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by bendog
Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: What to do with Sasha?
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: What to do with Sasha?

Dog flap is possible in theory but I really don't think she will use it! She hates going outside at the best of times if it is even slightly cold, wet, etc. We often leave patio door open during the day if I'm home but she still won't often go out on her own, you have to take her, and watch her like...
by bendog
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: What to do with Sasha?
Replies: 2
Views: 966

What to do with Sasha?

We have a dilemma over what to do with Sasha, she sometimes sleeps in the kitchen, and sometimes sleeps in a crate in our room. If she sleeps in the kitchen then she often toilets on the floor during the night. We are having new floor fitted this week because the old one stinks and obviously would r...
by bendog
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Training to tolerate manhandling...
Replies: 17
Views: 4116

Re: Training to tolerate manhandling...

i feel I should qualify that "too calm" is in relation to other terriers I meet, a lot of other dog owners would probably still find them WAY too demanding to cope with, and it still requires a heck of a lot of management and effort sometimes to keep things calm!
by bendog
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Training to tolerate manhandling...
Replies: 17
Views: 4116

Re: Training to tolerate manhandling...

Terriers should not be razzed up EVER. How to put this across? Tough one - honestly, people who only train one type of dog are often clueless about what makes up another. Nettle THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for this. I sometimes feel like my terriers are too calm, and would like them to run around...
by bendog
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...
Replies: 42
Views: 10090

Re: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...

Not sure about Crufts yet, I really want to go on the Saturday, but my OH is getting a bit twitchy about me travelling a long way away 4/5 weeks before baby is due!

It was very scary!
by bendog
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Catching dog urine!
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Re: Catching dog urine!

Could've done with using the tub on a stick method for my own urine test at midwife last week.
Missed the pot and peed on my hand!!!!
:shock: :shock: :shock:
by bendog
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484068

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

Well I am very glad I was proactive yesterday as there were about 30-40 whooper swans grazing on the field next to the footpath! I had to get 5 dogs on lead as soon as I saw them. Would the dogs have chased? Maybe, maybe not, would the swans have flown away in time? Probably, but they are big and he...
by bendog
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...
Replies: 42
Views: 10090

Re: Ahemhemhem.... just call me...

Just hi-jacking Emma's post to introduce myself as Amy - Full Member of IMDT as well :mrgreen:

Emms you will have to teach me the secret handshake!
by bendog
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 499506

Re: Vent!

Bendog is always getting his head peed on because he insists on sniffing the same spot that one of the others is marking :roll:
by bendog
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484068

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

Sometimes it seems all I do is moan about my OH on here but actually, he isn't that bad! He hates being told what to do, so you have to let him think he has figured it out by himself, but a lot of his views about dogs and training are much more in line with my own now :mrgreen: Still some things I d...
by bendog
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 499506

Re: Vent!

I was absolutely 100% sure I was never going to have kids either :/
by bendog
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Need help!
Replies: 25
Views: 5836

Re: Need help!

Charlie learning to ONLY try to get toys etc out of our hands when we tell him "get it" and also getting good at dropping on cue. Didn't want him trying to snatch a blanket or toy out of babies hands, but it's also useful in winter passing other people walking as a few have been carrying gloves or s...
by bendog
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 499506

Re: Vent!

I read an interesting blog on this very topic last night. Was this blog article about how if you're a young couple who aren't ready for kids who are thinking "oh let's get a dog" you shouldn't do it because when you have kids you will basically ignore the dog completely in favour of the kids? If it...
by bendog
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484068

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

Oh no Della, course was amazing, I was just WAY out of my comfort zone (instructing group classes) and found it really scary and tough!! But learnt a lot and excellent practice for if/when I start dog training classes for real. Finished now, but now got the membership assessment next week to swot up...
by bendog
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3330
Views: 484068

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

HOWEVER - one of the ladies on the course saw me working with Charlie with a clicker and asked how long I've been training him with it etc and said she would have to get herself one, so he obviously made a good impression (he has been a little gem!) And a message on my business Facebook page asking ...