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by Nettle
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog lumps
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Delighted for you :D
by Nettle
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: she barks way to much
Replies: 7
Views: 1834

Sounds as if you are doing well :)

We might not like the idea of a kennel, but to a dog it is 'own space' like those dens we used to make when we were children - and how we longed to have our own room if we had to share!

How and when and how much do you walk her?
by Nettle
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: blind and deaf dog
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

You certainly like a challenge don't you :D Three big dogs he can't see or hear, only smell and feel. Scary. A new home and new people he can't see or hear, only smell or feel. Scary. Put lead on him and lead him outside every hour, like you would a puppy. Reward the way he likes when he performs, a...
by Nettle
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Female JR - which breed to put with her?
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Mattie wrote:Sorry, I read it as if you were going to breed from your JRT :(

JRTs and Lurchers go well together, they seem to compliment each other :lol:


They can also get into a LOT of mischief together - unless OP is willing to put in lots and lots of training :D
by Nettle
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: fear of walking
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Understand the concept of fear - it has no intellect to it - it is a raw emotion. To stop your dogs being fearful, you need to be a safe place. This starts with walking them separately so they HAVE to react to you and not each other. With the parked vehicles - sensible dogs - get between the dog and...
by Nettle
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Foster Dog Peeing on the beds-HELP!!
Replies: 2
Views: 792

He is joining the family in a dog way. He is choosing the place that smells most of YOU and making it smell of him. This is a great opportunity to teach the family to shut doors. Take him out often and reward him when he pees in the right place (as it was a huge puddle, he mst have been waiting for ...
by Nettle
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog lumps
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Yes- it could just be a benign fatty lump, very common in dogs. All my old dogs get them.

Sorry you have to wait until Monday.

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by Nettle
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog urinating in house overnight - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Despite your logical reasoning, it CAN be medical, so do get him checked out. If he gets the all-clear, I think crate-training is the way to go until he feels more secure. Take him back to puppy days, tajke him outside and wait with him, then praise him when he does what you want. Nothing wrong with...
by Nettle
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: what to expect from a puppy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Sorry double post - my advice isn't THAT good that I have to repeat it!
by Nettle
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: what to expect from a puppy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

What you have is a baby dog. She needs keeping safe the way you would with a baby human. So first, make sure she cannot get out of your garden. Use baby gates as danabanana said to keep her out of rooms that you don't want her in, and away from stairs. Protect anything you don't want chewed - puppie...
by Nettle
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Goodness... where to begin?
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Don't ever leave Andy and dog together, even for a moment. You'd be amazed how quickly a dog can rip a cage apart.

All the best with your new dog, and with training your parents! :D
by Nettle
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: changing owners of dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 860

That's a very difficult situation whichever way you look at it. Some adult dogs could manage a constant changeover of people, but more would not, and IMO a puppy could not cope. Pup is also at rather an awkward age: just coming into adolescence (there will be times when you will wish him/her far far...
by Nettle
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: she barks way to much
Replies: 7
Views: 1834

How long have you had her and what is her background? When did this start? Our world is very big and scary for small dogs, and she sounds frightened (I can only go on what you have said in your post). If you lie on the floor and others walk past you and reach down to you, you will have some idea of ...
by Nettle
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Abused Dog Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

There's no 'snapping out' of fear, Kevin, so anytime you catch yourself feeling exasperated or wanting to rush things - think back to a situation or a thing or a time when you were very very afraid, and then understand a little of how your dog is feeling.

It all takes time.
by Nettle
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's still me
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Emms has given me a good thrashing and left me tied to my kennel with a shock collar AND a prong collar, so now I shall be good. :shock: