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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
    so basically he now has to spend most of the time alone in the garage.
    He is piss bored and lonely. That about sums it up.

    I would suggest you make the effort, when you are home, to bring him upstairs with you then, and at night time, put him back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota View Post
    Thanks for all the answers and advises.

    Most of you got it right (I think), he is old, suffers from a lot of chronic diseases , skin problem, arthritis, poor eye sight ... that are linked to old age. I believe two of his main problems are he can't move around anymore due to his age, it's getting very difficult for him to stand up by himself. Also he can't come to the house anymore. We have a typical town house with the living quarters in the first floor and it's impossible for him to walk up the stairs anymore, so basically he now has to spend most of the time alone in the garage.

    We can't do much about it. We go to the vet on a regular basis, he get all the medicines and supplements he can get. It's a bit sad to see an old friend who has been with us for so long in such a poor shape, we just don't know what to do anymore to make his life more comfortable.

    It's gut wrenching when the time arrives for owners to say goodbye to their pets. It reminds me of losing a 13 year old lab some years ago which had been with us as a puppy.
    It no longer wished to go out for a walk, was having bowel control problems and generally feeling sorry for itself.

    Our greatest fears were confirmed by the local vet and it became a painless end for our very good friend, certainly better than witnessing the suffering it had endured over the previous few weeks.

    The wife couldn't bring herself to give the vet the go ahead so it was left to self to make the decision. Of course she never forgave me.

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    Old dog that can hardly stand up by himself... and in a lot of pain.

    Hate to say this, but have the vet put him down...don't make him suffer anymore.

    Get a new puppy if you want a dog that much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RawOne
    Hate to say this, but have the vet put him down
    Easier said than done in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble View Post
    Hi Perota,

    We have for the past four years had the good fortune to be serrate owners of 3 Goldens. Mrs and I have fallen in love with the breed. Serious question. How do they cope with the heat in Thailand? Also do they have the same instinct as Soi dogs when it come sot messing with snakes?

    Our Blog page has crap loads of pictures of Goldens in Lakes, rivers ,ice, snow, my bed etc
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    Based on my my experience, I have two, they don't have much problem with the heat. They are more active when the weather is cooler and tend to sleep more when it's very hot like today, just like every other dog in Bangkok.

    They are retriever, hunting dogs, which means they make very poor guard dog but they love to hunt, run after everything that move, love to swim. I say they are poor guard dogs but I guess it depends the way they are raised as I have seen G.R. that were pretty aggressive with strangers.

    Regarding snakes, in my area in Korat I know of two dogs that were killed by snake but in both cases the dogs were in a cage, no possibility to run. My neighbor found his dog and the snake dead side by side. Usually when a dog find a snake, it barks from a distance but avoid to get too close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RawOne View Post
    Old dog that can hardly stand up by himself... and in a lot of pain.

    Hate to say this, but have the vet put him down...don't make him suffer anymore.

    Get a new puppy if you want a dog that much...
    I never said he was in a lot of pain and I don't believe it. Probably frustrated not being able to run like when he was younger but he still enjoy his daily walks.

    Easy to get rid of your dog when he becomes not so fun anymore. People who say "it was the right thing to do" should answer the question, the right thing for who ? the owner or the dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
    so basically he now has to spend most of the time alone in the garage.
    He is piss bored and lonely. That about sums it up.

    I would suggest you make the effort, when you are home, to bring him upstairs with you then, and at night time, put him back down.
    30 Kg ! And after a couple of hours inside, with the air cond he becomes more energetic and start barking because he wants to go out for a walk ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota View Post
    30 Kg ! And after a couple of hours inside, with the air cond he becomes more energetic and start barking because he wants to go out for a walk ...
    Even though he can hardly stand up?

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    I'd be going a bit mental if I was locked alone in a garage too.

    Get a new one to keep him company. Why wait until he has passed?

