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by Horace's Mum
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Update on Horus!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3161

Re: Update on Horus!!

Em I would die if I had to keep time to that!! It is a great piece of music I admit, and I did want upbeat and smiley music, but that is just a wee bit too much methinks :lol: :lol: :lol: One of my patients suggested skateboarder boy (or something like that, haven't looked it up yet!) if I wanted to...
by Horace's Mum
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Update on Horus!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3161

Update on Horus!!

Hello!! I've been away from here for far too long, been trying to get my practice open at home as well as bringing up the 2 babies and managing H!! Thought you might like to hear how my boy is doing these days. He's been with me now for 4 1/2 years. Seems like forever. We have had to stop agility tr...
by Horace's Mum
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Special Need Dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 3080

Re: Special Need Dogs

Having a so called special needs dog in almost every way (deaf AND social skills issues AND trust issues with people due to abuse) I would say as strongly as I can that sometimes it is harder than you can ever imagine and there WILL be days when you just won't want to do it anymore. You also need to...
by Horace's Mum
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I need something uplifting
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Re: I need something uplifting

I would suggest assuming that this is him, and accept it, for a good six months. don't think about it, don't battle with it, just accept. You might just find things change anyway, and if they don't you haven't lost anything. Big hugs xxxxxx
by Horace's Mum
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I need something uplifting
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Re: I need something uplifting

Hi Judy, I haven't been on for a while and just came on to find your post. My heart goes out to you. You know I have been in similar situations with my boy in the past, and I have to live with the fact that he still has it in him to attack if he misunderstands something. It is so hard when you do ev...
by Horace's Mum
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Training Tools
Topic: Modifying a muzzle
Replies: 10
Views: 5600

Re: Modifying a muzzle

Snap, I also removed a little crosspiece at the bottom of the nose part, and it never affected the function of the muzzle. Put your muzzle on and look to see where the mouth would open - that is where you need to cut. I would agree on using smaller/softer treats too - but also much higher value ones...
by Horace's Mum
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gossip and Oya
Replies: 92
Views: 28255

Re: Gossip and Oya

Well we had a really good day yesterday, so you've got an early update!! I picked up my friend's lorry yesterday for the show on Saturday, and decided to spend some time getting the ponies used to it before taking them on a longer trip to Penrith. Gossip bless him more or less walked straight up, st...
by Horace's Mum
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Considerations for dog agility?
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: Considerations for dog agility?

Don't rush into going faster/tighter/higher until she is really ready and knows exactly what she is doing. Keep her as fit as you can with lots of walks especially over rough ground, and keep her weight down to reduce any strain. When training keep exercises short with breaks in between, and vary it...
by Horace's Mum
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gossip and Oya
Replies: 92
Views: 28255

Re: Gossip and Oya

Thanks guys, I will come and give you a good update after the weekend then. Jacksdad, thanks for asking about Horus, he has been incredible with Robin, accepted him like he has always been here!! Literally loves him to bits, on the second evening he was here H just jumped up on the sofa and curled u...
by Horace's Mum
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gossip and Oya
Replies: 92
Views: 28255

Re: Gossip and Oya

Hi guys, sorry I've not been around much recently, ponies, dogs and a new man have been distracting me!! Just wanted to share with you all that today is Gossip's first birthday! I will come and update on them both if you want me to, but maybe after next weekend cos we have a show and first day out. ...
by Horace's Mum
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Running alongside a bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1880

Re: Running alongside a bike

Horus runs alongside my bike on an attachment - not offlead because it isn't suitable where we live. But he has never shown any interest in other bikes, and still doesn't. Surprising really, even when they whizz up behind him he never reacts - about the only thing he has never bothered about!!
by Horace's Mum
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Never Mind the Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 2836

Re: Never Mind the Olympics

Not raining in Scotland!! There's a change :lol:
by Horace's Mum
Mon May 28, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My little pity party.
Replies: 20
Views: 5201

Re: My little pity party.

Ouch!! I'm a bit behind the times, but agree with all the advice for ice - 10mins every half hour, don't leave it on longer or you may start to cause further damage. While you're there, rub an ice cube over each bite, or put cold on them for several minutes (sometimes works better if you can put dry...
by Horace's Mum
Mon May 14, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: rescued blind dog(st bernard)
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: rescued blind dog(st bernard)

Speaking as an owner of a deaf dog, with many friends with blind or deaf or blind AND deaf dogs, there is no reason to treat him any different to a normal dog once you know he is healthy in himself. You may like to teach him things like "step up" to let him know when there is a kerb or something, bu...
by Horace's Mum
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Squishy poos!
Replies: 25
Views: 4964

Re: Squishy poos!

Regarding guarding and RMBs, have you tried getting lots of big bones and giving him one every day for a while? I did notice that when I first gave H his big bones (we get what I call dinosaur bones from the butcher, they are massive cow legs, I know they are usually too hard but it is the only thin...