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    Opinions on the Ultrasonic dog repellers?

    When i'm walking my reactive dog (who is always muzzled & always onleash, with a Do Not Pet harness, & a yellow Give Me Space bandana, yet people still allow their dogs to charge him & ask if they can pet him), i carry a tennis ball launcher, without a tennis ball - it's a big stick in disguise...
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    Two dogs or three?

    We've currently got 6 (2 neutered dogs, 1 entire dog, 2 speyed bitches, 1 entire bitch - so a fair mix). I felt the jump from 2 to 3 the biggest - mainly cos you've run out of hands. After that, you are just evening things up, & then losing count! I always find dogs easier to deal with than...
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    Is she Chocolate?

    I struggle with this too! I'm a GSP person so the correct term in that breed is liver, but we are getting a Scandinavian hound puppy soon who is the same colour but they are known as brown in hounds. Brown sounds a bit boring to me! I think it's very breed/type specific. I'd call your girl...
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    Thanks for your suggestions .. will try them out! Am glad to hear he's not just a trouble maker & field wrecker.
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    Yes, I agree ... he'll just make more patches elsewhere, he doesn't seem very fussy about location. It makes sense to just let him do it then reseed it while the field is resting (approx 6months per year).
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    Thanks Ester, I know it's normal, but unfortunately it's not up to me & the concern is that it's damaging the grazing, so I've been asked to try to resolve it. That's a pretty good idea Fiona ... he is naturally a nibbly kind of character ... I'll have to see if I can find some!
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    My retired horse has a habit of pawing the ground in his Summer field, which creates a bare patch. He doesn't do it loads but i need to stop him doing it. There are maybe 3 or 4 patches about the size of a saddle, not deep, just surface grass scraped back to mud, in his couple of acres. I...
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    Wetting dry dog food before feeding

    I've wet kibble before feeding for years, gets some hydration into them & make it more appetising i think cos it smells more when warm.
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    Wow! Stunning dogs!
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    Family argument over names.

    What a little beauty, she's adorable. She does really suit her chosen name.
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    Introducing Bo!

    Aww, he looks a lovely boy & very well settled! He reminds me a wee bit of my Alaskan husky (see crazy face on the right in my avatar) who is often mistaken for a fit collie. Planete, i love the term "sniffari"!
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    Ear drops alternatives/tips?

    I use little pads that you put on your finger. They are made by Vets Best. The dogs actually love having their ears cleaned as it’s like they are just getting an ear rub. You could possibly apply the drops/medication onto the pads & do it that way if he accepted it.
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    good to see a prosecution on ear cropping

    All reports are confidential because you are covered by DPA. You can be anonomous if you like. Of course, the Scottish SPCA are a completely seperate & unrelated society then the RSPCA, so i can only speak for in Scotland. I tried to report a stray sheep once in England when racing down there...
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    good to see a prosecution on ear cropping

    Not so, MOC, I’m glad to say ... at least in Scotland ... the Scottish SPCA have a Special Investigation Unit, & reports of individual ads will be investigated. Because sometimes adverts get removed if they get bad attention, it’s useful to take a screenshot, contact name, & phone number.
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    Where and how does your dog sleep at night?

    Various places ... our Alaskans husky & our Doberman x GSD sleep on bed in the hall, the GSP’s have the best bed ... a den under the stairs with access to the kitchen, complete with massive bed (cot mattress with furry duvet cover), & our Scandinavian hound is crated in the kitchen cos she...