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by geckogirly
Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Multiple Issues - Help?
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: Multiple Issues - Help?

If she's afraid of the room and happy in her crate, then why make her stay in the room? I would crate her while you are away and at night and see if this fixes her 'accident' problems (and crying for that matter). Dogs pick up on things. Maybe she associates you leaving with being in that room? Who ...
by geckogirly
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 37198

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

My dog sounds very much like yours. Never goes 2 days without eating at least one meal, but still very kibble picky.

I mix in broth with his food which is cheap and he loves. No problems getting him to eat meals with it.

Just what works for me :D

-Andrea ;)
by geckogirly
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?
Replies: 35
Views: 7594

Re: Pros/Cons for spaying 8 yr old?

Misskiwi67 wrote:1 in 4 dogs will get a pyometra by the age of 10 unless spayed. I don't understand why any vet would say to leave her intact. This would make me question this vets comfort level with senior pet anesthesia and surgery as well, so take care in choosing her surgeon.


:goodpost:

-Andrea ;)
by geckogirly
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Can't find the perfect diet???
Replies: 164
Views: 184466

Re: Can't find the perfect diet???

Sorry for DP, but also wanted to mention that by buying my cat and dog food there I get a $5 and $10 coupon once a year on top of getting the 13th bag/case free. Also give me a discount buying a case of cat food...so, yeah, they just freakin rock!!

-Andrea ;)
by geckogirly
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Can't find the perfect diet???
Replies: 164
Views: 184466

Re: Can't find the perfect diet???

I feed HealthWise: http://www.healthwisepetfood.com/products/691 Has been tested by AAFCO. My dog seems to do pretty well on it. It's about $25 for a 20 lb bag, but my 13th bag is free! (so, cheaper in the long run). I think it's a good mid range food. Chicken meal is first ingredient. Then oatmeal ...
by geckogirly
Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: AHHH, a popcan! AHHH, a grocery bag!
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: AHHH, a popcan! AHHH, a grocery bag!

Thanks Amie. Over the weekend we spent around 20 mins opening a box of reptile supplies I'd ordered. By the end he decided it wasn't scary, and instead a treat dispenser...but reguardless, I was very happy to see his head stuck in the box rather than running across the room from the 'scary' thing. S...
by geckogirly
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: AHHH, a popcan! AHHH, a grocery bag!
Replies: 2
Views: 211

AHHH, a popcan! AHHH, a grocery bag!

Yeah, title pretty much explains it. Anytime Newt bumps into anything and it moves or makes a noise he freaks. Is there any way to make him relax a little more? He's on Anti-anxiety meds for his SA, but he still freaks out about little things. The poor boy runs into walls, couch, chair, knees ( :po:...
by geckogirly
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Only accidents after swimming???
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Only accidents after swimming???

Thanks for all the replies guys! Makes me feel much better that this is somewhat 'normal'. I'll just be sure to leave him outside a LONG time after he gets to go to the lake. :thumbsup: I certainly don't want him having another accident on my bed. It's bad enough the dumb cat thinks that is the best...
by geckogirly
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Only accidents after swimming???
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Only accidents after swimming???

Ok, I think this is a little odd, but since so many posted on how our pits eat grass (for example) I thought maybe someone else on here has experienced this phenomenon. Ok, so Newton is totally house broken...EXCEPT if he's been in the lake. It could be weeks in between swims, but its afterwards he ...
by geckogirly
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Grass Eaters
Replies: 24
Views: 423

Re: Grass Eaters

Yeah, Newt eats grass almost every day...rarely throws it up. Really annoying when you're in the backyard with him trying to get him to do his business and all he does is graze! Also notice that when he comes in from going potty in the mornings he almost always brings a mouthful of grass in with him...
by geckogirly
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: i am so screwed
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: i am so screwed

Beowulf wrote:
He knocks the screws out of the wall? I've only had one dog like that who actually chewed through a wooden door. And some drywall.


Not so much knocking as PULLING off the wall. That's why there are teeth marks in the metal.

-Andrea
by geckogirly
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: i am so screwed
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: i am so screwed

I have the gate pictured...and Newt can't open it the way it was intended to be open, but he can rip it off the doorway.... :huh?:

Sooooo, depends on how destructive your dog is. I have Newt teeth marks in the metal! :sad:

-Andrea ;)
by geckogirly
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Leaning on me...
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: Leaning on me...

Yeah, my Newt is a leaner too. Especially when we're relaxing on the couch. His favorite is to lean on you with his butt...goof!

-Andrea ;)
by geckogirly
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Too Protective?
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Too Protective?

Ok, so here's the deal...Newt always barked at my Dad when he came in the door, even if he just saw him. We did the whole treat thing, remove hat, don't look directly at, speak softly thing...none with much luck. Here's the thing...if Dad is home by himself with the dogs, Newt won't bark at him at a...
by geckogirly
Tue May 12, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to teach a dog to swim?
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Ok, haven't picked up the jacket yet. Turns out he's a medium, so the large and x-large at Tuesday Morning didn't work. Anyway, he loves the water, and has some idea that he needs to move his feet because he has taken to DIGGING at the water (about tummy height).... Absolutely hysterical to watch. H...

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