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by Roxers
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need a new trick to train..
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Well, I kind of just captured "play dead" with the clicker with Roxy. I noticed that a lot of times when I would walk up to her when she was laying down she would lay on her side, I guess expecting me to rub her belly. So I would walk up to her and click her when she rolled onto her side. ...
by Roxers
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need a new trick to train..
Replies: 8
Views: 300

That is pretty cool. We have to show it in class, though.. so not sure we could do the whole thing, but I could definitely work on her picking up a bottle of water and bringing it to me!
by Roxers
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Boz has heartworms! Am I overreating at the clinic mix-up?
Replies: 16
Views: 1749

Some clinics do not do in-house heartworm tests. I have no idea why, but that's just how it goes. During his original heartworm test, he could have been infected with young worms that weren't old enough to produce the antigen (has to be >6-8 months) but were too old to be killed by the preventative....
by Roxers
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Kinda nervous.. Vet visit TODAY/our petsmart experiance
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Keep her exercise level to a minimum until you kill the heartworms. They can die at any time and break off and cause a clot in the lungs (pulmonary thromboembolism). The risk and complications of this are much much higher if she is active. Get the heartworm treatment as soon as you possibly can, bec...
by Roxers
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need a new trick to train..
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Need a new trick to train..

So Roxy and I have been taking an obedience class... which is actually going really well! She is getting better every time about being around the other dogs. Anyway, for graduation in two weeks, our assignment is to train a chain of behaviors. The example she gave was "go to your mat," whi...
by Roxers
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Flea and heartworm question-what pill?
Replies: 15
Views: 2102

I have heard of many dogs getting heartworm on Revolution. The company pays for treatment.. but still! For this reason, the vet I worked for does not carry it. I would feel much better using Interceptor/Sentinel or Heartgard.
by Roxers
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thyroid Tests
Replies: 26
Views: 2640

Do you know which levels were low? Did she check totalT4 (TT4), TSH, and freeT4 (fT4)? Hypothyroidism is one of the most overdiagnosed diseases in dogs. You need at least two of the three mentioned hormone levels to be low to really justify putting them on medication. Luckily, thyroid hormone is eas...
by Roxers
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How loud is a clicker suppose to be?
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Yep, the box clickers are LOUD. I use those outside, and the i-click for inside work.
by Roxers
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Free Spay/Neuter for Pit Bulls Atlanta, GA
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Free Spay/Neuter for Pit Bulls Atlanta, GA

I just got an email that the humane society in Atlanta, GA is offering (for a limited time) free spay/neuter for pit bulls and pit bull mixes! I only hope that the people who really need to take advantage of this do.

http://www.atlantahumane.org/free-pit-bull-spay-neuter.asp
by Roxers
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Best training treats
Replies: 17
Views: 454

Any kind of soft treats can be broken down into much smaller pieces. I used to use the Bil-Jac Gooberlicious treats a lot. Roxy loves them, but they are basically candy.. they have high fructose corn syrup in them. Someone just recommended using the Natural Balance food rolls. They can be cut into w...
by Roxers
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Tried everything but the biting continues...
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Yelp, and remove yourself from the play. She will start to realize that playtime is over when she bites. Removing yourself can range from turning your back to actually going into another room for a few moments, depending on how persistent she is. Once she has stopped protesting, you can start playin...
by Roxers
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Aggression VERY IMPORTANT
Replies: 51
Views: 2098

What was the dog's body language like? Can you describe exactly what happened? It was definitely not a playful action?

I second the idea of having him professionally evaluated by a behaviorist. That kind of thing is not something you want to mess around with.
by Roxers
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any owners have experience with COMFORTIS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1421

Great thanks. I didnt know that the Advantage was topical too, so it looks like I am going to get her the comfortis, then when she turns 6 months old on 5/23 taking her to my vet and having the blood test done and pputting her on an oral heartworm prev. She needs to be started on HW prevention imme...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Does your life revolve around your dog?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

What about food after exercise? Still wait an hour?
by Roxers
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Need expert help with recall issue - long
Replies: 25
Views: 863

I want a command that says, "fun is over; this is not a game, we are going in." There is a ritual to our going in, that is different than a recall exercise and she knows when fun is over and that's when she doesn't come. I think that a command that tells her fun is over is setting her up ...

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