Thanks more than. 4 months house arrest sounds awful. Hope all mended now. Clearly need to work on my first aid skills - funny he is a complete drama queen if he bashes himself whereas DD is as 'ard as nails
Feel for you megs puts our two weeks into perspective
I suspect you are right morethan and lol re condoms but what a brilliant idea. We have spent a fortune on vets bills for various reasons and it's only been 3 months! need to build my confidence on first aid for pooch - feel like over fussy new mum again. To be fair it was borderline as to whether it needed a stitch or two.
As a fellow lurcher owner, all I can say is get used to it especially over the autumn and winter months. . My ladies currently on lead walks/house arrest due to yet another cut paw. Also get yourself a decent first aid kit, and learn how to treat cuts,wil,save a fortune in vets bills. My lad has had one treated by a vet in 2012. As I treated the rest at home. I know when it is so bad that he needs a vet.
Also a random tip, carry condoms and childrens socks in walking bag. That way if you notice a cut foot you can get him home with it ready dressed and waterproof. Condoms make fab foot dressings for short term use! If you walk with others get used to the . Faces as you pull out a condom!
Oh dear, I feel your pain! It sounds like you're doing everything you can though. What about scenting around the house? Hide a smelly treat and tell him to "find it" - gradually move on to less smelly treats and / or more obscure hiding places. Worked a charm with our lab when he was neutered.
Oh, and the cyclist shouldn't have been on the pavement (unless it was a cycle path). Shout back at him.
Hi. Pooch cut his paw on the sat before Xmas and has been confined to on lead short walks only. Saw vet (again) today and they say at least another 5 days. He's a c12 month lurcher - born to run.
To be fair he has been really good. I've been doing extra training with him at home and taking him round different streets trying to tire him out. However I can feel he is getting increasingly frustrated and desperate for a run/play. He spins round like a whirling dervish when he sees another dog and anyone looking at him would think he's completely mad/out of control.
Just had a horrible incident with a cyclist riding their bike right in front of me on pavement whilst pooch in mid spin. Cue verbal abuse from cyclist.
Any tips? will try clicker on walks now too and cross if I see other dogs.