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Thanks everyone for your help and advice. We didnt bother in the end to locate his origional owners.
Long story short for once, he has sveral tumours on his heart, spleen and various other places.
The vets still got to confirm it with blood work and a sample etc but she suspects a cancer galled Hyglaemglysomthing or other(I cant spell it never mind remember the full name, sorry). She said we have to expect the worse since she thinks its metastisised and one of THE most aggressive forms.
He’s still at the vets as he’s so lethargic and aneamic.
I dont undestand since he’s been full of energy since he’s been with us. He was quiet this morning but I put it down to him being knackered from being round several other dogs and a busy household for four days.
Vet said some dogs can just die suddenly with it with little to no symptoms, and others will come in after a collapse in which case its usaully not a good prognosis.
I poo picked the garden this eve and noticed some stools which were bloody.
We’ll figure out what our options are when we get all the results in.
Again thanks guys
Thanks guys ;D
Angela-how did yez find Toby?
Travellers would make sense.
Oooh cheers Val, I didnt think of getting him scanned or the police, will get on it tomorrow, tho I’m hoping…
About the cat biscuits…my sister hasnt had a cat in over 3 yrs. I was just gratful they wernt mouldy! …Nice!
I used to eat cat biscuits.
I dont know, I’m a bit scared now!
I was saying about the use of a house line round the kids (very badly) to help curb jumping up/nibbling kids with our pup (who was younger at that time) who’s now 18 weeks (doesnt need it anymore, everythings fallen into place) that helped us.
We struggled because, maybe it’s the pyr side to Diz that food orientation has never been a strong point and our trainer rec them to all in our class for curbing jumping up and in our situation with the nibbling as an aid to both control and teach the correct behaviour in these situations as a training tool.
I’m eally not escribing this very well at all.
Touch wood she had never eaten it or chewed it.
Anyway, I think this may have got a bit off track from the origional post.
But I wont use a houseline again, I didnt know it was a bad idea since it worked so well with Diz and her behaviour round the baby, and her jumping up.
Oh god, that wrong?
My trainer suggested it when Diz caught ds’s bottom lip and to all the owners in our class? It’s not attached to anything and its a long, lightweight houseline.
It’s suggested by Jean Donaldson and Karen Pryor? I thought it would be alright? And We only get it at the beginning when we couldnt call her to get away from kids toys or put them down (she’s quicker than us) and before she learned the “leave” cue to get her to stop nibbling the baby.
The house lead hasnt been used for a while now since she is that much better, but to be honest I thought it was a really good tool.
We didnt swing her round our heads with it, or even jerk the dog about.
I promise not to use one again tho, I had no idea it was a bad idea, I just thought it was a teaching tool?
My 4 yr olds pretty good with the puppy. On the other hand this is the same 4 yr old that licks windows/trollys/carpet.
I had the same concern as you with our Diz. She’s now 18 weeks? and so much better, especally with cues in place now and that much calmer round the baby (in the house she has a long house lead attached, if she gets over excited we cue the down/leave or step on the lead til she calms. It’s great when she steals toys/food, however general rule in our house is if the food gets dropped on the floor, its fair game for the dog!) She has free rein in the evening when the kids are in bed and we leave some toys on the floor to attempt to teach her which toys she can have and what she cant. Touch wood its going really well. It’s the baby we have to watch!
Well, that and our daughters telly licking fetish.
…Nice. Really sexy. :scared:
Just caught up. Well done that bird!!!
ROFLMAO…seriously? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
So what is the colour of dog sperm? ;D
Oooh I’ll have a gander. Cheers guys
Good luck bird!
Paint him white and he could be Diz! Lbbly puppy.
How gorgous coud that be!!!
I went with a freind to chat to two gsd breeders she’s investigating in regard for getting a puppy in the near future. I went as we’d like to get another gsd in a cuople of years and out of interest.
One of them has adult dogs from champion lines that were imported as pups from switzerland. They had really low sloping back ends. Dont ask me about hip scores but my mate said they were good and the breeder had a waiting list, dogs were lovely.
She didnt pick this breeder becasue of how low the back ends were, I have to admit it looked almost deformed but the dogs didnt appear to be in any pain.
The second breeder was just an outright no-no.
I have to ask, tho I’ve had a gsd is it nessacary to have these really low back ends?
I know my mate said she was looking for the more British “teddy bear” like gsd’s like Hagrid was, with the straighter back.
Just interested in what you lot thought?
Thanks guys ;D
Suzandtehdiva- it was suggested you fill the hole up with water and hold their head under! I dont know who ever thought of that stupidity or how the dog would learn from it. Muppets.
Thanks Nick-thats what we have been doing for the past 3 weeks. Hopfully it will sink in eventaully. We get about 2-3 half started holes a day. Mind you we get to stop about 7 or 8 if we’re quick enough!