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    Dog's brains work by association. This dog has...

    Dog's brains work by association. This dog has obviously associated being indoors with something that he finds rewarding. As above, it is likely that he is lonely and has learnt that going in gets...
  2. You can't take any chances with a pup this young....

    You can't take any chances with a pup this young. Ring your vet for advice ASAP.
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    I think my girl was glad to see the back of them...

    I think my girl was glad to see the back of them by the time they got to 8 weeks. She much preferred to be separated from them once they were past the little puppy stage as she isn't much of a...
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    Should He Stay or Go?

    I have Borderline Personality Disorder which is a mental health disorder which makes life very difficult. My partner of 6 years lives in my house and helps me. He shops and cooks for us and helps me...
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    I had a little girl born last January who came...

    I had a little girl born last January who came out struggling to breathe. She was in and out of the vets but we just couldn't get her temperature stabilised. She wasn't going to make it and was...
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    Yes! I could mark the concrete under the floor on...

    Yes! I could mark the concrete under the floor on the spot and have the plaque visible. It seems silly to spend money having a nice plaque made up just to hide it. Thanks :-)
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    The pups were either newborn or only a day or two...

    The pups were either newborn or only a day or two old. 2 were buried Jan 2008 and were sadly joined by four more last February. They were wrapped in a soft towel and placed in a strong cardboard box....
  8. He is growling at you because you are doing...

    He is growling at you because you are doing something to him that he doesn't feel comfortable with and the growl is his doggy way of letting you know. He needs to learn that co-operation with people...
  9. One of my girls waddles around all over the place...

    One of my girls waddles around all over the place when she is doing number 2's. Wouldn't it be great if they could tell us why they do these funny things?
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    Probably A Silly Question

    I'm not sure if I am posting this in the right section, but felt that perhaps doggy people might understand better where I am coming from with this... sorry it's a bit morbid.
    I want to build a log...
  11. Not being able to actually ask a dog why he does...

    Not being able to actually ask a dog why he does this, it's a bit of a guessing game. There are lots of theories, such as a deficit of vitamins/minerals in the dogs diet or a habit born of a past...
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    Thanks Shazamataz. In reply to your punishment...

    Thanks Shazamataz. In reply to your punishment question, I don't punish in housetraining as I have found that if this is done, all you end up with is a dog who hides away before doing his toilet...
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    No I'm sure it's not clingyness Shazmataz, he is...

    No I'm sure it's not clingyness Shazmataz, he is tired. Once he has walked for a while and caught his breath he will go off again for a short while then come back and walk again. Its just so unlike...
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    Housetraining Has Taken a Backslide

    I have a 5 1/2 month old girl pup. She is an Irish Setter. Her house training went fairly well considering she was born here - always more difficult to house train a pup in the home she uses as a...
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    Exercise Intolerance ?

    My 5 year old, slim, entire Irish Setter boy has definitely slowed down. In the past on a walk he would run and run and would only come back when I recalled him to go home. Now he runs for a while...
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    Oh and by the way I will be blocking your stupid...

    Oh and by the way I will be blocking your stupid web site so I won't even know if you reply to this so have fun slating me. I know for a fact (private messages) that a few people will be applauding...
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    Yet again, JudyKayTee is being nasty and name...

    Yet again, JudyKayTee is being nasty and name calling, what a surprise. You people are totally nuts!! I said Russian husband but could just have easily have said "husband who is Russian" which means...
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    I'm sorry that you took offense but don't...

    I'm sorry that you took offense but don't understand. I have nothing against any nationality and it's not like I said "I've heard that Russians all hate dogs". All I wanted to know was how dogs are...
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    Yes I do see both your points Justcurious and...

    Yes I do see both your points Justcurious and Judy. I suppose all generalisation about people could be taken as offensive by some people. For example, one could say "teenagers tend to be lazy and lie...
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    Well yes Judy it is really. I'm terribly ignorant...

    Well yes Judy it is really. I'm terribly ignorant about other nationalities and one does hear "such and such a nationality only have dogs for working purposes, they don't understand about pets". A...
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    I have Google Earth'd their post code and they...

    I have Google Earth'd their post code and they have a big house and garden and I believe he has his own business as his e-mail address in Google brings up "pay x to credit check this company". I...
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    No I have checked with him and he has assured me...

    No I have checked with him and he has assured me he will be staying in this country permanently. The pups have a restriction on their KC registration anyway which says they are not eligible for...
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    Russian people's attitude towards pet dogs

    I hope I am posting this in the correct category.

    I have some puppies for sale and have been contacted by a Russian man. He has a wife and daughter, a house with a garden and he says he likes...
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    I just wish I could keep them all but have really...

    I just wish I could keep them all but have really lovely homes for them and a three page puppy sales contract. I'll also have a puppy party when they are 6 months old to re-unite them for a play...
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    How do I post a picture?

    How do I post a picture?
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    OK will try but really busy at the mo as have...

