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Thread: Advice Needed Please - Poppy's Got the Run's Again!

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    amy86

    I have to say I do feel similar frustration to Di Dee. I've posted the upset tummy fix list more than once on this forum for various people which does work pretty well with a google site search. Fairly sure people told you to fast your dog and you ignored or argued with them.

    I do find it annoying generally when people ask the same question as someone else - like they don't even bother to look for or read any other related threads in the forum before asking for help. And no, that's not directed at you this time Amy86.

    I'm glad you saw the vet and found the advice reassuring. Note if the vet's advice doesn't work you do need to follow up not just hope it will go away, though I'm sure you won't do that either.

    And on the subject of "ruining" a dog - that's what new parents do with their first child/dog. I'm sure as the oldest in my family I was "ruined" and didn't cope too well with siblings. And I've watched my sister bring up a "velcro" baby - ie one that hated being anywhere but attached to her. And oops - I've brought up a velcro dog. One that objects loudly to being shut out the back when she knows I'm home, though she's good if she knows I'm out - according to my neighbours.

    And I'm home a lot more than someone who works full time or has school and we do obedience, and agility and two times 1 hour walks (or longer) every day (with slight variation to fit in classes). I don't do schutzenhound and won't - not with Frosty anyway.

    And I'm assured she's been ruined by someone who thinks I should do corrections with a rolled up newspaper (Frosty thinks that's a great game, she's too agile for me to actually connect, and she likes shredding paper). And I admit I get separation anxiety worse than her. I don't want to leave her with anyone I know has dodgy fences or snakes or thinks it's ok to hit a dog to correct it or "teach it NO", or anyone too fragile to hold her if she gets into sled dog mode. So there goes most of my friends, my brother and my mum as dog sitters. And I don't want to leave her in a boarding kennel in the hills during fire season, just in case. Never mind there could be a fire from an electrical fault instead. Sigh.

    So I've ruined her...

    But I'm not that bothered really.

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    Hy and everyone else

    I guess I never realise my "basic" questions frustrated you because of your passion and commitment to dogs.

    I ask them here (without checking for similar threads or googling) because I know NO ONE with dogs. Not ONE person. Nada! This is the ONLY place I have to talk to others who have dogs.

    I have taken on SO much from here that I feel quite offended to hear members think the oposite. I took on advice about poo'ing inside, and where Poppy should sleep, and how we should be 'tough' with her with regards to whining, and how we should desex her etc etc etc.

    From now on I will refrain from posting.

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    This makes me so incredibly sad it's not funny.

    It really does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Hy and everyone else

    I guess I never realise my "basic" questions frustrated you because of your passion and commitment to dogs.

    I ask them here (without checking for similar threads or googling) because I know NO ONE with dogs. Not ONE person. Nada! This is the ONLY place I have to talk to others who have dogs.

    I have taken on SO much from here that I feel quite offended to hear members think the oposite. I took on advice about poo'ing inside, and where Poppy should sleep, and how we should be 'tough' with her with regards to whining, and how we should desex her etc etc etc.

    From now on I will refrain from posting.
    Amy, it takes time for everyone to grow. Being a first time dog owner, you are growing and have taken on a lot of advice. I think most first time dog owners do go through a lot of worry and emotion etc. Don't stop asking questions because you can't learn otherwise. It would seem you have a good friend in Angela and she will definately help you, even if your concerned what other members think, you still need to learn. If your are worried about what you are going to ask or what you are concerned about, why don't you PM Angela or myself and maybe we can help you pose you questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Amy, it takes time for everyone to grow. Being a first time dog owner, you are growing and have taken on a lot of advice. I think most first time dog owners do go through a lot of worry and emotion etc. Don't stop asking questions because you can't learn otherwise. It would seem you have a good friend in Angela and she will definately help you, even if your concerned what other members think, you still need to learn. If your are worried about what you are going to ask or what you are concerned about, why don't you PM Angela or myself and maybe we can help you pose you questions?
    Thanks. That offer really means a lot to me. I feel like I do have a great friend in AGB and don't know what I would do without her! She is the ONLY person I know IRL who has a dog. The fact that she is so knowledgable and passionate is a huge bonus for me! She has NEVER made me feel silly or stupid and I'm sure I ask her tonnes of "silly" Q's when we have our playdates!

