Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 19th April 2014, 14:29   #3616
BHPian
 
Ashkait Kapoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Shillong
Posts: 138
Thanked: 210 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by createrkid View Post
Hello dear bhpians......The only thing is that I'm not as dog crazy as I am cat crazy, so can anyone please tell me how to exactly give the love a puppy deserves and to make it grow up feel loved. What kind of food, potty training?.. Walks? Etc. It would really help me. :-)
Here's some help from my side
Source: https://m.facebook.com/i.love.dogs.in

Name:  1397897950884.jpg
Views: 872
Size:  45.2 KB
Ashkait Kapoor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2014, 23:35   #3617
BHPian
 
createrkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 218
Thanked: 282 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Thanks for the replies, please do keep your eyes open for me for puppy adoption, I'd love to have a pure Labrador pup. German sheps are huge! They require a lot of maintenance I think.
createrkid is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21st April 2014, 12:55   #3618
Distinguished - BHPian
 
swiftnfurious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 6,424
Thanked: 6,347 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Quote:
Originally Posted by createrkid View Post
Thanks for the replies, please do keep your eyes open for me for puppy adoption, I'd love to have a pure Labrador pup. German sheps are huge! They require a lot of maintenance I think.
I don't think a Lab will be an exception with respect to maintenance. Lab is even more emotional, are known to develop back leg / hip dislocation problems due to over weight. So you may need to do a lot of work before you decide.
swiftnfurious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st April 2014, 13:32   #3619
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,615
Thanked: 6,704 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Alsatian (GSD) will love you. Labrador/Retriever will love everyone!

Perhaps more important, an Alsatian will love you, but a Labrador/Retriever will love the whole family.

Last edited by Thad E Ginathom : 21st April 2014 at 13:35.
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th April 2014, 20:51   #3620
BHPian
 
msbehave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bombay
Posts: 84
Thanked: 32 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsjaurr View Post
Guys I need some help regarding which dog breed should I go for.
We are a family of three, myself, wife and a 7yr old son with occasional close relative coming to our house for few days.

Ok, I can't help but put my two-penny bit in. In my professional opinion (I'm a canine behaviourist & work not only on behaviour problems & training but also consults with families on which breed to get etc)

I would strongly advise against a Rottie or a GSD for a first time owner with a young child inside the house. The Rottie & gsd would need extensive socialisation. Not to mention that the profile (woman living alone most of the time) is the most common problem I see with GSDs guarding their owners (yes, even against family members).

For guarding purposes - it'll be cheaper to put in a guard & security equipment. Child-friendly dogs would be a Labrador/golden retriever. Boxers are child friendly but need a considerable amount of exercise. They can easily bowl over a 7 year old. I have worked with multiple families who have had to make heartbreaking choices - of either putting a dog down or rehoming him to a farm due to unwise choices having been made over the breed of the dog. I suggest you consult a professional in your city - who will not only be able to figure out the appropriate breed for you and your family but also help you choose the correct puppy. I'm more than happy to refer canine behaviourists/positive trainers to anyone on tbhp.
msbehave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th April 2014, 23:08   #3621
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Garden State
Posts: 49
Thanked: 17 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

I have a Black Labrador Retriever named Zorro.

Bought him from a top breeder in Meerut. He has British lineage with both parents and all four grandparents being Multiple Champions.
Attached Images
  
f1dotcom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th April 2014, 23:36   #3622
Distinguished - BHPian
 
swiftnfurious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 6,424
Thanked: 6,347 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Anyone here who has rabbit as their pet? Would like to know more about having rabbits as a pet especially in a "flat" culture.
swiftnfurious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2014, 01:26   #3623
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 506
Thanked: 52 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Quote:
Originally Posted by somitra1981 View Post
Hello my fellow pet loving bhpians.

I need some help and advise on long distance travel with my dog (one year old labrador).

I plan to take him along with me on my yearly trip back home from Pune(MH) to Kanpur(UP) in October. The distance is around 1200 Km's, with 1-2 overnight stops.

He's used to travelling long distances before, however my real concern is with the overnight stops, not really sure if and how the local enroute hotels, will allow me to keep him with me .

Finding a overnight boarding is a difficult task with the drop being late (i.e. post sunset) and pick up being real early (i.e. before sunrise), plus finding a place in a new city with all the traffic snarls is a pain, especially when you are running on tight schedule.

Any ideas are welcome.
Please! dont even think of dog boarding. My lab died on monday due to boarding here in bangalore. Still not able to get over it.
livyodream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2014, 07:05   #3624
Senior - BHPian
 
ninjatalli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: BOM
Posts: 1,593
Thanked: 1,166 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Quote:
Originally Posted by f1dotcom View Post
He has British lineage with both parents and all four grandparents being Multiple Champions.
He's a beautiful chump. But you seem to be more concerned/proud about the lineage than the wonderful fellow in the pink of health it seems I'd choose to pride on the later.

