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by katej215
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 499415

Re: Vent!

Why I am a Grumpy Old Bat again ...ha, seems to be a permanent state for me when it comes to other dog owners! :evil: So this is a bit of a post vent....I can honestly say I haven't been so angry for a looong time... So, my lovely rescue lad, who is doing so well came to us with what I'd consider a...
by katej215
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog life in the UK...
Replies: 8
Views: 2903

Re: Dog life in the UK...

Congratulations on your new job Elisa!! From my experience ...how dog friendly a place is really depends on where you are in the country.. Where I live there are lots of dog friendly cafes and restaurants whereas when we head up North (besides places like the Lake District) it seems much less dog fr...
by katej215
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Karen Overall on Dominance & Bully Breeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1860

Karen Overall on Dominance & Bully Breeds

I've just discovered Dr Karen Overall , not someone I had heard of until recently ....plus interesting you tube clip I thought I'd share ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKNNbQjTjco
by katej215
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Secondary dermatitus advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Secondary dermatitus advice

Interesting stuff..thanks Fundog :D Just to update I have spoken to the vet who has suggested we go back in..and although acknowledges the gel might be the problem ..reading between the lines I think she thinks excessive licking is more likely the problem. (Although that wasn't a problem until I use...
by katej215
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Secondary dermatitus advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Secondary dermatitus advice

Bless Hattie, she just lay quietly whilst I did the lavender treatment...normally she runs off if she suspects anything suspicious! It must have felt soothing for her... Just googled corticosteroids ....apparently they can suppress your immune system? If you're having an allergy flare up isn't your ...
by katej215
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Secondary dermatitus advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Secondary dermatitus advice

Thank you so much Nettle! What would we do without you :D

I have lavender and AV ...so will try some lavender now as you suggested.

No, she didn't check her glands...but to be honest Hattie was very uncomfortable being checked out yesterday...so perhaps when we go back I will suggest this.
by katej215
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Secondary dermatitus advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Secondary dermatitus advice

Hey guys Keeping my fingers crossed Nettle reads this..but if anyone has any thoughts that'd be great :) So Hattie was at the vets yesterday with a sore looking bottom. She does suffer with allergy based dermatitus which is largely kept at bay thru diet but this normally just results in a little dis...
by katej215
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: welfare in dog training link
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

welfare in dog training link

http://www.dogwelfarecampaign.org/index.php

Hey guys, just discovered the above ....nothing the majority of regulars don't already know, but I thought a handy link to pass on to anyone who is new to dog training :D Hope it works.... :oops:
by katej215
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 483881

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

I would normally be scowling like mad at someone hauling their dog up the road, whether they had a harness on or not...today that person was me... :shock: Both dogs normally walk on a loose lead past any stationary cats...and of course both look extremely interested at cats on the move, but never ch...
by katej215
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Delicate tummy
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

Re: Delicate tummy

Yep, that would play absolute havoc with Jasper's digestion Oops..looks like i need a rethink ...he's been getting way more liver than 17g :oops: If he was very wormy when he came into rescue/to you, there may be gut damage. This does right itself eventually but is a bit 'two forward, one back' to ...
by katej215
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Delicate tummy
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

Re: Delicate tummy

Hmmm thanks ladies, great food for thought. Yup , I batch up the food in the freezer..so prior to yesterday he had a meal of oxtails and heart..and the night before just a heart....so maybe I need to mix the rich food with the bony food...He has been getting the same thing for a few nights, ie rich ...
by katej215
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Should I be worried about 'fair'?
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Should I be worried about 'fair'?

I'd actually be managing the situation so Ki always feels safe when being petted /getting treats. Maybe distract Bax with something else when Ki is getting cuddle time, so Ki gets a break from the emotions of feeling intimidated when Bax is around. It might not be Bax is doing anything wrong, if he ...
by katej215
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Delicate tummy
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

Delicate tummy

Hey guys... So Mostyn our rescue boy is now on a raw diet. From day 1 of having him (we fed him kibble for the first few weeks, as that is what he was used to) there have been a day here and there when i can only assume he has had a delicate tum....basically refuses all food, even sausage treats, go...
by katej215
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Questions about positive training
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Re: Questions about positive training

jacksdad wrote: this is not a problem if sound training principles are applied. If you use food right, then it won't matter if your dog smells it or not on you because the power is NOT in the food on you, but the properly applied reinforcement and built up reinforcement history. In theory, this pro...
by katej215
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: food and toy guarding tactics
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: food and toy guarding tactics

OK lovely, thanks for the clarification Nettle :D