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  2. First thing that crossed my mind, @~Anne~ LOL
  3. I understand it might be difficult to crate larger dogs in this situation but I’d honestly prefer my own dogs (if they can be lifted in a carrier) to travel in the carrier. I’ve always crated my dogs in the car. I can’t stand them bouncing about, and when I see my clients attaching their dogs to the seatbelt points, I always think it seems dangerous and uncomfortable. I feel like saying for Christmas sake, get a crate!
  4. Wow, good luck with their cleaning routine. There is a very elaborate and thorough cleaning regime with these trains between services. After each cleaner bows to the train, then enters, they run through a very precise process. I've sat and watched them on the platform, waiting to board the freshly cleaned train.
  5. I didn't know Ivory Coat had changed formulas. Grrrr.
  6. Yesterday
  7. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-61543052 They do look comfortable.
  8. BBC News - Pampered pooches ride Japan's Shinkansen in style https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-61543052 special coach for owners with pets on bullet train. Cute pictures.
  9. I found it internally contradictory, the first paragraph complains about fearful dogs, and the third paragraph complains of dogs that have no fear of humans. I would not use a vet who wanted my dogs to fear people, in my breed a dog which trusts people is a much safer bet.
  10. Worth noting that this was from a vet practice in Arizona. Perhaps a region where big mean dogs are seen as weapons
  11. "Larger breeds that are undisciplined and fearful..." Many of the dogs presenting this way are also more likely to be out door dogs only, with little of the opportunity or expectation of being out in public, in crowds or tight spaces. People in general, including long time dog owners, have a lot less experience with dog behavior and 'reading' a dog even if they are well able to read their own. Bigger dogs are far less often allowed to be the companions they are capable of being. Which is a huge shame because traditionally, these dogs have been selected far more more rigorously than small dogs who can more easily get away with poor behavior. Poor vets, and poor big dogs
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  13. I also thought the tone was a bit punitive. My favourite way of training for a calm sensible dog is to withdraw attention at the slightest hint of ‘undesirable behaviour’. Watch them try hard to work out what they need to do to get your attention back! Of course the occasional gruff noise or bit of a push but I find the hands off silent ways far far better and lasting for both the dog and the humans!
  14. It's just that so many people have never learned, or have forgotten that dogs CAN be aggressive ..they have a different way of behaving to humans - and need to be understood and treated differently .
  15. No question, undisciplined biters are a menace. But it's not spare the rod and spoil the dog. Well behaved, lovable dogs are often taught in ways that are so soft you'd hardly call them discipline, and are treated almost as children. I doubt there's big overlap between vet-biters and dogs whose owners call them 'furbaby' and allow them on the bed and sofa. Formal training often isn't required to get a dog to be well mannered and reasonably polite. Just consistent gentle encouragement/discouragement by the owner. Often not much more than tone of voice and an occasional push or pull. Body language, tone of voice, treats for good behaviour, and patience cause puppies take awhile to catch on to some things.
  16. gee one vet practice, that's had enough. Desert Cross Veterinary Hospital pretoof 3a5131Mu0903:5am71 yll t · Dear Dog Owners, This week I have seen post after post after post on the veterinary social media pages about the struggle with larger breed dogs that are undisciplined and fearful and trying to bite at staff and veterinarians. Half of the posts stated that they, the vet, were going to stop seeing any large breed dogs, some of them said that they were going to fire all clients who had dogs that were not well controlled, others said that they were starting to refuse service to dogs that growled or tried to bite or got freaked out when they tried to examine them. Clients, this is a huge problem and it is your problem and let's be real, it is your fault. Dogs are NOT children or humans and we need to stop treating them like they are. They are animals! They do not learn by being coddled and babied and allowed to get away with whatever they feel like doing. It does not work that way in the animal kingdom. If you are a little shit of a dog your mom or some older dog is going to bite your head off to teach you! Once that puppy leaves its mom, you now become the teacher and trainer of what is and what is not acceptable behavior and if you don't, you and you alone are ruining your dog! Dogs need discipline! They are like your kids! They need you to teach them, to train them, to discipline them so they learn what is and what is not acceptable. I can not tell you the number of times I have been in an exam room and a dog is growling at me and the owner does nothing. In fact, often times they pull back from the dog and they always get that sheepish look and often will say, “he doesn’t bite.” The hell he doesn’t bite! He is a dog, he bites