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  • Birthday 30/09/1987

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  1. How to cool down your dog???

    We just feed plain iceblocks or frozen chicken feet. If they are looking a bit lethargic they get a zooper dooper for a sugar boost. Sometimes they'll go sit by the freezer to wait for a treat. It makes a big difference. Mine dont like cool mats and I've lost their cool coats so thats how we are managing them until we get new coats.
  2. Neighbours treating Puppy Badly

    I am pleased you phoned the RSPCA. It sounds like they are taking this seriously. The pup is lucky to have you on her side. Good luck.
  3. Coping as an only dog

    I just saw this, how is he going? If hes still struggling you are welcome to bring him to meet my boys, we have someone home nearly all the time at the moment so can possibly help.
  4. The only advice I can add, is BREATHE. Your posts show a great passion for wanting to learn, but you also need to know when to just step back, breathe and trust your judgement. Sometimes there can just be too much information. Your boy is lovely and labs can be decieving with their build. For an example of information overload, I have significant issues with my fish tank at the minute which are causing me crazy amounts of stress, i spoke to 3 different people in the last 24 hours. two gave similar information (one person I trust the other I don't) to someone I thought had *all* the answers. If I researched it, I'd be none the wiser (probably rocking in a corner) as it's an unusual issue, so I just had to stop, take a step back and trust my gut and weigh up what I feel is best. If that doesn't work, then I'll try something else. My point is, with things like this, you just have to roll with it, trial and error. No two dogs are the same. My mum and I both have vizslas, two completely different builds, and feeding needs. My boy gets up to 2 cups a day and still looks lean, my mum's girl looks like a whale on that much food now, yet a few years ago it was a different story, no matter how much she ate she was skinny (to us, but different vets had different opinions). You will learn what's normal for him and what isn't, I can tell in a glance now if mine are getting chubby or if it's just a bloat tummy that day, but it took time. Trust yourself a bit more, but if you still aren't confident, be guided by the breeder who knows the dogs.
  5. I noted in your post you said you give him toys when you go to work, and take them away when you get home. Other than you and your girlfriend does he have anything to play with when you get home? If not it will partly be boredom I suspect. My dogs always have access to toys. Nice things to show it's ok to be left are bones, treats and aussie pigs ears. He is jumping because he wants attention and to be with you. I have a dog who digs to china when stressed if we leave him outside, so I don't. He is inside when we aren't home, and inside with me 95% of the time, unless he chooses to be outside. It does not mean he's always getting attention but he's always with us as he is happier. He knows he can come on the couch, but he also has his bed we can send him to when he is too much, and that is great. He is 9 and only just became secure enough to sleep in his own bed this year after a lot of work. I also agree with getting a trainer. Good luck.
  6. Selecting a Dog Breed

    On what planet do 'most people ' go for pitbulls?? They're a restricted breed! I can count on one hand the number I have met in all my years of dog ownership. Far from being a common pet and most certainly NOT a breed for a novice owner.
  7. 9th Storey Apartment

    I wouldn't risk it myself as there is too many risk factors. A staffy would not be a suitable choice for your living situation. However if you are set on one, please research your preferred colour as I believe there are a lot of health issues with it. While it's great to have a preference I'd look at the right personality and health of the dog over the colour.
  8. I've used Jetpets to take an 8wo php from Tassie to Melbourne with no issue
  9. Replacement Pan For Dog Crate?

    Its 8 years old, I'm not sure they'll reply. Contact the company directly perhaps?
  10. Seeking samoyed puppy

    You will probably get more answers by posting this in general not off topic
  11. Which out of the 2 please

    Not from a registered breeder? So a per shop? Neither!
  12. Staffy

    Get a professional trainer if you want to keep the dog. If he is going to be near the kids, keep him on a lead at all times so you can control when, where and how he interacts with them.
  13. Dreadful Diagnosis gone Wrong

    The only person who can give you answers as to how they 'got it wrong' would be the vets unfortunately as all we would be doing is guess or share horror stories which will distress you more. Just give them a call and speak to someone for a chat.
  14. Where? I've read the posts a number of times and saw no explanation, only regarding the microchip. There has been mention of her then him in more than one post. Getti g the sex of your dog wrong more than once regardless of how long you've had it, more than once is an odd 'typo'.
  15. Vets and lack of knowledge

    Definitely. I've heard the no bones before too with one of them (maybe the same one, he was horrified i was still feeding chicken raw after the chicken neck thing) so maybe a training issue as the senior vets don't say no bones, just recommend caution with certain types and i know they have a lot of raw fed clients.