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by Nettle
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3220
Views: 372213

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

So sorry for your sister's pain, though she is well rid of that jerk. Good decision to have only one dog, as with a child in the home as well that will be quite enough to manage alongside a career. I am sympathetic about your health problems and hope they will be resolved in the way you want. I used...
by Nettle
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - a busy day (lots of pictures)
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Baby Miles - a busy day (lots of pictures)

Brilliant pics, Ari. Thanks for sharing. He is growing into a handsome chap from being a cute puppy, and clearly developing his social skills in the right way.

Every puppy training class should have a poodle like that!
by Nettle
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles some times acts like Ari :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Baby Miles some times acts like Ari :-)

It takes a long time to adjust to the loss of a dog or other beloved animal (I won't insult them by calling them pets). Bittersweet when you see the departed one in the new one. The bitter fades and you'll always have the sweet. My current dog is the fifth generation of my breeding. I can still see ...
by Nettle
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fixation with hoses, leaky taps and showers!
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Fixation with hoses, leaky taps and showers!

I couldn't add to that excellent advice, but I can bring some explanation. Loving and cute as JRTs are, they are predators, and originally bred for hunting out and catching other creatures. They retain these instincts. The movement and noise of running water is especially interesting,and it is easy ...
by Nettle
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3220
Views: 372213

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

Some people have dogs that don't like cars - Jas is a self-loading one! :lol: This morning we had a communal howl. It was lovely. Interesting to note that dog whiskers are worn at right angles during howling sessions. Whiskers are big in body-language communication, and I am very much at the novice ...
by Nettle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Need Advice please help!
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Need Advice please help!

IMO as long as pups are bred from healthy and health-tested (not the same thing) parents, and well reared with every care, AND are healthy in themselves with good temperaments, it doesn't matter if/what the breeder does with them as a hobby. Being a good pet is one of the hardest jobs a dog can do.
by Nettle
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another body language video
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Another body language video

:lol:
by Nettle
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: airedale and coyote playing
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: airedale and coyote playing

How brilliant is that, Erica! :D I find Coppinger(s) like the curate's egg. They have not got a handle on hunting dogs at all. I do wish they had researched that aspect with people who actually know about it. I know one of them went mink-hunting once and spoke to a few people that time, but not all ...
by Nettle
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another body language video
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Another body language video

First vid - scared and appeasing. Very correct body language and doesn't look to have been starved or neglected.

Second vid - much better adjusted - feisty little thing - does not like being picked up at all and please tell me she isn't wearing a cute little pullover.
by Nettle
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: airedale and coyote playing
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: airedale and coyote playing

Thank you, jacksdad - that is much appreciated. I've only had time to watch it once. This is what I have seen so far. 2 playbows from the coyote. Is it a juvenile? Was the film taken during summer? Several times the dog performs displacement actions to relieve tension (probably its own). It shakes i...
by Nettle
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: airedale and coyote playing
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: airedale and coyote playing

Frustrating not to be able to see the vid. In the 'still' it looks a benign interaction, but that is 'just a snapshot in time'. I don't know of any instances of canids 'luring' unless trained dogs such as the duck tolling retrievers or the kooikehondjes. I once had a female dog who danced around a (...
by Nettle
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3220
Views: 372213

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

Yes indeed!
by Nettle
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Miles The Ridgeback - a gentle boy
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Miles The Ridgeback - a gentle boy

That's lovely! :D
by Nettle
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Social dominance?
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: Social dominance?

That's plain lovely, jacksdad. This morning, after another irritating he-just-wants-to-say-hello interaction, I thought about a parallel people situation. I often match people situations with dog behaviour because there are some striking similarities, and often, giving owners the people equivalent h...
by Nettle
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Social dominance?
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: Social dominance?

This is so apt: For example, the humping being "social dominance".... the dogs I typically see engage in that behavior fall into either very tired, over excited dogs in need of a break. Or an anxious dog trying to deal with the world around them. Both those descriptions provide much more useful info...