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  1. Golden Retriever Attacks 4 People

    You know this already do you? Or are you making assumptions? Really??!! Now THAT is breed hysteria at it's finest I agree if the dog is just PTS then nothing further is gained but we just don't happen to live in an ideal world. If the owners no longer want the dog (going by someone else's post here) then I am not sure the offer of assessment will be taken up. It's just sad for the dog as always (whatever breed!) .....
  2. Golden Retriever Attacks 4 People

    Firstly you don't know the reason the dog snapped and secondly even if you did, it could never explain the myriad of reasons there are other dog attacks
  3. Golden Retriever Attacks 4 People

    Unfair on who? On all the breeds that are burned at the stake for the same thing, merely because they aren't fluffy and touted as the perfect family pet. Well this one is likely to burn at the stake as well so maybe get off your high horse? (oh and there's a reason certain breeds of dog are touted as a perfect family pet. Go figure )
  4. Vets Fees With No Warning?

    Well they do what "needs to be done" but in my case I was told things like the extras would make the dog more comfortable....that sort of thing, so you feel like a bad owner if you deny it. It's up to you if you want to feel good or bad, not the vet! I understand why they offer these things as extras and it usually comes down to budget so it's actually good they DO offer them and not quote a price that includes everything and have everyone balk at the cost of medical treatment for pets.
  5. Golden Retriever Attacks 4 People

    I haven't seen or heard any more than the original link but as always there is more to the story. I hope that K9Pro's offer of an assessment is taken up!
  6. Golden Retriever Attacks 4 People

    Unfair on who?
  7. Vets Fees With No Warning?

    I'm gobsmacked by those prices as well! A couple of years ago I was asked if I wanted the pre anasethetic profile bloods done, but they were only charging $60!! Just two or so years ago!!!
  8. Golden Retriever Attacks 4 People

    Just pure ignorance
  9. Dog Attack?

    I have used this technique before to good effect - not sure though if it was my 'roar' or the fact that (because of child in aforementioned pram) my pelvic floor muscles are not a reliable as I would like and I sort of wet myself.. Maybe my very loud and confident interruption of attacking dogs focus was more effective because I was also seen as 'marking my territory'? Think I will pass on that technique!
  10. Kerrie-Anne has 2 or 3 Golden Retrievers herself.
  11. Pet Insurance- Puppies

    That's great to know Carey!
  12. Golden Retriever Attacks 4 People

    I watched the newsclip, it looked like one very worried and unhappy dog. I would expect to see that dog PTS and I agree, it would be intersting to see if an autopsy showed anything unusual. Certainly out of character for that breed anyway.
  13. Pet Insurance- Puppies

    PIA here too.
  14. Em's Early Retrieving Training

    Complete and utter novice here but our instructor showed us how to do this last weekend ..... You throw the dummy to the left or right with the dog in front of you, then cast you arm out to wherever you have thrown the dummy and say whatever cue word you will use to send your dog (eg 'over' or 'left' or 'right') and as the dog has already seen the dummy land, all it is doing is learning to read your body language in conjunction with where the dummy is ....... I expect (and would hope!) someone will correct me if I am wrong! Thanks GR I guess I was looking for how to teach the left/right backs not left/right overs but I can see how starting it like this would probably help in teaching backs I guess I'd be lumping if I taught her to get one directly behind her and expect her to turn 180 deg in the direction I ask for.... baby steps RS, baby steps! I'm going to work on this tonight I think Meant to be doing agility but think I might use tonight more for some retrieving :D Yup, I read the post properly afterwards and realsed I had misunderstood what you were asking! :D I was telling one of my colleagues today about the Divine Miss Em, he is looking for a dog for his young family and to maybe do sport with .....I showed him your You Tube vid from last night TSD and he goes "Uh no thanks, gorgeous but too much energy!" :nahnah:
  15. Em's Early Retrieving Training

    Complete and utter novice here but our instructor showed us how to do this last weekend ..... You throw the dummy to the left or right with the dog in front of you, then cast you arm out to wherever you have thrown the dummy and say whatever cue word you will use to send your dog (eg 'over' or 'left' or 'right') and as the dog has already seen the dummy land, all it is doing is learning to read your body language in conjunction with where the dummy is ....... I expect (and would hope!) someone will correct me if I am wrong!
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