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by Nettle
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Desperate for help
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Desperate for help

Brilliant advice from JudyN, and I'd just like to add that if you are trying to walk both of them together, you are setting yourself a really difficult task, so leave one at home with something like a stuffed frozen kong to work on while you walk the other, then switch. A shorter walk (if necessary)...
by Nettle
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Corns

I think it's worth a try, and as you know Jas so well, you'll be on your toes ready for Plan B (C, D, E) if needed. With him, a bit of lameness is not as bad as being bored with his walks. But ideally, you don't want either.
by Nettle
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Corns

That sounds like the name. I have no direct experience, but logic suggests that a supple pad would have more resilience than a stiff one. What think you?
by Nettle
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Corns

There's a Padnasol lookalike that mushers use. I'm sorry I can't remember the name (not had my coffee yet!) but I'm sure Google would find it. Or try a UK mushers website.
by Nettle
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Cavachon started growling at my son
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Cavachon started growling at my son

Most dogs hate being picked up, so it really is best to arrange their lives so that we never have to. :)
by Nettle
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dental cleaning/exam
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Dental cleaning/exam

How about you commit to getting his teeth as clean as you can at home? Cavities are common in human teeth, much less so in dogs' teeth unless they eat a load of sweet stuff. Once his teeth are clean, you can keep a watching brief to see if he is troubled by them at all. Make sure you know which teet...
by Nettle
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3169
Views: 314048

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

My sister's dog hated the rain, despite having been a roughie toughie farm dog for the first three years of her life.

Sis always promised her a gazebo - but could never afford it.
by Nettle
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource Guarding - treats
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Resource Guarding - treats

Thank you for the extra information. Now we have to look at what is reasonable. Reasonable in dog terms, not yours. And I say respectfully that you are being unrealistic and unreasonable. These are observations not criticisms, and lots of people think the way you have been thinking. You need to chan...
by Nettle
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource Guarding - treats
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Resource Guarding - treats

Hello and welcome :) This is not unreasonable behaviour in dog terms, but as you say, it isn't well liked by others. And terriers have no reverse gear! We need a bit more information. Tell us about how and when you take things off her at home. Tell us about when you need to give her treats when othe...
by Nettle
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog reactive to traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Dog reactive to traffic

This would probably get more viewings/responses if moved to the Training section :)
by Nettle
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3169
Views: 314048

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

Thanks for the link JudyN - is there a way round the constant insistence on registering/logging in, apart from registering and logging in of course?

Well done li'l Bax!
by Nettle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3169
Views: 314048

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

It could be that she's so old it would be an unacceptable risk for her to have anaesthetic/surgery. Mammary lumps are unsightly but if benign are often better left in situ. She might be a puppy farm rescue and someone else is responsible for her having been bred several times. Some old dogs do get v...
by Nettle
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Out of my depths
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Out of my depths

Could it stem from the time he jumped into deep water and I had to rescue him? One traumatic experience can last a lifetime. With us as well. I don't like to see dogs in deep water or the sea. It can so easily go wrong - and often has. An exhausted Labrador was picked out of the sea in the SE only ...
by Nettle
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Out of my depths
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Out of my depths

Very likely really frightened for you, and because if you die or disappear, he has nobody to protect him.
by Nettle
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 2nd fear period
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: 2nd fear period

I agree with finding her a Safe Space while home is full of visiting kids, as this is not fear period but collie stress hormones, and they take a while, even longer than with non-herders, to dissipate. Practice before you need to have her in there for real so she gets used to the new regime. Leave h...