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  1. Desexing at 8 weeks - too young?

    Barbaric IMHO but understand why the breeder feels it necessary (I have heard the deceptive lengths people will go to get an entire puppy of some breeds).......I would ask for (and offer to pay for if necessary) a vasectomy in a male, would definitely not buy a juvenile desexed female, seen too many cases of spay incontinence which leads to lifetime medication and indignity or exclusion of the bitch from the life she has been used to
  2. Anti jump harness -anyone know about these?

    Dogs could hang themselves
  3. Opening hours Bulla Dog exhibition centre

    You would need to call Dogs Victoria, as far as I know it is not open during the day or at regular hours...........the property is leased, not owned by members as KCC Park is........and the grounds staff are not there every day..........
  4. Training Recommendations In Se Melbourne

    Yes, but some dogs do all the time and some don't ever do it. The instinct presumably comes from claiming territory (dominance and communication) and communicating that you are around and available for mating (bitch in season) so it's interesting to think about why individuals do it when not all of them do. I believe, after many years and lots of dogs, some rescued, that it is not simple dominance, dogs who feel insecure will do it to reassure themselves they have life under control.........so some bottom of the heap dogs do it too
  5. Training Recommendations In Se Melbourne

    Name no names but was this a local obedience club or a private "club"?
  6. Keeping Cars Cool At Trials/shows

    I made shadecloth covers for my metal crates, or you can buy silver mesh (try and get the more open weave one), I don't like soft crates in the summer....you can rotate a crate to suit the sun if it is out of the of the car....and I don't mean to be hurtful but would Malcolm benefit from a break from the outside world whilst he deals with his social issues? I am entered in Obedience on Sunday but we won't be going as they forecast 32 deg, last trial of the year, I love going and seeing everyone at Croydon but this year we will give it a miss, dog comes first, bath day instead and they can all drip dry!!! Always next year, it's a long break in Victoria but I think a lot of dogs enjoy the change and come back fresh after the big holiday
  7. Spirit Of Tasmania Dog Traveling.

    We have taken dogs over and back a few times, first time we used cages, other trips they stayed in their trailer..I would NEVER leave dogs in a vehicle over summer in case it was hot, even at night, dogs have died, ferry people will put you in best spot if you have animals but they will be heavily booked on that date .....I would fly her over, maybe using a kennel to collect her until you pick her up but I fear they will be booked out too, or you could kennel her in Melbourne and have them send her over when you get there, think you would need a pet transport company....is Waynerod still around?
  8. Genetics Vs Environment

    I would want to see a written opinion of an experienced injury vet before I accepted that
  9. Genetics Vs Environment

    Well said....... you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, you can modify and manage but you need the temperament what it should be for that breed, and a temperament that a particular owner finds hard to manage will be a burden for all the dog's life, including for the dog I would be speaking to a few other breeders before buying a dog from the one saying genetics are minimal in his breeding program
  10. Genetics Vs Environment

    Well said....... you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, you can modify and manage but you need the temperament what it should be for that breed, and a temperament that a particular owner finds hard to manage will be a burden for all the dog's life, including for the dog I would be speaking to a few other breeders before buying a dog from the one saying genetics are minimal in his breeding program
  11. Victorian Gov To Introduce New Breeding Laws

    Clearly something has already happened to get rid of illegal puppy farms because there are none left - even the terminology has changed from puppy farms to puppy factories. I have heard that Wellington Shire (East Gippsland) says they have closed 14 puppy farms, there were big volume breeders down there, surely that would have an effect on statistics?
  12. Victorian Gov To Introduce New Breeding Laws

    “No jurisdiction in the world has had the courage to set a low limit on the number of animals kept by breeders, so research into the link between animal numbers and welfare outcomes is limited,” Dr Walker said. (my words, limited is double speak for as she says up first, never been done so NO REASEARCH will they realise this means no one has a clue?) “Setting a limit will allow us to start benchmarking welfare outcomes in Victoria.” Well I did hear someone remark that it had to be 10 because after that they would run out of fingers...............
  13. Victorian Gov To Introduce New Breeding Laws

    is it just me who thinks they held the inquiry to show they are prepared to listen to concerns. but that it was all just a public relations scam? to appease the masses so they hope wont get a backlash like baird did? There are two "theys", the lower house has a govt majority so the Bill passed easily, the upper house does not have a majority, they have more greens, minor party and independent members and it is the upper house which is holding the inquiry.............the issue has become a political one............I don't believe this inquiry is "going through the motions", they are investigating flawed legislation based on incorrect premises in some aspects, and written without proper consultation of all affected
  14. Victorian Gov To Introduce New Breeding Laws

    The presentation had to be limited to time, a lengthy written submission was put in before the enquiry started and the important part will be the transcript when it comes online.............that is the main bit of an enquiry
  15. Victorian Gov To Introduce New Breeding Laws

    She has apparently spoken of introducing an amended Bill next week, without waiting for the findings of the Inquiry, am told she can, but it will end up blocked in the Upper House where Labour does not have a majority
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