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    Default Need help deciding on a dog

    Looking for a calm breed, easy to train, possibly house train. medium or large.
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    Ooh, that should give you lots of choice! But my mind has gone blank.

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    That helps lol thanks. I'm thinking a mastiff.
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    i apolagise if i have missed something... but werent you recently having trouble with your kelpie?...
    are you going to get another dog as well as her?

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    I'm thinking a calmer dog will help her out and also give her someone else to play with apart from me. I can't play with her 24 hours a day. I walk her every day and play with her lots and take her every where i go. I just want what is best for her.

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    Remind me, what problems are you having with your kelpie again? Was this the chasing birds early in the morning issue? You just want to be pretty sure that she won't pass bad habits on to the new dog, I guess. A calm dog might also not cope all that well with a hyper kelpie getting in their face. It would really depend on the dog.

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    i see. well my kelpie has a mastiff friend already and they love each other.

    Can anyone tell me what mastiff/mastiff crosses or like as pups? Also thinking maybe a staffy.
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    Maybe give a lovely senior Rescue a new home..there are so many and many have established calm characters, they are just too old for most people. I have just re-homed a gorgeous 7 year old Golden gentleman. he was an angel and we nearly kept him ourselves....BUT we found someone with a young BC and he now lives a happy life. he has re-energized and the young BC adores him. he had no bad habits, his owner passed away

    There are many older/wiser dogs.....You only have to look on Pet rescue
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Maybe give a lovely senior Rescue a new home..there are so many and many have established calm characters, they are just too old for most people. I have just re-homed a gorgeous 7 year old Golden gentleman. he was an angel and we nearly kept him ourselves....BUT we found someone with a young BC and he now lives a happy life. he has re-energized and the young BC adores him. he had no bad habits, his owner passed away

    There are many older/wiser dogs.....You only have to look on Pet rescue
    Hey there newfie, the only thing i worry about with adopting is i don't know there habits or anything. I can't be sure. And i wouldn't even know where to look first. I live in Gippsland victoria.
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    i am no expert on dog behaviour, but this might be a good idea
    My Kelpie has loads of energy, same with my Australian shepherd. They just play and play as long as they can until they both just flop from wearing each other out! haha this happens every day
    Dodge has never really been an issue with her energy because she has the run of the farm and can do what she wants, but Koda stays in the backyard, and i think if he didnt have Dodge to play with he would be much harder to keep calm than he is at the moment!

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