Thanks for all of the fun we've had over the years playing Fish For Cash :-) Unfortunately our gorgeous Kelly dog died last month - she was 16 so a big loss to our family. Won't be ready for another dog for quite some time but will be playing again when I do..! RIP Kelly - you've been an amazing companion xx
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know how you feel
27/03/2018 9:20:16 a.m.
Aww Arohamai, very sorry to hear of your loss. They become not just a pet but they become part of the family. They love you unconditionally and I'm sure your baby is still with you in spirit.
5/10/2018 8:12:11 p.m.
24/03/2018 5:54:10 p.m.
thanks for all the fun games that i have played over the years. swepes was put to sleep on 21 January after getting acute congestive heart failure. she was almost 15 years old.
Dreading the day my girl has to go. Know how you feel..
23/02/2017 11:17:59 a.m.
so sad when they go
remember the 15yrs of good times
3/03/2017 10:43:50 a.m.
Just found this message page so a little late in sending my heartfelt sympathy on your losing your good pal after 15 years. God bless you for the love you shared together.
23/03/2017 2:29:13 p.m.
Sad for you
So sorry for your loss. They leave a big space in our lives when they go, but I'm sure she had a fabulous life with you.
21/02/2017 6:52:59 p.m.
Aww Arohamai, very sorry to hear you had to make that hard decision to put your baby to sleep. I was saying to another that they become not just a pet but they become part of the family. They love you unconditionally and I'm sure your baby is still with you in spirit also.<br> <br> Nga mihi
5/10/2018 8:14:51 p.m.
Aww Arohamai, very sorry to hear you had to make that hard decision to put your baby to sleep. I was saying to another that they become not just a pet but they become part of the family. They love you unconditionally and I'm sure your baby is still with you in spirit also.<br> <br> Nga mihi
5/10/2018 8:14:51 p.m.
Sorry to hear about Swepes. Have fun in doggie heaven. <3
20/02/2017 8:23:14 a.m.
2/02/2017 12:59:05 p.m.
micky first swim
hey there, went fishing yesterday and micky had his first swim, my brother put him on his kayak and he jumped off twice and swam to shore, what a good little boy my micky is. I brought the big roll of butch food with vegi rice and fish they both love it so much, thanks to all butch people who bring happiness to our little family members, your the best micky and feebee love you all hope you all had great weekends.
speights has been gone 1 year so tui is the new pup and she has had her first meat of butch dog roll went down very quickly
chevy girl just loves tasti dinner.she gets spoilt with steak and ham and she really wont eat any sort of pet roll except tasti dins.chevrolet enjoys the product and daddy enjoys the fishing for cash.
I too have a Chevy girl. Great name ????
2/04/2017 3:35:16 p.m.
5/05/2015 2:56:26 p.m.
A big thanks!
Hi Oscamarnie here i would just like to give a big thanks to Butch my x3 Cats x2 Dogs x2 Kittens LOVE Butch We have been continuously been buying Butch for over 5 years now and had no problems WHATSOEVER!! :) :)
How to stop barking
Just moved to a busy corner across the road from a shopping centre. My two German shepherd cross's won't stop barking while the household is at work. Shop keepers are complaining. I have blocked all gap's in the fence to block my dog's sight across the road due to animal control request, and of course like I told him before hand it wouldn't work. I hate having to lock them in the garage all day, but I also don't agree with shock collar's. Any tips?
Hire a nanny for your animal friends.
15/12/2014 1:06:10 p.m.
How to stop barking
31/12/2014 8:09:04 p.m.
How to stop barking
If you have time in the morning you could take your dogs for a walk. And also you could leave the news channel on so they think people are inside.<br> Do they bark when your at home?
31/12/2014 8:10:45 p.m.
I know the local council here in rotorua sell citronella collars far more human then a shock collar and when the dog barks it let's of a spray of citronella. <br> Spey of that have a look at mark vette on facebook he solves barking problems all the time.
10/08/2015 10:13:10 p.m.
26/11/2014 6:46:21 p.m.
Rejoined today..its very different..didn't know how to hook anything..got the sub ....duh! Rescued 2 cats from Christchurch earthquake zone and another from Cat Rescue.... We have 2 dogs and a rescued duckling...who eats cats biscuits.. Oh, and 40 sheep. Came on here to win pet food ..helps with the bills.. Good luck anyway people
white Straight back German Shepherd
We have Pure bred White Straight back German Shepherd pups due mid July 2014. Mum and Dad both come from a long time Breeder in New Plymouth, we live in Christchurch. Anyone interested (pups will be selling for $1500.00each) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, both parents are viewed in fingernail member photo and have certificates. kind regards owner Jill.
RYDER KENNELS NZKC REG BREEDER OF LONG-COAT CHIHUAHUAS
RYDER KENNELS REGISTERED BREEDER OF QUALITY PUREBRED PEDIGREE LONG-COAT CHIHUAHUAS We have Long-Coat Chihuahua puppies Boys and Girls NZKC Registered Litters Can have NZKC Papers if required Girls selling for $800 without NZKC Papers or with NZKC Papers $850.00 Boys selling for $700 without NZKC Papers or with NZKC Papers $750.00 email email@example.com or PH 09 4363185
Selling A Very Well Breed a Black German Shepherd The Best Bloodline In Newzealand
I have winnings of $2.50...so if yourd like to swap..ill be keen lol..just joking all the best on selling your doggy.
18/06/2013 11:29:55 p.m.
10/05/2013 7:28:49 a.m.
border collie standover tactics
I have a year old border bitch who is driving me mad with her standing over & blocking my litttle pom all the time from getting near me or going out the door or just for the fun of it & also to any dog that comes to visit sometimes ending in a scrap.Thankfully the pom justs takes it as she is 11 or looks for a gap & dives thru. The border is rather timid so growling at her makes her cringe & I feel awful so I give them both cuddles & this stops her until next time. She wont even fetch a ball which is disappointing as she is my third border & I've never have struck this before. They usually don't have to be shown twice to do anything.
My border collie does the same thing to the cat. Wonder if it has anything to do with the 'herding instinct'? She even tries to herd the car into the garage when we put it away. Not sure how to stop the blocking thing...
14/01/2013 3:48:46 p.m.
Sounds like a dominance issue. Your Collie is showing her dominance over the Pommie by blocking her and standing over her. Try feeding your Pommie first and making the Collie wait for her turn. (The 'higher' dog in the pack will eat first, then the lower ranking are allowed to eat). If she is blocking Pommie from coming to you, make Collie sit and wait while you pet on Pommie. Also you can in turn "block' Collie and make her back off from the Pommie - then make her sit and wait. It will also help with dominance over other dogs too.
27/04/2013 6:08:46 p.m.
23/10/2012 12:31:14 p.m.
PUREBREED DOGO ARGENTINO PUPPIES
WE ARE HAVING A SECOND LITTER EARLY TO MID 2013 WHEN OUR GIRL COMES ON HEAT EXPERIANCED HOMES ONLY PH 021 207 9463 TO APPLY FOR PUP
georgeous babys ....love my dojo sent you a tex see my pic of spots and my girl
31/07/2013 9:19:41 p.m.
enquiry about pup
hi there i was just wondering how much your pups are?
30/09/2012 4:01:13 p.m.
Can I ask where in the country you are? I wouldnt mind seeing
8/11/2012 1:13:36 p.m.
Umm What Country Would You Be In And How Much
10/05/2013 7:26:14 a.m.
29/09/2012 9:43:30 p.m.
Rescue pupps needing wonderful homes!
Hi, we here at South Auckland Animal Rescue have a few very beautiful happy puppies up for adoption. we have 2 Husky x's 2 American bull Dog X's, 2 sth auckland specials( may be staffy sharpei x you name it) and also some kittens, all animals that we have are desexed vaccinated microchipped, wormed and flead. we do ask an adopton fee to cover some of the cost but need homes for the ones we've got so more can be saved. so if you know anyone looking for a pup please contact us and come and see our gorgeous wee pupps!
Well done but.....
I just want to say this, I am a single mother on a benefit, I have a safe, loving & carefree pet friendly home. I have pondered taking on a rescue pet who I know I would offer a forever home for but not in any position to pay the quite expensive adoption fees that I note are usually charged. I say this because I feel a suitable home is more important in the long term and I know that one animal at least has missed out on my love and companionship til either one of us expires. Sadly, there must be many others in a similar situation. I realise the expense involved in microchipping, desexing etc but still feel that some people are missing out because of situations like me. <br> Still, I must say, keep up the good job you do currently. I know many, many animals have a second chance because of places such as yours. <br> I have a rescued dog from an ex breeder, was abused as a stud then when they were done with him, just gave him away to the first person to reply to an ad in a shop. Fortunately, I have him now and dealing with his extraordinary personality and anxiety disorders. 18 mths later he still trembles etc and will only let me and not another sole near him but we are great mates and he loves me, he tells me when we 'chat' and I have to find another place to rent that will let me take him now. Some breeders need.....um I better not say here lol
31/07/2012 7:35:32 p.m.
11/07/2012 9:12:00 a.m.
DOGO ARGENTINO PUPPY FOR SALE
DOGO ARGENTINO PUREBREED FEMALE PUP FOR SALE 2 1/2 MONTHS OLD NO FOOD AGRESSION VERY NICE SWEET GIRL THEY ARE A LARGE MAGESTIC BREED MUST BE RESPONSABLE OWNER PLEASE RESEARCH THE BREED IF YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT THEM PH JADE 027 368 0094
Hi This is a banned breed in NZ,How come you have one<br>
7/11/2012 4:04:13 p.m.
15/05/2012 6:51:05 p.m.
DOGO (ARGENTINE MASTIFF) PUPPIES ARE COMING
OUR PUREBREED DOGO HAS GOTTEN HERSELF UP THE DUFF - LUCKLY ITS TO OUR OTHER PUREBREED DOGO SO WERE GOING TO HAVE PUPPIES SOMETIME SOON IF THERES ANY EXPREIANCED CONFIDENT OWNERS OUT THERE THAT ARE INTRESTED LET ME KNOW AND ILL TELL YOU A BIT ABOUT THEM, STUNNING FULL-WHITE BREED GREAT PIG HUNTERS, FAMILY DOGS AND LOYAL PROTECTIVE FRIENDS FOR LIFE THEY ARE A LARGER BREED
considering this breed is banded in New Zealand why would you allow this pregnancy to continue??? These pups in the wrong hands could be lethal. Be it on your head<br>
17/02/2012 2:05:40 p.m.
My point exactly Prinny
If you read my previous post I said exactly that. "these pups in the WRONG hands COULD be LETHAL" They dont ban breeds without good reason
4/04/2012 9:12:40 p.m.
dogos are awesome dogs
hi yes id be keen i have a male neautured vacinated etc best companiuon ever proects my 2 yr olg baby its how you bring them up i get pisssd when people blame the breed .did you know that most kids are attacked by corgies foxes jack russels bishon freises people should gert there facts right ...kelly 0274337170 firstname.lastname@example.org will send you picks of my boy hes actually as my butch photo herks
28/02/2012 4:52:38 p.m.
hi there what is your e-mail please :>
4/03/2012 6:57:16 p.m.
band breed pfffft!!!
wow a band breed u cant blame a dog for its up bringing blame the dam owners these dogs that are band are actually highly intelligent and highly trainable as a pup they are like a computer that you have to program into knowing anything they do know they can be ferotious killing machines or the best dog anyone could have ever owned blame the owner not the breed.
24/03/2012 11:59:12 a.m.
11/02/2012 2:24:55 p.m.
Boxer Needs some lovin
Hi my name is Shaka Zulu, my friends call me Shaka. I am 2 1/2 and would like to chat to any female Boxers in the wellington/Lower Hutt area. I am a pure breed yet my best friend got me from someone who didnt have time for me when i was very young and as a result have no papers. I enjoy walks alond the hills, and running down the beach and getting sand in between my toes. Drop me a line if you feel like chatting or maybe havin a bone with me
~DOG Coats for sale~
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Chocolate Lab Pups for Sale
We have 4 pedigree Choch lab pups for sale 3 boys and 1 girl . we live in Pukekohe and are asking $500 each. they are on Trade me also Listing #: 402455531 mike 021919030
I like barking loudly ay cars. How can I tone it down?
yes, I have just started barking really loudly at cars when walking on the footpath and sometimes at kids. I'm a 15 month old Australian Silky terrier. How to I stop this?http://www.butch.co.nz/forum/icons/icon_question.gif
wonders of doggy chocolate
when u see a car aproach get ur bub to sit focusing on choc in ur hand soon the choc will be more worth the attention than cars<br> good luck
17/07/2011 10:59:31 a.m.
Teach some obedience commands
Start teaching the command 'leave it' at home. Get someone at home to sit on the ground with a piece of food in held tight in their hand, then let your little dog go up and sniff it. As he is trying to get the food say LEAVE IT (you may have repeat saying it) but the moment your dog looks away or turns his nose away from the food say 'good leave' and give him a treat of your own. He will soon get the hang of it and then you can put it into practice with other things like the cars. <br> <br> I take treats with me everywhere, and when I'm walking my dogs I get them to sit before crossing roads which again might be useful to keep your dogs attention on you rather than the traffic. Also when your dog knows you carry treats on you they should be more willing to focus on you and do as they are told. <br> <br> As a last resort a 'pet corrector' from the pet shop works wonders - its a small can of compressed air that lets out a load whoosh of air when pressed and it is useful for interupting a bad behaviour - but I would persevere with the leave it command first.
18/09/2011 8:33:07 p.m.
HI, mine used to but a good distraction just as he starts either with food and getting the dog to sniff it till the car/ kids leave or go past and keep doing it til the dogs realise they're not a threat and that it's ok. or not food then a tiny outer leg to touch dogs bum to distract em and the car would 'ave past. but kids ya need dogs fav. toy or treat and let him sniff til whatever has past and then praise and give toy/treat.
2/11/2011 11:30:17 p.m.
26/05/2011 11:40:55 a.m.
Confused 18 month old
hi everyone, We have a bit of a problem with our 18month old Thai ridgeback pup. When he tries to mount our girl mastiff he gets all the motions etc right but he is facing the wrong way and is trying to hump her shoulders. We try and get him to turn around but he loses interest. We are terribly confused over this as when a neighbours male dog was straying ( about 6 months ago) onto our property our boy mounted him correctly. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions as we are stumped. Thank you
bein the boss perhaps?
hey there, <br> Sometimes when a dog mounts another it is not an attempt at mating but rather a show of dominance over that dog. That is why sometimes you may see males mounting males etc. It may be that your pup is asserting dominance over the mastiff but has no desire to mate just yet (perhaps female is not in heat/receptive?).
16/06/2011 8:16:07 p.m.
26/05/2011 12:33:31 a.m.
Does anyone have any suggestions
Have a three year old Retreiver and a Three month old Retreiver am having a problem with the younger one he is really naughty with everything and training is a nightmare seems does not matter what I do he will not respond have tried treats (Except when it comes to food he will sit for that without being told to) cannot keep using food or he will be the size of a house Can anyone suggest anything?
i got a suggestion
you give him a teart right why noy try give him love and is he a type where beg for food when you have dinnier put him in to your room or some place he will know beg not good. and when he just be naughty tell him off and put in a room. and don,t give him love into a half hour:) i hope this help
24/05/2011 5:04:58 p.m.
That is good
That how I train my dog to be good and get love when she good and not love when she bad. I hope your are happeir with your dog
9/06/2011 1:18:22 a.m.
This worked for our youngest dog
1/06/2011 7:55:53 p.m.
This worked for our youngest dog
1/06/2011 7:56:36 p.m.
this worked for our youngest dog
He was always naughty we rolled up paper into a smack stick when he played up it was a tap on the nose and chained to the leash for an hour with no treat or loving but when he listened we told him good boy and gave lots of love and cuddles after a couple of weeks of this constant treatment he soon realized kisses and cuddles was better then being chained to the fence he is now 1yr old and is a gem every now and then of course just like a child he will test us and back to the chain and lonely fence he goes.
1/06/2011 8:08:20 p.m.
23/05/2011 10:13:04 a.m.
DALMATION X BULLMASTIFF PUPPIES FOR SALE!!! CUTE!
