my dog loves to stick with us n doesnt like doors shutting him out. he would also 'paw' at the door or whine but when we ignore him, he would just sit outside the door quietly. maybe u could try ignoring ur dog? let her bang the door till she's tired and maybe, just maybe
My peggy wakes me up in the middle of the night after she goes wee wee cos she wants to sleep with me on my bed. She will scratch at my bed till I'm awake. Then I'll put her up on my bed & she'll continue to sleep till I wake up.
Sometimes when she's having her menses, I won't allow her to come up. When she tries to scratch my bed, I'll say 'no' to her in a long & loud tone. She'll get it & sleep at her own bed.
I think peggy looks differnt with the 2 'hair styles'. She looks intelligent with the shorter hair (the typical terrier look, btw, this pic was taken when she's eyeing a cat), & I think she looks more lovable with the longer hair.
Is the groomer going to cut short junior's hair or just regular trimming?
the groomer's gonna trim off excess hair from junior's behind n to comb out the matted hair. dun think he will be cutting junior's hair short. we pretty much left it to the groomer to decide since he's quite the professional type (ie his way must be right)
Tks. But she's a tiger inside. Sometimes people walk past & commented,'hey, so cute!' & they wanted to touch her, she'll start to bark. Very naughty. She's not very good with strangers. But then again, she's got preference. She's most likely to bark at Indians & dark pple (no offence to any indians here ) I don't know why.
How much do u pay for the grooming? I paid $45 & I think it's pretty expensive.
the groomer charges a minimum of $70. if ur dog has matted fur, then he would charge even more. the good thing is tat, he comes to ur place n u can see n learn how he grooms ur dog so next time can diy n save $$
So have u tried to do it yrself? I find mine expensive, considering peggy is a small dog (mini,in fact)& we have to bring her there. I've seen advertisement for cheaper ones like $25 or $35 - with transport somemore....
But the only thing good is that they always do a good job & always do a 'body check-up' for peggy. If there's rashes or soreness in any part of peggy's body, they will let us know. Sometimes they will refer peggy straight to the vet as it's only next door.
junior is medium in size but apparently he's slightly bigger than the normal shelties
i never tried trimming junior myself before except once when i tried to trim his nail but gave up after cutting just one. it's just too hard n im afraid to hurt him cos cant tell where the blood vessels r as his entire nail is black in colour.
which petshop do u bring peggy to? for me, i think it's always better to pay more to hav a reliable groomer. i mean, wat if our dogs get ticks from other dogs at the groomer rite? btw, do u know of any effective ways of preventing dogs from gettin ticks?
Peggy's groomer is at katong, next to the OCBC bank. I think it's called The Pampered Pet Corner or something like that.
Prevent ticks? I think the hair plays a big part. Peggy will have ticks whenever her hair is long, though it's not alot. I think the grass also contributes as someone told me sometimes ticks live in the grass. I always ask the groomer to cut peggy's hair as short as possible so that ticks can't live there
. However, I find that sometimes they 'moved' to her head or tail cos that's where she's got more hair.
Pegsfur, do you live in the East too? I'm also thinking of sending my dog for grooming, but can't quite figure out where's the pet-shop you mentioned. Is the OCBC bank on Katong Road, or East Coast Road? Any other landmarks, besides the OCBC bank?
Pegsfur, my rascal is just 5 months old, so this will be his first grooming. My parents lor, didn't want to risk sending him to a groomer when he was just 4 months old, coz they're afraid that he might either pick up fleas or worst, ticks from the groomer. Now his hair is unbearably long and untidy, and he's starting to look like a messy boy, so I think his hair-cut is long overdued. Thanks for Audrey's contacts. Yes, I live in the East, quite close to Bedok and Siglap!!! Maybe one day can meet you cute puppy???
Hi Aliblue!!! Soooo goood to know another Maltese Mummy (that's what my friends call me)!!! Actually, I wanted to call my little rascal Benji, but my overly doting parents wanted to call him Baby instead......sigh..... So, to compromise, I call him Bailey, and thankfully he responds to that name. How old is your puppy?
Hey Monica, all your pixs are soooo well taken!!! Me now, very paiseh...... coz still don't know how to take decent pix of my puppy!!!
My darling Clover is the first batch puppy. He's the cutest of all. And my favourite. But he's been sold to a very good family and is now called Rover. He's very cute. Just got a picture of him from the owner recently. And this is him all grown up.
Yap cocker spaniels are born with long and beautiful tails. But due to the breed standard their tails are docked at when they are 2-3 days old. The amputation is less complicated when they are young. It will be more painful for them if you dock it when they are big.
I was bringing my doggie downstairs and along came a little girl and the mother. The girl was rushing happily towards my doggie and my doggie was wagging her tiny tail.. i thought she wanted to pat pat my doggie .. and guess what !! she wanted to smack my doggie and frighten her by stamping her feet at my doggie ! I was so appalled by her action and intention .. and that damn mother did not even scold her ! lucky i quickly scoop up my doggie and walk away. Fuming mad inside me.
I have not got a scanner so can't scan my doggie pics here yet.
The funnny thing is .. the parents don't scold or teach their kids when she did that. Sometimes, i read and heard stories about kids being bitten by dogs (big or small breeds) and i wonder if it could be becos they antagonise the doggies first ?
Some kids are weird and cruel, the moment they see little doggies or kittens (as long as smaller than them) they will take sticks and hit or chase around them.
I'm always very 'happy' whenever such brats do the same to my dog becos instead of frightening my peggy, peggy wld bark at them & they'd be scared like hell. Hahaha! Serve them right! It has happened several times & when such things happen, I don't scold peggy becos I think wat she did is right
But of cos I will always hold the leash tightly in case she really bite them.
I've seen my neighbour's kid doing the slamming to a cat a.k.a WWF style & I gave him a good scolding. Just can't stand brats like that!
Hey, I think yr dog is like u, so gentle. If I were u, I wld have passed sarcastic remarks to them! But anyway, remember to always keep an eye on kids approaching yr doggie.
my doggie had bad experience with children as well...when he was a puppy, this small kid smacked hard on his head that it hit the ground.
and you know how mad when we cant scold in front of the parent. worst thing is that parent treats it as if nothing has happened. but deep down inside cursing and swearing. i guess some people juz simply don't understand that dog is also a living thing and like our baby. so now i think my doggie has phobia with kids already.