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  1. I sent a few pups from Vic to New South Wales with Dogtainers- very good service. I got the pups met at Yass so that the new owners did not have to go into metropolitan Sydney. They stop at other places too.
  2. Depends why he is crying. Equally, a pup that stands back might not be very sociable so it all depends what you are looking for. I would wait until they are at least 7+ weeks old before I choose.
  3. No. That is one of the advantages of a crate, you are teaching him that crate=bed and security. You can move it wherever suits you and he will still think of it as his bed and safe haven. you can move the crate a bit at a time so that he gradually becomes used to a new position. Dogs who are properly crate trained look upon their crates as refuges and choose to lie in them when they want to relax. Get one big enough to accommodate his sleepy time toys and leave them in there so that he knows where to find them when he is tired. have to second the others —. He is very Cute!
  4. I agree with the above - no point in getting all uptight, we have all reared Singleton pups with or without a Mum. it takes a lot of organisation and forethought, but it can be done. Cheryl A- please feel free to PM me if you want a bit of support or tips for surviving. It will be a hectic few weeks but very rewarding.
  5. I have a litter at the moment who are almost this age. They have a bed area + a play area adjacent. They already know not to soil the bed area. (Mum can come and go a few ties a day). If it was a single pup I too would favour a Snuggle Safe and definitely a roof over the whole thing as babies can have great talent at escaping when you are not supervising. They are not really into toys yet, but spend the time exploring. They seem to be particularly interested in the boundaries!!!
  6. I took in a mature boy to rehome who was very unsettled. The Vet Behavourist recommended Zylkene which we found very good. It is a naturally derived product which can be bought over the counter or on the net. It took a while to get our boy back on track, but he came good and is now a perfectly adjusted family pet
  7. Mine are “toilet roll inners/cardboard box” mad! Empty juice bottles with kibble or something else that rattles in them are also popular. We never have tennis or other balls except for retrieving training, for playing we use raw apples or oranges.
  8. I’m not a happy camper! There will soon be no independent vets left,
  9. You also need to keep in mind that, these days, the airlines will not accept paperwork accompanying an animal. This is stated specifically in the “conditions”
  10. Not true in Victoria! i thought (probably incorrectly) that Queensland is the only State where this is a requirement
  11. Ethical, yes, but not entirely as the State has laws which also seek to control the activities of people who want to breed their dogs and unfortunately for dog breeders, the local and State people who put these laws together have been influenced by groups like PETA. (See previous posts) and some of the resulting regulations are ******* !
  12. Correct. Except that the breeder only has to own the bitch (at least that is the rule in Victoria). You can agree with the owner of the sire to use him “at Stud” and for that service pay the owner a “fee for service”. There are rules and conventions about using a dog for Stud, but that’s another topic! The owner(s) of the sire and the owner(s)of the dam have all got to sign the application to register the litter which (in Australia) has to be done by the owner of the bitch and registered in their kennel prefix.
  13. Yes, it is rather complicated. as Rebanne says the only official registries are the ones accepted Internationally. These associations keep and guarantee the Stud Book. Ie they record all litters that are officially registered as pure bred so that the pup’s pedigree can be traced back hundreds of years. This means that when you buy an officially registered puppy of the breed of your choice, it is guaranteed to be of that breed with no additions of other breeds going back for hundreds of years. ( most Stud Books were started in the 1800’s. Occaisionally people try to falsify reco
  14. It is a frightening thought that it could happen to any of us! Hope they are found soon and those responsible brought to justice.
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