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by Ari_RR
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: JOB!
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: JOB!

Great news! Congrats :D
by Ari_RR
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 451424

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

Probably an old joke, but the visual is so deliciously good... Why do dog people love their dogs so much? Imagine that by some accident you locked your wife and your dog in the boot of your car... and 10 min later remembered that they are locked in there, ran to the car, and opened the boot to let t...
by Ari_RR
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 451424

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

I'm used to getting comments like 'You could put a saddle in it and ride it' when out walking J (who is not an it :evil: ) but I had a bizarre one this morning from a passing cyclist: 'With those legs you must have problems getting trousers to fit.' Was the implication that J, who doesn't wear trou...
by Ari_RR
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 451424

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

I can't decide if Jasper's quite himself at the moment. The last two mornings he's only wanted to go round the corner, have a sniff, and turn for home again. He seemed OK yesterday afternoon, and was reasonably lively though. No signs of limping or discomfort, and his appetite is fine. I could unde...
by Ari_RR
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Front Door & Other Issues
Replies: 20
Views: 3357

Re: Front Door & Other Issues

That is very true! Ari is much more about show and posturing and having his fun at someone else's expense... plus he really likes when people come over, this is just the way he shows it. Same barking and snarling like a T-Rex when grandma comes over, for example. If Bear would really take a chunk ou...
by Ari_RR
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Front Door & Other Issues
Replies: 20
Views: 3357

Re: Front Door & Other Issues

I wonder what would happen if you let Bear meet your postman outside, rather than when the dude is at the door?
by Ari_RR
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Front Door & Other Issues
Replies: 20
Views: 3357

Re: Front Door & Other Issues

:-) My 2 cents - barking at the strangers entering or at the door is not really all that horrible. Our (rather large and mean looking) boy too greets delivery folks and others by putting "I am a big and scary dog" show on. The way we handle is to minimize the drama, and get those folks inside quickl...
by Ari_RR
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: a problem i never thought I'd have
Replies: 4
Views: 2216

Re: a problem i never thought I'd have

Nice.
And "every dog lover" is not the same as "everyone".. I am not sure that interacting with the dog lovers in the room, even if jumping in their laps, would worry me too much at this stage.
by Ari_RR
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Hates men
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: Hates men

Shalista wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:33 pm
... his dog sitter (who's a guy) says he will never dog sit for any dog ever again...
:D sounds like a girl who can make a point! Love her already!

What Nettle said.
by Ari_RR
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: vomiting
Replies: 30
Views: 6012

Re: vomiting

Yeah.. vegetables he loves and gets.
The grass though - it doesn't seem that it even gets digested, and the vomiting seems painful for him, so my intent is to spare him the discomfort.
Is this misguided?
Could it be that his intent is to vomit? in which case I don't want to interfere..
by Ari_RR
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: vomiting
Replies: 30
Views: 6012

Re: vomiting

I would try to limit how much grass he eats on walks.
Grass doesn't agree with Ari's stomach and leads to vomiting with chunks of grass too.
We are working on "No Grass!" command, with limited success, so it's mostly prevention for us.
by Ari_RR
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3309
Views: 451424

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

About 7:15 am here. We are back already from 1 hr walk, His Highness already had breakfast, and unsuccessfully tried to wake up dear wife upstairs, now back downstairs full of energy asking me to chase him around the house.. if i don't - he will run around by himself and bark, which will wake up wif...
by Ari_RR
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Counter conditioning
Replies: 11
Views: 3248

Re: Counter conditioning

Great, JD, thanks.
by Ari_RR
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Early feeding time
Replies: 12
Views: 2643

Re: Early feeding time

Ari is much more relaxed about meal times than the cat. The cat... she demands, loudly. We ended up defining the objective of finding her meal times this way - "she must not wake up humans in the middle of the night". So now - 1 st meal of the day is at 10 PM of the previous day.... then she is quie...