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by troop
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Suggest an exercise plan
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Suggest an exercise plan

Thanks wufwuf i reposted above. I have experience of unwanted difficult dogs but not springers. Generally im at home a lot but my health is not fab so i would be dealing with the mental stimulation more than the physical side.
by troop
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Exercise/training plan for Springer
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Exercise/training plan for Springer

Im reposting here as suggested hopefully to get more replies thanks x Ok basically my OH is thinking of getting a springer but the one we are thinking on is a 7month ***** with zero obedience training and has been in a kennel for a long time. She has apparently got a very short attention span and th...
by troop
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Suggest an exercise plan
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Suggest an exercise plan

Ok i have more time now basically my OH is thinking of getting a springer but the one we are thinking on is a 7month ***** with zero obedience training and has been in a kennel for a long time. She has apparently got a very short attention span and the people that took her on train rescue/search dog...
by troop
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Suggest an exercise plan
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Suggest an exercise plan

What would be a general decent amount of work/exercise for a springer spaniel?
by troop
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New Shelter Dog. I may be in over my head.
Replies: 11
Views: 2459

Re: New Shelter Dog. I may be in over my head.

It sounds like you are already well set up and its just a case of shaping boundaries until pup settles. Typical about him killing the chew toy :shock: . :roll: . I find with any of our new additions (i rescue/foster) it can generally just take time for them to settle in and learn the rules. Can you ...
by troop
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Broken leg........ URGENT
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Broken leg........ URGENT

Thank you nettle very much appreciated and yes am in uk so will search the mix out thank you xxx She wouldnt miss her exercise anyway she has always been a lazybones :roll: . I take it to be best to keep her on the floor or would a slightly raised bed be any good for helping her get up and down? Im ...
by troop
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New Shelter Dog. I may be in over my head.
Replies: 11
Views: 2459

Re: New Shelter Dog. I may be in over my head.

Hi You havent had him long so chill dont panic yet. First call i reckon would be vets to check he doesnt have something wrong with him with regards to the peeing. Have you got the chewy kong things or treat balls you could try giving him those to distract him when you need peace. You say he chews wh...
by troop
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Broken leg........ URGENT
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Broken leg........ URGENT

Hi i havent been here for awhile now so i hope you forgive me for just expecting advice.My old greyhound (15) girly broke her front leg,ulna ands radius a spiral fracture with 10 fragments :shock: . Now i told the vet due to her age i didnt wish for an amputation and if the break was complicated we ...
by troop
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Rhodesian ridgeback
Replies: 9
Views: 8016

Re: Rhodesian ridgeback

Thank you for this reply its very informative :D .We dont yet have one but its still a breed we would like in the future. A lady down the road has a huge boy called Scoob and he is stunning and very sweet natured.
by troop
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog socialisation skills (Harry)
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Dog socialisation skills (Harry)

Ok so i have owned Harry for a year now (utonagon) he is around 4 years old and although we have settled in well together as a pack he still has issues with my male collie Jakob. They still cannot live together and although this is not a major problem i would like to exercise them together safely of...
by troop
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My dad can walk!
Replies: 13
Views: 2508

Re: My dad can walk!

I am new back here so have missed all the goings on but wanted to wish you and your dad well, thats fab he is up and about and you should definately have a pirate swashbuckling adventure in the hospital ....he can make you walk the plank lol xxxx
by troop
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Lupus diet
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: Lupus diet

Thank you for your reply, thinking on it last night Harry seems to have issues with beef but not chicken. He gets very runny tum when fed bones to except chicken carcass. Somebody suggested feeding him venison??? Would that be worth a try? Should he be on a high or low protein diet or is it just tri...
by troop
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Rhodesian ridgeback
Replies: 9
Views: 8016

Re: Rhodesian ridgeback

Hi right lifestyle... little bit nuts :D My OH is a mechanic owns his own business so dog would be with him for the most part. I run a pub so am at home a lot of the time i also rescue animals so have a lot of critters coming and going. I have anything from rabbits to horses chickens and cats and do...
by troop
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Ex-fighting foster dog
Replies: 12
Views: 3058

Re: Ex-fighting foster dog

Im inclined to agree with the above answers im afraid (sorry). If it was just a case of unsocialised i would say it would probably be possible to train him out of it but as this dog is an ex fight dog (i would imagine thats why it goes in for kill rather than growl a warning to) i wouldnt risk your ...
by troop
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Lupus diet
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Lupus diet

Hi You may or may not remember i rescued a Ute, Harry last year and he was diagnosed with lupus in the first few weeks of me having him (prob part of the reason he was discarded) anyway although he is doing well and has fingers crossed only had two flare ups, treated with steroids etc, i had been th...