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ARRSE Kennel Club - A Dog Owners Thread

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
On longer walks keep an eye out for chaffing Under the armpits*** we had to fit some addittional padding in 1 or 2 places

Oh and if they swim it wont stop them, so if on a overnighter - when applying Dog can carry its own kit you may want to reconsider the towel




***yes I know but - its a good descriptor - you know wher i mean
We've used these for the last three years, all that goes in them is food in Ziplocs, water in 500ml bottles and a rain jacket - Ruby the GSD decided to go swimming last year, in a big stream / small river, the backpack initially became a buoyancy aid, carrying her downstream, it then became waterlogged and stopped her climbing out.... Thankfully I had her on a search lead so I could retrieve her before things got too serious. The Ridgeback is in no danger of doing anything similar, she'll reluctantly go ankle-deep and no further!

The Hurtta harnesses don't seem to cause any chafing but are a bugger to get adjusted - and readjusted for seasonal weight loss / gain. Good kit if a little expensive.
 
So having calmed down and talked to another mate who was with Dave when it happened. Turns out I was wrong about the lead, it wasn't the one I have had words with him about.
But one his granddaughter bought, apparently from poundland type shop with her pocket money at the weekend.
So I have just eaten humble pie and apologised to him.
His reply of don't worry I know your heart was in the right place.
Made me feel a bigger cuñt than I already did.
I also went to the corner shop and watched the cctv.
I think she was killed instantly, hit by a van and knocked into opposite lane and squashed flat by a bigger van.
Guy in the shop formatted the hdd to erase it after I watched it.
He was a star and covered her up.
Got her body into a box and drove Dave home.
15 minutes after that was when he knocked on my door and I reacted like a cùnt.
Don't want anyone going away thinking hes a cùnt.
He doesn't know how to tell his granddaughter, I have advised not mentioning the lead to her.
 
So having calmed down and talked to another mate who was with Dave when it happened. Turns out I was wrong about the lead, it wasn't the one I have had words with him about.
But one his granddaughter bought, apparently from poundland type shop with her pocket money at the weekend.
So I have just eaten humble pie and apologised to him.
His reply of don't worry I know your heart was in the right place.
Made me feel a bigger cuñt than I already did.
I also went to the corner shop and watched the cctv.
I think she was killed instantly, hit by a van and knocked into opposite lane and squashed flat by a bigger van.
Guy in the shop formatted the hdd to erase it after I watched it.
He was a star and covered her up.
Got her body into a box and drove Dave home.
15 minutes after that was when he knocked on my door and I reacted like a cùnt.
Don't want anyone going away thinking hes a cùnt.
He doesn't know how to tell his granddaughter, I have advised not mentioning the lead to her.
You’re a big man for telling us that,I have a lot of respect for you ( and Lily )
 
There is nothing anyone of us can say that will ease your pain mate nuff said I think
 

Teg61

Old-Salt
Advice please Chaps/chapesses... who are your hounds insured with? I'm looking at Purely Pets at the moment, but would appreciate any personal experiences/ recommendations.
We have both dogs insured with Pet Plan. I know they are expensive but they insure the dog for its whole life no matter what! Both mutts have had serious claims, Meg had her cruciate ligaments go on both hind legs within a year of each other. Ended up at £2500 a leg. Insurance paid out on both occasions without any hassle at all. Murphy had severe gut problems and was losing lots of weight, ended up having to go to Dicks school in Edinburgh where they found out he had IBS! Again insurance paid everything no questions asked almost £6000 in total for all his tests/scopes/treatment etc.
 

Teg61

Old-Salt
Early morning walk this morning, it was a cracking morning on the beach.
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And totally pointless - because it does nothing to protect the pads.

The bit in contact with the snow and where most heat loss occurs
 
My two chilling. They get on like a house on fire which is a relief. Dog is really shooting up for 16 weeks

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Glad there's been no issue of acceptance of a new pack mate. Lovely dogs, I bet you can feel my envy from here.

thanks yeah - they are absolutely lovely. Great breed and the lad is ace. Really calm surprisingly enough
 
The 8-week old Terror of South London has arrived. Here's Keswick...
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(He's the one without the stripes).

One poo outside, two accidents (wee only) inside.

He's not wee'd outside yet - any tips?
 

Ned_Seagoon

War Hero
The 8-week old Terror of South London has arrived. Here's Keswick...View attachment 505952

(He's the one without the stripes).

One poo outside, two accidents (wee only) inside.

He's not wee'd outside yet - any tips?
At this stage, definitely don’t tell him off for accidents. Just take him straight out doors as soon as you notice he has done it, then put him where you want him to wee and say Wee (or whatever your “trigger word” is ) - here. Then later, take him there preemptively and use the trigger word followed by IMMENSE praise when he eventually does. The current hound’s trigger words are “Weewee time”, my brother used “Trigger”;for one of his. Good luck, lovely looking pup.
 
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pooky

Old-Salt
So having calmed down and talked to another mate who was with Dave when it happened. Turns out I was wrong about the lead, it wasn't the one I have had words with him about.
But one his granddaughter bought, apparently from poundland type shop with her pocket money at the weekend.
So I have just eaten humble pie and apologised to him.
His reply of don't worry I know your heart was in the right place.
Made me feel a bigger cuñt than I already did.
I also went to the corner shop and watched the cctv.
I think she was killed instantly, hit by a van and knocked into opposite lane and squashed flat by a bigger van.
Guy in the shop formatted the hdd to erase it after I watched it.
He was a star and covered her up.
Got her body into a box and drove Dave home.
15 minutes after that was when he knocked on my door and I reacted like a cùnt.
Don't want anyone going away thinking hes a cùnt.
He doesn't know how to tell his granddaughter, I have advised not mentioning the lead to her.

Such sad news, especially as it was avoidable. I think you’re right to be furious with him, he did not protect Clover by spending a few pounds on a good lead and now she is dead. You deserve a lot of credit, you did more to try to protect her than her owners ever did. His granddaughter’s gift was kind but we owe it to our pets to protect them - and he failed, big time.
 
Keswick update, 24 (ish) hours in.

  • He didn't soil his crate overnight;
  • He has learnt (or at least - responds to) his name;
  • He has learnt "Sit";
  • He is learning "Down";
  • A few accidents in the house (just wee), but is getting better at going outdoors (we have increased the frequency of outdoors trips. Overnight he is take outside every 2 hours.

My boss at work has requested that he joins the team video call on Thursday. I'm pretty sure he'll have taken my job by this time next week.
 

Tyk

LE
Keswick update, 24 (ish) hours in.

  • He didn't soil his crate overnight;
  • He has learnt (or at least - responds to) his name;
  • He has learnt "Sit";
  • He is learning "Down";
  • A few accidents in the house (just wee), but is getting better at going outdoors (we have increased the frequency of outdoors trips. Overnight he is take outside every 2 hours.

My boss at work has requested that he joins the team video call on Thursday. I'm pretty sure he'll have taken my job by this time next week.

Sounds like he's settling in fine and you're doing the very sensible thing of training early.
Make sure he negotiates a good salary uplift over yours then you can retire early :D
 
Sounds like he's settling in fine and you're doing the very sensible thing of training early.
Make sure he negotiates a good salary uplift over yours then you can retire early :D
He appears to work for scraps of chicken; salary negotiations will have to be training stage 2.
 

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