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by mikegoodson1
20 Feb 2019, 19:37
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Dominance
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Dominance

More experienced owners will offer you better constructive observations but for me (as an owner of two Schnauzers now and a mixed breed dog when I was in my teens), I don't agree with this approach at all. This person is basically advising you to scare your dog half to death before you feed it or pl...
by mikegoodson1
20 Feb 2019, 19:25
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Trainers suggestions regarding Jasper's biting
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Trainers suggestions regarding Jasper's biting

More experienced owners will offer you better constructive observations but for me (as an owner of two Schnauzers now and a mixed breed dog when I was in my teens), I don't agree with this approach at all. This person is basically advising you to scare your dog half to death before you feed it or pl...
by mikegoodson1
20 Feb 2019, 19:08
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from a new member!
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Hi from a new member!

Welcome Amanda - Bertie is very handsome :)
by mikegoodson1
20 Feb 2019, 09:19
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Size
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Size

Hi Rachel I have two miniature Schnauzers; Oscar and Sasha. When Sasha was 11 weeks old, she weighed 2.9kg - at 9 weeks old she was 2.3kg - now at nearly 18 months old, Sasha is 8.5kg. Sasha at 11 weeks: https://i.postimg.cc/XZ616djV/11-weeks-old.jpg Sasha now (with Oscar): https://i.postimg.cc/cv08...
by mikegoodson1
20 Feb 2019, 08:43
Forum: Standard Schnauzers
Topic: Bringing home our first standard pup!!! Need your feedback!
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Bringing home our first standard pup!!! Need your feedback!

Hi Daniel Great choice of breed, the Schnauzer is a stunning/intelligent/loyal/stubborn dog :D Clip or Strip? We have our Schnauzers clipped BUT if you have the time/inclination I would strip. With clipping you lose the colour of the dog after a couple of years plus I believe stripping is better for...
by mikegoodson1
19 Feb 2019, 12:39
Forum: New Members
Topic: New Member: Our Puppy Arrives In 3 Weeks
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: New Member: Our Puppy Arrives In 3 Weeks

Hi Emma, thanks so much for the update.

After seeing how lovely Monty looks, I'm sold, I need a white mini Schnauzer to add to my family :D
by mikegoodson1
19 Feb 2019, 11:38
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Dominance
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Dominance

Hi, I'm not a dog trainer/breeder or behaviourist just a dog owner like you, who doesn't treat his dogs as dogs per se but as extended family. Saying that, I have always laid down the law with them both (using positive reinforcement) and they know I am pack leader. They were both taken to puppy soci...
by mikegoodson1
19 Feb 2019, 08:00
Forum: Healthcare and Welfare
Topic: Barney has kidney failure Again
Replies: 37
Views: 776

Re: Barney has kidney failure Again

Barney, it sounds like you are a real fighter, so keep fighting matey. Sending you positive thoughts from Mike, Oscar and Sasha.
by mikegoodson1
17 Feb 2019, 10:05
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: Unusual sleeping positions
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Unusual sleeping positions

Oh my word, what a small space for him. He may have been concerned that he would make the beautiful clean carpet and rug dirty :D

Bless him, he must he happy there though :)
by mikegoodson1
17 Feb 2019, 09:51
Forum: New Members
Topic: New Member: Our Puppy Arrives In 3 Weeks
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: New Member: Our Puppy Arrives In 3 Weeks

Hi Emma Monty is beautiful and what an exciting time for you. I always say this (so others may be bored with me saying it) but make sure you take plenty of pictures and videos. This is such a great time for them to explore their new home and garden, so follow him around with the phone so you can sna...
by mikegoodson1
15 Feb 2019, 19:11
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi I'm a new member and new schnauzer Mum,
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Hi I'm a new member and new schnauzer Mum,

Welcome Susan, my word, Mitzi looks adorable :)
by mikegoodson1
15 Feb 2019, 19:09
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: No reason..
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: No reason..

Thank you all for your comments and Julie, as you probably guessed, that's my OCD-like tidiness coming through :D
by mikegoodson1
15 Feb 2019, 15:54
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: No reason..
Replies: 4
Views: 91

No reason..

No real reason to post this but just thought I would upload an updated picture of Sasha and Oscar, after a trip to the groomers yesterday for a spruce-up.

Image
by mikegoodson1
15 Feb 2019, 15:11
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Running away from harness
Replies: 24
Views: 1301

Re: Running away from harness

That's funny Leigh, Oscar sometimes runs away when it's walk time and I have to chase him around the lounge just to put his collar on. He obviously loves his walks but maybe I will drop the word "walk" and also get him to sit, so I can put the collar on him. He also hates wearing any sort of jacket/...
by mikegoodson1
13 Feb 2019, 11:17
Forum: New Members
Topic: New Member: Gracie's Mom
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: New Member: Gracie's Mom

Welcome to you and Gracie, we would love to see some pictures of her :)