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12th Aug 2007, 13:21   | tags:,,,

540air says:

Neat looking blue rinse Phyllis ;) Like the colour, looks cool.

12th Aug 2007, 15:34

Viv says:

a calmer final effect!

12th Aug 2007, 17:11

Mandy. says:

you should make it darker! (link)

12th Aug 2007, 21:38

Puddlepuff says:

Smurfy!

12th Aug 2007, 21:41

hildegard says:

Lovely to see Wesley submitting so nicely to Lemmy. ;)

13th Aug 2007, 16:13

mat says:

Indeed. Lemmy likes to sit atop Wes, give the chance. However, not so nice this morning. There was an accidental stomping incident, left Lemmy crying and limping and me extremely angry at the lurcher. I'm afraid I was rather rough with putting him away, but then I was cross - he needs to learn some more control, that dog.

13th Aug 2007, 16:17

seaneeboy says:

Mmm, it's a difficult balance to find isn't it. Have you started any training with Lemmy yet? or waiting for him to get a little bigger/less boundy-puppylike?

13th Aug 2007, 16:28

mat says:

He's halfway through a puppy course, which includes basic training as well as socialisation. I'd like to get him to advanced obedience later on though - a well-trained dog is good for both me and him. Sit, lie down, come here, leave it, wait and take it are commands I know he knows, but he doesn't always respond to.

13th Aug 2007, 16:37

seaneeboy says:

That's great - am i right in thinking one of the reasons for choosing that breed was for the obedience/training ability?

13th Aug 2007, 16:41

hildegard says:

Wes is a hound - that means obedience training just about every day, for life. They're hard to train for anything but coursing in the first place & easily slip into what's known in the palare as "lost training". They're usually greedy as hell though, so basic clicker/treat approaches often work well...

If he turns out to be a Trouble, his owner will just have to take the police dog approach - Wesley's with him all day & has no food bowl, receiving all his daily nutrition as kibbled behavioural rewards, straight from his beloved's hand. Hardcore but it works. Though he may still ignore everyone else. ;)

13th Aug 2007, 17:05

mat says:

Wes doesn't seem to respond to food so much, or his clicker. He tends to have food lying around all day too, whereas Lemmy gets a 5 min window in which to snarf down each meal (not that he needs 5 min, more like 1!). Meh. Wes isn't my dog.

Lemmy is getting fairly well conditioned to the clicker now, so much so he tends to lick/sniff at that rather than the treats in my pocket next to it. I need to get a copy of Don't Shoot The Dog, I think.

13th Aug 2007, 17:29

seainasieve says:

Why doesn't anyone tell me directly about any perceived problems with Wesley rather than me finding out on the internet?

10th Sep 2007, 13:20

mat says:

You manage his feeding differently. Not problem, just different, is all.

10th Sep 2007, 13:36