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by Bolster
31 Oct 2012, 16:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The truth about puppy warehouse Dogs4Us
Replies: 6
Views: 1729

The truth about puppy warehouse Dogs4Us

Dogs4Us is the largest retailer of puppies in the UK with warehouses in Manchester and Leeds. That also makes them the largest supporter of the evil puppy farm trade in the country. Many groups and individuals oppose the sale of puppies as retail commodities and have long protested about the activit...
by Bolster
14 Jun 2012, 12:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sausage dog..
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Sausage dog..

I'm afraid once a big dog discovers that counter surfing can be a rewarding experience it may already be too late to change it. It's certainly worth trying a trap as Bid suggests and it may well be enough to stop a sensitive dog. Victoria Stillwell's training method is fine, but the dog is respondin...
by Bolster
12 Jun 2012, 22:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do girl dogs scent wee??
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: Do girl dogs scent wee??

Actually we humans are quite rare among mammals in that we don't use scent marking to introduce ourselves - quite apart from the fact that our conventions would frown on it in public places, we just haven't developed a good enough sense of smell. :) To all dogs of either sex their urine conveys more...
by Bolster
10 Jun 2012, 15:42
Forum: Labradoodle Rehoming
Topic: Labradoodle found
Replies: 20
Views: 10239

Re: Labradoodle found

Latest from Pro Dogs Direct FB page - she's been found this afternoon and is back with her fosterer again.

Brilliant news!
by Bolster
07 Jun 2012, 16:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urgent - anyone in Aldershot area
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Urgent - anyone in Aldershot area

Lilly the Doodle/Poodle who was found in the Chichester area a little while ago and went to Pro Dogs Direct for fostering, escaped from her fosterer this morning when her lead broke. She was in the Caesars Camp Training Ground, Bourley Road, Aldershot (nearest postcode GU11 1QA). They are desperate ...
by Bolster
07 Jun 2012, 16:04
Forum: Labradoodle Rehoming
Topic: Labradoodle found
Replies: 20
Views: 10239

Re: Labradoodle found

Just seen on Pro Dogs FB page that Lilly escaped from her fosterer this morning when her lead snapped.

She was in the Caesar Camp area of Aldershot. They are urgently looking for help finding her as she is nervous of humans.
by Bolster
10 May 2012, 11:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy Farms.....You can help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1808

Re: Puppy Farms.....You can help!

A concern here (Oz) is that the focus is on commercial establishments, and by setting regulations for them, making it impossible for the home breeder. The time may not be far away when you can only get cross bred dogs from a pet shop or commercial breeder. :!: Hi Adam. I know that puppy farms/mills...
by Bolster
08 May 2012, 16:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy Farms.....You can help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1808

Re: Puppy Farms.....You can help!

Perhaps I can help as I wrote the current newsletter. Without telling anyone how they should answer I can give the current Puppy Love view. 1) The criteria is generally regarded as reasonable by most welfare organisations so the PL answer is yes. 2) The staff/dog ration is higher than the original d...
by Bolster
05 May 2012, 11:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swimming for puppies - advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: Swimming for puppies - advice please

I think that would be too much for a youngster unless she's already a water baby. All my dogs are enthusiastic swimmers and Jazzy my Doodle started at about 4 months, but really just by following her big 'sister', our old Giant Schnauzer who also loved water. Her first dip was chasing sticks in a sh...
by Bolster
30 Apr 2012, 16:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To crate train or not to crate train? That is the question!
Replies: 16
Views: 1848

Re: To crate train or not to crate train? That is the questi

It's a matter of choice, but for me it's been invaluable. We first used a very large crate 16 years ago when our last Giant Schnauzer developed severe separation anxiety at about 1 year old and became very destructive if left for more than 30 minutes. With careful training, it became her safe place ...
by Bolster
29 Apr 2012, 16:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At last ! I have my new puppy
Replies: 19
Views: 2631

Re: At last ! I have my new puppy

Don't worry too much about the play so long as you are able to keep an eye on it. Play fighting is a normal thing for a puppy and lots of other dogs are very tolerant of it and also enjoy the game. If Woofy is an adult he will put her in her place if he's had enough, which is also a good way for her...
by Bolster
19 Apr 2012, 11:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sofa rights..
Replies: 23
Views: 4527

Re: Sofa rights..

I thought sofas were designed for dogs..................................

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by Bolster
18 Apr 2012, 23:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very weird behaviour from bitch - advice/help
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Very weird behaviour from bitch - advice/help

It's not that unusual, but it's generally a bitch humping another bitch, or sometimes even a dog. I think in Phoebe's case it's probably just her hormones kicking in and making her over excited. If you distract her with a game she'll probably lose interest in your arm/leg/back quite quickly and you ...
by Bolster
18 Apr 2012, 15:31
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Phantom pregnancy
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

Re: Phantom pregnancy

I've had 6 girls spayed over many years and none of them had any change in personality at all, nor any weight gain, but it's always sensible to keep an eye on it for the first few months and ease the food back a little at the first signs as some dogs do seem to put a few pounds on afterwards. As oth...
by Bolster
08 Apr 2012, 11:37
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: How did your first few training sessions go?
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: How did your first few training sessions go?

Don't expect too much in the early puppy classes and don't be disheartened if yours seems to be the naughtiest in the class. They are just babies and everything will be exciting and new to all of the puppies there. The main object of all classes is to teach you how to train your puppy in a social en...