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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Now loves to go cyclin' :D


I know collies are smart but yours rides a bike?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:38 pm 
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raw bones are fine, though probley not good for some smaller breeds. cooked bone will splinter. I sometimes give my dog a raw egg mixed in with her food


100% you should not feed cooked bones.

However, we used to feed our cocker raw ham bones (from a large chain petshop) in february, he stopped pooing for 2 days, and was in some discomfort. Net result: Trip to vets followed by an Operation. They see this a LOT and don't recommend any dog gets bones. The digested bone had compacted, and wouldn't pass. There were also fragments that were stuck in the wall of his small intestine (yep, we saw the x-rays).

We won't be feeding bone anymore.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:41 pm 
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And NEVER dress a dog in a clown costume.


But bowler hats are fine, Right?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Fair play to you. No collies but 4 rescues here. These are our last two. The bottom one (charlie)was too weak for injections when this was taken. Top one (archie)had been with us a year and totally loved him up. Keep up the TLC and you'll get it back tenfold.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:48 pm 
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My daughter loves this little girl. 2 years outside with no shelter. Make sure he has his space and lots of down time.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:02 am 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
lumos2000 wrote:
raw bones are fine, though probley not good for some smaller breeds. cooked bone will splinter. I sometimes give my dog a raw egg mixed in with her food


100% you should not feed cooked bones.

However, we used to feed our cocker raw ham bones (from a large chain petshop) in february, he stopped pooing for 2 days, and was in some discomfort. Net result: Trip to vets followed by an Operation. They see this a LOT and don't recommend any dog gets bones. The digested bone had compacted, and wouldn't pass. There were also fragments that were stuck in the wall of his small intestine (yep, we saw the x-rays).

We won't be feeding bone anymore.


Good job nobodys adviced to feed a dog cooked bones, historicaly somebody mentions bones and the kybosh gets put on the proposal and danger is all folk remember ....bones is about raw and volume, the humble raw chicken wing could'nt be more scientifically perfect :wink:. Giving a dog a large bone is like giving a kid a family packet crisps (packet of fat).

Get your dog into a small ball spike (wanting it-not literally inside of it :P ), it's more than double edged sword, the dog can be run and acheive yardage in a smaller time slot than a walk provides, it can be done in a small controlled area, dogs that are into the ball generaly are more willing to avert other dogs and your dog will by dint of retreiving the ball and returning to you.. be half-in to a straight recall to it's handler (if you've never had your feet run-over then it's an handy spot to site your dog). The trick with the ball is once encouragment is shown is not to stall the chucking (or re-chucking), half a dozen instant re-chucks will excite the dog no end and cement the want into it's napper. If you stall with a re-chuck the dog will stall you in retreiving the ball in bizarelly very close correllation (strange but true).


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:22 am 
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Some great pictures coming out of other dogs, I bought him a couple of those hide chew fake bone things that come in natural colour green and red, they came from pets at home so I'm hoping they'll be ok.

He loves his new knotted rope toy, although i am now fearing for the TV/ornaments as he likes to play catch with himself with it. :?

Had a friend round today and Blake (the dog) went to greet him but just barked continuously for ages and kept about 1m away at all time. Friend had been warned and Blake was wagging his tail the entire time so I think it was a kind of fearful excitement.

But most of all, he's managed to do all his poos in the garden today, reckon we're 90% there with the house training, he had a bit when he arrived.

Other good news is tonight he's not barking/crying/whimpering as he's left in his cage during the night. It's a good job the neighbors are lovely, he barked for most of the night last night it seemed. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:59 am 
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If you don't want to give your dog bones I found antler horn will last last longer than most dog chews and keep there teeth and gums healty.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:01 am 
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Great to hear Blake is doing well!!


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Get your dog into a small ball spike (wanting it-not literally inside of it :P ), it's more than double edged sword, the dog can be run and acheive yardage in a smaller time slot than a walk provides, it can be done in a small controlled area, dogs that are into the ball generaly are more willing to avert other dogs and your dog will by dint of retreiving the ball and returning to you.. be half-in to a straight recall to it's handler (if you've never had your feet run-over then it's an handy spot to site your dog). The trick with the ball is once encouragment is shown is not to stall the chucking (or re-chucking), half a dozen instant re-chucks will excite the dog no end and cement the want into it's napper. If you stall with a re-chuck the dog will stall you in retreiving the ball in bizarelly very close correllation (strange but true).


Konatime, are you trying to suggest that it's healthy to make your dog ball obsessive? And that aversion to other dogs is also a good thing? I'm not trying to be argumentative, just interested. I have always tried to ensure that our dogs are well socialised and generally not obsessive about any particular object.

lumos2000 wrote:
If you don't want to give your dog bones I found antler horn will last last longer than most dog chews and keep there teeth and gums healty.


Aye, Antler works for us too!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:33 am 
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Konatime, are you trying to suggest that it's healthy to make your dog ball obsessive? And that aversion to other dogs is also a good thing? I'm not trying to be argumentative, just interested. I have always tried to ensure that our dogs are well socialised and generally not obsessive about any particular object.

Yeah and yeah....of course i am, aversion to other dogs is a good thing when an handler can control the situation with the simple ball, ask any owners who have ever had thier dog splattered deado cause of a bolting dog or kopped for a half a grand vet bill cause thier dog decided to go and have look at an unknown aggressive dog....irregardless of what the handler wanted. Like i said....if you've never had your feet run over....

Or to put it another way....one bad interaction with an aggressive out of control dog just now (in the cleany shit up period) wont make the dog any steadier, one bad interaction with a motorised vehicle wont make it anything that's any good. Which way are a dogs eyes pointing when a n handlers got the ball that it wants....

Ps....ever wondered if any of those owners that have dogs chasing bicyclists wheels would have been better off buying a ball?


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