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by Owdb1tch
Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Jealous Corgi...Sometimes
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Dogs don't do sharing and they don't do fair. They do MINE. So play in a way that does not involve one dog having something the other wants, and separate the dogs or supervise them if they are eating/chewing/playing with toys. If anything is escalating towards confrontation, distract and substitute ...
by Owdb1tch
Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 17
Views: 4182

I think you should take her back. Sure, her issues can be worked through and made easier if not perfect, but it needs to be done in a safe environment. She is not is what SHE perceives as a safe environment, and with 3 children, you don't have time. If you want a family dog, choose one properly bred...
by Owdb1tch
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Identifying behavior before a fight occurs
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Very good advice. I add - careful with your breeds and genders. ONE terrier in a group at a time because more than one terrier= a scrap. Mix breeds/ages as much as you can. Dogs tend to push it with dogs that are most like them. Exceptions are sighthounds which are generally pretty fond of their own...
by Owdb1tch
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Death row for real
Replies: 51
Views: 11908

:Passes round packet of jammy dodgers and cups of tea: We are all on the same side, but each of us has a different 'side' of the problem. Through my behaviour work, I pick up the pieces from people who have bought a dog on a whim or taken one from rescue on a whim, and then can't/won't cope. Nowaday...
by Owdb1tch
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog bathrooms in house
Replies: 18
Views: 3820

Mattie wrote:
There is not reason for any dog to get fat no matter how many times a day they are fed.


Very true :D
by Owdb1tch
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Raw food supplies
Replies: 24
Views: 10608

They can have skins.

Garlic - the jury's out on garlic. A very little seems okay, but not every day (unless being used medically) and definitely not lots.


Onions, grapes, raisins and chocolate are all very toxic to dogs.
by Owdb1tch
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Toilet Train an "Out Building" Dog
Replies: 13
Views: 2381

While you are trying different foods, by 'petmince' I meant the blocks of frozen meat you can get in the freezer section of your petfood shop. ATM I'd take him out every couple of hours. Dogs IME aren't smart enough to think about holding on or not. If it's uncomfortable, they 'go'. So do we! Intere...
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog bathrooms in house
Replies: 18
Views: 3820

[quote="Mattie"

I have told the vets before about this pee problem but they couldn't find anything wrong.[/quote]


But did they give him the proctologist's handshake? It does sound sooo like prostate.
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heal work to music
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

I don't see any harm in it but it isn't the sort of thing I'd want to do. I'm sure the collies love it.
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Doggie Acne?
Replies: 3
Views: 2237

I think you should be thinking nettles, or maybe cut grass. but most likely nettles.

Vet if it makes you feel better, but I just put some aloe vera gel on, or else a spot of lavender oil, and feed more veggies to clean out inside.
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Toilet Train an "Out Building" Dog
Replies: 13
Views: 2381

I don't have a problem with outdoor dogs and yours sounds as if he has a good regime in terms of attention - more, as you say, than many house dogs. Is the 1200 feed his only one? Some dogs are much dirtier than others, some pee and poo in their own quarters because it makes the place smell more lik...
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help.... I need help on dog walking!
Replies: 4
Views: 1348

Agree with every word of that. Walking and training them separately is the way to success.
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog bathrooms in house
Replies: 18
Views: 3820

Mattie, have you had your greyhound's prostate checked?
by Owdb1tch
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog bathrooms in house
Replies: 18
Views: 3820

Most of mine are lurchers :oops: :runsaway:
by Owdb1tch
Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog bathrooms in house
Replies: 18
Views: 3820

If you walk the dog, the exercise stimulates the bowels and he will be much keener to empty outside. If you are waiting 30 minutes you might as well take him out and walk him for 30 minutes. Don't take him home the minute her performs as he will then hang on as long as possible to get a longer walk....