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Maste Aug 30th 2017 3:09 pm

The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
I saw there was a cat one, so why not a dog one!

Let's post pics of our pups/dogs, and share info, stories and updates about them!

I'll get mine up in due course.

Jerseygirl Aug 30th 2017 3:22 pm

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Meet Ellie...

Maste Aug 30th 2017 3:25 pm

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Here is our puppy - Dani! She's almost 11 months old now. She's and English Pointer and Blue Heeler crossbreed so is high energy and intelligent.

We have had her since a few days after I got over here, so just over a month. We got her from a dog shelter, can't believe she was up for adoption! In that time she has come along so quickly. She went from not being toilet trained at all to being to tell us she needs to go toilet. She's learned sit, lie down and paw. She has also learnt bedtime and goes straight into her cage for that. She's currently learning recall and staying, but she's picking these up quick! She also hated her cage at first and we had to coerce her in as she associated it with being locked up all the time and punishment etc, but now she only associates it with bedtime and when we go out without her, so she sees it as her own personal space now :)

The first pic is her at the dog park - her favourite thing ever. She is so friendly and playful and loves socialising with other dogs. Second pic is her watching Netflix on the laptop with me. Final pic is on one of our walks, she's highly prey driven and she now sits or points when she spots squirrels etc instead of pulling on the lead.

Maste Aug 30th 2017 3:26 pm

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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12327791)
Meet Ellie...

How cute! How old is Ellie?

Nutek Aug 30th 2017 3:59 pm

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Emily

https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Emil...7_184622-M.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Emil...2_162900-M.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Emil...7_184626-M.jpg

Jerseygirl Aug 30th 2017 4:12 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12327796)
Here is our puppy - Dani! She's almost 11 months old now. She's and English Pointer and Blue Heeler crossbreed so is high energy and intelligent.

We have had her since a few days after I got over here, so just over a month. We got her from a dog shelter, can't believe she was up for adoption! In that time she has come along so quickly. She went from not being toilet trained at all to being to tell us she needs to go toilet. She's learned sit, lie down and paw. She has also learnt bedtime and goes straight into her cage for that. She's currently learning recall and staying, but she's picking these up quick! She also hated her cage at first and we had to coerce her in as she associated it with being locked up all the time and punishment etc, but now she only associates it with bedtime and when we go out without her, so she sees it as her own personal space now :)

The first pic is her at the dog park - her favourite thing ever. She is so friendly and playful and loves socialising with other dogs. Second pic is her watching Netflix on the laptop with me. Final pic is on one of our walks, she's highly prey driven and she now sits or points when she spots squirrels etc instead of pulling on the lead.

Dani looks like a lovely canine friend...she deserves a good, loving home.

Ellie was 3 last month. She is a cross Pom/Chi...she was 8 months old when we got her. No-one wanted her because she has a misshapen mouth.

Maste Aug 30th 2017 5:13 pm

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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12327823)
Dani looks like a lovely canine friend...she deserves a good, loving home.

Ellie was 3 last month. She is a cross Pom/Chi...she was 8 months old when we got her. No-one wanted her because she has a misshapen mouth.

She is very adorable, well-tempered and not caused a single issue for us or anyone she has ever met!

Our biggest concern with her is her absolute FEAR of water. We discovered this when I was walking her along the beachfront up Michigan, and tried to paddle in the shallow waters with her, but she whined very badly, her demeanour changed from friendly and happy to scared and timid, and she was pulling away so fearfully from the water! I instantly picked her up and left the beach with her and soothed her and reassured her.

Upon speaking to our vet, he believes she has probably been subject to torture/abuse by water before she ended up at the rescue.

Does anyone know if you can reintroduce/train a dog to like water or to learn that it is safe? She trusts me more out of my girlfriend and I, so it's something I'd like to work on with her, using our bond and lots of treats if possible!

johnwoo Aug 30th 2017 8:38 pm

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The attachment thing doesn't work for me?

Dreamy Aug 30th 2017 10:06 pm

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My canine lovelies!

Bob:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2438/...b934e375_n.jpg


Solo:
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2607/...694133c6_n.jpg

They're litter siblings, both much greyer in the muzzle now, and 7 years old. (Don't tell anyone, but Solo is my favourite, even though we make truck reversing noises when he's backing up, cos he has a giant arse)

johnwoo Aug 31st 2017 5:02 pm

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Nutek Aug 31st 2017 6:27 pm

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Originally Posted by johnwoo (Post 12328769)
Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.

