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    Hi,

    Long intro, but long story short HELLO!

    I'm a uni student living in Melbourne but from Perth originally and go back a bit to see the family, who also have dogs (look after one of mine too).

    Worked on a farm and in dog havens and kennels and also foster dogs currently.

    I "share" a dog with his first owners who no longer have enough time for him so he's with me most of the time and they take him some weekends. He's a dingo x, with a kelpie I think but wouldn't be surprised if he had Ridgeback in him.

    I also foster dogs here for Starting Over Dog Rescue.

    Back in Perth my old dog who lives with my parent's as mum adores her is Joss, a bit of a timid Ridgeback/Rottweiler.

    Anti-BSL, Anti-puppyfarming, pro-rescue, most of the usual stuff. Particularly interested in working with rescues who arrive with problems - training, anxiety etc and hopefully training Maku the dingo mix.

    Also have cats here, including a blind 5 month old.

    Hope to use this forum to find likeminded people and hopefully learning more

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    to the forum Yazzle!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    welcome to the forum.

    Are you studying something dog related?

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    Hi Yazzle, welcome, looking forward to seeing some photos of your "flock"

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    Thanks all

    Hyacinth, no, actually studying electrical engineering lol. Don't have the motor skills to go into vet due to weak left arm, but love Eng so will just stay involved with animals on the side

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    Hi Yazzle & welcome to the forum

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    doesn't electrical engineering - involve doing some soldering? Or you only need one arm to do that? And does studying Animal Behaviour require a strong left arm to hold the data recording clipboard?

    Course overview | Bachelor of Animal Science | Undergraduate | Courses | Charles Sturt University

    Sometimes studying or working in the field you love - takes the fun out of it. Sometimes you end up with a job and get paid for doing what you love.

    I think there is some EEO law that prevents them from discriminating based on physical limitation. I imagine working with large animals might be hard but not impossible ie it doesn't matter how able bodied you are - an elephant is still HUGE and way stronger than any human. And the field of animal training and behaviour and psychology is becoming very important to how we manage animals - especially ones in captivity.

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    True about animal psychology. That would be interesting.
    Electrical engineering doesn't require soldering - an electrician does the physical work - an engineer can do but most work more in design and problem solving and consulting.

    I dunno, it's been tough to choose what to study. Deferred law/commerce, really wanted to do medicine but couldn't really practise one handed (especially as I wanted to go into paediatrics).

    For now, engineering. I'm happy with the level of involvement I can have with animals as a "hobby", doing things like fostering and training rescue dogs

    I suppose there may be a fair few vet-minded/behaviourist types on here?

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    Hi 'Yazzle' and to the forum !

    Who knows - when you finish your engineering degree - you could combine that knowledge with your love of animals and design heaps of things to help animals in general !

    Good Luck in your endeavours.

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