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by HuXen
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: This is getting ridiculous
Replies: 13
Views: 3273

Re: This is getting ridiculous

Oh dear :D The hunger strike part had me laugh out loud. It's so shockingly moronic. I was once approached by a guy in a local park whilst walking Pica, with his severely overweight Labrador. He asked me if I was going away any time soon as he was a dog sitter and needed new business. Now, lets igno...
by HuXen
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Introducing Pica!
Replies: 15
Views: 6519

Re: Introducing Pica!

Sorry for such a late reply!! Will post more here from now on, looks like a lovely forum! Thanks for all the lovely replies, Pica appreciates them :D Here's a few new ones (taken yesterday morning) http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e244/JayBoyo/IMG_3623.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e244/Jay...
by HuXen
Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Spooked by something in the park.
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Spooked by something in the park.

Hey all! Pica's had kennel cough for the past 2 weeks which cleared up about 3-4 days ago (that's when he stopped coughing). He was on anti biotics and cough suppressors (codeine phostabs) for when he was coughing a lot during the night. He was limited to on lead walks, at 5-6am in the morning so I ...
by HuXen
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Permission to greet dogs!
Replies: 20
Views: 3332

Re: Permission to greet dogs!

Just had a lovely two hour walk with Pica! Spent 5-10 minutes (4 times or so with breaks) working on basic recall and have him focus on me. He ignored a lot of dogs and focused on me and the frisbee, with recall working very well. A simple 'to me' followed by a treat (either a James well beloved Cra...
by HuXen
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Introducing Pica!
Replies: 15
Views: 6519

Re: Introducing Pica!

jilldiane - :D Thank you! Lurchers have a way don't they? :P bendog - Thank you! :D He is nuts, an absolute loony toon haha. He's got a bit of Bedlington Terrier in him so he's not all bad! :lol: Nettle - Thanks so much! No I don't show him, never really had any interest in it so never bothered. If ...
by HuXen
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Permission to greet dogs!
Replies: 20
Views: 3332

Re: Permission to greet dogs!

your dog doesn't have recall. if he did you could call him whether he sees another first or you see another dog first. i think you should work on his recall usuing a long line. i would train train daily (several times a day) in short sessions. i would train near a dog park. you'll have all of the d...
by HuXen
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Permission to greet dogs!
Replies: 20
Views: 3332

Re: Permission to greet dogs!

Thanks very much jacksdad! Will definitely give that a read. Today's walk saw him very well behaved. He was playing quite well with his friends, after I'd spent about 10 minutes in the other field on my own, working on basic recall with his favourite treats, when an older dog was walking around on l...
by HuXen
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Permission to greet dogs!
Replies: 20
Views: 3332

Re: Permission to greet dogs!

Thanks for the quick replies guys! Hope to get to work on this asap :D jacksdad - I know it's rude, and that is exactly why I want to fix the problem as soon as possible. I don't let him run up to each and every dog, and most of the time I do stop it from happening. But there are times when I miss c...
by HuXen
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Random pics from this morning
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Re: Random pics from this morning

Jasper's so gorgeous, always like seeing photos of him! Are there many other pointies on this forum??
by HuXen
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Introducing Pica!
Replies: 15
Views: 6519

Re: Introducing Pica!

Thanks for the lovely welcomes people!

JudyN - You do indeed :D Good to hear Jasper's doing well and to see you around 'elsewhere' again! I meant to join this forum a while ago, and your post jogged my memory :)
by HuXen
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Permission to greet dogs!
Replies: 20
Views: 3332

Permission to greet dogs!

Hi guys! New here and would really appreciate some advice if possible! My boy Pica is 30 months old, and likes to greet each and every dog he sees when out off leash. He greats well, sometimes a bit over enthusiastically but I'd much rather him wait for a cue, before running off. If I see a dog befo...
by HuXen
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Introducing Pica!
Replies: 15
Views: 6519

Introducing Pica!

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e244/JayBoyo/IMG_1305.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e244/JayBoyo/IMG_1407.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e244/JayBoyo/Picabwsmall.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e244/JayBoyo/Maboysmaller.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e244/JayBoyo/dadaD...
by HuXen
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello there :)
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Hello there :)

I'm Jay, 23 (24 on Tuesday!) from Wales, United Kingdom. I have a Lurcher (Whippet X Bedlington X Deerhound) male called Pica, who is 2 and a half years old :D Will put some photos up in that section after posting this! Love the look of this forum, and hope to learn a lot while I'm here! The main th...