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by zeta1454
20 Feb 2019, 07:24
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Dominance
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Dominance

Have you raised your concerns about Jasper with your vet? The two primary reasons why a dog bites are pain and fear. Unless you have had Jasper checked at the vet, there is a possibility he has a health issue that is causing pain even though you may be unaware he has a problem...it may even be a bra...
by zeta1454
19 Feb 2019, 14:21
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Dominance
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Dominance

I agree with the advice above that you need to get a professional behaviourist to assess Jasper rather than a trainer. Unfortunately there are many trainers who use outdated methods which can actually have a negative effect on a dog and make a difficult situation worse. The "dominance" theory is a v...
by zeta1454
18 Feb 2019, 19:52
Forum: Healthcare and Welfare
Topic: Barney has kidney failure Again
Replies: 37
Views: 776

Re: Barney has kidney failure Again

Sorry to hear about the kidney function figures but good that Barney seems fine in himself. Great news that you can do so much more for him at home too - it will keep him happy and less stressed I am sure. Try to put the figures out of your mind if you can and enjoy every moment with Barney. Thinkin...
by zeta1454
18 Feb 2019, 08:54
Forum: Breeding
Topic: SS Puppy wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: SS Puppy wanted

Hi Matt & family and welcome to the Forum :-) Do vet any breeders recommended by private message very carefully to avoid disreputable breeders / dealers and fully research any litter that you are advised of privately. Do have a look at the relevant topics in the Puppy and the Breeding sections of th...
by zeta1454
16 Feb 2019, 16:41
Forum: Healthcare and Welfare
Topic: Recent Study of Miniature Schnauzer Health
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Recent Study of Miniature Schnauzer Health

A recent study has been published on the health of purebred dogs based on analysis of veterinary records for dogs attending surgeries in the UK during 2013 and this link is to the analysis for Miniature Schnauzers: https://cgejournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s40575-019-0069-0 Although som...
by zeta1454
16 Feb 2019, 16:20
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 to the Forum :-)
by zeta1454
15 Feb 2019, 17:54
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: No reason..
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: No reason..

They look lovely - and proud of their smart look too :-)
by zeta1454
15 Feb 2019, 14:46
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Running away from harness
Replies: 24
Views: 1300

Re: Running away from harness

It may not just be the harness, as I remember with our first minis going through this stage of them running away to hide when we were getting them ready for a walk and, at that time, we were not using harnesses. I could never understand why their breeder said you had to be careful not to say the wor...
by zeta1454
12 Feb 2019, 17:16
Forum: Products and Places
Topic: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs

I think you are right that you can worry too much and I guess as a newbie dog owner, I apply human emotions/logic to my dog situation, where as they probably think about things on a completely different level; it's my guilt I wrestle with, they probably don't give it a thought :) Like you said, act...
by zeta1454
12 Feb 2019, 11:25
Forum: Products and Places
Topic: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs

Leigh, One question I have to ask is how do you split your time between them, in terms of affection/play etc? When we got Oscar, he was on his own for two years and so had my/our undivided attention, I found it tough when Sasha came along to try and ensure they both had the same amount of special t...
by zeta1454
12 Feb 2019, 10:54
Forum: Products and Places
Topic: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs

She is adorable Leigh. I don't really understand why they aren't more popular :-\ I am going on Utility/Toy day so might go and have a look at the affens, although I generally fall in love with every dog I see at the show :) Thank you Julie :) Affenpinschers are a rare breed in the UK and I think m...
by zeta1454
11 Feb 2019, 18:55
Forum: Products and Places
Topic: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs

Thank you Julie :-) Judith will be showing our youngest affen, Phoebe, at Crufts this year. Some of the others had qualified but with the journey and the long day at the show it is better for them to stay overnight at a hotel so easier to take just one while I am home with the rest of the family. Th...
by zeta1454
11 Feb 2019, 17:02
Forum: Products and Places
Topic: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs

Yes, Christine - eleven dogs (3 mini schnauzers and 8 affenpinschers). Sometimes we have dogs which we have bred over the years returning here for holidays when their families are abroad and the number can go up - we had 15 (4 extra schnauzers) for a short while last year. They are all small dogs th...
by zeta1454
11 Feb 2019, 13:17
Forum: Products and Places
Topic: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs

Christine - look forward to hearing about your holiday in June. It should be warmer weather than we had :)) Julie - you would not believe how much we managed to pack in the car and about 99% for the dogs of course. We had the minimum of clothes for us in two carrier bags. We are pretty well organise...
by zeta1454
10 Feb 2019, 17:38
Forum: Products and Places
Topic: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Holiday in Norfolk with our dogs

And a few more :-) The cottage: https://i.postimg.cc/ftkh64pv/IMG-2728.jpg Enjoying a snooze in the sunny conservatory :-) https://i.postimg.cc/xNHB29RL/IMG-2761.jpg Pip: https://i.postimg.cc/dhBP3tKB/IMG-2852.jpg Pip and Trilby: https://i.postimg.cc/WtJBr7vt/IMG-2862.jpg Magic: https://i.postimg.cc...