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    Locked up in a garage = animal cruelty, and he wonders why the fvcking thing barks 24/7, have it put down and put the neighbours out of their misery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Perota View Post
    30 Kg ! And after a couple of hours inside, with the air cond he becomes more energetic and start barking because he wants to go out for a walk ...
    Even though he can hardly stand up?
    The problem is his hips, it's very difficult for him to stand up on a slippery floor like wood or ceramic. But once he is standing, he can walk. I walk him about 1 km early morning and in the evening when it's not too hot, he enjoys it. Actually for a while he was staying with my mother in law who doesn't walk him, he almost ended with his back legs paralyzed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    Locked up in a garage = animal cruelty, and he wonders why the fvcking thing barks 24/7, have it put down and put the neighbours out of their misery!
    If you have nothing positive to contribute, why you don't just fuck off ?

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    A fish oil tablet once a day will ease things up a bit. Also, if you don't already, ditch the premade toxic petfood (pedigree, Hills etc) and start him on rice, veg and chicken. You can whizz the chicken and veg up with water to make it easily digestable as well as getting some more fluids into him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    I'd be going a bit mental if I was locked alone in a garage too.

    Get a new one to keep him company. Why wait until he has passed?
    Actually that's what I'm thinking of. I've a female in our house near Korat, they get along quite well but she's used to run free, I don't think she will enjoy the city life. You may suggest that I leave our dog in Korat as well. That would be perfect but if he is not with us or my mother in law, he stops eating. It's not easy.

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    I really don't know who is more pathetic the dog or the owner, 15 years, his time is up mate.

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    How's the doggy's appetite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    I really don't know who is more pathetic the dog or the owner, 15 years, his time is up mate.
    http://teakdoor.com/2740642-post38.html (Barking dog)

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    well you have had some good advice, muzzles, sonic devices, trip to the vet, bring the fleabag inside, fish oil, and have it put down. Then you say there is not much you can do, in other words you took none of the advice and the dog is still yapping away. Do you just want people to write ahh poor you and poor likle doggie? if not do something about it and stop whining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    How's the doggy's appetite?
    Very good. I usually cook meat withe rice, dog food only once in a while when I didn't have time to buy his meat. I bought a 5 kg bag in December, it's still half full. http://teakdoor.com/thailands-zoos-a...-dog-food.html (Do ants eat dog food ?)


    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    well you have had some good advice, muzzles, sonic devices, trip to the vet, bring the fleabag inside, fish oil, and have it put down. Then you say there is not much you can do, in other words you took none of the advice and the dog is still yapping away. Do you just want people to write ahh poor you and poor likle doggie? if not do something about it and stop whining.
    It is not that I don't consider the advises given by the people here, actually I'm quite thankful that people take time here to try to solve my problem, but I've already tried most of the solution offered above and some others are not really practical.

    Thanks to some links provided I realized that the problem i have is common with other dogs, we could call it the "grumpy old dog syndrome". Considering his age, he's in quite good health and will probably be with us for a couple of more years. But also because of his age we are more tolerant than before and he start to take bad habits, like barking for no good reason. I wouldn't hesitate to put a muzzle on a younger dog but I won't do it on my old dog.

    I talked to the neighbor yesterday, it seems she doesn't mind, she even said my dog looks good given his age, so at least that's one problem solved. The most difficult part now is to make the difference between when he really needs something and when he is just "grumpy".
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    My 16 year old Thai dog is a grumpus. She wasn't barking, she was jumpy and snapping at anyone or anything coming near her. The vet suggested giving her a kind of dog biscuit called Composure. I generally shy away from expensive "support" stuff which my dogs won't eat or doesn't work, but this has a very good effect. The dog spends most of the time on her bed now, very relaxed.

    Composure could be a solution to your barking problem.

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    I still would try the sonic device

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stop-Dog-B...item4619896f62

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    So to be clear, you advocate strapping a very distressing sound device around the neck of an old blind dog. Do you have or have you ever had a dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    So to be clear, you advocate strapping a very distressing sound device around the neck of an old blind dog. Do you have or have you ever had a dog?
    How do you know it's distressing are you a dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert
    Do you have or have you ever had a dog?
    That will be a no then.

    Quote Originally Posted by xanax
    How do you know it's distressing are you a dog?
    An educated guess. What possibly makes you think it would not be distressing to an old blind dog who to compensate will have sharper hearing, to then be blasted with a sonic alarm every times he opens his mouth.

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