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  1. I say it would take time for your pup to get used to vet #2, I've been doing rehab and physio with Nova at our vet the last few months and he wasn't too keep on the whole process to begin with, and it was in a new (to him) treatment room, whole new thing to do at a vet, he was quite uncomfortable with the whole thing. Fast forward to last week and he pulled me into the room and jumped onto the treatment bed himself ready to go! Pick the vet you feel most comfortable with and get your dog used to it lots of positive visits. Our vet nurses are more than happy to help with cuddles for that.
  2. $65 for a general consult, $45 for a revist. $75 if it's a physio revisit consult. I can't remember how much the initial physio consult was +$100
  3. That would be tiny on those dogs! Nova fits either a 55cm or 60cm depending on the make lol.
  4. I recently bought a Back on Track coat for Nova and started using it for warm ups and downs. I've seen a marked improvement. He has always ran quite cold for a double coated dog, and the mesh coat seems to be perfect for him, doesn't over heat at all.
  5. It comes in non dispensable form too, next time ask for that.
  6. Anything squeaky. Invincibles Snake gets a lot of love here. Otherwise a cheap homemade fleece tug is a favourite too!
  7. My old training club has been looking for some of these! I've forwarded this onto them!
  8. If for an Aussie, my Aussie figured that out in about 5 minutes at 10 weeks old They really need hands on training, yea mentals toys are good of course, but if you aren't giving them proper mental stimulation through proper outlets they aren't going to thrive. These are working dogs, I don't subscribe to them being the "easy working dog" at all. I've had a Lab now I have an Aussie and the only similarity between them I would say is they both have a sense of humour if you could call it that. Can be clowns. I too would be cautious bringing in a new pup/dog into a home with a dog with health problems, but especially an energetic working dog like an Aussie. If you go ahead I suggest you have appropriate spaces to seperate them when they each need their own spaces to calm and relax alone.
  9. Would you have room for one of those soft pens (and would they stay in it?). Fingers can't poke through the mesh and you can lock the zippers.
  10. Thanks @Scottsmum and @Roova, he knows he's gorgeous! I like the action shots Roova. Oh Bella! One of my favourite Dol Dogs, just stunning!
  11. Nova did this regularly until about 18 months old. Vomited bile at night UNLESS he was given something to eat before bed. If he had an empty stomach he would vomit. So I would split his dinner meal and give 3/4 at normal dinner time and 1/4 at bed time. Stopped it fine. I slowly experimented as he got older with reducing the amount until he grew out of it. But if he ever skips a meal he'll vomit bile again. Had vet check ups and vet said that it can be a puppy thing with sensitive and empty stomachs, he just didn't grow out of it.
  12. We tried nosework properly for the first time last weekend (rather than trying blind at home alone via the internet) It was fantastic! Nova was a natural! He was very methodical and putting his head right into every box to have a good sniff, Looking forward to our next class!
  13. Oops sorry I missed this, I'm not in Armidale at the moment.
  14. Before I moved I had two friends with sighthounds one with a rescue lurcher type, another with a grey. We would take them to this fenced in really long dog park with Nova and they would all start racing each other Nova would just look like this fat little blob behind the other two, even when they were being rather relaxed, then the grey would hit full speed and leave both behind.
  15. Iams I got Toller top then Aussies! Which where the two breeds I was tossing up between during my last dog search
  16. I did the pedigree and got Flat Coated Retriever Airedale Terrier Bearded Collie German Shepherd Dog English Setter Irish Setter Border Collie English Springer Spaniel Fox Terrier (Wire) Golden Retriever Gordon Setter Keeshond Poodle (Standard) Briard I wish you could select more size options though as size isnt a big deal for me. Also different coat options. I dont think aussies are an options as they would be in the above for sure. All the above appeals to me except for the two terriers and the briard.
  17. I would start by making sure all food happens inside the pen. Any treats, chews and meals are given inside the pen and she stays in there while she eats it. Give her something she can't resist, some stinky sardines in a kong? Pick up your keys like you a leaving the house. Then put down the kong in the pen then go sit outside while she eats it. Come back in just before she finishes. Hopefully to a puppy that was nice and quiet. Baby steps. Perhaps start fresh by moving it to a new spot if possible, but all good things are to now happen in the pen. Is there a crate inside the pen for her to curl up in? Edit: if she doesn't even like being in the crate, find something high value she likes that takes her mind off being in there (and here mind off you) while you are even still in the room and house minding your own business.
  18. I have a young active working breed who as long as he has access to inside when Im home is fine in small yards. Its going to depend on the owner. I agree with show dog. Do they have references, a pet resume maybe?
  19. Same. Although I noticed at a local store stocking the new proplan bags they had new promotional tins that only fitted tiny 2kg bags!
  20. I don't know if the handle the dog is carrying is the most attractive thing for a dog to want to carry. The dogs I know that like to carry things on walks like sticks or balls. More solid, substantial objects.
  21. Are Bull Terriers included in this 'Pit Bull' umbrella term and do they then also get caught up in some of this terrible BSL?
  22. My absolutely will have: more Aussies, LUA Dalmatian My wants that keep changing: Tervuren, black standard poodle, another large retrieving breed (I can't pick). Dogs I admire but I don't think I would own for a few reasons: Leonberger, Toller, Newfoundland.
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