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by Alfiethedood
24 Nov 2013, 22:37
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Update on using the house as a toilet
Replies: 2
Views: 2398

Update on using the house as a toilet

Well, since I last posted, I am pleased to say that Alfie hasn't done anything in the house since! We went back to basics with the training and also moved his dinner forward an hour and it appears to have done the trick. (fingers crossed I haven't spoken too soon!!!) All clear at the vets too :) He ...
by Alfiethedood
19 Nov 2013, 23:52
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Using the house and furniture as a toilet
Replies: 7
Views: 4276

Re: Using the house and furniture as a toilet

Hi, By talking to him like a naughty toddler and telling him off, I didn't actually mean getting angry as such, I meant more rambling away like I'm not being listened to (more like when you've told the kids to tidy their rooms and when you go and check you end up doing it yourself while muttering ho...
by Alfiethedood
19 Nov 2013, 17:07
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Using the house and furniture as a toilet
Replies: 7
Views: 4276

Re: Using the house and furniture as a toilet

Alfie has his evening meal at 6, I will move it forward tonight and see if it makes a difference. He does only poo twice a day and has been on the same food for over a year. When I come across his mess, I call him to it so he can see what I have found (he refuses to look and goes all silly) and just...
by Alfiethedood
19 Nov 2013, 00:44
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Using the house and furniture as a toilet
Replies: 7
Views: 4276

Re: Using the house and furniture as a toilet

Hi, Everything about his routine has stayed the same. Our routine is exactly the same with leaving the house etc. I can't think of anything that could have had an effect on him. Although, my sister did ask if there are any dogs on heat nearby - do you think that could be anything to do with it? I wi...
by Alfiethedood
19 Nov 2013, 00:05
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Using the house and furniture as a toilet
Replies: 7
Views: 4276

Using the house and furniture as a toilet

Hi everyone, I haven't been on here since Alfie was really poorly and you were all so lovely, I thought I would come to you for help! Alfie was really well house trained and had only the odd accident in the house for ages but, for the last few months he has been going to the toilet in the house over...
by Alfiethedood
10 Sep 2013, 09:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scared doodle
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: Scared doodle

Definitely negative/on guard!! He was very wary of him the whole time, very jumpy every time he moved and it was definitely a very aggressive growl he was doing. Normally he is the most chilled out, accepting dog there is but something about this poor chimney sweep got him going. Luckily, the man to...
by Alfiethedood
09 Sep 2013, 17:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scared doodle
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: Scared doodle

That would make sense as this man was very "manly". He was well over 6ft and quite well built, maybe Alfie was just threatened by his manliness :lol: On the up side, he has a good bark on him so if anyone fancies their chances at breaking in, as long as they don't catch sight of him being a quiverin...
by Alfiethedood
09 Sep 2013, 16:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scared doodle
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Scared doodle

We just had the very friendly chimney sweep round for the first time and as soon as his van parked outside our house, Alfie started to growl. I wasn't overly worried as he has done this before and then been super friendly once the person has come into the house. But, this time he went mental. He was...
by Alfiethedood
18 Aug 2013, 16:06
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Alfie is really, really poorly
Replies: 54
Views: 7334

Re: Alfie is really, really poorly

Well, the vet phoned again and said he could come home!! She is concerned that we haven't completely got to the bottom of it and is now saying it was either poisoning or perhaps a heart problem. We have to keep a close eye on him and if it happens again, he will need an ECG. When we got to the vets ...
by Alfiethedood
18 Aug 2013, 11:43
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Alfie is really, really poorly
Replies: 54
Views: 7334

Re: Alfie is really, really poorly

The vets fees are astronomical!! When we left him last night the bill stood at £353.34 just for Saturday call out fee, hospitalisation on drip for one night, drip set up, full in house blood tests and consultation with out of hours nurse and that price includes a 10% discount for being part of their...
by Alfiethedood
18 Aug 2013, 10:56
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Alfie is really, really poorly
Replies: 54
Views: 7334

Re: Alfie is really, really poorly

I hadn't thought of that, I will ask the vet when she rings x
by Alfiethedood
18 Aug 2013, 10:49
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Alfie is really, really poorly
Replies: 54
Views: 7334

Re: Alfie is really, really poorly

The vet phoned and my little Alfie has bounced back, literally!!! He apparently inhaled his breakfast, pulled the arm of the nurse off on a little walk this morning and is singing to her :lol: She says they definitely think it was poisoning of some sort but only a small amount seeing as he has come ...
by Alfiethedood
18 Aug 2013, 09:35
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Alfie is really, really poorly
Replies: 54
Views: 7334

Re: Alfie is really, really poorly

Morning. No news yet, the vet said to ring after 10 if we haven't heard. They had 3 very poorly dogs in yesterday so I'm hoping they are just busy and no news is good news.....still staring at the phone though! Thank you for all your kind words, you're all lovely, lovely people!! I will update as so...
by Alfiethedood
17 Aug 2013, 22:56
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Alfie is really, really poorly
Replies: 54
Views: 7334

Re: Alfie is really, really poorly

Thank you everyone! I spoke to the vet re the rat and although it was still intact, she is going to give him vitamin k as a precaution because we can't rule out that he may have played with it. She is also going to give him antibiotics just in case there is anything else going on. She said his blood...
by Alfiethedood
17 Aug 2013, 20:51
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Alfie is really, really poorly
Replies: 54
Views: 7334

Re: Alfie is really, really poorly

Thank you. There is a possibility - we have been clearing out the garage today and he has been popping in and out, maybe there was something? We did find a huge dead rat at the bottom of the garden today that had probably been poisoned (we live near an animal feed factory, we don't have rats!!) so m...