General Discussion: The "What pets are you rocking at the moment thread!"


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Goldie
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4739 posts since 17/10/07

3 Nov 2019 14:27
Lovely looking dog Rira
eazypz
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3218 posts since 16/4/10

3 Nov 2019 15:07
Advice on where to buy a dog from and what to look out for?

Heard horror stories of breeding farms.
Goldie
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4739 posts since 17/10/07

3 Nov 2019 18:52
If you know what breed you want then search for a facebook dedicated page for that breed and ask on there for reputable breeders
eazypz
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3218 posts since 16/4/10

3 Nov 2019 19:29
Don’t have Facebook/Instagram.

Am after a french bulldog, if anyone knows any reputable breeders.
mike-hunt
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95 posts since 6/5/11

3 Nov 2019 19:48
Contact the kennel club, they will have a list of reputable breeders.
CArlW
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107 posts since 21/2/10

posted 4 Nov 2019 07:14, edited 4 Nov 2019 07:14
Thanks for the kind words guys

I was directed to this site when I got Kobe

https://www.champdogs.co.uk/breeds/french-bulldog/puppies
CArlW
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107 posts since 21/2/10

27 Nov 2019 13:00
earning his keep today photographing furniture


eazypz
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3218 posts since 16/4/10

20 Jan 2020 07:17
Any decent guides online on how to train a dog?
Toilet training, listening to commands, walking off leash etc

Picking up a pup on Wednesday
swede
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8995 posts since 21/3/09

posted 20 Jan 2020 08:36, edited 20 Jan 2020 08:36
CarlW is that other dog called Margot? If so I know your housemate

edit: just seen she's put the same photo on her instagram Smiling
Rirawin
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9393 posts since 17/7/05

posted 20 Jan 2020 09:29, edited 20 Jan 2020 09:29
eazypz wrote: Any decent guides online on how to train a dog?
Toilet training, listening to commands, walking off leash etc

Picking up a pup on Wednesday

Highly recommend The Dog Listener:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dog-Listener-Jan-Fennell/dp/0006532365/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2SMCJYIYKHGVZ&keywords;=the+dog+listener&qid;=1579512654&sprefix;=the+dog+listener%2Caps%2C151&sr;=8-1

The book was recommended to us by the rescue charity when we adopted our dog and is praised by a a lot of owners (missus is part of the rescue charity Facebook group) that have said it's made the biggest impact on their relationships with their dogs. The techniques may appear cold to some, but if you've read anything or know anything about "wolf packs" it makes a lot of sense. Dogs are animals, they're not humans, so why should we try and treat them like one?
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

20 Jan 2020 09:42
eazypz wrote: Any decent guides online on how to train a dog?
Toilet training, listening to commands, walking off leash etc

Picking up a pup on Wednesday

We took our pup to puppy classes and also had the trainer come out for a couple of 121 sessions in our house so she could see the environment and tell us the best way to train the dog based on the principles she taught in class too.

Was about £50-60 per hour or so per session and she done a write up with training etc on it - by far the best thing we done with her as she was trained properly within a couple of months.
Rirawin
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9393 posts since 17/7/05

20 Jan 2020 10:31
Yeah 1-2-1 sessions with dog trainers is another good shout. We had 1-2-1 consultations, plus signed up for 6 weeks of evening puppy classes at a nearby events hall Laughing out loud
eazypz
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3218 posts since 16/4/10

20 Jan 2020 10:54
Cheers lads, will probably do the same. Have found a couple of local trainers I’ll give a buzz shortly.

Pic of said pup

NigelBenn
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4280 posts since 6/2/08

20 Jan 2020 13:15
Lovely
Sumbeam
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881 posts since 27/1/11

20 Jan 2020 14:11
What’s his name? He’s lovely
Davinho
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2291 posts since 2/12/08

20 Jan 2020 19:19
eazypz wrote: Any decent guides online on how to train a dog?
Toilet training, listening to commands, walking off leash

Well cute.
Good luck with this, frenchies are stubborn little shits Laughing out loud
Murakami
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13324 posts since 9/5/05

20 Jan 2020 20:41
Picked up dog #3 last week , she’s a monster
mod*
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7043 posts since 25/3/04

20 Jan 2020 20:47
He’s awesome Eazy. But yeah training Frenchies, good luck!! Biggest ears, worst listeners.. They’re amazing all round dogs none the less. We’ve got 3 in the family now.
Sumbeam
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881 posts since 27/1/11

20 Jan 2020 20:56
Couldn’t agree more in regards to Frenchies - lovely dogs but so stubborn.
I’ve got one, would love to get another. He’s 3 now though, so don’t know how well he’d take to another in the house.
Did you get all 3 together, Mod?
eazypz
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3218 posts since 16/4/10

21 Jan 2020 11:00
Cheers guys, picking him up tomorrow.
Haven’t named him yet, although Dexter and Miso are strong contenders.

I’ve heard they can be stubborn, all part of the charm I guess.

He’ll be 9 weeks when I get him, does someone need to be home with him 24/7 for the first 2 weeks?
My mrs is adamant this is the case, but I’ve read they sleep more than 14 hours a day at this age and can be left, although not for long periods of time.

Mrs works from home 3 days a week so there will be 2 days potentially he’ll be by himself for a while, although I’m sure I can stay home those days and work the weekend when she’s off.

Any advice on this? Obviously want what’s best for the dogs well being.