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by JudyN
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3038
Views: 290055

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

You could well be right. Though there's only so much time I can spend in the airing cupboard and he doesn't come out very often because of the 'big monster'. Even if all the big monster wants to do is wag his tail and stick his nose in his furry bum... and occasionally sticks out a restraining paw s...
by JudyN
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3038
Views: 290055

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

If you're going to tell a dog to bog off, the very best time to do it is when they're already bogging off - it makes you look and feel really macho while at the same time guaranteeing your safety! Can anyone tell me why Monty cat has been yowling for the last half hour? He's got food & water, he's h...
by JudyN
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3038
Views: 290055

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

I think Merlin was quite justified. I'd have reacted if someone did that to me.
by JudyN
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 358

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

Yes of course you can, Nettle :D I do seem to have a thing for analogies - I was thinking the other day that when petting certain dogs (mentioning no names, Jasper :wink: ) that it's like a man putting a friendly arm round the shoulder of a female acquaintance who is quite happy with the attention.....
by JudyN
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3038
Views: 290055

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

Well done on the weight loss, Ari. You could so have taken that CS down :wink: Twice today Jasper went over to introduce himself to a couple who had a toddler and a buggy (thanks to the woman who pushes a buggy and hands out digestive biscuits), and twice I blew my whistle before he got to them, he ...
by JudyN
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Saw this today
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Saw this today

Huh? It lists greyhounds as critical - just how many greyhounds are bred for racing each year, how many are in greyhound rescues? If it's based on having a large enough number of breeding dogs to ensure a healthy gene pool, that would mean breeding more of a ll the critical and endangered breeds. Wh...
by JudyN
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Site issues
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Site issues

I've not had this myself - how often has it happened and when did it first happen? Having a google it does seem to be a problem with the forum software, though it's interesting it doesn't happen to everyone or all of the time. I know ZaraD's been having a few intermittent problems with logging on an...
by JudyN
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 358

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

I ws also thinking this morning that training is a bit like sculpture. A lump of marble and a lump of clay can both be sculpted into something beautiful, but if you try to use a chisel on soft clay or mould marble with your hands, you're not going to get great results :wink:
by JudyN
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 358

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

No, it's not the end of the world if a dog has to be kept on lead but in my opinion, it's far from ideal - at least for a lot of dogs. When J was younger if he had to stay on lead because of neutering or an injury, he'd be a nightmare within a few days, and that's not uncommon. But it's true you hav...
by JudyN
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 358

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

It sounds like you need to go on a few lurcher walks to see what sighthounds are like in reality - the majority do not need to be kept on lead or need to be muzzled, and are certainly not less intelligent than other types of dogs (unless you include those collies who do su doku in their spare time)....
by JudyN
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Previous Dog Syndrome
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Previous Dog Syndrome

I did wonder about the guarding bit - you're certainly more likely to turn a slight tendency to guard into a major one by feeding the dogs together and 'letting them get on with it'. Though I think there's a difference between 'sharing' and 'not stealing another dog's food'. I'd guess that it's poss...
by JudyN
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 358

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

Yes, of course. Go to Youtube and search on 'afghan obedience' or similar.
by JudyN
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 358

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

I wouldn't say they're dense. I've seen (online) them doing obedience competitions, trick training and so on. They've just got the typical sighthound attitute of 'Actually I can't think of any good reason why I would want to do that, so I won't' - you just have to train in a way that motivates them.
by JudyN
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Previous Dog Syndrome
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Previous Dog Syndrome

I thought this was an interesting article: http://dogcommunication.co.uk/previous-dog-syndrome/ The author says that after having a resource-guarding dog, he created guarding issues in his later dogs by always feeding them separately, never feeding chews together, etc., so they didn't learn appropri...
by JudyN
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Sampson
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Sampson

I'm glad you're able to post again Zara - but so sorry that Sampson needs surgery :(