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by Nettle
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing...... "Mr Wonderful" !
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Introducing...... "Mr Wonderful" !

He looks a dude. Good decision. Ari will be chuckling at you as you go through all the puppy stuff again.
by Nettle
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fairwell my friend
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Fairwell my friend

What lovely photos.

If you have a yard, planting something special in his memory can also help.
by Nettle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Sighthounds are they really that quiet?
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Sighthounds are they really that quiet?

And the mediterranean branch of the sighthound world does bark when working, so that barkiness can translate into other areas of life if kept as pets. But they are still not overly barky unless there is a reason. Sighthounds in general do have a range of wowly yowly howly noises, and some of them ho...
by Nettle
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: board and train
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: board and train

It isn't a great idea for a pet dog, though it would have its place for working dogs IF the owner could attend the last week. Someone else could train your dog, but then your dog would work for them not you. Unless the training skills are transferred, the training would not apply to the owner and wo...
by Nettle
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dottie Monster
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Dottie Monster

Fundog, I am so sorry for your pain.

Dottie could not have had a better life. Sadly, part of the deal is that we live longer than they do - but how much worse it would be if they outlived us. She had a gentle death.

We are here for you if you need us.
by Nettle
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Havanese?
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Havanese?

They are nice little things. Not unduly noisy, and smart to train.
by Nettle
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3192
Views: 350114

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

Thanks for update, Lotsa, I wondered how you were getting on. All the best with your exciting new plans.
by Nettle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog eating
Replies: 40
Views: 2103

Re: Dog eating

Not really. It's just that they have a different culture, and have not until now considered dogs as friends. Attitudes can be better changed by kindness and empathy, and attitudes are slowly changing.
by Nettle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fairwell my friend
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Fairwell my friend

Ari, I am so very sorry. He was a beacon of light as a Forum dog, and I have always enjoyed your posts about him. An easy end for him, a terrible shock for you. We are all your friends. Come to us and lean on us if you would like to. We've all been there, some of us many times. It never gets easier,...
by Nettle
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 2340

Re: Corns

I think a short course of painkillers would establish whether or not there is pain. There are more modern ones than Rimadyl which allegedly have less in the way of side effects, but you may have to research these yourself. My own practice will not use R or Metacam, but I don't know what they do use....
by Nettle
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3192
Views: 350114

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

So sorry for your loss.
by Nettle
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Swollen Lymph nodes
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Swollen Lymph nodes

If she is feeling lousy for whatever reason, she will show different behaviour, just as we do. Dogs that feel ill and therefore vulnerable can produce a range of behaviours that are not usual for them. However, before you definitely put the odd behaviour down to illness. do check what may have chang...
by Nettle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog barking in the night
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Dog barking in the night

You have to go with the art of the possible. Compromise is necessary. Dogs don't bark for no reason. Something is disturbing him in the night, and it is, as has been said, quite probably cats or wildlife, though it may be some other noise. You don't want to upset the neighbours either. You don't wan...
by Nettle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog seems aggressive to certain dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: dog seems aggressive to certain dogs

Boxers, bulldogs and other squash-faced breeds are often disliked by more conventional dogs. Squash faces don't show expression properly, and look as if they are already snarling. Coupled with a forward-leaning stance, these look very antagonistic towards other dogs, who feel they should send Go Awa...
by Nettle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's quiet in here !
Replies: 21
Views: 994

Re: It's quiet in here !

As a historical aside, the 'reverse swastika' was/is a good luck/sun symbol that is very ancient. Hitler had the sense to turn it the other way for his own ends. But to many of us, the symbol - whichever way - means nazism, and it'll take a few generations before people forget and use it for good th...