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Don't know what the deal is with that, but if you get stuck I can host a couple and post them up for you.

johnwoo Aug 31st 2017 7:52 pm

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Thanks for the offer. I'm wondering if the files are too large.
She'll have to forgo her 15 secs of fame

johnwoo Aug 31st 2017 8:14 pm

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Brooke

Nutek Aug 31st 2017 8:30 pm

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Originally Posted by johnwoo (Post 12328941)
Brooke

Aww :) There we go.

How old?

johnwoo Aug 31st 2017 8:40 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12328957)
Aww :) There we go.

How old?

Nearly a year now, that was taken last Christmas.

Maste Sep 20th 2017 10:05 pm

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We bought Dani a new collar today, to stop the confusion of her being a boy (blue collar, boy sounding name). I think she loves it with that pose. :rofl:

GeniB Oct 15th 2017 9:40 am

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I want to post a picture of my dog on here but have no idea how to do it from a MacBook Air...any advice?

spouse of scouse Oct 15th 2017 3:32 pm

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While we're in Oz, our dear old furry friend Murphy is being looked after in our home in the UK by a pet sitter. There's a church yard nearby that Murph absolutely loves - he might be thinking he'll find a bone in there? You're not supposed to take dogs in there, but when the gate's open we've been known to give in to his insistence that we walk THROUGH the church yard, not around it. If the gate's closed, he gets a cob on.

Our pet sitter sent us this photo today, taken on Murphy's morning walk :lol:

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Jerseygirl Oct 15th 2017 5:01 pm

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12361480)
While we're in Oz, our dear old furry friend Murphy is being looked after in our home in the UK by a pet sitter. There's a church yard nearby that Murph absolutely loves - he might be thinking he'll find a bone in there? You're not supposed to take dogs in there, but when the gate's open we've been known to give in to his insistence that we walk THROUGH the church yard, not around it. If the gate's closed, he gets a cob on.

Our pet sitter sent us this photo today, taken on Murphy's morning walk :lol:

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Beautiful dog.

Looks like he’s saying ‘Does that apply to me?’

Maste Oct 17th 2017 3:26 pm

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Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12361303)
I want to post a picture of my dog on here but have no idea how to do it from a MacBook Air...any advice?

Hi, you can airdrop pics from your phone to your macbook.

Click reply, and along the top you'll see a paperclip icon. This opens a file upload box, and you can select the photo file there and click upload!

I look forward to seeing your dog.

Maste Oct 17th 2017 3:26 pm

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12361480)
While we're in Oz, our dear old furry friend Murphy is being looked after in our home in the UK by a pet sitter. There's a church yard nearby that Murph absolutely loves - he might be thinking he'll find a bone in there? You're not supposed to take dogs in there, but when the gate's open we've been known to give in to his insistence that we walk THROUGH the church yard, not around it. If the gate's closed, he gets a cob on.

Our pet sitter sent us this photo today, taken on Murphy's morning walk :lol:

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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12361547)
Beautiful dog.

Looks like he’s saying ‘Does that apply to me?’

I feel like he's saying "A dog? What's a dog? Am I a dog?"

GeniB Oct 20th 2017 3:46 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12363068)
Hi, you can airdrop pics from your phone to your macbook.

Click reply, and along the top you'll see a paperclip icon. This opens a file upload box, and you can select the photo file there and click upload!

I look forward to seeing your dog.



Here she is

Maste Nov 28th 2017 9:04 pm

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Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12365302)
Here she is

Only just seen this! She is a beautiful dog, she looks exactly like Dani's dog park buddy she loves to play with.

So, question, and I don't know whether to be concerned or not! Dani suddenly went from ravenous, wolfing her food down every meal, to taking her time and eating only half of it. She then comes back to it afterwards to finish it (usually after our morning run, or after an evening dog park/walk).

Her poos are fine, her behavior hasn't changed, nothing has changed with regards to lifestyle/behavior/habits etc.

It's just the sudden nature of the change that slightly worries me. One side of me says she is being the smart breed she is and is just being resourceful - saving half of both her meals for after her long run and long dog park play session.

Another side is just wondering if something might be wrong with her?

Any of you dog owners experienced/witnessed this?

GeniB Nov 28th 2017 9:44 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12390640)
Only just seen this! She is a beautiful dog, she looks exactly like Dani's dog park buddy she loves to play with.

So, question, and I don't know whether to be concerned or not! Dani suddenly went from ravenous, wolfing her food down every meal, to taking her time and eating only half of it. She then comes back to it afterwards to finish it (usually after our morning run, or after an evening dog park/walk).

