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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: 3193
Views: 359794

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: 682

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: 3193
Views: 359794

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.
by Nettle
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How do I stop my dog barking in the garden at night?
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: How do I stop my dog barking in the garden at night?

I have to do this in two parts because the stupid Board times out with longer posts. Teach him the command 'quiet' or 'shush' and reward. Do not reward while he is barking. Check out if Kikopup has some youtube footage on controlling the bark. You could drive him a few minutes to another place for h...
by Nettle
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: How do I stop my dog barking in the garden at night?
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: How do I stop my dog barking in the garden at night?

The aversive is not a good way - he will become stressed and likely bark even more. He is a perfectly normal dog doing nothing in particular that is "wrong". A quick see-the-enemy-off bark is normal for any dog (maybe apart from a Basenji). Unfortunately you have a very difficult situation with cats...
by Nettle
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy play question
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Puppy play question

It's rare that one's gut feeling is anything other than completely right.
by Nettle
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Puppy play question
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Puppy play question

If she were my pup, I'd stop this completely. They are both becoming adolescents, and it is about to change from "play" to something more serious. Better not to cross that divide. They are two totally different types of dog - one bred with herding instinct, one bred with fighting instinct. It isn't ...
by Nettle
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3193
Views: 359794

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

Hugs from me as well, Erica. It was a wise decision but it's never easy.

I suspect you will find Delta already knows. Dogs are very aware of illness in other dogs long before we even suspect.
by Nettle
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 2864

Re: Corns

I think your plan is reasonable and has a good chance of success without sending J into meltdown. Also notice the crack in the pad below the corn-pad. That might benefit from something rubbed on that would soften it and help it heal. It's nothing as far as injuries go, but is probably sore the way p...
by Nettle
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Lab puppy sometimes jumps/nips while playing outside

"No" means nothing to a dog. It's just a noise people make when they are cross with it. Much better to use a specific word for each behaviour we want and reward it (rewards don't have to be food) when we get it. :)
by Nettle
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 2864

Re: Corns

No comment on the saline, but you could rub in aloe vera gel a couple of times a day.
by Nettle
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3193
Views: 359794

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

Drool makes me heave as well. But, you know, the really sad thing is - drooling breeds drool because they have been bred so that the skin of the jaw is too big for the jaw. Look and see the huge unnecessary flaps of skin that droop over the top teeth (the flews)the sagging pockets in the corners of ...
by Nettle
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy guards kibble from beagle
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: Lab puppy guards kibble from beagle

I would always 'err on the side of the angels' because dogs are dogs, react like dogs (really fast) and no matter what WE visualise for them (benign play) they will behave as dogs do (that's MINE). Which includes the potential for spectacular and permanent falling-out. Like us, dogs put different va...
by Nettle
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3193
Views: 359794

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

That is such good news, Lotsa,and I hope it all goes well. :D
by Nettle
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3193
Views: 359794

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

Yes - happy new home. It looks lovely in the photo.

I think I get transition SA too :lol: I take a while to feel easy about new places. Good for you for recognising it and doing something about it so it doesn't get worse.