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by JudyN
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 267

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

Though if you do play ball-chuckers in the garden, it's a good idea not to chuck a ball into a large tree heather laden with pollen... Jasper followed the ball into the tree heather, and the cloud of pollen it produced made it look like it had spontaneously combusted. Then J started wheezing, and he...
by JudyN
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 267

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

Solution = warm weather + new tennis balls + getting the ball chucker out of retirement :D J thinks this is much more fun than a boring walk, I can fire off the 12 balls while sitting down, and tell him that's the lot, by which time he's ready to flop anyway. Hopefully this won't upset his joints, b...
by JudyN
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Introducing a demmel
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Introducing a demmel

But just think - take a year over it, and in a year's time, still very early in his life, you'll have dog happy for you to tend his nails, who will continue to do so for hopefully the next 10+ years - as opposed to having 10+ years of trying to deal wih a dog who either runs away or curls his lip wh...
by JudyN
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Introducing a demmel
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Introducing a demmel

'If it's the first time to use your pet mill for your pet, it's best to put the nail tip or too long part, do not worn too deep, so that your pet will slowly adapt it' :lol:
by JudyN
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Introducing a demmel
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Introducing a demmel

Maybe Miles would benefit from associating just his paws being held with a treat for now? He's still young, so you won't have to undo years of 'I don't like being fiddled with!' ETA: I'm thinking about my poor attempts at clicker training when the moment he saw the clicker he'd think 'Whoopee!' and ...
by JudyN
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Introducing a demmel
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Introducing a demmel

The combination of Jasper's corn and my knee means that his claws are getting longer... and longer. He's also getting more grumpy about me clipping then - I could reliably take a tiny bit off one a day, but I got a growl out of him when I did that the other day. I've now ordered a dremmel but I'm re...
by JudyN
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3255
Views: 390829

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Thank goodness you managed to get Delta safe, Erica. Had the owner not seen you there? If she knew her dog hated Delta she should have acted before the GD did.

I learnt about the VoD when being advised to use it on Jasper when he jumped up. It didn't work...
by JudyN
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Banned due to my IP address
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Banned due to my IP address

emmabeth wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:12 am

Stuff IS occurring.. the forums are being upgraded/tidied and we are working on alternative ways to reduce spam/let folk in!
Any progress on this? No one's been activated since 18 Feb :(
by JudyN
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ridgeback and the City
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Ridgeback and the City

He looks so calm :D
by JudyN
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 267

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

The snakey game was going so well this afternoon, till 'something' happened - I think the string might have got caught between his toes, but being J he didn't stop howling until some time after I let the line go slack. And then of course I could see him debating whether it was all my fault and he ne...
by JudyN
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 267

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

I often feel like pointing out to those people that you wouldn't take your children to an adventure playground and then just walk round the outside holding their hands.
by JudyN
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 267

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

Definitely :D We had fun with snakey-on-a-stick this afternoon, though - I could circle it round me just over his head height, swoop it down, try to evade him... Took him no time to catch it each time (because if I tried too hard he'd get bored again), and each time he went for the string again, but...
by JudyN
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 267

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

Treat ball = too much effort :lol: Not straight away - at first, he was happy to roll it around for a bit but if the treats didn't come easily, he couldn't be bothered. 'Muuuum, just give them to me, don't make it hard!' I tried getting him to bring the ball to me for a refill but the message wasn't...
by JudyN
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 267

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

I've no objection to him chewing through the string per se, it's just that it does rather interrupt the game when I have to keep tying it back on or finding a new piece! We had good fun with snake-on-a-string this morning, though he got bored of it fairly soon - he still went for the string, but lef...
by JudyN
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 267

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

Ooh yes, he has a soft bouncy treat ball that could be fun in the grass :D And then I could work on him bringing it to me when it's empty (or he's fed up with trying to get the last treats out) for a refil. No chance of 'no dinner' happening though - he'd have a nervous breakdown! Luckily the lad ha...