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by JudyN
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569050

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

Aw, thank you Nettle :oops: Predictably, he was grumpy with a few dogs this morning :lol: But in his defence, he was on lead on a path where he can be more likely to snark (used a lot when he was an angry adolescent so I think he has an association), the first dog was a bulldog - not a breed he like...
by JudyN
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569050

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

Perfection is overrated :-) Just as well, really :wink: Though OH was also singing his praises after a persistent bouncy lab tried again and again to get him to play on this morning's walk - he started off just ignoring him, building up through dirty looks, a curled lip and a bit of a growly warnin...
by JudyN
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569050

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

Jasper has been ridiculously well behaved over Xmas and New Year :shock: We all managed to open presents without him 'helping', he didn't whine for us to hurry up and finish so he could clean the plates at lunch, or pester for his walk... and he barely lifted an eyebrow when DS2's fiancee's parents ...
by JudyN
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent lurcher article
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: Excellent lurcher article

Quite possibly the fact that for the sake of my sanity I wouldn't have a collie cross but would take on a saluki cross or even full saluki at the drop of a hat suggests that I've already lost my sanity :lol: It'd be interesting to compare the personality and even political leanings of 'collie x' and...
by JudyN
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent lurcher article
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Excellent lurcher article

This article is by Jackie Drakeford, so it was bound to be excellent - but she really does describe the lurcher personality so well: https://www.shootinguk.co.uk/gundogs/gundog-breeds/cross-breeds-dogs-89677?fbclid=IwAR0Y4D6yFz3IC_hX9GKyMxzd_nzObMg2Y3_MYiuXbDS89xqUr3f7i96JsoU The only bit that made ...
by JudyN
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog whistle
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Dog whistle

I found this online: https://wagwalking.com/training/stop-barking-with-a-whistle So the idea is that the whistle is being used as a distractor. However, that article says 'Whistles emit sounds between 23 and 46 kHz, making the high-pitched sound unpleasant to your dog's ears, and making whistles a p...
by JudyN
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - encounters, and a scary thought
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Baby Miles - encounters, and a scary thought

Say goodbye to all ornaments that aren't nailed down - your house would be wrecked!! :lol: And dealing with two 40-plus-kg lovelorn dogs desperate to get to each other at any cost.... Yup, you must be mad. Can't wait to see the photos :lol: :lol: :lol: BTW, are you assuming that two intact well-soci...
by JudyN
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Doesn’t Play With Toys
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Doesn’t Play With Toys

My dog isn't that interested in toys either, though he does occasionally enjoy chewing rope limbs off them, or removing their squeaks. Keep giving yours opportunities - he may get into toys once he's had longer to settle in, or me may simply not be interested, which is fine too. Personally I'd be wa...
by JudyN
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Adopted an Overweight Dog
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Adopted an Overweight Dog

Glad to help :D Obviously you'll need to be careful with any indoor agility if he might have back issues - I'm sure your vet will advise. 'Spin' (rotate clockwise) and 'twirl' (anticlockwise) can be good for back health and are fun to teach but again, check with your vet first.
by JudyN
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - more action on the beach
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Baby Miles - more action on the beach

He's looking great :D
by JudyN
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Adopted an Overweight Dog
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Adopted an Overweight Dog

Have a search for 'indoor agility dogs' on the internet - that returns seeral sites with good ideas. I also like hide & seek - the way we do it is I'll show my dog an object (one of his toys, a slipper, etc.), say 'hide and seek', ask him to wait, then go & hide it in another room. Then I call 'find...
by JudyN
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 569050

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

Happy birthday Jasper, 10 years old today. And still moves like a piece of well-oiled steampunk :D

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by JudyN
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs

From there :wink: I'd say the person who has experienced the more difficult dog behaviours is more appreciative of the delightful ones Sadly, the person I've been arguing against most thinks that the most difficult dogs don't deserve to live... She - and possibly others - seem to think I'm saying t...
by JudyN
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Good' vs 'bad' dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 729

'Good' vs 'bad' dogs

I got into a discussion on a non-dog forum this morning about whether there were bad dogs, or only dogs with undesirable characteristics, the wrong owners, with unfulfilled needs, etc. I was using the argument that as dogs don't have a conscience or moral compass, they can't be 'bad'. Only, when I w...
by JudyN
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - flying puppy
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Baby Miles - flying puppy

He's a stunner :D