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by Owdb1tch
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: baying
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

It is THE most wonderful thing to hear, all the voices intermingling in a kaleidescope of changing harmonies.
by Owdb1tch
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finally someone is on our dogs side!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2148

The danger with an 'official' dog-management course is - Which authorities would give it?

Yes. That's what I thought, too. The wrong ethos could make things far worse for dogs, not better. Sadly.
by Owdb1tch
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: baying
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

It's what hounds do :D I think it sounds wonderful.
by Owdb1tch
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need tips
Replies: 17
Views: 5472

I'd just like to say that this is the most marvellous post and may we have it pinned please?

PB you have a very lucky dog.
by Owdb1tch
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

How about widening the remit by training Freddie not to chase sheep or anything else he thinks he should chase? It isn't difficult. I always worry when stock-worriers are placed 'in the town' because so often people holiday in the country, doggie goes off lead and there is an avoidable accident. Whe...
by Owdb1tch
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Rawhide
Replies: 6
Views: 2548

I wean my pups straight onto 'real' food :D (like their Mums would do) and I've always had healthy, lively pups that grow at the right speed and to the right size. "Puppy food" generally is recommended by people who want to sell it :wink:
by Owdb1tch
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Jealous dog attacks my dog and urinates everywhere
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Neutering alters status (as you have realised) and has a very complicated effect on each dog and the interactions between. You can get a good dog behaviourist out who can help you read the subtler signals (they can be VERY subtle) or you can manage basically by avoiding contentious situations and ke...
by Owdb1tch
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog keeps me up all night when boyfriend stays over, HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 4229

Speaking to her rewards the behaviour. She will not 'give up' all the while there is this reward. You need to reward quiet behaviour. Boy is this going to be tricky when B/F is over! :D But can be done. First off, make her be-quiet environment very rewarding - though she is not food or toy oriented ...
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Rawhide
Replies: 6
Views: 2548

It's risky stuff. Not only can it block insides if swallowed, it has been treated with a whole host of chemicals to stop it rotting. Healthy chewing includes raw chicken wings (never cooked) lumps of raw tripe if you can get that, or some raw breast of lamb with the bones still in. Or a cabbage, cau...
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog keeps me up all night when boyfriend stays over, HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 4229

How much exercise does she get, and when?
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Big dog/tiny dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 744

AAAh that's hounds - great soppy lolloping clumsy things. :D I'm afraid you can't unhound a hound, so you will have to take charge of the playing and stop it before anyone small gets into a difficult position, either in a hound mouth or feeling she has to say BACK OFF. Supervised play only from now ...
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Jealous dog attacks my dog and urinates everywhere
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

AAAHHHHHHHHHHH you didn't mention the lady dog!!!!!!! This isn't going to work imo. Once you involve the lady, you have bitter rivals, and it will only get worse. They are very unlikely to settle with each other. They are very likely to damage each other. You can manage this by keeping everybody awa...
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Jealous dog attacks my dog and urinates everywhere
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Okay, so imagine you are married and if you are, no need to imagine :D . Your husband comes home with another woman. As you are so nice, he reckons two of you would be nicer, and of course you are bound to be friends because you are both women, and no, you have no need to feel insecure or in any way...
by Owdb1tch
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merlin needs an operation on his spine.
Replies: 31
Views: 6646

All the best to both of you
by Owdb1tch
Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: HELP... Mouthing on me and my kids... 12 wk old puppy!
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Make sure no-one plays rough with the pup or does anything to get her excited. No shrieking and running about, no flapping and shouting, no tug games. Nice and calm is the way with puppies, especially those of boisterous breeds.