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  1. Fertility issue on a young dog

    Can you let him try a natural mating to get the idea? An experienced bitch will show him how if he is reluctant!
  2. Do you do dna testing?

    Orivet here too.
  3. Your First Dog

    Mine was Bracken, a grizzle Border Terrier. My first working Spaniel —Vicki
  4. What should I do?

    Every dog is different, so you need to reconcile yourself to the fact that there will never be another Kane. Dogs come and go, each of them occupies a special place in your heart, some you like a lot, some not so much,, but each is special in its own way, and each takes with it a part of you and leaves a part of itself behind. Once you can accept this, I am sure you can find the love in your heart for another dog - not another Kane. Please believe me when I say that there are many dogs out there just waiting for the love you can give, please don’t go looking for a replacement for the dog you lost, accept your new puppy for the wonderful animal it is not for what it might have been.
  5. Seller needs advice

    Does anyone know what the law is now in NSW?
  6. Fascinating. Thank you for posting.
  7. In the “olden days” we used to Field Trial Retrievers of all breeds together with any breed of Spaniel. Not sure that this proves anything except that they worked all day, The Field Trials at that time were run on a knock-out system so the winning dog in each pair went on to the next round (like a tennis tournament). until there was just one dog left standing.. one Stake (competition) took all day from 7 in the morning to dark. It was a hard day for dogs and handlers!
  8. The OP is in Victoria and it is one of the items on DogsVictoria contract of sale and in the State legislation. The
  9. I sympathise with your position, but as you say, at the present time it is tricky letting unknown people into your property. maybe you could suggest a meeting at their or your veterinarian and get the vet to check out the pup for you before you commit.
  10. Enrichment yards

    A heap of stones is good. I just get the guy to deliver gravel for my dog yard in a heap, and the “inmates” soon distribute it! Great fun.
  11. Guide for first puppy

    talking a pens for pups got me reminiscing so here are a couple of photos
  12. Guide for first puppy

    Disneyland type play areas are great for puppy’s and older dogs. We used to have one with a huge tractor tyre in it plus logs to walk along and a sand shell to dig in. All gone now except the big tyre which is still a great favourite with our dogs of all ages — now it has a tunnel entrance built by generations of dogs and a great place to sit!
  13. Night time nightmare of my own making

    The. most important thing is routine. He will learn very quickly how to get round you, so be firm and stick with the timetable that YOU want. If he needs to go out during the night, straight out and back - no playing or rubbing of tummy etc
  14. I’m being deluged with Ads about dog beds

    Nothing quite like a Snooza. Good quality and service and an excellent free repair service for when someone takes a nibble or the zipper gets broken