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by Nettle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New here
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: New here

Welcome from me too. Anatolians are beautiful.
by Nettle
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 2390

Re: Corns

This is all such important knowledge for the future. Sorry you and Jasper are having to go through it, but it is an education for all of us.
by Nettle
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 2390

Re: Corns

Interesting. Might well be the case.
by Nettle
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 2390

Re: Corns

I do hope that does the trick. Wine and chocolates for you, and healing vibes for Jas.
by Nettle
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How do I toilet train an adult dog?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: How do I toilet train an adult dog?

if a male, the dog may be scent-marking to make himself feel more secure. Females scent-mark too, but not as much. Are the wees pools on the floor or squirts up the wall? The latter will be scent-marking. There may be a urinary infection, and if a she and spayed, spayed b itch incontinence. She will...
by Nettle
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: My dogs have lost their leader!
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: My dogs have lost their leader!

Judy is spot-on, and I'd just like to add that increasing the dogs' exercise is very helpful. As one who has many times had the inevitable changes from bereavements in a multi-dog household, it helps to plan ahead and get each dog used to being exercised separately. It doesn't have to be every day, ...
by Nettle
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3192
Views: 350495

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

:lol: kudos to you for figuring out what he wanted. :D
by Nettle
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's quiet in here !
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

Re: It's quiet in here !

I am quite shocked at how hitherto harmless words, phrases and symbols get hijacked like this. As a former user of multiple parentheses to indicate hugs, I am appreciative of being notified of their misuse.
by Nettle
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New puppy biting
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: New puppy biting

I find giving them safe things to rip up uses up the need to bite more safely, and we can "help" by holding the other end of the item which makes us a help not the Fun Police. Biting down hard releases endorphins, which is why it is such a trying habit to change. Also it is vital that nobody plays r...
by Nettle
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog aggressive on leash
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Rescue dog aggressive on leash

Briefly, because I'm on my way out :wink: The peeing is insecurity not dominance. He wants to make the house smell of him. Clean up with an enzymatic cleaner, not one with ammonia in because that makes the area smell like a great place to pee. Also use a non-ammonia cleaner in the rest of the house ...
by Nettle
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's quiet in here !
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

Re: It's quiet in here !

Diane, I am so, so sorry for your bereavement. And what an awful time you have been through. Thank goodness you were sensible about the vehicle hire. We are all here for you. Any time you want to 'talk' come and see us. If it's too private for a forum, feel free to PM me, and I'm sure everyone else ...
by Nettle
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog aggressive on leash
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Rescue dog aggressive on leash

You have had great advice, and do stay with us for moral support - you are doing a better job than you realise. You have only had him a month!!!! This WILL improve, but you have to move at Hobbes' speed. As already said, he has had a lot of changes in a short time - of course he's on a short fuse. R...
by Nettle
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Desperate for help
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Desperate for help

Brilliant advice from JudyN, and I'd just like to add that if you are trying to walk both of them together, you are setting yourself a really difficult task, so leave one at home with something like a stuffed frozen kong to work on while you walk the other, then switch. A shorter walk (if necessary)...
by Nettle
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 2390

Re: Corns

I think it's worth a try, and as you know Jas so well, you'll be on your toes ready for Plan B (C, D, E) if needed. With him, a bit of lameness is not as bad as being bored with his walks. But ideally, you don't want either.
by Nettle
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 2390

Re: Corns

That sounds like the name. I have no direct experience, but logic suggests that a supple pad would have more resilience than a stiff one. What think you?