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  • 15/11/2006 09:33 PM
    • Casey
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    What about all the Old Wives' Tales regarding cures for brown patches on lawns caused by dogs?

  • 27/11/2006 10:11 AM
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    Isn't it Chris Beardshaw himself who says to mix tomato ketchup with the dog's food to neutralise the cause of the brown patches??!!

  • 03/02/2008 04:00 PM
    • Beebee
    • Warwickshire
    • 29 Jan 2008
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    This is a problem I have, as posted previously. Have tried mixing tomato ketchup and juice from tinned tomatoes but unfortunately to no avail. May have to get hubby to fence off my lawn I think. Or get rid of the dog! Anyone want a big soft German Shepherd?

  • 03/02/2008 10:22 PM
    • sue1002
    • Ipswich, Suffolk
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    [b]Posted by:[/b] Anyone want a big soft German Shepherd?
    Already got one. Our solution was to fence off the garden area and train the dog to go to the toilet on the patio area, it's a lot easier to clean up after them too and wash down when needed.

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  • 06/02/2008 11:08 AM
    • Plantman
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    • 30 Jan 2008
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    If you have a large dog, particularly one with no brains, Old English Sheepdog, German Shepherd, Greyhound etc etc, I am afriad to say you will never have a nice garden. Some sacrifices have to be made. If you want to keep a big dog, you can't keep a nice garden, particularly a lovely lawn. As a dog lover myself, it is sad to say thet most dogs, even small ones, cause a lot of damage. As much as we would love a dog, I love my garden more. I could not risk the investment I have made in my garden over the last 10 years. See photos. [url=http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii305/plantman-album/?start-all]http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii305/plantman-album/?start-all[/url] Plantman

  • 06/02/2008 12:04 PM
    • miranda
    • Oxfordshire
    • 17 Nov 2004
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    Sue1002 has both a nice garden and a German Shepherd so she'll no doubt be in to tell you off, Plantman ;-) We were lucky with our dog - he only widdled in a couple of places, wouldn't poo in the garden (unless he wasn't well) and never dug a single hole. He just liked to lie in the sun and relax, like this: [IMG]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/miranda_uk/sundog.jpg[/IMG]

  • 06/02/2008 12:39 PM
    • sue1002
    • Ipswich, Suffolk
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    [b]Posted by:[/b] miranda Sue1002 has both a nice garden and a German Shepherd so she'll no doubt be in to tell you off, Plantman ;-)
    I like it Miranda :-) Early training helps enormously so that having both are possible, after Sasha dug up a few Clematis' she soon learned what the word 'no' meant. Even now when she accidentally steps onto the borders I only have to say "off" and she immediately steps back, she's such a good girl.

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  • 06/02/2008 02:32 PM
    • miranda
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    Yes, Sue, early training makes a huge difference and most dogs are eager to please the pack leader.

  • 06/02/2008 02:55 PM
    • sue1002
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    I've always loved that picture of Toby laying in the sun, Sasha prefers the shade and her daughter does too

    sue1002
  • 06/02/2008 06:56 PM
    • Plantman
    • North Yorkshire
    • 30 Jan 2008
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    Looks like I have upset a few dog lovers. There is always the exception to a rule. I suppose that there are some wonderful, well behaved dogs around. You are right of course. It starts with the training whist a pup. Sorry, but as a general rule.... Beautiful dogs! Plantman.

  • 06/02/2008 07:58 PM
    • miranda
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    [b]Posted by:[/b] Plantman Looks like I have upset a few dog lovers. Plantman.
    Not in the slightest, Plantman! I think we probably just wanted to show off the 'Beautiful dogs' ;-) And they are beautiful, too. Digger will agree with you, mind - his dogs are all very naughty and dig lots of holes.

  • 06/02/2008 08:23 PM
    • sue1002
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    No offence taken here either Plantman, it's all friendly banter, you'll get used to it.

    [b]Posted by:[/b] miranda Digger will agree with you, mind - his dogs are all very naughty and dig lots of holes.
    That's because he hasn't trained them properly, although Sally is a well-trained dog - he must have trained her to do it:-)

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  • 06/02/2008 10:59 PM
    • Plantman
    • North Yorkshire
    • 30 Jan 2008
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    As I said, We don't have any dogs ourselves but we do get regular canine visitors to the garden but they are usually just looking for me. I fuss them too much. Luckily they are only there occasionally, and don't usually stay long. Although in saying that we have at least 2 that are little sods (pardon the language) for the hedgehogs and you really have to keep an eye on them. Plantman.

  • 07/02/2008 10:13 AM
    • miranda
    • Oxfordshire
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    It sounds to me like you'd really like to have a dog, Plantman. Yes, it's my favourite Toby photo, Sue. He oozes contentment. You can see that Alue is relaxed because the toes of her back feet have curled up. I like to see that.

  • 07/02/2008 06:29 PM
    • Plantman
    • North Yorkshire
    • 30 Jan 2008
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    I do like dogs, but I [i][b]love[/b][/i] my garden. I can see everybody else's dogs whenever I want. All the owners are happy for me to do the odd spot of doggy walking for them. (there's even a spotty dog). If I had a dog and had to enjoy someone else's garden, That wouldn't quite be the same. So I get the best of both worlds really. Happy with my balance Plantman.