Our dalmation has had 12 beautiful puppies and i now need to find homes for them. Both parents are lovely natured dogs and are both available to view. some puppies are black & white & some are chocolate brown. all are so cute i wish i could keep them all. Can also be viewed on trademe. for more info please contact 027 466 9934
Hi we have some kittens to give away 2 good homes if anyone is interested. 3 Tortise shells(Females), 1 black and white(Male). Unfortunetly the mother cat ran away and left her kittens as we got my best mate Boof into there 4th week of life. So we had to hand feed them which has made them very effectionate 2 humans and my best m8 Boof has been mothering them even tho hes male. So they will be good with dogs aswell. They already eat solid food by themselfs and have been drinking vitapet premium pet milk which has all the nutrients in it as cat milk. Will b ready by 28th of december which would b 8 weeks old by then. Post me back if interested.
hi there have you got any pictures of the kittys so i could see hem and what area are you please? we got 2 kittens for the kids but one has got lost in the bush about a moth ago so i was thinking of getting another for company to the othe one you can email me : email@example.com thanks sue.
25/12/2010 2:00:58 p.m.
1/12/2010 8:20:35 p.m.
If anyone knows of a white or grey light coloured long haired kitten in Aucks needing a home. We are looking for one. Posting this now as kitten season is fast approaching. We have 1 rescue kitten from last season. Unfortunately now tooooo much cat for my children. To the point where our cat is now waking my children up at 2 or 3am every morning to play. So we are looking for a playmate and offering a great forever home. Must be a young kitten as I would like to toilet train etc myself. Or older if properly housetrained and used to being inside a lot.
Hi, Was wondering if anyone was interested in a 1 yr old huntaway? I am having to move to town and know that she is going to go stir crazy! Shes a lovely gorgeous dog and just needs a bit of space to run around on and somebody that loves her!Gets on well with all other animals including cats
<br> I got her when she was about 7months from people in town,she was scared of cows but i got her to stage of pushing them up in cowshed and helping me get herd out of their paddock, has an awesome bark on her,didnt get much further as i fell pregnant not long afterwards and had to move,am in Hamilton now and am not wanting any money just a loving working home :)
27/09/2010 8:35:59 p.m.
reply to huntaway
hi there, what has she been doing up till now? is she broken in and if not what stage is she at? Where are you located and what kind of money are you wanting for her?
24/09/2010 7:16:31 p.m.
my dad is interested in the dog.<br> we live in waihi on a farm with 2 other dogs and a few other animals.<br>
4/12/2010 11:41:52 a.m.
10/09/2010 4:34:09 p.m.
Love your photo I have one too
HELP - My Dog hates all little dogs
I have to muzzle her where ever I go because I'm scared she is gonna hurt another dog. She has heaps of dog friends but they are all bigger than her and she is well socialised. She even has dog mates she has known since they were puppies and she has no issues with any puppies so she can tell the difference between a puppy and an adult small dog. Any advice welcome.. Thanks :)
Common problem unfortunately about dominance, best to do as you do ,try to suss out the trouble before it starts.<br> Otherwise expert training may help,My wee fattie is so unpredictable shes been around pig dogs has respect for but others she will chase.I like to let her off, rural,but that worry is there they can do a lot of damage to each other. cheers Paul
15/12/2009 5:49:08 a.m.
Ange013 you are so right it is all about dominance. The funny thing is that often wee dogs can stir bigger dogs up without you being aware , as small dogs can have the wee dog syndrome. I know because we have a adult Rottie and he is very gentle but wee dogs can come up to him and let out a soft growl or even just their stance can be enough. So don't be too quick to think your girl has a problem. She might just be protecting herself and you. :-)
28/12/2009 2:29:07 p.m.
I have the same issue. My little chihuahua and alpha male bulldog hate each other with a vengence! The chihuahua starts growling if the bulldog gets within 2 metres of him, its fustrating at the best of times!
12/03/2010 8:13:36 p.m.
hope you can sort it
My dog is a large breed (bullmastiff) and she absolutely hates little dogs, theres nothing i can do as have tried to socialise her with them and she just wont. Yet she lets a maltese living up the road come onto our property, but if they are outside of the property together she wants to eat it. Wheres the dog whisperer when you need him! Good luck i hope you find a way :)
29/01/2011 11:56:59 p.m.
SAME WITH GREYHOUNDS!!!
my nana and granddad are trainers for greyhounds and they hate any sort of little animal including dogs here are some of their racing names if you are in to greyhound racing Bolstad, Jaydens Courage and Egabille Angel and we also take another trainers dogs to their names are Rotovegas Girl, Thrilling lee and Cawbourne Greg. and if you would like to become a owner or trainer for greyhound racing go to www.nzgra.org.nz
21/08/2010 6:54:09 p.m.
just wondering has your girl had a litter?? Our bullmastiff was rescued from a pit fight when she was only a puppy and unfortunately got ripped up and was never able to have pups. She now won't tolerate any type of small dog (puppy or full grown lap type dogs). Could this be an issue for her too.
26/05/2011 12:14:48 a.m.
15/12/2009 1:12:13 a.m.
Kittens For Sale!!!!!!
Kittens For Sale Burmese X Moggy , 2 Black, 1 Stripped Tiger/Light Brown , $10.00 Each.
11 healthy Bull terrier puppys 7 boys 4 girls
AWWW lucky you
how wonderful, i hope they all thrive and you keep us updated with pics of your lovely puppies!
13/12/2009 6:42:49 p.m.
Wow Look at them all. Well Done to the Mum!!! & to the proud owners.
9/12/2009 11:32:43 a.m.
3/12/2009 7:20:12 p.m.
LOL BUTCH PIX
LOL was being greedy put up my 8 hooks to bet on my bindi girl to have them doubled & lost them all GRR GRRR GRRR LOL
Too many bets on bindi lol !!
I think you are right on the nail ...!!!<br> I put 20 Boats on your cat. there was no way I was going to loss on that one... But I lost what I had won last week.
16/11/2009 11:06:23 a.m.
You shouldn't bet on Butch Pix...
If we all stop betting on 'Butch Pix' they might put back some of the good things they had before. Change the things that Butch members don't like and/or make it better. Like letting the 'members' vote once a week/month for the winner of 'Butch Pix', not them. I haven't agreed with hardly any of their picks, one time I thought they had picked the uglyest to win!
23/11/2009 10:43:51 a.m.
I like betting big !! Last time i put up 4 hooks & had them doubled so wasn't so smart this time lol
15/11/2009 1:45:10 p.m.
Think butch did that on purpose
Too many bets on bindi lol !!
15/11/2009 1:50:48 p.m.
Mind you i have had my share
in winning i guess back to the days were you won the $100 - $400 or even $500 jackpots !!!!
15/11/2009 2:11:55 p.m.
15/11/2009 1:42:45 p.m.
HI IM CLOE IM A 2YEAR OLD STAFFY I LIVE IN THE BOP I WAS IMPORTED TO NZ LAST YEAR FROM AUSTRALIA..IM GOING TO HAVE PUPPYS SOON WITHIN NEXT 6MTHS TO A NICE ENGLISH STAFFY IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN A PUPPY???
Toys for tough chewers
Hi there I'm new to the site. I have a 18 month old staffy bitch. her jaw crunches most toys. We've had nylabones but she looses interest...any different ideas for long lasting chew time? That don't cost an arm or leg?
I've had the same problem with my dog...
we tried nylabones at first but they only lasted at the most about 15 minutes before she lost interest in them. Then we bought a Kong toy (www.kong company.com) and that did the trick. However, she also likes soft toys which we buy for her from the Salvation Army for .25c. We always wash the toy first though, and take the stuffing out when it is ripped open. Hope this was of some help:)
22/07/2009 4:38:20 p.m.
Cheap raw beef bones, my dog loved them and would chew for hours. Although I didn't allow them in the house he would grab his bone and take off outside. If I left him at home alone he would run through the house chewing everything in site, so he came everywhere with me. They hate being alone.
11/12/2009 6:24:28 p.m.
Toys for tough chewers
Hi had 3 staffies over 30yrs. And even with my 2 present day "SPCA Specials" I found the knuckle bones from the butcher, cut in half once they had chewed up the marrow etc I kept the dried bone left in their toy box, often put peanut butter or vegemite in the end for them to chew on. They all loved these bones.
22/03/2010 10:59:46 p.m.
Hi, meant to say Cannon Bone and NOT knuckle bone. Try the Cannon bone with vegemite or peanut butter in the end... They all love them
22/03/2010 11:07:20 p.m.
When I had a staffy the best toy that lasted some time was a cricket ball, the old type ones not the new ones they are too soft
27/07/2009 4:10:58 p.m.
Toys for chewers,
Sorry I dont believe there is anything out there that has been designed as indestructable for dogs to chew..their jaws are way too powerful.What we would give our dogs was either a cannon bone or half a pighead each.The cannon bones dont have a lot of meat on them.. and they last forever.When we had 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks they would eat most of the pighead but they couldnt chew the jawbone.Both items only cost a couple of dollars so give one a try.
25/07/2009 10:13:44 p.m.
We have a lab that destroyed a dog toy my parents bought him for Christmas....it took 10 minutes! My folks were gobsmacked! LOL We bought a hard rubber bone from Countdown for about 8 bucks and that lasted a few weeks which we thought was pretty good, we take them off him when bits start to fly! By far the best is the cannon bone but if you value your carpet or the...um smell of your home DO NOT let your beloved pooch inside with one *giggle*
11/08/2009 7:05:15 p.m.
Regarding Bidibids Jaw Habbits!?!
Hi, there. I am also new to these sites, I came across your question, and thought maybe i could help..I have a Beautiful 3 1/2 yr old Staffy, who was very uninterested at times & whom also loves to destroy Toys...Messier than a child sometimes,if you know what i mean? Anyway We found that if we played with him with his toys for about 30mins a Day he started choosing gradually his favorite ones and looking after them pretty well, the best one that has lasted the longest would be his Red Kong- a Tuff chew Toy with 6 bumps on it that bounces in different directions,after being thrown. The Kong Toys do cost a little extra than an average dog toy(i believe we paid around $35=),which are found in most pet stores, but it has its benefits when your Staffy cant pull the Rubber mass apart.That toy has lasted him coming on 2yrs & He loves it. The other toys which he seems to look after well are his Mint Fresh Breath Rubber Bone, and funny enough the little stuffed toys we gave him from Mc D's, ie... a piglet, an Eeyore, a Daffy Duck with an extended beak now,LOL, ummm a chicken Joe & a crazy looking Neopet & one of the Penguins from the Madagascar movie unfortunately you will find their favorites around the house, but just keep chucking them back by their Bed area, and then they will soon realize, Hmmm that's where my master prefers them..If by chance they get a big Stuffed Toy,Yes they will pull all of its stuffing out..But as soon as you get rid of the stuffing.See how much fun they have with the Shell of that Toy,,,Another Great little Toy from WOM is to every now & then, get an empty, clean 1.5 Ltr bottle, chuck in some of his/her favorite bickie's (small ones of course)to make a rattling sound. Then smear the inside top ridge, finger length with Marmite/Vegimite/Bovral which ever 1 you have and place the lid on it, then chuck it to the Dog to play outside with. This helps them to try and work for their Treats, with an added Bonus of a great Vitamin Booster included. My Boy LOVEs them!!!!! or if your dog likes apples, push a few of their bickie's into the skin of the apple. Hope this will Help.<br>
21/08/2009 8:38:19 a.m.
I have a pitbull and he loves to play with an old wheelbarrow tyre(They are free).Also make sure you get the white nylo bones they are stronger than the cream ones. There are a few good strongs toys out there you just need to find them.
1/08/2009 8:51:31 p.m.
21/07/2009 4:03:43 p.m.
Who loves American bulldogs!
ABs are the best
The most loyal and honest dog you can ever have, they are are easy to train and love being a part of the family.
21/07/2009 10:30:50 a.m.
16/07/2009 8:13:06 a.m.
It would be nice to talk to some rottie owners on here, advice tips and tricks. Drop me a line.
Hello, I'm a Rottweiler lover and owner for 18 years now and have 3 Rottweilers at present! 1 beautiful handsome Pedigree Boy who's 4 years old and 2 bitches, 1 is 7 years old (she has had two litters) and the other little munchkin will be 2 next January. None of mine are related in any way. These 3 are my 7th, 8th & 9th Rottweiler, so you see that I have been hooked all these years! Rottweilers are the most loyal breed and its really down to how you bring this breed up which is so important! Rottweilers have a natural instinct to protect! So with plenty of love and affection and obedience they will protect you until they take their last breath! They generally have a life span of 10 years. How old is your Bleau? Do you have Pedigree Papers for him? Would love to chat about our favourite subject Rottweilers!!!! Hope to hear back from you soon! Lisa
21/10/2009 3:06:21 a.m.
Hi My Bleau, how old are you, and do you get into trouble alot like I do? From Frayer, oh by the way I am two.<br> <br> Yes I have now owned/handled a Rottie for 2 years, a first time dog owner, and am very pleased with my Frayer. she's a little cutie, but loves to push the boundries. <br> As a new pup of 6 weeks when I brought her home, she was overtaken by 3 cats, who now own her!!!.<br> Frayer was easy to train with hugs and love, by the end of her first week with me, she new most basic commands, her name, come, sit stay. When we went to puppy preschool, she had a long list of commands that she would obey without food rewards, and then puppy preschool Frayer found that food was given and then refused to follow any commands that where given unless food was a reward. It took a while, but I did manage to get her out of the food reward.<br> <br> What
4/07/2009 5:45:05 p.m.
How is bleau going hope hes not to much of a hand full roco can be at times if you ever need some advice or If I can help in any way just email me
10/07/2009 2:03:23 p.m.
I have had several different breeds in my life time , but I say nothing compares to a Rottie. Personality is one trait that comes to mind, they are full of it. Latest trick our boy has realised he can talk and there is no stopping him, not a barker just a talker. He loves Elvis music, so he must be cool.
22/07/2009 7:17:08 a.m.
30/06/2009 10:38:38 a.m.
What do you think is needed
Do you think everytime you put your pet on BUTCH PIX You should recive 1 bootie please SAY WHAT YOU THINK THIS WILL GET EMIALED TO BUTCH GOOD OR BAD
I think that could encourage cheating. The way they've done it at the moment where you have to use booty to vote discourages it.
15/06/2009 10:01:27 a.m.
On that note re viewing for all of nz...
You don't have to put a pic up of your pet for all to see. You are doing this volintarily for a prize. Note....you want to win something. It's not compulsary.<br> <br> Hence, booty shouldn't be given if you OPT to do it!
1/07/2009 9:22:59 p.m.
THANKYOU FR YOU POST
15/06/2009 4:42:49 p.m.
What do you think
YES YES YES
4/07/2009 5:55:13 p.m.
20/06/2009 7:16:47 p.m.
I think its good how it is
I dont think you should get booty for putting a photo on, its just a bit of fun, and I also think it will incourage cheating.
20/06/2009 4:07:35 p.m.
Hi There,<br> Yes i think that every time you put your pet on butch pix you should be able to get a booty reward because you are putting your pet on the internet anyon ein New Zealand could see your pet. WE DEFINITELY NEED SOME SORT OF REWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!! ???????
20/06/2009 6:17:12 p.m.
The sites great the way it is. People whats next? Shall we all stop uploading our pictures unless we are paid $100? A free car maybe? Come on guys, be grateful for what ya get
20/07/2009 8:50:31 p.m.
14/06/2009 7:00:59 p.m.
To: Verne or Whinnie - who are in this weeks Butch Pix
Hi, I'm a bullmastiff x and I reckon one of you looks like me, maybe you are one of my brothers or sisters??, I had about 9 of them. My Mum & Dad got me in Balclutha about 2 1/2 years ago, it would be cool to find one of you. From Kyro - I am also in the Butch Pix this week you could email my parents if you think we might be related firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a secret I need to share
I have two Alaskan Malamutes who are born to pull and used to really strain on the lead. It got to the stage they were too strong to walk on their Y lead so I had to drive them to remotes areas so they could run off leash. But at Christams I bought them each a new halti-collar from the Pet Shop. Not cheap but the best thing I ever bought them.
The harness is easy to put on and looks like a muzzle except they can still fully open their mouths to pant and drink. The lead connects under their chin so if they pull their head turns. They immediately stopped pulling and now I can walk both with the lead just draped over my shoulder, hands free. So what secrets can you share?
24/02/2009 10:33:27 p.m.
There are lots of different brands out there but do try and get one that allows the dog to open it's jaw fully and to breathe naturally. I got mine for Pet Essentials and they have a range of sizes to suit most dogs. If this is a problem you have I thoroughly recommend you invest in one of these.
24/02/2009 10:40:25 p.m.
So what tips, tricks, ideas or product recommendations can you make or offer?
24/02/2009 10:41:31 p.m.
