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Her Majesty Dogmad

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  1. Recommended Boarding Kennels (sydney)

    That's peculiar!!
  2. Recommended Boarding Kennels (sydney)

    I can recommend a wonderful place at Kangy Angy on the central coast - I put a small but difficult dog with ongoing health issues there, 3 times within 6 months last year - due to circumstances - they are amazing. Called "Just Like Home Pet Resort", incredibly good level of care, facilities and staff to dog ratio. No kennels, only indoor enclosures at night. In wet weather they have indoor rooms. THey post videos and photos all day. My difficult dog's health issues were cared for, his finicky ways with food and his difficult behaviour, he had a ball - so happy in all the videos and photos. They only take small good natured dogs there and supervise all play, all day. Young dogs have their own space as do the oldies etc. Brilliant, I'd never worry about my dogs going there - i won't do normal kennels anywhere.
  3. DESPERATE HELP NEEDED PLEASE!!!

    My first question would be - has she had her teeth checked out? Pain could cause the aggression but so could fear - Chihuahuas and other toy breeds are not suitable for young children. I also don't put elderly dogs with young children.
  4. This gorgeous boy is in need of a new home. He is desexed, vaccinated, housetrained and well behaved. Good with other dogs, he has good recall and loves the water and playing ball in the park. He's used to living indoors and the owners have tried to rehome him themselves without any luck so I've been approached for help. He does have some anxiety and is on medication which would be provided, in the right home (with no children), he should eventually have meds reduced and hopefully come off the medication altogether in time, in the right environment. The Anxiety Disorder which was diagnosed around 18 months of age whilst he was in doggy day care which gave local school children access like a petting zoo which in my opinion is really unacceptable. He was fine before but then developed anxious behaviour when children come close to give him attention or try to pat him, sometimes barking and growling and his owners believe he must have been hurt by one or more of the children at the daycare place. He became progressively more reactive around children over time, although with a lot of work over the last 2 years in the way of counter conditioning and medication there has been good improvement however he doesn't react well to children in uniform and gets scared by any children in his proximity. His owner has a toddler and is due to have another baby soon and until now been able to keep him away from children whilst outside, he's walked on a tight lead and children are carefully avoided. He would be OK with older teenagers, say 13+, who don't seem to worry him. He has received treatment from an Animal Behaviouralist since he was about 18 months old. This has involved behavioural interventions and prescription medication (ongoing). He is under the care of Sydney Animal Behavioural Service (SABS) in Seaforth - Dr Kersti Seksel and Dr Grace Thurtell. Their hope is that in a quieter environment away from children they will be able to significantly reduce his meds. Based on their advice, the ideal new home would be: 1 No children in the house or visiting children (teenagers seem to be ok) 2. Well away from schools 3. Ideally semi-rural area or quiet residential area, not high-density residential area due to his anxiety. Acreage out of the city would be ideal. 5. Fully fenced garden 6. Prepared to maintain a medication regime as prescribed by SABS who will review him after 3 months post placement. If behaviour is stable and he is settling well into his new home then SABS hope to reduce his medication gradually over time (please note that pet insurance will not cover this existing condition). His behaviouralists are happy to answer questions - please message me in the first instance if you are interested in this boy or have any questions. He has been truly loved by his owners who have done their absolute best. There were no issues until the daycare event(s) that seemed to be the root cause of the change and nervousness of being hurt by kids.
  5. Cocker Spaniel - update in my post

    Yesterday I read about a greyhound at 4 yrs of age with strange behaviours and they couldn't find anything wrong but ended up having to put to sleep. Hard to believe these things happen to young dogs but they can, they can still get cancers and other major health issues sadly.
  6. All Things Whippet!

    Anyone here near Caroline Springs, VIC that could help with a yard check for 2 whippets?
  7. Cocker Spaniel - update in my post

    Unfortunately a sad end to this complex story, it appears this fellow may have been suffering from Cocker rage or a brain tumour and due to his behaviour he has been put to sleep. He is at peace now.
  8. Cocker Spaniel - update in my post

    He's actually half way through a trial period, I thought we weren't going to be successful as the deadline loomed closer. He is a lovely boy but urgently needed to get out. Incredibly, just as i was losing hope, a retired couple with 2 cockers came forward. No children nearby or visiting and in a rural area. Very sensible people with animal behavioural studies behind them and years of difficult dog experience. My fingers are crossed - if he doesn't make it there, he won't make it anywhere!!
  9. Aggression in 12 week old Rotty

    I don't want to worry you but one of my old bosses who'd had Rottis for years, purchased a puppy from a breeder. There was trouble from day one with growling, he couldn't be trusted at all with any visitors - even people he'd known since he was a puppy so was always locked away for safety whenever anyone came to the house. She was really concerned about him the whole time and his aggressive behaviour, she went back and forth to vets etc but then at 12 months of age he was taken for his vaccinations and attacked the vet. He was immediately put to sleep.
  10. To put fur baby down after drawing blood from bite

