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    I guess it all depends on what type of fur they...

    I guess it all depends on what type of fur they have, but I bought a furminator. Cost a lot, but sadly didn't do any defurminating on any of my dogs. So before you commit to 20 and more, see if you...
  2. Thread: A Guide Dog

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    You might find a TV programme interesting this...

    You might find a TV programme interesting this week.

    It's Me and My Guide Dog, 3 July, 8pm - ITV
  3. Thread: A Guide Dog

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    Based on the fact that 450 dogs pass their exams...

    Based on the fact that 450 dogs pass their exams to be guide dogs means that about 4000 dogs per year fail and find new jobs or homes. So there's a good chance that we see them. Not a perfect...
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    It's interesting that only 5% of dogs who begin...

    I have a friend who trained and worked drug search dogs. I was always struck by how they went from normal dogs to focused machines when the harness went on.

    It's interesting that only 5% of dogs...
  5. Thread: Books

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    "500 mile walkies" by mark Wallington, who got a...

    "500 mile walkies" by mark Wallington, who got a dog called Boogie from a rescue kennel and walked with him round the SW peninsular. A very entertaining book:D

    He has another book "Boogie up the...
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    On stinking hot days my lurcher suffers from...

    On stinking hot days my lurcher suffers from overheating, so I take a dog coat made of towelling, which I soak in water for her from some source along the way. (In the UK you are never THAT far aware...
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    Beer money, as one of my dogs is trained not to...

    Beer money, as one of my dogs is trained not to pass a pub
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    Who says dogs look like their owners?

    Who says dogs look like their owners?
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    Our Bernese was great therapy as well. She always...

    Our Bernese was great therapy as well. She always knew when I felt down and came and sat on my feet. If I was on the floor, she used to sit on me!
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    This canal is pretty much isolated. The only way...

    This canal is pretty much isolated. The only way onto it is via the Trent, and you have to time it so that the tide is slack before you can turn into it. So you don't see many narrow boats, only...
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    The secret places of South Yorkshire

    The sun was out today, so were my two dogs and myself. I'll introduce them first.
    My own dog is Amber, a 13 year old lurcher, rescued as an abandoned pup and has repaid me more than I could have...
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    Cracking paddle with a lovely dog. I wouldn't let...

    Cracking paddle with a lovely dog. I wouldn't let him go home!!
  13. Thread: Hello

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    I can't stand broccoli, but I'll make an...

    I can't stand broccoli, but I'll make an exception for this beautiful dog.
  14. Thread: A Guide Dog

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    A Guide Dog

    I've been honoured to spend many hours, including lunch today, with my great friend Steve and his amazing Guide Dog.
    ...
  15. Don't tell too many people as it will get crowded...

    Don't tell too many people as it will get crowded if they knew about it.
  16. Thread: Georgie

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    She was about 5 when this picture was taken. We...

    She was about 5 when this picture was taken. We rescued her about 2 years earlier. She had been abused before we got her, and she was terrified of noises. Sadly, she died not long after this picture,...
  17. Thread: Georgie

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    Georgie

    Here's Georgie, a rescued Newfoundland, sadly now no longer with us

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b346/tykebymarriage/georgiebath.jpg
  18. Thread: Tow path walks

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    You might have seen the bloggs on our charity...

    You might have seen the bloggs on our charity paddle for Guide dogs, involving negotiating the 32 miles of the Chesterfield canal. I'm fancying walking it this summer. My current walking partner is...
  19. Walkies in lathkill dale, in the peak district of Derbyshire

    This blogg isn't new, because I was accompanied by my lovely GR, Ellie, who is now waiting to meet me again at Rainbow Bridge. But apart from that it's still a blogg and helps to get us going. It was...
  20. Thread: Ayup walkers

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    Ayup walkers

    Hi, I'm hopefully one of many SOTPers who join us on here.

    This forum is perfectly timed, because I've just sold my canoe because it was getting in the way of my dog walking. I still hope to be...
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