ARRSE Kennel Club - A Dog Owners Thread

The Little Bastard is definitely not a morning person in weather like this...

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964ST

War Hero
I used a collar for my dog for the younger years of its life, the dog pulled like a Husky!
I eventually thought a harness would be the way ahead, cause I thought that it would distribute the force better! My dog suffered really bad Tumors later in life exactly where the harness pressed (or rubbed!). I have no proof or indeed making NO claims but for my next dog "I will train myself better"

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anglo

LE
I used a collar for my dog for the younger years of its life, the dog pulled like a Husky!
I eventually thought a harness would be the way ahead, cause I thought that it would distribute the force better! My dog suffered really bad Tumors later in life exactly where the harness pressed (or rubbed!). I have no proof or indeed making NO claims but for my next dog "I will train myself better"

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Have you superglued that dog to that wall?.
 

jmb3296

War Hero
We were discussing that very topic yesterday. If Miss Moanalot won't let us into Scotland to drop one at her new home, it's either drive to the border with a big catapult or pop her in the mail...
I got mine delivered during lock down by a specialist dog courier company. They were allowed to cross lock down boundaries. They picked up the pups at the breeders and did a rote dropping each off in turn, checking chip number on pup against paperwork for each delivery in front of the new owner.

the cost for the delivery sits with the new owners who are the ones contracting the specialist dog courier.

I found them very professional, fully kitted out van. Pups comfy, stress free and in the van for the minimum time.
there are several such specialist couriers out there
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
I got mine delivered during lock down by a specialist dog courier company. They were allowed to cross lock down boundaries. They picked up the pups at the breeders and did a rote dropping each off in turn, checking chip number on pup against paperwork for each delivery in front of the new owner.

the cost for the delivery sits with the new owners who are the ones contracting the specialist dog courier.

I found them very professional, fully kitted out van. Pups comfy, stress free and in the van for the minimum time.
there are several such specialist couriers out there
Hopefully it won't come to that. We are hoping to use out motorhome, transport dog and puppy, park on my sister in law's drive, see her safely, and hand puppy to her stepson.

Government and moronic citizens' actions may spoil this plan.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
It was a hard night partying.
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They’re attached at the collar but she’s recently switched to harnesses. Both seem to work.

I would bet a shiny penny that the whole set up came from Messrs Amazon and Sons, purveyors of fine dog running equipment.

My two seem determined to do a maypole dance round my legs with their leads. Can't run with them at all unless they're off the leash in the veld and can range. Got no road sense and I can't get ten yard without one getting into a fight with neighbourhood dogs and running across my front, tripping me up.

Solo runs or the shateen for bush bimbling.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
We had the task of morning walk today, himself being a bit poorly. It was so peaceful in the mist, neither of us having any responsibility for half an hour.
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FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
Does anyone run with their pooch?

Once Keswick is a little older I'm going to start taking him out on short trots with me before building up to proper runs. I have heard that Cani-Cross harnesses are probably the best ones for this, but wondered if anyone had any experience of them / training the dog to run with them?

Keep a very close eye on the dog.

Human running speed, continually and over distance, is not a natural dog setting and there's a danger of forced exercise which is extremely stressful - you're the boss and he will do whatever he has to to keep up with you, even if it's not very good for him (i.e. he's carrying an injury). If he can't keep up for any reason, he's likely to panic and really push himself.

Admittedly this is more likely with those owners who insist on riding a bike. If it's just running, he'll probably get used to it, accept missing out on the interesting sniffs and endure the boredom to keep you happy.
 
Keep a very close eye on the dog.

Human running speed, continually and over distance, is not a natural dog setting and there's a danger of forced exercise which is extremely stressful - you're the boss and he will do whatever he has to to keep up with you, even if it's not very good for him (i.e. he's carrying an injury). If he can't keep up for any reason, he's likely to panic and really push himself.

Admittedly this is more likely with those owners who insist on riding a bike. If it's just running, he'll probably get used to it, accept missing out on the interesting sniffs and endure the boredom to keep you happy.
Thank you - it sounds silly, but i'd not considered that our running speeds would be different (other than he is much faster than me now); I'd (try to) be acutely aware if injury / exhaustion though. Mine and his. I've still got plenty of time before we consider going for our first run - and will be reading as much as I can about it.

I wouldn't dream of taking him beside the bike - all it takes is one interesting squirrel and he's under the wheels.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
"Mummy" having a break from being a "Mummy" . . . . and, just enjoying being a DOG again !! :) .
And, I hate to say it, carer only having dog and puddles to care about. It was like a little holiday.
 
And, I hate to say it, carer only having dog and puddles to care about. It was like a little holiday.
Yes . . . . but, on your return, all the excitement from the little ones, must have been lovely ?! ;) .
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
Thank you - it sounds silly, but i'd not considered that our running speeds would be different (other than he is much faster than me now); I'd (try to) be acutely aware if injury / exhaustion though. Mine and his. I've still got plenty of time before we consider going for our first run - and will be reading as much as I can about it.

I wouldn't dream of taking him beside the bike - all it takes is one interesting squirrel and he's under the wheels.
You're probably better off running on your own and then taking your lad for a dog walk. My lot have a flexible definition of "walk" and very high expectations of what it entails (an hour and a half - most of it off lead and a brutal set of shuttle sprints if they find anything).

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