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pet insurance for this one has been one of the best decisions we made. We would have spent a small fortune or had to make an awful decision otherwise.

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All of the above.

My gf was faced with that sort of choice a couple of years ago when her cat was run over. He had a badly broken back leg which needed a titanium rod implanting, otherwise it would be the end for him. 2-and-a-half grand vet billโ€ฆ she obviously paid the money but the loan is still being paid for now

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Yeah, Iโ€™ve got a greyhound!

I think itโ€™s just a mix of breed trait and because he was a racer, but Murphy has very little recall when heโ€™s off a lead. He knows he is being called (he does little looks back) but decides he doesnโ€™t want/need to hear. Iโ€™m lucky to be able to take him to a friendโ€™s farm to have a run in one of their enclosed fields.

You can always find fields for hire by the hour if you want them to have a good run, maybe with other hounds.

Most hounds (greys, lurchers, whippets) get dead excited to see each other, so we have a WhatsApp group round here for joint walks and will hire fields if lockdown eventually ends. But i wouldnโ€™t say they need regular runs to stay fit, itโ€™s just something they enjoy.

Tbh though, there are quite a few greyhounds round here and only a few of them go off lead at the park. A couple of those have owners who are just happy to leg it after them

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Murphy has been pretending he doesnโ€™t like the caterpillar for weeks, but today I found him cuddled up with it.

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@Epimer

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Anyone got any tips for Copraphagia? eating their own poo

Hurley does it all the time so we have to be really quick getting it and sometimes he bites us

When will my husband return from the war?

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Is Hurley a pup? I think it tends to be a phase they can go through.

Scout is very much inclined to pick up everything (so much trash on the walks we take him on unfortunately) and from 3 to 4 months would go for other dogs poo. Made him ill a couple of times. The savior was we did manage to teach him โ€˜dropโ€™ very young so as long as we saw him in time it was ok. Heโ€™s 5 months old now and fingers crossed hasnโ€™t gone for poo in a month or so.

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Really donโ€™t want our dog jumping onto the sofa. Any tips?

Yeah heโ€™s only 4 months so hopefully he grows out of it. Iโ€™ll try and increase leave & drop training too. Thanks for your help :slight_smile:

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struggle to stop them for a bit, and then give up is the best I can offer. In our house it went something like this: โ€œdonโ€™t let her up on the sofaโ€ to โ€œdonโ€™t let her up on the nice sofaโ€ to โ€œif she goes on the sofa try to put a blanket down firstโ€ to โ€œoh sheโ€™s on the sofa againโ€ to โ€œhere girl (pats cushion), come and sit on the sofa with meโ€

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You know the rule in this thread: pics first and then you get tips.

(lots of perseverance and rewards for when they sit/lay nicely on the floor I guess)

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Oh come on, youโ€™re never going to get her to stay on the floor with those spaniel eyes :pleading_face:

But good luck?

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Lol she looks possessed in that photo!

Hello dog thread, long time first time etc. Hereโ€™s Leo sitting in his favourite place in the kitchen.

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Winnie enjoying todayโ€™s sunshine. Six months now - still a little monkey!

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I love that Sascha always lies in bed with his head against the pillow like a human :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Weโ€™d probably look very odd sleeping side by side to an observer but hopefully nobody is watchingโ€ฆ

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With the kids and missus back at school/work next Monday weโ€™ve tried out our new routine at home which is to have Connie in my office in the morning, hopefully asleep, from 9-12. Sheโ€™s made it to 11:37 and still going well. Hopefully a decent walk in the morning will mean she sleeps until lunchtime at 12ish. My wife is back from work just before 1 and then can take over. She settles and sleeps well when itโ€™s quiet but she knows youโ€™re there. A bit of a struggle to leave her alone in the house for more than 90 mins, she seems to wake up and then start barking because sheโ€™s alone. Hopefully sheโ€™ll get over this for the occasional few hours where we might all be out.

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