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  1. Honestly, WTF is wrong with people that they don't control or contain their dogs??
  2. The dog and owner responsible for the attack haven't been found but there's a heart-warming update on the owner of the alpacas https://www.canberratimes.com.au/canberra-news/gift-baby-alpaca-for-the-man-who-lost-therapy-animal-to-dog-attack-20190318-p5157b.html

    My heart breaks for your family and for the level of stress and anxiety your poor dog must be under, to be behaving so aggressively (assuming a medical cause has been ruled out). It sounds like you need the help of a vet behaviourist, as they specialise in behavioural/anxiety issues and look beyond just the training side of things. As Rebanne has said, medication may be necessary to reduce your dog's stress levels before there is a chance of training having some effect. It's hard to know what the prospects of success are without a thorough assessment by a vet behaviourist though. Please don't feel like a failure. This is a really complex and challenging situation and, again echoing Rebanne, the failure is on the part of previous owners who let down a senior dog with serious problems, not you.
  4. Please delete, sorted

    Oh, I was just coming back to reply after having a think about it. I hope you've found someone you're happy with.
  5. Corneal Ulcer

    Oh, bless his little cotton socks. He's such a sweetheart.
  6. Corneal Ulcer

    Change is hard on our not so confident dogs at the best of times. Having reduced vision must be a lot to get used to. He's lucky to have you. Haha.. Teddy must really love his tennis ball. Ella is just divine.
  7. Oh, what wonderful news!! I got quite teary reading about you finding her and I'm so very happy for all of you.
  8. Corneal Ulcer

    Bless his little heart. Is his eye sight likely to keep improving over time? Hopefully once he adjusts to it a bit more he'll feel more confident to venture out a bit further.
  9. I'm so sorry that she hasn't been reunited with you yet. It's good that there are sightings as at least that helps barrow the possible search areas a bit. I really hope you get a great outcome tomorrow. I can only imagine how worried you must be.
  10. I was hoping there would be good news today. I can't think of anything else to suggest and I hope the media outlets get back to you quickly. I think a news report would probably get more attention than an advertisement but of course, you've got to get someone to agree to run the story. I hope you hear something positive very soon. Please let us know if there is any news.
  11. I'm so very sorry. I can only imagine how distressed you must be and it sounds like you've exhausted every avenue open to you so far. With the RSPCA, I would at least keep visiting daily if you can, despite what they said. It's not unheard of for a microchip to slip from where it's supposed to be and pound staff to not identify that it's a missing dog based on descriptions left with them. The only thing I can think of, that has worked in a few other cases, is to try and get your story in to the media somehow. People are less inclined to keep someone else's pet when they're all over the news and you may alert people who spot her, who aren't within your poster/letter drop radius. I'm not sure how to go about it but the lengths you've gone to so far to find Agatha might potentially make a reporter more interested in picking up the story.. One of those "let's turn this in to a feel good reunion" type of story for them? I'm so sorry, I wish I could offer you something more. I hope you find your darling girl very soon.
  12. Thank you. I'll keep that in mind and continue monitoring his hair loss.
  13. Question for moderator

    I'm not a moderator but if it was the thread about vets, it got deleted because a member became a bit excessive and rude in it. There were attempts to moderate the thread but I believe in the end, the person who started it asked the owner of the forum to delete it completely.
  14. It's been a while since anyone has p I syed in this thread but I thought I'd let other reactive dog owners know I'm selling the reactivity DVD by Emily Larlham over in the marketplacs
  15. Grooming dogs with black nails?

    I don't do my dog's nails myself but I did do a fair bit of research when I thought I was going to have to and there are ways to see the quick from underneath the nail. His groomer always gets his down to just above the quick, despite them being black, and uses a dremel so they're not sharp. I'd be looking around for a more experienced groomer. You might be able to get some recommendations on here if you mention roughly where you live.