Her poos are fine, her behavior hasn't changed, nothing has changed with regards to lifestyle/behavior/habits etc.

It's just the sudden nature of the change that slightly worries me. One side of me says she is being the smart breed she is and is just being resourceful - saving half of both her meals for after her long run and long dog park play session.

Another side is just wondering if something might be wrong with her?

Any of you dog owners experienced/witnessed this?

Its normal for a dog to wolf down its food in about one minute. For your dog to change her behaviour is a cause for a little concern. I would have a word with your vet and get her stomach looked at. It may be just an age thing ,she is getting too much food?.. or it could be a problem in her intestines,something she has swallowed

Maste Nov 28th 2017 11:52 pm

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Originally Posted by GeniB (Post 12390679)
Its normal for a dog to wolf down its food in about one minute. For your dog to change her behaviour is a cause for a little concern. I would have a word with your vet and get her stomach looked at. It may be just an age thing ,she is getting too much food?.. or it could be a problem in her intestines,something she has swallowed

Yeah, I was used to the wolfing it down and then her pestering for more, which she never got! :) She definitely doesn't have too much, as I am very particular, I weigh her weekly and adjust accordingly for daily exercise levels etc, and she's always been 50lbs.

We recently got back from thanksgiving at the GF's parent's house, and there she did pinch her parents dog food (they have wet food due to old age and having a lack of teeth), so I was thinking maybe she was holding out for that kind of food as she got a taste for it!

She's only 1 yr and 2 months, so shouldn't be an age thing. She's a sniffer and scavenger for sure, so she may have found/ate something in the big yard at my GF's parents!

I think I'll give her a couple of days to see, as everything else does seem fine, even her pooping isn't a cause for concern!

macliam Nov 29th 2017 12:02 pm

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This is Honey, on the day that she adopted us.

I arrived at my house in Portugal to be told that a dog had been roaming around for the previous 3 weeks or more, but would run away when my wife called it. Over the next week or so, I was "observed"" from a distance whilst working outside - and each day she came a little closer. Finally, our visitor decided she might stay - and has been with us since. She was just over a year old, but very traumatised - but two years later, she is part of the family - along with her "sister" who arrived in a similar way.

How anyone can abandon such lovely creatures is beyond me.

Nutek Nov 29th 2017 12:18 pm

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Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12390983)
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This is Honey, on the day that she adopted us.

Cutey. :)

Maste Nov 29th 2017 12:24 pm

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Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12390983)
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This is Honey, on the day that she adopted us.

I arrived at my house in Portugal to be told that a dog had been roaming around for the previous 3 weeks or more, but would run away when my wife called it. Over the next week or so, I was "observed"" from a distance whilst working outside - and each day she came a little closer. Finally, our visitor decided she might stay - and has been with us since. She was just over a year old, but very traumatised - but two years later, she is part of the family - along with her "sister" who arrived in a similar way.

How anyone can abandon such lovely creatures is beyond me.

Honey is very cute! The furry face has a look of wisdom about it - definitely looks the street wise dog she is!

I'm glad you rescued her and her sister. always warms my heart when people rescue pets :nod:

macliam Nov 29th 2017 1:04 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12390998)
Honey is very cute! The furry face has a look of wisdom about it - definitely looks the street wise dog she is!

I'm glad you rescued her and her sister. always warms my heart when people rescue pets :nod:

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She's a Podengo pequeno, clever and robust. She runs like a greyhound, jumps like a rabbit and is as smart as a bee - when she's not asleep! Sadly, she seems to have had a hard life early on, so won't chase a ball or a stick and rarely plays. But the arrival of her "sister" a year ago turned things around and they are now inseparable. The change is beautiful to see.

Maste Nov 29th 2017 1:43 pm

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Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12391015)
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She's a Podengo pequeno, clever and robust. She runs like a greyhound, jumps like a rabbit and is as smart as a bee - when she's not asleep! Sadly, she seems to have had a hard life early on, so won't chase a ball or a stick and rarely plays. But the arrival of her "sister" a year ago turned things around and they are now inseparable. The change is beautiful to see.

Never heard of that breed before, but sounds very cool and smart!

That sucks that she had a hard life early on, but it's great that having a canine sibling is helping her out a lot :) I'm surprised it worked out so well, as female dogs living together often causes big issues!

