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Everything posted by apocalypsepwnie

  1. Puppy Transport *urgent*

    Does anyone know of transport companies that will transport puppies from Western plains nsw to Newcastle tia
  2. Vinnie No Longer Lives With Me

    Sad my partner and I split up and as the he is registered in his name, he gets to keep him.
  3. Vinnie No Longer Lives With Me

    Yeah he's gone. I'm looking at another pup. I cried more about the loss of the dog than I did my partner or step kids.
  4. Bathtime Dogs

    I couldn't get a snap of Vinnie last night because he was wriggling around too much. He looks like a dalmation because of all the spots He gives me a look of betrayal but he's very good. Drying him is the crap part. He hates towels.
  5. Skip-to-my loo. It's a product you sprinkle where you want them to go and they'll go there. Always take your dog to the same spot to go, keep putting them back there when they wander off and praise when they do. You can get heaps of different versions of it including pegs.
  6. Long Lived Much Loved Toys

    Oh that trigger story is Toowoomba adorable. That holee molee ball sounds like fun. Bunnies loves to tear at things like paper and loves treat balls. We have all the toys from when we got him nearly 6 months ago. He still drags rat and chikkum to bed with him during the day which were his first toys. He loves fluffies and hasn't destroyed any yet.
  7. Zomg! Unicorns Really Do Exist!

    omg omg omg that is just beautiful!
  8. Taking Bets

    So Vinnie already has a stretcher bed and a pillow snuggle bed outside. He's never moved the pillow any further than next to the bed. When we had him in the garage with both beds and his puppy blankie, the blankie never left the bed. Inside he has his puppy blankie and he ignores it mostly. Today I gave him a polar fleece blanket for outside. He hasn't got the hang of his kennel yet and we are slowly introducing it with lid off and feeding him in there, slowly slowly. But the blanket is on his stretcher down the side awning of the house because the weather is miserable. Bets that he'll finally be a proper naughty pup and drag it into the yard and destroy it? He hasn't destroyed a single fluffy toy yet despite having some for 5 months.
  9. Taking Bets

    He was such a good boy!!! It wasn't even hanging off the bed but it was well nested in to. So proud of him.
  10. Growling

    Vinnie hates his nails being clipped but we just continue with it and treat. He's getting better with it, mostly it's just the lack of being in control. I notice he doesn't respond to forceful behaviour like growling back. Standing up sharply but silently does the trick. Here's to hoping he was just being a jerkbeast.
  11. New House - Peeing Inside - Help!

    Heh, Vinnie holds from 8pm through to 6:30-8am every morning and he sleeps in bed with us. But he was trained early on and went from hourly night trips down to 1 night trip in just over a week. Bladder of iron! He will wake me if he can't hold on during the night sometimes though. He drinks heaps of water and goes each time he's out too except after about 8-9pmish he stops drinking water and peeing. HE JUST DOESN'T WANT TO GET OUT OF BED! This morning he kicked me to try and stay in! :laugh: I wouldn't have asked it of him as a small puppy and it took a month of not peeing in his pen to be able to sleep in the bed. I use the adaptil atomiser spray because we have an open plan house and where he was peeing was at the end of his pen and in the hallway on the way out to wee. So the diffuser wasn't going to be effective and the collar was too expensive for something we didn't always need. I use feliway on the cats in the same manner and collars when it's crazy times.
  12. Neuticals

    Vinnie gets desexed this month and my partner is slightly serious about using them. Anyone know anything about them and will vets use them in Australia?
  13. Puppy Biting Rugs And Pet Bed

    He's in an early teething stage and it might hurt to chew on harder things. My vinnie prefers soft toys (he's just finished teething and is 6 months on Friday) and LOOOOOOVES to tear apart a toilet roll or box when allowed. Unfortunately dogs will usually destroy things they aren't meant to. We can train them as best as we can but sometimes it happens.
  14. Neuticals

    Yes we got a dog for us but I was set on a rescue. My partner wouldn't budge on a puppy. So we decided the puppy first and then a rescue later. He's coming along well so I'm hoping the same for the rescue when we get one.
  15. New House - Peeing Inside - Help!

