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About Rachael_Astro

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  • Birthday 12/03/1986

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  • Real Name
    Rachael
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    North Wales
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    I live in North Wales with my other half and 2 crazy huskies Astro and Koda!
    I do a lot of charity events such as Tough Mudder and I have a degree in Sports Science.
    When I first left school I was an apprentice mechanic for Vauxhall! I do still have an interest in cars and I especially like old Fords such as Mustangs. I wanted to be a mechanic for the Vauxhall BTCC team!
    I am quite good at drawing and when I was 10 I came 3rd in a national competition to design a poster about caring for a dog for NCDL (now called Dogs Trust).
    I'm also a 1st Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and I once trained with Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones before she stopped doing TAGB Tae Kwon Do
    I also enjoy DIY around the house, volunteering at my local animal rescue, watching rugby league and football (Liverpool supporter!), watching BTCC and the TT, and going on days out to interesting places such as National Trust buildings

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  1. Diamond isn't a brand I'm familiar with so I did a Google and found this. On the first pic, the red ingredients are controversial I strongly suggest you try a grain/cereal free, hypoallergenic dry food Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  2. What is it you're feeding them, how often and how much? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  3. Huskies will push the boundaries in most ways possible, it's up to you to set the boundaries so he knows where he stands Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  4. A behaviourist told me to teach my dogs to wait outside the room I'm in, keep the door open but not let them in until I say. I don't do it all the time just when I need a bit of peace! Both of mine were very clingy and the behaviourist said it's them guarding you and them being constantly anxious about where you are and if you're ok. Once they learn you can look after yourself they can relax a bit Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  5. Arden Grange is ok but not great (that's what I started Astro on too). There's a really food website called allaboutdogfood.co.uk and they rate it 3.4/5 Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  6. I think Wynter/Winter is a nice name for a female husky Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  7. Luckily I've got fake grass with lots of layers of rocks underneath they won't be getting through that [emoji23] it's just this one corner where the grass ends. Told my fella off cos when he cuts the top of the hedge behind our fence he just leaves the bits there so over the years it's gradually built up, there's probably a rat palace under there! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  8. I spoke to one of my neighbour's yesterday and they have been putting bait down apparently, not sure where as they have 2 dogs too! They have bird feeders hanging up so maybe the food has fallen to the floor Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  9. What country are you in? If you're in the uk you have to report any dog found to the dog warden by law, and the owner can come forward to claim the dog at any time so they are never really yours If you're in the USA and decide not to keep him, please don't take him to a kill shelter! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  10. Ahh I see yes I'll give that a try then [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app Thanks for the idea I'll have a look! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  11. I really don't want to poison them, they were probably here before us and I do t want to be cruel. I've got no idea where the nest is, there's probably some under my neighbour's deckings and some in the hedge behind my fence which is farmers land so I can't go spraying anything behind there anyway. Just wasn't sure what to use as everything I can think of they will probably bury through! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  12. I did think about that, but I'm not sure how many there are! Both my neighbour's have decking by their back fence and the rats have burrowed under their fences and some live under their decking. It's just fields behind my house and there's a hedge behind our fence that runs along our whole row of houses, there could be a few! I think if I can just keep them out my back garden I'll be happy with that [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app There's nothing in my garden that's any use to them, my recycling is locked away and then I've just got plastic grass and a shed that's locked up! They probably just want to have a nosey [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app I do have offcuts of grass actually, might try that! The gaps really small, I struggled to get my arm behind the shed when I was painting the fence, so limits what I can use really [emoji17] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  13. So the other day I let Astro out the back garden at night, it's just fields behind my house so my garden is pitch black. I saw him race towards the fence and jump, I actually thought he had gone over but luckily not! The next day I saw why - a huge rat was sat by the back fence! I've got fake grass so they can't bury through that, but in the corner I've got a shed and between the concrete base and the fence there's a gap with just soil and they have been burying through that I'm not poisoning them, has anyone got any ideas what I could put in the gap to stop them burying through? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  14. Never use a crate or kennel as punishment, they need to feel safe in their crate and using it as punishment will only make them not want to go in Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  15. I wouldn't completely ignore her, she's only a pup and if she needs to go to the toilet she won't be able to hold it in all night Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
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