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by HollyJoy
Sat May 07, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Work to eat toys are a no go
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: Work to eat toys are a no go

You can't expect a dog to gain weight on boiled meat and rice. [...] I mean you could just feed extra rice and boiled meat but the nutrients just aren't there compared to a designed diet. Why not? If a person eats much white rice, they're going to gain weight. Fat maybe, but still weight. Are you j...
by HollyJoy
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Work to eat toys
Replies: 61
Views: 3024

Re: Work to eat toys

Looking forward to the new product!
by HollyJoy
Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Stinky treats
Replies: 25
Views: 239

Re: Stinky treats

You know, my dog's regularly get steak, or whatever leftover meats as treats. Ruca is also fed raw. As such, she REALLY works for kibble, because it's such a rarity. Maybe you could try simple, instead of fancy.

Hope you have an answer soon for her ACL/CCL/unkown leg business.
by HollyJoy
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Collars or harness for walking?
Replies: 38
Views: 698

Re: Collars or harness for walking?

mutty wrote:Has anybody use the Sense-ation dog harness?

We have the Sense-ation harnesses and like them much more than the Easy-Walk one. What do you mean shafting?
by HollyJoy
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tully at the Chinese medicine vet
Replies: 41
Views: 5460

Re: Tully at the Chinese medicine vet

Oh my Tully! I've dealt with adrenal gland cancer, it's removal and later reappearance as Addison's-like symptoms. I wish I had some insight or suggestion for you but I don't. I'm just posting to let you know we're thinking of Tully, and you.
by HollyJoy
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tess spayed
Replies: 10
Views: 1591

Re: Tess spayed

Dear Tess, if you were a drama queen, I'm sure your mum would pick you up and off the bed. But no, you have to be 'back to yourself' which means you can't be trusted not to jump about. That'll teach you to feel good.
by HollyJoy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Unexpected puppies
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Unexpected puppies

And this page has lots of information on raising socially healthy puppies. Certain kinds of socialization and handling must begin quite early-- http://jerrier.tripod.com/Temperament.html I think the early socialization section of that site is decent, but there's a lot of bunk about alpha / dominanc...
by HollyJoy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Conditioned Emotional Response (CER) for DA
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Conditioned Emotional Response (CER) for DA

I have been reading a few of Jean Donaldson's book lately and she talks about the CER quite a lot. I've read " Mine! " (about resource guarding) and " Dogs are from Neptune " (In 41 essays, Jean highlights the common and frequently wrong-headed notions people have about why dogs ...
by HollyJoy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: TEXAS STATEWIDE
Replies: 36
Views: 813

Re: TEXAS STATEWIDE

These people want some justice. Imo in order to appease them, I would pull information from this wonderful essay by Malcolm Gladwell : http://www.gladwell.com/2006/2006_02_06_a_pitbull.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; He discusses generalizations and stereotypes and explains why m...
by HollyJoy
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: clicker training?
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: clicker training?

maybe take him to a socializing event at a rescue center or anywhere i can find that run those types of events. I'd like to add in here, its generally a bad idea to let John Q. Public help out with anything like this. Socializing a puppy that shows the correct temperament, yea great. A dog that is ...
by HollyJoy
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Caramel vs. Door
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Caramel vs. Door

A hook will not stop a dog who has learned to turn a handle. Growing up I had a not-so-bright and not-used-to-learning/training bulldog who would undo the hooks in the house no problem. How old is your son? How tall is he? Why don't you want to crate train? Seems like the simplest solution to me. Th...
by HollyJoy
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Im frustrated with Brie and Upset
Replies: 30
Views: 568

Re: Im frustrated with Brie and Upset

Crate and rotate will be a pain in the ass but I will do it if need be. Yes it is a PITA, but when people are saying keep them separate "for a while," I'm assuming C&R is what they mean. Give them at least a week for the emotions to calm down. Sounds like things are going south, fast....
by HollyJoy
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Veronica & her Nina Ottosson puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Veronica & her Nina Ottosson puzzle

I love it! Did that come from the shop with those massive bully sticks? I thought we saw some there. Tonight I tried to desensitize Ruca to a cone that she has to wear for a bit, by C&T for getting closer & touching etc. I placed the cone all put together, neck-opening up on the floor, with ...
by HollyJoy
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: for sale: drag sled and practice pull cart
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: for sale: drag sled and practice pull cart

Whereabouts in NJ are you?

My parents still go down to Staten Island from time to time, and Louie's brother has a truck route but I'm not sure if he does any in Jersey.
by HollyJoy
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Thank you Rossignol!
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Thank you Rossignol!

Tell my, why would you use this style clip or something else? I've seen your equipment made with these clips but I don't know what the advantage is. I know Herm Springer is German made, good quality stuff.

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