    I use half and half vinegar after soaking up as much as I can with a pee pad (they are better than paper towel and you can get them from the reject shop cheap. Also Biozet washing powder is wonderful. I use both that and vinegar on cat wee and it works so it'll work on dog pee. We had Vinnie trained early and we used a few things; -Adaptil around areas he would wee commonly - Skip-to-my loo which is a product you spray on the surface you want him to wee on. Try it on pads first and slowly move them out the door -Taking him after every meal and play time, before sleeping and after waking - Treating when he went outside
  16. Neuticals

    We aren't going to use them He was worried when I mentioned the possibility of being stolen because he was a 'whole' dog and then possibly being killed or used as a bait dog because he can't breed and is no use. My partner does want to breed him but 1) he has no papers so no one trustworthy would go near him 2)there are enough dogs that need homes in my area and I went against my ethics to get vinnie as a 'guide' for our next pup who'll be a rescue. Thanks for the responses. And yes, there is no point in trying to get me to change my mind on desexing. If theft wasn't an issue I'd have a vasectomy but it is so there is no question. I don't need him getting out or another getting in accidentally for a breed of mixed dogs who'll either end up with crappy owners for $50 or end up in a shelter. That's the way it ends up in my area. Noone wants my kind of dog, particularly not a mix, unless it's a staffy or lab mix.
  17. What Is Your Areas 'trendy' Dog?

    Inner city where I am, all of the oodles. Still very very popular here. Suburbs, where I live right now it's all about labs/retrievers, kelpies and BCs. Bigger 'family' dogs. The dog park where I go however borders on a few other suburbs and it's boxers and bullies as far as the eye can see. A few kelpies, oodles and healers get around but not many. All the trendy kids walk their doggies by the lake and foreshore. In those areas lots of mini/toy breeds along with your bigger/giants huskies and danes. Lots of very expensive pure breeds with people gathering around talking about bloodlines and fancy diets. Where my MIL lives staffies. All of the staffies. Mixed to the crapper. Backyard mutts. What you'd typically call a 'dog'. There is a small influx of people getting French and English bulldogs along with bostons for apartment living. But that's more because I network with people who are into the fancier bull breeds. People who own pure bull breeds that keep them outside are far and few between because of the level of dog theft for those kind in the area. Usually very secure and in quiet suburbs. Oh and I see koolies/coolies around a fair bit too. Seems like they are the 'new' breed here.
  18. Neuticals

    I don't want them. I wanted the responses so I could make a valid argument as to why it's a bad idea. My main issue is I don't want Vinnie to go through extra pain for no reason. The dog theft point is extremely valid in my area, thanks!
  19. Vinnie!

    So far pics from 6-11 weeks. 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 6 weeks vs 11 weeks 9 weeks vs 11 weeks 7 weeks vs 10 weeks
  20. Bone Time

    omg this is just too cute. The headbands are hilarious.
  21. An Afternoon At The Dog Park

    I am a dog park fan but it blows me away the amount of people who just have NO idea what is appropriate for their dog. Vinnie is still a bit excitable and even though he always greets well, I make sure he's on lead when new dogs come down in case they aren't 'puppy' dogs. Now he's much bigger he can really give a good shove if he jumps on them. I don't mind bitey face or chasies. When there is clear domination from either dog and pinning I'll step in. I agree that working through behaviours means exposing them to triggers at appropriate times and giving them the chance to behave correctly, coming away with a positive experience instead of a negeative one.
  22. Do Your Dogs Like Eye Contact?

    Vinnie is all about it. He'll paw at you or actually turn your face with his paw if he's close enough. He is clued in on body language too, if he likes a strnager he'll let out a little welp for them to look and wags tails. Otherwise he'll turn his head and trot away from the person.
  23. Puppy Doesn't Like New Sleeping Arrangements

    Despite me saying no for a while Vinnie sleeps with us. I wash him at least once a week along with all our doonas/covers/sheets. We haven't got dog smell thankfully. We have a trampoline bed like that in our room which he'll happily go on when we don't want him there like when I have a migraine or it's really hot, but he can see both of us and he always has a worn shirt from either of us to snuggle with. He wears a vest or jammies when it's really cold made from polar fleece which I've made. He's not a fan of them being on his legs but the vest is a hit. If you're really struggling try using some adaptil just to settle her. I like my pets on the bed sleeping, sometimes there are 2 cats and the dog with us. Vinnie prefers being at our feet and will wake us with a snoofle and light chew on the hand when he needs to wee.
  24. Vinnie!

    He's a butt head alright hahha
  25. Rogue Foot

    Whenever Vinnie tries to lick or nibble his tummy, side or boy bits his left foot does something really odd. Infact, whenever his head goes near his left foot it does it. It tries to scratch his ear. Every time. He looks annoyed at it and bites it. It fights him and continues trying to get back there. He barks at it also. He'll pull his head away and wriggle around to get away from it. Is this something anyone else has seen?