I live in a rural area
and I like to have my dogs off leash. To ensure that they do not get too far ahead I use a method I learnt off Supernanny. Let the dogs run off ahead and when they get to a certain distance you want them to stop at call them back. If you keep doing this they soon learn the limit they are allowed to go ahead and will not go past it.
26/02/2009 12:11:51 p.m.
I HAVE 6 DOGUE DE BORDEAUXS AND WALKING THEM WAS HILARIOUS FOR PEOPLE IN OUR STREET BUT I BOUGHT THEM ALL HALTIS AND NOW I WALK THEM, I STILL GET FUNNY LOOKS, BUT IN A GOOD WAY NOW. MORE LIKE OH MY GOSH HOW IS THAT LITTLE LADY WALKING ALL THOSE MASSIVE DOGS!!!!
21/05/2009 12:54:03 p.m.
24/02/2009 10:32:45 p.m.
My cat is Missing
He is in butch idol. (white cat) I think it would be good if Butch had a lost and found section. What do you think????
Yea butch making a lost and found is a great idea
8/02/2009 5:02:06 p.m.
Sad that you lost your cat .
I hope your cat returns save and sound !! Where did it go missing ??
8/02/2009 5:02:57 p.m.
Does anybody here live in Kaikoura ??
11/02/2009 4:31:14 p.m.
My cat story
my cat went missing and after 2 years we went in the car one day and we found him on a car so i hope you see your cat im shore your cat is very touth thoe All the best in finding your butiful cat!!!!
12/06/2009 8:08:38 p.m.
yes lost and found section is a great idea
I too lost my cat mid january and she was on butch idol. I love her and miss her sooo badly. It would be great if butch done a lost and found
8/02/2009 4:33:39 p.m.
When a cat goes missing
When a cat goes missing one goes out of their mind looking for missing cat.<br> that is what I did when Moggie Man was lost just after I moves to Invercargill from Auckland, but I was blessed as he came back 4 days later with a slice of skin hanging from his head. The ver thought it looked like he had head butted himself out of a glass house, probably in frustration of not being able to get out of a closed door.<br> I wish you well in fining your little friend.<br> All our thoughts, Mog Tessa Spryo and Frayer<br> <br>
4/07/2009 6:01:42 p.m.
Missing cat story
All good pet owners miss their animals when they go astray.Thought I'd share a story with you all about my cat Scratch'.He had gone missing for 2 years.One day I looked out of my kitchen window and lo and behold there was Scratch sitting upon the window sill.I was so rapt to see him.He let me pick him up and give him lots of cuddles..after that he was gone again and I haven't seen him since.For me I felt better for seeing him that one last time.I wish the same for everyone who has a pet go missing..
17/02/2009 11:36:45 a.m.
been missing since boxing day
in kaikoura, he's gotta be somewhere! I just hope he comes home real soon. He's a real dude, and I really want him to walk back in that door....now would be good
9/02/2009 8:58:23 p.m.
all the best, and "toff" i hope your pet comes home to, there's nothing worse than not knowing 'weather they ok or not. I hope all our pets come home safe and sound
18/02/2009 6:23:06 p.m.
I'm not from Kaikoura but am in the south island
I wish you all the luck in the world. I'm still looking for mine she hasn't come back home yet.
12/02/2009 4:45:50 p.m.
What a beautiful cat
I saw the picture of you cat on idol and hope that he will come back. We have had cats go missing to,some have come home, others we have placed under a fruit tree. The only thing I think is positive is that if they decide to walk, is that we have had them fixed. We do give them lots of love and attention, particulary the one walking on my computer keyboard right now.
4/03/2009 1:39:11 p.m.
7/02/2009 5:04:53 p.m.
does your cat like cat mint.mine loves it!
if you mean "Cat Nip",you can buy it from your plant shop, most cats love it, you can buy a toys with Cat Nip in them too...<br> http://www.cat-world.com.au/Catnip.htm<br> http://science.howstuffworks.com/herbs-spices/question303.htm<br>
25/01/2009 6:51:26 p.m.
25/01/2009 6:53:33 p.m.
My old boy loves catnip and eats the leaves and any other part of the plant he can get hold of. The younger male gets smoochy aroung it and the female couldn't care less. There is a gene that cats have or don't have which determines whether or not they like catnip and catmint.
27/01/2009 9:17:24 a.m.
I HAVE CATNIP IN MY GARDEN BUT NONE OF MY THREE CATS ARE INTERESTED IN IT.
13/02/2009 5:44:46 p.m.
there are 2 things cats normally go mad on
One is Catnip as in the picture below ad the there is also cat mint which is smaller and has a light purple flower. Oh and they also go crazy on the kiwifruit vine they chew it and get on a high.
25/01/2009 10:40:37 p.m.
25/01/2009 9:53:53 a.m.
my baby just had kittens!!!
5 gorgeous, healthy kittens. The first was born at 12 30, the last at 2 30. Was a difficult birth because she is so small and is a little unsure, needs my reassurance alot, but is a proud, good mother. black with grey tabby face, legs and tummy, ginger tabby, blonde... lion coloured, grey and white and a tortoise shell. Im a very proud grandmother lol.
bay of plenty
We live in tauranga.... if you want one lol. Very caring homes only!
11/01/2009 5:25:25 p.m.
Well im waiting for our birman to have her babies she is due in 2 weeks time give or take a couple of days - she is very large we had an ultra sound done on her at 28 days & the vet said there is 3 - 5 im so excited just can't wait !! I bet yours a very cute im pleased the mum didn't have any problems just hope it all goes smooth with our girl fingers x
11/01/2009 4:11:59 p.m.
I WILL BE SELLING THE KITTENS
nzcf regestered if anyone is interested hoping for chocolate point & seal points maybe blue point too but really would love to get a lilac.
11/01/2009 4:14:23 p.m.
Lovely to here they are all ok. I was thinking of kittens yesterday, maybe we should think about getting one of our own.
11/01/2009 4:30:19 p.m.
get ur cat desexed
don't you know that every year thousands of kittens getted dumped at the spca's around the country.unless your cat is a purebred(which doesn't sound like it)then i wouldn't be proud to be breeding.get a kitten from the spca, save a life, not create one.
17/01/2009 9:53:34 a.m.
11/01/2009 1:07:14 p.m.
cats and collars
I have my kitten wearing a collar, mainly for the fact that she has a contact tag. i dont want to take it off as a horrible horrible thing happened to a cat around my area recently. BUT.... she is starting to lose her hair where the collar is. is it because of hat the collar is made of or?.... anything i can do?
cat hair loss around collars....
i once had a cat with the same problem so i went 2 da vet 2 ask 4 help. he gave me a brochure which had like some steps to help stop the hair loss...<br> if i remember fine there was only 1 step...<br> 1. make sure the collar is not 2 tight- 2 fingers should b able 2 fit in da space & make sure da skin is not red or flaky.<br> it is a very common prob. and hair will grow back in 6 mnths. lol<br>
23/12/2008 1:32:47 p.m.
just get your cat microchipped - will basically last for life and is she ends up at the vets they will id them
23/12/2008 6:09:56 p.m.
22/12/2008 10:30:55 p.m.
Any Rottweiler Owners Here
Would be cool to start a thread about this wonderful bred and to see where in NZ we are all from
i don't have a rottie but my frend doz. He eats tons and tons and tons, and pretty much anything.
18/12/2008 5:48:06 p.m.
Hi RottieGurl<br> My name is Frayer, I am two years old, but my mun has a picture of Moggie Man at the moment suckie suckie, never mind I love life and yes food, especially frozen spinich and peas please.<br> I live in Invercargill, not far from my mun and dad, my mun was born in Christchurch and my dad and his mun were born in Invers.<br> My favourite walk is at Queens Park, where my handler thows the dead leaves in the air for me to catch.
4/07/2009 6:10:35 p.m.
Hi Vanessa do you own Rocko? Is=f so its Bleau's mum here.
6/05/2009 1:45:34 p.m.
17/12/2008 7:52:29 p.m.
i am looking after a baby bird with no parents. its pretty young but is starting to grow feathers. just wondering how much should i actually feed it and how often. seem happy and healthy
18/12/2008 5:43:36 p.m.
i once looked after a baby bird and i found this site awesome for when i needed help. underneath is the address<br> www.wild-bird-watching.com/Baby_Birds.html<br> best of wishes LOL :)
16/12/2008 6:25:32 p.m.
THIS SITE HAS GOT LOTS OF INFORMATION 2 ;)<br> <br> www.csub.edu/FACT/baby_bird_care.htm
16/12/2008 6:28:16 p.m.
im in tauranga
im in tauranga, north island. im feeding it butch cat/dog roll atm lol. seems to like it. just not sure as to how many times i should wake up to feed it and how much
15/12/2008 10:46:38 p.m.
thanks, should come in handy. i had him for a few days and found out about a place that looks after wild birds til they can be released. although, its brother or sister has fallen to between the floor boards as well this morning.... gotta wait till it goes somewhere i can get it out lol. <br>
18/12/2008 11:54:51 a.m.
HI THERE ELISA
Are you up north or in the south island - i know a lady here in chch that does wild bird rescue she is fantastic i do know the animal & bird hospital pass her on the injured birds she takes ducklings penguins to ) I know dog roll is ok to feed them L O L )
15/12/2008 10:24:40 p.m.
whenever it chirps, feed with a syringe
30/01/2009 6:15:11 a.m.
15/12/2008 9:40:12 p.m.
Hi I'm New Here
So thought that I would introduce my self and say hi. I have just started buying butch for my 10 week old rottie puppy so can not wait to enter all the codes
Nice to meet you (if you can call it that). What's your puppies name?
2/12/2008 7:19:37 p.m.
Name is rocco and man can that boy eat
17/12/2008 7:50:10 p.m.
2/12/2008 5:50:20 p.m.
My cat fetched my glasses!
My cat was meowing... saying meow meow.I mimicked him and kept on meowing to him. He must have thought that I needed something. He got my glasses, and brought them to me! I usually wear them when I am reading and I didn't have them on. They have a cord on them for hanging them around your neck and he was able to pick them up by that.
I think maybe the string
If it was one of my cats it would definitely be the string - they are too self-centred to think of anyone else. The dogs would have done it to be helpful though. Does anyone else have cats that only think of themselves. They always wait until I sit down to eat dinner to want to go outside and then when they are outside they want to come back in again.
6/11/2008 10:45:48 a.m.
its quite interesting thaur cat can do that. maybe you could buy a pair of $2.00 shop glasses for him to play with as a toy.
7/11/2008 8:05:05 p.m.
My cat fetched my glasses! 2
I don't want him to make a habit of it because he might damage the glasses, but I was surprised by it at the time. Who knows if he was really bringing them to me because he thought I needed them or they just like picking up things with string on them. I think string, if thick enough, resembles mouse tails and so appeals to them.
5/11/2008 1:25:10 p.m.
haha im sure your cats do not mean
to be like that they are just being cats.
6/11/2008 8:07:37 p.m.
5/11/2008 1:24:47 p.m.
INTELLIGENT JACK RUSSELL
saves 4 kittens from a familys house on fire in aussie ) He deserves a medal !!
wow!!!! something similar happened ;ast year if you remember when a little dog tried to save some children from a pit bull but got killed. animare really intellegent animals.
30/10/2008 7:48:20 p.m.
27/10/2008 8:02:56 p.m.
Khan and rabbit photo
Funny! seems Khan has many names! That exact smae photo in butch Idol has been in mag's except with a different name each time. Weird, nice photo tho very cute
will spoil this competition for the rest of us. There are obviously people playing on this site that might not even have a pet. Just stealing other peoples Photos and maybe playing stolen codes. I think Butch should bring back having to send in your codes to claim prizes
1/08/2008 9:33:16 p.m.
How bout the cats
Julys winner is in augusts comp with a diff name.......
1/08/2008 5:16:05 p.m.
Not another cheater
if you have proof "dangs" I would get it off to Butch quick smart as this months competition ends tonight
31/07/2008 4:43:29 p.m.
Is it ok to....
put the same pet with a different photo ?
2/08/2008 6:11:05 p.m.
Perhaps you could spray/dab/touch a dog repellant/pepper/mustard paste/soap... something YUK (harmless)on the knobs AND make sure he's got lots of his own play things to keep him occupied...he could miss you when you're out and go looking for a distraction to help him with his lonliness ...give him an old teddybear too...one of those white soft bears from Opp shops/Salvation Army shops etc...just a few dollars. All the best.MaryP
13/09/2008 5:36:22 p.m.
Yep you can, if you put your pet in last month (july) you can put the same pet in again in sep idol.
3/08/2008 6:47:24 p.m.
Hey have you tried squirting with water? when he goes to chew say NO and if still goes to chew squirt with water and again say NO! maybe it just owrks on cats but hey worth a go. good luck
4/08/2008 12:48:47 p.m.
31/07/2008 2:32:47 p.m.
What to do.....
I have a new cat - 12 yr old Cookie. She i s well settled, no problems with food etc.etc. but - she has always been put out at night and I would really rather she stayed it....so far no luck. As soon as the lights are out, I am in bed she wants to go out. Any suggestions as to how to keep her in or is it OK to let her stay out. I have made her a secure, warm sleeping place on the porch so she is OK out there and when I call her in every morning she just comes out of the bed.......
so if it's outside then I guess that's where she can go.....thanks for that jultz, how many cats do you have?
5/06/2008 10:13:14 p.m.
3/06/2008 9:01:58 p.m.
Hello - I'm back.....
almost 2 yrs ago I lost my 17 yr old best friend....vowed never to have another pet but...I have weakened and adopted a 12 yr old gorgous old female cat...Cookie! So - hello again!!
What a lovely story, hope cookie is well and loves you too.
12/05/2008 9:40:19 a.m.
She is well settled in....
and we just get on really well. She is so cruisy, only cries when she is "absolutely starving" . Really got to me ....in fact, I wouldnt be without her now..
3/06/2008 8:33:11 p.m.
11/05/2008 6:11:27 p.m.
dog and rabbits
i have a dog that babysitts rabbits every so even he takes bites at cages what can i do to stop him bugging them
no problem this dog loves water and hoses so that won't work wish it would so have to look and wait to see what else comes along many thanks for that but wont work with this dog
25/05/2008 4:10:39 p.m.
throwing a bucket of water at the dog or have a hose near by to squirt each time you see it there, if that fails, make sure there are no holes in the cage or you might end up with no rabbit
3/05/2008 10:22:54 p.m.
The dog whisperer....or that other one...
uses a noise to stop dogs going to fridges and such like or a sharp burst of air....not sure if this helps, probably would freak out the rabbits!!
3/06/2008 9:12:42 p.m.
3/05/2008 10:31:37 a.m.
digging up the garden
Hi, my dog digs up the garden, rolls around in the soft earth, rips the weed matting....some have said its because she's bored, ive bought her a couple of toys to chew and theyre good while they bounce around from me throwing them but when im at work shes back to her old tricks. she has the run of the back yard, its quite a good space, i take her for lots of walks, different sorts, been desexed,??? frustrated??
Mine used to dig
Both of my dogs (both females) dug up the lawn and so i would have huge holes everywhere. A vet told me that young females dig because they get nutrients out of the soil. I left them to it and let them dig as much as they wanted without paying it any attention and soon they stopped. They grow out of it. Then i fixed the holes in the lawn and garden.
14/04/2008 1:03:24 p.m.
Another Hole digger
I also have a young pup that has been digging.....I am telling him NO ...so hope he will grow out of it fast<br> <br> <br> <br> Sharyn
30/04/2008 2:09:25 p.m.
could be the breed
some dogs like the jack russel were bred for rabbit hunting and digging is a natual extension of that but some dogs just enjoy the feeling of digging or the game of re-digging it right after you fill it in (my dog did this haha) try leaving a bit of her poop in the holes, the smell should deter her from making the holes bigger and might deter her enough to stop altogether. (worked for my boy) good luck!
19/04/2008 9:26:26 p.m.
When she has dug a hole put something in it like a balloon
so that it will burst when she gets stuck in to the hole again. I have seen that work...hang a ball from the washing line so it will keep moving ..... put something nasty under the weedmatting....just get creative...
3/06/2008 9:16:14 p.m.
14/04/2008 9:33:41 a.m.
Can someone please give me a tip on how to get dog wee out of the carpet??
When toilet training my puppy i used disinfectant and a lot of hot water and blotting with a towel - or using the mop which is really good for sucking up liquid out of the carpet. The disinfectant stops the smell and prevents them reusing the same area as they can't smell where they did it.
