The Official Pets Discussion Thread

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:10 pm

I haven't posted Jack photos for a while.

This is the kind of look I often get then while I'm working and on a call (his bed is next to the table I'm working at)
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This is the 'Oh you jammy git / I wish I was a dog' sleeping pose I often glance across and see.
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This is mid brush, having been brushed fully only a week before. Note bribery banana piece in the corner.
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Covers on sofa are because he likes to wipe his mouth and face all over the sofas after he's eaten :x

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Red » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:27 pm

Work to do, you say? Why don't I just sit on your neck and claw your hair for a bit

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Balladeer » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:50 pm

Imagine if he did a repeat of the toaster while in that position. :shifty:

Picture 3 is the most flattering of Jack. Picture 1 is my favourite for the opposite reason. :lol:

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by Jenuall » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:06 pm

Haha, nice pics!

Ada stole one of the kids slippers the other day, this is her "what are you gonna do about it?" face. :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:11 pm

Red wrote:Work to do, you say? Why don't I just sit on your neck and claw your hair for a bit

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Bloody cats :lol:

Ada :wub: Dogs love slippers. Jack knows they're not for chewing or anything so he'll only take them if you hand them to him, and he'll just hold them.

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Jenuall » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:21 pm

Yeah she knows not to chew things, doesn't stop he from claiming or hiding items though! :lol:

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by shy guy 64 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:42 pm

anyone got any advice on getting dogs to stop chewing things? weve heard several different suggestions so wanted to see if there was anything to the clove oil suggestion

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:35 am

I just had to make my apologies and mute my Mic while Presenting in a meeting, because the dog decided that he wanted my attention, and started throwing his stuffed toy around beside me and making noises.

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by JT986M2 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:57 am

shy guy 64 wrote:anyone got any advice on getting dogs to stop chewing things? weve heard several different suggestions so wanted to see if there was anything to the clove oil suggestion


Is there a specific thing or things that they are chewing? Dogs tend to chew things due to restlessness and/or boredom. Have you tried increasing the amount of exercise they get, and providing other stimuli to see if that helps? Also, do they have a specific chew toy available such as a NylaBone?

Those would be the first things to try before resorting to other methods

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:29 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:I just had to make my apologies and mute my Mic while Presenting in a meeting, because the dog decided that he wanted my attention, and started throwing his stuffed toy around beside me and making noises.


My co-presenter for a series of tutorials on a Monday(I say that, I’m her co-presenter and I don’t do much work) has a dog who likes to just wander in, mid tutorial, and pop up at the computer screen for a wee bark or a nosey. It’s brilliant.

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by Robbo-92 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:30 pm

Luna decided to eat her Nylabone when she was a puppy :fp: Stopped her chewing other stuff though! Now its just the odd log she brings in to shred and leave all over the floor :lol:

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by shy guy 64 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:35 pm

JT986M2 wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:anyone got any advice on getting dogs to stop chewing things? weve heard several different suggestions so wanted to see if there was anything to the clove oil suggestion


Is there a specific thing or things that they are chewing? Dogs tend to chew things due to restlessness and/or boredom. Have you tried increasing the amount of exercise they get, and providing other stimuli to see if that helps? Also, do they have a specific chew toy available such as a NylaBone?

Those would be the first things to try before resorting to other methods


shell chew anything, and she hasnt had all her vacs yet so she cant go outside

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by JT986M2 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:48 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
JT986M2 wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:anyone got any advice on getting dogs to stop chewing things? weve heard several different suggestions so wanted to see if there was anything to the clove oil suggestion


Is there a specific thing or things that they are chewing? Dogs tend to chew things due to restlessness and/or boredom. Have you tried increasing the amount of exercise they get, and providing other stimuli to see if that helps? Also, do they have a specific chew toy available such as a NylaBone?

