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by Nettle
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Recall
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Recall

That is really good news!
by Nettle
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey

I've always liked them too.

Looking forward to hearing about Miles as he grows.
by Nettle
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The monsters at the bottom of the garden
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: The monsters at the bottom of the garden

What a fat fluffy foxy. A few people feeding him, no doubt.

JudyN, you do NOT want a badger. It would rip up your garden, rip up your fencing and eat your potential hedgehog.

Trail cams are fun, though.
by Nettle
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing...... "Mr Wonderful" !
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Introducing...... "Mr Wonderful" !

He looks a dude. Good decision. Ari will be chuckling at you as you go through all the puppy stuff again.
by Nettle
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fairwell my friend
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Fairwell my friend

What lovely photos.

If you have a yard, planting something special in his memory can also help.
by Nettle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Sighthounds are they really that quiet?
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Sighthounds are they really that quiet?

And the mediterranean branch of the sighthound world does bark when working, so that barkiness can translate into other areas of life if kept as pets. But they are still not overly barky unless there is a reason. Sighthounds in general do have a range of wowly yowly howly noises, and some of them ho...
by Nettle
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: board and train
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: board and train

It isn't a great idea for a pet dog, though it would have its place for working dogs IF the owner could attend the last week. Someone else could train your dog, but then your dog would work for them not you. Unless the training skills are transferred, the training would not apply to the owner and wo...
by Nettle
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dottie Monster
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Dottie Monster

Fundog, I am so sorry for your pain.

Dottie could not have had a better life. Sadly, part of the deal is that we live longer than they do - but how much worse it would be if they outlived us. She had a gentle death.

We are here for you if you need us.
by Nettle
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Havanese?
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: Havanese?

They are nice little things. Not unduly noisy, and smart to train.
by Nettle
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3255
Views: 389733

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

Thanks for update, Lotsa, I wondered how you were getting on. All the best with your exciting new plans.
by Nettle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog eating
Replies: 40
Views: 3373

Re: Dog eating

Not really. It's just that they have a different culture, and have not until now considered dogs as friends. Attitudes can be better changed by kindness and empathy, and attitudes are slowly changing.
by Nettle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fairwell my friend
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Fairwell my friend

Ari, I am so very sorry. He was a beacon of light as a Forum dog, and I have always enjoyed your posts about him. An easy end for him, a terrible shock for you. We are all your friends. Come to us and lean on us if you would like to. We've all been there, some of us many times. It never gets easier,...
by Nettle
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 36
Views: 3864

Re: Corns

I think a short course of painkillers would establish whether or not there is pain. There are more modern ones than Rimadyl which allegedly have less in the way of side effects, but you may have to research these yourself. My own practice will not use R or Metacam, but I don't know what they do use....
by Nettle
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3255
Views: 389733

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

So sorry for your loss.
by Nettle
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Swollen Lymph nodes
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Swollen Lymph nodes

If she is feeling lousy for whatever reason, she will show different behaviour, just as we do. Dogs that feel ill and therefore vulnerable can produce a range of behaviours that are not usual for them. However, before you definitely put the odd behaviour down to illness. do check what may have chang...