9/04/2008 8:41:24 a.m.
told me that if you hold a jug of warm water with normal dish liquid, just a normal amout like doin dishes, above waist height and pore it on it lifts it up, then blot with a towel
8/04/2008 8:26:16 p.m.
Use white vinegar on the spot. It,s great for taking the smell of urine out of the carpet.
29/04/2008 4:44:40 p.m.
8/04/2008 9:33:24 a.m.
Does anyone have a dog that gets carsick?
If you do, how do you deal with it? I have one dog that loves going in the car but my one year old will throw up everytime and so i've stopped taking them in the car as much which isn't fair to my older dog.
we had a dog who used to get car sick, we didnt realise he did tho, until he threw up all over the kids in the back seat. was funny as hell lol. but after a few more rides in the car with plenty of air, he stoped throwing up
10/05/2008 9:44:01 p.m.
My dog gets sick too
She cant go 10-15 mins without throwing up, which was really bad when I was taking her to puppy training (a few years ago). I was told to give her sea sickness tablets (sealegs) that you can get from the chemist, and use the child dosage. It worked. I cant remember how many hours before the car drive i was supposed to give it to her, but I'd just follow the instructions on the packet. More dog vomit in the car!
8/04/2008 9:43:50 p.m.
NO more dog vomit in the car!
8/04/2008 9:45:18 p.m.
ginger helps to settle the tummy. Otherwise hold back from feeding slow journeys and time does help.
9/09/2009 1:43:55 p.m.
we had same with our shepard we took him on short trips each day at end of week take a bit longer over a few weeks of taking each day for about 10/15 min it will stop also try not feeding him/her if you taking in morning dont feed before and same at night our dog is good now and can't stop him he loves car rides but he was really bad and worked what we did hope this helps
3/05/2008 10:22:49 a.m.
Thanks for that
I'll try it and let you know how i get on.
9/04/2008 8:39:09 a.m.
Sealegs work wonders,if going on a long trip I give 1 tablet the night before, otherwise give early in morning of travel. Eventually they grow out of it.
18/04/2008 2:45:24 a.m.
Our dog was the same but I agree with the message "Time". The vet said it was because she was nervous. I used to take paper bags with me which she obligingly vomited into. But she's great now. We did very much the same as Gypsy and Bruno except perhaps for shorter lengths of time. She expects a ride in the car now.
3/05/2008 12:08:17 p.m.
7/04/2008 1:54:22 p.m.
stud needed in taupo
I have a miniture poodle, white, i am wanting to breed her next season , and would like to find a male before then, the pups will be for family,i am happy to pay a stud fee
will look at going out of taupo
12/04/2008 1:50:57 p.m.
4/04/2008 8:26:34 p.m.
British Bulldog Pup
Hi, iv just purchased a now 13 week old British Bulldog pup,does anyone have any hints on how to train this little tike?He refuses to listen,does things on his own time frame and when he feels like it,and refuses to walk on a leash,he opts for lying flat on his stomach,legs out stretched looks more like a starfish than a dog,and screams!He prefers to be carried everywhere!Can anyone please help with some tips?
British Bulldog pup
Join one of the Bulldog Clubs - the details should be on the NZKC website www.nzkc.org.nz There will be experienced breeders in the club that will be able to help you.
20/04/2008 9:46:37 a.m.
Check out your vet.
Maybe, if you have time to take him to puppy pre-school,<br> worked wonders for our pup. Your local vet should have info on a puppy pre-school near you.
30/03/2008 10:35:47 a.m.
Training your British bulldog...
Hey,<br> We have a 4 1/2 year old male british bulldog and they are such wonderful dogs, aren't they! ...<br> BUT it is typical of the breed for them to be stubborn and they realy just do their own thing.<br> With our boy, we get the best out of him by going with it- they are just babies in bulldog clothes! when he "screams" (we call it talking) just "talk" back. <br> They respond the best when you treat them as though you are on the same level as you (to a certain extent)<br> Hope that was some help to you.
19/04/2010 11:38:22 p.m.
18/03/2008 12:00:08 p.m.
Hi everyone - just like everyone else I am a huge animal lover. We have three dogs who love each other to bits - but don't like any other dogs - at all!! (They love people though.) We walk them in pretty remote areas at the weekend and in the morning they are taken for a run before anyone is awake, so haven't had a lot or contact with
She sounds scared
My two dogs get along great but they also hate other dogs. So I have booke dthem into 'day school' at alocal kennel for 2 weeks. They will be socialised with other dogs and hopefully become are lot more placid when we do 'walkies'.
5/03/2008 6:35:35 p.m.
other dogs. It became apparent that there was a problem, especially with the smallest one, when I embarked on training school. She has to wear a muzzle to stop her biting ANY dog. (Even if it's 10 times bigger than her). Any help/comments would be really appreciated - thanks!! :-)
3/03/2008 12:36:51 p.m.
3/03/2008 12:32:16 p.m.
Hello, We have a 13 month old bitser.. (a bit of everything) she is really obdient and super clever. The only thing is that she barks at people walking past. It's like she hides in the trees and waits for people then barks to scare them.. We want Mazz to bark when people are coming through our gate not walking past.. Any ideas??
how has a german sheperd
i do named bear
I grew up with German Shepherds and the last one we had was Max who died about 10 years ago of cancer when he was 13. I know have two farm dog breeds as pets - they tend to live longer.
4/02/2008 1:58:20 p.m.
I have a German Shephard named Missy aged about 6yr, we hade my old girl Donna from the age of 7wks till she passed away at age of 13
2/02/2008 8:46:11 p.m.
2/02/2008 7:22:43 p.m.
Good Bye to my loving companion
7th January 2008 9.30am My Darling little cat (Andy)died in my arms. I adopted him from the Napier SPCA 1990 when he was a kitten..He filled my life through the 18yrs he chose to live with me. I will sadly miss him..
Big hugs to you.
Sounds like Andy had a wonderful life at home with you.Of course you will miss him but Andy wouldn't want you to be alone. Another life saved through the SPCA would seem like the right thing to do.[I'm sure Andy would approve.]
15/01/2008 9:57:41 a.m.
sad to hear of your loss , but then again 18 yrs of love
17/02/2008 10:29:46 p.m.
So sorry for your loss
I feel for you losing Andy I know just how empty you will be feeling. All our thoughts are with you.
20/01/2008 6:11:23 p.m.
I'm sorry 2 hear that....
Andy must hav been a kool cat but feel lucky that u had 18 yrs with him nt many last that long..<br> <br> but rememba he will alwayz be in ur heart and memoriez.. \he haz gone 2 a better place whre he can rest in peace..<br> <br> R.I.P andy
2/02/2008 2:45:03 p.m.
Sorry for your loss
Jus joined today and read your message. I
2/02/2008 6:50:32 p.m.
Sorry for your loss
Just joined today and read your message. I hope things are getting better for you after your loss. A new companion will help ease the heart-ache you are feeling. All the best
2/02/2008 6:51:49 p.m.
10/01/2008 10:26:01 p.m.
Who has the most animals (dog, cat, horse, goat, sheep, cow etc)?
I have a horse, 2 dogs and 3 cats.
We have 8 Bernese Mountain Dogs, 4 Horses, 7 Chooks, 12 Moo Cows, 17 Sheep and 3 gold fish in the pond<br> <br> Have a great Christmas everyone
18/12/2007 2:41:19 p.m.
One thing is very clear in this thread we are all animal crazy. I bet they will all have a wonderful Christmas too.
20/12/2007 7:49:55 a.m.
9 Basenjis, 8 Birds, 28 inside Fish, 4 gold Fish,one guard cat at work
18/12/2007 6:13:02 p.m.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL.
We have, 3 cats, 2 dogs, 2 goats, 6 sheep[including 1 Arapawa ewe], 1 calf, 4 Guinea Pigs, a few fish & frogs, 2 possums, 6 Pekin ducks, 12 hens, 1 chicken, 1 rooster, 1 rabbit, 3 Golden Pheasants, 4 Rainbow, 1 Scaley, & 1 Red Collared Lorri, 2 Indian Ringnecks, Cont.
22/12/2007 1:41:04 a.m.
Tried to put everything in one message but it wouldn't let me post it.
So, the list goes on. 2 Crimson Rosellas, 6 Cockatiels, 4 Eastern Rosellas, 2 Karkarikis, 1 Dove, Heaps of Zebra Finches & Java Sparrows, a few Canaries, Gold Finches, Chaffinches, Green Finches, 6 Quail, 1 Rosa Burke & 1 Mynah bird. Phew *wipes brow*, think thats about it.
22/12/2007 1:43:13 a.m.
I don't know about that but they keep me busy. Happy New Year.
1/01/2008 11:06:41 p.m.
I have 2 Alaskan Malamutes and they keep me pretty busy. Happy holidays to all.
22/12/2007 10:05:21 a.m.
I have 2 dogs, 11 fish and 21 turtles!!<br> Merry Christmas!
19/12/2007 7:11:48 p.m.
have 4 jack russell dogs, 2 beautiful birman kittens, 1 galah parrot, 2 coackatiels, + 1 rainbow lorrikeet ) Merry xmas to all !!!
19/12/2007 11:39:06 p.m.
Soldiermum you have alot of animals I only have a cat left now.<br> Merry Xmas and happy holidays
22/12/2007 1:03:30 p.m.
10 dogs, a cat, 7 fish and a sheep. and understanding neighbors!
31/01/2008 12:00:00 a.m.
a dog 5 cats 7 goldfish 39 birds 5 cows 5 chooks
18/12/2007 7:09:36 p.m.
21/12/2007 1:23:32 a.m.
<img src="http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p178/abwll84/8bh83cx.gif"><br> <br> <img src="http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o48/mumwith4/kitty.gif">
20/12/2007 8:56:17 p.m.
we have 3 cat 3 dogs, 1 rabbit
19/12/2007 10:15:15 p.m.
1/4 acre section
and have 2 cats,25 birds, 2 rabbits, bout 130 fish,6 dogs with 7 pups,1 bloody crazy old man and VERY UNDERSTANDING NEIGHBOURS.
4/01/2008 8:33:33 p.m.
I have 1 cat, 3 birds, 20 fish and 1 axolotyl.
17/12/2007 2:20:30 p.m.
love those animals
4 dogs, 4 cats, 3hens, 6 sheep, 2 lambs<br> merry xmas :)
20/12/2007 11:06:54 p.m.
2 dogs 3 cats 6 gold fish 2 birds 2 frogs and a horse
22/01/2008 12:17:39 p.m.
we have 2 dogs,1 cat 5 doves,2cockertails,2quails,6 budgies.
11/01/2008 9:50:45 p.m.
Cats and a dog
We have three cats and one dog.
2/02/2008 6:54:06 p.m.
i have 2 cats, 4 kittens, 1 rabbit, 3 bunnies, 4 turtles
5/02/2008 12:17:28 p.m.
1 British Bulldog<br> 1 Golden Lab<br> 4 Cats<br> 3 Pigs<br> 2 Sheep<br> 4 Cows <br> 4 Bulls<br> 4 Calves<br> 8 Horses
19/04/2010 11:45:22 p.m.
17/12/2007 2:03:26 p.m.
My dog keeps biting my cat!
Hello Does anybody have any idea about how to stop your dog biting your cat?? Post me back please! Sarah
Is it biting while playing or is it attacking the cat? Is the cat new to the household? How old are they? Need more details. Anyway, nice to "meet" you.
1/11/2007 11:39:17 p.m.
My puppy bites too
My puppy bites and hits my kitten with her paw (Ollie doesn't seem to mind but I do) and she is playing not doing maliciously. If anyone has any idea other than constantly telling her not to do it I would appreciate it also. Shiloh also bites my hands because she thinks I am something also to play with. I have tried SPCA methods and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?
2/11/2007 4:06:46 p.m.
1/11/2007 10:29:10 p.m.
ROTA AND RAMSES??
Hi to rota and ramses owners! just wondering if you still have that little pup in your pic? cause he looks uncannily like my dog, who is now 2. Maybe they are brothers? or if you no longer have him, maybe thats him! cause we are not sure who his first owner was. ya never know its a small world!
I got Blake (shepherd x) from the SPCA. I like to take him running, but he doesn't like to go far. And I end up having to tug him along! Do I just persevere & hope he'll get the hang of it? My border collie died last year, and he used to love running (until he got sick).
Have you had the vet check him?
Maybe you should get the vet to look Blake over, as there might be a reason he is reluctant to go far. It is best to rule out anything and safer for him. It is the best thing to do first rather than push the issue on uncertainty.
31/10/2007 8:02:10 p.m.
mix it up
if its nothing medical, then maybe hes just unfit or doesn't like running so much, just like people are different so are animals, praise him and try a combination of running and walking or a stop and play halfway, dragging him is likely to make running punishment rather than a fun, bonding exercise.
19/04/2008 10:26:30 p.m.
24/10/2007 9:53:40 p.m.
what type of dog do u hav?
i hav a cocker spaniel
I have 9 doggies
16/10/2007 11:21:39 p.m.
I have a Staffy x Neo Mastiff [Jet] & hubby has a 3/4 German Shepherd [Zeus].
16/10/2007 11:45:19 a.m.
I share my home with two pedigree Alaskan Malamutes. Jack (6) is black, white and silver. Moby (4) is golden and cream (very unusual for a Malamute). They think they are human.
17/10/2007 7:38:42 p.m.
Boss and zac
me and my partner have a rhodesian ridgeback and a miniature foxy<br>
14/11/2007 8:23:05 p.m.
We have two mutts, Snapper a foxy, and Blake a shepherd cross we got from the SPCA. We had a border collie Baxter who died last year, and we really miss the big goofy stoopid mutt (who was really smart actually) Baxter used to come fishing with us - he LOVED the boat. We went fishing in the weekend & Blake buried the fish we caught grrrr but Snapper narked and we found 2 of them.
24/10/2007 9:48:27 p.m.
I have two doggies
Roxy is a 4 year old border collie/beardie X and Shiloh is a 6 month old Pointer/Huntaway/Beardie X they are both so cute and Roxy is a big fatty.
16/10/2007 4:28:49 p.m.
we have a staffy,the cats pick on him a lot.
26/10/2007 5:35:20 p.m.
only one type
old man says :if it's not a pig dog it's not a dog
4/01/2008 8:39:42 p.m.
old man says: if it's not a pigdog, it's not a dog
4/01/2008 8:41:42 p.m.
thats alot of dogs u all hav sorry, i could not reply sooner i hav been busy.
6/02/2008 6:20:31 p.m.
i got a border collie jess and a jack russell aussie terrier cross scooter an we also got a boxer morgan and a cairn terrier fudge.
28/10/2007 7:14:27 p.m.
i have 2 german sheperds
22/01/2008 9:27:19 a.m.
1 pet Milo-Minature Foxy, 2 sheep dogs Boots-Beardie, Meg-Huntaway
23/11/2007 7:53:36 p.m.
16/10/2007 8:13:42 a.m.
my cat is about 4 years old. he had his knackers cut off at the normal age and all of a sudden he has started to hump our faux fur blankets..... why??
i think i know...
it may just be instinct
28/09/2007 3:15:22 p.m.
Funny is it like watching dogs??
31/10/2007 9:47:44 p.m.
25/09/2007 8:41:57 p.m.
newfun, you around?
Just wondering if you found your dog. Hope you did & all's well.
Guess it takes all kinds.
22/09/2007 10:17:02 a.m.
My husband once put dog food on crackers at a party
& said it was pate. People ate it.This was before I met him by the way. I wouldn't let him do it to our guests.
25/09/2007 12:27:44 a.m.
Jet is doing great. She is now allowed to play with Zeus but not allowed to run fast with sharp stops when fetching things with him. It is the sudden stops & turns which could do the damage. She is back to swimming in our stream which both dogs love & with this warmer weather, it's all good.
29/09/2007 10:25:39 a.m.
Sunny Lady I really liked your post about roll on toast. It was so random. Well done. I hope Jet is doing well Soldiermum. 'We' all deserve the best quality of life no matter how many legs we have. It was great we all had the opportunity to help out.
26/09/2007 6:22:01 p.m.
Have you ever tried Butch Roll fried and on toast?
21/09/2007 10:23:20 a.m.
What a Hoot!
Any chance the old chap in the garage was your husbands Dad or Grandad?
25/09/2007 3:54:22 p.m.
Couldn't help laughing but forgot to add it.
And another just for the fun of it on a wet drab day.
25/09/2007 3:57:01 p.m.
