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by bendog
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 18
Views: 3986

Re: Teeth

I know mine are greedy sods but takes about 5-10 mins maximum for them to eat 200g of lamb breast or lamb spine even if it's partly frozen still so can't imagine it would take Jas long.
by bendog
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 493818

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

Tied a tug toy to cupboard door handle this morning to teach dogs to open the door. NO food kept in any of the cupboards the dogs can reach (except a few tins of beans etc which they don't bother with) so not too worried they will start to help themselves! We only did a minute or two but Pop and Be...
by bendog
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 493818

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

Tied a tug toy to cupboard door handle this morning to teach dogs to open the door. NO food kept in any of the cupboards the dogs can reach (except a few tins of beans etc which they don't bother with) so not too worried they will start to help themselves! We only did a minute or two but Pop and Ben...
by bendog
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Loose leash walking Vs stop'n'sniff
Replies: 15
Views: 4559

Re: Loose leash walking Vs stop'n'sniff

Perhaps also worth pointing out that it is far easier with one dog to allow stopping to sniff. With multiple dogs you often get NOWHERE fast, a queue forms for smelling so when one has finished sniffing and is impatient to move on, the back of the queue is only just getting nose to scent! Not to men...
by bendog
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Loose leash walking Vs stop'n'sniff
Replies: 15
Views: 4559

Re: Loose leash walking Vs stop'n'sniff

Mine all stop and sniff but we will shortly be practising walking with pram = walk nicely and do not stop to sniff VS walk with person = you can stop/switch sides if you like. Mainly because I want to be able to get to the park along narrow pavements and it is dangerous if they are tangling me up al...
by bendog
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 493818

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

I've spent the weekend dog sitting a 6 month old spaniel and a 9 week old Dachshund. Both adorable - but OH MY GOODNESS - do I know why it is a bad idea to have 2 puppies at once! Every 20 minutes I was getting up to let one or other of them out for a wee, or to break up rough play, or to stop them ...
by bendog
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flooring Question!
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

Flooring Question!

We are putting new kitchen floor down and need ideas about whats best to replace it with. We have carpet in the rest of the house as less slippy for the dogs. Sasha has decided she doesn't like her crate in the bedroom anymore, so is back to sleeping in the kitchen for now, but it means she quite of...
by bendog
Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vent!
Replies: 2582
Views: 506333

Re: Vent!

Guess who got a new puppy for Xmas?????? Nope, not me. OH's parents. I'm fuming. It's a 17 week old Westie - second hand from someone whose "kid was allergic" had no jabs, and therefore not been outside so zero socialisation too :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: There really aren't even words to describe ...
by bendog
Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can dogs be described as "manipulative"???
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Can dogs be described as "manipulative"???

Yesterday the sofa was full because OH was asleep on it, and I was sitting at the other end. Pops was whinging at me, and she had been walked, eaten, done plenty during the day, so I couldn't for the life of me figure out what she wanted. Eventually she lay down on the floor, just out of reach, and ...
by bendog
Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 493818

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

Pops now has a very rapid (most of the time) "on your bed" command from anywhere in the room...We've developed a fun game with Poppy where I direct her around the room really quickly from one place to another e.g. On the sofa, on your bed, come here, touch target disc, on your bed, on the sofa, off...
by bendog
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 493818

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

Pop and Charlie got a rabbit the other day, bit of a joint effort, but not going to help Poppys habit of sodding off hunting in the evenings *sigh* My own fault, she shouldn't have been off lead, but I feel so bad about most of their walks being in the dark at this time of year that I prefer to run ...
by bendog
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Why are show lines hated so much.
Replies: 17
Views: 7319

Re: Why are show lines hated so much.

Not sure if photo will work but this is what I consider a good looking GSD https://www.facebook.com/OrmskirkDogWalking/photos/pb.532287530116555.-2207520000.1418997850./873342302677741/?type=3&theater My neighbours had traditional sloped back GSD's, police bred and considered healthy, and although o...
by bendog
Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 493818

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

Belated happy birthday Jasper! He is gorgeous Judy! My dogs haven't been getting enough walks lately and it shows! The dark nights, hail storms, and being crazy busy with work mean they've been getting walks in the dark most of the time and so can't always go off lead. They get at least an 45 mins, ...
by bendog
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Secondary reinforcers
Replies: 14
Views: 2792

Re: Secondary reinforcers

Mine all know "good girl" or "good boy" to mean a treat is *likely* to be coming i.e. they will all look at me hopefully (and even recall :lol: ) when I say it, regardless of which dog I'm talking too! I doubt, but I don't think we would ever know without brain scans, whether they find the praise IT...
by bendog
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: She's "poking the bear" constantly!
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: She's "poking the bear" constantly!

If she is ok when 10 or 15ft away then I would just be giving both dogs individual mats far enough away from each other (but close enough to you) for both to be happy. Assuming no food guarding issues you could also give both a chew or a Kong on their own mat to encourage them to stay there. I have ...