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by JudyN
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dottie Monster
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Dottie Monster

Oh Fundog, in other circumstances I'd have said it was lovely to see you here again but not in such sad circumstances. I'm very sorry for your loss - but it's good that she had such a good death, if there can be such a thing. ((((Hugs))))
by JudyN
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3188
Views: 330671

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

Lovely to hear from you, LoQ - and even more lovely to hear how well both you and Merlin are doing :D I still remember laughing when you said that your parents had told you that they would be happy to take Merlin in but seemed a bit more vague about whether they'd take you back :lol: I met a 9-week-...
by JudyN
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie here. :)
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Newbie here. :)

Welcome! :D
by JudyN
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fairwell my friend
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Fairwell my friend

Ari_RR wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:59 pm
We should keep trying to convey to new owners here not to get too stressed over little imperfections and setbacks, and enjoy their pups, every moment of every day. Really important.
Amen to that.
by JudyN
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Dog training tools
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Dog training tools

Positive, reward-based training all the way :D
by JudyN
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog eating
Replies: 40
Views: 1425

Re: Dog eating

When I was young I counted some cattle among my best friends :wink:
by JudyN
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fairwell my friend
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Fairwell my friend

Oh no - I'm really very sorry to hear this. Far too young, and far too sudden. I can only imagine your shock and your grief. If it's any consolation, at least he didn't gradually decline and suffer - every day he had was a wonderful day.

((((Hugs))))
by JudyN
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Question about raw meat
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Question about raw meat

Yes, raw chicken and UNCOOKED bones are fine - cooked bones are dangerous. There's a number of threads on the forum about raw feeding if you're interested.
by JudyN
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to reward good behaviour with food aggressive dog
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: How to reward good behaviour with food aggressive dog

Is she on any long-term pain meds and if not, would it be worth considering? You could trial some for a while and see if it makes a difference even when she's not showing signs of pain.
by JudyN
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to reward good behaviour with food aggressive dog
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: How to reward good behaviour with food aggressive dog

Is there anything she likes other than food, such as a ball, a bum scratch, and so on? Does she seem to like praise generally? What makes her happy (apart from food)? Also, is there any behaviour you particularly want to reinforce and that you need her to do? If she gets to choose whether to put her...
by JudyN
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 1618

Re: Corns

He's had a couple of courses of Rimadyl and they make a significant difference so there certainly is a degree of pain. But if it's not stopping him wanting to walk to his favourite places, run when he gets the urge, and dig for Britain when he's just had a poo, then I'm not sure it's worth medicatin...
by JudyN
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Dog training tools
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Dog training tools

Welcome to the forum, Khouji.

Shock collars are now illegal in the UK, and rightly so. They can severely traumatise a dog and there are always better ways of training - you wouldn't train a child by slapping them every time they got something wrong.
by JudyN
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Lead stroking
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Lead stroking

Khouji wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:59 pm
Don't try adaptil collars because it gives trauma to a dog.
Could you back this up with some research please, Khouji? It's the first time I've heard this suggested. Why is it they cause trauma?
by JudyN
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Vehicle and dog reactive rescue dog.
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Vehicle and dog reactive rescue dog.

Hi, and welcome :D I've no experience of collies, but would it be possible for you to give some more details please? - How old was she when you got her, and how old is she now? Is she spayed, and who else lives in the household (humans and animals)? - What do you feed her? (Brand and variety) - Coul...
by JudyN
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 1618

Re: Corns

Time for an update... After three weeks, Jasper is back to limping pretty much as he was before the op, and the corn, which had looked like a depression where it had been removed, is now flush with the surface of the pad again. Oddly, though he is maybe a little better out on walks, he seems to be w...