How old is your dog ?

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  1. Ralph-n-Bev

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    I always thought that each human year was equivalent 7 years to a dog. Seems its not. They age the most in the 1st 2 years of their life.
    Now you can work out how old your dog is , with the aid of a calculator.
    Our Border Terriers , we have now found out , are infact
    Ruby 15 human years= 81.16
    Buster 4 human years = 33.64
    Well you learn something everyday:Rofl1:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22458083
     
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    So, Nix has just turned 21. Seems she got through the terrible teenage years without too much angst! :BigGrin:
     
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    hi. mine was born 8th nov 1998.
    been travelling for over half its life.
     
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    ... and our Gypsy died yesterday at just 13 :Sad:
     
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    So sorry to hear that, they become a very large part of our lives and leave a very big gap when they are gone. :Sad:

    Our cavalier Holly is 44 but now getting a bit portly.
     
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    Very sorry to hear about your loss. :Sad:
     
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    Oh dear , so sorry about that . They really do become part of the family.
    We nearly lost Ruby 4 weeks ago through her choking on some cheese. My finger is still recovering.
     
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    Thats when my middle age spread started too:Rofl1:
     
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    Really sorry to hear that, we lost Toby our Border Collie when he was 15.
    That was over 2 years ago, I still haven't got over it:cry:

    We still haven't got the heart to remove his lovely photo from our profile page:Sad:
     
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    This means our latest edition is 9yrs old, or in other words a hooligan.

    Yep calculator works:Rofl1:
     
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    Our Lab turns out to be 1.6 years old. No wonder we can't get him to do his business outside yet. (But he does do 'sit' 'stay' and 'come' quite reliably now).

    In a week's time he's allowed out for his first walk.
     
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  12. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Ahhh
    Try and get him used to all sorts of noises too.
    Before he can go out to walk , carry him , next to main roads etc so he can hear wagons , fire engines , police cars etc.
    The puppy class , through the vets , we took Buster to suggested this to us. That way if you acclimatise them to loud noises etc they are not scared when they are allowed out , on the floor. :thumb:
     
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    In a week time he'll be 2yrs old at this rate.

    Sounds like you're having fun.
     
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    He has no trouble with noises at all. He's been taken along to groups of children and in the car on multiple occasions. Completely unfazed by any of it, but prefers to move a metre when the washing machine is on spin. The breeder had cats and children and made a point of running the vacuum cleaner close to them.
     
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    We would be if we could persuade him that outside is good for toileting. We praise any outside action, but that doesn't seem to reduce the number of inside accidents. Perhaps we should ignore the books and tell him off?
     
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    You mention "he" and our experience is that boys are slower to get it vs girls (nothing changes)

    We always used newspaper and moved it closer and closer to the back door. Also reading the Pre-wee signs and knowing the habits are really important.

    Good luck
     
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    Take some of his poo and put it in the garden. Go to the garden with him regularly. Try to make a 'toilet area' he can associate with, reward him when he goes outside. Having his own poo in the garden, should give him a clue. Once he gets the idea, take him out at set regular intervals and take him to the toilet area. Don't forget to give him lots of fuss when he gets it right.:thumb:

    No point telling him off - he won't have the slightest idea why you are flapping your arms about and jumping up and down. You need to show him where to go.
     
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    our dog

    Our dog Tina died over a year ago age 17 ,seems like forever:Sad:
     
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    What a fine old age she got to then.
    She must have had a good life with you , and left you lots of memories :Smile:
     
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    I a sory to hear this........I have a cute puppy one and half year old .Its pet name is Aldo.
     
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