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by Immi
28 Feb 2013, 10:16
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Dooley's had another 'turn'
Replies: 35
Views: 3686

Re: Dooley's had another 'turn'

Phew I'm glad it's not addisons! If you really want to be certain it is epilepsy the royal veterinary college in Liverpool can do MRI and EEG scans, but it costs a bomb! It would rule out brain tumors at least. But witness statements can be just as effective. Epilepsy isn't so bad and it can be cont...
by Immi
26 Feb 2013, 10:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Important Lesson to Learn!
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Important Lesson to Learn!

:lol: Oh yes, the green tripe kiss is a common "Eurgh Immi!" moment in this house too! Nearly as bad is the raw fish kiss. I was having a lie down on the sofa as I had a migraine a few days ago, and was treated to a big slurpy smelly kiss on the face after Immi had just finished munching on a whole ...
by Immi
26 Feb 2013, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: grrrrrrr - how did she do that
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: grrrrrrr - how did she do that

Oh dear Lulu :roll: She sounds light a right little monkey! Perhaps she thinks you require some enrichment games ;)
by Immi
25 Feb 2013, 18:41
Forum: Labradoodle M.E.S.S. (Meet Every Second Sunday)
Topic: North West Doodle Meeting?
Replies: 52
Views: 18173

Re: North West Doodle Meeting?

I'm afraid we won't be able to make it on the 17th. We have a wedding to attend down south that weekend (they probably wouldn't appreciate me not going, I'm the photographer!) But we'll pass the info on to the in-laws who Immi is staying with that weekend, they only live around the corner from there.
by Immi
25 Feb 2013, 18:29
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Doodles & allergies
Replies: 13
Views: 4198

Re: Doodles & allergies

I'm sorry to hear of Gypsy's problems, I hope you can get it sorted soon. Immi has no skin allergies, but she is very sensitive to wheat and other cereals. It gives her diarrhoea and truly terrible flatulence!
by Immi
25 Feb 2013, 18:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toilet rolls and socks!
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: Toilet rolls and socks!

Doodle Dee wrote:eeerm - can someone tell me how to do it please?

I would love her to look for my keys and phone do you think that's possible?
Be warned, it may not be a good idea to teach her how to look for the phone, there are a good few cautionary tales of Wurly and mobiles! :lol:
by Immi
25 Feb 2013, 17:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy eats sticks, mud and chews stones
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

Re: Puppy eats sticks, mud and chews stones

It sounds as if he's doing all the things a normal pup does, which is just they way they learn and explore the world. The best alternative to keeping him on the lead is to always be outside with him, and play games when he isn't toileting. Squeaky toys are fantastic for distracting them while they a...
by Immi
25 Feb 2013, 10:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which bones?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Which bones?

The large weight bearing bones are the ones to avoid - the upper leg bones. This is because of their density, as gnawing them can wear down dog teeth - damage which is irreparable. Knuckles, ribs and shin bones are ideal. Whether cooked or not you should always supervise a dog gnawing/eating bone.
by Immi
25 Feb 2013, 10:07
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: What age for first season?
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: What age for first season?

Immi was 8 months 3 weeks old, and it lasted just over 3 weeks.
by Immi
24 Feb 2013, 20:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did Woofability go?
Replies: 674
Views: 163830

Re: Where did Woofability go?

You hit the nail on the head there Cate. The key to training is consistency; something which appears to be lacking in some of the dogs in the care if woofability. Secondly and just as importantly, a happy and well cared for dog will respond to training better than an uncertain and lacking in confide...
by Immi
24 Feb 2013, 20:19
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Dooley's had another 'turn'
Replies: 35
Views: 3686

Re: Dooley's had another 'turn'

Well wishes and gentle cuddles to Dooley. Hope you can get to the bottom of this soon and get him onto the appropriate treatment.
by Immi
24 Feb 2013, 19:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did Woofability go?
Replies: 674
Views: 163830

Re: Where did Woofability go?

Thankyou for posting 4winston, it's good to see a socialiser's account on here. It's really a shame that you won't get into discussion, as I believe it would really help to diffuse the tension. You have pointed out several of the areas of concern, poor hygiene, low training standards and most import...
by Immi
24 Feb 2013, 17:43
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: toddler and puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 3686

Re: toddler and puppy

We got Immi at 9wks old when Dylan was 3yrs 4months and to begin with it was exactly as you describe, winding each other up and things getting out of hand, or lovely cuddles and curling up together and snoozing. It is a bit trial by fire, there will be accidents and toddlers toppling over and fur or...
by Immi
24 Feb 2013, 17:15
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Bad Dog Bruno!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Bad Dog Bruno!!!!!!

You have my sympathy! I know exactly how you feel, Immi is a terror when she spots other dogs, small children and people with lovely clean clothes on, or catches an interesting scent! She's not so bad when walking with other dogs, but if I walk her alone I am often apologizing profusely or I just ke...
by Immi
24 Feb 2013, 10:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No exercise after eating!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: No exercise after eating!!!!

Shut the doors and offer a favourite chew. Failing that you can always pop her lead on until she gets into the routine of relaxing after a meal. We're lucky in that Immi prefers to chill out after a meal.