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by mr. beefy
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Crating at night nylon vs. wire/cats in the room
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Yes, the nylon crate will be demolished in a second if there's something she wants. I know because my dog killed one, after respecting it for days on a trip, just by getting excited when we got back to the house. Just one solid rush and he broke through the zipper. And my dog is *very* crate trained...
by mr. beefy
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Help for Horace?
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Yeah, if your dog is feeling nervous they should be trying to comfort him, not express fear. There's a good chance he is a little jumpy right now. My dog is very noise shy, it pretty much manifested when he hit maturity (didn't seem to care too much beforehand). It gets worse around the 4th of July,...
by mr. beefy
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: resource guarding and my roommate
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Does he ever spend time in his crate with the door closed? I would think that would be one safe way to get him accustomed to eating around your roommate, in the common area, while making both feeling safe. In general, I think it would probably be a beneficial thing for both of them if Turk were to s...
by mr. beefy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SO over the skin prob. maybe switch back to kibble
Replies: 39
Views: 3854

My dog eats whatever is cheapest at Pak N Save. Obviously organic is best, but if it's fit for human consumption that's good enough in my book (and usually well above what's in kibble)
by mr. beefy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SO over the skin prob. maybe switch back to kibble
Replies: 39
Views: 3854

its very possible the ingredients in the NV raw is bothering them both. i would do the allergy testing for airborne allergies to see if they are allergic to anything like house mites, storage mites, dust mites, grass etc. to do regular prey model raw you buy whole chickens and give them that plus t...
by mr. beefy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: I trained my dog how to..
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Ugh. My ex taught my dog, "who is it?" but the results aren't nearly as cute... he taught him to charge the door and bark to that command. Granted, we used to live in an uber sketchy neighborhood (as in my neighbor was mugged at gunpoint and dragged to the ATM) and it came in handy there m...
by mr. beefy
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Where does it end????? Need encouragement/help (long)
Replies: 14
Views: 980

It's not ideal to get a puppy that young, obviously, but it happens. Without its littermates and mother, it's hard to learn proper bite inhibition. Do what Olympian AB said and do some research on mouthiness. This may sound harsh, but if it's really overwhelming you may want to consider placing one ...
by mr. beefy
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: New behavior...how do I stop this
Replies: 8
Views: 381

My dog's behavior is not exactly like this but he is very bad at the door. He goes ballistic, barking jumping, grabbing a toy... totally nuts. What I've been doing to combat it is this: crate him next to the door. Person comes in, the barking and crashing ensues, but results in no attention. Then, w...
by mr. beefy
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Loose Stool
Replies: 12
Views: 1027

Don't feed him kibble and raw at the same time. The foods digest at different rates and can cause serious tummy upset. I'd maybe fast him for a day to give his tummy a rest, then start with just chicken wings and maybe some yogurt. How much does he weigh? That will determine how much he should eat, ...
by mr. beefy
Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Keeping the dogs out of the bed...
Replies: 13
Views: 449

I just recently had to "wean" my dog from the bed. Just keep being consistent. If you wake up with a dog next to you, just send them off. Obviously it's better if you can stop them in the act, but there's no harm in sending them off once you realize they're up with a groggy snap of the fin...
by mr. beefy
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Down on recall
Replies: 8
Views: 342

If he used to having someone holding the long line, maybe you could tie the long line to something and then give the command before he hits the end. If he goes too far, then he'll automatically hit the end. That way it will be the same way he's learning but with the ability to do it solo and in lots...
by mr. beefy
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Blocky Dog Collars RULE!
Replies: 22
Views: 2308

Here's the scoop:

it's on page 35 of the August issue (jonas brothers are on the cover). The dog is a Presa Canario

I can't wait to see it!
by mr. beefy
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Blocky Dog Collars RULE!
Replies: 22
Views: 2308

Did you guys see that there was a dog wearing a Blocky Dog collar in a recent Rolling Stone? I have yet to see it, a friend told me about it, but that's cool!

My dog sometimes sports a khaki and red dual grip with stars. Love them!
by mr. beefy
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Kuranda Beds
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Super easy to clean and disinfect. I too, have only worked with them in large scale boarding scenarios but they are incredibly sturdy, dogs think they're cozy, and you can hose them down (which is vital should a stressed or sick pooch decide to explode on one... night after night). Come to think of ...
by mr. beefy
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hair stuck in gum
Replies: 7
Views: 722

I had a similar-ish problem the other day but it was my dog's hair in my gum. Blech :frown: . Floss fixed that, though.

Let us know how the flushing works (or doesn't).

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