    OK will try but really busy at the mo as have seven puppies and four big dogs and all their constant needs...
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    No, no change in diet at all. I think I'll get...

    No, no change in diet at all. I think I'll get him checked out just in case it's a sign that something is wrong. Thanks for your answers.
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    Do Dog Needs To Go Out more as they age?

    My golden retriever is 9 and I have noticed that over the last 6 months he is waking me in the night to let him out for toileting regularly. Is this a sign of age?
  30. Question: Nasty e-mail

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    Of course. It was from my ex dog trainer. I used...

    Of course. It was from my ex dog trainer. I used to drive over an hour along the motorway on a Monday night to attend her two hour training class with my dogs. After going for a couple of years, I...
  31. Question: Nasty e-mail

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    Nasty e-mail

    A few days ago I received an unpleasant, unprovoked and completely unjustified e-mail from someone I know. I have tried hard not to let it get to me but it has upset me so much I just can't get it...
  32. Question: Pig rails

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    Pig rails

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can use for pig rails in my whelping box? I have tried plastic pipe before but it is too bendy ( I can't get a good fixing for a support halfway along as...
  33. I have four big dogs indoors and I love it and...

    I have four big dogs indoors and I love it and don't see anything wrong with it. I think they are my baby substitutes though as my son is grown up. Its hard work yes but they give a me a good reason...
  34. Question: Still in heat?

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    I did wonder if it was something to do with the...

    I did wonder if it was something to do with the youngster coming on which is why I mentioned it. The first thing I thought when I noticed was pyo but I've always understood that the discharge is...
  35. Question: Still in heat?

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    Still in heat?

    I just noticed that my older girl is still swollen and has blood although it is over four weeks since her heat started. My boy dog stopped paying attention to her a week and a half ago so I assumed...
  36. Question: Puppy ID Collars

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    Thanks that's really nice of you :-)

    Thanks that's really nice of you :-)
  37. Question: Puppy ID Collars

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    The nail polish spots were on their backs, never...

    The nail polish spots were on their backs, never thought to put them on the toenails - brilliant idea thanks :-) Of course, she may have missed anyway in which case its all academic. I shouldn't...
  38. Question: Puppy ID Collars

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    Thank you but I really don't want her to take the...

    Thank you but I really don't want her to take the ID's off because you end up in a muddle, not knowing who's who! We had this with the nail varnish, a couple of pups would lose their marks and we'd...
  39. Question: Puppy ID Collars

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    Puppy ID Collars

    Does anyone have experience with puppy ID collars? One of my girls may be expecting another litter (to sson to tell yet) and I am considering using these. Previously, I have used little spots of...
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    One of my girls won't pee in the yard and I...

    One of my girls won't pee in the yard and I eventually realised it's because my yard is concrete and slabs and she doesn't like the way the pee splashes and wets her feet. As soon as she gets to...
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    Thank you Altenweg, this is really helpful...

    Thank you Altenweg, this is really helpful advice. The trouble is, her Dad doesn't really see it as a problem. I don't like to call him shallow but he doesn't seem to realise that parents have a...
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    Jealous/envious 9 year old girl

    I would appreciate some advice about something which has been concerning me. My boyfriends' 9 year old daughter is a very jealous/envious girl. She doesn't live with us but we see a lot of her and...
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    I don't know why the neighbours will not stop...

    I don't know why the neighbours will not stop him, on one occasion the mother was watching him throw stones at may partners car!

    I have tried to talk to her but she says that it is my partners...
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    Neighbours child vandalising my garden

    Would it be credible to sue my neighbours for the cost of securing my garden against their eleven year old son who comes in, throws stones at my boyfriends car, kicks things over and generally causes...
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    Challenging her Dad for Top Dog Position

    I have four dogs, an 8 year old castrated golden retriever boy Jasper, a seven year old entire irish setter Jessie, a 3 year old entire irish setter boy (Rueben) and the daughter of the last two,...
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    I think you might be right. I am judging on how I...

    I think you might be right. I am judging on how I know my four dogs would feel if they were not with me during the day, but of course being indoors is what they are used to. If this dog is accustomed...
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    Yes when I first heard about this move I was...

    Yes when I first heard about this move I was heartbroken (in fact I'm embarrassed to admit I even cried) but I have spoken to a few people about it and they made the good point that at least she...
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    Yes she is a housewife so is home all day and no,...

    Yes she is a housewife so is home all day and no, of course she is not a bad person. When I arrived to visit, I was led through the garage to the back garden. The garage had a dog bed and cushions in...
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    Spending time indoors with their owner does not...

    Spending time indoors with their owner does not constitute socialisation. Socialisation is the process of getting puppies used to the things he or she will encounter later in life by giving them the...
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    Unhappy with the Life Puppy is Leading

    I went to visit one of the boy puppies from a litter my two dogs had early last year. He is now 18 months old and although I have been in touch with his owner it was the first time I had actually...
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