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  1. Debarking

    Has she had her hearing tested ,Deaf or poor hearing dogs can be chronic barkers and people assume there triggered by noise when there reacting to other senses and insecurities. I would be getting a Baer test done . As for debarking we have 2 that came to us debarked . it doesn’t work for every dog so finding a vet whose good at it a must . Some teach themselves to bark again . Our 2 can be heard but in very low tones ,given the choice they will bark all day & we live on a property . even if debarked it doesn’t solve the issue of what triggers the reaction from her but it will give you more sanity & lower your stress & fears as no matter what a serial barker is a nightmare for neighbours & its a nightmare for owners . I would even consider driving to another state if a vet there can do it better . As the council is already involved you have it easier in going down this path .
  2. Puppy Becomes Hyper Active After Having Food

    For most puppies there diner is there fuel ,How many times do you feed her & does she go over the top waiting for her food or waits calmy ?? I agree just place her outside & ignore or set a crate up where after meals is quiet time. Chances are this was funny to the household at first but she's getting bigger & the novelty is wearing off
  3. Obsessive behaviour help

    I gather you have contacted the owners regarding this issue & what steps they wish to take ?? Sorry but if your a pet sitter then you need to step up & deal with potential issues better than asking on a forum especially if taking multi dogs from different families that have never meet & you expect to interact . I gather you have areas already set up for dogs in your care anyway especially for those that need a safe time out or don't get on so use plan . The other dog may have a UTI or be ill but these things people on a forum can't help you with as your business agreement is between you & The owners
  4. Flea Treatments Necessary?

    I don’t treat . i researched the risk factor for heartworm and decided it was very small compared to the drug side effects but I’m in a lucky position ,different area and I would reassess the pros/ cons
  5. Brush them,electric tooth brush and go for it
  6. The old puppy exercise question

    My gundogs is all about free running as puppies BUT i still will step in at times where they obviously havent mastered the art of self resting or having a "busy Brain" moment that i need to redirect .
  7. Show dog brush advice please

    Agree your breeder should have given you this info if they sold you a show potential puppy . As for gear my suggestion is start basic whilst you test out showing ,gear wise you can spend little or spend alot . I handled /groomed Std Longs for many years . What you will need is . Single side thinners for the feet & throat Small straight for trimming under the pads . Combo comb (any of the dog vendors will sell them ) Brush a soft bristle Quality soft slicker will last you for ever whether pet or show Doggyman is a good one . Then it comes down to shampoo/con that best suits your dogs coat & training it to be blow dried

    At her age i doubt there will be any change in her behaviour & i would imagine most of the training places & trainers would have made that very clear which may not be what you wanted to hear results wise . What they most likely suggested was modifying this one's lifestyle so its always safe & not able to do harm to people & teaching you to understand her body language when she is not happy The drug path would be more based on allowing the dog to settle down & have better coping skills but the chances of modifying such behaviour at 10 years plus add the dog is likely to start losing hearing & eye sight over time means i would be concentrating more on setting up for a safe success into geriatic age . I would not send such a dog to an away training facility & any that guarantees you results i would run a mile from .Any decent trainer also can not guarantee success BUT a good trainer teaches you very important skills to be a good dog owner . Your not failing this dog ,sadly there are alot of nastys Chi's out there often due to owners who think there pocket pet doesn't need to conform to normal dog manners or there so small its no real trouble. What i would suggest is changing your expectations .That may mean you will never have the perfect dog BUT there are certainly things you can do to give this one fun in its own way . If it hasn't had a basic vet check ie bloodwork then do so that would also include checking teeth or lack off ,Dogs with awful rotten teeth can be quite nasty . Stick with a trainer that is very honest about what is trainable & manageable . Look at a consult with a vet behavourist who can maybe suggest meds but all aspects of pros/cons should be discussed
  9. IVDD Axis Abnormalities

    Maybe contact a specialist in Australiaor New Zealand and see if they will consult on the X rays
  10. IVDD Axis Abnormalities

    Have you seen a specialist vet or just 5 random vets
  11. Microchip issue for new puppy

    So unless they drove the puppies to NSW they would have been chipped in QLD & that may be the issue in the puppy raiser not wanting there details on the paperwork which they couldn't sign as they may not be the legal owner of the bitch /prefix or another reason . The vet who did it is most likely the one who vaccinated them so what does that card say . What did the breeder say when you phoned them to ask ??
  12. Worrying behaviour? Please help?

    Has the dogs hearing been tested there are some things you list that could be signs of hearing issues which is an issue in Cattle Dogs
  13. Advice please

    Personally I find it bad form to ask on forums instead of simply phoning the breeder and discussing what you vet has potentially found . I would expect anyone that has brought a potential show /breeding puppy to have built up a good relationship with there breeder and able to talk freely about the issue,the breed and health ( well health discussed before purchase). But as you plan to become a breeder this is your reality so how would you deal with it when you breed a pup with an issue? But as a point of interest can this issue be cleared by parentage tested,when the vet says hereditary what did they base that opinion on . No one can tell you for sure without being privy to the actual vet report or seeing the actual x rays or what ever the issue has been deemed . Like others have said some vets are clueless ,use the wrong words but this is when phoning your breeder first asking for help would have been the best thing . They May ask for a second opinion at there expense and yes we have done that as a puppy owner contacted us all agressive and pissy over there vets findings . Upon the xrays being sent to us blind Freddie could see how there vet got it so terribly wrong ,we arranged for a 3 neutral opinion due to the attitude of these buyers who soon realised what fools they had made of themselves and so much could have been sorted out if they just phoned us in the first place Yes I have brought dogs that didn’t make the grade also breed dogs that either didn’t turn into the show potential it displayed .Also imported a dog that we couldn’t breed from ,shit happens I have also breed dogs with hereditary issues where no DNA testing is available just yearly testing to tell me whether clear or not ,they could be clear for life but carry the marker to produce it to a bitch in the same boat
  14. Dogs can travel when running in fear . Without knowing your area & state laws look into the possibility of finding someone who can fly a drone with video coverage ,This has been used before to pin point a location .Keep walking logical safe areas ,the creek would have water & be quiet . Dogs generally shut down when scared so your want it emphasized not to chase but to contact you & be prepared for her to not even respond to you . There are groups in Australia that have helped search for dogs lost & are trained in the "understanding" process of a dog in fear and Flight . Tracking dogs have been used in Australia to find a scent on lost dogs
  15. Grooming dogs with black nails?

    Vet wrap the leg hair or a pair of kids pantyhose