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  1. JoanneF replied to the thread Advice on euthanasia please.

    I am so sorry, it really is such a tough decision. There is a scale used to assess our pets' quality of life when they are seriously...

    Feb 17, 2019 at 4:12 PM
  2. JoanneF liked Mad Murphy's post in the thread out of character behaviour.

    We learned this game at Murphys lessons. We started by holding the treat in one hand outstretched to the side as soon as the dog met our...

    Feb 17, 2019 at 10:11 AM
  3. JoanneF replied to the thread out of character behaviour.

    Whatever the reasons why, dogs often react like this as a defence strategy. He perhaps feels anxious but being on lead, he can't get...

    Feb 17, 2019 at 9:46 AM
  4. JoanneF liked Ari_RR's post in the thread Help with being over protective.

    My 2 cents - this is just a phase, will pass in time. Meanwhile, any kind of reaction is rewarding, even if meant to be discouraging....

    Feb 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  5. JoanneF replied to the thread out of character behaviour.

    Sorry, I have a lot of questions - it's about trying to find patterns and differences. Please bear with me, the more clues we can get,...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:39 PM
  6. JoanneF liked Mad Murphy's post in the thread Constant shielding.

    @JoanneF Im sure youre right. When we were little my brother had a fear of dogs ,if he even saw a dog in the street his hair would fall...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:18 PM
  7. JoanneF replied to the thread Constant shielding.

    I wonder if anxiety could be a factor. I don't have any first hand knowledge of it, but stress can be a cause of alopecia in humans so...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 4:09 PM
  8. JoanneF liked Dibbythedog's post in the thread Dogs behaving badly.

    Good points , Judy. Ive always had dogs , worked with animals and been to training classes over the years and seen then progress from...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 2:16 PM
  9. JoanneF replied to the thread Anyone tried Akela 80:20 dry food for giant breed puppies.

    Maybe give them a ring? With giants it's quite important to get it right with puppy foods.

    Feb 16, 2019 at 12:04 PM
  10. JoanneF liked JudyN's post in the thread Dogs behaving badly.

    As they say, the only thing two trainers will agree on is that the third trainer is doing it wrong... The value in this thread, and the...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 12:02 PM
  11. JoanneF replied to the thread We're not a nation of doglovers-upsetting image.

    Oh, I cannot 'like' that @Kara 1 but poor, poor lad. Thank goodness he got into rescue.

    Feb 15, 2019 at 7:15 PM
  12. JoanneF liked Flobo's post in the thread We're not a nation of doglovers-upsetting image.

    Staffies in rescues break my heart as they so can't handle the kennel environment on top of whatever trauma they have been through.. I...

    Feb 15, 2019 at 7:14 PM
  13. JoanneF liked JudyN's post in the thread Jasper's diary.

    And in other news... despite only being 12c here today, I could actually feel the warmth in the sun. And so could J, who thought the...

    Feb 15, 2019 at 7:12 PM
  14. JoanneF replied to the thread Jasper's diary.

    Good point. Tongue in cheek, I would quite enjoy saying something like that but on a serious note, the do-good 'concerned citizen' type...

    Feb 15, 2019 at 2:33 PM
  15. JoanneF liked Ari_RR's post in the thread Jasper's diary.

    What would be wrong with “He will bite your hand off” or “He will bite your dog’s head off”? Nothing... But for some reason the good...

    Feb 15, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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