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27-08-2015, 21:21   #7786
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Hope he is ok? Poor little puppy, I hope he's not hurt. Its so horrible having a gentle innocent little puppy attacked by another dog Hope it doesnt impact him too much - get him back out there, with your eyes peeled, and a very large stick to wave off any incoming bullies
Yeah, he's totally fine, even though he was grabbed by the neck and he started whipping his head. I reacted faster than the owner did in getting him off my boy. He has just been subdued ever since. I just feel my boy is at a particular sensitive period at the moment, so it's terrible timing for something like this to happen.

The killer part is he was a familiar dog, not a strange dog.
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27-08-2015, 21:36   #7787
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Zapperzy, very sorry to hear about Charlie - how old is he?
He's a rescue but we reckon he's turning 10 sometime between now and January. He's only a little cairn cross, gotten a bit grey in the last year or so but he's in good shape, expected he'd at least make it into his early to mid teens.

I think my next pet is going to be a tortoise or a parrot, something that will outlive me. Losing pets is exhausting.
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27-08-2015, 22:19   #7788
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Oh poor Charlie I've known a few dogs who had chemo and tbh they just seemed to be wasting away and at most got a few extra months. When we thought Bailey had cancer last year I was thinking it wasn't an avenue I'd go down but of course easy to say when you're not in that position yourself. I'm sure you'll make the best decision for him!

Bailey is 1 year post op tomorrow! I sent a card off to UCD and my friend did some cupcakes for me for our own vets as a thank you for looking after him before the op and for all of the lumps and bumps since then from Bailey AND Lucy eg..poking a hole in one eye with a grass seed then it got infected and turned blue like a ghost eye, poking a hole in the other eye with a stick, keeping Lucy until late after noon after she'd been spayed so I could get Bailey out for a long run on Halloween to help tire him out before the fireworks starts, Always taking his bloods in the examination room so he can stay with me instead of stressing him out taking him in the back, X-rays, bizarre infection cause by a pathogen oh and a cut paw 8 stitches long! BRATS!

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27-08-2015, 22:21   #7789
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Yeah, he's totally fine, even though he was grabbed by the neck and he started whipping his head. I reacted faster than the owner did in getting him off my boy. He has just been subdued ever since. I just feel my boy is at a particular sensitive period at the moment, so it's terrible timing for something like this to happen.

The killer part is he was a familiar dog, not a strange dog.
This is (one of) my biggest fears with my puppy. I've got a sheltie, a breed known for shyness so I've gone to great pains to get a puppy that has been really well socialised and I'm doing my best to keep it going. But it would be so awful if that was all undone by one dog.

The only thing you do is make sure he gets lots of good experiences now so it doesn't put him off. And make sure you don't stress when you see other dogs, he'll know.
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From Amelia.

Sure she wishes you guys here could share in the dead frog she left on the stairs, or the live blackbird she decided would make a nice sitting room feature, but you all can't, so I let her write to you. The mad thing is, if I'm watching TV and don't have my laptop on my lap, then my lap just isn't cool and she wont bother to stand on it. I had her tail in behind my glasses there a minute ago, and she pushed my cap off my head with her face!
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In other news, (like in my own post, she had her's, I'll have mine) my brother decided to build a fishpond in the garden at my mam's. Our 8 year old Springer LOVES to swim. So far the walls around it aren't finished so there's no fish in it either, but Sonny runs out first thing and has a dip in his newly built home swimming pool. The 11 month old Lab, Reggie, hasn't got to grips with swimming yet. He fell in one day while trying to follow Sonny. I saw a video of it! My brother anticipated such things and has build steps into the side for the dogs to get out! My mother told me today Reggie has fallen in a second time. Not that she was there to see it, the doors were open and the first she was aware was when a distressed pup ran flying through the house soaking wet. Apparently my brother is finishing the dog-proofing this weekend!
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This is (one of) my biggest fears with my puppy. I've got a sheltie, a breed known for shyness so I've gone to great pains to get a puppy that has been really well socialised and I'm doing my best to keep it going. But it would be so awful if that was all undone by one dog.

The only thing you do is make sure he gets lots of good experiences now so it doesn't put him off. And make sure you don't stress when you see other dogs, he'll know.
Trying! But I do stress when I see other dogs on walks, only because he barks ferociously wanting to meet them, which I don't want to reward nor is it fair on someone else's dog because he can be quite intimidating sounding. He is so much better off leash but I can only do off l leash scenarios once a week. I won't take him to the local dog park as my sheltie's did have issues from there (before I knew anything) and I don't want a repeat performance.
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Trying! But I do stress when I see other dogs on walks, only because he barks ferociously wanting to meet them, which I don't want to reward nor is it fair on someone else's dog because he can be quite intimidating sounding. He is so much better off leash but I can only do off l leash scenarios once a week. I won't take him to the local dog park as my sheltie's did have issues from there (before I knew anything) and I don't want a repeat performance.
And it's so hard not to stress! Telling yourself not to won't change the body language that's telling him you think something is wrong. Sometimes their amazing ability to read our body language better than most humans is damned inconvenient! The barking is so hard to get rid of because it's self rewarding. They bark then the other dog walks past and leaves so he thinks it worked

At least you don't have to worry about him spooking when off lead so you can do it as often as possible. Pepper's better off lead too but if she gets genuinely scared she will run for the hills and never look back
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