Loved your response. Had to put something outrageous to liven up the day. But I did meet an old man living in a garage beside the house we were taken by a Land Agent to see several years ago. He was in the proccess of spreading cat food on a bit of bread for his lunch. No kidding this time. As you say, it takes all kinds. Cheers
22/09/2007 3:46:18 p.m.
21/09/2007 9:00:49 a.m.
Ralphsk - what breed is he??
Looks like a Whippet x terrier of some sort or bearded collie Please advise Raphski owners hes a nice looking dog
he is fab
Absolutely beautiful face!!!!!!!<br> <br> What a Beauty I hope that you come somewhere hes a really nice dog
15/09/2007 7:11:20 p.m.
He's an irishwolfhound cross, not sure what!
15/09/2007 1:09:00 p.m.
12/09/2007 6:26:01 p.m.
best way to keep up training when looking after 2 other dogs for a short while. shes a Maltese x Bichon 10mths old.
Hi, Can you not tie the other dogs up for a while
so you have one on one time with your pup? Sorry I'm not much help but that's the way I do it with my pup. I just take her away from our other dog for a while.
12/09/2007 11:26:13 a.m.
with soldier mum
16/09/2007 10:41:11 a.m.
22/01/2008 1:14:54 p.m.
10/09/2007 10:27:00 a.m.
advice on breading , how to look for a stud
we have a 1 year old toy poodle (white) i would like to bread her when she is 2 but am not sure how to look for a stud,or what to look for,or even if i need to look for one the same colour, i would apprecite any advice
help sorry. Is your girl NZKC registered? What does her breeder think about you mating her? If you just want a litter any small dog will do, how about a Jack Russle then the pups would be Jackadoodles. Hehehee
12/09/2007 11:28:14 a.m.
Hi clancostello, I was pulling your leg with the suggestion of a Jack Russle cross. If you are in contact with your girls breeder I am sure when the time comes she "should" help you with a stud or at least point you in the right direction. If this is going to be a pedigree litter then you need to find the right stud Cheers
13/09/2007 8:12:25 a.m.
Hi, can't help you sorry but,
I would think you would contact a Poodle club or breeder & they should be able to tell you all you need to know. Good luck.
11/09/2007 9:29:25 a.m.
Forgot to say, if MOIKYBOY is around, he
has stud dogs [not poodles] so I'm sure he could help you too. If he doesn't come into this thread, try posting one with MOIKYBOY in the title so he sees it. Cheers.
11/09/2007 9:31:52 a.m.
We breed German Shepherds and the best way to get help is to go to a show and talk with the owners of dogs of your breed. contact NZ Kennel Club for the next show in your area, ph 04 237 4489 and ask for Richell Usher, she is convenor of shows, clubs etc, good luck
13/09/2007 8:05:12 a.m.
Hi, try 'toy poodle stud' in Google or visit: http://www.dogzonline.co.nz/breeds/community/poodle-toy.asp<br> <br> Happy searching.
11/09/2007 10:08:58 p.m.
we are wanting to breed her as she is such a nice dog, her breader said not till she is 2 , but i am not sure of the ins and outs, is it better to have a desinger breed (jackadoodles?) maybe not, wat about other breeds , got any ideas?
12/09/2007 9:49:40 p.m.
16/09/2007 9:21:05 p.m.
16/09/2007 10:39:46 a.m.
9/09/2007 10:12:03 p.m.
discrimination againsed paticular breeds of dogs!!
i own 2 beautifull, well behaved rottwheilers and im fed up with the amount of bad publissity against "aggressive" breed dogs. my nextdoor neighbour has 9 small dogs and they are more likly to take a chunk out of your bottum, and kill your sheep than most dogs in new zealand, yet nothing has been done about them. if that was my dogs thay would have been destroyd at my exspence!doesnt that just rip ur nickers!
we hav 3 dogs, a corgi, a foxie, and poodle, my girlfriend has a rottie , and he is scared of my dogs, trys to sit on your lap and is a big woose , i would be more worried about my dogs attacking some one than him, in fact we have built 6 foot high fences to keep them in, tyson the rottie is such a lump he wont jump a 2 foot fence
13/08/2007 8:18:21 p.m.
Misconceptions and what we can do about them
22/08/2007 10:25:09 a.m.
Misconceptions and what we can do about them
Firstly, I'd like to point out that there is no such thing as "lock jaw" in dog breeds. Some breeds of dog have an instinctive tendancy to bite and hold on instead of biting and releasing, but this isn't any physical property such as "lock jaw". Biting and holding on is just a behaviour. Most dogs of any breed can be taught to do this behaviour (e.g, police and schutzhund dogs are generally taught to bite once and firmly hold on instead of biting repeatedly).
22/08/2007 10:25:31 a.m.
Misconceptions and what we can do about them
Plus, it's important to realise that being bitten by a dog that bites and holds on isn't necessarily any more dangerous than being bitten by a dog that bites and releases. One of the main reasons why police dogs are taught to bite and hold on is that it's safer for the criminal that having them just bite repeatedly!
22/08/2007 10:25:56 a.m.
misconceptions and what we can do about them
I admit that it's true that some breeds of dog are more aggressive than others ON AVERAGE since some breeds have been be courageous or feisty (for example most cattle working breeds, most guardian breeds, and anything with "terrier" in its name will generally be quite feisty compared to something like a beagle or pug). But that average tendancy doesn't necessarily make every dog in the breed dangerous.
22/08/2007 10:45:46 a.m.
misconceptions and what we can do about them
Whether a dog is "dangerous" isn't just about breed, it has as much to do with how well a dog is socialised, how well it is trained, and how knowledgeable and responsible the owners are. For example, a spoiled, undesexed male labrador with irresponsible owners can be much more dangerous than any well socialised, well trained pitbull or mastiff would ever be.
22/08/2007 10:46:08 a.m.
misconceptions and what we can do about them
So what can we owners do to protect our dogs from discimination? Most of all, I believe it is important for us all to make sure that our dogs are impeccably well trained and impeccalby well controlled. Everytime the public sees another uncontrolled, untrained or hyperactive dog from a "dangerous" breed, that's another nail in the coffin for our dogs.
22/08/2007 10:49:03 a.m.
misconceptions and what we can do about them
On the other hand, meeting a friendly and very well trained "dangerous" breed can make a great impression on people, and they will then be less likely to believe the media stories.<br> So if you own a dangerous breed, please socialise your dog, please train it really well, please keep it under control at all times. <br> <br>
22/08/2007 10:49:19 a.m.
misconceptions and what we can do about them
And of course, please NEVER let your dog roam, please get professional help if you can't train your dog by yourself, and please desex your male dog if it if it shows any signs of dominance or aggression. You could even consider attending your local obedience school and getting some formal recognition of temperament such as the NZKC "Canine Good Citizen Award".<br>
22/08/2007 10:49:47 a.m.
Sorry I had to post that post in little bits
The butch website is playing up today!
22/08/2007 10:50:19 a.m.
know what you mean
we have a staffy(who our cats beat up & dauughter dresses up)hes a big sook,yet since he's a staffy he is automatically labeled aggressive,which he's not.I was also brought up with a rottie when i was a child and she was very placid. the way i look at it,its not the breed of the dog thats the prooblem,but the way they're brought up.
14/08/2007 1:24:17 p.m.
put down the owners not the dogs
there are no bad dogs just BAD OWNERS.
4/01/2008 8:54:35 p.m.
not all dogs are themed "aggressive"
the dogs they are talking about are the likes or amstaffs and pitbull etc. any breed that has lockjaw is considered "aggresssive" and fair enough too. i own a staffy cross lab and a staffy cross foxy and they are not considered "aggressive" but they both have the capability to lock thier jaws if they had too. i agree that little dogs are more of a problem than larger dogs but can't you see both sides of the picture????
15/08/2007 1:28:58 p.m.
different breeds of dogs are knowen to be agressive so they are raised to be guard dogs and the other breeds of dogs aren't being watched for their behavior
15/08/2007 6:23:51 p.m.
there is a petition going around saying not to blame certain breeds
I have signed it, shouldn't just name some dogs, all dogs can bite etc, and cats can scatch!!!!!!
24/08/2007 11:00:03 a.m.
13/08/2007 10:45:45 a.m.
Has anyone had a dog that chews on another dogs ears???
I have a new pup, he's about 6months old now. I have another dog who is 8years old. Both Jack Russells. For some strange reason my pup likes to chew on my older dogs ears!! Unfortunatly he has made my other dogs ears raw. He has sucked of all his fur from his ears and now they bleed all the time. We cant make out why he does this!!! No matter how much he does it my older dog just sits there and takes it..lol Poor thing.
Our younger dog also chews the ears of the older dog. I try not to let her as Missy has lovely ears and I don't like them all manky and cauliflower looking. The vaseline sounds like a good idea - thnks for that.
21/09/2007 7:46:59 p.m.
Hi shazz282, guess no-one else has the problem.
All I can suggest is putting vaseline on your dogs ears & maybe the pup won't like it. It will also help your dogs ears if bleeding. I have had to do this when flies kept biting our Shepherd's ears.Kept the flies off, maybe it will work for a pup as well. Good luck.
3/08/2007 11:22:03 a.m.
Never thought of that! thats a really good idea..I will certainly try it, as my poor dogs ears are getting rather yuck. <br> <br> Thanks Soldiermum
3/08/2007 6:38:03 p.m.
i have a similar problem with my rottweiler and my rotty pup but her ears dont bleed. she is so lays back she lets our little 4 month old boy do it. we just encourage her to tell him off which has helped but that idea about the vaseline is good i might try that to
13/08/2007 10:52:44 a.m.
my dog tyson wont stop bitting others ears
23/08/2007 9:29:45 a.m.
my dog bear chews on my other dog keeras ears
22/01/2008 1:20:32 p.m.
24/07/2007 11:40:00 a.m.
Wow, haven't been in for a couple of days & I see Mr Chips is
2nd in the cat section of Butch Idol. Thank you to who ever is voting for him. I have just voted too. JET UPDATE- She is doing well but it is still hard to keep her quiet. Jet now plays with Mr Chips as she can do that while lying down.Nice to see they get on so well even if one of Jet's paws can floor Chips.lol.I even have to lock Chips away at times to give Jet [& me] a rest.Chips thinks it is great fun to grab Jet's tail/paw/ear or face and to bite it.Not nasty biting tho, just fun.
Oops, meant to say Thank You to all that are donating
to Soldiermum's Pup as well. It now goes straight to Massey. Cheers.
2/07/2007 11:01:16 p.m.
Sorry to upset you thatslife,
I just wanted to thank whoever is voting for him. I have not asked for votes as others have on here, I am not put out when others ask. I vote for lots of other pets as well. I vote if I have a pet entered or not. I am sure I am not the only person to enter a different pet a month after entering the first one.These are the only times I have entered a pet in all the time I have been a member of this site.I can't stop anyone else from winning as anyone can vote the same as I can.
6/07/2007 11:14:47 p.m.
I know I have had help with Jet and I am very grateful to
everyone who has been involved, most of all to MOIKYBOY who arranged it all without me even knowing. I also help others whenever I can & have done so for years. As for Butch Idol, I just consider that a bit of fun, same as all the "Idol" shows on TV.Nothing to get serious about, just a venue to show pets to like minded people. Of course I vote for lots of other pets, not just my own. Have a good night.Cheers.
11/07/2007 1:20:05 a.m.
I wasn't meaning
just butch idol but you have just had a huge help out for jet. Others stuggle to keep thier pet healthy too. All my animals are strays and I am very low income and have a cat that goes to the vet every month for her allergies let alone the medication it's very costly. I just think after all the help from butch and members it's a bit uncool putting your pet into butch idol as well for more stuff
10/07/2007 11:59:27 a.m.
hey hang on
why are you telling everyone who your cat is to get votes?<br> I wouldn't be entering my pet after getting so much assistance off this site. Gosh how much do you want for free?<br> I do not have a pet in butch idol but would be pretty pissed if I did. Give others a go.<br> It's just my opinion but think you've had plenty already, why then want more and stop others from winning
6/07/2007 3:35:04 p.m.
2/07/2007 10:59:29 p.m.
dog can not heel
hey my 2 yr old dog can not heel we have tried everything wat can i do?
Have you tried
food rewards? Seems to work with all other dogs.
13/05/2007 5:34:55 p.m.
Food is a mighty motivator.
13/05/2007 8:23:22 p.m.
Find a dog whisperer?!
I'm a cat owner and there is no way I'll ever get him to do anything he doesn't want to do; or stop him doing something he chooses to do. He even leant in behind a scratching pole to scratch the same place when I used it to try and stop his behaviour! It could be that your dog just marches to the beat of a different drummer!! Unless its absolutely essential that the she do this, maybe just try to keep some control instead. Maybe she is a leader not a follower. You could also check with your vet, maybe they can suggest an altenative method.
17/06/2007 6:41:43 p.m.
Depends what you mean by "heel"
17/05/2007 4:28:48 p.m.
Depends what you mean by "heel"
Actual "heeling" is a precise obedience exercise, where the dog walks close beside you on your left hand side, remaining level with you no matter how you speed up/slow down or turn. It requires a lot of focus on the dog's part. You teach it in small steps, using motivational methods, such as food or toy rewards. If that's what you want to teach, I suggest you join an obedience club, who can help you teach "heel", and also help you to prepare for competitions etc.<br> <br> But most people who say they want their dog to "heel" really just want their dogs to walk politely on a loose leash and not pull them down the street. If this is what you want, you just need to make keeping the leash slack more rewarding to the dog than pulling. There are heaps of different methods for doing this - take a trip to the library and grab a dog training book, or again, consider joining a good obedience group where they can show you what to do.
17/05/2007 4:33:14 p.m.
thanks but sorry, we have tried that she is so excited about walking she will not eat treats,any other advice
6/06/2007 6:16:53 p.m.
I think ur right, she has got much better ova time, do not need to ask for advice
12/08/2007 6:31:34 p.m.
she is now a perfect almost dog when we take her for a walk
6/02/2008 6:24:17 p.m.
12/05/2007 5:11:29 p.m.
BUTCH CAT FOOD
Please comment if any one else has the same problem??!!!! I feed my 3 cats Ginger Tom rolls & Tasti rolls MOST of the time, but I find that every couple of weeks they just COMPLETELY go off it & won't eat it, so I have to buy tinned food. Then, I wait about a week & re-introduce the Butch food & they go CRAZY over it!!???? I find it a bit weird, but I suppose cats aren't that different to humans, I personally wouldn't like to eat the same food all the time... do you think they just like the variety??? I also feed them biscuits too.
Hi Ragz40, Our cats aren't all that fussed on Ginger Tom rolls,
and prefer one of the Tasti rolls to the other one. They do get tinned food but not very often and biscuits. Also give them milk & egg every now & then and cats milk everyday.One cat only ever drank water but now has milk as well.Like us I suppose, they want a change at times.
6/05/2007 11:43:18 p.m.
Variety is the spice of life- even for our beloved cats!
I feed my boy Ginger Tom every day, but I always alternate the fish and lamb flavour; I also give him the Tasty roll once every 3 or 4 weeks to give him some beef flavoured food. He never turns away from it but I think it is because he does get a lot of variety; he gets biscuits every day- they help clean his teeth; and he gets a bit of steak around once a fortnight and a single serve of the small special treat tins because at 8 years, he needs to have the this food first. Although, I think he would prefer the steak every day!!! I'm going to buy some of the Butch Blue label because that is also suitable for our pussycats as well. You could try alternating the flavours after each is finished and see if this helps resolve the rejection.
17/06/2007 6:18:01 p.m.
It might have something to do with the temperature of the food too. I find that at room temperature they like it best. Out of the fridge on a cool day and they walk off, but they might go back to it after a while when it has warmed up.
7/05/2007 6:13:59 p.m.
Ours do the same
They love it for a while and then just won't even look at it, and then after a break from it they like it again? Queer. Maybe they just prefer a bit of a variety and in kitty language that's how they're telling you!
9/05/2007 12:20:32 p.m.
my cat loves it.
My cat just about tears my arm off for ginger tom, especially the fish one, I give it 10 seconds in the microwave just enough to take the chill off. Your cat probably doesn't like it chilled.
8/05/2007 9:23:56 p.m.
I got a Ginger tom roll today a its smelly and it looks meaty
18/05/2007 1:06:21 p.m.
our cats had the same problem so we change the flavour all the time we buy 1 of each and we also change there biscuit flavours aswell<br> our cats love the chicken and rice the best and we do to as it dosent smell and easier to cut ect.......angela+3 cats
4/09/2007 1:48:49 p.m.
