Another hard day at the office!

April 11, 2011


Another hard day at the office for me!

Does anyone else have trouble losing I.D. tags? It was only this week when I again found Pie’s tag on the floor yet again, that I actually stopped and gave the problem some thought! I searched the house and found a really strong-looking “twisty thing” , (I don’t even know what to call the bit that attached the tag to the collar?) I am really hoping this one might stay on a bit longer! Anyone got any good ideas for this?

The photo is of Paddy, a 2 year old West Highland White Terrier who has been deaf from birth, with me and Fiona at one of the Thursday groups, at last we have the right weather for dog training!

Many thanks to Jan for the following link to a great dog story!

http://www.thedogfiles.com/2011/03/21/moscow%E2%80%99s-wild-dogs-ride-subways-to-city-center-in-search-of-food/

I have spoken to Sue this week, Millie’s owner, and she is working on writing up what happened to them and she will be posting soon.

I have a major accident waiting to happen not far from where I live, in the shape of 4  Border Collies, they were going ballistic at their garden fence when I came past with a horse and carriage earlier in the week. The owner was out in the garden, in the process of replacing some fencing, fortunately they saw us coming, and wedged the panel in place and prevented the dogs escaping! The 4 dogs were barking and running the fence, in the dog’s heads they are chasing and attacking, there is no question this is the pack at work! The owner said, in an embarrassed way “they only make a noise”! well a noise they sure do make, but what the owner is not seeing is that if they did escape they will do far more!

I also know for a fact, if out on a lead these dogs will be aggressive to all the things they are barking and chasing in the comfort of their own gardens. 4 dogs racing up a down a fence, with the extra sound effects of them brushing and hitting the fence and bushes, is quite something for a horse to trust enough to pass or any other animal, I am glad I don’t need to walk past with my dogs. If these were your dogs would you want someone to point out the hazard?

2 Responses to “Another hard day at the office!”

  1. Phil Says:

    Got the same problem with the tags coming off! In my case it is usually when I attach his lead to the ring holding on the tag by mistake and it breaks as it is not strong enough. What you really need is a strong steel replacement similar to what probably came with the tag in the first place. I believe they are called split rings. I have been meaning to order some for ages but you have prompted me into action! I’ll let you have some when they arrive.

    Look forward to hearing the details from Sue.

    • Avril Munson Says:

      Thank you Phil!! Split ring, at last I know the name 🙂 and yes you are right I know I put the lead to it too! And thank you for ordering some, I suspect we may have a big market for them by the time they arrive! 🙂

      I will send Sue some encouragement!


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