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Discussion in 'Dog Pictures and Videos' started by Jack-Russell-Lover, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Jack-Russell-Lover

    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    Today I decided to take Roxy in the car to drive about 10 minutes to a nice walk I discovered in the winter that consists of two fields and a long trail.
    Today I learnt that some walking routes are only usable in the winter months!
    First we were followed by a load of sheep, then because the trail was so overgrown and I was wearing shorts, my legs are scratched to hell! Needless to say I decided to turn back and take her somewhere else haha!
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    Lol we have the opposite our lovely summer walk is an impassable bog in winter...
     
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    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    Oh no! That is annoying!! Last time I took her there there were like 4 sheep in the entire two fields!
     
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    Oh no!

    There is a few fields I use for when I have 5 dogs and the other week I went there and they had moved all the cows into the field! :eek::eek::eek:

    I had to search for another field that was empty!
     
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    Oh no! I always worry about going in fields if there aren't any public footpath signs. @Josie do you just go in any fields or are there a few around you that are accessible for the public? I do get tempted to go into random empty fields if the gates are left open, because I think, well if there are no livestock and I pick up her mess, what's the problem? In fact I went for a walk last week and it was the weekend so I went onto a school field which obviously had a no dogs sign. However I ignored it because there were no kids and I always pick up after her so I thought I'm just going to walk in that field, what's the big deal? It was a good thing I did because I came across a bird tangled in the netting of one of the football goals. He was so twisted up that I had to cut him free of the goal (luckily i had a pair of scissors in my car) then I had to take him to the vet to get the rest cut off. If I had obeyed the sign and stayed off the field, that bird may have just died!
     
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    The fields I usually go in have a public footpath sign, although like you I would be tempted to go in an empty field which doesn't have a sign. if I have quite a few dogs I always scan the area first to make sure there isn't other dog walkers around. Although the dogs are all sociable its not fair on other dog walkers having them all charge towards them!

    That was really lucky! What type of bird was it? do you know if it survived? I have a story about a lost rabbit actually, il pop that in the another thread..
     
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    That's lucky, there are hardly any public fields around me!
    It was a crow, he had a bit of bruising but nothing serious. The vet said she'd keep him in one of the cages for a couple of hours to make sure he was okay then release him, I'm sure he was fine :)
    Awww cute!
     
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    aw that was a good deed done then! I'm sure the people playing football afterwards weren't so impressed! :D:D
     
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    Yeah, well, it was either a hole in their net or a dead bird!
    ...oh and also, earlier Roxy of course wanted to eat all the sheep poop!!
     
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    how nice - Cheviots! :) . Altho i'm sure that wasn't Ur 1st reaction, @Jack-Russell-Lover , LOL, & probly not the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, either. :p

    yes, sheep-niblets are very popular with many dogs, & I had one client's dog, needing B-Mod, that i actually used them as treats, for the really-difficult stuff like recall from distraction - worked a charm, tho i cannot say the owner was quite as enthused as the dog. :oops:
    OTOH, i supplied them free of charge & fresh-chilled. :D Can't complain too much.

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    Wow, really? That's interesting, and very inventive! I suppose that would be a high value reward for most or all dogs!
     
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    QUOTE, Jack-Russell-Lover:

    Wow, really? That's interesting, and very inventive!
    I suppose [sheep-scat] would be a high value reward for most or all dogs!

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    well, this particular dog had a fetish for sheep-pellets, & as he truly believed they were the end-all & sum of all things good, preferable to T-bone steak in his head, I kinda gave-in & went with the flow. :oops: :p
    His owner would vastly have preferred he ate cheese or chicken or lamb or bunny-meat or anything other than sheep-poop, but hey, when U deal with an addict, so long as their addiction is not dangerous to themselves or others, i say, USE IT! :D

    Owners who have dogs that obsess over a ball, any ball, are IMO blessed above most others - they have a built-in, gar-onn-teed, absitively posilutely solid ATTENTION-GETTER, & a hardwired reward, good anywhere & everywhere.
    :) . Lucky devils!

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    sorry, just catching up here! I learnt the summer/winter walk the hard way , like you, a few years ago, I'd got so far up this now over grown with brambles trail that it would of been as bad going back as to continue,(I stupidly thought it wasn't that bad and it got worse!) but, yes on we struggled, gaining scratches and probably a few spider hitch hikers on the way..:eek:
     
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    Spiders!.... :eek: . .. RUN!...

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    Also, (back to the poo eating), some of my dogs are very partial to hoovering up rabbit poo, some like 'sun-dried' dog or cat poo and one or two like their own poo, only when it's warm and fresh!!:eek:
     
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    Omnivores or carnivores eating herbivore feces, i don't worry - UNLESS the herbivores have been drenched, given wormer, etc, recently! --- I'd have to chain Wolf to keep him away from the pasture for a day or two, after we wormed the sheep flock or the horses; then i'd police the pasture & the shed, to pick up all the poop with blue-bits in it.
    :rolleyes: The romance of farm life...
    Herbivore feces are mostly partly-digested fibrous greens & cellulosic microbes, which can actually be beneficial to the meat- or everything-eaters.

    Omnivores or carnivores eating other omnivores' or carnivores' droppings, such as dogs eating cats' poop or other dogs' feces, that i try to prevent. Too much chance for parasites, pathogenic bacteria, etc, from the other similar-diet critter. :(

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    Jasper's very partial to 'bunny kibble':D

    He does like nice fresh horse or cow poo. But the crafty lad has on occasion stood over a dried-up one waiting for me to say 'leave' so he can get a treat for not eating it.
     

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