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  1. You have received some good ideas and advice. Your safety comes first...
  2. I'd consult the Vet. Can you video an episode and send it to them?
  3. A lot of dogs are now going through separation anxiety this year. I think you will need to start 'alone training' with Jameson. Patricia McConnell has an awesome booklet 'I'll Be Home Soon' to guide you through the process, in case you need a refresher course.
  4. My guys nip at each other when they're playing. Many Greys will do this. Do you have a basket muzzle? If so, Louie could wear it when playing with other dogs. That said... he should not be muzzled if the other dogs are not as he would have no way to defend himself if the other dogs attacked. And let's face it... if a super excited dog came up to him and started leaping and jumping around, of course he is going to respond! Nipping is not attacking...he is just playing. I will say that dog parks and greyhounds are not often a good mix...for this exact reason. It is his
  5. Izzy! Halise Ivy & Cherry....Lookin' good Oh Yes... getting old is knot for the timid. This old body of mine also has LS and painful cervical issues. There is nasty arthritis in my hands plus bone spurs in my left big toe. And some tennis elbow. My torn biseps tendon is now 75% improved thanks to the help of my physio guy . Perhaps if I gave up riding, mucking and dumping wheely barrow loads of horse poop & tossing around bales of hay I'd feel a bit better, but meanwhile the Advil & Tylenol mostly keep me going
  6. I am so very sorry that your Walter had to leave. May you cherish the joy you were given and hold those memories close to your heart.
  7. "Leave out the front door and usually wait in the porch or garage for anywhere between 30 secs to 5 mins. Or just walk up the street and back. " He knows that you have not actually left! You need to actually leave the property... not just stand outside. His ears are 'perked up' because he knows that you haven't actually left. Yes. Dogs are that smart! Pick up your car keys, put on your coat. Get in your car and drive away.... even if it is just around the corner for the first couple of times. Make it a longer trip each time.
  8. Sid, our Irish boy, LOVES to snuggle. He practically lays on top of me, moaning and sighing, and often roaches so I will scratch his belly.
  9. I am so sorry for the loss of your handsome Wags. Remember all the good times....
  10. Cynthia Merc Maybe you do need a slowfeeder dish? Frankie! Your Mom needs to put some electrical fence around your paddock! Angie Nigel got his chiro and needle pokies this morning and Doc Morag says he is "doing fantastic". And he weighs a whopping 34 kg
  11. Elizabeth! OUCH! Velvet Lovely music to dream to! Oh My! Robin...you are working much too hard Widget is moved to Kailas' coachs' barn. It has an indoor riding arena and gives excellent care. Of course one has to pay lottsa $$ for that! Yes Lucy!! We can't ride him outdoors here at home all winter...too much snow/ice/ccccold weather. Even this week, with all the cold rain it is just not suitable for doing much of anything outdoors. He and Kaila have had a wonderful few months with this new coach, plusalso she has made good friends with another teena
  12. I think this is a good sign...he is figuring out that he doesn't need to be glued to your side and is starting to be more independent.
  13. Sherrie RIP Lucy Widget moved to his winter barn on Saturday and seems to be settling in well. He has reaquainted hisownself with Buzz and Nate (knot our Nate!) But he looks very small in his new stall I am off to physio, then very happy to be spending the rest of the day at the TackeShoppe
  14. Have you had any xrays? Physio is really helping my torn biseps tendon.
  15. I live in rural eastern Ontario...a super high tick area. We use the Seresto collars and I rarely see ticks on the dogs. Certainly none in my house. I do keep a brush on the back step and everyone gets checked over and brushed before coming inside. Perhaps you need to contact a pest control company to come and de-bug your house. You may have a tick nest inside.
  16. Molly!!! Lookin' good Summer Mmmmmm applesauce The only apples we have here are silly little things suitable only for deer and ponies. And I couldn't reach most of them, so I had to take the ATV out and then balance precariously on it to try and pick them. Mmmmmm pineapple and ham pizza Ah Miss Patsy.... I think there are a few of us in the same boat. With no curling, school kidlets or old peeple to visit and a long winter on the horizon.... Sigh. As well, I am saddened to even think about the future of my beloved Inn, but thankfully I shou
  17. Happy Birthday to a beautiful girlie Hope you got that cake
  18. Spirit.... You sure pulled a fast one on your Mom Merc ! Nigel likes to dig and root, but thankfully he has never done any damage. Kathy...that sounds lovely! Yes Carol... we certainly hope the COVID takes a hike next year, but we are not very optimistic. The chances of it being under control in the USA enough to open our borders is quite slim, so they really have to start focusing the advertising closer to home. We had a pretty successful trial of renting out the 4 cabins with full kitchens, and the owner now has plans to install kitc
  19. Some Greyhounds are 'breed snobs' and do not like other breeds..... Possibly because they have never seen other breeds of dogs until they are adopted into a home. None of mine have ever displayed this type of snobbish behaviour. Both Nixon lived moved in here quite happily with a GSDX and a PointeX, and Ruby with the little Pointer. Don't force your your boy meet other dogs. If you see another dog when out walking and he seems fearful, just turn the other way. Offer him a tasty treat and get him to look at you 'Watch Me!! and turn and go the other way." Patricia McConnell has
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