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It was a bit warm yesterday so Luna decided to sit in the shade.

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The other dog thread got me looking back at some pictures

Dealing with puppy destruction 8 years ago

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Fast forward to winter last year

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Coming out the shower in the morning to find him in the bed

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Marvin will be a whole year old in 10 days. Despite being in his troublesome "teenage" phase he's actually a great dog, he does his best and he's ever so sorry and remorseful if he does something wrong.

Here he is one of his three natural states, the other two being playing and eating.
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Where he should be!
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Getting that pointing practice in... He was doing a proper point, but by the time I unlocked the phone to take a picture his foot was back down again.
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And despite being twice the size and pushing 35kgs, he's still not that comfortable with my mum's two cockerpoos. I don't blame him, they're both the devil personified with the social skills of a wet cloth. Nothing a curl-up-in-daddy's-lap can't fix though!
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They are coping better than I had expected.

Lilith loved her frozen yoghurt and she enjoyed a bowl full of ice cubes. No ice cubes in her water bowl. She barked at them when I originally put them in her water bowl and demanded I remove them!! Lol!!

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Pup has struggled past few days but she's doing ok today. Got her spaying this Friday, we've opted to go for keyhole as it's supposed to be less invasive and a quicker recovery time.
Anyone have much experience with this and how best to help them cope for the few days after?
 
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Pup has struggled past few days but she's doing ok today. Got her spaying this Friday, we've opted to go for keyhole as it's supposed to be less invasive and a quicker recovery time.
Anyone have much experience with this and how best to help them cope for the few days after?
Just follow the vets advice. Ours was fine after the first 36hours, main thing is to try and stop her jumping around after the initial 36 hours.

Immediately after she'll be sulky as hell and probably off her food. We gave ours some food via hand initially to remind her how tasty it was - 2 seconds later she was eating out of her bowl
 
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Just follow the vets advice. Ours was fine after the first 36hours, main thing is to try and stop her jumping around after the initial 36 hours.

Immediately after she'll be sulky as hell and probably off her food. We gave ours some food via hand initially to remind her how tasty it was - 2 seconds later she was eating out of her bowl
Yeh we have to take her back on Monday for a follow up check, she's obsessed with food and we're not allowed to feed her Friday morning so that will be fun :D
 
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So the summer survival scores..

A £20 tent thing - 0/10, he didn't understand, never went in it.
Walking at 6:30 am - 8/10, ok for walking him, leaves him stuck in the house a long time
Feeding him ice chips/frozen carrots/parsnips/frozen kongs/doggie ice cream etc 10/10 he's loved it
Paddling pool - 12/10 - one of the best things I've ever got him, he's had a whale of a time and the extent to which he's perked up after being in there periodically during the day is amazing

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Could do with some advice.

We were looking at getting a cat, after our last boy passed away earlier this year. However the conversation of getting a dog has cropped up. We've not had a dog in over 20 years.

I'm all in favour of getting a rescue. I'm looking at one place near me, that rescues dogs from Bosnia. https://www.fetcherdog.com/
I can't seem to find out many details about the place though and I'm concerned that all the dog bio's mention that they've never lived in a house before and need "additional training".

The rest of the family want a puppy, they're looking at Maltipoo's and Cockapoo's.
I personaly don't care for either breed or the price tag that comes with them.
Also I'm worried about health problems that seem to be assoiciated with both breeds.

Does anyone know any reputable rescue centres in Kent?
Does anyone own a Maltioo or Cockapoo?
 
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The mother in law has cockapoo's they're fine, but as with any dog training and socialisation at a young age are key, screw that up and you'll have an unpredictable dog.
 
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