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  1. grumpette


    Sending lots of love and light to you on the tragic passing of Opal. I totally understand the devastating loss that you are feeling. May your love for Opal and the memories of your time together help to fill the void that you now feel. RIP beautiful Opal. Watch over your Mum.
  2. Definitely the place to be when owning water loving dogs, but a bit more sunshine, and less rain, would be nice.
  3. Yes T, he is a total goofball who is easily distracted, unless you have his ball. Hailey is always focused and waiting for the next task.
  4. Thank you. I love adventuring with them.
  5. Love this photo of Hailey in her harness after a swim
  6. Sporting his new Non-stop Dog Wear harness
  7. Hailey's first harness to allow her to continue to go on walks while recovering from a hot spot.
  8. He spotted a very large buck in the state forest. Thank God for leads and hiking boots with amazing tread
  9. Some winter adventure photos. It doesn't matter that it's only 6 degrees and drizzly, they still swim We have also moved to harnesses for our hikes and walks, and they are loving it
  10. 3 is the most dogs that I have had at the same time. There was a 6 year age gap between Baylee, and the two younger dogs, Dee and Zeph. There was 9 months between Dee and Zeph. Dee and Zeph played together when Baylee needed a break, but they learnt so much from her. The hardest thing was ensuring that Baylee still got the chance to work and train, while I was training the younger ones.
  11. It's a good thing both boys are cute, because sometimes they are not very clever. Other times they are Einstein
  12. Hopefully the council does something to protect the daycare dogs. They and their owners don't deserve the possible drama the idiot trainer can cause.
  13. Hailey and Apollo have a definite sense of humour. They will play with the smallest stick or leave, play zoomies, do funny things to make you laugh and continue once you do. This makes training them in tricks so easy. Zeph, Apollo's great uncle was a serious dog, always a thinker and calculated in his actions. Loved people, so tolerated dressing up for things like nursing home visits or the dog lovers show, but sill serious. So yes, dogs definitely have a sense of humour
  14. Most of those videos are very scary, especially the reactive dog ones. Rottweilers hiding under the trampoline are not comfortable. And hitting away an over excited Border Collie is not proper human intervention
  15. Our vet has a 2 hr window for appointments especially for reactive dogs. Hailey is muzzled for each appointment and at the end of her consultation, I remove the muzzle and we do some trick training in the consult room. When we leave the vet, one of the nurses has extra treats for Hailey and takes the time to give them to her in the carpark. I know that Hailey is reactive and muzzle train to avoid any incidents. They know Hailey is reactive, especially under the stress of a vet visit, and are prepared to take the extra time. Absolutely love our vet and vet nurses
  16. Having been involved with Rottweilers for over 20 years, and owned 6 of them of varying temperaments, Freya is not "chilled", and the only reason that Penny is not being attacked is the fact that she is timid, very uncomfortable and diffusing the situation. If Freya was with a more confident, assertive dog, or a dog that was able to run away, there would be a massive reaction from her. Regarding the Dangerous Dog declaration, in Victoria declared dogs can't be rehomed, given away or sold. It's illegal. If they move from one council area to another, the declaration follows them. I also understand that this is now a national law. Under the dangerous dog laws it's also the legal responsibility of the registered owners to euthanase Freya, not yours as they need to notify the council. No vet will treat the dog on your say so, as you are not the registered owner. Freya is a huge liability, but she is not your responsibility. The owners need to step up and do what's best for Freya in a humane way. They owe her that much.
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