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Feeding / Puppy feeding 12 weeks old
« Last post by conor on Yesterday at 11:21:15 PM »
Hi was feeding my little one Arden grange (from breeder) she was leaving very messy poos , was told to use iams, getting better but still sometimes messy,  anyone any good advice
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Puppies / Re: New puppy with older dog
« Last post by pinkmarshmallow on Yesterday at 09:49:09 PM »
Welcome!  We took the plunge and added a new one, Snoopy with our 3 year old, Benji, 4 weeks ago too.   There have been similar problems with our two but the other way round   :lol2: Could you possibly let Oscar out without Benji at 5.30am?  If you say that Benji didn't wake up until 8am before Oscar came along, then you can put Oscar back in his crate and go back to bed until you've got to go to work.  Not ideal I know.  Hopefully others will be able to help on this forum. 

Good luck with Oscar hope you're getting lots of puppy hugs! 
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Rescue Cockers / Re: curious- dogs at many tears?
« Last post by Joules on Yesterday at 07:02:57 PM »
Yes, they do mainly come from puppy farms and have often come from a horrible life.   :'(

Puppy farms are still perfectly legal sadly - no legislation yet, although there are many people trying to change things.  The puppy farm industry is alive and well  >:D They go to all sorts of lengths to disguise the fact that that is where the pups have come from, but people still persist in buying them, thus perpetuating that awful industry.  >:(

As long as people buy from them, they will continue to exist (unless there is a legal ban on them, which seems a very long way off)  There is still a massive amount of ignorance about how a lot of puppies are bred  :-\
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Rescue Cockers / curious- dogs at many tears?
« Last post by hblower on Yesterday at 06:41:35 PM »
looking at the rescue dogs  pages I always like to look at their pictures poor things but there seems to be lots on there at the moment where do they all come from???  if they come from puppy farms I thought there was legislation to stop these now which came in 2-3 years ago.  IF from breeders then how do they get away with putting the dogs through all that just to "discard" them at the end esp looking at some of the ages bless them.

how do we stop the dogs having to go through it all? :016:
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Behaviour & Training / Re: trying to be prepared for a big change!
« Last post by Leo0106 on Yesterday at 06:15:44 PM »
Ah that's very reassuring haha as we tend to keep Leo on a long line when he's somewhere new aswell, recall is good but his manners with other dogs are not quite there either haha
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I've just Googled it and there are plenty of results to choose from :D
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If you do decide to get the pup I would suggest you consider adding hand signals into all your training.

I only experianced older dogs who developed poor hearing over time and it would definitely have helped if we had done this.

Good luck.
If you are aware of a book that teaches hand signals for dogs that would be great. The breeder assured us that the pup has a perfect hearing in the good ear. I'll pray for that :)
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I would expect the breeder to offer you a small reduction in price but if this doesn't happen, then yes you should start that conversation and see what happens

I asked about the price. She said she cannot make a reduction. But we decided we'll get him. It is not easy to find a pup here, and the US is a huge country to drive to pick up a pup. Even for this one we'll have to drive 10 hours one way.
Hopefully everything will be OK.
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If you do decide to get the pup I would suggest you consider adding hand signals into all your training.

I only experianced older dogs who developed poor hearing over time and it would definitely have helped if we had done this.

Good luck.
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