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by Nettle
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 33
Views: 1037

Re: Corns

There's a Padnasol lookalike that mushers use. I'm sorry I can't remember the name (not had my coffee yet!) but I'm sure Google would find it. Or try a UK mushers website.
by Nettle
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Cavachon started growling at my son
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Cavachon started growling at my son

Most dogs hate being picked up, so it really is best to arrange their lives so that we never have to. :)
by Nettle
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Dental cleaning/exam
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Dental cleaning/exam

How about you commit to getting his teeth as clean as you can at home? Cavities are common in human teeth, much less so in dogs' teeth unless they eat a load of sweet stuff. Once his teeth are clean, you can keep a watching brief to see if he is troubled by them at all. Make sure you know which teet...
by Nettle
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3177
Views: 319089

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

My sister's dog hated the rain, despite having been a roughie toughie farm dog for the first three years of her life.

Sis always promised her a gazebo - but could never afford it.
by Nettle
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource Guarding - treats
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Resource Guarding - treats

Thank you for the extra information. Now we have to look at what is reasonable. Reasonable in dog terms, not yours. And I say respectfully that you are being unrealistic and unreasonable. These are observations not criticisms, and lots of people think the way you have been thinking. You need to chan...
by Nettle
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Resource Guarding - treats
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Resource Guarding - treats

Hello and welcome :) This is not unreasonable behaviour in dog terms, but as you say, it isn't well liked by others. And terriers have no reverse gear! We need a bit more information. Tell us about how and when you take things off her at home. Tell us about when you need to give her treats when othe...
by Nettle
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog reactive to traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Dog reactive to traffic

This would probably get more viewings/responses if moved to the Training section :)
by Nettle
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3177
Views: 319089

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

Thanks for the link JudyN - is there a way round the constant insistence on registering/logging in, apart from registering and logging in of course?

Well done li'l Bax!
by Nettle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3177
Views: 319089

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

It could be that she's so old it would be an unacceptable risk for her to have anaesthetic/surgery. Mammary lumps are unsightly but if benign are often better left in situ. She might be a puppy farm rescue and someone else is responsible for her having been bred several times. Some old dogs do get v...
by Nettle
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Out of my depths
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Out of my depths

Could it stem from the time he jumped into deep water and I had to rescue him? One traumatic experience can last a lifetime. With us as well. I don't like to see dogs in deep water or the sea. It can so easily go wrong - and often has. An exhausted Labrador was picked out of the sea in the SE only ...
by Nettle
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Out of my depths
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Out of my depths

Very likely really frightened for you, and because if you die or disappear, he has nobody to protect him.
by Nettle
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: 2nd fear period
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: 2nd fear period

I agree with finding her a Safe Space while home is full of visiting kids, as this is not fear period but collie stress hormones, and they take a while, even longer than with non-herders, to dissipate. Practice before you need to have her in there for real so she gets used to the new regime. Leave h...
by Nettle
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3177
Views: 319089

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

I hope that's mud not fox poo!
by Nettle
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Tips for positive socialization while on walks
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Tips for positive socialization while on walks

Great work you are doing together, great advice from Shalista. just to add - I have a very shy dog and I do not let people pet her. She is not a toy for them to get pleasure from. She is a PERSON and she does not like to be touched by strangers. So never be afraid to protect your dog. The would-be p...
by Nettle
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3177
Views: 319089

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

I've broken toes in the past. If you re-tape, put some folded kitchen paper between the toes before you strap them, and then you won't get damp sweaty peeling skin to add to your troubles.

Hurts like hell, I know. Hope you feel better soon. Might be time for extra chocolate.