and he is going to bite me because you have not shown him who is boss and he has no fear of humans and he has no idea that being a jerk is not allowed. Please, if you love your dog, do your job and discipline them, train them, show them the proper way to behave and make sure they know that being a jerk gets them in trouble. If you do not, you will not be able to find a vet to help them when they are in need and that will be your fault and not the vets fault. No where in our oath does it say that we have to subject ourselves to being bitten by someones dog because they treated it like a human and felt sorry for it and never disciplined it and so it now has no respect for humans and bites. If you don’t start being a responsible pet owner, your dog is not going to be seen and you do not want that to happen. Do not let your dog be the top dog in your house! It is not fair to them and it is not fair to us in the veterinary profession when we have to fear for our safety in order to try and help them when they are sick. Teach them to be nice, take them to uncomfortable places, make sure they know that humans are the big dog in the relationship, that does not mean you beat them that means you show them that you are the boss by not allowing them to be jerks and get away with behaviors that they shouldn’t. Your dogs life and health depend on you being a good dog owner and raising them to be good dogs. Sincerely, Dr Debbie and Every Vet
  17. Dryer like this we call them HV (high velocity) or force dryers in grooming. a thorough bath, blow dry with a HV dryer using a flat ended attachment or large circular attachment. Once thoroughly dry brush through with a slicker brush lifting the coat up or back with your hand in sections and brushing it down. Finish with a medium toothed comb the HV dryers make an enormous difference. The budget ones have risen a little in price to low 100 ish now we use very powerful dryers upwards of $500 , but the $100 ish dollar ones are fine if you’re just doing a few dogs or one pet now and then. as someone mentioned above your dog is likely coming into coat change which can get a bit ugly on thick coated dogs. Vigilance and consistency and great tools…… a couple of months his adult coat will settle and then you’ll just get seasonal changes. Desexing really does make a big difference to some BC coats. So so much bigger and thicker, and not as easily shed out.
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  20. They go by another name ? I tried cylinder dryer but got clothes driers Yeah I think your right on the technique part I will probably need to try and sectionalise the area and make sure the pins are getting down and into that lower layer, not desexed yet vet said wait til 1 yr old so his coat might change again post that
  21. Pin & comb is fine its more about technique. You need to layer/line brush & most will use a good soft clicker brush & always spraying the coat before brushing as it goes static & crazy .(water & light conditioner ) You can absolutely use an undercoat rake BUT if the technique is wrong you will still get matts . Your pup is most likely starting coat change & seasonal weather change & if spayed a coat change there too . In the perfect world look at cylinder dryers on ebay approx $90 ish dollars & they are great for fluffing out coated breeds & assisting in dead coat removal
  22. I have also asked my vet about this, but he said that it's a regular thing for them so i think that you should not be worried.
  23. Hopefully a BC person will respond but something you might like to look into is line brushing.
  24. Hi any suggestions how to strip a 9 month old bc under coat? he gets brushed daily with a normal brush (dont know what to call it but its a dog brush that looks like a human one???) and pin comb. i thought it was doing a decent job as could brush through his coat with ease, when i went to bath him tho i have noticed he has a dense undercoat that has started to develop little twist matts (only a few so can go around and using the dematting comb and remove them) clearly the brush and pin comb are not getting into the lower layers, this wasnt a issue with our first border collie this method seem to work fine any suggestions? cheers
  25. https://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/lab/corl/canine-genetic-testing/?fbclid=IwAR2kSkhycxEcTEAT6XSlGMMzd-bwHmDpIU3aA8wHTWacul8j-_exZLzknRI University of Wisconsin is announcing agenetic test predictive of cruciate ligament rupture in Labradors. It's the first test I've heard of for a polygenetic condition. No idea how good it is. In their dataset they found 62% heritability of CL rupture. If so, the test could be very useful.
  26. I sense that Springers (I have 2 ESS) would be too cuddley and velcro for the OP. Also, may be hard to train off chasing rabbits.
  27. The bottom jaw is the slowest to grow. As above talk to the breeder
  28. Love the wallet pic option LOL My son had a red kelpie who was just astoundingly loyal and smart. I find them not to be especially social as a rule - pretty much a one person dog when it comes down to it. Not rip your head off unsocial .... but quite standoffish. I don't know about springers, but my sister has had heelers most of her life. If you want a dog who is loyal to a fault, then a heeler or a kelpie is the one, I think. You have to give them a LOT of time.
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