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by Ocelot0411
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New kid on the block
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: New kid on the block

Hi nettle Thanks so much for that. I did my research before bringing him in and have tried to do everything by the book so to speak but it's nice to hear that what I'm doing is right. I have tried it the other way around but MIT with the high value treats as you suggest so I will give that a whirl i...
by Ocelot0411
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New kid on the block
Replies: 2
Views: 262

New kid on the block

Hi all Its been ages since I have been on here so a quick bit of background / context. I rescued a six month old American Bulldog (Bella) about two and a half years ago and she's awesome. Three weeks ago I rescued a 3 month old American Bulldog male called Berkeley. Bella has always been extremely p...
by Ocelot0411
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fear aggression / panic
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Fear aggression / panic

Hi all A bit of help please if you would as I have had a bit of a disappointing incident last night and would like your thoughts. When I say disappointing by the way I am disappointed with myself not Bella as I feel that I pushed her too far too soon. Briefly, Bella has been with me since April and ...
by Ocelot0411
Wed May 03, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Bella puts the brakes on!
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Bella puts the brakes on!

Hi all Bella baby bulldog (aka Belle-dozer) 😂 has now been home for two weeks and she is doing incredibly well and has settled in brilliantly. The only issue we have at the minute is when we first leave the house for a walk she is very reluctant and will slam on the brakes and often just sit. I have...
by Ocelot0411
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescuing for newbies
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Rescuing for newbies

Me again Think I am going to be on here a lot over the next few weeks! So as the title suggests, I have never had a rescue before and as such would appreciate any tips or advice from all of you that have. Basically my plan for the first couple of weeks (which I have booked of work so I can be with h...
by Ocelot0411
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Diet post anal pro lapse
Replies: 8
Views: 2586

Re: Diet post anal pro lapse

Thanks for all of your responses folks, extremely helpful as ever :D
by Ocelot0411
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Diet post anal pro lapse
Replies: 8
Views: 2586

Re: Diet post anal pro lapse

Hola Ems and Nettle! Long time no speak!!  Thanks for this. In answer to your questions they have told me that this is her only issue and the only reason why she is on a special diet.  I have no idea what caused the prolapse in the first instance (nor do they) but I am sure if there was anything els...
by Ocelot0411
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Diet post anal pro lapse
Replies: 8
Views: 2586

Diet post anal pro lapse

Hi all For those that remember me, its been a while I know but times were a bit tough after losing Ellie. :cry: However, devastated though I still am, I have decided that life without a dog is just unbearable, so as of 11 April 2017 I will become 'mum' to a six month old rescued American Bulldog cal...
by Ocelot0411
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing your best friend
Replies: 7
Views: 2692

Re: Losing your best friend

Bless you for an honest response.

I'll miss her with every breath.

Xx
by Ocelot0411
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing your best friend
Replies: 7
Views: 2692

Re: Losing your best friend

Thanks Erica And that's lovely. If I were settled homewise I might do the same, but I am a little more transient and therefore the jewellry appeals as no matter where I go or end up, she's with me. Nonetheless the practicalities are precisely that and the sentiment the same. I have to say that it is...
by Ocelot0411
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing your best friend
Replies: 7
Views: 2692

Re: Losing your best friend

Thank you both for your kind and wise words. Nettle - you are spot on. I don't want 'another dog' I want her and I can't have her because she's gone. It would be unfair to get another dog so quickly as they wouldn't replace what I had with her and therefore through no fault of their own, they would ...
by Ocelot0411
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing your best friend
Replies: 7
Views: 2692

Losing your best friend

I hope this isn't inappropriate, as after all losing our dogs is a big part of the story of dog ownership, but I don't want to upset anyone. Anyway here goes. I lost my girl last Thursday after nine and a half wonderful years together. She truly was my best friend and I can't imagine life without he...
by Ocelot0411
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Sleepless nights..........
Replies: 5
Views: 3391

Re: Sleepless nights..........

Thanks Erica that's really helpful and I will ask our cardiologist next time I'm there if its OK to try this.

I must say a lot of websites put it down to advancing years.
by Ocelot0411
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Sleepless nights..........
Replies: 5
Views: 3391

Sleepless nights..........

Hi all Firstly it’s been an age since I have posted on her so very few of you will probably know me or remember me, so just as way of background info I am proud mum to a, nearly nine year old, Doberman girl who I have had since she was eight weeks old. She and I are the only occupants in our house a...
by Ocelot0411
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Protecting your dog
Replies: 12
Views: 2922

Re: Protecting your dog

Thanks for all the responses and advice folks, I am thinking that the citronella spray would be an idea. If I'm honest I would like something stronger (i.e. pepper spray) but I do not fancy a 5 year term for carrying it (for those outside of the UK its classed as an offensive weapon over here and is...