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colliehound

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About colliehound

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  • Birthday February 11

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    Dogs, Llamas, Chickens, Geese, Permaculture, Self Sufficiency, Cooking, Sewing, Spinning,

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  1. Which grooming products do you use and love for double coats, long coats and white coats? I use plush puppy but what other gems have you found?
  2. Enrichment ideas

    We have young dogs and I am looking for more enrichment ideas. We have a large property, digging area, sand pit, water play area, I do daily treats in boxes, in kongs, whole boiled eggs etc. What else do you suggest to keep it interesting? We do herding, showing and basic obedience but I am looking for at home ideas to keep them stimulated on the days my health doesn't allow me to be running around with them. Both large working breeds. Thanks.
  3. Five-Year-Old Girl Was Bitten By Dog Inside Bunnings Store

    I like bad idea........will remember that............
  4. Five-Year-Old Girl Was Bitten By Dog Inside Bunnings Store

    That is exactly right - you are not going to say - No, please don't approach the dog - if you don't have a good reason for it. And they say people are the superior species...................hmmmmmmm You absolutely have the right to ask/tell people to control their kids and I'd well and truly tell someone else's kid off if they ran up to us and hit Justice and I couldn't care less how much that might upset the child or their parents. I think it's a bit like dog parks though. You should be able to take your dog in to them and not be accosted by other dogs and everyone is supposed to have their dog under effective control but the reality is very different so, even though you have a right to be there with your dog who doesn't like other dogs racing up to them and getting in their face, that's what's going to happen so it's better to avoid the dog park with your dog. Bunnings has lots of areas (like aisles) where movement is restricted and your dog will be forced in to close contact with people (including children who aren't under control) and other dogs, so while it may not be fair it's better to not take your dog there unless they're bomb proof and can handle that. Exactly Snook! Thistle, I agree, Quinn has been known to be worried of some men lately and as soon as she barks at them they seem to decide they must win her over and approach with more determination And yep, I'm quite comfortable telling children to stop or wait a minute or leave that dog or be gentle. As long as you are calm but assertive about it kids generally respond well IME. I haven't had a parent have an issue but if they did I'd be very tempted to say "fine then" and let all three of my dogs go to knock the kid over and scare the crap out if with their barking... NOT REALLY! I would never do that, and my dogs actually love kids, they can just be a bit overwhelming sometimes, but there is a reason I am saying something if I am!
  5. Five-Year-Old Girl Was Bitten By Dog Inside Bunnings Store

    Good reply and quite agree. I am just so grateful that I now live rural and a lot of these things just don't come up. Or if they do - a firm "OI - Don't do that" to adult, child or dog - tends to pull them up short. You absolutely have the right to ask/tell people to control their kids and I'd well and truly tell someone else's kid off if they ran up to us and hit Justice and I couldn't care less how much that might upset the child or their parents. I think it's a bit like dog parks though. You should be able to take your dog in to them and not be accosted by other dogs and everyone is supposed to have their dog under effective control but the reality is very different so, even though you have a right to be there with your dog who doesn't like other dogs racing up to them and getting in their face, that's what's going to happen so it's better to avoid the dog park with your dog. Bunnings has lots of areas (like aisles) where movement is restricted and your dog will be forced in to close contact with people (including children who aren't under control) and other dogs, so while it may not be fair it's better to not take your dog there unless they're bomb proof and can handle that.
  6. Five-Year-Old Girl Was Bitten By Dog Inside Bunnings Store

    Putting flame suit on.................do I therefore have the right to ask people to control their kids (e.g. don't hit the dog, don't stand on the dog, don't grab the dog) - or should I expect that any time I go into a public place - I have to be prepared to accept any behaviour / conduct from kids? I am half asking this in jest - half asking for real. What is the current accepted protocol out there in the real world (in rural towns like ours you can tell the kids to leave dog alone)? I suspect if I asked someone to pull their kids off in a city these days I would probably still be in the wrong............ opinions please..........don't flame me - just asking to learn.........
  7. Five-Year-Old Girl Was Bitten By Dog Inside Bunnings Store

    I completely agree with you. Haven't read any more posts past this one of yours. My head hurts. If I am reading the majority of posts right - Why do dogs have to be PERFECT, yet kids can run riot, do what ever they want, pat whom ever and what ever they want, scream, yell anything like that - but my dogs need to be statues??? When did my dogs become everyone else's children's play things - simply because I popped into a store on the way home to grab some essentials for the farm.......with very obedient dogs with me (can't leave in the car in a QLD summer no matter the set up) . The dogs should not have to tolerate kids tearing up to them, smacking, patting firmly and generally being "all over them" just because they both (dogs and kids) have had to come with their "parents" to the hardware store?? I completely agree a Bunnings on a Saturday morning, or other peak time - is no place for kids or pets.......but a late night run past on the way home from another event.....is hardly cause for everyone to have a melt down. Can't we all just go about our business and give each other some space / respect ?
  8. My Dog Is Friendly

