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Record the dog barking, then play it back to her in the middle of the night after she’s gone to bed.

 

If she complains, you can argue that you don’t have a dog. 

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Bit of beef laced with sleeping tablets usually does the job !

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I've thought of that and many more scenarios in my head Rob but I thought if those ultrasonic devices work I don't mind spending a few quid. The dog will stop, it won't suffer any damage, she won't be any the wiser and sweetness and light will descend on Chez Brew.

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Brew , with us having 3 plus one dogs we also have a lot of barking when the bell rings or when someone passes the gate. ( usually walkers). We bought an ultrasonic object that looked like a torch.  It worked on a couple of dogs but after a while i think they got used to it and now theres only my daughters dog that seems to have reaction with it. Its worth trying.

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Jj is hopefully, dependant on the weather, going to his first puppy training/socialisation class on Sunday morning. He has already mastered sit and stay, doesn’t seem to see the point in drop and will sometimes leave if bribed with a treat. He is getting better walking properly on lead, again with treats, although he still gets a bit distracted by other people but he is improving. He comes back to whistle (and a bit of cocktail sausage) with great gusto. He is still jumping up though, he can walk on his back legs like a performing poodle, so hopefully we will be able to stop him doing that. 
I walked into the front room this morning and found him lounging on the settee. Sat next to him and had a long talk with him making it clear that is by invitation only, when his blanket is on it, not when he wants. Got lots of “puppy eyes” and at times he wouldn’t look at me but eventually he moved from the settee to my knee and I was showered with puppy kisses, puppy spit in my hair again, and a very waggy tail. He did eventually get down and I think it ended up as a draw. 
He is growing so quickly and now weighs just under 8kg, not sure how big he will be (but smaller than my two boys). It was hard at first not comparing him to them but I am now used to his “quirks” (he can’t resist a paper tissue and has learnt to take them out of my pockets), he has a big personality with a bit of attitude. 
I wasn’t sure about getting him at first and wondered if I would be able to cope with a young pup but I am glad I did now. It is just so good to see him whizzing around on the park with such a joy of life and treats! We are going into teething now with his adult teeth so once again he just wants to chew everything including your fingers, furniture, shoes etc. so the treat cupboards is filled with various chewing things and rawhide sticks besides his other treats. 
He is now the new man in my life and, although he will never replace my two beautiful boys, he definitely has a place in my heart. :wub:
 

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He sounds great SG and is there to be a good companion.  Well done for making the decision to get him.  We’re still fighting the urge to get another dog …… 

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It sounds as if he’s a lovely dog SG.  I hope the puppy training classes will be useful. 
 

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So today was Jj’s first puppy training/socialising class. I was hoping there would be other pups that he could socialise and play with. When we got there there were other people there with dogs but they were mostly adult and the 2 pups that were there were about 6 to 8 months old which was a bit of a disappointment really.
We were told to keep Jj to one side whilst the other dogs were doing walking on lead and just let him watch. The trainer told one of the owners that if her pup pulled to jerk on the lead to get him back to heel, I must admit I don’t like that we have been using treats for a Jj.

After a while she had the 2 younger dogs and us stand in the middle of the circle while the dogs came closer to us. Jj was interested in one of the dogs, Mia, and they greeted each other. The other dog was a husky, which to be honest was somewhat out of control, was also showing interest but suddenly came forward and nipped Jj so he went behind me, it then proceeded to nip my companion. By this time an Akita had joined the class which the owner was having trouble controlling and was just shouting at the dog to no effect. There was also what looked like a Rottweiler cross and the owner was asking advice on how to stop it attacking her other dog.
We were then told to go with the other “pups” with another trainer to practice walking with the jerk method after which the “pups” could be let off lead to socialise. At this point my companion and I had a discussion and decided to call it a day as we felt it would undo the progress we had made with Jj. He walks better on the lead than a lot of the adult dogs there. There was definitely no chance of him being there whilst the husky was off lead. I told the trainer what had happened and that we were not continuing as a I didn’t want Jj frightened or having another bad experience with a bigger dog. She said she understood and it would probably be better if we bought him back when he was bigger. Think that about sums it up:huh:

 

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I reckon we would do exactly the same as you SG …… I’ve always been very wary of the 3 breeds that you mention, Husky, Akita and Rottweiler, in any case and certainly wouldn’t risk a puppy with them.  Whenever I’ve seen any of those breeds out walking they seem to be in control of their owners, which isn’t a good sign.    I think you know more about dog training than a lot of these folk who profess to be experts, just do what you know you can do best. 

 

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Sounds as though the training class wasn't much of a success!  I hope Jj won't have been adversely affected by the husky's behaviour towards him.  Sounds to me like it's some of the owners who need training more than the dogs!  But I suppose that's what dog training is anyway?  

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My Stafford bitch Tye is 16 today and I've got to make the decision to have her put to sleep.... Its breaking me heart.... She has been the best to me for sixteen years and I'm going to miss her so much.... I wish she'd just go to sleep on me knee watching a good film and to never wake up.... I hate the fact its me who as to decide when she as to die... Am struggling to write this through the tears in me eyes

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My heart goes out to you. I have had to make that decision twice in the last 18 months and there are a lot of others on here who will know how you are feeling, it rips your heart to bits each time. 

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ube

so sorry to read about your staffy. It is hard i know been though it a few times, but you are doing what is right for your friend you are not letting her suffer  you will have more tears for a whlie but your tears will stop, then you will remember all the good time you had with he, you never forget.

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I, too, have been faced with this decision many times with my beloved cats. I know what you're going through.

 

A friend of 16 years who has given unswerving loyalty, love and support does not deserve to suffer pain and fear in return. Let her go, Ube. The most loyal and kindest thing you can do is to release her from the torment. Look at it from her viewpoint, not yours. You will miss her, of course you will, but the time has come. My thoughts are with you both.

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ube, Just as the previous posters have said…. I’ve been there several times, too, so I can feel your pain.  I’ll be thinking  of you today.  Just remember she is not aware of what will happen.  You are doing what is best for her and that’s what love is x

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Ube, your wonderful companion Tye will always be in your heart.  I feel for you today, it’s not an easy decision to make but as Margie has said, she won’t know what is about to happen.  

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ube, So sorry to read of the sad decision you have to make for Tye.  I have been there four times and I can imagine how you feel. My pets never experienced any pain or fear at the time of the injection, so there is nothing for you to fear. Take care and I hope you find peace when you see it is the most caring thing you can do for your friend.

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To my Nottsalgia friends, Thank you for your kindness and words of support....don't know all tears come from even the girlfriend told me to stop crying but I just can't help it. Going to miss her that's for sure. 

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Ube Im so sorry Ive only just seen your sad news . We had to put our Max down a few years ago and although we have other dogs he is still sadly missed. He really was a special dog, even the vet commented that he was the best dog that he had ever treated. 

The sorrow will get lighter but the memories will stay with you for life.

 

 

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Driving up 'Piccadilly'' Bulwell this morning,,,saw a cat standing in the middle of the road.....with cars parked either side of the road i couldn't drive past.........when i obviously stopped..the Cat decided to lay down still in the road.....so got out to move it and it shot under my car.......i was on 'Hands and Knees'' looking for it........cars now Queuing up in front and behind...

                 Luckily they all found it funny......eventually the cat came out from under me car...gave me a dirty luck and toddled off.......:Shock:

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Ube - thinking of you.  Crying is good - it releases all the worry and tension you’d been feeling about your poorly dog.x

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