6/05/2007 3:24:06 p.m.
To whoever has donated to the above, thank you so much for your kindness.*Hugs to you all.*
Just one donation away from our first Hundy !!!! Well done everyone
2/05/2007 9:47:10 p.m.
Well done everyone we have cracked the second hundy!!!!!!!!
15/05/2007 5:24:01 p.m.
It is going well isn't it. Showed Muddy [hubby's nickname]last night, he is as surprised as me. I'm still putting stuff on Trade Me. Sold some books yesterday for $30 so that is in Jet's account.Found a lamb dead in the weekend and my goat was dead this morning. Have also found 5 dead rats so rang council. They said dead ducks had been reported in another street so they will look into it.I rang neighbours and one of them has dead chooks that free range by the stream at night.Doesn't look good.Our dogs are in the stream every fine day & Jet had a drink from it yesterday. She seems fine tho, both dogs do. No more swims for them til this mystery is solved.Goats water came from the stream. Not a good day.
11/04/2007 1:46:44 p.m.
Isn't it great. I won some cat rolls tonight as well, so money I save on buying rolls will go to Jets account. Now if only the IRD would send us the forms so we can get the tax return in. Another Thank You to all.[Must be bedtime for me now.]
3/05/2007 1:29:27 a.m.
I don't know who has upped this to $115.50
but you all rock. Never dreamed it would go as well as it has. Thank you, thank you, thank you all.
3/05/2007 4:22:42 p.m.
4Jack russels, Thank you so much for that.
Things are starting to sell on Trade Me now too. We have paid off the bill at our local vet for Jet's treatment so far, and have opened a bank account just for Jet, which all the money from Trade Me goes into. Our tax return will be going into it as well.We were going put it towards King Parrots, but Jet comes first. Thanks again. Hugs.
16/04/2007 4:38:12 p.m.
Woo hoo. I won a roll today
so I donated it to Soldiermum's Pup. It all helps. I get rolls out of the usual grocery money so if I win any here, I will just donate them.
18/04/2007 12:44:31 p.m.
Amount is now up to $148.50.
You all deserve big hugs. Thanks again to you all.
4/05/2007 11:59:51 p.m.
Way to go.
A BIG Thank You to all.
16/05/2007 10:09:03 a.m.
I have donated some more for you & intend on more next week for you ok ) kind regards 4-jack russells
14/04/2007 11:38:19 p.m.
it's not me, ive only put in 7 Entries in this Months Ruffle
11/04/2007 1:17:18 a.m.
10/04/2007 11:37:05 p.m.
Dogs are sending me crazy!
Would anyone out there know these following questions, I am serious and want serious answers please 1. How do I stop one dog (2yrs old)chasing flys, and licking people when they come to visit. 2. How to stop my other dog( 9mths old) from chasing shadows, he even chases the shadows of his own ears! how bad is that? I have tryed many suggestions to no avail yet.
Hi, re the visitors.
Try getting your visitors to turn their backs every time your dog tries to lick them. It usually works and your dog will soon get out of the habit.Don't know about the flies unless you make a sharp noise each time the dog goes for one and tell it what a good dog it is if it leaves the fly alone. As for chasing shadows, you could try the same as for flies. Good luck.
13/03/2007 6:59:11 p.m.
Your dogs are both pups still, they are bored and they are playing a 'game'. <br> <br> To get them to stop their favourite 'game' try this: Call out "chewie" and when they come reward them with a treat. Then take longer next time to produce the treat so they are distracted longer and have to wait. While waiting they forget about 'the game'.<br> <br> The licking thing is them being submissive and also encouraging these new arrivals to produce food. Try "chewie" for that too. If I get visitors my dogs get a Butch pigs trotter each. It keeps them busy for 10 minutes while the guests relax and then everything is so calm when the dogs have finished they barely pay attention to the visitors.<br> <br> Remember too that pups grow out of these silly behaviours, so don't worry about it too much and enjoy their 'puppiness' while it lasts.
14/03/2007 12:03:12 p.m.
did you watch it's me or the dog last night
15/03/2007 4:52:31 p.m.
number 1 my dog does it all u do is get this dog spray they do not like and when he/she does it say no and spray dog number 2 same as number 1 or instead of spray water
12/05/2007 5:14:39 p.m.
answer to the dog questions owners
their puppys right so maybe they will grow out of it. i have kittens and they do crazy things to so maybe its just young animal things that they do.
5/05/2007 7:22:20 p.m.
13/03/2007 10:22:14 a.m.
How safe are collars on country cats?
I want to put a collar on my cat, we're out in the country, but I don't know how safe it would be for him to wear one.
Only my opinon but I don't think any collar on a cat is safe.
I have seen too many injuries caused by them. All different sorts, even ones that are meant to fall off if a cat is over a certain weight and gets hooked on something. As I say tho, that's just my opinon.
20/01/2007 7:49:48 p.m.
I wouldn't risk it
I agree with Soldiermum. The chances of a cat getting hooked and caught-up are there. I wouldn't take the chance unless I had too. I had a collar on my last cat and when she just didn't come home one day I always wondered if she got caught up. It's a worry, why risk it?
1/02/2007 11:03:42 p.m.
I put my cats collars on loosely making sure I can fit 2 fingers under the collar when it is done up so if it gets caught on something they can get loose. None of my cats have them now....
22/01/2007 11:18:41 p.m.
I don't put collars on my country cats for safety reasons
But there are safety collars you can buy that are supposed to snap if it's pulled hard enough.
7/02/2007 9:02:50 p.m.
I haven't had any problems with collars on my cats at all, though I dont use flea collars, it is mainly to identify my cats in case they get lost (ie- My ph number is on the tag). I would have thought they would be essential in the country to identity cats that are not wild?
20/01/2007 8:50:11 p.m.
i had a cat die last week because of a collar. i will never have a collar on any of my cats ever again. it was the most horrible thing. i just wish i had found this forum sooner, it may have saved her life. *sighs*
14/03/2007 7:52:35 p.m.
how safe are collars on country cats reply
i live on 800actres so i don't put colars on my cats for the fact that they could get caught up i had an idea that we could get them micro chipped and then you could track them by their barcode if you have douts that they won't come home.
5/05/2007 7:37:10 p.m.
19/01/2007 1:23:56 p.m.
black, fat dog
we called our BLACK, FAT DOG, Blacky he is totaly black i tell you that. I mean how come Blackie is fat and he gets spoilt by my grandad (i always get sour lollies so when my grandad takes my lollies off me he dosen't give them to his dog ,blacky, his mother is so skinny why isnt she fat she always eats junk food Junk, Junk, Junk, Junk food Why???????????????????
16/11/2006 11:12:48 p.m.
29/10/2006 3:50:59 p.m.
Abbey's now resting at peace after her short battle with cancer. I opted not to go with chemo as the cancer was far to aggressive. 8 weeks from diagnosis. We had a very brief remission with steriods. We made her last few weeks as comfortable as possible. She was far too young and beautiful.
Our deepest condolences
Having lost 6 dogs to cancer we understand your delema. I have heard that Chemo is a horrible thing to put a dog through, which is why we never did. Enjoy every momment with your dogs. As I am sure Abbey enjoyed her time with you<br> <br> Warm hugs from Chrissy and Graham at Brienz Kennels
6/10/2006 7:50:05 p.m.
Thinking of you.
Just recently I have had to have a cat and a dog put to sleep so I know how you must be feeling. Just think of the good times.Hugs from Rivers Run.
7/10/2006 5:24:01 p.m.
6/10/2006 3:49:37 a.m.
I recently acquired a dog [bull terrior ] from the SPCA , he is pretty good except he goes crazy when he sees a cat , whether it is on our walks or the property . Any suggestions please ???
Love the cats...
but have you any dog pics?
23/09/2006 3:30:25 p.m.
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23/09/2006 2:33:40 a.m.
You can't do much about cats wondering onto your property
but when out walking i'd use a halti coller to help control him. My dog dosn't like other dogs so using a halti collar is the only way i can control him if we see another dog. I only received my dog about 6 months ago and he was never socialized as a pup, thats why it's so important to socialize dogs to cats, other dogs and people etc while they are young to stop this sort of behaviour. But the halti collar is a great gentle training/controling aid.
22/09/2006 9:47:05 p.m.
Put him on a check chain maybe?
Maybe you could try putting him on a check chain and giving him a jab when he's eyeing up a cat, or take a squeezy bottle of water and squirt him?
21/09/2006 9:31:35 p.m.
19/09/2006 3:44:31 p.m.
my dog winges constantly winges in the car when i get out, please help me!!
What I did...
was to give Buffy a chewy bone when he was left in the car - worked a treat.......he eventually looked forward to me getting out of the car so he could have his chew....
8/09/2006 8:45:44 p.m.
31/08/2006 11:22:44 p.m.
Can someone please enlighten me... when dogs finish their business they stand on one spot and with the paws they scrap the grass behine them.Sometimes my little one does this for some time.Its not because they are coverying it as they do this a little away from their poop.
writing his mail
This is marking his territory or 'leaving messages for other dogs to read'. Our neighbour's dog only has to see our dog and she does this on the grass outside her house.
27/08/2006 9:20:54 p.m.
spinning his wheels
I've been told that it is a way of marking territory. Both the visual scrapes in the grass & the smell left from the scent glands in the dog's paws are a signal to other dogs.<br> <br> When our dog does it, we call it "spinning his wheels"!
25/08/2006 6:16:30 p.m.
24/08/2006 5:33:29 p.m.
jumping up at visitors
hi can anyone help me. i have a boarder colie. She keeps jumping up at people. I have done all the required knee in the chest and had her on a lead when people arrive making her go to her bed. she stays their for a little while and then she comes and jumps on them. not good when they have their good clothes on and she has muddy feet. HELP! she is 2yrs old
Hmmmm hard one
Hi there,<br> <br> I too have done a canine behaviour course am a dog obediance instructer and a vet nurse. This is one of those painful things your dog picks up really quick as a pup and takes alot longer to get it out of them. I would agree with the others, especially the one that mentioned consistancy...this is the main key in any dog training, you cant just do what ever you do for a week then give up coz "its not working" - as ive heard so many people say. Some dogs it takes way longer to knock out than others, i belive it depends where they belive sit in the hierachy of the pack. (beeing your family)<br> <br> Ive had a heck of alot of dogs to train with this problem, honestlt nost common problem i would say, then pulling on the lead. Anyway, personally the only ways i have had success with constantly, would be when your dog jumps up you need to squirt it in the face with a water bottle - NOW THIS IS NOT GOING TO WORK IF LIKE MYSELF YOU HAVE A DOG THAT LOVES WATER...THIS BEING THE CASE YOU WILL JUST BE REINFORCING THE BAD BEHAVIOUR WE DONT WANT!! SO if your dog loves chasing the hose or any splashing water, dont even try this. If like my other dog it hates water with a passion this will be a sure fire way. Mind you you may want to do this out side, another hint is to set your dog up, to practise get a friend around in old doggy clothes and arm them and yourself with a bottle and just stand there and if it jumps squirt. Youve got to be consistant!!!!!! honestly your dog will get seriously confused if you are not!<br> <br> The other way i have had loads of success with is by just turning your back and completely ignoring the dog (this is how i taught my water lover not to jump up) Dont growl at your dog!!!!!! as the jumping up is wanting attention and the dog will take any attention be it good or bad, so you yelling GET OFF!! the dog will take as attention and think well that worked yeha! SO when she jumpes on you just turn your whole body slightly so your not looking at her and her feet fall off, i have no doubt she will try again and jump up but again you will just turn slightly and make her fall off you, you may do this 4 or 5 or 10 times before she gets the picture, but again its something your going to need to do a number of times a day every day for a good few months till she stops the jumping up and like i say set her up with friends in old gears to practise on (these people must be dog friendly otherwise they just wont understand!)<br> <br> I have no doubts that with consistancy either of these methods or the others mentioned will work for you, if shes still jumping up you mustve lapsed and you will need to start all over again. Remember a dog is an oppertune creature, if it thinks it can get away with doing something bad it will, so you need to keep on your toes ready to correct her all the time, cause if you let her get away with jumping up just once thats all it will take for her to think well i got told off 20 times for jumping up and this one time i didnt, it might be worth trying it out more often....<br> <br> Hope this makes sence, trust me i have trained some shockers over the few years i have been doing this!<br> <br> Cheers, and good luck let me know how you get on.
29/08/2006 4:49:52 p.m.
Great advice! I'm going to try that too. Thanks.
9/09/2006 2:14:29 p.m.
Have you got a feather duster?
I noticed that my dogs don't like the feather duster. I don't know why. Well I sort of do. If they are naughty I chase them off with it. If I find they start getting up on a sofa all I have to do is put the feather duster on it and they stay away. They won't even get up when it is gone in case the feather duster reappears. It can even go in a doorway and there is no way they will then enter that room. When the doorbell goes they get very excited. That's because they see me get excited, rush to the door and warmly greet visitors. They want to as well. So I've changed what I do. If the doorbel goes in my new house I slowly get up go to the door and greet my visitors in an unexcitable way. The dogs don't get too excited. If they do I get out the feather duster and they slink off and eye it from a distance. If the visitors have kids that is it as far as the dogs are concerend, they want to play and want to jump up. So if the kids are dressed up or don't want to play I simply hand them the feather duster. Now it might not be a feather duster your dog doesn't like but ther may be something that will work. My last dog didn't like aerosol cans or water pistols. Even when they were empty. The other thing to do is to train your visitors. Tell them not to lift their hands up, it makes the dog jump up, get them to present the back of their hand to the dog, a quick sniff and the dog is usually staisfied and walks off. I do that when meeting other dogs. I did it yesterday to a dog I thought might have bitten me. It works too. Collies are smart, one of the smartest dogs and highly trainable. So dog obedience lessons, even for an older dog, would help as it is the owner they really train. I don't think ther is one answer, try a few and then stick to one that works. Good luck.
24/08/2006 1:44:12 p.m.
Hold her paws tightly in your hands
and walk making her walk backwards fast. I did a dog husbandry and training class and the tutor did this to a dog that had the same problem. He invited the dog to jump up and did it several times the dog yelped but he assured us it did not really hurt he just didn't like it. Eventually when he invited the dog by patting his shoulders and saying come on the dog refused to jump up and the problem was solved. I hope this helps. Good luck.
27/08/2006 9:31:09 p.m.
Get guests to ignore her completely when they arrive
and you should do the same when you come home, you are the one who says hello when you are ready. Sounds a bit harsh she has to know that shes not the leader. My border collie liked to "lick/nip" people when they got really friendly with him but hes a lot better now as he hates getting ignored. Border collies are a lot of work so good luck !
26/08/2006 9:47:22 a.m.
Be firm and consistent
Just keep taking her back to the bed immediately when she gets off it. You can verbally growl at her and tell her off when she gets off, so she realises that it's bad behaviour. If she keeps on doing it, march her to a "time out" outside.<br> <br> The idea is to make remaining on her bed much more rewarding than getting off it.<br> <br> Ask your guests to ignore her when she comes to visit them uninvited, so she's not rewarded for her attention. She'll soon get the idea of what she's meant to do.<br> <br> You can also get one of your friends to come round several times in one day, pretending to visit you. This will give you lots of time to practice showing her correct behaviour, and correcting her for bad behaviour, without you having to worry about what your guests are thinking!
25/08/2006 6:20:00 p.m.
24/08/2006 12:43:58 p.m.
ILOVE MY KITTYKAT
I Love my cat, he loves my cudles, I cant stand hearing him meow for food so I always have butch petfood in the fridge=) I found him when he was a babie, starving next door so I stole him .... now hes a nice big ginger cat, my sisters cats are bigger it must be a different breed. When people come over to our house, sometimes they shooo my cat...... I growl them and tell them this is more the cats house than theirs and who do they think they are doing that, people are amazed how we treat our cat, but it has its own personality and i think thats because we love it, it loves us back.
thats his home
I would never let anyone growl at my cat or dog.This is their home and they are the guest.Keep telling them off
24/08/2006 5:37:21 p.m.
I have read somewhere that cats actually think WE belong to THEM - & the way my 3 behave - I believe it!!! I love my cats like they are people & they are soooo much more loyal and loving than alot of people.
26/08/2006 9:32:04 a.m.
i love my kittykat
s is for sweet <br> t is for tarty<br> e is for eat a lot<br> l is for loveley<br> l is for lucturey <br> a is for animal<br> <br> a
28/08/2006 4:16:10 p.m.
thanks gus what u up to
28/08/2006 4:16:57 p.m.
