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by TheDieseltruck
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Left side paralyzed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2594

Re: Left side paralyzed?

Hi guys, Sorry that it took me so long to reply, but with the holidays and finals I got pretty caught up in everything. Diesel is actually doing pretty well now. He has regained his coordination fully, and I believe he has regained sight in his left eye as well. In fact, it seems as though he made a...
by TheDieseltruck
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Left side paralyzed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2594

Re: Left side paralyzed?

Thanks for your thoughts everyone. Just so you know he's ~5, give or take. So he's not that old. Every time I try to speak with a vet, they won't speak with me unless I pay for it. My vet was at a loss and sent me to the neurologist, when I spoke with the neurologist they said that they would either...
by TheDieseltruck
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Left side paralyzed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2594

Left side paralyzed?

So about a month ago, I noticed that the left half of Diesel's face is paralyzed. I took him to the vet and we tried two weeks of prednizone. There's no improvement, and now it seems as though his whole left side is starting to be affected. His appetite is still fine, although I think he might be lo...
by TheDieseltruck
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Harness rubbing fur?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Harness rubbing fur?

So I just started Diesel in his weight pull training a couple days ago. I wanted to start him a long time ago, but then I found out he needed an FHO and then I waited for a little over a year just to make sure that everything is healed. I got the okay from my vet so we're gonna start super light tra...
by TheDieseltruck
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: New neighbor, two bloodhounds
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: New neighbor, two bloodhounds

Right, that's what I would like to do. I'm just not sure how to approach the problem. My only guess is to have Diesel outside and click and treat while we're by the windows. The dogs will come and this is where I'm not sure what to do next. They charge the windows, I click Diesel for looking at them...
by TheDieseltruck
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: New neighbor, two bloodhounds
Replies: 3
Views: 91

New neighbor, two bloodhounds

So, I live in a basement apartment. The house above me is rented out to fellow students or military. A guy just moved in with his two bloodhounds and let me tell you, they are LOUD. Now, I have no problem with hearing them romp around upstairs or bark at whatever, but whenever I take Diesel out they...
by TheDieseltruck
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Passing another dog, correct approach?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Passing another dog, correct approach?

Thanks for your reply Red, it was very clear and informative. When spring rolls around, I'll probably be able to work with him in the middle of our park. It has a walking track around it, but the center is quite far away. While I'm working with him, should I still take him on normal walks too? Or sh...
by TheDieseltruck
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is too much cuddling a bad thing for a pup?
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Is too much cuddling a bad thing for a pup?

Yes, definitely make her calm down before giving her any love! Whenever I come home, Diesel has to sit before I open his crate door and he can only leave once I release him. I find that this helps them calm down and 'think' while they're in the state of "Oh my GOD! Mom's home!!" If he's st...
by TheDieseltruck
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Passing another dog, correct approach?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Passing another dog, correct approach?

Thanks for all the replies guys! And sorry about the late response. :\ Finals week and then the trip back to Wichita kept me from the computer. I've read the book 'Click to Calm', and I will refer back to it sometimes but when I did start clicker training, it didn't work too well and I'm pretty sure...
by TheDieseltruck
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Barking at everything/anyone
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Barking at everything/anyone

It's definitely not just a phase and is something that needs to be addressed. I agree it probably has something to do with barrier frustration. Until you start puppy classes, I would suggest that whenever she starts barking at someone, remove her from her location and use something to occupy her. (T...
by TheDieseltruck
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Passing another dog, correct approach?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Passing another dog, correct approach?

So, for a couple months I walked Diesel only around the block, for roughly an hour each time. I have a bag, and in it I carry his dinner of dry food. In order to earn a handful of food, I asked him to sit and 'look', or sit and 'touch'. Sometimes I would give him a handful of food just for being goo...
by TheDieseltruck
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: The boys don't get along--Boyfriend and Dog
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: The boys don't get along--Boyfriend and Dog

I agree, getting another dog would not do any good. It might just be the sudden change of you and your boy getting more serious. I would suggest not letting Aedin sleep in the bed at all, even when BF is gone. Perhaps he is relating your BF with not being able to sleep in the bed. Think of something...
by TheDieseltruck
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Flirt pole/Spring Pole concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Flirt pole/Spring Pole concerns

Well, I ended up putting up a spring pole for him as he is less inclined to freak out over it, and I did figure that it would be a great tool to improve his...fairly decent "out" lol. So far it's been fantastic, and I do think it might help him relieve more frustration than fetch did, alth...
by TheDieseltruck
Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Flirt pole/Spring Pole concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Flirt pole/Spring Pole concerns

Diesel's "out" on the spring pole is great and his "out" in general is pretty damn solid, but it's a little shoddy when it comes to the flirt pole. When I did have a flirt pole for him, I would click when he dropped the toy, I would give him the treat (which he would SNATCH from ...
by TheDieseltruck
Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Flirt pole/Spring Pole concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Flirt pole/Spring Pole concerns

I originally had both for Diesel. However when I began to speak over the phone with a behaviorist, she told me that I should discontinue use of both items because they encourage Diesel to be in an excited/aggressive state. I did notice this, although it was more with the flirt pole than with the spr...

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