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by MandaS
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 11 week old puppy with possible aggression issues, etc, please help
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

Re: 11 week old puppy with possible aggression issues, etc, please help

Hi, I'm new too. :D I take it as a rescue you have no idea what age he was taken from his mum. If taken away too early, he would not have had a chance to learn social skills and how he should behave. Has he been checked for any possible pain? Just wondering as handling seems to be a bit of a trigger...
by MandaS
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Barking for attention?
Replies: 8
Views: 2372

Re: Barking for attention?

Do you think he is bored? Have you tried interactive toys or even making your own out of boxes with things hidden inside? I am new so not sure of his breed or age.

So glad you ignored the shock collar idea....never heard of a bark box.

Manda
by MandaS
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Irritation After Shaving
Replies: 3
Views: 3306

Re: Irritation After Shaving

Thanks Erica, I will have a look and see if I can find it and what's in it.

Manda
by MandaS
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Food schedules and aggressiveness
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: Food schedules and aggressiveness

Sadly there are still people out there who believe a dog (or any animal for that matter) should do exactly what they say just because they say so and beating, bullying and scaring the animal into submission is how it's done. No relationship should ever be built on fear, whether it's human to human, ...
by MandaS
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Hairy Ear Canals
Replies: 6
Views: 4231

Re: Hairy Ear Canals

Hi,

Have you tried Thornit powder? Just a tiny pinch in the ear and then using a small flea comb, comb the hair but hold your thumb tight against the comb to pull out loose hair. It works a treat and leaves ears smelling lovely.

Manda
by MandaS
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Irritation After Shaving
Replies: 3
Views: 3306

Re: Irritation After Shaving

Hi Erica,

Not heard of that before but it sounds good. I take it you just use a small pinch and lightly smooth on the skin? What's in it do you know?

Manda
by MandaS
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In desperate need of help
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

Re: In desperate need of help

Hi,

Oh that is sad, could your younger one behaving like this because she feels insecure and is using defence first rather than calmly dealing with how she is feeling?

I take it you have had a vet check done in case of pain causing her to behave like that?

Manda
by MandaS
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog parenting differences and dealing with those that dont train positively
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Re: Dog parenting differences and dealing with those that dont train positively

Hi Lucie, I'm new too. Definitely stick to your guns, I don't think I would trust someone to look after my dogs if their training and management methods were so different, they may not mean to but they may act on habit and upset your dog. Then you have to go through all the trouble and stress (for y...
by MandaS
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Bloodhound and the Beardie
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

The Bloodhound and the Beardie

Hi,

Did anyone watch this on Eden last night? Very interesting and having working bred Beardies myself, I could really relate to poor Herbie.

Both stories had a really happy ending.

If you watched it, what were your thoughts on it?

Manda
by MandaS
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Stressed on walks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Stressed on walks.

Hi, I'm new here too. I agree with the others and wanted to add my thoughts. Have you thought about trying a Makuti or other front connecting harness? They are great for dogs who pull and also those who feel uncomfortable about being restricted when out for a walk. Does she have a friend who is calm...
by MandaS
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New here......hi everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 2149

Re: New here......hi everyone

Thanks guys. Looking forward to having a look around.

Manda
by MandaS
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any ideas?? We are all stumped now.
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Re: Any ideas?? We are all stumped now.

Thanks Nettle, that's great. I thought about trying the granulated charcoal so may try that first and possibly the tree bark powder that we have used in the past for others.

Thanks again, will let you know how we get on.

Manda
by MandaS
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any ideas?? We are all stumped now.
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Any ideas?? We are all stumped now.

Hi, I wondered if anyone had come across this before or had any ideas. One of my spaniels (age 9) is obsessed with eating mud and after her meals she seems obsessed with picking up any bit of dirt, bit of leaf or twig etc off the floor. She has had all her front teeth removed on the top because they...
by MandaS
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New here......hi everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 2149

New here......hi everyone

Hi all, I am a trainer (motivational force free of course) in East Kent. I'm a member of the Pet Professional Guild and am also a groomer with my own part time business. I got Victoria's book "train your dog positively" for Xmas and am enjoying it very much, I didn't realise there was a forum and ha...