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by wet.dog70
27 Mar 2008, 13:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog Borstal
Replies: 15
Views: 711

Re: Dog Borstal

Fair enough! And to be fair the problem usually is with the owner. And I guess you've got to make TV interesting too :D
by wet.dog70
27 Mar 2008, 12:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog Borstal
Replies: 15
Views: 711

Re: Dog Borstal

Hmmmm. I thought there would be fans, which why I didn't want to dis' it. I can definately see the point about correcting the owner rather than the dog. I just think the press-ups and karate black-belts and 'DOG IN!' is pure TV. Dogs are not intimidated by black-belts, they don't go in for that sort...
by wet.dog70
27 Mar 2008, 11:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog Borstal
Replies: 15
Views: 711

Re: Dog Borstal

The Jack Russell did very well so there was no question of giving it away, must have been a different one.

I think there are some good bits but whats with all the press-ups and the attitude?
by wet.dog70
27 Mar 2008, 10:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog Borstal
Replies: 15
Views: 711

Re: Dog Borstal

Dunno. Just caught sight of it and watched it, probably is a repeat I suppose. This one had an Jack Russell that peed everywhere, a cat murdering bull terrier and a hyper-active (and very beautiful) Weimaraner.
Just wondered what people thought about it.
by wet.dog70
27 Mar 2008, 10:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog Borstal
Replies: 15
Views: 711

Dog Borstal

Watched this last night.
Did anyone else, and what did you think of it?
by wet.dog70
25 Mar 2008, 14:20
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hay Fever Cure
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: Hay Fever Cure

Sounds bad! :( Smoking must be the nuclear option, it just obliterates everything that would be sensitive to the pollen :shock: Poor guy!
I've been lucky as I have either worked at sea or near the coast for my whole working life. :roll:
by wet.dog70
25 Mar 2008, 11:11
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hay Fever Cure
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: Hay Fever Cure

I suffer with hay-fever, which is a nightmare in the summer. I start on the Zirtek around now and move into sun-glasses about the same time as I also have photo-phobia and keratoconous (all related). The best advice I got was to start eating local honey about this time of year. If you have a farmer'...
by wet.dog70
25 Mar 2008, 11:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which breeds worry you?
Replies: 43
Views: 1844

Re: which breeds worry you?

Hi, We had some success with this and our last dog who was a bit hyper. I am not an expert but this worked for us. We started with the amichien bonding that Jan Flemming recommends in her book,'the dog listener'. Basically, this comes down to giving the dog a stiff ignoring when you first meet and g...
by wet.dog70
20 Mar 2008, 18:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which breeds worry you?
Replies: 43
Views: 1844

Re: which breeds worry you?

I've never met an agressive Staffie either. I think that in general terms a dog is a dog. Smaller dogs have more to be nervous about, bigger dogs are more cocky! Like Amber says every dog has the chance to be balanced. I think statistically there are more labrador bites because there are more labrad...
by wet.dog70
19 Mar 2008, 13:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which breeds worry you?
Replies: 43
Views: 1844

Re: which breeds worry you?

FattySplash; you are sooo right! I think the whole breed thing is a bit of a myth in that a balanced dog is no threat to anyone. Of course, it has been stated very correctly that certain types of people go for the 'dog-on-a-rope' image. I grew up with boxers so I never really associated them with th...
by wet.dog70
18 Mar 2008, 12:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Putting fear of dogs into children?
Replies: 19
Views: 851

Re: Putting fear of dogs into children?

Vicky, It wasn't easy as my Newfie, Hudson was bouncy with a capital BOOOIIIIINNNGGG! :shock: As a puppy of 6 months plus he would jump on other dogs or people to play, covering people with mud and slobber and making dogs pretty grumpy too :( He was by this stage bigger than the average lab so we ha...
by wet.dog70
17 Mar 2008, 12:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gutted...
Replies: 58
Views: 2454

Re: Gutted...

Really sorry to hear about this. She is in the best hands of course and I am sure the vet will look after her. That won't stop you worrying...
Best of luck with it.
by wet.dog70
17 Mar 2008, 12:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Putting fear of dogs into children?
Replies: 19
Views: 851

Re: Putting fear of dogs into children?

I too get annoyed by neurotics who over react to being approached by an obviously friendly dog. But on the other hand, my Mum is absolutely terrified of dogs and reacts irrationally to them. Its not her fault, so I try to bear that in mind when approaching others. With my old Newfie, it was very imp...
by wet.dog70
12 Mar 2008, 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: when to intervene
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: when to intervene

Hi, Don't be so hard on yourself! Given that the situation was less than ideal, I would say you had to intervene before it got out of hand. The situation you walk away from calmly is a situation you have won! Muzzy knows you are a calm pack leader who will protect her. She will learn to be calm in t...
by wet.dog70
12 Mar 2008, 11:36
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: How big is your doodle?
Replies: 75
Views: 5739

Re: How big is your doodle?

That's a lot of dog, but I always felt you can trust big dogs. I don't know why but I love big dogs. My Newfie was 65Kgs but so friendly. :D I saw the Nepolitan Mastiff on Crufts - 16 Stones :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: And what a beautiful animal. :D There was also someone who wrote in about 'Sa...