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Thread: Help Mum, our dog has turned ferral!

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    Default Help Mum, our dog has turned ferral!

    I had a damsel in distress at my door over the weekend. Sherlock pup has gone nuts, and is being destructive, deaf, and now a thief of personal belongings once more.
    His owner was in tears. He's eaten a new phone system, the lodgers raybans, and killed a designer shirt in the garden, and that was just in one day.

    Here's where i demonstrate the importance of 'history taking' for pup owners with similar issues.
    1. How far did you walk him today? ah you haven't.
    2. How far did you walk him yesterday? ah, you didn't have time.
    3. How far have you walked him in the past 7 days, if you add it up together in time, how long? ah, Zero minutes.

    Solution. Walk your friggin dog!
    Now, 3 days into the new revolutionary, outside of the box crazy suggestion... No more destructive pup. Obedient pup. Miracle cure on the deafness too.

    just ranting here. No walks, and destructive deaf dog. Seriously? you cant think what's happened? Oh pullease son, throw a 6.

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    Hi Bernie

    That's so sad.

    I'd be finding out what time they'd need to get up to walk their dog for 30 minutes, and then giving them a wake up call. And get them to put the alarm clock out of reach. And when you're on the phone - remind them why they need to walk the dog.

    And maybe some cows hooves might help... my dog takes a while to chew those up.

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    Definitely learned that one the hard way with Bonnie. To be fair I was 13 when we got her, not a lot of responsibility in me then, but she very quickly shaped me up and we haven't had a problem since. Since BC's are a high octane breed they usually suggest 2 x 1 hr walks daily (or something around there), I take mine once a day but for about 2-3 hours, off leash, with a toy to chase (and birds apparently..), and they're absolutely knackered after it. Rebel still chews stuff up occasionally but only if you leave it within reach, and if Bonnie won't play with him. I'm thinking he'll grow out of it since it's lessened.

    Moral: WALK. So many people have problem dogs and it's because they're bored as all hell!

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    LOL...tell me the little rascal didnt reduce your son to tears ??

    Does he know about the newspaper training ?? as in rolling it up the smacking oneself over the head a few times and repeating..."i must walk dog, i must walk dog !"


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    Yep, crying like a baby.

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    Walking a dog is not essential. If there are time constraints then, the obvious answer is "don't get a dog". But if you have a dog and find the time to walk the animal is restricted them the best excercise would be swimming. A 10 minute swim is equivelant to a one hour walk.
    Another quick one is to use a flirt pole. The manic chase, twisting and jumping, excercises the dog very quickly and in ways that cannot be achieved by just walking or chasing a ball.
    Then if the owners are really lazy, there is the treadmill.
    The days of saying "I did not have the time to exercise my dog today" are gone.
    Nev Allen
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    I would like to see if I can build one of these large enough to run dogs up to at least BC size.

    Cat Wheel - Outdoor - YouTube
    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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    I'll help ya build it Nev as long as i can hook my motorbike up to it when its full of rat chasers !!

    Like this....bloody hilarious i reckon.



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    Hilarious stuff Sean!
    I love how guys have to motorise everything.
    See below -
    drill.jpg

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    Oh man - Nev

    the sound that went with the cat wheel set the evil hound right off...

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