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by JudyN
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 450447

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

My mantra is " aggression is a behaviour, not a dog, but some are on shorter fuses than others" I am so stealing that :lol: I'm wary of any model that aims to classify dog or human behaviour in different categories (e.g. Myers Briggs), even if the number of categories does grow exponentially as the...
by JudyN
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 450447

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

DS2 and GF have booked their wedding venue :D No longer the one in the Purbecks with a view over fields of rabbits (as that venue weren't good at getting back to them to discuss their plans). It's now going to be in the New Forest - where we pretty much gave up taking Jasper as he would invariably f...
by JudyN
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When getting a second dog goes right...
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: When getting a second dog goes right...

That makes sense, Nettle. I guess it's like doing something you're anxious about - say travelling, or going to a party where you won't know many people - but being with a confident partner/friend who you know will steer you through it and deal with any problems.
by JudyN
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When getting a second dog goes right...
Replies: 2
Views: 131

When getting a second dog goes right...

Someone on another dog forum has a stabij/stabyhoun. About 3 years old, very sensitive, slightly reactive to children, prams, men carrying boxes, some other dogs, strangers, anything out of the ordinary... They recently adopted a beagle cross, and the difference in the stabij has been profound - he'...
by JudyN
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Canford Park SANG
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Canford Park SANG

No, I had no idea what SANG stands for either, but it is in fact 'suitable alternative natural grassland'. One has been created just over 4 miles from me, where previously there was a golf course. A property developer was required to develop it as a condition of building a new housing estate close b...
by JudyN
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Park "Right of Way"
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Dog Park "Right of Way"

I'm not in the US, so I can't account for 'local custom', but I agree with Jacksdad. People with dogs who can rub along together shouldn't have their dogs' enjoyment curtailed by dogs with different needs. Apart from anything else, there aren't enough hours in the day to walk to the dog park, see an...
by JudyN
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Caution About Essential Oil Diffusers
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Caution About Essential Oil Diffusers

Thanks Fundog - that's well worth knowing :D
by JudyN
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Teeth

Thanks Nettle :D I need it to get hot and sunny again so he can lie in the sun panting! I'm going to get some dog toothpaste and have a go at brushing them anyway. I did it in the past and once I found a toothpaste he didn't spit out he didn't object... though he didn't make it easy as he just wante...
by JudyN
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Teeth

I think I panicked yesterday with the thought of Jasper with toothache and the joys of going through treatment... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48486828107_2399fccf53_c.jpg Maybe it's just down to it being overcast today, but it looks a lot less red than it seemed to yesterday. Just possibly, ...
by JudyN
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Teeth

When he was basking in the sun today, and panting a little, I noticed that Jasper's gums towards the back of his mouth looked red, with a redder line running along the gum margin (one side only). One of his back molars looked discoloured - but I had thought that was just build-up of tartar. I notice...
by JudyN
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 450447

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

It should be fine...... We're so used to avoiding potential problems, and because he can flip from 'I love you and can I have your wedding cake?' to... well, yeah.... :shock: so quickly, we err on the side of safety, especially when children are involved. Actually, I think all the children will be G...
by JudyN
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 450447

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

DS2 & GF have fallen in love with a wedding venue about 40 mins drive from home, with the event running from Friday morning to Sunday lunchtime, where there are lots of self-catering/B&B rooms for guests to stay, surrounding the courtyard where they'll no doubt be carousing into the small hours. Ple...
by JudyN
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 450447

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

The instruction manual for mine is an online pdf over 250 pages long :shock: I struggle with focusing. I'm getting better and have managed a few cracking photos of bees on flowers, but I was trying to focus on a shield bug sitting on some catmint that was swaying in the breeze yesterday and it insis...
by JudyN
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 450447

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

Very nice pictures.... must be a good camera? Yep - DS2 is into photography and he recommended it for me. It's a compact digital and has more controls than the Space Shuttle console, but he reckoned it would give the best results even if I just point & click. But now I feel it's wasted on me, like ...
by JudyN
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 450447

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

I'd love it if I could persuade Jasper to use a paddling pool in the summer to help him cool off... I've taught him to stand with his front legs in a shallow trug (I'd need a much bigger trug or a proper paddling pool for him to get all four legs in at the same time, but thought this would do for st...