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Forum: Diet & Nutrition   05-17-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Lilylongshanks
lol - sorry but this really made me chuckle. I'm...

lol - sorry but this really made me chuckle. I'm afraid I can't help tho - our 9month old gsd competes with my husband on the chemical warfare front. This house is freezing cos the windows are always...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition   05-17-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Unhappy Truffle hunting Dog - please help

Our 9 month old WGSD Otis just loves cat poo. :(It's a truly disgusting habit and the stuff gets stuck between his teeth - horrible smell and I guess it's not great for his dental and general health....
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find)   04-30-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Just seen your question about collars which you...

Just seen your question about collars which you have probably resolved in the past 6 weeks, but here's my reply for what it's worth. We had to get Otis a head collar at 7 months just to avoid being...
Forum: Health Issues   04-30-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Does bigger mean health problems?

Otis is almost 9 months old and was weighed at the vets today. He came in a at 40 kilos (88lbs in old money). He measures 27 in at the shoulder and our vet has told us to expect another couple of...
Forum: Ears Up??????   04-20-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Otis was 20 weeks before even one ear stood up,...

Otis was 20 weeks before even one ear stood up, then we had all varieties of up, down, teepee, flat for a couple of months. His ears are loud & proud now at 8 months. I wouldn't worry just yet.
Forum: Diet & Nutrition   04-20-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Crickey this must be a really boring question....

Crickey this must be a really boring question. I'm off to the pet food shop now and will go with my own instincts.
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   04-20-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,031
Posted By Lilylongshanks
I'm with you on this one. We decided not to crate...

I'm with you on this one. We decided not to crate Otis. When we are out he is restricted to the kitchen, which is a large room with plenty of light, shared with 2 cats. Ok, so toilet training...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition   04-20-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Moving up from LBP food

Otis is fed on Orijen LBP and has done very nicely on it once we got over 4 weeks of the inevitable runny poo.
He is a healthy dog, full of life and enthusiasm, with a beautiful coat.
However, the...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find)   02-26-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,183
Posted By Lilylongshanks
We're about to try a Dogmatic head collar which...

We're about to try a Dogmatic head collar which has been recommended by several GSD owners at our local training club. It's quite costly but apparently very effective and doesn't slip up over the...
Forum: Ears Up??????   02-24-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 58,933
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Love this - its exactly what mine does. Ears flat...

Love this - its exactly what mine does. Ears flat down and whole body wagging. It's sooooo appealing :p
Forum: Ears Up??????   02-24-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 58,933
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Otis had completely floppy ears until 18 weeks...

Otis had completely floppy ears until 18 weeks when they started going up and down. The furry hat comb over stage lasted about a fortnight, and by 23 weeks they were properly up. If his ears had...
Forum: Take a Poll   02-24-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 43,712
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Definitely more moggy than doggy:)

Definitely more moggy than doggy:)
Forum: Take a Poll   02-24-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 43,712
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Staffordshire Bull Terriers. They're something of...

Staffordshire Bull Terriers. They're something of a Chav status dog around here. Everyone says they are great dogs with a good owner - unfortunately I've yet to meet one with a good owner. The rescue...
Forum: Weekly Discussion Topics   02-23-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 51,594
Posted By Lilylongshanks
On being introduced to Otis (WGSD) "That's a very...

On being introduced to Otis (WGSD) "That's a very black name for a very white dog"

And I thought Otis was a German name :)
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat   02-23-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Hi from Birmingham UK

Hi everyone. I wanted to introduce myself after several months of lurking and getting loads of great info from this forum.

My GSD is Otis, a 6 month old white who joined our family 4 months ago....
Forum: Development & Socialization   02-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 90,443
Posted By Lilylongshanks
Otis is 33 kilos at 6 months - that's around 73...

Otis is 33 kilos at 6 months - that's around 73 lb. I think he's going to be quite a big boy.
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