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  1. Cocker Spaniel - update in my post

    A sad story for the poor boy and no doubt the family who do love him and want the best for him. How is he with other dogs or pets? is the situation at a critical stage where he is in need of foster care? or respite care for the owners, is the situation becoming worse the longer it gets?
  2. Saturday Senior

    they sure do Pers. I can't wait to meet the old gal my mate adopted. she sounds so delightful
  3. Saturday Senior

    That brought a tear to my eye
  4. Sniffing machine

    this is a great concept - link didn't work though it had to redirect.
  5. Saturday Senior

    This is an old thread but I wanted to give it new life. A few weeks ago a really good friend adopted a 12+ yr old old gal from the pound. She had been there whilst her elderly owner was undergoing medical care. She was ultimately surrendered when this elderly owner was admitted to aged care and no longer able to care for her with a dementia (?) diagnosis.
  6. This thread you are responding to is over 6 years old
  7. Are Dog Parks Worth the Risk?

    Council provided bags cost more than 4c a bag, and in smaller towns, that's a bigger budget. I recently came across a very open and transparent page imploring residents to remember their own bags, because they want to keep the council rates low, but still be a dog friendly town (etc.) - my words, not theirs, but the takeaway sentiment should be enough for the dog loving community to look out for each other. Those council rates pay for many things. http://www.turosshead.org/Pages/Dogs.htm
  8. Hi Tapua, Not much help with accom sorry but I highly recommend Laggan Pantry 10mins away if you can get in! (Also, I got to meet one of your pups from a recent(?) litter, amazing little guy!)
  9. Tuppence (Edgeof Valiant Damsel)

    run free Tuppence, sorry for your loss Stellnme. she is so lucky to have found you.
  10. Socialising a dog - daycare?

    Not all doggy daycares are equal, and some of those with the flashiest websites may not actually have a great practice.. It comes down to the people who look after the place and other dogs who attend it. If you don't have a need for daycare, the best bet would be to socialise your dog with known dogs you know that could influence your dog with the correct and desired social cues. Unknown dog socialisation is a lottery, just as much as some people get lucky (eg, your friend's dog who came from a rescue scenario and blossomed thanks to doggy daycare), you could get very unlucky. My previous dog had a day at a very flashy and expensive daycare and came back with some very poor social cues which I then had to remediate with controlled socialisation. If you really want to try it out, visit the daycare without your dog and go from there. Otherwise do look into having small meet ups with other dog owners and socialise your dog with you present, that way you get to enjoy it too
  11. So if it doesn't go to rescue groups, where does PetRescue use those funds???? What does that money go to?? Did anyone donate to that appeal, what does it say it will go towards helping?!
  12. Hi Kenny Your honesty is refreshing and I hope this thread can help to enlighten others in your situation too. What's also invaluable is the way a puppy has been raised during its infancy which builds on an invaluable temperament (have a google of 'puppy culture'). All the best finding the right canine companion, I hope this site can help you in the future.
  13. Goodbye Bubby my darling

    I've only just now been able to bring myself to read this. I've shared my condolences but I couldn't bring myself to read this, and even today I'm having a little cry. I hope he's getting lost with Panto up there.
  14. Introducing.... Bolt!

    this was me too!! Bolt is adorable, congratulations, Teebs!! more photos and updates please!
  15. I think the trainer is definitely a good idea. I would also consider getting your mind around having the dog inside in a controlled environment, such as a penned area, and also crate training, to teach the dog impulse control and learn to settle rather than remain anxious. Note, that because behaviours have already escalated badly, this is best done with the advice of a trainer/behaviourist - there are far too many conflicting and confusing tutorials and opininos on the internet to determine what is actually right for your dog. The trainer/behaviourist will be able to assess your actual dog and be better placed to read its behaviours better than both of you to recognise a go forward training plan. "oodles" were made for coming inside as they shed less - according to a majority of oodle owners I have spoken with. You and your GF will need to agree to be on the same page as the trainer on what needs to happen and be consistent. It will be money well spent.
  16. Kira (my sweet girl) 2003 - 2018

    A beautiful tribute MM - Kira was loved by so many <3
  17. Dee Dee Duster - until we meet again