Those would be the first things to try before resorting to other methods


shell chew anything, and she hasnt had all her vacs yet so she cant go outside


Oh, so she's a puppy? In that case I would definitely pick up a puppy Nylabone. It will give her a specific chewing toy, and it will also help big-time when she is teething. They are generally flavoured too, so they dogs are more attracted to chewing it over other things in the house. Over time the idea is that it will automatically teach her good chewing habits and prevent her chewing other things.

Nylabones are good because they are designed to fragment into small pieces that can safely pass through the digestive tract. So unless you buy completely the wrong size, the dog won't be able to bite off chunks off it. Also, the nylon develops small bristles as it's chewed so it's an additional way of brushing the dogs teeth. They do eventually wear out though (we're talking months of use) so you'll need to keep an eye on them. Also, replace them with bigger ones as she grows as the puppy versions will eventually be too small/weak and be a potential choking hazard.

In terms of exercise - even though they can't go outside I'd still give them exercise indoors. Get a tug toy to play tug-of-war, and a soft ball for them to chase (and use an old rug to play on if you have nice wooden flooring as those puppy claws are like needles). Also consistent training gives them mental stimulation and is mentally tiring for them, so it can be as advantageous as physical exercise in terms of restlessness.

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by shy guy 64 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:45 pm

JT986M2 wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
JT986M2 wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:anyone got any advice on getting dogs to stop chewing things? weve heard several different suggestions so wanted to see if there was anything to the clove oil suggestion


Is there a specific thing or things that they are chewing? Dogs tend to chew things due to restlessness and/or boredom. Have you tried increasing the amount of exercise they get, and providing other stimuli to see if that helps? Also, do they have a specific chew toy available such as a NylaBone?

Those would be the first things to try before resorting to other methods


shell chew anything, and she hasnt had all her vacs yet so she cant go outside


Oh, so she's a puppy? In that case I would definitely pick up a puppy Nylabone. It will give her a specific chewing toy, and it will also help big-time when she is teething. They are generally flavoured too, so they dogs are more attracted to chewing it over other things in the house. Over time the idea is that it will automatically teach her good chewing habits and prevent her chewing other things.

Nylabones are good because they are designed to fragment into small pieces that can safely pass through the digestive tract. So unless you buy completely the wrong size, the dog won't be able to bite off chunks off it. Also, the nylon develops small bristles as it's chewed so it's an additional way of brushing the dogs teeth. They do eventually wear out though (we're talking months of use) so you'll need to keep an eye on them. Also, replace them with bigger ones as she grows as the puppy versions will eventually be too small/weak and be a potential choking hazard.

In terms of exercise - even though they can't go outside I'd still give them exercise indoors. Get a tug toy to play tug-of-war, and a soft ball for them to chase (and use an old rug to play on if you have nice wooden flooring as those puppy claws are like needles). Also consistent training gives them mental stimulation and is mentally tiring for them, so it can be as advantageous as physical exercise in terms of restlessness.


ok thanks

though weve tried the tug o war with her, she doesnt go for it

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Victor Mildew » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:47 pm

Id stay away from tug of war, because you absolutely cannot let them win as it makes them think they're dominant and can build aggression.

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:54 pm

We were told that too. We ended up coming to an understanding with Loki that actually, he is the dominant one and he just lazes about my brother's flat nowadays comfortable in the knowledge that he's the big man and we're all just Loki-servants.

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Jenuall » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:55 pm

:lol:

We did tug of war lots with Ada when she was a puppy and a younger dog (she's too old now and couldn't give a gooseberry fool about that kind of play! :lol: ) We never had any issues over dominance or pecking order in the house but I guess it will differ from dog to dog.

Used to love playing tug of war with her in fact, she used to really get into it! :wub:

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by shy guy 64 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:05 pm

ok ill bare that in mind

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by Qikz » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:17 pm

Looked at the thread and thought wow that persons cat looks like Lotty did. It was a photo I took from 2012, I accidentally opened page 1 :(

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by Chocolate-Milk » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:53 pm

Blub blub, fish report!

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Crystal red shrimp!

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