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by Nettle
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Swollen Lymph nodes
Replies: 2
Views: 296

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...
by Nettle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Dog barking in the night
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Dog barking in the night

You have to go with the art of the possible. Compromise is necessary. Dogs don't bark for no reason. Something is disturbing him in the night, and it is, as has been said, quite probably cats or wildlife, though it may be some other noise. You don't want to upset the neighbours either. You don't wan...
by Nettle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: dog seems aggressive to certain dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: dog seems aggressive to certain dogs

Boxers, bulldogs and other squash-faced breeds are often disliked by more conventional dogs. Squash faces don't show expression properly, and look as if they are already snarling. Coupled with a forward-leaning stance, these look very antagonistic towards other dogs, who feel they should send Go Awa...
by Nettle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's quiet in here !
Replies: 21
Views: 1852

Re: It's quiet in here !

As a historical aside, the 'reverse swastika' was/is a good luck/sun symbol that is very ancient. Hitler had the sense to turn it the other way for his own ends. But to many of us, the symbol - whichever way - means nazism, and it'll take a few generations before people forget and use it for good th...
by Nettle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New here
Replies: 2
Views: 427

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: 3911

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: 3911

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: 3911

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: 406

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: 437

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: 3255
Views: 391846

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: 1852

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: 1226

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: 982

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: 1852

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 ...