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  1. broccoli

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    Each of the thirty (or however many) dogs gets their turn, they aren't doing it constantly all the time and you do it for a bit and then they get to play with their toy, but being in the group and interacting with the other dogs is stimulating and it tuckers them out.
    How do you assume that a new dog owner will be doing their "dozens of 2-3min sessions" when they have no clue what to do? Dog club tells you what to be doing, you also get to practice later at home to reinforce what you've learnt. Its fun for the dogs, they love it, they love being with the others and they love the attention.

    EDIT It also helps with their socialisation skills to be with all of the others
     
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  2. DangerMaus

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    Lol.

    I didn't say anything about new owners or ignorance of training techniques, you brought that up.. for.. reasons.

    Did I once question the importance of socializing a puppy or attending puppy school?
     
  3. broccoli

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    Yep, you did. "you really shouldn't....."
     
  4. DangerMaus

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    You have got to be kidding. Seriously?

    Quote the entire thing in context or read it again.

    Did I say "you really shouldn't attend puppy school"? No, so don't be stupid.
     
  5. ruffdayz

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    Can be a number of things:
    1. Lack of nutrients in food.
    2. Lack of available water.
    3. They like the taste.
    4. They are bored.
    5. Their stomach is unsettled.

    Same with why dogs eat their own poo sometimes!
     
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    Hmm. She's started going to the toilet more regularly.It could be taste as it's only one specific section of grass she's eating.

    Not sure on nutrients. She was originally being fed a working dog mix, I've since put her on something more appropriate for the type of dog she is. Currently she's eating Optimum which I think she likes (both wet and dry) but the wet food is a little hit and miss.
     
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    Shelby loves eating grass...
    it's like a game with her, she goes nuts when doing it
     
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    nothing better than getting woken up at 4AM by the smell of crap because your dog has gastro and sh*tted over half the bedroom!!!
     
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    :eek::wired::shock::sick::tired:

    Nothing gets me out of bed faster than the sound of our dog about to spew.

    We've resorted to closing our bedroom door (our dog sleeps in our bedroom as well), and that's resolved her (early AM mystery poo's/wees), as she now holds it till we get up (or wakes us up if busting).

    But unsure that'd work with gastro..
     
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    Yeah, that was happening until about midnight but he always does it when he eats too quickly, so we went back to bed... I woke up, and my dog was sitting next to me and i thought he just farted. When i turned on the light, it was like a CSI crime scene
     
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    It sounds awful, but for a bit of lighthearted "it could be worse" I once smelt poo on my cat. Thinking he had a dag, I lifted his tail and poo squirted out at me. ewww
     
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    While we're on the topic of disgusting animals,
    One of my dogs keeps raiding the cat litter tray, he must like crunchy soft centered treats. He also has a habit of finding dead roos and rolling in them. Nothing like having your dog run up to you with a big grin while covered in gunk and maggots.
     
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    Try many days old cow afterbirth. So good.
    It's amazing how much of that juicy crap that a very large golden retriever can absorb into his coat.
     
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    This is our Labradoodle Archie - My 8yo loves doing tricks with him. These Labradoodles are SMART. Most of these things were learnt in under 15 minutes.



    For the canine purists out there, we know there is no official breed called a Labradoodle. For your benefit, he's a Labrador x Poodle.
     
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    I don't know who is better. Archie or your son. He's got his commands down pat and Archie's giving great attention. I was particularly impressed by his food refusal, he's obviously food motivated, you can see by the focus he's giving those treat rewards, but he was steady as a rock in not taking the treat. :thumbup:

    My dog can do tricks. Just now, she's doing "lazing about on my bed".:o
     
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    so after we thought our dog is getting better (after him sh*tting all over our bedroom the other night), seems like he's not. Took him back to the vet this morning, they're going to give him some more fluids and anti-biotics... sucks seeing your little guy in pain
     
  17. DangerMaus

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    Hope he's over the worst of it. Did the vet give any indication of what it might be?
     
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    said it's likely some sort of gastro bug, but said it could also be a bowel/intestine/stomach obstruction. They're keeping him for the day, and if no improvements, they're going to start imaging him and testing his poo
     
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    My now 17.5kg pug has been on a diet for a while now but he drinks alot of water, this normal for a mixed breed pug approaching 10 years of age?
     
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    Could just be feeling the heat. All my animals are drinking more than usual. Given the age it could be kidney related though.
     

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