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

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

Post by Shalista » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:25 am

Lotsaquestions wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:32 am
A terrier who doesn't have a grrr every now and then is a broken terrier, to be honest!
ahahahhaahah you have no idea :roll: :wink: :lol: :?
Baxter (AKA Bax, Chuckles, Chuckster) Rat Terrier, born 01/16/13

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

Post by AliceGrimm » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:50 pm

I am sorry I have been away so long. I really appreciated all of your guys help and time! You are all amazing!!!

I finally got my Dolce babies. Not sure how to add photos yet!

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

Post by DianeLDL » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:21 am

Hi all,

Sandy is mended after his 3 teeth extracted.

He has been enjoying Chanukah with 2 special treats every night. :D
Tonight was the last night so no more candles & treats. :shock:

Today, the 20th, Sandy is 8 years old :D
So, another 2 special treats....ummm :D
(Also means we have had him for 7 whole years!) :lol:

JudyN, not sure what day is Jasper’s birthday, but Sandy & I wish Jasper a very happy & healthy 8th Birthday! :D

Do you realize our dogs are now senior citizens! :roll:
Sandy doesn’t act it, but small dogs take longer to act their age :lol:

I get to celebrate Sandy’s birthday by my getting a professional massage! He will get a belly rub from me :wink:

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

Post by Shalista » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:45 am

DianeLDL wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:21 am

I get to celebrate Sandy’s birthday by my getting a professional massage! He will get a belly rub from me :wink:

that sounds fair :lol:

i need to remmeber to do soemthign for bax's bday this year. hes turning 5!!!!!!
Baxter (AKA Bax, Chuckles, Chuckster) Rat Terrier, born 01/16/13

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

Post by JudyN » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:30 am

DianeLDL wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:21 am
JudyN, not sure what day is Jasper’s birthday, but Sandy & I wish Jasper a very happy & healthy 8th Birthday! :D
Thank you Diane, and happy birthday to Sandy! Jasper is now 8 years and 9 days old :D
Jasper, lurcher, born December 2009

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

Post by Lotsaquestions » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:49 am

Happy birthday Sandy! I think we need a birthday pic!

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

Post by DianeLDL » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:45 am

I haven’t figured out how to post photos. The way I used to do it doesn’t work anymore. I used to have him as my icon.

I tried Flickr with no luck.
Any ideas!

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

Post by JudyN » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:50 am

Diane, if you post the url of the photo you want here (or PM it to me if that would give away personal details) I can see what I can do. Were you using Photobucket before by any chance? They charge for hosting now so any avatars on there won't work any more.
Jasper, lurcher, born December 2009

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

Post by JudyN » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:31 pm

I managed to embarrass myself yesterday...

A bit of background: when Jasper was a pup he managed to nick a pork pie out of a complete stranger's carrier bag and proceeded to eat it :oops: Luckily, the man thought it was hilarious and refused OH's offer to reimburse him. Since then, J has been very interested in people carrying carrier bags: his haul to date also includes a fluffy keyring and a woolly hat :lol:

So yesterday, in the park, he spotted a little old lady carrying a carrier bag, accompanied by a little old dog. J went up, briefly said hello to the dog, then went to say hello and what's in your bag? to the lady. We called him away, and OH said 'I think he wants to go this way - he only went that way to say hello.'

I replied, 'Yes - he went to say hello to the bag.' Then quickly corrected myself '...to say hello to the CARRIER bag' :shock: :oops: :lol:

We walked off giggling like naughty children - I do hope the woman didn't hear what I said the first time...
Jasper, lurcher, born December 2009

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

Post by Nettle » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:11 am

Oh JUDY! :lol:
A dog is never bad or naughty - it is simply being a dog

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS

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

Post by Shalista » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:12 am

Never give up on a toy! i bought the wobble tower lotsa recommended and bax shunned it from day one. its been sitting on my floor for prolly over a month with food in it that he just doesnt want. fast forward to today. hes pacing and whining but hes been potied twice. i'm lookign for something to keep him busy when i spy his tower. its empty!!!! so i fill it again (its on its easiest setting) and drop it on the floor. less then ten minutes later hes whining again. i check. and its empty! he emptied it that fast! so i switched it to i ts hardest setting, refilled it, put it back o nthe floor, and i can hear him rocking it and happily crunching away. 10/10 @lotsa, i had my doubts but well worth the buy!

EDIT: i think its the perfect toy for him because he loves finding a task that gives him food and then hitting repeat a bajillion times. here he gets to headbutt it and every time he does he gets food. its like christmas!!!! matter of fact, i may bring this home for him to play with over xmas!

EDIT2: just heard several loud thumps from downstairs that he 100% ignored cause he was wobble towering
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Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Post by Lotsaquestions » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:33 am

@Judy I love the idea of someone thinking Jasper is coming over to say hello to them, then he tries to stick his face in their shopping :lol:

@Shalista Glad Bax liked it! Merlin prefers to eat his dinner out of it than a bowl so ours gets used every day.

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

Post by Lotsaquestions » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:49 pm

Because crazy dog isn't allowed to go on crazy dog walks through brambles, mud, lakes and general smelly things we've been working hard on his 'obedience' and tuggy games to keep him happy at a small green bit that is always empty of dogs. A dog who two weeks ago would bark and lunge at every single dog without fail, who would bolt the moment he was let off the lead and try to roam the streets completley blowing recall, and would pace and whine the entire day to be let out to find bitches, is now almost becoming pleasant to walk and live with.

Jacksdad's advice has been a godsend, he even walked to heel watching me past a dog that was going crazy at him in a car, he never looked away once. He saw a squishy faced intact dog he'd been macho with before and only did a tiny bark before looking back to me, and he was able to leave behind an off lead chihuahua who he doesn't like (the guy just lets his dog run up to other dogs and growl at them, scared Merlin to death as a little puppy) with only a small growl. AND without me asking for anything he saw one of his doggy friends also on the lead and he sat down and wagged his backside in the hopes of saying hello instead of pulling and barking. I was about to reward him with a greet when my partner came out the door and jumping on my partner after he comes home from work is far more interesting! Almost took my arm out of its socket when he sprant over to him :lol:

As for his recall, well, we tried recalling away from playing tug today with his all time favourite toy (tug-e-nuff sheepskin lure), and he was absolutely spot on. As soon as I whistled, he let go of the toy and came back. My mum and I stood gobsmacked that he actually did it! Heres a vid I did after he'd done it a few times already, which is why he started to half heartedly play tug since he sussed the whistle game out :lol:

https://youtu.be/sz7-ZZ6SoYw

Very proud day for me and crazy dog!

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

Post by Shalista » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:24 am

Merry christmas and happy holidays to everyone and their fur babies! i hope you have a wonderful tie of celebration and peace and your furbabies dont get TOO stressed with the festivities. :roll: :lol:
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Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Post by JudyN » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:46 am

And to you too, Shalista :D

Our plan for OH to take Jasper out for his second walk at 12 o'clock in the hope he wouldn't start whingeing to go out at 2pm, meaning an early and rushed Xmas lunch, sort of worked... he held off till 3pm :roll: :lol:
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