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by Scuttlebutt
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Introducing a rescue cat
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Introducing a rescue cat

I'd say keep doing what you are doing with the introductions - as the cat is already known to like dogs I would expect her to have an idea of when to get out of the way, and as long as you're there to intervene and allow her to move away without being followed by the dog they should start to develop...
by Scuttlebutt
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: HI from Essex, UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: HI from Essex, UK

Hello :)

I'm in Suffolk, UK so not a million miles away from you, also have rescue dogs (or as they're known in our family "Woodgreen Specials"!) and I'm often London-way for work - if you ever want an understanding ear over a coffee give me a yell and I'm sure we can work something out.
by Scuttlebutt
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agility dogs unite!
Replies: 23
Views: 7712

Re: Agility dogs unite!

Just got back from my first agility session with Meg - she did really well for a first time, the only downside was that she kept wanting to go back to her 'mum' when she'd been clever rather than stay with me (I've obviously got to get tastier treats :D ) Tip for training on the weave poles is to wa...
by Scuttlebutt
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cut it out?
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Cut it out?

Not had this problem with a dog, but had it every springtime with an old horse that had Cushing's Disease - his coat didn't shed properly but also his skin became overly sensitive so he hated to be groomed, meaning he would often end up with mats of dead hair tangled into his coat but, like your fel...
by Scuttlebutt
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from New Zealand :)
Replies: 8
Views: 1498

Re: Hi from New Zealand :)

Hello from the UK. I've never trained dogs for stock work, but I've known quite a few working sheepdogs and gundogs that do their job then spend the night curled up in front of the kitchen range (or even snuggled on their owner's bed) so I agree with you that if the training's there it doesn't matte...
by Scuttlebutt
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: best kind of dog food
Replies: 42
Views: 9950

Re: best kind of dog food

Don't think this is available outside of the UK, but we've just started using Green Dog food: a dried food made from human-grade ingredients. My mum's German shepherd is not at all 'foodie' and can be very difficult to get to eat anything (including fresh meat!), so much so that she has been known t...
by Scuttlebutt
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Silent whistles vs "school yard" types
Replies: 2
Views: 1633

Re: Silent whistles vs "school yard" types

I've used both types and did have very good results with the silent whistle; it even worked for a while when one of my dogs was starting to go deaf. Though I did have a dog that was very inconsistent at long-range recalls and I couldn't figure out if it was him being cheeky or there was a problem wi...
by Scuttlebutt
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Walkeez Harness
Replies: 6
Views: 4286

Re: Walkeez Harness

Ah thank you so much. I hadn't even thought of googling it as a fleece harness! Funny how easy things are when you know what you're looking for :roll:
by Scuttlebutt
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Walkeez Harness
Replies: 6
Views: 4286

Walkeez Harness

Does anyone know where I can get hold of a Walkeez harness in the UK? I know I can order online from Canada, but the shipping and probable customs charges make the cost a little prohibitive for me; hoping I can source one for less in the UK but I've been having trouble finding a supplier.
by Scuttlebutt
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agility dogs unite!
Replies: 23
Views: 7712

Re: Agility dogs unite!

A number of years back I did agility with my Mum's dog (he's too arthritic for it now poor boy) and I know we got him to do the weave poles, I just can't for the life of me remember how we did it! I'm hoping to start agility classes with the 5-year-old collie cross that I walk in the next few weeks,...
by Scuttlebutt
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it necessary to have a dry run with a new dog sitter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: Is it necessary to have a dry run with a new dog sitter?

I never boarded my dogs as family work/school schedules meant there was always someone to stay home but I would definitely want to do a trial run if I was ever in your position. And if it's anything like boarding horses (something I have done) I'd say a good sitter will ask as many questions of you ...
by Scuttlebutt
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Anal Glands
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: Anal Glands

Hi It might be worth getting Cadence checked out by your vet even though there was nothing on the paper and she doesn't appear to be in any discomfort; my Mum's German shepherd was just licking a lot (didn't even have the fishy smell) but we mentioned it to the vet when Peggy-Soo went in for a check...
by Scuttlebutt
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from the UK :D
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Hi from the UK :D

Hello, I'm also from the UK and new here. I currently don't have my own dog, but I live with a German Shepherd and a Doberman x Whippet who are both golden oldies (but try telling them that :D ) and I regularly walk a Border Collie cross and a large mixed breed/Lurcher as a volunteer for the Cinnamo...