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by Fixedgearjerk
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: "Healy Method" Opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: "Healy Method" Opinions?

I don''t have any issues that prevent us from co-existing but I would like to iron some things out. One thing I would really like to control is my pups behavior when another dog is in sight, I rescued him and am unsure of his dog-to-dog interaction and I don't want to handle it without professional ...
by Fixedgearjerk
Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: "Healy Method" Opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: "Healy Method" Opinions?

I don't know of the Healy Method offhand, but if it dates from 70 years ago, I'd be cautious. "Training" back then (especially for military dogs) was often a program of systematic brutality. Many dogs are resilient enough to handle it, but some (who get labeled "unstable") aren'...
by Fixedgearjerk
Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: "Healy Method" Opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 237

"Healy Method" Opinions?

Recently talked to a trainer who apprenticed under Jack Healy and practices the "Healy Method" of dog training. He thinks he could be of big help to my rescued pup and I, non-protection sense. Again, my goal is NOT protection training, if that comes as a benefit of assuming the Alpha role ...
by Fixedgearjerk
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Frontline vs. Advantix
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Frontline vs. Advantix

I'm sure this has been beatin to death, I did a quick search and didn't see anything though. Do any of you have a prefernce when it comes to flea/bug protection? We're moving from cold snowy Chicago to Birmingham and I want to get him protected asap. My boy is quite itchy so I'd prefer the less irri...
by Fixedgearjerk
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Moving to Alabama, Birmingham area, what am I in for?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Moving to Alabama, Birmingham area, what am I in for?

Do you have any boarding facilties you'd reccomend? I see Cahaba offers boarding service, any opinion? Unfortunatly my new job will have me traveling around GA, TN, MS and AL so I will have to board my buddy for a few nights every other week.
by Fixedgearjerk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 109
Views: 88953

Re: Pet Insurance

i have insurance throught http://www.vetinsurance.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (i think they're called "trupanion" in the US?) Any opinion on Trupanion from US policy holders? Their website quotes me at $40 a month with $0 dedudctable, thats affordable depending on w...
by Fixedgearjerk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Doggy Backpacking 101
Replies: 48
Views: 15698

Re: Doggy Backpacking 101

roflmao I just showed this to my boyfriend, this reminds me of him so much! When he got his backpacking tent he set it up in his bedroom and tried it out. Your dog even looks like Arnold (my avatar) in that photo! :)) Boys will have their toys! Arnold is very handsome, a mini-head version of Fez! I...
by Fixedgearjerk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Doggy Backpacking 101
Replies: 48
Views: 15698

Re: Doggy Backpacking 101

We've yet to fit Fez for a pack but I'd say he's ready to go! We got bored over the weekend and "camped out" for the first time, even though we didn't leave ha lol

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by Fixedgearjerk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: weight pull carts
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: weight pull carts

Good idea with the laundry basket! My boy needs a harness ASAP!
by Fixedgearjerk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: weight pull carts
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: weight pull carts

I've been collecting things to use as drag weights, after my boy is comfy with pulling the lighter drag weights I'll get a garden cart and just put the drag weight collection on the cart!
by Fixedgearjerk
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please

Just to update the Temaril-P really helped him stop itching. Started Saturday night and he hasn't had a "fit" since. :thumbsup: I'm hoping as we ween off the dosage the results will continue!
by Fixedgearjerk
Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Moving to Alabama, Birmingham area, what am I in for?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Moving to Alabama, Birmingham area, what am I in for?

Thanks for the info!! Esp. the vet reccomendation!
by Fixedgearjerk
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please

Temaril-P is mostly an antihistamine, but it has low doses of steroids too... I usually just reach for the steroids if the itching is really that bad. The dosing/duration seems accurate for a 50 lb dog... He weighed in at 74 lbs today! Thats at least 10 lbs more than he was when I got him before Th...
by Fixedgearjerk
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please

The Doc's evaluation was the allergy is enviromental of some sort. I'm feeding strictly Evo Salmon and Herring, grain free. Had him look over the ingrediant list and his feeling was this isn't food related based on that being the only his ONLY food source at this point, no other treats etc. and the ...
by Fixedgearjerk
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please

Just got back from the first trip to the vet with my foster failure. SO happy to brag, he was an AWESOME patient! He has been extremely itchy and displaying to styles of skin irritation, some areas where the fur had been "scratched" off and some welt like bumps he's fond of nibbling to itc...

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