Author Topic: A visit to Dog Trust  (Read 15678 times)

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #50 on: September 02, 2013, 04:08:58 pm »
Pennine born and bred, but I've never had a dog before, so sometimes even the most obvious things have to be pointed out!

Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2013, 06:24:04 pm »
If you do the training thing, there will likely be a point where you are comfortable with her off the lead.

The only close call I ever had with Ariel (or with his predecessor Shadow, a GSD) was when we were walking a path with a precipitous drop on one side, and came nose to nose with a little lamb who thought it might be a good idea to stand up to him (instead of running away), with Ariel dropping into straight herding mode. Now, I would have not had a question that I could have called him back within moments, but that would have necessitated ground under paw, of which there was a distinct lack. But, he came to heel and the lamb bounded off.

Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2013, 06:35:53 pm »
I'm so pleased for you guys, that's great news! What a lucky dog. I don't reckon she's got GSD in her; my first dog was a GSD cross and her paws and ears looked comically too big for her body.

My best piece of advice is a tired dog is a good dog  :thumbsup:

We'll have to join you on a walk sometime next time we're in up north and therefore a wee bit closer than usual (as an older rescue with an uncertain past, Cam doesn't generally love the company of other dogs, but she'll walk with them as long as they don't pester her. She is almost always on a lead, because she despite her advanced years she still cannot resist rabbits/sheep/squirrels etc and has sod-all road sense anyway.)

Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2013, 09:24:56 pm »
If you are in "learn about doggies" mode, there's always this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPfZ78m3xZo

From the people who brought you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPfZ78m3xZo

and of course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #54 on: September 02, 2013, 09:48:26 pm »
We'll have to join you on a walk sometime next time we're in up north and therefore a wee bit closer than usual
That would be fantastic. Keep us posted. We want to get our pup comfortable with other dogs as early as possible, and seeing how she is with Cam (and Cam with her) will be interesting!

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #55 on: September 02, 2013, 10:06:22 pm »
We'll have to join you on a walk sometime next time we're in up north and therefore a wee bit closer than usual
That would be fantastic. Keep us posted. We want to get our pup comfortable with other dogs as early as possible, and seeing how she is with Cam (and Cam with her) will be interesting!

The Elder CrinklySister (not OTP) has an entire pack of hounds some days since she has two of her own and walks for/with a number of other dog owners.  She had half a dozen assorted muttleys out with her in Millington the other day!  M'boys love going walking with her, and them.  If/when Scrappy is up for a pootle over the hills you could always come over this way and we can organise a "socialising dogs along with Hitting Nature With Sticks" expotition with the Cubs :)

Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #56 on: September 02, 2013, 10:12:04 pm »
If she has a collie temperament she would probably love to be enrolled in fly-ball classes. Classes are a fantastic way to bond with your dog, help train them, and keep them mentally stimulated.

I really really miss my tennis-ball-obsessed collie cross  :'(
Good luck with her, I'm sure she will reward your love and care many times over  :thumbsup:

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #57 on: September 02, 2013, 10:18:52 pm »
@crinkles -  that sounds fun! *mentally rehearses how to teach a dog not to pull like a train*

@feline - I keep thinking of your lovely Squidge.  :'(
Funny you should say that - I bought a couple of tennis balls today for her and do plan to do some kind of agility/flyball/etc with her.

I'm very excited for Saturday! Any tips on how to best introduce her to her new home?

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2013, 06:31:36 pm »
Lovely looking dog, with Peli-matching eyebrows!

You need the recipe for liver cake.
Basses lower the tone.

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2013, 06:33:43 pm »
You need the recipe for liver cake.
Your better half has already provided it!  :smug:  :-*

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2013, 03:12:19 pm »
Scrappy's kennel mate (possibly brother - the staff were not sure), Squishy, is now also up for adoption:  http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/dog/1107900/squishy#.UingmN-l8kU

Everything in that description applies to Scrappy!


Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2013, 03:17:53 pm »
Bet that one is more of a handful than the one you are getting...

