Hiya Scottsmum, there is indeed a nicer middle ground. And it is what we have had for the past 2 yrs. Going for quality of life, not quantity in years lived. There is a price tag for that. Earlier break down of bone joint. So here we are, time to pay the ferry man so to speak.
We are doing scent stuff with him, he loves that. But it is a rather fast game. or shall i say he thinks he only has a second to 'find' missing object, so runs at it.
again, drive too high.
I have 3 lame dogs right now.
So i wonder, what am i doing wrong?
2 with torn CL. One just limping for some reason for past week.
Is this so called 'great' life i have my dogs living too rough? Are dogs unable to run for miles across any terrain anymore? Have they turned into pavement walkers only?
I still have $1645 to pay off of Pohms CL reconstruction operation last year, that was a waste of 4.5k But pohm has always had a couch potatoe inside waiting to get out, if the GSD would just leave her be. She has retired nicely, with dignity. Happy to laze when we are inside, especially so now its cold outside.
Are there any breeds left, that can run off leash in countryside rural lifestyle, without busting joints? Coz im over CL injuries and their legacy for the dogs who have them. This is a serious question. I know GSD's and Rotties especially are notorious for this. Anyone know a larger breed that doesnt get this sort of problem?
I have to ask myself, if i live in too rough an area, mountainous, woodland, lakeside. No paths, pavements. Just bush. It seems too hard going on dogs to be offleash these days?.
Even Brian started limping last week!