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About brihop

  • Birthday 06/08/1961

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    East Kilbride, Scotland
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    My dog mostly. Some jogging and cycling

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  1. Hi, my boy will be one year old in two weeks and this sounds all too familiar. He is saintly at home ( most of the time) but outdoors on walks i cannot trust him to come back in face of distractions. If we are alone in the park no problem but all bets are off if there is a distraction. I fully accept this is my fault and i really need to work on training. Good luck and keep up the good work He was neutered 4 weeks ago and really i do not see any difference.
  2. Hi, This topic was covered recently. If you search for the thread you will find most of your answers there. A day in the life of your dog
  3. Thanks to all for the replies. It seems as though there are mixed feelings on this. I personally do not see the harm in feeding from a bowl but am willing to give the other method a try. So far he seems to enjoy getting his food from various sources but was a little confused at first. I guess the most important thing is to keep my dogs welfare and happiness as my first concern and the bonding and good behaviour will follow. Thanks again to all. Brian
  4. Hello all, Just a quick survey of what you all may think of this. I have started with a trainer / Behaviourist in an attempt to improve impulse control and general bonding with my 9 month old boy. She has asked that we do not feed from a bowl any more but use various ways of giving food. See attached link. The point is to strengthen the bond between us ?? https://absolutedog.s3.amazonaws.com/ebooks/DitchTheBowl_v7.pdf Hope the link works. If not the idea is to feed as treats during walks, snuffle mats, Kongs, scatter in grass Etc but not from a bowl. Brian
  5. Thanks to everyone for the advice. I have left him this morning with a frozen Kong. Fingers Crossed. Brian
  6. Hi Mandy, Strangely my adult daughter doesn't hear him either lol. He is fine during the night and only complains in the time between my leaving for work and my wife getting up.
  7. Hello all, Just a quick question if you don't mind. My 9 month old has taken to barking and howling when I leave for work in the morning. It is only 10-15 minutes before my wife gets up but it is still waking them earlier than needed. He sleeps in the kitchen without any problem from around 10:30 until 6:00am when I get up. I usually take him for a short toilet walk before I leave and also give him some treats to occupy him. I tried Bully sticks but he doesn't like them. Any suggestions on how to change this behaviour as I am not there when it happens???? Thanks, Brian
  8. Hi, not an expert by any stretch of the imagination and have enough trouble with my 8.5 month old..BUT.. 40 minutes may be a little too much for your guy to handle at that age. I think he may be telling you this through his behaviour. I may be wrong but being in Sweden I imagine it is pretty cold too and this may also be bothering him. Apart from that it sounds as though you are doing all the right things at home. I am sure other members will be able to offer more considered advice. Best of luck, Brian
  9. Hope you both feel better soon. Hang in there. I fed my dog scrambled eggs and some rice. Worked well until he felt better. Good luck
  10. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Brian
  11. Just checked his tail and can't find anything attached. Just gone to his bed for the night so will check again in the morning.
  12. Does anyone have experience with the following? My 8 month old has decided to trim the end of his tail. Up until last night he had a tuft of white hair at the end of his Black tail. He has chewed off the majority leaving a small patch of white at the very end only. There does not appear to be any irritation. Any ideas?
  13. Afraid I had the same problem with beds. You can get bite proof beds on line but I have not tried this yet. My dog would only ruin his bed when he was left alone during the day time and never at night. Is your dog in a pen or cage? My dog is now almost 8 months old and no longer has a soft bed. It took 3 destroyed beds before I gave up and took the advise of many people on these boards and gave up buying new beds. Now he has an old blanket and an old sweater in his cage which he occasionally chews but really it doesn't matter. He seems quite happy to sleep without a comfy bed and maybe one day when he is a little older and wiser he can have another go at a bed. As for the teddies and toys I kind of view them as something I expect to be chewed. Only thing is be careful with the stuffing in the teddies as he will swallow what he gets out. He doesn't have any at the moment and is quite happy playing with rubber chew toys. Good luck. Brian
  14. Thanks for the information. My boy is 7.5 months so I think I will start to introduce short jogs and see how it goes. You never know it may actually help with the loose leash training if he gets that he should stay with me. Thanks. I think he may be a little too young to try the bike. I will see how the jogging goes first. Better get the local hospital on alert for the twisted ankles and bruised knees....Just joking. Thanks again, Brian
  15. Apart from plotting how to get into trouble my 7.5 month old spends most days as follows. Mon-Fri I get up just before six and we go a short walk, 10-15 mins, for toilet needs. Back in the house and into his cage and off I go to work. My wife gets up a seven and around 8:30 he goes out for a 30 minute walk and same again around 2pm. I get home around 5:45. we have dinner and then around 6:30 its a 45 minute walk with focus on loose lead, leave it and generally be in the same universe as me. He is caged for two to three hours around mid-day while my wife is out. Bed time is 10:30ish with 10 minutes out side to toilet. Various periods of playtime through the day with chew toys etc. Saturday is pretty much the same but Sunday starts with a visit to a local trail park where he can be off leash and mingle with other dogs for about 1.5 hours. Pretty much the same dogs every week so I am comfortable with him being off lead. I really should play more games with him but time runs out so quickly. Must make more effort. A question if you don't mind. I am still working on leash walking. When did you guys start training to jog with you or Cycle with you? I know for sure if I tried after 2- 3 steps I would be tripping over him as he got excited and cut across me or jumped up. Any tips appreciated. Brian
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