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by Ari_RR
Sat May 04, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - busy Saturday (alert - lots of pictures)
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Baby Miles - busy Saturday (alert - lots of pictures)

Rain expected on Sunday, so we wanted to have as much outdoors fun on Saturday as we could: Morning walk in the nature park. Not really a walk - running, trying to meet dogs (some ignored Baby Miles, much to his disappointment), getting way too deep into water (literally). http://aritheridgeback.yol...
by Ari_RR
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Introducing a demmel
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Introducing a demmel

Brilliant!
by Ari_RR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Can You Add?
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: What Can You Add?

If the dog wears a tag with owner’s cell phone number in case she gets lost and someone finds her - add one with A’s contact number. If the dog has a microchip - owner can add A to the list of people listed as contacts for the microchip. If there are neighbors close by - they should be made aware of...
by Ari_RR
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Introducing a demmel
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Introducing a demmel

With Baby Miles - no issues holding his paws, checking between the toes, etc... anything, really - no problems, no objections. Dremmel, however... We can manage 1 paw at a time, but this is far from "whoopee". I have a feeling that the key is moving forward very slowly, 1st touching nail with dremme...
by Ari_RR
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Introducing a demmel
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Introducing a demmel

“Whoopee, dremmel time” may take a while... We got Ari to the point of tolerating it reluctantly while consuming a lot of cheese. Miles at this point seems much worse. He wants the cheese and he also wants to hide his feet from the dremmel, and it appears he wants to hide his feet more. So unfortuna...
by Ari_RR
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ridgeback and the City
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Ridgeback and the City

Well, not exactly That City, but still a walk in one of local towns, stopping for drinks (most stores are dog-friendly and have water bowls), sniffing flowers, meeting humans, meeting shopping bags http://aritheridgeback.yolasite.com/resources/04132019/B-DSC_0524.jpg http://aritheridgeback.yolasite....
by Ari_RR
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 1470

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

Then fingers crossed steroid injections will get you back out and walking :-)
by Ari_RR
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 1470

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

There are these balls which you can fill with treats. The dog is supposed to roll it, and as he rolls is - treats fall out and dog can eat them. So how about this: Get 2 of these balls, a bag of treats, and a chair to sit on in the back yard. Fill one ball with treats, throw it for J to catch and ro...
by Ari_RR
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 1470

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

No one else around who could manage a J-walk, I assume?
by Ari_RR
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 444065

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

Very sorry to hear.
We have a brilliant collection of stories here about both of them, and their adventures.
by Ari_RR
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - weekends are for taking pictures :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Baby Miles - weekends are for taking pictures :-)

More pictures :oops: Exploring the world and finding all kinds of stuff! http://aritheridgeback.yolasite.com/resources/03312019/B-DSC_0073.jpg http://aritheridgeback.yolasite.com/resources/03312019/B-DSC_0123.jpg http://aritheridgeback.yolasite.com/resources/03312019/B-DSC_0185.jpg http://aritheridg...
by Ari_RR
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - a long stroll in the park (and lots of pictures again)
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Baby Miles - a long stroll in the park (and lots of pictures again)

This park in nearby town closes for dogs on Apr 1. Tomorrow March 31 - rain expected. Which means today was the last day of the season for dog people. Everyone and their grandmother and a dog were out there, and we took a long stroll too. Walking on leash (nicely!) where people were, discovering she...
by Ari_RR
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 444065

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

We are doing great with lose lead walking with Baby Miles. Well... rephrase - Miles and I (and chicken treats) are doing great with loose lead walking. But Good Lord, it takes A LOT of patience! Meanwhile, my dearest wife and mother have already started getting him used to gentle leader contraption ...
by Ari_RR
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 444065

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

Ari would do that too. We didn’t even have to say anything, when he saw us setting up the dinner table - he would start looking out the window and pace around in anticipation of arrivals... way before they actually arrived. Some folks would ask - is your dog a little nuts? I would always answer - no...
by Ari_RR
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - a busy day (lots of pictures)
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Baby Miles - a busy day (lots of pictures)

Morning - first real walk in the park, meeting all kinds of dogs and humans. Baby Miles did well, especially with humans. Humans must have a soft spot for a 20 kg (45 lbs) cute but bouncy baby Ridgeback. Dogs not so much, but were very tolerant and even curious. Even small fluffy ones. Afternoon - a...