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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev View Post
    This is Benjamin, rescue dog who we went to see on the 18th December and circumstances meant he came home with us that day!He was 4months old so now 5/6months. Billy (Jack Russell) and him are now good buddies. He has no regard for anyone or anythings space or his own self preservation. Nutter, but has settled in really really well and can now go off the lead at beach and park. He is very funny and cool.








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    Two really good looking dogs.
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    ďI am a Rottweiler, I donít carry small sticks!Ē


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    Beagles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    Beagles.

    Superb photo. Definitely doing what they do best (after causing trouble that is). Great dogs!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Learner View Post
    Superb photo. Definitely doing what they do best (after causing trouble that is). Great dogs!!

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    My two often get compliments from folk when out walking, if only they knew....

    One admirer who must of had one at some point summed ownership up perfectly i thought - `you don`t train beagles, you just learn to live with them`!

    Another passer-by just this Sunday observed: `you can tell who the beagle owners are in a field - they`re the ones holding a lead but with no dog on the end`...


    Have you had beagle experience?

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    Well, my kids and I are off to the Dog's Trust tomorrow to have a second meeting with Pearl. I'll confess - I've kind of fallen in love with her. I'm a bit excited at being able to contribute to the thread. Now, what can I do to make my cat love a dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    Have you had beagle experience?
    Sure do. Was greatly loved and sadly missed and not to be replaced (at this stage of life anyway).

    I always describe them as the most cat like dog around. While they have plenty of dog characteristics they have a unique ability to give you that cat like look of contempt and ignore you completely.

    Totally understand the living with them comment. Ours was "trained" it was just a matter of if that was what she wanted to do at the time or there was food involved.

    For anyone considering a beagle this clip is worth a watch. Wish I'd known about this before getting ours.... https://youtu.be/VnBjQDeZPag

    Give yours an ear rub from me.

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    Dragging half a tree home with her , the male yellow lab is hanging about in the background having a laugh


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    Evie says you don't need to be a big dog to carry a big stick.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Learner View Post

    For anyone considering a beagle this clip is worth a watch. Wish I'd known about this before getting ours.... https://youtu.be/VnBjQDeZPag

    Give yours an ear rub from me.
    Haha, yep - their escapology skills are legendary and second only to searching out something to eat, whether edible or notÖ

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    I am always amazed how (new) dog owners are unable to recognize behaviour.

    About a half hour ago, someone with a 14 week old German shepard walks on the sandy trail next to my terrain. Like some many people do: walking, mountain biking etc. My Rottweiler was (is) outside like he always is when I'm working in a patch of the woods. And he started barking. Which he's supposed to do. He guards the grounds and it's a warning not to come in unvisited. For that, we've invested by putting up endless yards of dog-proof fences and two heavy gates. I looked up, managed to see a guy who lives close-by with a German Shepard pup on a leach. The pup was barking like mad. I told my dog to be quiet - which he did and together we went up to the gate to 'meet' the new dog. I was hoping that the meeting would be beneficiary to the new dog-owner and myself. We did this with people riding horses on the trail as well. And when the 'regular' horses are on the trail, Elvis is observing them. But he's quiet. As he has learned to do. First step for the this 'meet and greet' was to stay behind the gate. I'm glad we did.

    Within seconds, the pup leashed out to my dog, barking and growling. The owner didn't correct the dog's behaviour. And seconds later, the pup did it again. For the first time in two years, I heard Elvis responding with a growl that was clearly, clearly a warning. I sent my dog to sit behind me and not with his head outside the gate. And there was a third time: the pup made another attempt to start a quarrel. Must say that I'm very lucky (and proud...) that my dog is properly under control.

    I told the guy: "You should address this behaviour asap. Your pup is 'boxing above his weight' and he's surely never corrected. When my 50+ kilo Rottweiler starts correcting him, things get ugly and bloody!" The owner responded with: "I think it's only playful behaviour." I did a final attempt: "My dog thinks differently. Elvis never lets out a warning growl like this! Never! Just tell your puppy trainer what happened!" He: "I don't believe in puppy training; I do this myself."

    I needed a desk for some serious head-banging. And I need to pay attention that my 'ferocious Rottweiler'(...) doesn't end up in a fight with a young German Shepard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    I am always amazed how (new) dog owners are unable to recognize behaviour.

    About a half hour ago, someone with a 14 week old German shepard walks on the sandy trail next to my terrain. Like some many people do: walking, mountain biking etc. My Rottweiler was (is) outside like he always is when I'm working in a patch of the woods. And he started barking. Which he's supposed to do. He guards the grounds and it's a warning not to come in unvisited. For that, we've invested by putting up endless yards of dog-proof fences and two heavy gates. I looked up, managed to see a guy who lives close-by with a German Shepard pup on a leach. The pup was barking like mad. I told my dog to be quiet - which he did and together we went up to the gate to 'meet' the new dog. I was hoping that the meeting would be beneficiary to the new dog-owner and myself. We did this with people riding horses on the trail as well. And when the 'regular' horses are on the trail, Elvis is observing them. But he's quiet. As he has learned to do. First step for the this 'meet and greet' was to stay behind the gate. I'm glad we did.

    Within seconds, the pup leashed out to my dog, barking and growling. The owner didn't correct the dog's behaviour. And seconds later, the pup did it again. For the first time in two years, I heard Elvis responding with a growl that was clearly, clearly a warning. I sent my dog to sit behind me and not with his head outside the gate. And there was a third time: the pup made another attempt to start a quarrel. Must say that I'm very lucky (and proud...) that my dog is properly under control.

    I told the guy: "You should address this behaviour asap. Your pup is 'boxing above his weight' and he's surely never corrected. When my 50+ kilo Rottweiler starts correcting him, things get ugly and bloody!" The owner responded with: "I think it's only playful behaviour." I did a final attempt: "My dog thinks differently. Elvis never lets out a warning growl like this! Never! Just tell your puppy trainer what happened!" He: "I don't believe in puppy training; I do this myself."

    I needed a desk for some serious head-banging. And I need to pay attention that my 'ferocious Rottweiler'(...) doesn't end up in a fight with a young German Shepard.
    This is extremely worrying on several levels.
    a 14 weeks old GS is still a puppy. The friendly behaviour displayed by Elvis is normal: male dogs are not in charge of puppy's education, so they usually move away from the youngster if he is troublesome; But in this case he is conflicted because he is also doing his job, which is to defend your (his) home and possibly yourself.
    What is not normal is the aggressive behaviour displayed by the puppy. I personally would report the incident to the police because the situation will get worse and it will be the dog that will suffer.
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    Bertie our old Jack Russell could run rings round my mum and dad, as despite me telling her to get him trained when I got him for her, she was "too busy." No she wasn't! So for the next 17 years, he was in charge of their house. I was the only one able to control him, when during occasional visits, I made it clear to him who was in charge and that it wasn't him. Lead control, use of tone of voice and walking to heel was all possible comparatively easily, as Jacks are highly intelligent and want to please.

    A friend had a short-haired German pointer, which used to rush up to people and stand in front of them, barking loudly. Once on the beach, Bran did this to some passer-by who was clearly and genuinely terrified. I shouted at him to come back, which he didn't because he hadn't been trained. He had been trained to point, to sit, to retrieve game and toys but not to return and not run around barking at people. She told the terrified and now angry chap; "Don't worry, he doesn't bite." He let her have it verbally at least and I can't blame him at all. On the way over to "save" the walker, I was told very calmly and patronisingly; "David we don't shout at Bran." Well that's alright then....

    "Problem" dogs = problem owners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    This is extremely worrying on several levels.
    a 14 weeks old GS is still a puppy. The friendly behaviour displayed by Elvis is normal: male dogs are not in charge of puppy's education, so they usually move away from the youngster if he is troublesome; But in this case he is conflicted because he is also doing his job, which is to defend your (his) home and possibly yourself.
    What is not normal is the aggressive behaviour displayed by the puppy. I personally would report the incident to the police because the situation will get worse and it will be the dog that will suffer.
    I asked around and other 'seasoned' Shepard owners |(husband and wife) know exactly what I was referring to. Their first comment: 'Is it a dog with a certified pedigree?' Legal and conscious breeders try to get litters from dogs that are friendly etc. I have no idea if the pup is bought from a good breeder/litter. I would not be surprised when the question I was asked by the seasoned owners is a very valid one!



    Every now and then, I take my dog to a 'dog hotel' nearby. Simply to give him a chance to play with other dogs, supervised by a few professional dog trainers. He loves going there and they always tell me that he's very good under control. But they also tell me that the number of dogs he can play with is limited. A female boxer and a female ridgebacks are his best playmates. The trainers told me: "Lots of dogs are not so friendly. We think that these are bought during Covid and didn't have proper puppy training. That was prohibited then. Often people made it a DIY project. These dogs are not well socialized and lack proper 'dog manners'." Same as what happened here with the GS: DIY training will be enough...

    Shouting at dogs... Rottweilers have a tendency to act like: 'Yesterday's rules do not apply today. Unless I'm told otherwise. Or... when the rule is in my advantage!' Like the sort of the pupils I had in my Special Education classrooms for years and years ;-) And I did like that attitude of my pupils so I don't mind treating my dog the same.

    I try to talk as calmly as possible for that situation. But in some cases, you need to be very clear. We stumbled upon a herd of deer. 6 of them. Elvis went berzerk! 6 deer less than 30m in front of them. And they started running as well. Instinct took over and apart from the basics, he's not a hunting dog. So he hasn't learned to act accordingly. He wanted to chase! He was on a leash and I needed all my persuasion to keep him under control. He pulled the leash but stayed next to me when I called him back. But that was for him - and for me, I admit, a difficult 10 secs. In hindsight, I made more noise that normally. Mainly because I hadn't expected the encounter, I suppose. Raising your voice helps to get things clear. Especially when you normally do not raise your voice.

    With this pup, I now know that I need to be careful. I will not take the risk of an encounter. Knowing that the GS is a male pup, things can become interesting.
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    Show us your dogs

    It is 100% not the dog or the breed but the owner. Where I live it is all the smaller dogs that show that type of behaviour but it is ok as they are small apparently. I have had a border hanging off the back of Stan and apparently it was just playing.

    I agree some people are idiots and it is not just new dog owners. Clearly you understand the importance on consistent training with Elvis, other people do not care the same.

    My shepherd is an absolute savage.




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    The pic of your daughter (I presume) with your GS in the back of the car. A winning picture. Happiness all over!

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    Fortunately our 2 just look at barking, lunging types as if they are daft. Always down to upbringing and the owners.

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    Honey and Ozzy enjoying the cold weather...


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    God, this is hard.

    I have 2 totally amazing dogs who are my world as they are with me 24/7. I love them both to bits.

    But today my gorgeous Fox Red Labrador Buddy was just not right at all in himself. Heís 10 but a complete live wire who ignites everyone he meets. But he was so slow and lethargic today that I took him to my vet as I was so worried about him.

    Heís now been diagnosed with a large vascular mass near his bladder and Iíve had to take him to a referral centre near us for care and maintenance this weekend before a CT scan on Monday. Iím scared beyond my wits and canít help but think of the worst here and what might happen to my darling boy.

    If you have a dearly loved pet give them a hug this weekend for the absolute unconditional love they give us all.

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    Our thoughts and prayers to you and Buddy, Gareth.

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    Gareth, thinking of you and Buddy. Itís the most difficult part of opening up our hearts and homes to them. Really hope everything will be ok.

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    Our thoughts and prayers to you and Buddy, Gareth.
    Thank you John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Gareth, thinking of you and Buddy. Itís the most difficult part of opening up our hearts and homes to them. Really hope everything will be ok.
    So true. Itís beyond painful but every moment is always worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth-W View Post
    God, this is hard.

    I have 2 totally amazing dogs who are my world as they are with me 24/7. I love them both to bits.

    But today my gorgeous Fox Red Labrador Buddy was just not right at all in himself. Heís 10 but a complete live wire who ignites everyone he meets. But he was so slow and lethargic today that I took him to my vet as I was so worried about him.

    Heís now been diagnosed with a large vascular mass near his bladder and Iíve had to take him to a referral centre near us for care and maintenance this weekend before a CT scan on Monday. Iím scared beyond my wits and canít help but think of the worst here and what might happen to my darling boy.

    If you have a dearly loved pet give them a hug this weekend for the absolute unconditional love they give us all.
    Sending pats and cuddles to Buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Sending pats and cuddles to Buddy
    Thanks Ryan.

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    Here are our 5. Two show cockers, one worker, one cockalier (cavalier/Cocker cross) and our German Shepherd cross from Greece. Always loud in our house..


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