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by Nettle
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 564587

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

He came to teach you and you took up the lessons. Where that little fellow took you! Changed your life in so many ways - those lessons spill over into many aspects of life, I think.
by Nettle
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 564587

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

We do so miss them when they leave us. After a while we can put the memories in a place that doesn't hurt so much when we visit them. It's so hard, and we are all right there with you and for you.
by Nettle
Sun May 31, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 564587

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

Still a serious don't-mess-with-my-family dog, even if he is a big squashy soppy woofer.
by Nettle
Mon May 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent lurcher article
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Excellent lurcher article

nevertheless, you are pretty much on the button 8)
by Nettle
Mon May 25, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent lurcher article
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Excellent lurcher article

It makes me smile when people put up Youtubes training herding breeds using toys and play, as if all dogs can be trained that way. A saluki or saluki lurcher would just look scathingly at you and walk away.
But they are lovely dogs as long as we know what makes them tick.
by Nettle
Mon May 25, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs

Also - when people argue, it is often because they want the other person to think they way they do. But really, it doesn't usually mean one person is right therefore the other is wrong, simply that we come to each situation with a different skills set and background of experiences. Same with dogs - ...
by Nettle
Thu May 21, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 564587

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

So very sorry to hear of this, MPbandMom.

I hope you and your new friend can support each other. He/she does sound lovely.
by Nettle
Tue May 12, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 564587

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

I am so, so sorry to hear about Delta. He was such a dude. You must be hurting so much.
Be as kind to yourself as you would be to another.

Pup is lucky to have you to look after. The next stage of learning is waiting in the wings for you.
by Nettle
Fri May 08, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: An unpleasant incident
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: An unpleasant incident

Well said. I just want to make sure that it's understood by OP that when I say 'get between and push your dog away' you don't forget the second bit. Use your legs to push your dog sideways away from conflict and as far as you need to.
by Nettle
Thu May 07, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Overly amorous pup.......HELP!!
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Overly amorous pup.......HELP!!

Thank you for your feedback :) . Neutering as you say is controversial,and you will get many opinions. Around 2 years old is best in my opinion, because then the growth plates will have capped off and hormones will have settled. If you don't want to neuter him at all, you don't have to. Most entire ...
by Nettle
Thu May 07, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: An unpleasant incident
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: An unpleasant incident

Poor you! Don't beat yourself up about this - it seems perfectly normal behaviour as in your adult dog protecting her housemate who is sill young, Alfie being a terrier,and also protecting his "patch" and muscling in on a teenager who is about to get too big for his boots, and said teen doing exactl...
by Nettle
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Overly amorous pup.......HELP!!
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Overly amorous pup.......HELP!!

He's just entering adolescence and he's just found out it isn't for stirring his tea with. Neutering now would fix him in this state and he would become a nuisance to other dogs all his life. So relax! 8) It's a phase and it WILL pass. But he has to go through it. I always recommend providing a huge...
by Nettle
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Over-excitement around feeding times
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Over-excitement around feeding times

Hi Pedro, and welcome :) You have a Rescue. You don't know if he has gone short of food in the past, and he doesn't know if every meal is his last. He may have been teased in the past over food. He may have been fed from the table during human mealtimes. So - take the pressure off both of you. Prepa...
by Nettle
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clouds and Silver Linings
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Clouds and Silver Linings

An unexpected benefit from coronavirus is that the people who normally let their dogs charge at me and mine are now keeping their distance. :twisted:
by Nettle
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - more action on the beach
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Baby Miles - more action on the beach

Brilliant action photos!