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The tale of a dog.
Fri 9-Dec-11
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maggenpie
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Ah, the dear of her. So nice to read that she's coming along.

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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wavedog Heidi continues with slow improvements , she's still a homeward puller on the lead but will move around indoors on request . She's on twice daily eardrops at the moment as she has a slight infection , no trouble to treat her , the vet remarked how much more relaxed she was . dog

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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It's good to know that she is coming along, I'm sure it will be worth it.

I'll try that again!

Fri 16-Dec-11
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progress then, lovely to hear

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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seth said:

the vet remarked how much more relaxed she was . dog

Good stuff, Roy.

Having met both you and Jean, I know that you guys have the patience required to make Heidi a "normal" dog again. Keep us posted.

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Wed 18-Jan-12
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wave dog From the 2 forward 1 back gentle progress this week is back to the start . She pulled as I was changing hands with the lead and bolted homewards towing 7meters of flexilead after half a mile it caught round a gatehinge and stopped her . She still has not learnt her name and reacts with blind panic to nothing apparent . I now walk her on a check cord 10meters long with some in hand , well tied round wrist actually, she has tried bolting again but soon ends up on her backside . Walking is anywhere between 2 and 5 miles sometimes twice a day generally she is pretty good and has mostly stopped pulling unless I stop. We sometimes meet Ann with Holly ,a ball mad terrier, and Heidi shows signs of wanting to join in but  has no idea how to . Since getting her I have gone back 3 belt holes who needs a diet ! Apart from the snoring and digestion she is no trouble indoors.  Moulting not my department big_laugh . dog

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Wed 18-Jan-12
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Oh Roy, oodles of patience needed.  Well done on the inch loss! 

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At least she heads for home, it means she views it a safe place

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Losing weight by walking a dog?  ok  Thanks for the update, shame she can't relax but I expect with time it will all come right.  Good luck anyway. big_hug

I'll try that again!

Wed 18-Jan-12
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wave You and Jean have lots of patience Seth.  I admire your perseverance. You must both think Heidi is so worth all the hard work.  She is one lucky doggie.  dog

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Sat 21-Jan-12
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I look forward to your occasional Heidi updates, Roy. Persistence is the important thing, isn't it?

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Sat 21-Jan-12
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Yes , it's persistently rained on both walks today !

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Sun 22-Jan-12
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Thanks for the update. Sounds like you're both getting fitter by the day!

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Sun 22-Jan-12
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seth said:

Yes , it's persistently rained on both walks today !

You've just reminded me why I wasn't so keen on getting a dog whistle

Fri 3-Feb-12
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Oh dear she is in a funny mood today. No bounces and tail wags like there were yesterday with her dog-friend Holly. She won't speak to Holly today.

Partway home she bolted so hard that Roy lost hold of the lead. She ran all the way home and was waiting for him in her kennel-bed. He took he back out again and went back to the place where she bolted and made her walk back on a short lead. I hope that gave her a bit of a message.

She needed rubbing dry when she came in, to get the snow off her paws and tail, so I did it and made sure she had a good hug at the same time, and then held her lightly until she stopped straining against me before I told her she could go to her indoor bed.

It really is a game of steps forward and back, seemingly at random. The one big comfort from today's incidents, she made for home and stayed there. Refer back to the agony when she fled the first weekend. She knows where home is.dog

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