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Re: Neighbour throwing chocolates over the fence for dog to find

Thanks for all your comments.

I have acknowledged his complaint and am getting a trainer in to help.

However, couldn't help end my text to him with a slight dig about happy to have any spare chocolates passed to me directly, since they're not very good for the dog (and won't stop her barking) ;)
Replies: 12
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:28 am

Re: Neighbour throwing chocolates over the fence for dog to find

Just to add, yes of course - I immediately responded to the text acknowledging the issue and said we were working on trying to calm the barking. We are also seeking help from a trainer, but it's not going to be an immediate fix.
Replies: 12
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:03 am

Neighbour throwing chocolates over the fence for dog to find

Hi all A bit of early advice before things escalate. We have a border terrier who gets very over excited by a squirrel going through our garden. As a result, she always barks excitedly as she goes into the garden. We are conscious that this might irritate, so we try to quieten her down as quickly as...
Replies: 12
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:15 pm

Re: Recommendation for a Au Pair firm?

Hiya I have used au pair agencies in the past, but the results have been mixed. My best experience has been via Au Pair world - It is quite time consuming but you can use filters to select people and do the assessment yourself, rather than having someone pushed onto you. Mellymell
Replies: 4
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:34 am

Re: Young teen struggling with school entrance process

I realise we are in a privileged position to be able to go for these schools in the first place and I'm also very aware that this is a double edged sword with respect to putting pressure on our children. Whatever the case, I keep reading articles about surges in population, so the pressure put on bo...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:49 am

Young teen struggling with school entrance process

Hi all Some advice needed. My son (12) is getting really stressed about the process of getting into secondary schools (private) He has had multiple rejections already - not on academics but on interview, and we are on waiting lists. However he is just being crushed by the pressure and the feeling th...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Wed May 15, 2019 9:30 pm

Computer running v.slow - anyone know an IT expert who does home visits?

Despite downloading all sorts of virus checkers/preventers, my computer (Apple) is running really slow.

Anyone know of a trustworthy, IT expert who can check out the hard drive and do a diagnostic check for me?  If they can do either a home visit or a virtual check, that would be great.

Replies: 4
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:11 am

English course for au pairs - near SW4 - URGENT

Hi all Needed urgently - suggestions for part time English courses for my German au pair. The nearest course she has found is Barnes (!), which with travel, will require 5 hours of her time a day which seems crazy.   ELT no longer open. Am looking at Lambeth College and Thames Valley.  Any other sug...
Replies: 4
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:24 pm

Regular cleaner wanted SW4

Hi all
I am looking for 4-6 hrs cleaning per week. I live in a Victorian house with lots of stairs so good for getting fit! Please get in touch with a mobile phone number and references.
Replies: 3
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:55 am

Building children's confidence

Hi all Have two boys just entering that 'fun' pre-teen stage with different confidence issues. One has been slightly battered by the school selection system who is retreating into himself and things he's a failure. The other desperate to be the best at something, but finding it hard, since his peer ...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 2
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:54 pm

Re: Jolly au pair /nanny/housekeeper needed from Mid August 2018

Hi Ursula

I have PM'd you, but in case it doesn't work, please send me your CV at and we can meet up for a chat perhaps. Thanks Melanie
Replies: 2
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:22 am

Jolly au pair /nanny/housekeeper needed from Mid August 2018

Hi all We are looking for a live-in (if possible, but not essential) housekeeper / au pair / nanny to help with my two sons (11 and 9) - school drop off, pick-up, simple meals and homework from mid August. Some light housework and care of our Border Terrier. The kids are at the age that they're pret...
Replies: 2
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:58 pm

Ed Psych.

Hi all,

Looking for a couple of recommendations for an Ed Psych for my son. We're based near Clapham Common, so if there is someone good (espec. with boys) locally, that would be great.

Many thanks
Topic: Ed Psych.
Replies: 2
Thu May 24, 2018 5:47 pm

Saturday Puppy Classes / nice vet

Hi all Question 1: We are on the list to get a puppy (Border Terrier) at the end of Feb and I would like to find out about local puppy training classes, so that the new family addition can make some new friends and also learn how to sit / stay / not chase squirrels etc. Someone mentioned to me a rea...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:05 am

Wanted: Cheery, bubbly Au Pair needed for SW4 asap

Hi all We're looking for a lovely au pair to join our family and look after our two sons (8 and 10). We'd prefer good English since homework is becoming more important. Duties are very much child-centred - ie get the boys to school on time and pick them up, providing snacks and simple meals in the e...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 0
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:48 pm