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by Curious Pit
Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: The crate thing is not working out with Destiny.....
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Well, from what I gather, this is a thread that suggests a 2 week shutdown for foster dogs (typically dogs that are older than 12 weeks) I'd completely toss this idea out the window for a puppy. Your pup is in PRIME socialization age, the window for exposing your pup to new experiences, people, soun...
by Curious Pit
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Cesar Millan Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 762

I felt the same way, I wouldn't vote in this poll for that reason. I don't support all things Cesar does but I certainly support his advocacy for media maligned breeds and how his show has created an elevated awareness that a lot of dog issues can be pinpointed to an issue their owner created. I als...
by Curious Pit
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: American Bully Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 1925

We are certainly looking to expand our household as well and the Bullies have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, but I would never live with myself to pay thousands of dollars to a breeder. We're in Virginia if anyone may have some good bully suggestions. Petfinder has not yielded much, but we'r...
by Curious Pit
Thu May 08, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural remedies for fleas and ticks?
Replies: 9
Views: 810

I had always thought garlic was unsafe for canine consumption? What is a safe dosage as this sounds like a great way to keep fleas and ticks down without any harmful chemicals.
by Curious Pit
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Squirts in a puppy
Replies: 16
Views: 998

When we fed raw (which I would love to return to) we found that adding more bone to the meal would help firm up mushy or loose poops. Too much meat would make the poops soft and finding that right balance varied for each dog. May still want to give your pup a checkover with the vet just to make sure...
by Curious Pit
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Supermarket/petstore foods
Replies: 7
Views: 627

The Petco near us carries Solid Gold which is a nice food, I don't know the price off the top of my head however but it warrants a look at.
by Curious Pit
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: worried about doc
Replies: 43
Views: 2781

He's such a meathead, please hug him and wish him well.
by Curious Pit
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ~*Dog Allergies*~
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

I am allergic to dogs and cats. To combat my dog allergies we purchased a very nice AlenAir HEPA filter and I take the 24 hour allergy medicine. Our vaccuum cleaner also have a HEPA filter on it and I have lived predominantly symptom free with our dogs. There are occassions where I get an itchy thro...
by Curious Pit
Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Old Dog, Young Dog
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Old Dog, Young Dog

Ok Pitbull Forum-ites, I am in desperate need of advice! This post is going to be a bit long but I want to give as much information as I can My household consists of a 10 month old puppy and an 11 year old dog. We established initial meeting with the new pup on neutral ground, and tried to do our be...
by Curious Pit
Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Maybe it's the Mastiff in him??
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Doubtful it is the mastiff in him. Owning an English Mastiff pup myself he can be very stoic but, just as much, very demonstrative. He will wag his tail, he will show reaction to punshiment sometimes but they are a bullheaded breed and he can just as equally show complete and total oblivion to what ...
by Curious Pit
Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Building Focus and Gaining Attention
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Building Focus and Gaining Attention

Hi all! My new (non-pitty but equally big-headed) pup is a very astute learner once the smelly, chewy treats comes out and retains things fairly well when they aren't but he does have a problem that really hinders obedience and our enjoyment with him if we every venture outside of our apartment - fo...
by Curious Pit
Fri May 12, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Butters is sick
Replies: 48
Views: 5210

Butters is strong, he'll make it. He has to.

My thoughts are with you.
by Curious Pit
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Walking with doggie back-pack
Replies: 55
Views: 5222

Oh, and what = fully grown? Nine months? A year? I'd almost say wait until about the 2 years mark, unless you're going to do it gradually. My main worry is the dog's hips, if they are still growing their joints are still malleable as their young bodies are still growing into the dog they will fill ...
by Curious Pit
Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Praise Based Reward Training
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Praise Based Reward Training

Hey everyone. I have a few questions on this topic as I'd really like to use it with my pup. First off I'd like to say that I'd define praise in these instances as a verbal cue of satisfaction/pleasure at a dog's behavior or obedience to command followed by some physical attention. With that premise...
by Curious Pit
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Please rate this food..
Replies: 10
Views: 989

I do believe Petco carries Natural Balance, which is on the Whole Dog Journal's best dry food list.

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