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by Nettle
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - weekends are for taking pictures :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 444

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: 3305
Views: 442453

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: 3305
Views: 442453

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: 574

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: 372

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: 3305
Views: 442453

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: 3305
Views: 442453

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: 3305
Views: 442453

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...
by Nettle
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442453

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

i get fed up with the people/dog interface in general!! :lol: especially when it refers to what I am doing with my (quiet well-behaved) dog and they can't/won't attempt to control theirs. The empty hands palm out and "All gone" mean just the same with me as they do with you. But people "think" (how ...
by Nettle
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442453

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

Lol: intelligence it is! Animals are very good at linking cause and effect (would that more people did that). So a series of noises (speech) or series of actions, or both together, are quickly learned. In the same way, people who LIE to their dogs are almost as quickly worked out. People should neve...
by Nettle
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442453

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

Greyhound heart rate explanation: Oh look - a prey species. (heart rate up) Oh drat, it's a squirrel - no chance of catching that (heart rate normalises) Typical sighthound - a terrier for instance would be adrenaline-filled all day. Those of us who have worked sighthounds know that they slouch alon...
by Nettle
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3305
Views: 442453

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

So sorry for your sister's pain, though she is well rid of that jerk. Good decision to have only one dog, as with a child in the home as well that will be quite enough to manage alongside a career. I am sympathetic about your health problems and hope they will be resolved in the way you want. I used...
by Nettle
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles - a busy day (lots of pictures)
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Baby Miles - a busy day (lots of pictures)

Brilliant pics, Ari. Thanks for sharing. He is growing into a handsome chap from being a cute puppy, and clearly developing his social skills in the right way.

Every puppy training class should have a poodle like that!
by Nettle
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby Miles some times acts like Ari :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Baby Miles some times acts like Ari :-)

It takes a long time to adjust to the loss of a dog or other beloved animal (I won't insult them by calling them pets). Bittersweet when you see the departed one in the new one. The bitter fades and you'll always have the sweet. My current dog is the fifth generation of my breeding. I can still see ...
by Nettle
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Fixation with hoses, leaky taps and showers!
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Fixation with hoses, leaky taps and showers!

I couldn't add to that excellent advice, but I can bring some explanation. Loving and cute as JRTs are, they are predators, and originally bred for hunting out and catching other creatures. They retain these instincts. The movement and noise of running water is especially interesting,and it is easy ...