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Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Ball Apr 3, 2013. 7 Replies 0 Favorites
I have been sent the following link by a friend who is involved in rescue, foster and rehoming dogs in Ireland and thought I would post the link on here to see if there is any interest (hope I have…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Ball Nov 9, 2010. 9 Replies 0 Favorites
Bella has had to have a minor op yesterday to remove a couple of sebaceous cysts (one on tail and a tiny one on her back) and it did not all go as smoothly as it could. Apparantly she came out of…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Viv Blackshaw Jun 10, 2010. 4 Replies 0 Favorites
I can almost hear the gales of laughter sweeping round the globe after I pose this question so here goes..... Is there any way I can stop Bella from Begging? Right, now you have all got your breath…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Humphrey Apr 13, 2010. 31 Replies 0 Favorites
Bella (the) Ball is nearly seven months old and despite our ups and downs, tears (mine) and tantrums (hers) training has been going well, some things she grasps instantly, others she seems to be…Continue
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Posted on January 21, 2013 at 11:35am 8 Comments 0 Favorites
Bella loves, loves, loves the snow. She is a bit of a whirling dervish so difficult to photograph but here are Bella's basic snow rules:
1. Make sure you are going to be warm enough to stay out far longer than your human wants to be outside.
2. Run as much as you can so that there are no patches of un-settered snow, snow looks much better once…Continue
Posted on September 15, 2012 at 3:35pm 13 Comments 0 Favorites
Today Bella celebrated her 3rd birthday, the cake was a bit of a rushed affair this year and was somewhat limited by the cooking capabilities of our current living arrangements in a static caravan. Bella will be getting a massive fat new bed when we move back into our house next month (if the builders ever finish).
Bella being a really good and patient girl,…Continue
Posted on December 20, 2011 at 11:46pm 7 Comments 0 Favorites
Imagine my surprise when going through our post yesterday and I spotted that one envelope had been paid for with 4 x 13p postage stamps with Irish Setters on them. According to my google-ing they were issued in 1979 as part of a British Dog series.
If anyone would like them for their memorabilia collections then I am more than happy to post them on as we already have them as First Day…Continue
Posted on September 15, 2011 at 6:00am 13 Comments 0 Favorites
I cannot compete with Raff's spectacular carrot cake in looks, Debbie your cake is amazing again. I bet mine smells worse though..... Liver cake, cream cheese, fish treats and ham. It's at times like these you realise how much you love your dog.
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I agree, crates do seem quite controversial but my dogs would probably still retire to a crate if I had one ou as they like a private den at times. Probably helped with car travel in the early days as well as I can remember my Gordon would object strongly to being left in my Mother's garden as unfortunately he was banned from her house but he would settle straight away in his crate in the back of the car.
thankyou for your comments on Liam, i dont know about the Reddins side for naughtyness but i can assure you my boy was always the perfect gentleman unlike his Grandson who i have here now curtesy of Trudy Walsh who used my boy and offered me pick of the litter, i didnt get that oppertunity from Jim and Prisilla, i wish you well with your girl and will we see her in the show ring??
Perhaps you will understand.We run a big training organisation and I had spent part of the previous day with a trainer who had been working with a young dog. He had "issues" with other dogs. She and the owner were working through a programme - slowly as the dog was quite bad. However the owner decided she wanted to "test" whether the training was working and took the dog to a training class - without telling the class trainer or her behaviour trainer that this was her plan.
The dog went out of control, bit another dog and then bit the trainer and the handler as they tried to rescue the injured dog. The dog has now been put to sleep. When her trainer asked her about her reasons for taking the dog to clas she said because somone on her "chat group" told her it was much better to get the dog out and about to resolve dog issues. Not where or how just do that it worked for me. Not everyone is a discerning owner Elzabeth and if you have a good trainer please give them a chance ! I do hope you will understand that I was angry at the world yesterday and not you
Setter girls are notorious for going a liitle bit "strange" just before they have a season. I think the hormones go all over the place and you might find she is a week or two away.
Whatever you do stay relaxed and dont get upset by curmudgeons!!!
The skittishness you describe is looking like hormone cycles. See a pillar today like it, see the same pillar tomorrow "oh my gawd"
She may be some way off a season yet but her hormones are all mustering somewhere ready for the big day.
You will both be fine!
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