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  1. You can pay on the gate, booking in for coursing/racing starts from 8am.
  2. Unfortunately this will be the last one, as the East of England ground have decided its no longer profitable and will not be continuing after this year with the Autumn show, so hope people will come along and show their support. Sunday 8th October At: East of England Showground Peterborough PE2 6XE Simulated Coursing for Lurchers, followed by Straight Racing Overs and Unders for Lurchers, and Whippet and Terrier Racing. Booking in from 8.00am Open Showing from approx 12.30 with classes for Lurchers and Terriers will be back again this year, with rosettes and trophies. (The day will also feature the British Supreme Lurcher Championship organised by Pat Quant at 10.30am) There'll also be Long Jump and other things to keep you occupied all day! Stalls, food etc too. A good fun day out, well run, and all profits go to support Lurcher Link - lurcher specialist rescue. Part of the Autumn Food and Country Fair - http://autumnfoodandcountryfair.co.uk/
  3. If you have a look on the picture 3rd down on hear that's a knocked up toe - otherwise known as a sprung toe. Could be yours has either badly bruised the foot or fractured the toe. http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/04/13/4215124.htm
  4. Give him some natural yoghet also, ab's tend to damage the bacteria in the gut You can also use tinned pumkin ( not the pie filler stuff) for the squits, its full of fibre and helps to bind them up.
  5. Don't worry about people on hear, they tend to get a bit over excited with new people, especially if its a woman. If your on facebook i can point you to a small group, where there's a few women on there who ferret etc some don't live a million miles away from you. In the mean time you would be better doing a bit of work with your ferret, getting it used to being picked up from the floor from coming out of tunnels etc, nothing worse than a ferret that either goes to bite or backs off and does a runner when your trying to get hold of them.
  6. It's all part of the positive claptrap ," there are many types of aggression "what I'm saying there is one aggression but just different temperaments that's how it's going to be expressed in a different manner Some dogs implode some explod depending on temperament , why complicate things , trying to blind people with science How complicated do you think dogs are , what's the bottom line bud Try explaining the nature of dogs , it's not difficult but then I suppose you'll say there are many different natures Your doing home checks on people but you don't really understand the nature of dogs, your in a self serving position that lets you make judgments but at the root of it all you're all just making it up as you go along, it's not about dogs it's about you Well seeing as i've been H/C people for the last ten years, also transporting unknown dogs ie pound dogs and have took strays directly in to my home with my own dogs, i've never got one wrong yet, all dogs are still happy in their homes. Casso Who said i was positive only and who said i don't let the mutts display natural behavior ? cause i can assure you i very much do, you can learn a lot by watching the dogs natural behavour and suppressing that behavior can often do more harm than good, why do you think my bitch was not pts when she bit an adult family member ( no blood was drawn), for the simple fact her natural behavour ie warning before biting had been suppressed, by who ever had owned her, her only way to show she was not happy was to bite once i understood her triggers and her signals ( which were very small) they was worked on and if she did snap i put that down to my fault for not listening to her, using negative training or even adverse would simply not have worked with her. Squeamish5 Were not fighting lol its just a simple debate its actually good to debate things once in a while.
  7. Where did i say there was no fear in aggression, theres different types of aggression and not all of them has fear behind it, dogs will also show that fear in different ways. One i had pts just before christmas was fear aggressive towards other dogs, he showed some of the classic signals but also some different signals as well to show he was stressed and that was chewing himself and if pushed to much he would hyperventilate. Now another dog i met a couple of weeks ago whilst doing a home check showed different signals again, hackles up, bouncing up and down on front legs, barking and going in to a bow, with in 10 minutes the same dog was placing a toy on my lap, all dogs can show different responses, its how you interpret them what counts, interpret them wrong and you end up bitten or worse still screwing a dog up further.
  8. What your dog is showing is submissive behavours, he's giving lots of signals out to say he's uncomfortable, when the bloke walks off thats the dogs chance to scare the threat away. To understand dogs you really need to understand what there saying, dogs give us clear signals every day, its just we tend to ignore them. There is a book called on talking terms with dogs, i haven't read it yet, even though I've got the book, but its supposed to be quite good. en.turid-rugaas.no/calming-signals---the-art-of-survival.html
  9. For some reason it wont let me post the photos, so had to use links. Because different body language is shown. for fear They may show avoidance, licking of lips, low body, no eye contact, turning head away. my bitch when i brought her home ( she is a rescue dog), deemed a dangerous dog and if the law had of changed before then she would have been pts as she did bite without warning and did bite a further two more times just weeks after bringing her home, due to not her fault, but people not listening to what they were told. https://get.google.com/albumarchive/111192008996311547239/album/AF1QipPDcGTP-FwZCBaxMzoOVh6bm3Tt_YYyHnh8V6s/AF1QipNfvZdOpsBlpP1c6tVCEHkFtXLmXh2SdxgxqtI Taken just a few short weeks after arriving, you can see the difference in the way she is, she looks more relaxed. https://get.google.com/albumarchive/111192008996311547239/album/AF1QipPDcGTP-FwZCBaxMzoOVh6bm3Tt_YYyHnh8V6s/AF1QipPEetniMHhOdldxUhMkbeJZa2ceo8z6mtnhBeI The same bitch over 4 years later, in the first year this picture would not have been possible, as she would avoided contact with anyone she did not know, she now will go up to anyone to be fussed, is quite happy for anyone to hold her and quite happily will lounge around with my nephews having a fuss. from what we can piece together she was a working dog before coming to me, i've not had to do anything with her on the working side. https://get.google.com/albumarchive/111192008996311547239/album/AF1QipPtZB65Xr8nbba5omdkcpdWYB0kFqxpP3tlZ1g/AF1QipOfE6NGiMZJdLfJl9wqRSFMcTpt8wEQrO8mAm0?authKey=CLWH-MqRooDm7QE Now an aggressive dog, may be more forward, may try to make its self look bigger, it will also give eye contact ears will be up etc etc.
  10. If you google, there are plenty of trainers who advise working with a dogs drive, a dog’s drives; the major drives that we use in dog obedience training or other types of dog trainings are primarily the; Prey-drive Defence-drive Fight-drive Avoidance-drive http://www.training-your-dog-and-you.com/drive.html and your dogs may well have passed the in season bitch as they were being obedient.
  11. Sorry but yes it would still exist. Dogs are a lot more complex than that and even the best dog trainers in the world including those who work their dogs can fail with a dog.
  12. I'm currently trying golden paste for my girl, made some up this evening and luckily she actually likes it. You could try yumove if you didn't want to mess around making the GP some have seen a difference using them.
  13. If its damaged then most bone men will not touch the dog, as it could cause further damage, might be worth you looking at lazer treatment as this can help areas heal, ken may have a look but after what happened to him last time when he ended up in court he might not.
  14. http://www.signal1.co.uk/news/local-news/rspca-caring-for-dog-following-reports-of-animal-dragged-behind-van/
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