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by star_frances
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Senior Boy needs a home!
Replies: 11
Views: 6719

Re: Senior Boy needs a home!

I think he is possibly the cutest dog I have ever seen. :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
by star_frances
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Muzzle trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Muzzle trouble

I'd start all over again from square one, using a method more like this:

http://www.morrco.com/trdogtowemu.html
by star_frances
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Durable, Warm Coat
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Durable, Warm Coat

Is Libby still around? She makes some really good custom sweater coats! Sent from my HTC using Tapatalk She has been off this forum for awhile now. Her Etsy shop is still set up though, so you could try contacting her there. http://www.etsy.com/shop/PitbullMamma" onclick="window.open(this.href);ret...
by star_frances
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: humping
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: humping

What if i give him a stuffed animal. He loves them but i never give cause its destroyed so quickly. And won't giving a special treat only when he humps just make him associate the toy with the humping??? You don't give it to him while he's humping. You use the high value item to distract him and gi...
by star_frances
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Starting to worry about Dolly and the baby
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Starting to worry about Dolly and the baby

It may be the walker making Dolly nervous, not the baby in the walker? Can you push the walker around a little bit without Kael in it to guage her reaction? Then you would have a better idea if you need to work with the walker or with the baby. And, as always, consult a good qualified professional i...
by star_frances
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: humping
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: humping

I've been trying to divert hisattention elsewhere by throwing his ball...handing him his bone etc and the humping is just getting worse! Help! You have to up the ante with something far more interesting and exciting than the humping is to him. A fabulous favorite treat or toy that you ONLY break ou...
by star_frances
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: HYPER ISSUE
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: HYPER ISSUE

Maybe your wife approaches her differently than you do? I know my dog goes bonkers when my husband comes in, but is very calm for me. I think that is because I don't look at her, speak to her, or pet her until she is sitting calmly by me. I have encouraged my husband to do the same with her now, and...
by star_frances
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: humping
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: humping

You don't want to just shut him down when the humping starts - he's over-excited and you want to divert that energy to something appropriate so he can let it out. Your best bet is to interrupt the behavior quickly with an appropriate activity such as tug, fetch or flirt pole - whatever he seems to e...
by star_frances
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Concerned.... Runty won't stop shaking
Replies: 3
Views: 2572

Re: Concerned.... Runty won't stop shaking

Really hoping for a good update on this. Is your dog alright?
by star_frances
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions about ACE and other Meds for my Foster
Replies: 7
Views: 5215

Re: Questions about ACE and other Meds for my Foster

If you're unfamiliar with her breed mix it may be best to avoid using the ace. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acepromazine#Potential_adverse_effects_in_dogs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Also, there is this: "Research has shown these drugs functions primarily as chemical restrain...
by star_frances
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Concerned.... Runty won't stop shaking
Replies: 3
Views: 2572

Re: Concerned.... Runty won't stop shaking

We can't diagnose or treat medical problems over the internet. Three days is a long time to let something like that go. Call your vet and get her in ASAP.
by star_frances
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: how much do you feed your dog per feeding?
Replies: 15
Views: 9047

Re: how much do you feed your dog per feeding?

It depends almost entirely on the brand of food, the weight of your dog, and their activity level. It's best to start out with the general guidelines you see printed on your bag of dog food, and adjust from there as you observe your dog.
by star_frances
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: 3 months Separation From Dog - Advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: 3 months Separation From Dog - Advice?

It will probably take him a couple weeks to settle into the new place, as he may have some stress hormones built up from the big changes (pretty similar to a dog coming out of a shelter or foster situation). Just be clear and consistent in your expectations and everything should be just fine. I have...
by star_frances
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: how many of you have dogs that fight ?
Replies: 25
Views: 940

Re: how many of you have dogs that fight ?

My dog would fight over certain things such as food, bones, high value toys, even sleeping spots on the bed. With these triggers carefully managed, we've been able to avoid any serious fights with my mom's dog living here, but I know better than to leave them to work things out on their own terms. M...

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