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by minkee
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 481498

Re: Vent!

:x On Facebook in the last few days I've seen pictures of a dog being strangled and blowtorched, a duck being torn apart by a group of people in some 'festival', and a GSD wth half his face blown off by a firework :( These have been posted by personal friends who care deeply about animal welfare, a...
by minkee
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 451673

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

I wish I had the balls to use that line next time someone gave me the frowny face about Breeze's :lol: Bear in mind they might be thinking 'Oh damn, now my dog's going to kick off.' I often ask people if their dog is unneutered and they can be quite defensive - it's hard convincing them that I'm no...
by minkee
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 451673

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

Nettle wrote:"if we had you neutered would you stop being afraid of my dog?"
:lol: :lol:

I wish I had the balls to use that line next time someone gave me the frowny face about Breeze's
by minkee
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 451673

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

I would normally be scowling like mad at someone hauling their dog up the road, whether they had a harness on or not...today that person was me... :shock: Both dogs normally walk on a loose lead past any stationary cats...and of course both look extremely interested at cats on the move, but never c...
by minkee
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Beyond Tolerance - Shape For Demand
Replies: 6
Views: 2986

Re: Beyond Tolerance - Shape For Demand

I think the take away is there should be enthusiasm for *each part* individually first, rather than trying to chain them all together straight away. So yes, classical conditioning, but the important part is breaking it down and really working on each stage separately first :)
by minkee
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 481498

Re: Vent!

It's not like me to feel like giving up, but I feel 'changing the world one person at a time' isn't working right now. :? Don't forget to add the people whose worlds you ARE changing! Breeze still has his knackers and that is all down to you! It's very tempting to buy into the idea that a quick sni...
by minkee
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Delta Grooming Process
Replies: 10
Views: 5059

Re: Delta Grooming Process

just going to leave these here for next time... http://www.mtv.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/vimn_image_embed/public/mtv_uk/articles/2015/06/01/square_dog_2.jpg?itok=sBwaCbeC http://www.mtv.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/vimn_image_embed/public/mtv_uk/articles/2015/06/01/square_dog_3.jpg?itok=C...
by minkee
Thu May 21, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: My dog bit my child HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 24345

Re: My dog bit my child HELP!

That sounds like a great solution :) Just remember to follow Emmabeth's suggestions when you take your daughter to go visit! :)
by minkee
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Mid-air treat catching
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

Re: Mid-air treat catching

This is lovely :D
by minkee
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 451673

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

Bendog, the video linked does feature a heavily pregnant lady, but she's not you and she's doing tae kwon do!
by minkee
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: chewing
Replies: 5
Views: 2061

Re: chewing

Also if she has chew toys but she's not interested in chewing them... well then they're not really chew toys! She says so :) Have you tried bully sticks? They were an absolute life saver for me when my puppy was in his chewy stage. I've never known a dog to not love them. You could also try Kongs. M...
by minkee
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Am I "making him worse"?
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Am I "making him worse"?

If he says 'Why can't we go this way?' - why can't you go the way he wants? :) I realise it's not always possible but sometimes I do let Breeze just guide me where he wants to go, rather than choosing for him. Do you that's a possibility? One thing to consider is if it might make it harder for him t...
by minkee
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Feeling guilty :(
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Re: Feeling guilty :(

Amy! Don't panic! You know that you do everything possible for Sasha - more than most would, plenty would have given up on her long before now. No vet can give you any grief about that, be confident that you can answer any of their questions honestly. And I'm sure every single person here has had th...
by minkee
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 451673

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

The more stressed out he is, the more Breeze scrats. He does it a LOT when we go on our more urban walks around the cemetery. I would say it's probably just a kind of 'stress reliever' action, based on absolutely no more evidence than that :) There are scent glans in the feet so scratting is very m...
by minkee
Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 451673

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

I've just come across this: http://www.ultimatepuppy.com/ which seems like it might be a nice resource, but I don't have the time or energy to decipher it at the moment. If anyone wants a look through it and to find a nice place for it to live on the forum, feel free!