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by delladooo
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3024
Views: 289669

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

We went to rally a couple times, the activity was brilliant - our trainer not so much. Unfortunately, it's meant we've had to abandon rally completely because it's still very new over here so not only is she the only trainer in our area, she's also the biggest big-wig for our area too. It does go to...
by delladooo
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 398415

Re: Vent!

My thoughts too Judy, muzzles for the braccy bulldogs have popped up everywhere but clearly she's not big enough to be dangerous. I have considered it but the harder it is to find one, the less she wants one at all so I can't see her changing her mind. We can mange her pretty well - Laufey is well o...
by delladooo
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 398415

Re: Vent!

Sorry, I meant to reply Judy but read it and forgot! :oops: I'm not sure a groomer would have something they could pant in (or something she could see out of). Nettle, that's true but our issue is more there's nowhere for it to sit because her nose is very inverted into her face so from the side her...
by delladooo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 398415

Re: Vent!

Definitely needs to be able to open her mouth, it's very unusual it isn't open when she's out and about actually! That one is better than the one of similar design I saw - my version wasn't mesh so the poor dog couldn't see!! I think something in a traditional format would be possible if I could fin...
by delladooo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 398415

Re: Vent!

Why is muzzle shopping so hard!? I know she's not exactly the easiest face to fit but I mean come on, I'm a paying customer here at least pretend to read my email before going "just measure what we ask in the measuring guide". My issue with your measuring guide is it wants a snout length, snout widt...
by delladooo
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dogs first time aggression?
Replies: 26
Views: 2917

Re: Dogs first time aggression?

That's definitely a good thing! :D I can only speak from personal experience but with any future dogs, I won't be allowing off lead play with no recall. With my current dog, I will admit I let him be a bit of a hooligan and I think that letting him play with other dogs and then have to battle to get...
by delladooo
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dogs first time aggression?
Replies: 26
Views: 2917

Re: Dogs first time aggression?

He he won't recall from a dog, then he absolutely does not get to be off lead around other dogs and you need to be very vigilant to put him back on lead before he spots one if one is to appear. Many reasons for this but possibly most importantly because you have no idea how the dog he takes off afte...
by delladooo
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...
Replies: 42
Views: 6596

Re: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...

Well done!! :mrgreen:
by delladooo
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3024
Views: 289669

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

Thanks Nettle - it was absolutely awful but now I'm left with the huge mystery of what happened to it because it's in good condition with the petrol still in it and all of the stuff. Bless him Judy. I suppose you can always be thankful he has some self preservation? Laufey wants to run around like a...
by delladooo
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3024
Views: 289669

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

:shock: sometimes there's just no educating people and it's only going to end badly for the child and dog :( Jasper sounds like he's not doing so well in the heat Judy, I hope it eases off soon. Ours are doing surprisingly well. It's my first experience of the magical effects of the double coat - wh...
by delladooo
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: White Hair on a Previously Black Dog
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: White Hair on a Previously Black Dog

To put photos on they have to be hosted on an external site (eg photobucket / flickr etc.) and then include it in IMG brackets. :) My all black dog occasionally gets a few white hairs, personally I wouldn't worry unless a very large patch occurred and didn't disappear. That said, I wouldn't necessar...
by delladooo
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Four days in the life of a reactive dog
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: Four days in the life of a reactive dog

Definitely, unfortunately I can't talk to her when if I don't have the dogs - I've tried it once or twice and she just winds me up and doesn't "get" what I'm trying to tell her. As much as I feel for her dogs, it's one I'm not going to be able to help.
by delladooo
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Four days in the life of a reactive dog
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: Four days in the life of a reactive dog

It really is surprising. It's like I never really knew dogs until I got Laufey and he taught me loads about dog behaviour and how to read dogs but MiMi's teaching me to actually understand a dog's scary things. Laufey isn't a scared-y dog so it really was a learning curve and if you don't get it, yo...
by delladooo
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy on a Hunger Strike
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Puppy on a Hunger Strike

Where are you feeding her? My terrified-of-a-lot girl wouldn't eat for days on end - once for two weeks straight - but has been miles better since feeding her in a crate. Currently it's the only use of her crate but she feels much safer in it and will eat. Another possible suggestion but if it's jus...
by delladooo
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Four Days with a reactive dog
Replies: 0
Views: 9667

Four Days with a reactive dog

With a few days distance, I want to write a real post on some of the very real issues we’ve faced in the last few days with a reactive dog. The three following events happened in the course of four days. We always have a top on each stating that our dog needs space, MiMi has a lead cover on also st...