    Hi Ashling, To maybe give you a reason for the "fear" look - is that while your dog is and acts friendly - not all of mine are. They can be fosters, recovering from being attacked all manner of reasons. So when someone (and I know you are NOT doing this) yells - "Its ok he's friendly" as they are being dragged over to us. My reaction is definitely one of fear and anger as I just don't need to deal with the inevitable fight (dog or human) that will ensue as my pack determine this "intrusion" to be an attack and respond accordingly. More times than not - of course we are ready and have space, behavioural training etc in place to avoid an actual confrontation - but it can really ruin my otherwise much needed peaceful walk to have to yell at someone to control their dog, to have to expose mine to an over eager dog and generally get my adrenaline pumping. I know this won't entirely fit the question you asked, but will give you some insight into why some owners (and the other dog owner was completely in the wrong in your situation and should have had the dog on a lead) may give you a "look". Good luck with your training and good on you for asking the question.
  9. Vestibular Dysfunction

    Thank you ladies. We are going to go back to the vets on Tuesday for her opinion and I guess some "validation" for me. Rebanne - glad to see you also wouldn't have done MRI etc. Makes me feel a bit better. Thanks Diva. Lets keep in mind with a Greyhound "normal" isn't too far to go........sleeping.............resting...........leaning............... That is not to say I am not very very happy at her improvement.
  10. Vestibular Dysfunction

    Hi All, Yesterday my 12 yo Greyhound gave us a big fright by staggering around like a drunken sailor. We first awoke about 5am to her standing in the walk in robe, cowering in the corner and panting furiously. We assumed she had had a run in with on of the other dogs or the cat - so we put her on our bed, spoke to her softly, stroked her, (took all her vitals) and within 5 minutes she was fast asleep and resting normally. So we assumed our idea that she had a run in was right and went out to a market for a few hours. When we got back - she came to greet us as normal - but didn't bound or bark - just staggered and wobbled and smooched. Immediately I thought tick - snake - poison.......so we went straight down to the vet (who had already closed - but is a champion and waited for us). We eliminated tick, snake, poison etc etc and were left with stroke, tumour, cancer etc. We have her on pain meds and anti inflammatory. Today she seems almost back to normal - just a bit of lameness in a back leg and slightly listing. The whole time she has been hungry - eating normally - drinking normally - going to the bathroom normally. Also follows me around if I change rooms etc - so alert and cognitive. Having done a Dr DOL search it appears that Krisilin had a similar problem with Feather in 2014 and it was Vestibular Dysfunction. My girl didn't show the Nystagmus (but then I wasn't really looking for that) but the other signs match. Has anyone had experience beyond the first attack? Prognosis? Some say it is an iodine deficiency or a B12 deficiency or potassium. She has pancreatitus....anyone have knowledge on how this may or may not effect it? One option is obviously to get MRI or CT or .............however as others said in earlier post on this topic - it is a lot of money for something you probably won't elect to treat anyway (assuming they find something)- plus I am very very reluctant to put our girl under ANOTHER general anaesthetic - she has had plenty in her life as a not so well treated greyhound. (Prior to us - just for clarity). I am not sure if I am asking for experiences, advice or just a hug. I am a bit one foot in vet mode and one foot in mum mode and not sure if I should be panicking or just taking it one day at a time . Would value your thoughts.
  11. Dogs Who Rip Stuffing Out

    Love this thread. Great to know I am not alone. (Snowstorms, poo surprise and buying toys just so they can be "deaded"). Greyhound kills the squeekers, Collie 1 takes the eyes out, Collie 2 takes the stuffing out. Toys really don't stand a chance. Thanks for the laugh everyone.
  12. Dogs On Holidays

    If anyone wants to travel in QLD with dogs. Maleny is a great place to visit. Lots of wonderful restaurants and dog friendly accommodation. PM me for details if interested.
  13. Things To Do With Dogs - Sunshine Coast Qld

    Thanks everyone. That is very helpful. We generally go to Eumundi on the Wednesday, not Saturday and really really early - so it is a lot cooler and quieter. Those beach tips are also helpful. Will check out that website Vislamomma. Will send you details of where we are staying Workingdoglover. A south african themed place. The lady has been very helpful. If anyone can think of more things to do - please do let me know!! Thanks
  14. Hi Myself and my partner are going to the Sunshine Coast for a few nights in late May. We will have our three dogs with us. We have found a wonderful accommodation place that welcomes the dogs. They also offer massage and in house dinners etc. However what do DOL'ers suggest to do during the day? We thought a visit to the beach, the Eumundi markets on Wednesday, any other ideas of things we can do with the pooches? Do any of the touristy things allow dogs? Ginger Farm, Crystal Palace etc? Thanks!!
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