    I don't want to stop learning. I never thought I would get so much from owning a dog. I never thought I would enjoy learning about dog ownership!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Thanks. That offer really means a lot to me. I feel like I do have a great friend in AGB and don't know what I would do without her! She is the ONLY person I know IRL who has a dog. The fact that she is so knowledgable and passionate is a huge bonus for me! She has NEVER made me feel silly or stupid and I'm sure I ask her tonnes of "silly" Q's when we have our playdates!

    I don't want to stop learning. I never thought I would get so much from owning a dog. I never thought I would enjoy learning about dog ownership!
    So pleased you are getting so much from ownig a dog and it is an enjoyable experience to learn about dog ownership. I think Angela is fantastic even though I only know her through this forum. THe offer is there any time you need it. I am not on 24/7, but do log in every day at different times.
    Hang in there Amy you will be an old hand at dog ownership in no time

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Thanks. That offer really means a lot to me. I feel like I do have a great friend in AGB and don't know what I would do without her! She is the ONLY person I know IRL who has a dog. The fact that she is so knowledgable and passionate is a huge bonus for me! She has NEVER made me feel silly or stupid and I'm sure I ask her tonnes of "silly" Q's when we have our playdates!

    I don't want to stop learning. I never thought I would get so much from owning a dog. I never thought I would enjoy learning about dog ownership!
    I love that you are getting so much out of it!

    Thank you so much for your kind words! I think you are a brilliant person and a great puppy mummy. You're just like every one of us the first time.

    Heck, not long ago I posted in a panic about Batty's teeth, and rushed down to the vet only to be told that it's normal and they're just falling out puppy teeth

    We all had to start somewhere and I'm still learning like you are too! I've just had a head start IYKWIM. I actually haven't heard you ask a silly question yet - all of the questions that you have asked have been things that I have asked too!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    So pleased you are getting so much from ownig a dog and it is an enjoyable experience to learn about dog ownership. I think Angela is fantastic even though I only know her through this forum. THe offer is there any time you need it. I am not on 24/7, but do log in every day at different times.
    Hang in there Amy you will be an old hand at dog ownership in no time
    I think you're fantastic too Boh! You are always able to post things so clearly and succinctly and it's usually exactly what I wanted to say

    I also agree with the bolded part 200%

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    Amy, I'm disappointed that you feel you can't post directly.

    When I first joined the forum, which I was not looking for at all, it was to defend & explain the commercial one of my dogs was in.

    I joined, found it interesting, and then because my posts were so brief & because I expected people to know the obvious, I received several smart ass remarks that made me decide to leave, and at the time I was far to busy to deal with smart remarks anyway.

    A bitch was put in whelp and in turn my work stopped. I've come back and have now learnt to post a little clearer, grow a thick skin and realise that I will not "click" with everyone.

    I've learnt lots here, most importantly that people really are new to dogs. Real raw recruits that have never had a dog before or contemplated the dogs world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Amy, I'm disappointed that you feel you can't post directly.

    When I first joined the forum, which I was not looking for at all, it was to defend & explain the commercial one of my dogs was in.

    I joined, found it interesting, and then because my posts were so brief & because I expected people to know the obvious, I received several smart ass remarks that made me decide to leave, and at the time I was far to busy to deal with smart remarks anyway.

    A bitch was put in whelp and in turn my work stopped. I've come back and have now learnt to post a little clearer, grow a thick skin and realise that I will not "click" with everyone.

    I've learnt lots here, most importantly that people really are new to dogs. Real raw recruits that have never had a dog before or contemplated the dogs world.
    Its okay. I will still post. I will just take my beginner questions elsewhere! I have had 3 seperate offers to PM members and lovely PM's from them so I am quite happy to know that I have the support I need and was looking for in this forum!

    I definately agree about having to grow a thick skin, its something I'm still working on in real life and on here! I feel like I am a raw recruit so to speak. I was never someone who loved animals and honestly NEVER saw myself being so interested and committed to raising my puppy the best way possible. I didnt think I would WANT to learn more and more about it! But I do!

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