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by Horace's Mum
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello strangers!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4642

Re: Hello strangers!!

My goodness they are fluffier I think!! Will try and remember how to get into photobucket and update their thread for you. They are truly beautiful people now though, I am amazed every day that they are mine.
by Horace's Mum
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello strangers!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4642

Hello strangers!!

I was talking to Em on fb just now about where Horus and I first started, and felt the urge to come and check in on you guys for the first time in quite a while! Sincere apologies for abandoning you all, life just kind of took off and left little time for forums. It's lovely to see so many old "face...
by Horace's Mum
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clicker Training for Horses
Replies: 10
Views: 3082

Re: Clicker Training for Horses

Thanks Jacksdad! Sounds like good progress, the only thing I would suggest is maybe find a bodyworker of some kind (osteo, chiro, physio, something like that) to check the head, poll and neck area in particular. It is possible that if she hasn't been ear twitched that she has been taught to tie by b...
by Horace's Mum
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clicker Training for Horses
Replies: 10
Views: 3082

Re: Clicker Training for Horses

Just logged on (after a lengthy break!) and saw your post. I have 2 young fell ponies who are clicker trained, have been since 5 months. They are quite different to work with than my high drive, mature (and deaf!) dog is, and each of them uses the clicker in a slightly different way, but it is great...
by Horace's Mum
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Helping disabled owners train their dog?
Replies: 16
Views: 5586

Re: Helping disabled owners train their dog?

Can you attach a tuggy toy to his wheelchair, and try to teach her to target that when she is excited? At least it would be a toy that is easy for him to reach and get hold of quicker than finding one from the floor. Also maybe suggest some food toys for her daily meals to go in, or one of them at l...
by Horace's Mum
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need Games/Activites for Blind Dog!
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Re: Need Games/Activites for Blind Dog!

Have a go at clicker training!
by Horace's Mum
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Allergy to apples = allergy to apple cider vinegar?
Replies: 6
Views: 8921

Re: Allergy to apples = allergy to apple cider vinegar?

Do you use ACV externally or internally? I cannot eat many fruits including apples and grapes, this also means I am sensitive to wine, cider, certain vinegars, so if you are using it internally then you might well find the sensitivity is still there (though may not be obvious). If you are using it e...
by Horace's Mum
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you all seen who is in the paper?
Replies: 21
Views: 7631

Re: Have you all seen who is in the paper?

Here you go, we were on the news tonight and I thought you might like to see it!! http://www.itv.com/news/border/2012-10-25/deaf-dog-taught-sign-language/?fb_action_ids=10151262592450851&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582&fb_source=aggregation Apologies for the mess in t...
by Horace's Mum
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Deaf AND Blind Dog Training
Replies: 3
Views: 3808

Re: Deaf AND Blind Dog Training

Hi there!! Just a brief post cos I have little time, but didn't want to not reply at all. I have a deaf and partially sighted dog, who had no social skills at all with dogs (or anything else come to that) when he came to me. It is entirely possible for them to learn to read other dogs with a little ...
by Horace's Mum
Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you all seen who is in the paper?
Replies: 21
Views: 7631

Re: Have you all seen who is in the paper?

Hey, we made it over the pond!!
http://news.yahoo.com/video/deaf-dog-le ... 21214.html
Story seems to be getting more dramatic as the week goes on lol, but all good publicity for deafies :-)
by Horace's Mum
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you all seen who is in the paper?
Replies: 21
Views: 7631

Re: Have you all seen who is in the paper?

Ah, well when I first joined I had only had him a couple of weeks, and he was indeed Horace then, because the rescue renamed him due to no-one pronouncing his name right. I changed it back after 4 weeks but haven't been able to change it on here!! There is good reason, Horus has much more meaning fo...
by Horace's Mum
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you all seen who is in the paper?
Replies: 21
Views: 7631

Re: Have you all seen who is in the paper?

Thanks Em for sharing this, I'm on holiday at the moment with limited internet so haven't shared it a lot!! His name is in fact Horus, his age is wrong and I have had for 5 years not 3, but other than that it actually isn't too inaccurate. I am really chuffed with the video, the photographer was sup...
by Horace's Mum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Ransu has gone deaf. Experiences?
Replies: 5
Views: 2248

Re: Ransu has gone deaf. Experiences?

I'll send you the article on recall, I think with a few weeks of work you could get back your recall at least in the country, even if it is no longer safe in more built up areas. If you use a good harness with the clip up on his back then a longline is far less likely to get caught in his feet. I wo...
by Horace's Mum
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Ransu has gone deaf. Experiences?
Replies: 5
Views: 2248

Re: Ransu has gone deaf. Experiences?

Hi! Firstly well done for spotting the best things about deafies before panicking about the harder bits!! I have a deaf-from-birth 7 year old, and there isn't anything he can't do that a hearing dog can except hear. You are spot on when you say you have to be positive, that is the best attitude to h...
by Horace's Mum
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Help a dog deal with stress?
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

Re: Help a dog deal with stress?

It depends a lot on the dog, but Horus can't survive without his oat tincture (avena sativa) and stressless, which is a magnesium supplement. He also needs regular stuff to really chew on, which is great now I have him on raw - he gets a massive bone twice a week which last for 2-3 days each time an...