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  1. Lymphoma

    Macrolone will help with her quality of life by helping with the pain and generally making her feel well. I had an old cattle dog with cancer on it for quite some time which gave us some really good quality time together.
  2. Sounds like that's part of the problem. Would she follow you in? Perhaps you need to keep walking in and out of the area, dropping little treats, to encourage her to go in, when you have time. You would need to ignore her and go about your business, maybe look in boxes or poke around in shelves, all done quietly. Just take it step by step.
  3. Does she ever go into your OH's office Boronia? Perhaps she could be lured in there, with treats, when he isn't in there at first and build on it. It may be this mysterious room that is part of the problem?
  4. I always think a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a good first dog. They are pretty easy coat wise and very loving. And I've never met a snappy or aggressive one and they are easy to train.
  5. I think she's barking at your husband because she is afraid of him so I'm not sure that this is the correct way to stop it. A friend told me recently that her new adult dog was barking and lunging at dogs while out walking so she consulted a behaviourist. The behaviourist came to the house and worked with her and told her, that when out walking, as soon as another dog was in sight, treats should start raining from the sky. The idea is that eventually the dog will realise that when he sees another dog, good things happen. Perhaps you could use this method. So when your husband is approaching, start dropping treats and distracting her (before she starts barking). And your husband should keep up with the no eye contact and throwing treats in her direction, when she is quiet. It is going to take some time to get on top of this so be patient.
  6. Is she not used to men? I'm no expert, but I would start desensitising training. So OH sits quietly on the floor, with dog in room, no eye contact and throws best treats ever (cheese, salami, anything smelly that she loves but keep an eye on the quantity) in her direction. Hopefully she will then slowly start to move towards him on her own accord, so the treats get closer and closer and become more relaxed around him. I had a Poodle here that was petrified of any visitors but I found he was much happier if he was in a crate. After he was resting calmly, I would get the visitors to calmy pop a treat into his crate for him, every few minutes. Luckily I had pre-warned the visitors! lol
  7. I use Nexgard without any problems. And have used Scalibor collars in the past but did find one tick on a dog when he was wearing one. Ticks can blow in as well as being carried in by bandicoots and other small animals.
  8. My 12.5 year old Cav has a grade 4 heart murmur and has just had a dental. She bounced back without any problems. And she is much brighter in herself.
  9. Contact

    Welcome to the forum. I was looking for a puppy earlier this year and had the same problem as you. In the end, I contacted a couple of breeders who were advertising puppies, by phone, and was lucky enough to get the most delightful little girl, even though I was looking for a male.
  10. Which tick preventive

    Hi and welcome to the forum I use Nexgard and have done so for a couple of years without any problems. I've given it to a very old cattle dog, an old Cavalier and a Cavalier pup. I think the pup will need to be at least 12 weeks old before you can start him/her on it.
  11. Dogs with storm phobias

    For my first cattle dog it was the noise. I realised that she was deaf when she didn't react to a storm. It will get worse as she gets older so see if Google can come up with some proven suggestions to nip it in the bud.
  12. Best vacuum cleaner for pet hair?

    I'm on my second one of these. The first lasted over 20 years. The suction is so good that the carpet lifts and it vibrates as well, so all the loose dirt etc is out and sucked up in no time.
  13. 9 month old golden retriever and food...

    Is his weight good? And is he desexed (needs fewer calories if he is)? It may be that he doesn't need that much any more or he may only need one meal a day with a snack at the other time.
  14. Boarding kennel recommendations please

    This place is owned by dog and cat breeders and has an excellent reputation: http://www.pawsandwhiskers.com.au/
  15. Different hair styles what do they mean ?

    Interesting as I have never heard of that type of clipper blade. My groomer friend tells me that for poodles, most groomers use a very short blade and then stainless steel combs to get different lengths. She feels that the blade should never touch the dog's skin. Hope that helps! It mgiht be worth having a look on the poodle forum: http://www.poodleforum.com/9-poodle-grooming/