont play with toys
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Loads of dogs don't play with toys. None of mine do. It isn't the end of the world.

Enjoy the fact that they are happy to play with you and each other. Lack of interst in toys = no resource guarding.