Just a quick line to say thank you for the info about Vivien, the dog trainer at firstname.lastname@example.org in a recent edition.
I was having a few problems with a little dog that I adopted and after a lovely long chat with Vivien and putting her advice into practice, I am finally becoming pack leader with this little handful of a terrier.
Vivien was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk with and I have gone from dreading my walks with my two dogs to now enjoying them immensely.
Many thanks to you, and Vivien, for rescuing me.
Best wishes Sue, Costa Blanca.
I love your column, and hope you can help me.
I have a six-year-old boxer bitch (Pepa), who has had two litters, one of four puppies, the second litter of seven, but was spayed when she was 30 months.
She tends to ‘dribble’ at times, whilst seemingly completely unaware, and sometimes we have a small puddle when she is asleep.
In all other aspects she is absolutely healthy, we also have a male boxer and a female mongrel dog.
Always delighted to read that the column is liked, thank you.
Your Pepa has what is called involuntary urine which is very common in females that have been spayed. You need to speak with your vet who may well prescribe a hormone Propalin Jarave.
This will cure the problem.
Best wishes, Connie.