Quote:
Originally Posted by swiftnfurious View Post
Anyone here who has rabbit as their pet? Would like to know more about having rabbits as a pet especially in a "flat" culture.
Link up with this gentleman, an extremely helpful personality who houses dogs, cats, rabbits (all in the plural) at his place, a flat with a terrace, based out of Mumbai. Reach out to him.
ninjatalli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2014, 11:16   #3625
Senior - BHPian
 
pramodkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gods own country
Posts: 1,971
Thanked: 819 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Quote:
Originally Posted by swiftnfurious View Post
Anyone here who has rabbit as their pet? Would like to know more about having rabbits as a pet especially in a "flat" culture.

They are messy unless caged. Their pee is highly acidic, can corrode stuff. They do bite and scratch at times, they have extremely sharp nails. If you love to cuddle one, you can get one, but expect all of the above.

They never come to you you have to catch them. I hate them, had one when i was a kid in an appartment, bit my lil sister couple of times she was just 2, then we gave away the little monster to someone.

Pramod

Last edited by GTO : 26th April 2014 at 17:04. Reason: Typos
pramodkumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2014, 12:59   #3626
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,615
Thanked: 6,704 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

My experience with rabbits is quite the opposite! Friendly and intelligent!
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2014, 19:46   #3627
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Garden State
Posts: 49
Thanked: 17 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Quote:
Originally Posted by ninjatalli View Post
He's a beautiful chump. But you seem to be more concerned/proud about the lineage than the wonderful fellow in the pink of health it seems I'd choose to pride on the later.
He is more of a son than a pet for me. I have taken great care in his diet, exercise, and general well being. Have also trained him exceptionally well.

So many people who used to be afraid/petrified of dogs have overcome their fear of dogs after interacting with him.

He has also travelled extensively throughout India and abroad and is currently chilling in Kohima.
f1dotcom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2014, 20:27   #3628
BHPian
 
pyrodrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: guwahati
Posts: 127
Thanked: 186 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Quote:
Originally Posted by swiftnfurious View Post
Anyone here who has rabbit as their pet? Would like to know more about having rabbits as a pet especially in a "flat" culture.
I do hav a pet rabbit. He stays in my first floor balcony and does his pee and droppings in a basket in the corner. I have a plastic container below the basket which collects the urine and I rinse that once a day.
I have lots of pets but he is the most hassle free pet I have.
pyrodrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2014, 21:16   #3629
BHPian
 
mandhir.s.bajwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 50
Thanked: 37 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Wonderful thread.
I've had couple of pets since I was a kid. My parents Love pets.
From German shepherd, to pom, to 2 mix breeds, to few squirrels, to few Birds without their wings clipped and without cage and open windows, to 4 generations of full family of wild cats, to a lab and now a mix breed chihuahua. At times we as kids used to complain that our parents loved our pets more then us. I highly recommend having dogs to beat the loneliness, tiredness, depression or BP. Any amount of love is not enough when it comes to dogs.
Attached Thumbnails
Team-BHPians and their Pets-img_20140419_160403-large.jpg  

Team-BHPians and their Pets-img_20140418_165700-large.jpg  

mandhir.s.bajwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2014, 21:51   #3630
Distinguished - BHPian
 
swiftnfurious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 6,424
Thanked: 6,347 Times
Default Re: Team-BHPians and their Pets

Quote:
Originally Posted by pyrodrive View Post
I do hav a pet rabbit. He stays in my first floor balcony and does his pee and droppings in a basket in the corner. I have a plastic container below the basket which collects the urine and I rinse that once a day.
I have lots of pets but he is the most hassle free pet I have.
How did you toilet train (hope it's the right word) him ? Also does he respond if you call his name and all?

Could you also tell me these?

1. Life span of a rabbit = 5 years normally?
2. Food habits?
3. Anything is particular to be taken care of ?
4. Climate conditions suitable?
5. Finally, can we have some pics please?
swiftnfurious is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Travelling with Pets in India recker_us Route / Travel Queries 32 18th October 2016 06:04
BHPians and their pets jacs Shifting gears 2 22nd May 2013 22:38
2 BHPians and their photo-trip to the 150-year old Rosary Church, Shettihalli rjstyles69 Travelogues 31 9th February 2013 14:37
Aston Martin Opens their showroom in New Delhi, their 2nd Dealership in India Ace F355 Super-Cars & Imports in India 1 19th May 2012 20:59


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:51.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks