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Thastheball

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #285 on: May 24, 2017, 03:11:01 PM »
The problem with those dogs is the hair lost. terriers like the welsh, Airedale, wire fox, Lakeland etc do not cast hair and therefore there is little odour left in the house as the dogs hair is not falling off into the house. father had terriers and as result I have had them since the kids were born. Like all dogs never leave with a child unsupervised regardless of how well you think you know them. Did you know that a child's crying is like the squeal of an animal that is being killed and can actually increase the pack mentality in a dog, sometimes contributing to it attacking, regardless of how tame it has been in the past.

It still amazes me how little research people put into dogs before getting one. What amazes more is that they treat the dog like a person and whats worst they teach no rules nor boundaries to the dog, basically fecking the dog up, and when the dog is running amuck blame the dog as uncontrollable. I remember a work colleague who has a bull dog, strong brute, she complained of it dragging her everywhere when she walked it, pulling the arms off her. I asked her to bring the dog in and within ten minutes on the correct lead and tone of voice and correct correctional touches I had it walking on a loose lead tight bedside my leg, with me in control with a slight touch of the lead. Showed her how to do it and then practised it with her. Three weeks later she has lost control. Ah but it was the dogs fault.

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« Reply #286 on: May 24, 2017, 03:33:53 PM »
What age are the kids?  If you go for a pup it's worse than having a new kid. There's the hassle of toilet training, preparing secure space for him in the garden, cleaning up the poo outside, deciding where in the house he can have access to, getting up early in the morning to let him out etc.  There are also costs involved, neutering ( a must ) kennelling, grooming, etc. As regards food, go for the nuts and remember the better the food, the less cleaning up you'll have. We had a cocker and they are class, great fun but completely mad and need lots of exercise. We have a Bichon now got him when he was 15 months and still a handful. Finally Bitch is better than a dog. I know I've had cross words with you in the past, can't even remember what it was over to be honest, and nor do I care.  Good luck with the dog, whatever you decide.

I know I'll be left to do the walks cleaning and training !! Kids are 13 and 16 both girls which I hope will help! The sister in law has a Bicon she's on her second now, lovely dog...

At least I'll have someone who'll greet me when I get home from work!!

Ive a bichon. Got it and was promised by the daughter that she would help out as well... yeah that happened  ::)

Great dog though in fairness. great with the younger kids. sleeps a lot

You get it locally lurganblue? the main thing is wife is allergic to the dog hair so Bicon's Cockapoo's and the like are the best for that

Got it in Belfast from a friend of a friend. 4 year old but the family couldnt look after her anymore.  We got lucky really as all of the hard work house training had been done.  Aye, there is very little shedding with the Bichon but that does mean you have to fork out regularly for the grooming but sure.

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #287 on: May 24, 2017, 09:54:10 PM »
The problem with those dogs is the hair lost. terriers like the welsh, Airedale, wire fox, Lakeland etc do not cast hair and therefore there is little odour left in the house as the dogs hair is not falling off into the house. father had terriers and as result I have had them since the kids were born. Like all dogs never leave with a child unsupervised regardless of how well you think you know them. Did you know that a child's crying is like the squeal of an animal that is being killed and can actually increase the pack mentality in a dog, sometimes contributing to it attacking, regardless of how tame it has been in the past.

It still amazes me how little research people put into dogs before getting one. What amazes more is that they treat the dog like a person and whats worst they teach no rules nor boundaries to the dog, basically fecking the dog up, and when the dog is running amuck blame the dog as uncontrollable. I remember a work colleague who has a bull dog, strong brute, she complained of it dragging her everywhere when she walked it, pulling the arms off her. I asked her to bring the dog in and within ten minutes on the correct lead and tone of voice and correct correctional touches I had it walking on a loose lead tight bedside my leg, with me in control with a slight touch of the lead. Showed her how to do it and then practised it with her. Three weeks later she has lost control. Ah but it was the dogs fault.
I thought the airedale was notorious for shedding  - not one of the worst? maybe i'm confused about them aye
From dogtime.com:
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The Airedale Terrier is not known for extreme shedding, but he does shed certain times of the year. Regular brushing keeps the coat in good condition (once or twice a week), and periodic bathing as needed (over-bathing is not recommended, as this softens the coarse terrier coat).
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