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    Thats fantastic
    After everything with Zed, it must be nice having a happy pup.
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    Bumping into furniture, sliding on floorboards etc do affect your dogs body.

    Basically you just have to think that if it was your body what effects would you have in later years, our muscles and bones work the same way as a dogs.

    I have seen this a lot while doing my canine muscle therapy course. I would be taking them outside to play to prevent injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I feel dogs are getting babied more and more, thats all.
    People forget that they are actually animals.
    I agree

    My dogs run around like mad and if I can see it is getting out of hand...outside they go where there are no coffee tables at eye height etc.

    They need to be able to be dogs...running...playing..."fighting"...growling.. .chewing...jumping etc

    Amy...I am not having a go at you here, but you really need to "loosen" up a bit regarding little Poppy. Let her be what she is...a puppy...a dog

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    I find this topic really interesting. Ppl seem to have a problem sometimes finding a happy medium.

    In a natural state, dogs run, play, fight, jump, fall over, their bodies leap through the air into all sorts of weird and wonderful positions. And they need this - they ARE dogs.

    But in a natural state, there are not coffe tables, glass windows, ornaments, tvs, staircases, slippery floors in the way either.

    Amy, be AWARE of what damage your dog could do to itself if flying around the house etc.
    But also be AWARE that dogs not only want but NEED to exercise in this way. That is what yards are for. They are an expanse of area where a dog can run full-tilt, jump and play to their heart's content, without the fear that they are hurting themselves, or your furniture and internal belongings etc.

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    I agree entirely with DA and Healthy4Paws.

    As far as Cane Toads go, if you see one in your yard either pick it up in a plastic bag and throw it in the bin (sorry to all who this offends, but I hate the things), use a shovel to relocate it out of your yard by scooping it up and throwing it as far as you can over the fence, or bag it and freeze it.

    If your dog approaches one be growly about it, be as loud as you need to and deeply growl "Poppy NO!" then call her in as high pitched a voice you can, running away if you need to. Use any variation you need to on this to get her away from the toad and over to you.

    Take her outside and run around madly with her out in the yard, throw balls for her to chase, let her chase you BEFORE dark to wear her out. That way she won't go bonkers late at night when it's too dark to see if there are any toads.

    I've seen one toad out the front and it was dispatched with a golf club - we only have one for this purpose

    I discourage this behavior indoors and encourage Batty to run mad in the backyard. That's part of the reason I have the yard! There's too much he can run into inside a house and while he still gets a little stupid indoors that's to be expected - he is just a baby! We relocate outdoors and don't come back in until he's tired again.

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    Also whether the dog is living in the wild or in your house, you still see wild dogs as they get older limping or with arthritis, but while the dog is in your house you can help prevent this so I would take measures to do so

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    [First time poster]

    I have a dalmatian puppy that is 13 weeks old, he goes crazy sometimes, lunging and biting at us. We make him sit then put him on the lead and take him outside, so he can play to his hearts content, without running into any objects like poles, furniture, etc.

    We also have the problem of cane toads at night, we put him on a lead at night time when he goes out to do his business, we also have Dettol in a spray bottle, which we spray the toads with. It dries them right up by the next morning, killing them. All you need to do, is the next morning, go around and pick up the bodies and put them in the bin. Before the puppy discovers them during the day and wants to eat them... Had this happen a couple of times. I'm not big on seeing any animals hurt (even toads) so thats why we use Dettol.

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