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  1. @teddybeans this is an old post. AAGM / OP, hopefully you have found a solution. Pen or crate training should also help.
  2. Simply, for me, I would be terrified not have the connection or love of a dog again, and be able to bless a dog with a loving home. Your journey has been heartbreaking but you are deserving of the joy of a canine companion
  3. That's not the point I was making - they have updated the article after I had posted it (quote from snip when I posted the article) - so it seems they did some fact checking, then updated the article, which is rather refreshing. Often, here on DOL, we are unhappy when breed is named and the dog does not appear remotely close to the breed in articles. I was calling out that in this instance, I found the journalism to be more responsible than what we have experienced in the past.
  4. Really made me sad to read this one. Cudos to the journalist who did not sweepingly name any 'close enough' breed in the article.
  5. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/woman-dies-after-being-viciously-attacked-by-her-own-pet-dog-20190517-p51oa6.html
  6. I'm so sorry @yellowgirl He was certainly lucky to be with you, and no doubt both blessed to have found each other. Run free Pip
  7. What makes you say this? It would take a certain level of expertise to determine this, or that it was known and told from the previous seller this was the case. I'm also confused why you're the breeder now and looking after them when this is your friend's dog and your friend's problem?
  8. Couldn't agree more. I was with a couple of dog owners the other day, who were at their wits end. Steve was able to help, and the owners walked out confident with how to proceed.
  9. Have you used a trainer yet? There's been several recommendations made in past threads where you've requested a good trainer. What are you looking for in a good trainer or behaviourist? Have you worked on the other issues that you have previously identified, have they been rectified? Each of these could be feeding into and snowballing into all this undersirable behaviour and will continue on this path if nothing changes.
  10. Hey @yellowgirl How is Pip doing? I have experience with this. We consulted and exhausted all specialists available to us. Feel free to PM
  11. yes, the colorbond extension thingo it's strange it has been stepped down before the fence - I wonder if it is a council requirement? Back, side and front fences have different requirements when you're building.
  12. Hey - if you're going to put something up that's not fixed anyways, but hinder view, it would be neighbourly to sound them out anyways? And the landlord might even pay for it. It's such a simple attachment, they just slot in and you screw it in. When you take it off, you can take the slots out, and rescrew the screws in and leave the screws there so there's no holes.
  13. There's nothing more to offer more useful than above, but I'm gobsmacked your sister or mother did not contact you for 1-2 weeks? If the RSPCA were even unaware he was gone (because the timeline is ambiguous), or that they didn't tell you (as the owner) they may believe that he was not left in capable care. Just a thought, playing devils advocate which may help consider what might help provide them comfort in discussions regarding ownership. Did you adopt him from elsewhere? (curious, because his microchop is registered as 'CHOP'), could that have anything to do with the claim theory they tried to explain?
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