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by Nettle
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - running hound
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Baby Miles - running hound

A great illustration of part 1 of the double-suspension gallop. :D What a wonderful thing it is to see a canine athlete in action.
by Nettle
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 494636

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

What a tremendous experience, and what lucky pups and mamadog to have you in their corner. It's a huge learning experience, isn't it? I'm so pleased you had a good mentor, as it can be really daunting at times.

And - at last - your own puppy on its way! How exciting.

Thanks for sharing. :D
by Nettle
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 494636

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

Well done for how far you have come with a far from easy dog. :D And ENJOY the good bits to the full. It's human nature to focus on negatives, because that is what safety in risk environments is all about, plus we have a culture of avoiding talking about success. You can share with us, though, becau...
by Nettle
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent lurcher article
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Excellent lurcher article

A great PhD subject that a lot of people hoping to be dog trainers/behaviourists would benefit from. Because breed type does make a huge difference to the way dogs interact with people, and therefore we need to factor this in for the best way to motivate said dogs to do what we want. People personal...
by Nettle
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent lurcher article
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Excellent lurcher article

:lol: maybe just a smidgen of collie then. You are right in that you couldn't describe a half or more collie as a relaxing dog to own. But then neither is Jas, and look at how well you manage him! It's different when they have a working life to occupy them, but even then, the one-eighth collie I own...
by Nettle
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New kid on the block
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: New kid on the block

You are doing everything right, and it has only been 3 weeks. Attention is a resource too. Bella has had you all to herself until 3 weeks ago and is probably sill hoping Berkeley will be going soon. How about you train in reverse order - Berkeley first, then Bella? With Bella having an awesome puzzl...
by Nettle
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Adopted an Overweight Dog
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Adopted an Overweight Dog

That's great news! :D

It won't take long for him to lose those 2 pounds. Just take it an ounce at a time.
by Nettle
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog whistle
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Dog whistle

You could put her in a 'down'. It's harder to bark when 'down'. Then reward the 'down' when she is quiet, which makes the association for her.
by Nettle
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - encounters, and a scary thought
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Baby Miles - encounters, and a scary thought

Mmmmm - you will do what you decide. You have both experience and common sense to add to the workload - because 2 dogs are WAY more than twice the work of one. You can do it - but would Miles like it? Honestly? He will either like it way too much and so you will both become an irrelevance unless you...
by Nettle
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Doesn’t Play With Toys
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Doesn’t Play With Toys

I've never had dogs that were interested in toys either. It might be that the fosterer has misinterpreted what is actually taking place between the dogs (no criticism - few people read dogs accurately) and yours is a dog who doesn't much care about toys - which is far better than one that is toy-obs...
by Nettle
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - more action on the beach
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Baby Miles - more action on the beach

He is indeed - such a credit to you.

Fabulous photos - I see he has taken up flying as well.
by Nettle
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs

:lol:
by Nettle
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 494636

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

Gorgeous!

How fast the years fly by.
by Nettle
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs

Ah, I love these discussions - I do hope others join in! Did you ever read "The Count of Monte Christo"? I have to paraphrase because my copy isn't to hand - but right at the end, the author says words to the effect that there is no such thing as happiness or sadness, just the constant comparison of...
by Nettle
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - flying puppy
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Baby Miles - flying puppy

Fantastic! Handsome pup - and a year gone by already.