I love my kittykat.
Several years ago we took pity on a ferral stray cat. His recently occupied neighbourhood haunt has been demolished. We started feeding him out on the back lawn and within a reasonable time he actually had tamed himself down to where he would come to us. We had gained his trust and you could observe his barriers falling one by one. We even managed to deworm him with paste, he was leary of even a little fat after this. Once we could pick him up, it was off the the vets for his little operation. Next he was inside and feeding and then he chose to stretch out on the couch to snooze. He grew into a big cat in all ways. We named him William but we had to adopt him out as he didn't want really want to share with our other cats. Our home had become his home. Prior to his coming I used to be the one who stretched out on the couch. Yes your house is owned by the kittykats. William was found a good home on a farm by the SPCA.
27/09/2010 11:19:09 a.m.
23/08/2006 10:43:55 p.m.
Can anyone tell me how to train my six month old kitten to use the garden outside instead of coming in to use his litter box during the day. I have tried putting him outside during the day for hours on end but he makes a dive for his litter box as soon as he comes in. I am afraid to get rid of the box in case he uses a corner.
Try tipping the used litter
onto the garden where you want him to go.Then pop him there every so often. He'll get the message.Good luck.
22/08/2006 5:47:49 p.m.
Here's an idea
At least he uses the box. Try putting his box outside with him. Get him to associate being able to go outside. Slowly move the box further away from the house and towards where you want him to go. Put it next to the garden and add some 'used' kitty litter to the garden. <br> <br> Another idea would be to give him a big drink and leave him outside longer and let nature do the rest. When he comes if make sure his box isn't available and the door stays open.<br> <br> Cats are clever. He'll learn. It's just that it is too easy at the moment to use the box. He probabaly thinks that is the right thing.<br> <br> Good luck.
20/08/2006 12:12:14 a.m.
Thanks for the suggestions.I have tried putting the kitty litter in the garden. The problem with moving his litter box closer to where I want him to go is the toddlers think it is a sandpit if I don't barricade it in the corner. I am scared to take it away in case he uses the corner! I am hoping as the weather gets better he will stay out for longer and start using the garden. He has just learnt to use the cat door in the last few days
27/08/2006 9:11:23 p.m.
19/08/2006 10:07:42 p.m.
My little Buffy has gone - he died on Sunday and I am heartbroken. He was almost 17, was my best friend - you may remember his photo's - the one with the rabbit and the one needing a haircut....so cute, a peke/maltese cross. I miss him so very much - so, no more pets for me. I am elderly and couldnt face this again - just too hard. My prayer for all of you is that your pets live long and well....
I'm Sorry to hear that
Our pets mean so much to us. They bring warmth, love and light into our homes and into our hearts. Many of us have been through the same thing and thought there's no way we'd want to put ourselves through the loss and sadness again. But then we think back on the joy, love and companionship and we knpow it is worth it. <br> <br> It is a worry wondering if our pets will be loved and looked after if we pass away first. M
20/08/2006 5:23:17 p.m.
My parents were in that situation and I guarnteed them that nay pets they have would always find a home with me and the same love and attention they always had. It's the commitment we make as pet owners and animal lovers.<br> <br> Perhaps you might consider adopting an older animal from ashelter or the SPCA. Out there is probably an older pet waiting for someone to love and care for them in their final years.<br> <br> I swore I'd never get another dog after I lost my last one but I now have two more that bring me happiness, fun and joy every day. And they keep me fit.<br> <br> Think back on the companionship that Buffy brought you and the times that you shared. You desrve that again and so does another pet. Be sad but be happy too for the love and joy that you shared.<br> <br> Our thoughts are with you.
20/08/2006 5:28:29 p.m.
Are with you !!! This reminds me of our little buffy that i grew up with from a child a beautiful white poodle just like one of my dolls i will never ever forget her aged 18yrs. R I P BUFFY
18/08/2006 11:04:06 p.m.
Buffman my thoughts are with you
I am sooo sorry to hear that buffy has crossed over. Just remember that if you never came into his life he may never have got the fab life he had. I know it doesn't dull the heartache but I hope that you can smile knowing that while he was here he was totally loved by you. God bless
19/08/2006 12:55:06 p.m.
I appreciate your thoughts and replies. Maybe one day when I can think of Buffy without crying, I will consider another pet but now, it's just too hard. Being on my own doesn't help. For now, if someone could please trade with me for some sharks I need to finish my 'account' I would be grateful.!
20/08/2006 9:24:36 p.m.
bum bum bum bum bum bum you you you you you you
28/08/2006 5:56:18 p.m.
my sisster went a little sico with me and stole the computer i am deadly sorry
28/08/2006 5:57:09 p.m.
18/08/2006 10:22:08 p.m.
Dogs and Kids with Autism
Saw a short piece in the news a while ago about the benefits for kids with ASDs & dogs, wondered if anybody else has a kid with an ASD & has had breakthroughs with their kids through involvement with our beloved k9s? Our 5 year old has high functioning autism & loves our dog, but rarely interacts with him. Any suggestions welcome!
Try joining in the play with a toy
This web site has a great article on it. They say that autistic children need to connect to the animal through another object such as a stuffed toy. Sounds like they get good results.<br> <br> http://www.petplace.com/dogs/program-uses-dogs-to-help-autistic-kids/page1.aspx
23/08/2006 9:02:33 p.m.
15/08/2006 9:42:58 p.m.
Cancer in dogs
Hi there, My dog dodger was diagnosed with lymph node cancer 5 years ago and was given 3-6 months to live, and with the assistance of a great vet and about 6months worth of chemotheraphy here he is today in remission still 5 years later. Totally amayzing he is a super little dog with a big heart to go with it. He is a spaniel wire haired terrior cross and his best mate is a black cat called fluffy whom he has been with since they were puppy/kitten. While dodger was at his worst during the chemo you could count on fluffy to be curled up in his bed with him with his tail over his back comforting him, and to this day they sleep in the same bed at night curled up together both 17 years old and going strong other than a touch of arthritis which they can be forgiven at that age. Dodger features on the paw prints page, he is very cute you should check him out and if you feel he deserves your vote go for it. Dodger has been raised most of his life on butch white lable dog roll and he loves it wont eat anything else. Would love to hear from anyone else who might have a dog survival story thats similar to our dodgers.. Megan
My dog has just been diagnosed with cancer today, she's just 5. She's been given 2 months. Haven't discussed treatment yet other than surgery is not an option.
3/08/2006 1:10:51 a.m.
Cancer in Dogs
I lost my precious bitch last Nov and she was a surviver of Cancer and was operated on when she was 8yrs old and No chemo but she was a special one to me and having to put her down broke my heart.. Ursula.
3/08/2006 12:48:13 p.m.
2/08/2006 10:21:08 p.m.
Stop them chewing wire
Hi, while speaking to a friend recently about our new puppy she asked how do we stop them chewing electrical wires. I told her I rub CHILLI OIL on all the wires in the house. Most puppies will have a go at chewing a wire given the chance, but they tend to only do it once!! r.i.p puppy With the chilli oil on the wire the will sniff it first then lick it, they also only tend to do this once too, but live to wag their tail another day. i do feel bad while they're trying to rub their lips off their head, but this soon dies down.
hi jeff i just whated to say that i just went to fiji and my dog bizkit went a bit fat i wanted to ask you do you think he was faten by butch
It's probaly more due to the ammount of food that the dog was given , <br>
23/07/2006 12:58:27 a.m.
22/07/2006 7:02:46 p.m.
someone help me!
We had to get our 1 year old cat put down 2 weeks ago, and my 2yr old boy is having a real hard time accepting it. He keeps saying she is coming home from the doctor soon. Its really hard on me, coz it brings up the tears again! How can i get round this?
I don't have an answer but this web site has some good advice on how to explain death to a 2 year old.<br> http://parentcenter.babycenter.com/refcap/preschooler/praising/64608.html
21/07/2006 8:49:58 p.m.
same thing happened to my 7yr old deaf boy, he was devastated as they were inseperable, weird for a cat to enjoy being hauled about the house constantly, I got him a kitten (with one eye - special) and hes totally happy. Perhaps try a replacement.
22/07/2006 12:38:25 p.m.
I had to have our baby put to sleep a while back and my son was devastated. I planted a tree in the yard and he visits the tree and talks to his friend now. We have a lot less tearful moments and something to remember our friend by. We have a new baby now, and even tho my son plays with him he still misses the last one but getting the new baby has helped take his mind off it a bit.
24/07/2006 2:37:22 p.m.
We lost our other cat to a car a few months ago and he didnt question that?!!?
20/07/2006 9:54:11 p.m.
Thank you bj for the site to visit, will go there now. As for replacements, im not too confident. We still have 1 cat who we all love, but not a day goes by that i dred looking out the window, for the fear we will loose another. he goes up to her lil grave and kisses the stone ontop now, but is still hoping she will be back?!
1/08/2006 9:10:48 p.m.
20/07/2006 9:52:55 p.m.
i really want to get a new puppy,but my ma wont let me `cause we already have a dog wat do i do?
Your Mum must have
the patience of a saint to be a school teacher. Maybe she knows it will be left to her to look after the puppy when the novelity wears off for you. Wait a while until you are able to do everything for a puppy yourself, including paying all the bills you will get too.
1/07/2006 4:44:16 p.m.
It depends on your age, I can't see anything wrong with a dog and a pupppy, two dog's.<br> If you are capable of looking after a puppy/dog food vet bill's ect I see no problym with having a cool lill puppy maybe a friend for your dog,
25/06/2006 10:18:31 p.m.
Well depending on your age, you could get your own place? If not then i can understand soldiermums comment. the same thing has happened with my sons cat, tho he does pull his tail ocasionally!! lol nah good luck a!! let us no....
20/07/2006 9:48:33 p.m.
No luck but i will keep on trying
24/07/2006 6:17:01 p.m.
6/07/2006 10:23:55 a.m.
but my mum is a school teacher so she is always busy
28/06/2006 4:10:53 p.m.
Thanks but u try telling that to my mum but shez not that bad
26/06/2006 4:13:11 p.m.
25/06/2006 12:04:34 p.m.
Iam really so miserable tonight
Yeaterday, Wednesday, I had to have my favourite cat put down due to sudden kidney failure and he was only 4. Today, Thursday, I found out my dog will soon be totally blind in her only eye. She had the other removed just over a year ago.Sometimes life just really sucks.
your going through a rough patch, chin up.
23/06/2006 9:01:54 a.m.
23/06/2006 12:19:41 p.m.
Thank you all
for your messages. Been hugging our other two cats a lot and fussing more over my dog.Husbands dogs thinks it's neat getting extra treats as I give my dog her pills in bits of meat so the other dog gets a treat then too so he doesn't think he is missing out.
24/06/2006 11:17:01 p.m.
I know he was young
to have kidney failure as I have had old cats that had the same thing. Vet asked if he had access to anti freeze. We don't have it but I bet a neighbour that has lots of cars does.I am due to pick up my cats ashes tomorrow when I take the dog for her check. Thanks again for all your replies.
28/06/2006 5:20:55 p.m.
She only has one eye
and she can only see out of the edges of it now. Seems it won't be long before she is totally blind.
1/07/2006 4:38:43 p.m.
1/07/2006 3:45:49 p.m.
I know what it's like to have a pet ie a friend put down....<br> I try to think that they are in a happy place spending most of their time in the sunshine playing with other cats that have passed on.<br> Always warm happpy playing with their mates,<br> your cat is probally happpier than what you are,<br>
24/06/2006 11:10:55 p.m.
this may help
http://www.lovingtributes.co.nz/griefinfo.html<br> or <br> <a href="http://www.lovingtributes.co.nz/griefinfo.html<br> " target="_blank"><img src="http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c338/nzbenji/glass_sample_1.jpg" border="0" alt="Hope this helps"></a><br> <br>
24/06/2006 11:32:05 p.m.
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24/06/2006 11:35:40 p.m.
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24/06/2006 11:47:20 p.m.
I'm so sorry to hear that.
My thoughts are with you. I just gave my two dogs a cuddle and thanked my lucky stars they are healthy. Be brave, your dog still needs you and will need you even more soon. My condolences too...
23/06/2006 5:39:13 p.m.
to hear about your beloved cat my thoughts go out to you. Gosh thats young for kidney falure, my cat a few years ago had the same but was 10 & it happened so suddenly we didn't know until one morning she wouldn't have her breakfast so off down to the vet we went and they did tests we just couldn't believe it. She was fine a couple of days priar to this tragic day, i even feed her on a quality food ( iams ) Try to keep your chin up i feel for you. I know what its like to have a dog go blind as our little poodle we had that i grew up with had the same and lived to the age of 19
25/06/2006 11:22:14 p.m.
went blind and has got about the house for 5yrs, finds his food bowl, litter box, favourite sleeping sports etc without drama, hes 19 now, I kept the faith and my precious against vet advice and hes given me so much in return...
22/07/2006 12:52:50 p.m.
I have known pets that have been blind to have a really good life because their owners cared enough to continue loving them regardless. What a trail you are facing. You will have to your friends eyes for the rest of your walk together. Love costs us all so dearly. And yes life can be harsh. Be brave for your friend.
24/06/2006 6:41:22 p.m.
22/06/2006 11:59:26 p.m.
Hello all my question is everytime i leave the house my cat actually goes around the house looking for me i know this because my mum told me today i was wondering is this alright for my cat to do this?
Of course it is
she loves you, and just can't wait to see you again.
22/06/2006 6:17:55 p.m.
22/06/2006 11:17:51 p.m.
Cat's also have amazing smell and they can sense where you've been and even when you left a room. Soldiermum is right. She is looking for you, just checking that you're not cat napping in another room. Lucky you for having such a nice cat.
22/06/2006 6:44:55 p.m.
my cat destroys pot plants, ignores me for hours, occassionally pees on my clothes or shoes to punish me when I go out for what he considers too long...hes my lifes greatest joy, my precious
22/07/2006 1:07:01 p.m.
Thank You all for your answers i did forget to say that my cats a male sorry. now i dont need to worry so thank you
23/06/2006 4:28:01 p.m.
21/06/2006 4:49:00 p.m.
Butch is best.
I have been feeding my dogs Butch Rolls for approx 25 years. My last 2 girls stayed well and healthy and lived to 19 and 14 years.Both were got from the SPCA as 10 month pups. My new boy is 2.5 years and is in excellent health and has enjoyed Butch Rolls from 8 weeks old.
So whats your question. I beat you out by another 5 years of feeding butch. the company has been in existance for around 40 years. And is run by the same family now as when it started. Did you know that they actually grind up the bones and they are also in the feed. Great for their teeth and calcium levels.
24/06/2006 6:55:24 p.m.
16/06/2006 8:17:58 p.m.
can you help me?
i have just got a new kitten, we recently lost her brother. But the strange thing is where she sleeps she leaves little blood spots? her brother done it too, so does anyone no wat to do?
Fleas can kill little kittens so please check otherwise it is a vet call as it could be urinary. Next vaccination visit if it is close enough?
23/04/2006 7:24:47 p.m.
Sounds like that is caused by fleas. Check to see if she has them and try frontline or advantage to control them
23/04/2006 11:38:22 a.m.
Hi. Firstly your kitten is entitled under the animal welfare law 1999 to immediate vet care. Secondly what have you been feeding. Special kitten preparations are available. This sounds like a serious problem to me. Please get professional advice even by a phone call to a vet. Cheers
23/04/2006 9:24:57 p.m.
thank you for your comments. i thought it was due to fleas too. she is otherwise healthy, and eating wat she should be. i have rung the vet and they said it sounds strange, but so long as shes well, there shouldnt be a problem? but will take her in anyways. thanx!
30/04/2006 1:40:34 p.m.
a gamecode is wat you collect basically points with. you pick a treasure chest, corrosponding to a prize. once you have enough "points" you can claim a prize. gamecodes are on BUTCH products, rite by the barcode. hope that helps?!
30/04/2006 1:43:54 p.m.
hey can sum one tell me wat a gamecode is im new cheers<br>
25/04/2006 9:42:48 p.m.
22/04/2006 8:16:54 p.m.
Dog hunts mice
2 of my dogs are totally obsessed by mice. We live rurally so mice are a problem, no my dogs are. They are like cats, they stalk, chase, catch, eat or SUCK them, smash things out of the way to get them. They will stand for hours at a site they know has mice and watch, doing nothing. Lately they have decided to DIG up the mice. The mice seem to be around my small trees. 3 young apricot tree uprooted. I have tried using bait but when the dogs eat them they get VERY sick. What to do?