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2013, 03:19:26 pm »
Bet that one is more of a handful than the one you are getting...
Scrappy Squishy I mean Squishy, was the calmer one when we saw them together!  :

ETA, I mean Scrappy. Doh.

ETA, I mean Squishy. Oh goodness, the prospect of dog ownership is clearly addling my mind.

Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #63 on: September 07, 2013, 01:21:34 am »
Good luck with bringing her home  :thumbsup:

When I first got Squidge home she was very traumatised and I remember sitting on the kitchen floor with her while she shook for several minutes. Then my daughter showed her a tennis ball and she was so delighted with it she never looked back!

I think letting them casually explore in their own time is the best way, and making sure they see straight away where they will need to go to drink and to the toilet. Start as you mean to go on, so if you want to set rules about getting on sofas or going upstairs do it straight away as its much harder to correct later!

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #64 on: September 07, 2013, 02:46:16 pm »
We got her home, bar two bit of puking we can't see that she suffered at all. Ran around the garden and kitchen looking for what food was there, laid happily next to us while we eat.







Here is more photos to shake that dog stick at - http://woofy.woollypigs.com/2013/09/meet-tilley/

Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #65 on: September 07, 2013, 03:11:58 pm »
Awwww she is teh cute  ;D

Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #66 on: September 07, 2013, 03:22:30 pm »
Here is more photos to shake that dog stick at - http://woofy.woollypigs.com/2013/09/meet-tilley/

Good photos W! Hope you all have lots of good times.

I'm moving away from the daschund-as-other-half idea... I reckon you'd end up with something much lower slung.


Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #67 on: September 07, 2013, 03:33:29 pm »
Awwwww! Looks like you've found a good 'un

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #68 on: September 07, 2013, 04:30:03 pm »
I'm moving away from the daschund-as-other-half idea... I reckon you'd end up with something much lower slung.
Plus - how?  :D
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #69 on: September 07, 2013, 04:34:49 pm »
She's a lovely looking dog!

Woolly, you now have two hats.
Basses lower the tone.

Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #70 on: September 07, 2013, 04:38:08 pm »
I'm moving away from the daschund-as-other-half idea... I reckon you'd end up with something much lower slung.
Plus - how?  :D

It has been known to happen apparently, but with problems during the later stages of the pregnancy (pups too big) unless the dad was the daschund.

I only read that on the web somewhere so it could be rubbish.

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #71 on: September 07, 2013, 04:48:13 pm »
No I got three - me old one, me new one and the dog :)

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #72 on: September 08, 2013, 11:22:16 pm »
Tilley's doing well. She's extremely affectionate, and gentle, and energetic, and comes and plonks herself across us most endearingly. She does a good 'sit' after a few training sessions today, and her lead-pulling is getting much better after consistent training. And we're only Day 2 :)  She also had a bath today.

We need to work on socialising her as she goes mad with other dogs. In a friendlyway .

Lovely dog.

Regulator

  • Got a thing for rubber...
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #73 on: September 09, 2013, 07:49:11 pm »
I thoroughly recommend getting a Kong and a Wubba (from Kong).  They'll keep her amused for hours.
Quote from: clarion
I completely agree with Reg.

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: A visit to Dog Trust
« Reply #74 on: September 09, 2013, 09:58:26 pm »
Her Kong keeps her occupied for about ten minutes, then she's on the hunt for alternative entertainment, unless she's in her crate in which case she just sits quietly and watches the world go by. She is not easily amused for long periods of time. Shockingly, she shows no interest in tennis balls (calls herself part-Collie?!). Her favourite toy is a squeaky monkey with rope arms and legs, called Aldi, which my mum got her. She loves a simple cardboard tube filled with her dry food dinner: she spins it around the kitchen floor to release the grub and has worked out how to tip up the end on the edge of her dog bed.

She is a highly amusing and well-natured dog.

Today has been pretty exhausting, though. 'Sit' and 'down' have almost been mastered.

Tilley's doing OK, too.  ;)