Location: West Sussex UK
Joined: Jan 2010
Originally Posted by Tillymint
Interesting! I wouldn't mix them myself, I think the holistic pets lady did a lot of things & sold (possibly still does) sell them on her website.
I'm not sure which of the above Tilly would fall into, possibly Aspen. She is the classic "I'm not quite sure about you so I'm going to get you before you get me" like a trust thing - especially with the feet. (I'm sure she has been kicked - well I know she was when she was a puppy & that person doesn't live here any more) She doesn't do it to me any more,occasionally she will launch at me feet but not bite.But the kids don't help with their body language as they tense up & say " she's going to get me" when they walk past her in the hall.So Tilly reads the signs & attacks their feet & she does bite. I've tried a million times to show the kids how to walk past her & show confidence,it took me long enough to learn to do it myself & I'm able to steam on past her or tell her to move. She may growl at me sometimes if I tell her to move but it's just a grumble & she does as I ask.
The weird thing is after she's got the feet, she then wags her tail & jumps up to play!!
So the bach I was giving her (beech & rock) stopped her doing this. She's started doing it again to the kids & also not happy about visitors (male ones) just in the last week since we run out.
As I said outside of the house she is totally relaxed with anyone, in fact she's a bit of a hussy, rubbing up to people for a fuss like butter wouldn't melt!
Sorry - waffling. I think my best option would be to re-home the kids
Well there's certainly no reason why your kids can't be given Mimulus (known fears, i.e. Tilly)
When you say "Rock", do you mean Rock Rose or Rock Water?
Beech is for intolerance, being critical, abruptness, irritable annoyance & defience. Would you say this fits Tilly?
I knew a dog when I volunteered at the Dogs Trust that did just the same as Tilly with feet. Fine when out & about, but would grab at feet in times of stress, a bit hyped up etc. I think there was partly a learned element as it got her the attention she wanted too!
I wonder if maybe Impatiens might be appropriate? It is literally for impatience, but also for being short-tempered, nervous tension, aggravation, agitation, annoyance with others.
But as for my reply to sarah1983, you may want to see a qualified BFR animal practitioner for the best advice.
As for mixing the remedies yourself, it's very very easy
. You can usually get the individual remedies from Boots. All you need are a couple of empty small dropper bottles, some distilled water & the remedies. Then fill an empty dropper bottle with the water & follow the instructions on the remedy bottles on the number of drops you put into the distilled water. Then you add a few drops of the water containing the remedies onto food.