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    I had a bit of a moment the other day with Banjo when she suddenly started limping when we were crossing a bit of lawn. So I got her to sit and pulled a bindi out of one of her feet.

    It just reminded me of my old dog, who didn't like her feet being touched, but would sit down patiently to let me inspect her paws when she had a prickle in her foot. I love that they learn to trust that you will help them in situations like that. Gives me the warm fuzzies.

    The last time I helped my old dog like that, she managed to get one of those double acorn caps lodged neatly between the pads of her front foot!

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    It's great when your dog learns what you're good for.

    Mine will stop for prickles - we have caltrop aka three corner jacks - horrid things puncture bike tyres too.

    And she also stops now for dag removal - ie she's eaten grass and failed to crap it completely - she will let me use a dog bag to finish it. Or do a bottom wipe with toilet paper if it wasn't all that clean. I can't say she enjoys that kind of attention but she will accept it. It does make the vet's job easier if your dog is used to having feet inspected, ears poked, and tail and butt area inspected or poked (thermometer - eek).

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    I have a frightening trust story.

    Here's the scenario:

    Dog escapes yard after fence is blown down by a storm.
    Owner goes looking for dog over back fence and find dog lying on the ground not far away.
    Owner walks over to dog and find 2 gunshot wounds, one in the side, the other in the chest.
    Dog is alive and conscious.
    Dog allows owner to put their fingers inside the bullet hole to stop the bleeding.
    No fuss, no growling, not even a flinch.

    Dog then allows owner to put it onto the front of a tractor (this dog weighed almost 90kg) all the while blood is literally spraying in the air whenever owner moves their fingers.

    It was almost as if the dog knew exactly what was happening and the owner was there to help.

    Story had a happy ending though, the dog survived. The owner of the gun was lucky to escape with no injuries.

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    Aww thats awful....but nice CL.

    My dogs dont even question anything like that. I will take a prickle out, I pull poos out if I need to, I can pull the yucky stuff from pippis face hair under her eyes and she doesnt even flinch etc etc.

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    Wow CL

    Not even my former house mate was that calm and forgiving when she broke various bones coming off her horse. The language and abuse that went with that would have burned a footy player's ears.

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    They didn't think anything could be done at the time as the dog was on this guys property and the guy had cows that the dog was supposedly attacking (yet he refused to show the damage to the cows).

    Later we found out that he was not allowed to fire the gun so close to their property. Too late to do anything about it now though as this was over 10 years ago.

    Found out at a dog show that some people that lived on the other side also had a dog shot and killed by the same man... once again didn't take action because they thought he was within his bounds when he really wasn't.

    Watching this guy like a hawk now, any loud bangs and they are gawking over the back fence with their fingers hovering over 000.

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    I can't believe that man got away with shooting these dogs. Crested Love, that was an amazing story. I reckon dogs are very intelligent for sure. Oskar is not particularly good with strangers, but he seems to understand that if I pat him while standing next to someone, then it's ok for them to pat him. He is only a youngster but he knows we won't hurt him. He already shows patience with my kids and he lets us touch his ears, check him all over, remove sleep from his eyes, etc. He is going to be a beautiful natured dog when he is fully grown. I love how he follows me around. He is learning to be gentle with me and the kids after my boyfriend gets him all excited

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    I can't believe that man got away with shooting these dogs. Crested Love, that was an amazing story. I reckon dogs are very intelligent for sure. Oskar is not particularly good with strangers, but he seems to understand that if I pat him while standing next to someone, then it's ok for them to pat him. He is only a youngster but he knows we won't hurt him. He already shows patience with my kids and he lets us touch his ears, check him all over, remove sleep from his eyes, etc. He is going to be a beautiful natured dog when he is fully grown. I love how he follows me around. He is learning to be gentle with me and the kids after my boyfriend gets him all excited
    haha Mine are learning the whole calm down when mum comes over for a pat after i get them all excited and playful. So far so good! (they've never had anyone else in the house apart from me until i got a new room mate who considers herself mum!)

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    We have been playing with Murphy's paws from the day we got him.
    We didn't do it for prickle removal, but for nail clipping.
    I for one can't do it as much as I have tried to I just can't I actually come out in a cold sweat. And this even happen if I am around when it is getting done.
    So again this is the job for the boss to do.
    And doing this with his paws has helped and the boss has done a little snip here and there to make sure. And he was good.
    Now with this thread it will comes down it will be useful for prickles to.

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    Lucky you guys. My dog lets me inspect his legs, paws, tummy, etc. only if nothing's wrong. As soon as there is something he goes like this ....

    Recently his crazy sister took a rather big chunk out of him when they were wrestling. It was quite bloody and must have been very painful, sp I was only allowed to look at it from a safe distance.

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