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  1. I tried that, but I wasted my money, mainly because I couldn't keep him out of the water. Every week I would spend at least an hour giving him a really good brush then apply the spot on...keep him inside for another couple of hours & as soon as I would let him outside he would find the dirtiest patch of lawn/garden to roll in Which tells me he hated the smell.
  2. I took Jaxon (BC) to Bunnings a few times when he was little as part of his life experiences but each time he sat nicely in the trolley & I had heaps of nice treats on me, which I handed to some staff members to give him, & it was good for him. I did the same with the vets. Now when I have to go to Bunnings & I have my dogs with me, I drive into the trade section which is undercover & crack the windows & check with the staff that it is OK to leave them there for a few minutes while I grab what I want. I have never had a knock-back. We also take our dogs several times a
  3. My dogs get frozen pilchards & other fish & frozen turkey necks or chicken drumsticks all the time. One dog wont eat his fish if it is not frozen
  4. The fellas have just taken the two dogs for their evening walk (we are on a farm) & I threatened them with murder if the dogs came back dirty (like last night). All good, just dirty feet. Cricket has fluffed up like cotton wool
  5. An update on this. I finally got my dryer. I bought a Lazor RX. I thought & was prepared to take days even weeks to get Cricket into letting me use it on him. He was all wet from his swim this morning & I said to myself, well I have to start somewhere. Brought him inside & tethered him to the leg of the dining room table. Lots of yummy treats when I put the thing on the floor. I thought he would freak out at the hose because it looks so much like a snake. But no...several treats later & I turned it on, more treats...all good. Then from a distance of a couple of meters I j
  6. I have had this problem with my young border collie. What I do now which works nearly every time, is change direction then he will get up & follow me. I then walk around in a circle & continue on. If I am near a fence or something convenient & safe, but only in my own yard, I will tie him up & walk off until I see him get back on his feet. I have the same problem with trying to get him to leave the vets, as he loves it there so much
  7. Are you buying it on Mains or Limited Register ??
  8. I was looking at this one https://www.clipperworld.com.au/MV_dash_AF_dash_PED500/Metrovac-Air-Force-Quick-Draw-Mini-Portable-Pet-Dryer-PED_dash_500/pd.php or on a second look maybe the one under neath that. Seems to have good reviews & comes with a long hose. This one https://www.clipperworld.com.au/MV_dash_AF_dash_QD_dash_1/Metrovac-Air-Force-Quick-Draw-Portable-Pet-Dryer-QD_dash_1/pd.php
  9. Can you use dryers everyday without damaging the hair? I know nothing about them, but my old boy with the thick curly hair swims in the morning about 8 & then takes the rest of the day to dry off enough so I can brush him. If they can be used often, then any recommendations for one that is efficient, quiet & not too expensive?
  10. Update on this. Four storms so far. The first two I gave him 1/4 Serapax (Oxazepam) & then I got hold of some Vetalogica Vita Rapid treats & yesterday & today's storm he got a couple of those instead, about an hour before the storms. The effect on him was much the same. Clearly he is still worried, but not reacting anymore, so that's good. We havn't had a big overhead storm yet to test it out, but I guess with this hot weather, it wont be long.
  11. You say you have tried everything? Have you tried a head halter or a specially designed front attached harness. I always have good success with the SENSE-ible one http://www.softouchconcepts.com/product/sense-ible-harness. Plus what the others have said above. Do lots & lots of training in your own back yard with yummy treats. ALWAYS take yummy treats with you & give generously for good behaviour when out walking...even if it is only a couple of seconds of good behaviour. Just make sure you are marking (clicker or voice) the exact moment the good behaviour happens. The treat comes
  12. Reading the directions it says if giving more than one tablet to divide the dose evenly twice a day. so for my guys that would be 4 tablets. Do you divide the dose or just give it as one dose?
  13. It is in the same class as Oxazepam Alprazolam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines
  14. I will get hold of some & try them. They might be good for my older boy too. At present he just goes away & hides, but I know he is stressed, just in a different way to Jaxon. Certainly worth a try...thanks
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