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Kavik

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  1. so he may have megaesophogus? Having to eat in an upright position?
  2. Humping Posture In 10Week Old Rotti.

    Collar Grab game
  3. Humping Posture In 10Week Old Rotti.

    Lots of dogs don't like having their collar grabbed, it doesn't necessarily mean they were mistreated - but it is something you can work on :)
  4. I've had 2 dogs who were bad with thunderstorms/fireworks etc and now 3 who are fine with them. I don't think I did anything differently, just some of them were more highly strung/anxious and more likely to develop these fears I think.
  5. Nz Import Question

    Apparently things have changed a lot just within the last year, as a friend imported from the same breeder last year and didn't have to do nearly as much or pay nearly as many fees as I do this year.
  6. Nz Import Question

    We are going with an animal transport company, but for some reason need a broker as well?
  7. Nz Import Question

    The tricky thing with us is that we are bringing over a few pups from the same litter. As they are coming together it sounds like we have to combine their price which will then be over $1000 and pay the GST?
  8. Nz Import Question

    We are now super confused :laugh: Our broker is just confusing all of us! He can't seem to put it into English and we have no idea what he is going on about
  9. Nz Import Question

    No, I don't intend to breed and value of dog is not over $1000 I was told GST needed to be paid on price of pup and price of transport. Hmmm we are flying some siblings together and one of the other pups is valued over $1000, maybe that is why we have been told GST needs to be paid
  10. Nz Import Question

    I am also importing a pup from NZ next month (all going well!) and the breeder has recommended a broker for us to use. Yes you will need to pay GST on puppy price and transport costs.
  11. Crates- Where To Buy Cheap

    The Vebo fold the same way as any other wire crate I have had. Occasionally I struggle to undo it to fold up because it is a thicker wire and stronger than others I have. They are also fairly heavy (it says the XXL one is 24kg). I have a Large (36inch) for the Kelpies and I certainly couldn't carry anything bigger than that!
  12. Crates- Where To Buy Cheap

    That size is 109.99 from Vebo :)
  13. Looking to update how we configure dog beds and crates in the house, has anybody tried the Vebo Trampoline Beds? Are they good quality?
  14. Keeping Cars Cool At Trials/shows

    Castle Hill Showground is my homeground training ground for agility :) Not sure which is the Federation Building, think it is a different grounds to where I do agility. The area where I do agility has an undercover section with currogated iron roof. That is where I sit for our trials, but it can still get quite hot under there. Other people bring gazebos but I don't have one. I'm not sure if there is shelter at the Federation Building section
  15. Keeping Cars Cool At Trials/shows

    I do agility and I would not keep my dog in the car with no shade on a hot day, even with all windows open etc. Cooler even under a tree, or the shade that the car creates with its shadow if you have no shelter with you. If you had to keep the dog in the car and the day was scheduled to be hot, I would probably just pass.
  16. Keeping Cars Cool At Trials/shows

    Do you have to keep him in the car? Might be cooler outside of the car under a shelter.
  17. Crates- Where To Buy Cheap

    Another vote for Vebo here :)
  18. Genetics Vs Environment

    That is very interesting!
  19. Help - Dog Wants Guinea Pigs

    I would find this interesting! Throw me a line when you need people. Some training may influence this as well (what they do with it when they capture it). I've worked hard to encourage tug with my dogs, but it is not something I think they would do initially in your study, but may do it now since it has been taught.
  20. I go with dog's response in regards to overworking. This depends on the individual dog, their fitness, level of drive, how easily distracted they are/how easy or hard they are to keep attention and working. I go with a less is more approach with my dog, who is very easily distracted and easily overexcited so keeping him at a good level of arousal and attention for training is difficult, so we keep it short. If it is an ongoing issue I approach students. Mostly this is seen with dogs who appear quite flat and leave while training.
  21. Securing Crate On Back Seat Of Car

    Sorry, I wasn't clear enough :laugh: I put the crate on the back seat with the front seat back to wedge it in. Hope that is clearer.
  22. Securing Crate On Back Seat Of Car

    How big is the crate? When I had a sedan, I just put the plastic airline crate sideways (door of crate facing door of car) and this wedged nicely between front seat and back seat, so it didn't move around. I would move the front seat forward to get it in, then back til it would wedge it securely.
  23. What about trying an orient back to you game? Absolute Dogs posted a great video, but have taken it down now that the course they were advertising has started. Start in a low distraction environment (living room works well!) and throw a food reward on the ground away from you, when the dog gets the reward and starts to orient back to you, mark that and reward when the dog comes back to you (you can move away from the dog or run to help). You can then throw another food reward and do it again, also fun if you throw in the other direction. Once they will get the food and run right back to you, you can take it on the road and try in the yard, at the park etc. It is really cool and does work! Here is another version by Absolute Dogs but I found the other one with some added motion helped my dog better. It is the lower/second video. https://game.absolute-dogs.com/stop-it5w19jows
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