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by LucyK
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: happy morning and question
Replies: 9
Views: 6965

Re: happy morning and question

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PS Elfie really i quite a beauty!!
I know! She's a doggy Rita Hayworth I reckon. I take her out and about to get compliments, especially here in Brittany where a good épagneul is much admired! :D
by LucyK
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: happy morning and question
Replies: 9
Views: 6965

Re: happy morning and question

Hi Cindy, Thanks so much for your reply. I've resolved to stop stressing so much about what I might be getting wrong and concentrate on what we're enjoying so much already! Regarding poo(p), I totally agree it becomes an important and meaningful part of one's life with a dog! When we had Elfie from ...
by LucyK
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: happy morning and question
Replies: 9
Views: 6965

Re: happy morning and question

Hello again, We're nearly a month in with Elfie now, and love her more and more. I've got Patricia McConnell's book on order (it has to come from the States so it takes a week or two). We're still almost entirely on leash, mostly the 'flexi' extending one of 8 metres . She's good on it, and I've not...
by LucyK
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello
Replies: 22
Views: 12579

Re: Hello

I do feel so lucky, we had rolling over and belly rubs after just a couple of days (well, Elfie did anyway!), and she really is very trusting and calm. One of the lovely things is how good she is at other people's houses; I had coffee with a friend this morning, and she lay down or sat quietly almos...
by LucyK
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello
Replies: 22
Views: 12579

Re: Hello

Thanks Cindy too. I really will bear in mind about the e-collars, I didn't really know about them except I'd heard about the shock option which I thought always sounded pretty desperate, though it might be a matter of life or death I suppose. For now we'll get a long line, whistle and a good supply ...
by LucyK
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello
Replies: 22
Views: 12579

Re: Hello

Janet, thanks so much, I think there's much there I can use, though our circumstances are clearly very different, chiefly the idea of introducing training into progressively more challenging surroundings, not to be afraid of a lot of repetition of the basics, and indeed, not to rush her. The way you...
by LucyK
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello
Replies: 22
Views: 12579

Re: Hello

I'm so very glad I joined this forum, already I feel very well supported and that it's a good place to come to share experience and seek advice. We've already had some wonderful times with her, but are very much feeling our way, not least when it comes to making sure we - my husband and I - are agre...
by LucyK
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello
Replies: 22
Views: 12579

Re: Hello

Thanks for the welcome! :D In fact a lot of the Brittanies used for hunting, or just as general country people's mutts, are pretty feral and perhaps not all that approachable. I rather feel Elfie is putting me in touch with a kind of wild harshness of life here which, although we've lived here for 1...
by LucyK
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello
Replies: 22
Views: 12579

Re: Hello

Hi, I've just joined too, as we've just got our first Brittany, and we live in Brittany! She's called Elfie, and is perhaps about 6 years old, she came from a refuge (shelter) near to Rennes. There are a lot of épagneuls bretons ( I know they're a bit different from American Brittanies) in the refug...