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by Nettle
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Social dominance?
Replies: 20
Views: 973

Re: Social dominance?

I would disagree about it being dominance, social or otherwise. It's more like social ineptitude. Think of group of youths that start to push each other around 'just joshing'. If I do this, what will you do? I suspect some sub-editor has changed Victoria's words and she is probably steaming about it.
by Nettle
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do females get picked on less than males?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Do females get picked on less than males?

Not in mine, though. It's like people - there has to be a bully and a target. It isn't gender-linked although a normal male should not pick on a normal female. Well-adjusted dogs that are confident and 'zen' don't feel the need to pick on others, and it's a very unwise bully that targets such a dog....
by Nettle
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3270
Views: 417615

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

Yesterday something wonderful happened. Dog and I were walking somewhere at a time we don't normally meet other dog walkers. We had just left the car park and my dog was off lead and walking quietly with me. A lady approached with a dog on a lead - one of those big grunting barging labradors all bon...
by Nettle
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interesting behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Interesting behaviour

My current lurcher (avatar lady's daughter) will resource-guard me in the home but not on walks. Maybe the combo of home+valued resource is greater than out on walks where we are all moving and there is plenty of space. I don't mind - it's easy to manage, and rarely do we have another dog in the hom...
by Nettle
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3270
Views: 417615

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

Happy 21st Monty - what an achievement! He is so gorgeous.

I hope painful knees and hips improve soon - I know exactly how limiting these injuries are.
by Nettle
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey

Thanks for sharing, Ari.

The "play" at the training class is way different from the genuine play with the tolerant dogs at the pet store. It's great comparison.
by Nettle
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Miles The Ridgeback - The Journey

Ari would reply but Miles has eaten his laptop :wink: :lol:
by Nettle
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Banned due to my IP address
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Banned due to my IP address

In the South, we furtle :wink:
by Nettle
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New reactivity to small dogs who growl
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: New reactivity to small dogs who growl

Instead of trying for a PhD response (recall to me no matter what the temptation) understand your pup is still in kindergarten and make the decisions for her, managing her interactions with other dogs so that she does not learn how exciting it is to drive other dogs (she is, after all, a herding mix...
by Nettle
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Recall
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

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: 822

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: 583

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: 512

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: 963

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: 713

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...