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About tdierikx

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    Damed If You Do...
  • Birthday 25/03/1967

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    My girls - Trouble and Zeddy

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  1. Puppy Becomes Hyper Active After Having Food

    I wouldn't encourage running about madly straight after a meal... maybe if you can try doing some training with her, sit, drop, stay, etc? Exercise her mind with learning rather than running around... mind exercise can wear them out just as quickly... *grin* T.
  2. Perses' Pups

    Such a special boy... lol! Love ya Pudden... ya handsome doofus... T.
  3. Have a look at Austral Boarding... I have boarded my dogs there... and even worked there for a while. They are happy to let you come visit and inspect their facilities before booking too... T.
  4. Perses' Pups

    You've raised them smart, strong, and brave... they'll be experts in no time... *grin* T.
  5. Perses' Pups

    The Boss must be somewhat impressed with the boys so far, yes? Sounds like they are going to be awesome help to him over the years... T.
  6. RSPCA South Australia

    Whoever says RSPCA can't come onto your property unless they can see neglect or cruelty is sadly mistaken... all they need is a single complaint from an anonymous source. The only structure they cannot enter without a warrant or permission is your house. Have a good read of POCTAA... it's there in black and white. The dogs in the video were reacting exactly how I'd expect when a GROUP of people with strange equipment are standing talking and pointing at them... especially as there is actually little encouragement coming from said people to make the dogs feel less wary. The body language displayed from the so-called assessors is so so wrong in this regard... the dogs in this video have definitely been set up to fail whatever "temperament" test is being used here. I have worked in boarding kennels where we had security trained dogs, fearful and upset pets, and animals with various degrees of social incompetence... NEVER did I have any issues interacting positively with said animals. I've also been involved in rescue situations where I had to select which animals from the pounds we could take in... again, I had little difficulty approaching animals showing fear or wariness of strangers in an adverse environment... and I'm not formally "qualified" in any form of animal behaviour assessment. The first thing I would expect of anyone conducting such a test to deem whether an animal is so badly damaged that it requires euthanaisia, is to do the testing on single dogs... the dogs in this video were feeding of each other's fear/wariness... compounding issues that possibly would not have been evident if assessed singly. I would say that the one dog that initially did try approaching (but failed to receive any positive encouragement to interact), would possibly have been VERY different if he/she was alone and had received positive encouragement. T.
  7. Perses' Pups

    Pudden!!! Love that doofy boy! T.
  8. Perses' Pups

    Him iz guardin' da washin'... iz workin' dog! T.

    Doesn't look like a bullmastiff to me... AmStaff cross maybe? With regard to the name on his chip, is there a possibility he was adopted by the OP from some small rescue group (or BYB) who didn't put in the change of owner paperwork? Stranger things have happened... T.
  10. Perses' Pups

    That photo deserves to be printed up large and framed... and hung in pride of place on a wall... WOW! T.
  11. A puppy's story

    Thanks @asal... so many "experts" out there advocating some pretty stupid methods of "training" and "socialising"... and plenty more gullible and clueless folks following blindly so they will be perceived to be the "perfect" owners. There is nothing wrong with corrective training methods... they can be achieved without physical or mental harm... but one needs to be taught to read what our dogs are telling us - they can't speak in words, but their body language can tell us so much... if we are prepared to "listen"... That pup of yours was such a great little tacker... so smart and wanting to please... all she needed was direction. Once she had that, she showed us how awesome she was, didn't she? T.
  12. 37 animals seized from storybook farm rescue

    OMG... it just gets worse... *sob* T.
  13. 37 animals seized from storybook farm rescue

    Let's not forget that the body that would end up tasked with any formal inspection process via any legislation would be the RSPCA... which I'm sure even those doing the right thing should/would be leery of. Essentially they, as the largest "rescue" organisation would be calling the shots over their "competition"... scary thought... I don't have an alternate answer to the problem, but I do know that I wouldn't want the RSPCA in charge of an inspection process. I see that as a conflict of interest at the very least - with a very real possibility of an abuse of power. Plus the fact that they are not held accountable to any higher power... nuff said... T.
  14. 37 animals seized from storybook farm rescue

    Facebook is too easy to delete posts you don't like...which can skew things somewhat... *sigh* Plus it's full of crazy people who love a good sob story, and follow blindly anything they perceive as "helping the poor souls"... but reality may be a bit different, yes? T.
  15. Perses' Pups

    You have the most stunning and healthy looking dogs perse... love them all! T.