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  1. 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.
  2. 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.

    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?
  4. All of these!! Is he doing it when you're there too or just when you're away?
  5. Cocker Spaniel - update in my post

    Sorry to hear of the sad ending and thank you to those involved for doing what they could for this boy.
  6. dogs paw cleaning cup?

    The link didn't go anywhere for me alas. Each time I've been tempted to buy it I couldn't go through with it, because I think a facewasher in a small bucket of water will do the trick. Do you still have to pull the washer cup apart and wash/dry the silicon separate?
  7. Cocker Spaniel - update in my post

    wow! what an amazing match!
  8. You're doing some indepth research and this is great - and by no means does it sound like you're researching to justify an already made up mind, which is commendable. Have you heard about the theory/practice behind Puppy Culture? This might shed a little more light into your 8/12wk research. We brought our puppy home but continued his development, and had been in dialogue with our breeder in the lead up to make sure we maintained consistent puppy raising. (For us, K9 pro helped us continue this journey based on our needs)
  9. Cocker Spaniel - update in my post

    :facepalm: I didn't even check the dates. Thanks RP
  10. I don't think so necessarily but if it was a dry skin issue leading to hair loss I theorised that the paws would be quite dry too. I love the photo of the big feller in your new profile pic.
  11. I think this in combination with the extra hot summer seems to be reasonable. When I change my own diet, it's over a couple of months I start to see changes. I view this as his body adjusting to the production of good (better?) body oils, follicle health / hair growth, and the old hair and follicles making way for the good/new ones, so the old ones need to make way. Have you changed anything in his grooming routine, ie the sort of brush you use, frequency of brushing etc? eta: just saw your comment RE the groomer. I don't feel my comment holds much value given that and the timeline - if it did more frequent brushing to help with the follicle stimulation is what would make sense. How are his paws, are they drier than usual?
  12. Goodbye my gorgeous girl

    Oh Animal House I'm so sorry for your loss. What a gorgeous girl, a gorgeous life. I'm sorry you and your family are aching for her loss. Big hugs your way. Run free Minty
  13. I second this. I have a 6 month old puppy and I have been doing the puppy raising program with K9 pro and I can't recommend them highly enough. It's a one and half our drive (each way) for me but it's well worth it and I wouldn't go anywhere else. What is it that you are not quite happy with when it comes to the programs you have already looked into? another for these guys. It's a longer drive for us as well but the bespoke session at our pace and ongoing program specific to our needs and lifestyle were just what we needed. We get a lot of comments and praise out walking now, and for what it's worth I think we have been quite diligent with the training program. The main driver for using these guys, for us, was the balance between life skills, and training skills (for dog sports and activities etc). They're quite different things, eg, loose lead walking vs walking at heel. Many training programs will lump these two things together.
  14. 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?
  15. Saturday Senior

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

    That brought a tear to my eye
  17. Sniffing machine

    this is a great concept - link didn't work though it had to redirect.
  18. 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.
  19. This thread you are responding to is over 6 years old
  20. 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
  21. 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!)
  22. Tuppence (Edgeof Valiant Damsel)

    run free Tuppence, sorry for your loss Stellnme. she is so lucky to have found you.
  23. 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
  24. 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?!
  25. 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.