But it has become an obsession. They are stalking 20hrs a day
10/04/2006 8:33:32 a.m.
They have discovered creek rats and rabbits.
20/09/2006 9:38:36 a.m.
Maybe aversion tactics would work ..
Get one of their mice, fairly fresh, and cover it with something like curry powder or similar and make sure they get the message by getting them to hold the mouse in their mouths. Sounds 'orrible but it usually works!
26/04/2006 10:03:01 p.m.
Let them be
THey are just doing their job, this time of the year is bad or mice and rats. Lets the dogs go and hopefully they will sort the problem out.
7/04/2006 11:35:05 p.m.
6/04/2006 9:28:38 a.m.
How do I stop my new Pug pup from harassing my 6 year old Pug?
I recently purchased a Pug pup thinking he would be company for my 6 year old Pug. The new pup harasses the 6 year old dreadfully. He hangs onto her by the scruff of the neck on a regular basis, has just about drawn blood. I always check him when I see him doing it, also spray water at him from a hand held sprayer, but is there anything else that I could be doing to break the habit? They get on well other wise. Pup is 6 months old. I would appreciate any advice on the matter. I would appreciate
A big thank you
to everyone for their advice. I have been following out the suggestions and I think that he is at last starting to leave poor Huni alone. I have never had this problem before (we have had pugs for just on 40 years) so obviously have been very fortunate not to have encountered this type of behaviour before. I understand that he was the dominant pup in the litter, also he is highly intelligent, and has been very easy to train. He was neutered about three weeks ago.<br> Again many thanks to you all, I am most appreciative of the input that I have received.
22/04/2006 2:37:40 p.m.
This is fairly typical behaviour
I have 15 Pugs & my youngest was a shocker. I find it best to distract with a toy & a game with you, rather than squirting with water. Pugs need HEAPS of human attention & the more you can interact with the puppy, the less he will hassle the older Pug. He'll start the humping business next, so if you haven't had him neutered, it's about time to do so.
11/04/2006 9:54:21 p.m.
I will add
That the order of feeding, & who gets what first doesn't generally apply when dealing with Pugs. I lived with this breed for some 20 years now & have also lived with other breeds. I find the distraction method has always worked best with Pugs.
11/04/2006 10:04:42 p.m.
They do grow out of that. You need your older dog to stand up for itself. It may not if it thinks you are the boss, you will sort it out and it will get in trouble if it tries. My advice would be to treat the older dog as the alpha. Feed it first, pat it first and give it lots of attnetion too. Let the pup know his place is being determiend by you and pack leader with the older dog second and not the pup.
10/04/2006 6:13:01 p.m.
My dogs do the same. I have 3 adults and a 6month old male puppy. He is vicious to the others, hangs off legs, neck etc. The other day he had a massive cut on his throat. One of the dogs got him back. He is a bit reluctant to do it as much so your pup should grow out of it.
6/04/2006 9:10:12 a.m.
you will just have to wait till it is bout 1 and a half years old all dogs are like that when they are growing up
5/04/2006 7:24:47 p.m.
3/04/2006 8:54:10 p.m.
how to get my cat inside
how can i get my cat inside to eat at night she just dose not want to come we have tride everything e.g food going to get her and lodas of calling dose anyone know how to get her in pleas help ben
How often do you feed your cat?
A cat only needs one meal a day so just feed it when you want it to come inside. If you want to feed twice a day, just give a very small amout in the morning.All three of our cats get feed around 4.30pm but all come back later at night to be let in.They are in a lot more as the weather gets colder at nights too.
2/04/2006 11:18:29 p.m.
5 CATS INSIDE AT NIGHT
We have 5 cats I have tested them on the theory that they know the time (around about) when their meal time is. They do! Between 8 and 830 in the morning they are all present. As they are around the same age they all get the same amount to eat. Their bowls are picked up after they finish and do not go down again until 530 6pm at night. I have stuck to this rigidly and they do not go looking for more they are in their 'sleeping' places by 7pm. Guaranteed!<br> rigidly and they never fail to turn up for their nightly meal. All cats love their food and that is what brings them home!
6/04/2006 9:22:13 p.m.
There is an old saying that cats have 2 homes.<br> Looks like someone else is feeding your cat. No matter how young they are they will always come home. (unless of course as I said "someone else is feeding your cat") and there is no cure for that unless you find who it is. Good Luck :0)
9/04/2006 11:10:20 p.m.
Our cat has food in morning and about 4.30 at night(Butch of coarse)She is a very talkative cat and lets me know if she wants food. We have a container with biscuits in which we just shake and she comes running from far and wide. She only has these as a treat and not as a regular food source.You may like to try!
5/04/2006 6:34:04 p.m.
Get a pet mouse
Maybe your cat needs a greater incentive.
10/04/2006 6:09:25 p.m.
stop giving her attention unless shes inside cats love attention but will soon learn it works ive had to do it to 1 of my cats 4 his pill just ignore her when she outside mite take a few days but shell learn
2/04/2006 5:16:03 p.m.
yes but she stayed out for 3 days and we could not find her and we have tride that
8/04/2006 2:10:22 p.m.
have tirde that too
6/04/2006 6:29:46 p.m.
i have tride that
2/04/2006 7:35:09 p.m.
i have tride that
3/04/2006 9:49:58 a.m.
we have 2 cats, and they have learnt they come inside at around 9pm. we lost one a few weeks ago, so im very strict on them being inside at night. every night when they come inside, i give them some bikkies(they are a reward here!). maybe it may work 4 u?
22/04/2006 8:09:25 p.m.
you could even try getting some whiskers cravers, and when she does come in, give her some and a big cuddle?
22/04/2006 8:11:44 p.m.
how to get my cat inside.
Is your cat by any chance deaf. We had a deaf kitten years ago and he only came in when his tummy told him that it was empty. If your cat is a good hunter he may not want to come in for a night feed.
27/09/2010 11:36:08 a.m.
2/04/2006 3:16:13 p.m.
my cat comes to the bus stop and the bus stop is on a buzzy road
my cat follows us down the road to the bus stop it is a very buzzy main road dose anyone know how to stop my cat doing that please help
The cat is obviously very attached, which is great, and may be lonely or gets bored without you. But this habit is obviously not safe so you need to change it.<br> <br> Diversion could be one option - leave the cat with something far more interesting like food or toys, or treats stuffed inside toys.<br> Containment would be the easiest option - leave the cat inside with a litter tray for a few days or weeks to break the habit.<br> A deterrant could be another option - like a water gun. A harmless way to let you cat know that you don't want to be followed.<br> A barrier may help - not a fence but a dog. Get a friend to wait with a dog on a lead a few houses away and then you walk past the dog. The cat will probabaly not be so keen on following. But don't cross the road and use it as the barrier until you know for sure that you cat won't follow.<br> <br> Good luck and let us know if any of these things work.
1/04/2006 9:28:42 a.m.
Well I know how you feel....
I sometimes have the exact same problem as you.<br> I have a 5 month old kitten, who I found at the age of 1 month in a cardboard box, thin as heck and could barely move.<br> I indtantly knew there was something strange about how it was 'ME' who found this poor stranded little kitten, and had to take it home and make it better.<br> The only problem was when he did manage to get healthy again, I got abit to attached to him, his name went from Puss to Mumma's Boi and is now KoRn (hence ma sign in name) but still gets called mummas boi very often.<br> <br> Anyway getting back to your subject haha....<br> <br> Not to long ago my kitten got hit by a car, had a fractured pelvis, and a broken left femur...<br> He was taken by the lady in the front house to the vet as I wasn't home and they admitted him to the SPCA in Mangere, as soon as I found out where he was I was off trying everyway possible to raise funds to save his life, as they were planning on putting him down.<br> I would get my mum to drive me out to Mangere everyday just so I could see my little baby, and because my mum respects for my gigantic love and respect for animals she agreed to taking me out to see him everyday...<br> I told him about everything that was going to happen so he knew and it didn't come to him as a shock and that he knew I would be there for him again...<br> I payed for him to get out of the SPCA and sent to the vets for his operation, the day before they moved I went out one last time and sat down with him and said,<br> "My baby, everythings going to be ok, I promise you that now my darling. Tomorrow you gonna go to the doctors and he is going to put you to sleep for a little while and he is going to have to cut off your sore leg my darling, but don't worry you will wake up and you wont feel to much pain as he is going to give you some medicine aswell, I want you to behave for him and to take your medicine, and when you have had a nap after your medicine mum will be there waiting for you so you can come home."<br> He looked at me with his big innocent blue eyes like he understood me and like he wanted to cry with me.<br> Its been about a month now as he was only 4 months then, and everywhere I go he comes with me, I can not even have a shower to myself he has to be with me. <br> The first day he got home, me and my fiancee at the time wanted to go to the gas station and the liquor store up the road, so decided to go for a walk, this is only 3 hours after my little mumma's boi's leg had been amputated and he hopped as far as he could with us got to the neighbours driveway) then he decided to howl, he wanted me to carry him like I always use to do when he was a tiny little ball of fluff....<br> If I get in the car he jumps on in to, he is the most daring, adventurous kitten I have ever met and I love him to pieces, all animals have a gut instinct and if its good you usually have the result of them following you everywhere.<br> After KoRn did this for the first 2 weeks I rang the vet and asked what I could do about it he mainly said that my kitten was glad that I stayed faithfull to him, as the SPCA told the vet I would go there everyday just to talk to him and have our little 'cuddles' <br> But the best way to solve it is, if you go to catch the bus in the morning, get ready like usual but just before you leave get his breakfast ready and then put it down and out the door you go, it does sound mean in a way feed and run but it does help with the safety of the cat,<br> Well sorry this is a HUGE post, but I love my animals and can't help but express my feelings about them.<br> I hope this has been abit of a help :)<br>
13/04/2006 12:14:29 a.m.
1/04/2006 7:40:01 a.m.
The end of Daylight Saving, YAY! My dogs are now allowed back to the beach during the day. I can even exercise them off lead if still under control. In the Rodney District dogs are not allowed on beaches during the day, not even on a lead, during daylight saving. This is a great achievement in a region that previously had far more draconian laws. Many thanks to a local dog owners lobby group. Check out http://www.givemyfriendafairdeal.org.nz/. Well we're off to the beach.
It's Awesome Aye
Rodney District laws were aweful where dogs were concerned, least it's a little better now.
29/03/2006 8:41:47 p.m.
People make more mess than
dogs on the beach. I think dogs should be on a lead whenever people or other dogs are around and owners should ALWAYS carry a plastic bag to remove any thing their pet leaves behind. Also, any person that litters should be fined $100, then maybe they would get the message.
27/03/2006 4:49:46 p.m.
19/03/2006 1:15:58 p.m.
My German Shepherd
sadly passed away. I am after another puppy to help ease the pain of losing such a beautiful girl. Does anyone know any breeders around the manawatu area.
like you, we lost both of our much loved dogs last year (one a sheppard) and yes it's a very sad time, you miss them heaps. we now have another pup and we don't think of her as a replacement though getting her absolutely did lessen the pain. a house is not a home without a dog.
22/03/2006 4:13:33 p.m.
animals are never forgotten.
18/03/2006 9:03:21 p.m.
I got a shepherd pup a couple of weeks ago and her father comes form heisenberg kennels. A real different looking shepherd, I'll have to put a photo on paw prints.
29/04/2006 2:32:47 p.m.
Breeders are you way
Contact the GSD club your way. There are quite a few breeders down there. Having had lots of GSDs myself over 30+years and still 3 going strong at home here I totally understand you wanting to fill the void and fall in love again :)
20/03/2006 1:47:03 p.m.
Check this out
You are doing the right thing looking for a new puppy. I did the same and it works. <br> Go to www.nzkc.org.nz > Dogs and Puppies > Onlinebreeders Directory<br> or http://www.nzkc.org.nz/onlinebreeders.html<br> It is an on-line list of breeders on the NZ Kennel Club web site.<br> You may also want to consider adopting a German Shephard from the national Polics Dog Training Centre at Trentham. Google it for contact details. My neighbours did this and have a beautiful dog who was just a bit too playful to be a police dog. Good luck.
15/03/2006 6:58:06 p.m.
I totally recommend talking to Lorraine who owns Heisenberg kennels in Bulls. She has top quality dogs. Contact here through her website www.sp.co.nz/heisenberg.
20/04/2006 10:43:00 a.m.
I cant stand..
I cant stand having an animal die and getting a replacement because i am sure that the animal does not want to be replaced and forgotten<br>
18/03/2006 7:19:48 p.m.
15/03/2006 6:36:15 p.m.
How do YOU... get the attention of your cat?
My parents have cats that are diffident at best to their owners. They waltz in, ignore the humans, eat fussily, and avoid any cuddles. My cat follows me everywhere, comes to me for cuddles, talks to me (okay demands food and attention) and watches everything I do. She is my shadow when I'm at home. So why the difference? I'm not sure. I think it may be part of the 'food god mentality'. My parents leave biscuits down all day. Their cats nibble at will. My cat has to line up for her meal, wait for her Ginger Tom and she knows it comes from me. Is there a link? Can we train our cats to focus on us? Is it a matter of breed? Is it about us and not them? What do you think?
I think that's one smart cat. She is trying to cultivate a few more food providers. I wonder what would happen if you changed who fed her. We used to have a cat that would sit on the kitchen stool at 5:30pm every night and have a great conversation with whomever was getting the evening meal ready. It would end when she was fed at 6:00pm. But if you fed her earlier she'd get annoyed and finish the converstaion first.
2/03/2006 6:28:25 p.m.
Yea I reckon you could be right about the food thing. leaving biscuits out all day for them to help themselves means they dont need humans for anything. perhaps if your parents took the food away and only gave it to them morning and night, they might find the cats start paying them a lot more attention!
24/02/2006 7:37:01 p.m.
IM NOT SURE
I HAVE 5 CATS AND THEY ALL GET FED BUTCH IN THE MORNING AND AT NITE B4 I GO TO BED I ALSO LEAVE BISCUITS OUT FOR THEM TO NIBBLE ON DURING THE DAY AND THEY ALWAYS WANT ATTENTION AND CUDDLES SO I DONT THINK IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THEY LEAVE FOOD OUT FOR THE CATS AT ALL ALL CATS ARE DIFFERENT AND PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT WAYS OF TREATING ANIMALS MY CATS R MY CHILDREN SO THEY GET ALL THE ATTENTION IN THE WORLD.
1/04/2006 10:30:27 p.m.
I think its a matter of they know you feed them and they know your boss. My cat she loves attention, I am the only one that feeds her and she follows me around and is happy to see me when im away but when she wants cuddles she wont come to me. she will go to everyone else even the people that are mean to her lol.
2/03/2006 10:57:00 a.m.
16/02/2006 7:01:57 p.m.
How do YOU... stop your dog digging?
As pups my dogs were wicked diggers. The lawn was covered in craters. As they grew up they grew out of it but who wants to wait? The idea of burying their waste in the holes was not appealing. They'd get it on their feet and trot it inside, wouldn't they? My secret was to make sure they had plenty of other things to do. Lots of toys, lots of exercise and lots of attention or company. My biggest problem was new plants. They always dug them up. My answer was to get a bag of potting mix and spread it over the whole lawn. It was the smell, maybe blood and bone, that they were after. The novelty wore off quickly and now new plants can rest easy. What are your secrets for stopping the digging?
Hi Toby,<br> those are some excellent suggesations. especially the mouse trap idea. Mark Vette the animal behaviourist in Auckland used a similar technique on a dog with a sock eating fetish. Now he runs a mile when he sees a sock.
2/03/2006 8:02:22 a.m.
How to stop your dog digging
Take away his spade
2/03/2006 9:51:20 p.m.
Digging is natural for dogs especially puppies
No matter what you provide for your puppies they will always find somewhere to dig normally in all the wrong places. My puppy did exactly the same as yours digging up the lawn and new plants and bury things. So I found the best way to stop this behaviour was get a syringe of water and when you catch your dog digging aim and fire, can get them from a long way away so they dont think it is you doing it. Also get basic mousetrap and put in holes where they are digging, put some fresh dirt over it, a great deterrant. Also for holes in the lawn fill the hole up and put a rock over it seems to help. Also I have found to stop dogs bury food make sure they only get just enough to fill their bellies and take away leftovers. I find if I wait until my puppy is hungry then i give her a bone she will eat it instead of burying it. Hope that is a help. And yes my puppy has grown out of these tricks too.