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by Nettle
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Can You Add?
Replies: 0
Views: 8

What Can You Add?

Friend is stepping in to look after a dog for a week in its own home, owner having been let down by dog-sitter. Friend (let's call her A) has previously owned one dog, a lurcher, which was a rehome already trained by me, and who died about 10 years ago. Dog to be looked after is a lurcher too, which...
by Nettle
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ridgeback and the City
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Ridgeback and the City

What an attractive shopping area.

He is certainly getting fabulous socialising. Great job being done there, Ari.
by Nettle
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

They are such sensitive flowers, aren't they? Hope the fleece works.
by Nettle
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

5 minutes of real fun is better than some other dogs get in a whole walk. Not Jas of course because I know he gets great walks, but I do feel so sorry for some dogs I see out "walking" which is really dragging along while owner is on social media.
by Nettle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

Yep, he's a big fan of hide and seek, though it's tricky in the garden as he can see where I'm hiding whatever it is! I'm experimenting with home made flirt poles, but have the problem that he catches them in moments, and then chomps through the string rather than enjoying the toy! I've made anothe...
by Nettle
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weaning off afternoon walks
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: Weaning off afternoon walks

No, I think you are sensible. Nobody who hasn't done it knows how hard it is to be pro-active for the whole of every walk you do.

Woud Jas settle for a ride in the car instead?
by Nettle
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3255
Views: 391854

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

Great big hugs and much empathy. You were the best owner for her.
by Nettle
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - weekends are for taking pictures :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Baby Miles - weekends are for taking pictures :-)

Lovely pics - you can never have too many puppy pics. They grow up before your eyes. You are doing such a good job with him.
by Nettle
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3255
Views: 391854

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

That's very sensible, ZaraD.

JudyN, that Jasper is awesome, and haven't you both got a lovely relationship. He really tried for you - and liver pate made a great reward.

A big black cat in the graveyard....hmmmmm :twisted:
by Nettle
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3255
Views: 391854

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

Sorry to contradict, but in UK the microchip is not proof of ownership. The person to whom the chip is registered owns the microchip but not the dog it is in. Bizarre and stupid, but that's how it stands now. However, a bill of sale and breed registration documents go a long way towards proving owne...
by Nettle
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I’m back re: ESAs
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: I’m back re: ESAs

Behaviour is what I do. Giving humans emotional support is very hard on an animal. They are just not designed to do it. That some of them choose to support their human is wonderful, but it is a great stress on them, and I emphasise the 'choice' aspect because then they can opt out if they are having...
by Nettle
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - a long stroll in the park (and lots of pictures again)
Replies: 2
Views: 85

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

I love the 'thinking folds' when he inspects things!

You must already be looking back at the fubsy puppy pics and thinking how on earth he's got so big in such a short time.
by Nettle
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3255
Views: 391854

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

My dogs would never fall for that - they have always been stern taskmasters! A very naughty "dog expert" (as in: worked at a dog rescue place) person I knew tried to wind my dogs up (she was very into power play) by saying words like "Cats!" "Rabbits" in an excited hiss. Only those of you who know s...
by Nettle
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3255
Views: 391854

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

That's right, JudyN, you sit on his bed!!!! :lol: You are SO perceptive. I don't know why, for many people, life has to be a constant competition. Listening to an animal (or person) and compromising where necessary does not mean we have "lost". But as Ari says (you rock, Ari!) patience is not everyb...
by Nettle
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3255
Views: 391854

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

'Who is taking who for a walk?' I got that when I was teaching my last puppy how to walk on a lead. She was doing brilliantly, but it was her first time, and she was nine weeks old!!!! As distinct from people I see almost daily doing the pull-heave-pull-haul-pull routine - that they have done for y...