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  1. Been to the pub, couple pints and some scratchings....
  2. Did I mention he eats like a lion. Yoikes Scoob!. Food......Nom Nom nom!
  3. We still have the big furry lump. We lost our 18 year old collie cross and the missus wants to keep him. He's very loving and obedient, but needs close control out and about. Mainly scared and will snap if he thinks he's in danger. This is now nearly gone after 5 months. Both cats now understand he can't be teased and he's simply asserted himself rather than seeing them as prey. Stupid daft lab came bounding up at speed head-on tonight and he opened his mouth, but shut it when I corrected him. No lip curling or snarling, the auto reaction was to snap teeth if scared. I think another few months and he will get-it in all situations. He's come a very long way and is almost a normal doggie now. Does not know how to run. He's always been trapped in and is like a new-born giraffe off the lead. Once he's got his scaredness tamed, he'll get more free time and will learn to run like Ellie has. Ears, eyes, breathing, head-height and legs all synchronised. Rocket - dog!
  4. Stressed...
  5. Ellies brother has not found a home in 12 months. So we are giving him some time. The greyhound stare in this photo is not typical. It was a blackbird... He's a scared doggie. With the other 2 he is fine. Day 1. See how we go!
  6. She's been in the trent once this week and twice in the Devon. First time by accident and she launched herself off the fisherman's stand. I'll have to keep her on the lead at all times near the canal or the trent in town. No fear and loves swimming. Forgot to add: Spladoosh! Ive never had a greyhound that likes water like this? Quite happy swimming around or diving in and out after the ball or simply teasing the other greyhounds who paddle but don't really want to swim. Mad dog....
  7. We are working on swimming lessons now. Jay the black lab is a strong swimmer and comes back on command. The trent can be dangerous and the current on the far side from where the beach and canoe ramp is, is strong. Ellie is a young greyhound and has no fear of water.... So she's been in on 2 leads length and I'm planning to take a long length of floating rope next time so she can go a bit further. If she struggles or heads downstream I can reel her in!
  8. Ellie is now mainly off the lead and almost walking without on the quiet streets on the way to the field. Kimmy has to be on the lead and I wouldn't even consider letting her off apart from a clear field. Don't want any accidents though, so she stays on till we get there. A very good girl!
  9. On Beadnell beach Kim and Ellie flat out at the foot of the bed on holiday.
  10. We're hoping for 4 greyhounds off the lead this weekend. Chaos
  11. 24kg and full of energy now. Chasing and being chased by Kim and Libbie is the only way to properly wear her out. Kim t boned me on the knee. Luckily she had a muzzle on which hurt me more than her. 3 greyhounds going bananas need the muzzle on or the 2 big ones give Ellie short shrift. She's a good girl now and very funny. Woof woof, grumble grumble while stood waiting at the open front door. No movement though ☺
  12. Biking!
  13. Retrieving!
  14. The dog has not learned that all humans are alpha. Not babysafe. No dog is safe with a baby alone, but he needs basic training. As you say, you bled, but you are a grown man. Bite to a baby is something completely different. Even a nip like that. There will be a well behaved and respectful dog in there I'm sure. It's difficult and I don't have an easy answer, but its clear you can see a problem and it needs resolving quickly. The dog may become jealous of the baby and that's much worse. He has to be trained. I hope you can discuss it freely with her.
  15. Run this weekend. She's got some muscles on chest and bum now plus a lot of energy!