    way too short a time, happy birthday Dee Dee. Hugs to you, grumpette, so sorry
  18. The Balanced Canine has done a really thorough analysis of a lot of dry dog foods, for those who feed dry, it came out pretty high on the list compared to other kibbles. Worth a look. I found their research rather thorough and objective, so you can make your mind up based on what you're looking for.
  19. I've used the subject to highlight awareness around the stolen kelpies around the Goulburn area but pasted the article as it appears on ABC. http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-06-11/kelpie-fetches-record-price-casterton-auction/9857018 Kelpie attracts record price of more than $22,000 at Victorian auction Updated yesterday at 19:08 First posted Monday at 15:16 Two-year-old kelpie Glencairn Seven was sold at Casterton for a record price of $22,200. (Supplied: Tash Frankensteiner) Can you imagine paying $22,000 for a dog? The price record for a working farm dog was smashed over the weekend, with an undisclosed buyer in Victoria paying $22,200 for a two year old kelpie called Glencairn Seven. It was bred by Jerilderie breeder Christian Peackock and sired by his dog Pud's Cruiser out of a bitch owned by Dave Seatman called Sunraysia Clair. The previous record for a working dog was $14,000, set in March this year. A second dog broke that figure at the working dog auction in Casterton over the weekend, with Ian O'Connell's bitch Lessi Sally going for $16,500 to stockman Jamie Partridge. High price, but good value Chair of the annual kelpie muster Karen Stephens said the prices reflect good times in the wool industry and the value of a working dog on farm. "They replace an employee basically, they're a faithful servant and they don't get superannuation," Ms Stephens said. People fly in from all over Australia for the auction and telephone bids are also taken from overseas buyers. "Purchasers all need to see the dogs before the auction and there was a huge crowd at the demonstration the day before." Sixty dogs were auctioned for a total over $260,000 with an average price over $5,500. Dog theft on the rise Police are warning dog owners to lock up their properties after a spate of dog thefts in the southern highlands of New South Wales in the past three weeks. FB stolen kelpies Four working dogs have been stolen around Goulburn and Taralga, including an eight-month-old, yellow and white-coloured kelpie and three five-month-old red kelpie puppies. NSW Rural Crime Coordinator Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside said working dogs are not only worth a lot of money, but are also part of farmers' livelihoods. "It’s not just something where you replace them and get a dog like the last one you had, a lot of effort goes into it and there’s a time lag when they have to replace them." If you see the dogs advertised on social media contact the rural crime officer at Goulburn police station.
  20. Kaos

    So sorry for your loss Teebs, I've just seen this. Hope you're doing better Run free Kaos
  21. WT it sounds like you have a bone to pick with rescue or a rescue organisation (and I am not refuting that is not possible or even probable), but it seems at odds with this topic. Rescues are so diverse, you cannot paint them all with the same brush. For an ethical rescue, if it is the case that no money (vet treatment etc) had been spent on that particular dog (which is the exception rather than the norm), as a consumer I would happily pay it knowing that those funds go to help the next dog who is not so fortunate to have not needed treatment, or even consider backfilling the onerous costs rescues take on and don't have replenished. They're doing the work many of us don't have the money or heart or will to continue with and I'm grateful that they're there.
  22. Opinions on new tinned raw food

    I've read about keto for dogs for the treatment of illness, disease, cancer and weightloss but not as maintenance, prevention or daily nutrition. I'm definitely one to watch new fads work themselves out and prove themselves before trying it so this is certainly interesting. I feed raw because I like the known benefits but specifically that it is fresh, there has been no process other than mixing/mincing of the product, and I know exactly what I put in his mixes. Even the dry I feed is Australian made because I don't want radiated food. @Agota Jakutyte - do you even plan to release in Australia? And if so, given bio security laws, has a site been found to manufacture this food? @Danois - thanks for the facts! knew you would be able to provide the quick stats. Do you know if these laws apply to NZ imported too? I have occasionally used K9 Naturals given they're only coming from across the water...
  23. Thunder Shirts and Adaptil

    The key, to any of these remedies, relies on you as the dog's human, anticipating what's coming. This is often a difficult challenge, because innately, dogs will sense an upcoming storm WELL before you do. The shirt or adaptil or RR needs to be administered prior to the storm signals indicating and being picked up by your dog. Once the anxiety starts, it snowballs and continues for the dog. They're not fixes but more gentle preventatives. I find with all of these that they're usually for dogs at the stages where most dog people believe that the dog will be fine their reactions are just minor. LG - for the DAP, the diffuser is the same as the mortein (or whatever brand it is) for the bug diffuser you get from the supermarket where you screw the bottom bit in, and I think there may be a Glade one as well. BE VERY CAREFUL with these plug-ins, please only turn it on when you are home. The potential for overheating and causing a house fire from these devices is frequently warned by fire authorities. You could also dab a little bit onto a cloth and tie it around your dog's collar. I found the Thursday Plantation Lavendar spray just as useful - again, remember I didn't feel any of these remedies made a material difference in Panto. For your soft crate, consider wrapping heavy blankets around it to muffle sound. I had read of other dogs benefiting from ear mufflers. It wasn't something I was able to train Panto into, she hated something over her head, but if you're capable and your dog takes to it, something worth a shot too.
  24. Thunder Shirts and Adaptil

    A few posters have shared storm phobia stories here on zencrate: PS. to directly answer your OP, we have a thundershirt, adaptil and rescue remedy, all as useless as each other at this level of storm anxiety - and it sounds like tempeh is there.
  25. If the owner is already a too soft woman, perhaps a woman trainer is more beneficial - when the trainer is away, then the owner won't have the excuse 'oh listens to the trainer because it's a man' sort of excuse. Correct - owner needs to step up. A trained dog is one thing but the handler also needs training.