a reply to: Raxoxane
Sneaky is the word.
Dogs are natural scavengers and will eat almost everything if they are allowed to.
The most important thing as a dog owner is to let them know who the head of the pack is.... YOU...
Unfortunately my first post on this thread was misunderstood by one member because of the way I typed my response.
Each dog (as us humans) has his/her own personality and will react in the way that he/she wishes to do so...
For those that have dogs it is very easy to distinguish inividual behaviour and learn to live and train each individual animal as per the pack
However and as a veterinary surgeon specialised in animal behaviour for over 30 years now... I always find it difficult to understand how someone can
just leave their animals with someone who is not used to having "said animal" 24/24 and 7 out of 7 days and expect them to understand 100 per cent
each individual animals behaviour.
Each and every animal is different.
For example, here is my "tribe" SORRY IF YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR HEAD TO THE SIDE AS I AM CRAP AT EDITING PICS AND AND DONT HAVE TIME RIGHT NOW :
Top of the pic : Our lab Noa who is now 8 months old : A Greedy little sod and very jealous (in the middle of pup training right now), he is being
followed closely for a suspected knee dysplasia (IRM in 15 days).
He is a good dog but will eat his arse out if digested food was coming out of it and also likes to clean out the cat litter or cat poo that has been
Give him a hand right now and he will take two legs (normal for his age...)
Bottom of the pic : Calamine : Our 9 year old EX Laboratory beagle (my second) who only thinks about eating her arse out too and knocking the bins
(trash cans) over and ripping the guts out of any bin bag that has anything worth eatable... As well as any cat eggs lying around that have not been
She has already jumped upon the table at Christmas and has knacked 2 Turkeys that took hours to cook!
She is a fugitive and will dig her way out of a nuclear bunker! That's beagles for you folks...!
This is Scooby Doo : 14 year old cross bredf Lab/Spaniel and MY sofa pooch when the missus is not around as normally the dogs are not allowed on the
sofa... BUT he is 14 so is allowed a little freeway... "cough"
He has never hit a bin (trashcan) but will hoover up anything that falls off the table and occasionaly his tongue "accidently" slips out of his mouth
to slurp whatever crumbs are available on the coffee table.
He is spoilt rotten and knows how to play around with my feelings and does it good too.
He is snoring/farting his head off right now in front of the patio window next to my desk whilst the 3 other dogs are pretending to look cold with
their big brown sad doggy eyes and want to come in too on the other side of the window.
They all get to come into the house during the day or evening but each and everyone their time...)
Last but not at all the very least, JEDI :
Our 4 year old Belgium Malinois Shep with his broken ear :
I have had (we /he / I)) so much fun during training... The most intelligent dog I have ever had the honour to welcome into our family.
He listens, obeys and understands everything that myself, my wife or my son commands...
All 4 dogs have their own personality and have to be fed and considered in different ways and methods.
All of us here at home (humans and dogs) understand "dog talk"... NO harsh words, just eye contact and visible body language and everything is hunky
However and as I said early on in my post, NOT everyone is capable of each and every dogs (or even cats) needs.
It is very easy to trust people that we know with our animals who are also family members but those people (including in-laws and even us veterinary
surgeons) do not live with them 24/24, 7/7 and do not know every single thing that said animal is used to.
I can understand that Vasa is upset with his in-laws but at the same time I can also understand that his in-laws don't live with Vasas dog every
Looking forward to hearing that Rips make it... I have a good feeling that he will.
edit on 29-12-2017 by Lagomorphe because: Crap spelling as in a hurry