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by JudyN
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Teeth

Thanks Nettle :D I need it to get hot and sunny again so he can lie in the sun panting! I'm going to get some dog toothpaste and have a go at brushing them anyway. I did it in the past and once I found a toothpaste he didn't spit out he didn't object... though he didn't make it easy as he just wante...
by JudyN
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Teeth

I think I panicked yesterday with the thought of Jasper with toothache and the joys of going through treatment... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48486828107_2399fccf53_c.jpg Maybe it's just down to it being overcast today, but it looks a lot less red than it seemed to yesterday. Just possibly, ...
by JudyN
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Teeth

When he was basking in the sun today, and panting a little, I noticed that Jasper's gums towards the back of his mouth looked red, with a redder line running along the gum margin (one side only). One of his back molars looked discoloured - but I had thought that was just build-up of tartar. I notice...
by JudyN
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3326
Views: 481526

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

It should be fine...... We're so used to avoiding potential problems, and because he can flip from 'I love you and can I have your wedding cake?' to... well, yeah.... :shock: so quickly, we err on the side of safety, especially when children are involved. Actually, I think all the children will be G...
by JudyN
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3326
Views: 481526

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

DS2 & GF have fallen in love with a wedding venue about 40 mins drive from home, with the event running from Friday morning to Sunday lunchtime, where there are lots of self-catering/B&B rooms for guests to stay, surrounding the courtyard where they'll no doubt be carousing into the small hours. Ple...
by JudyN
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3326
Views: 481526

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

The instruction manual for mine is an online pdf over 250 pages long :shock: I struggle with focusing. I'm getting better and have managed a few cracking photos of bees on flowers, but I was trying to focus on a shield bug sitting on some catmint that was swaying in the breeze yesterday and it insis...
by JudyN
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3326
Views: 481526

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

Very nice pictures.... must be a good camera? Yep - DS2 is into photography and he recommended it for me. It's a compact digital and has more controls than the Space Shuttle console, but he reckoned it would give the best results even if I just point & click. But now I feel it's wasted on me, like ...
by JudyN
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3326
Views: 481526

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

I'd love it if I could persuade Jasper to use a paddling pool in the summer to help him cool off... I've taught him to stand with his front legs in a shallow trug (I'd need a much bigger trug or a proper paddling pool for him to get all four legs in at the same time, but thought this would do for st...
by JudyN
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3326
Views: 481526

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

Interesting... OH is back at work today and Jasper is a lot less whingy, even though when OH was here a fair share of his whingeing was directed at me. As I work from home he's probably more used to the fact that I'm 'unavailable' for much of the time - and as much as he likes OH being around, he ma...
by JudyN
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3326
Views: 481526

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

I hope your knees get better too, Nettle. It's such a pain when your life revolves around walking with the dog, isn't it? I've just cancelled our October holiday in the Purbecks (just half an hour from home because of the geriatric cat), despite only getting about 50% of the cost refunded - OH would...
by JudyN
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3326
Views: 481526

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

Whinge, whine, whinge, whine.... OH has been on holiday the last two weeks. Jasper starts the day whining for his walk as soon as OH has finished his coffee, because that's what he expects. Once they're home and the day has warmed up we get wall-to-wall whining because he wants to be in the garden b...
by JudyN
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors
Replies: 25
Views: 10705

Re: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors

She's obviously made up her mind, hasn't she? :lol: Good luck, and do let us know if you have success.
by JudyN
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors
Replies: 25
Views: 10705

Re: How to train a dog to potty indoors AND outdoors

Something else you could try (I'm not an expert, just throwing ideas at you in case something works) is teach her to toilet on command while outside the house - use a cue word when she toilets, praise and treat, and eventually she should link the word to the action. Then, after plenty of chicken bro...