[quote author=piglet link=topic=12456.msg241090#msg241090 date=1221669584]
a little off topic but I think Nell sounds gorgeous and wish her a happy retirement 🙂 i wasnt belittling what you had done already (which is alot – working collies are my “thing” so i know they dont come out the womb like on 1man and his dog ;)). I think we’re meaning different things by “socialised” – correct me please if i’m wrong here but I have the idea that Nell can “be around other dogs” using the down – when i say socialised i mean running / playing / interacting at whatever level without being under such close management.
oh and to prove i’m not some clever invincible lady – a dog picked a fight with my William tonight in the park. Bonnie nicked off with its ball after i sent her to greet not noticing it had dropped one near its feet and I think he just got in the way when it was already miffed ! No harm done but boxer owners were a bit ruffled !
CJ – Dogs in bedroom is a personal thing – I personally wouldnt let a dog in my room in this situation, obviously you can play – just on your terms 🙂
Sorry, Nell has *never* been in a down with other dogs around her. I wouldn’t place her in such a stressful situation. (Apart from the 10 minute out of sight stay required at shows. Which is quite different, because all the others are in a down too! ;D) No, she cannot play/run with other dogs. She couldn’t cope with that. We have three other dogs here that she plays with. She does not like strange dogs, and doesn’t want to interact with them. We go on walks, all four, and that is enough for her. Thank-you for wishing her a happy retirement. She is my angel, and I adore her. 🙂
Naughty Bonnie! 😉