The dog thread is better than the cat thread, because it features dogs.

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Maurice Picarda, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    It really really drives me mad. There's an old JRT in our park that goes up to every dog it sees and attacks it. Owner basically ignores the whole thing, calls pointlessly with no recall and tells it it's naughty. Why the fuck is a dog like that not on a lead? Conversely, I keep my friendly eegit on a lead because she'd approach a dog like that, suffer its wrath then defend herself. Until I know Cara won't approach all dogs without fully respecting 'no I don't want to play' snarls (currently heeds big and old dogs but not small young ones) she walks on a lead until we meet a dog I know wants to play. They don't have a god-given right to run off lead in a public place.
  2. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Rebelda I think all it takes is a few complaints to the local police and they will tell the owner they have to keep the dog on a lead, and sometimes I believe also has to have a muzzle on when in public.

    There was a very badly behaved deaf boxer here that attacked a few dogs. Of course it had an as you would expect troublesome owner.
  3. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    Telling the owner to keep their dog on a lead won't do fuck-all if other dogs getting attacked hasn't. Plus they have no way of policing it and repeated complaints just lead to more words had ime unless the dog does some pretty serious damage.
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  4. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Well all I can say is that in the case of the boxer in question, when the owner kept him on a lead, other dog owners were able to keep their dogs away from it and for a while there was peace.
  5. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

  6. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Willow caught a goose the other day. Or rather it didn't fly off and turned round and hissed. She looked kinda of confused about what she should do. So maybe the Patterdale heritage isn't showing totally through. She's still a Twaterdale though.

    Visiting the farm she came from this weekend. Sadly Mum wasn't around. They strongly agree with our theory that Dad could have been a collie. :facepalm:
  7. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    :D Did she nab it when it turned round then? Had the same with Cara and a goose this time last year. Her prey drive is slightly lower now I'd say.
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  8. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    No, it made a swift getaway into the water when she stopped dead in her tracks. Willow avoids water like the plague. I've even seen her stop dead in her tracks when playing with another dog when it's run through a deep looking puddle. However the idiot fell in the canal today. Was charging around like a mad thing and just went. I had to fish her out. She was overdue a bath anyway...

    I'm not sure if her prey drive is any lower, but it's been mostly transferred to balls and sticks. She'd go after them for hours if you kept throwing them.
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  9. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    We are hoping to get a few days away in May and it will be the first time taking the pup, other then when we have visited my Dad. As always our budget is limited. We're really hoping to camp in Wales if the weather looks OK, but as its the UK...

    Anyone know any good sites to help find self catering accommodation that's dog friendly? :)
  10. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    Dogs Trust used to have a link on their website iirc, try that if it's still there?

    E2a here
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  11. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    You can filter so the search is pet friendly on Airbnb.
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  12. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    Search | VisitWales
    Some options off the Wales Tourist Info site but the location descriptions on the summaries seems to copy the same thing "next to The Tweedmill"
  13. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

    Airbnb & Homeaway (and I think) have 'pet friendly' filters.
  14. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

  15. S☼I

    S☼I Where are the prophets? Where are the visionaries?

  16. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

  17. S☼I

    S☼I Where are the prophets? Where are the visionaries?

    Ruby is going to be staying with twentythreedom's fiancée, which is good. They can look after each other.
  18. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    That's a bit of good news in an otherwise grim situation. Dogs are great at providing therapy and comfort so hope his fiancée finds some comfort from having Ruby there.
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  19. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara humans are too delicious

    I didn't cry earlier but I am a little bit now, thinking of them holding onto each other :(
  20. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    I wish you had the chance to get bored. May the wind be ever in your favour x
    pogofish, kebabking, Looby and 10 others like this.
  21. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    So fucking sad. I heard about this earlier but the more I am thinking about it the more upset I'm getting.

    Life's short people, enjoy what you've got.
    Rebelda, Looby, S☼I and 9 others like this.
  22. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    And enjoy your dog(s) while you can too.

    You never know what tomorrow will bring.

    [wanders off to give Lily another hug]
  23. Red Cat

    Red Cat Well-Known Member

    It's very upsetting. I'm glad lovely Ruby has a home.
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  24. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    I’m really sad :(
    Sprocket., BoatieBird, a_chap and 4 others like this.
  25. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    Hugs all round xxx
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  26. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    The wild beast is contained:


    Not because he's been out savaging livestock or anything - He was grumpy about getting a bit of a trim! :D
  27. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    A neighbour just popped by with her new pup - Tilly,a Cavapoo, eleven weeks old:


    The tabby looked-on with interest, not anger as is usual with dogs!
  28. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. I am just waiting for the next tomato..

    Terriers, hearts like lions. :D
  29. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. I am just waiting for the next tomato..

    This is what happens if you leave your chair to make a cup of tea!
  30. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers


    If I try and pick it up to throw it she grabs it and tug of war ensures, if I kick it she body blocks it, but PLEASE THROW!

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