    Definitely a vet visit but avoid any situations where you know he has an issue - like food, leaning over him (eyesight can be an issue) etc, in other words - don't provoke him or let anyone else do it. Could be a bit of dementia happening but if they are in pain it can also change them. My 16.5 yr old girl (I rescued her 3 years ago) just had a major dental about 4 months ago and came through with flying colours, she feels so much better I think.
  11. This gorgeous boy is in need of a new home. He is desexed, vaccinated, housetrained and well behaved. Good with other dogs, he has good recall and loves the water and playing ball in the park. He's used to living indoors and the owners have tried to rehome him themselves without any luck so I've been approached for help. He does have some anxiety and is on medication which would be provided, in the right home (with no children), he should eventually have meds reduced and hopefully come off the medication altogether in time, in the right environment. The Anxiety Disorder which was diagnosed around 18 months of age whilst he was in doggy day care which gave local school children access like a petting zoo which in my opinion is really unacceptable. He was fine before but then developed anxious behaviour when children come close to give him attention or try to pat him, sometimes barking and growling and his owners believe he must have been hurt by one or more of the children at the daycare place. He became progressively more reactive around children over time, although with a lot of work over the last 2 years in the way of counter conditioning and medication there has been good improvement however he doesn't react well to children in uniform and gets scared by any children in his proximity. His owner has a toddler and is due to have another baby soon and until now been able to keep him away from children whilst outside, he's walked on a tight lead and children are carefully avoided. He would be OK with older teenagers, say 13+, who don't seem to worry him. He has received treatment from an Animal Behaviouralist since he was about 18 months old. This has involved behavioural interventions and prescription medication (ongoing). He is under the care of Sydney Animal Behavioural Service (SABS) in Seaforth - Dr Kersti Seksel and Dr Grace Thurtell. Their hope is that in a quieter environment away from children they will be able to significantly reduce his meds. Based on their advice, the ideal new home would be: 1 No children in the house or visiting children (teenagers seem to be ok) 2. Well away from schools 3. Ideally semi-rural area or quiet residential area, not high-density residential area due to his anxiety. Acreage out of the city would be ideal. 5. Fully fenced garden 6. Prepared to maintain a medication regime as prescribed by SABS who will review him after 3 months post placement. If behaviour is stable and he is settling well into his new home then SABS hope to reduce his medication gradually over time (please note that pet insurance will not cover this existing condition). His behaviouralists are happy to answer questions - please message me in the first instance if you are interested in this boy or have any questions. He has been truly loved by his owners who have done their absolute best. There were no issues until the daycare event(s) that seemed to be the root cause of the change and nervousness of being hurt by kids.
  12. Tuppence (Edgeof Valiant Damsel)

    Thank you for giving her the best home when she was in desperate need, she was a precious angel who hadn't had the best life and deserved so much more but she wasn't counting, the best life found her eventually.
  13. Bye Bye Button

    What a beautiful girl, thank you for giving her the best that life had to offer, hugs to you and all who loved her.
  14. If they are dog social, the very best place is Just Like Homes Pet Resort at Kangy Angy, beautiful grassed areas, constant supervision and very comfy aircond inside quarters. My dog loves it there and he has health issues which they managed. He's difficult but loved his time there.
  15. prevent dog from laying under the car

    Not sure why people get dogs if they haven't got fences. If you love a dog you surely don't want them to: get run over by a moving car on the road get attacked by other dogs/cats/feral people taken to the pound and so on, none of it is good.
  16. Did insincts to chase and kill

    Poor little guinea pig, that is horrible.
  17. Jack Russell attached at the hip

    It would be nice to have an update on this topic …...
  18. West Highland Terrier

    Make sure you get a Westie from parents that don't have any skin problems to inherit. The other things to think about are what size Westie do you want, my friends wanted large 12 kilo ones so searched for a breeder that fitted. I like them a little smaller personally, they are delightful dogs but def. have the terrier temperament. My old Westie cross protected the house for 13 yrs, sadly he thought that all blue tongue lizards were snakes and despatched them after giving warning yips - i'd race out there but was never fast enough.
  19. Jack Russell attached at the hip

    Did you get her from a breeder? As a rescuer i regularly get shown dogs who are a this or a that purebred or cross and they aren't at all. Jack Russells are busy dogs but they are very good at entertaining themselves usually, i love their independent streak. I suspect - from what you've written - that the dog is in pain. Picking a dog up and them screaming and weeing themselves is shocking, please go to the vet right now.
  20. Loving home for my dog?

    Hi Yvonne, I will send you a message to see if we can chat and I can help. And thanks for all the positive votes guys!
  21. Dog wanted- Melbourne

    Handsome little dude!
  22. Training a greyhound not to chase

    I love greyhounds, no doubt about it BUT there are some who are unsuitable to go with small dogs and it sounds like you have one. I'm appalled that the rescue hasn't tested properly before rehoming. Prey drive is not curable and will result in something terrible happening and I've heard first hand accounts - not only greyhounds, other large breeds but they have killed small dogs, happens far too often and usually because owners involved are clueless. I'm a rescuer and foster carer. I love dogs of all sizes but my golden rule is that my own dogs' health, happiness and safety come first. DO NOT risk your own dog. Or you can rehome your own dog and keep the greyhound - some people do that - yes really!
  23. Jan Fennell- thoughts, opinions

    How is the dog door training going?
  24. Where to advertise

    Fair enough but i've never been lucky enough to have a dog that asked to go out!
  25. Where to advertise

    I have to confess - even as a seasoned rescuer who has had many fosters since 2002, my foster dog was driving me crazy - every day coming home to clean up so much mess …. It was someone on an Italian Greyhound page that suggested the shower curtain and it was immediate success. Italians are a nightmare with that sort of thing and i'd tried for weeks and weeks (they aren't the sharpest tool in the box) to train her to use it.
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