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  1. Enabler Alert!

    I love fun dog tags. My old Weim girl used to have "I *heart* to fart" as she was very flatulent and my little mixed breed has "I eat things"...because he does. Always got a laugh at the vet surgery :)
  2. How Many Times Has Your Dog Escaped?

    My little guy was escaping and we didn't even know because he'd go out and then come back under the fence like nothing had happened! I was taking him for a walk one morning and a lady in her yard remarked "Oh is he yours? He was in my kitchen having breakfast this morning!". We had to put chicken wire under the entire perimeter of the fence dug into the ground to keep the little bugger in. I'm pretty sure that he hasn't gotten out again.
  3. Overweight Showdogs

    Allerzeit, you have the most beautiful dogs! I'm sure that keeping your dogs lean plays a part in their longevity and quality of life as they age imo. Some dogs are easier to keep lean than others though - my mixed breed boy is a definite "good do-er". I am going to have to put him on a weight management plan before too long.
  4. Babies And Dogs!

    I fell pregnant not long after we brought our first weim puppy home. I do remember feeling like an octopus at times, but it all worked out OK. Would I do that again in hindsight? No way! Both are a lot of work on their own. You would be aware of your own limits, but in the early days when you just really need every spare second of sleep that you can get, I'd personally be avoiding taking on any extra responsibility if you can.
  5. First Week With Puppy At Home

    I was lucky enough that my breeder had my pup accustomed to a crate when I brought her home (mum and pups could all wander in and out of it freely and their bed was in there), so mine did not put up much of a fuss about having to sleep in there at night. She only really whined on the first night, and even then only for a short time (thank you lovely lovely breeder for giving me the precious gift of sleep!). I started with the leash from the very first time that she was taken outside to go to the toilet and she learned very quickly - the leash was used only until she had toileted and then I'd let her off. I did the same with my other dog when he was a pup too. As for trying to train two pups at once...better you than me! I don't think I would have taken that on myself. One puppy at a time is more than enough chaos for me :laugh:
  6. First Week With Puppy At Home

    To me, this is why your pup was howling - and it's not a bad thing at all. Pup was telling you that he needed to go out, and you didn't listen. I guess you will next time! Don't feel bad, you have had your pup for such a short time and you are both still learning how to read each other. Accidents in the house will happen for quite some time until your pup learns bladder control and you learn his patterns. It does not mean that your pup will never be toilet trained like a certain popular author claims. I use the leash method and take my pup to a particular spot. After a week she knows that the sooner she goes, the sooner she can get back inside the warm house. Don't worry, your pup will catch on in time. Also, it is so cold at the moment. Make sure that your pup is warm enough at night or it will be harder to settle him. The crate must be made warm and comfy and be close to your bed so you can soothe puppy if necessary. Remember first and foremost that this is a baby animal that has been taken from his mother and littermates - be kind and patient and he will adjust.
  7. Exercise And Older Dogs

    I used to take my old girl out for about a 20 minute stroll as well, but as she got older and her condition deteriorated (vet & I thought arthritis but it turned out to be something more sinister) the walks got shorter and for the last few months of her life I didn't walk her any more as she would stumble quite a bit and sometimes even fall over. She still really enjoyed the walk and I never pushed her - I think she would have continued to enjoy getting out of the house. In retrospect I wonder if the daily walks helped to slow her decline. In future I will continue to walk my dogs even for just a few minutes if they still enjoy it.
  8. *sticks hand up to take said black dog* *giggle* T. Naaaw! He looks like Dobby the House Elf :laugh:<3
  9. Ricky Gervais

    I admire him for taking a stand and I really hope that this cruel practice will end because of it. I understand that in other cultures they eat animals that we consider taboo, but do they have to treat them with such appalling cruelty beforehand? I cannot understand it. I wish that I had not looked at his facebook page as some of those images will be with me forever. I get that he wants to make people aware, but the images are truly haunting.
  10. 7 Day Old Baby Bitten By Family Dog

    I've seen so many Huskys in the rescue section, which to me is always an indicator that a breed has traits that can be difficult to live with, especially for an inexperienced owner. It is sad that people will give away their dogs when they start a family though. I can't see why, with some careful management in the early years, that dogs can't stay with their families. Not that much changed for my girl when I had my daughter. You just have to use common sense.
  11. All Questions About Dogs And Crates

    Is your dog crate trained? My weim was not (caused her to be stressed at the vets and I regretted it), my medium bitsa boy Hugo is, the new weim puppy will be too (just a few more weeks to go before the sage begins!) When (age) did you crate train him/her? I started with Hugo when he was about 10 or 12 weeks old as I was having trouble toilet training him. Heidi the weim pup will have already been exposed to the crate at the breeder's and will be crate trained from day 1. Do they still sleep in their crate now they are older? If not where do they sleep? No. We stopped when he was about 12 months old and could be trusted not to eat the furniture while we slept!. I'm embarrassed to say that Hugo now sleeps on our bed with us. This was not how we planned things at all! When did they stop using the crate? I stopped needing to crate him during the day at about 5 or 6 months, and it was used for sleeping only until he was 12 months. Then we stopped using it altogether. Where is their crate in the house? It was in the lounge room during the day, and we'd move it into the bedroom at night. We may not be able to do this for Heidi as the crate will be huge! Does your dog use the crate only for sleeping? No. I used it to keep the pup out of trouble when I couldn't supervise him. It was the only thing that stood in the way of him destroying the entire house!
  12. Pro Heart Injection Vs Tablets

    This is really scary! My dogs have always had the annual injection administered with their other shots and my vet has never said a thing about it being potentially risky. I do like the shots because I am absent-minded and heart-worm is a big risk in my area. I know people say they put the dates in their diary/set alarms on their phones etc, but things come up, I am busy and easily distracted and it's quite possible I'd forget to buy the meds so they are on hand when I needed them...and I don't want to take the risk.
  13. Yes, they might be low maintenance in terms of coat care, but they need a lot of care. I wouldn't describe a Weim as easy going....mine was kind of bossy! She used to bite me on the bum if I wasn't paying her enough attention.
  14. Quick Vent Re People!

    It's easy to judge - I'm sure that anyone witnessing me with either of my dogs at puppy school would have said the same. Both of them were a handful, and in fact we had to withdraw our first dog from obedience because she refused to walk with a halti and the obedience school insisted there was no other way. Puppies can be trying at the best of times! Even though I was the joke of puppy school, neither of my dogs were given up and both matured into the best companions that were/are a big part of my life. They would never rival Lassie for tricks, but they both turned out to be reasonably obedient, easy to live with dogs with wonderful temperaments and no issues. I don't think you can really tell how well a fit to a person/family a dog is going to be until the dog has matured.
  15. My little desexed mixed breed guy is about 3 now and always kind of stretched himself out and peed like that. He has very short legs and a long body like a corgi, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. It has only been in the last 12 months that he learned to lift his leg, and it's more lifting it out of the way than peeing ON something. Can't say that I notice any smell. Once he was toilet trained he never peed in the house, and he has never lifted his leg on anything in the house ever. I was surprised at how clean he is really.
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