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    Yeah I love it
    Im on my last week of holidays before the silly season right now.
    I live in a high tourist beach area that gets flooded with injured pets, especially dogs, over the holidays.

    Sorry, offtopic.
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    Silly season is right, lol............ sounds like you work in an exciting & forfillng enviroment. I used to work at a vet that specailed in horse fertility it was so interesting.

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    I do agree with the stable top dog theory. I know when I was on chemo, going out to let the 3 dogs out of their pen that the mother would pin the exuberant male to the ground until I got inside. Then they were brought in with the command "gentle."
    Now that the pups are nearly 14 months old they stay in the huge pen with trees and their sleeping shed till about lunchtime (they are inside singularly for the night on a rotational basis then hubby puts that one in the pen when he gets up) and they race and play.
    When they all then come in there is general excitement for a couple of minutes then all 3 act as if they have been given an overdose of valium and mostly flop for the afternoon and evening or contentedly chew on their toys or rawhide bones. They also know that then only one at a time is allowed outside to pee. (They will pack and run off after cows or rabbits if they are out together.) There is no rushing to get out. They stand and look at me till I realise that one wants to go or they get my attention by scratching at the door.

    I am however not trusted by any of them to go to the loo or into another room, do anything myself unless fully supervised by 2 of them. It gets a bit crowded in the loo and at times it is hard to concentrate with their watching to see if I do everything correctly.

    I have just realised I lied. The huge pen was not built till July.
    The mother was inside every night back then and the pups in a smaller pen at night, still with a tree and their snug kennel and room to romp.
    She came with me when I let them out and that is when she used to pin the male to the ground. They were about 3 to 6 months old at that time.

    Blame CRAFTS disease for that (Can't Remember A Freakin' thing)
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    Di,
    Isn't it amazing how certain dogs pick up on our moods & sickneses. At the same time she was teaching the youngster to not only have respect but pataince. I would be lost without my pack when training some dogs.

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    mmm..... not sure where to start really .

    I rough house with my dogs - however that is me and they know the word gentle means back to tongue. My sons wrestle with my dogs on a regular basis on the lounge room floor ( or their beds if they're unlucky )

    I cannot remember the last time I actually did win against Loppster,not counting when she let me win of course. Tonk almost has it all over me and the rescue not long gone through had it all over me in a tug o war

    There must be Loo Monsters in this house as well because I simply cannot be allowed to pee without supervision , there might be a hidden door out of there you know!

    Like I said,there is just too much that we do that would be frowned apon by the more 'stringent' for lack of a better word.
    But we've never had a dominance issue and touch wood that it continues this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    mmm..... not sure where to start really .

    I rough house with my dogs - however that is me and they know the word gentle means back to tongue. My sons wrestle with my dogs on a regular basis on the lounge room floor ( or their beds if they're unlucky )

    I cannot remember the last time I actually did win against Loppster,not counting when she let me win of course. Tonk almost has it all over me and the rescue not long gone through had it all over me in a tug o war

    There must be Loo Monsters in this house as well because I simply cannot be allowed to pee without supervision , there might be a hidden door out of there you know!

    Like I said,there is just too much that we do that would be frowned apon by the more 'stringent' for lack of a better word.
    But we've never had a dominance issue and touch wood that it continues this way.
    Are your dogs also well mannered & behaved? As in do they barge through doorways, do they come when recalled even when tempted, do they jump up, do they get along well with strange dogs & people & not tug on the lead? I am not saying your dogs do these things or having a go at you I truelly want to know? Maybe because I am SO onto my bigger breeds not being veiwed as dangerous & therefore I have my dogs well trained & well mannered.
    Sounds like your dogs have a very fun household & if it works for you great, just not for me.

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    I also realised that the mother diagnosed me long before the doctors did.
    I only noticed when a behaviour of hers stopped. A bit like you don't really hear or notice some sort of noise until it stops.
    She only came into my life in the end of Sept 09 when a few weeks off giving birth. I was diagnosed a year ago today actually so I was not very familiar with her and her behaviours.

    After about the 3rd chemo she stopped nudging my chest all the time with her nose. I had not really taken any notice as I thought it just her way of cuddling. After the 3rd chemo was a scan that showed huge reduction of tumour burden in the chest. That is when that behaviour also stopped.

    During chemo I realised that I did not have to wait till I woke up to know how I was going to feel that particular day.
    Days that I was sick she woke me by licking me.
    Days that I was ok she was just curled up asleep next to me when hubby let her back in after he wee in the mornings .
    I got to the very lazy stage of not bothering to guage how I felt as I knew the moment I woke if it would be a bad or good day, lol.

    Needless to say that we now watch her like a hawk to see if this comes back. I have had an iffy scan, too early to tell if it is inflamation, infection or relapse.
    She will tell me if this develops further and I will then schedule an earlier scan than the one I am due to do at the end of February.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Are your dogs also well mannered & behaved? As in do they barge through doorways, do they come when recalled even when tempted, do they jump up, do they get along well with strange dogs & people & not tug on the lead? I am not saying your dogs do these things or having a go at you I truelly want to know? Maybe because I am SO onto my bigger breeds not being veiwed as dangerous & therefore I have my dogs well trained & well mannered.
    Sounds like your dogs have a very fun household & if it works for you great, just not for me.
    Yes, my dogs are well mannered and well behaved
    Loppster does not a great recall , the young lads is pretty solid.But it doesnt matter to me as my dogs are never ever allowed off lead outside of our own yard/house and the dog park which we politely call the 'Bully Park'. The park is fully fenced and if another dog is using it we will wait for them to finish and vice versa etc....

    I cant say I've used the same method training from whoa to go as each dog merits its own ability ( or lack thereof) of manner level. Some fosters would crumble if we just threw them in deep end whilst some would relish it. Doesnt mean either are the better dog,just different needs.

    I'm happy to say that my dogs have changed many minds when it comes to the public and its general perception of our breed.

    Not quite sure if my home is 'fun' though-I daresay the boys will disagree

    We dont want little immaculately trained soldiers who dont know how to think for themselves,we want dogs . Dogs that know their place yes,but still dogs
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    Di,
    My prayers are with you. My sister is diabetic & is training her Tibetan Mastiff to detect highs & lows in her bloodsugars. My aunty had breast cancer & her little dog kept nuzzling where the tumar was.
    Maybe this dog came into your life at just the right time, to be your constant knowing companion thereout this terrible scarry time. Dogs really are amazing creatures.

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    A year ago today Di!
    Jeeeez, its gone so quickly!
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