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    Last night at about 10pm my Kelpie went balistic for (what i thought at the time) was no reason. Just as I was about to tell her to go to bed and tell her to stop the niose I hear some Human Idiot Barking at her from the road. I without even thinking I yelled 'If you keep stirring my dog I am going to call the police" I would have let the whole thing slide but The Guy back yells "You need to train your dog better" and I hear him laughing with the women he is walking with. Simply due to his rude response I notified the police of the people disturbing the Peace.

    To quickly clarify Gypsy’s Barking Habits.

    Now, yes my girl has issues at the moment with the people behind us but she rarely barks at people just walking by for no reason. We live on the main road just down the road from the local pub and in the other direction the beach. So she has plenty of Opportunities to bark at people passing by, but she happily ignores them.

    The just as I am about to go to bed at 11:30-12:00 I hear a car go past and the driver is Barking out the window! They turn the car around and do it again!!!!!!!!!! So I rang the police and told them of this.
    I was worried for Gypsy so last night She slept in the Laundry so she wouldn’t go ‘missing’ in the night. These people have me fearing for my dogs safety
    Sorry had to rant I hate people who who make me feel bad or fearful for standing up for myself and my family.

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    Hope you got the licence plate of the car.

    There is an exception in the dog laws in most states - where a dog is allowed to bite someone that provokes it... very tempting.

    I can't help wondering if these were the same people both times. And I wonder if they live nearby. And I'd be looking out for them again tonight (Saturday night) and next Friday night. I do think people whose idea of fun is to tease animals can be dangerous. They don't have a good handle on what is right or wrong.

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    thanks Hy. I need some supportive words today.

    I have just gotten back from the Vet after My girl dilocated her hip while playing fetch. She needs X-rays tuesday.
    I am fuming as I had her at the local Vet on thursday and asked about her hips and got told it would be waste of money doing tests on a Kelpie's hip dispite clear signs that something was wrong. I am putting a complaint in. Not to mention I have to convince her she can't chase her ball any more.

    Sorry I am ranting again but I am having a REALLY bad day.

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    Hmm a kelpie on restricted exercise would drive anyone nuts...

    Time to find another vet, sigh.

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    Geez sorry to hear about the injury. We have had a few working Kelpies in the past and our vet was always awesome with their care. I can't quite understand why they would leave a dislocation for four days. Dislocations need to be put back in place ASAP. Or did I get it wrong and it is a check-up after placement? Hope your little Gypsy is OK........

    As to the first part, I would bring my dog inside, with such idiots around. they might get great pleasure of just causing harm.
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    newfsieThe knee has been re-located but they need to do X-ray to check for causes before they proceed furthur. I went to the newest Vet clinic today Hy. And I refuse to go back to the other one ever again. As for the excersice she is curled up on the carpet barely moving even after her pain killers. she is not a happy girl.


    As for the Idiots from last night I am keeping an ear out just incase they do come back.
    I agree newfsie She slept inside last night for that very reason and will be for awhile until at least Tuesday. but suddenly it doesn't seem so important any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drag0ncharm View Post
    I am fuming as I had her at the local Vet on thursday and asked about her hips and got told it would be waste of money doing tests on a Kelpie's hip dispite clear signs that something was wrong. I am putting a complaint in. Not to mention I have to convince her she can't chase her ball any more.
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    I dont really understand why it would be a waste of time doing a proper exam and an x-ray on a kelpies hips/knees whatever?
    My BC had a recent injury to his hip and he went straight in for an x-ray. Fortunately a friend of mine is an orthovet so I go straight to him, but I have friends who are general vets and they would never ignore something like that in any dog.

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    I know Kalacreek but when I asked about the test and how much they were he simply blew me off. Gypsy has a really short stride and shows signs of distress of excesive excersice.
    He said Kelpies aren't prone to Hip problems and she was probably putting it on.I had planned on getting a secong opinion in the next week as I was not happy with his attitude.
    I am NEVER going back to that clinic even if you paid me.

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    Sounds like you and Gypsy are going through a tough time.

    Good luck keeping a Kelpie quiet. I feel your pain as I have a Cattle dog and It's hard work keeping them on restricted exercise at the best of times!!

    I'm not a huge fan of Crates although I do have a soft one (very cheap and absolutely fantastic from topbuy.com.au) that I pull out for injuries!! Works well.

    Is it possible for Gypsy to be inside at night time? You could crate her at night to keep the barking under control and at the same time give you peace of mind from the many idiots that seem to come out of the woodwork at night.

    Hope things work out well and you can find a vet that you trust. It is so important to have a good vet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drag0ncharm View Post
    I know Kalacreek but when I asked about the test and how much they were he simply blew me off. Gypsy has a really short stride and shows signs of distress of excesive excersice.
    He said Kelpies aren't prone to Hip problems and she was probably putting it on.I had planned on getting a secong opinion in the next week as I was not happy with his attitude.
    I am NEVER going back to that clinic even if you paid me.
    Kelpies would be one of the last dogs on earth to put things on! When any of my working dogs show any sign of pain I listen up!

    Kelpies are generally pretty good structurally but I know several kelpies with hip dysplasia. I wouldnt be going back either.

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