Maste Nov 29th 2017 1:46 pm

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Here is Dani a few weeks ago at a halloween dog party at her dog park. She was dunking for hot dogs, and this was her face after her first ever taste of a hot dog... I think she loves them! :rofl:

And yes, that's me in the background in shorts at the beginning of November in St Louis (weather was in the 70s still, so we ran the 2.5 mile down to the dog park to tire her out in advance for the party, didn't work!)

macliam Nov 29th 2017 2:30 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12391063)
Never heard of that breed before, but sounds very cool and smart!

That sucks that she had a hard life early on, but it's great that having a canine sibling is helping her out a lot :) I'm surprised it worked out so well, as female dogs living together often causes big issues!

When Lucy was abandoned, literally in front of our gate, my wife jumped in the car and raced after her & the car that dumped her. She couldn't catch the car, but she got the dog! The idea was to take her the next day to a kennel we work with..... but that never happened....

I called her "Lucy" because I thought she wasn't "Lucky", but I've changed my mind now (but the name stuck!) I too was concerned that Honey wouldn't accept her, but no problem - they are rarely apart.

The kennel we work with is a charity near Ourique that collects abandoned dogs from a 2500 sqKm area. None are killed, they are either adopted within Portugal, sent for adoption to Sweden or Germany or they stay at the kennel. Conditions aren't perfect, but when you consider the alternative...... they get shelter, food, vet treatment if required and exercise - the only problem is that there are too many to give each one the love they deserve.
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Lion in Winter Nov 29th 2017 2:45 pm

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Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12391015)
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She's a Podengo pequeno, clever and robust. She runs like a greyhound, jumps like a rabbit and is as smart as a bee - when she's not asleep! Sadly, she seems to have had a hard life early on, so won't chase a ball or a stick and rarely plays. But the arrival of her "sister" a year ago turned things around and they are now inseparable. The change is beautiful to see.

Lovely beasts. Clearly happy now.

Nutek Nov 29th 2017 3:30 pm

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Originally Posted by Maste (Post 12391066)
I think she loves them! :rofl:

I think you are right. :lol:

Lion in Winter Nov 29th 2017 3:47 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12391163)
I think you are right. :lol:

How's Emily doing?

Nutek Nov 29th 2017 4:37 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12391171)
How's Emily doing?

:)

She is doing ok, pretty much.

She still has something going on with her throat/swallowing, but it's better than it was so we are hoping time will sort it out. The only way to find out what it really is would to knock her out and scope her, which could make it worse and that's what caused this mess to begin with.

Even if she never gets 100% back to her old self, she is doing "ok" we think. She can eat now unaided and also drink (though that makes her cough sometimes).

She got weighed last night and has finally turned the corner on that as she has put on two pounds. :) More to go, but its a start.

She is happy, so that's the main thing and she can chase her ball again.

Nutek Nov 29th 2017 4:40 pm

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https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Emil...8_120013-M.jpg

Maste Nov 29th 2017 6:10 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12391163)
I think you are right. :lol:

Only problem now, is she now sniffs out hotdogs as she knows she loves them. That is gonna cause issues in Chicago whenever we go! :rofl:


Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12391202)
:)

She is doing ok, pretty much.

She still has something going on with her throat/swallowing, but it's better than it was so we are hoping time will sort it out. The only way to find out what it really is would to knock her out and scope her, which could make it worse and that's what caused this mess to begin with.

Even if she never gets 100% back to her old self, she is doing "ok" we think. She can eat now unaided and also drink (though that makes her cough sometimes).

She got weighed last night and has finally turned the corner on that as she has put on two pounds. :) More to go, but its a start.

She is happy, so that's the main thing and she can chase her ball again.

I am so glad to hear Emily is coming along, and is doing much better and has gained some weight. As you said, even if she doesn't get back to her old self, she's still making progress and is better than before, and that's all that matters!

Lion in Winter Nov 29th 2017 6:33 pm

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Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12391202)
:)

She is doing ok, pretty much.

She still has something going on with her throat/swallowing, but it's better than it was so we are hoping time will sort it out. The only way to find out what it really is would to knock her out and scope her, which could make it worse and that's what caused this mess to begin with.

Even if she never gets 100% back to her old self, she is doing "ok" we think. She can eat now unaided and also drink (though that makes her cough sometimes).

She got weighed last night and has finally turned the corner on that as she has put on two pounds. :) More to go, but its a start.

She is happy, so that's the main thing and she can chase her ball again.


She's looking pretty happy, and time will probably help further. I'm sure she'll get back to her old self - she's a young, strong dog.

Siouxie Dec 2nd 2017 3:12 am

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I've posted this one before in the Canada forums, but couldn't resist adding it to the mix here!

This is Abbey, from last Christmas..

:)


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