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by Robert Lockwood
23 Dec 2015, 13:46
Forum: BARF or raw feeding
Topic: Meaty mice anyone??
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Meaty mice anyone??

I've taken delivery of 'The Dogs Butcher' complete minces and I can confirm the one I'm defrosting at the moment (ox mince with chicken 80% meat 10 % bone 10% offal ) is very chunky and taking forever to defrost which usually means there's no added or excess water....the other mixes look just as chu...
by Robert Lockwood
21 Dec 2015, 17:58
Forum: BARF or raw feeding
Topic: Meaty mice anyone??
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Meaty mice anyone??

I've been looking to add variety to our dogs diet ( we feed Natural instinct) and I was led to a company called The Dogs Butcher and they do completes in various flavours and it does look chunky in consistency... they are in the South west and they have resellers all over ....I noticed that you're i...
by Robert Lockwood
08 Nov 2015, 11:26
Forum: BARF or raw feeding
Topic: Where do we start?
Replies: 20
Views: 2853

Re: Where do we start?

Nadia, if you are uncertain of which foods to order there is a shop called Fetch on King Lane Alwoodley that has all the N.i foods and treats stocked in a branded freezer that way you can buy and try more flavours as and when to start.... I would stick to the more basic chicken or turkey varieties t...
by Robert Lockwood
29 Jul 2015, 19:24
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Eyebrow dilemma
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Eyebrow dilemma

I would try to 'comb' it out with a fine stripping knife or rub it with a grooming stone 1st ? ...I guess you may lose some hair either way but worth a try before cutting.
by Robert Lockwood
05 Jul 2015, 14:07
Forum: Puppy Care
Topic: Best insurance?
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Best insurance?

Our dogs are all on Pet Plan classic policies we have 2 on the 4k and 1 on 7k ( he does more travelling and comes into contact with more dogs) and we more or lesspay the same as you have been quoted give and take a few pence.... they are more expensive than some but solely deal with pet insurance an...
by Robert Lockwood
30 Jun 2015, 16:28
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Clipper advice
Replies: 20
Views: 1361

Re: Clipper advice

Those little trimmers look great for pads and inside ears.... Sorry for the confusion re clipper/trimmer.... I'd class the bigger ones as trimmer too prefering to do full clips with my Wahl Km5's .... That's just me trying to keep the adjustable blade in good nick for trimming as I was forewarned th...
by Robert Lockwood
28 Jun 2015, 22:33
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Clipper advice
Replies: 20
Views: 1361

Re: Clipper advice

No they aren't cheap but your pro groomers use them and they will last you years ( as long as you don't drop them :-o ) I think the saying 'Buy quality buy once' was made up especially for grooming kit ! ;)
by Robert Lockwood
27 Jun 2015, 20:25
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Clipper advice
Replies: 20
Views: 1361

Re: Clipper advice

If you're not planning on clipping Lolah's jacket I would get trimmers instead of A5 blade clippers.... The models to look at would be Moser Arco or Wahl Bravura....the Bravura are a newer model but both use the same adjustable blade (9-40/ 2mm-0.5mm) that would cover all the areas you're looking to...
by Robert Lockwood
13 Jun 2015, 22:06
Forum: BARF or raw feeding
Topic: Raw feeding alternatives.
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: Raw feeding alternatives.

We feed Natural Instinct but recently noticed the local farm shop were stocking 'Raw Menu' which is very similar to N.i and Nutriment so we bought 10or so mixed 500g trays for ours to try.... It has a more natural look to it but the big difference is the smell which is more of the vegetables than ra...
by Robert Lockwood
30 Apr 2015, 19:53
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Need to find a Groomer
Replies: 47
Views: 16328

Re: Need to find a Groomer

Hello Pixiehannah, I've done a bit of showing over the past 18 months and initially I got lots of help from my groomer who himself has shown minis ....The family in Cambourne are very well known and highly respected and maybe too far to go to on a regular basis but it would maybe be a good idea to v...
by Robert Lockwood
27 Apr 2015, 21:44
Forum: Grooming
Topic: blade sharpeners
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: blade sharpeners

A week isn't such a long time, the best sharpeners get very busy.... I know that lots use a company called 2Sharpen in Scotland....easy to find via google.
by Robert Lockwood
25 Mar 2015, 21:02
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: Dog World Interview with Breeder of the Moment
Replies: 35
Views: 2982

Re: Dog World Interview with Breeder of the Moment

It would all depend on how you 'define' farmer ?
..... If his main income was rearing sheep to sell for money he would be a farmer.... The remit fits for me :(
by Robert Lockwood
23 Mar 2015, 07:37
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Ready for first strip?
Replies: 23
Views: 2210

Re: Ready for first strip?

Natalie, you could possibly try ringing Bishop Burton college up and offering Frieda as a 'model' ...the guy mentioned before from Leeds teaches dog grooming at the college a couple of days a week and I know handstripped dogs there are at a premium and perhaps they could show you the basics of cardi...
by Robert Lockwood
22 Mar 2015, 00:13
Forum: Grooming
Topic: I am going to groom all my boys now!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1338

Re: I am going to groom all my boys now!!!!

Glad you've taken the plunge , it gets easier each time and you can do bits as and when you like.... I often stretch out grooms now on Monty and Maisie by just doing ears , neck, cheeks and bum as a put me by until the next full groom. You've bought good equipment too which helps.
by Robert Lockwood
19 Mar 2015, 18:19
Forum: Grooming
Topic: My mini won't have his front legs groomed
Replies: 14
Views: 752

Re: My mini won't have his front legs groomed

Lift one leg up and then comb the standing leg.... He won't be able to lift it out of the way as he is balancing on it.....