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by FransterDoo
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Homemade Tug?
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Homemade Tug?

My knee jerk reaction is "no". But really how handy is she should be the first question?

Any ideas about what exactly she'd like?
by FransterDoo
Wed May 29, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: IMHA and ITP
Replies: 34
Views: 23677

Re: IMHA and ITP

My friend Liz almost lost her bitch Emma to IMHA. It took a lot of care. I'm not sure how much of it she's posted publically but I can ask.

Good luck!
by FransterDoo
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Heavy duty but comfortable crate mats?
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Heavy duty but comfortable crate mats?

Primo Pads? They are very hardy according to the friends that have them.

Hank shreds bedding at dock diving and at flyball practice. He now just gets cheap fleece blankets and once he's turned them into litle bits, I replace them.
by FransterDoo
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rabbit?
Replies: 7
Views: 3445

Re: Rabbit?

If you are looking to add calories and such for a skinny dog - rabbit's pretty low in fat. I know that I couldn't feed it to my competition dogs regularly since they need some fat in their diet. Also, out of 5 dogs - only 1 likes rabbit. I have a friend who tried rabbit with 4 dogs and only one like...
by FransterDoo
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Wobbly Board Fears
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Wobbly Board Fears

Very cool links, thank you both!! Would I need to buy multiple balance boards (the amazon link) to create something he could walk across, or is that more for simple 'rest your paw here' exercises? I think he does have body awareness, he is just 'self conscious' about it (obviously a human emotion b...
by FransterDoo
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Wobbly Board Fears
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Wobbly Board Fears

You can get the balance pod things for people on Amazon and that's what we use. http://www.amazon.com/Isokinetics-Brand-Exercise-Balance-Cushion/dp/B000WQ4Z7Q/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I'd suggest just lots of small, positive interactions with wobbly stuff. l...
by FransterDoo
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: TOTALLY new to agility. A little overwhelmed!
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: TOTALLY new to agility. A little overwhelmed!

oh good! Yes, lots of wobble board work and such. I was having visions of those folks that lead a dog on leash over the dogwalk within weeks of "class".

good luck and have a great time!!
by FransterDoo
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: TOTALLY new to agility. A little overwhelmed!
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: TOTALLY new to agility. A little overwhelmed!

She did awesome. The trainer was blown away. Cali got on every obstacle/piece of equipment that she was asked to without hesitation. I have to echo Leslie's post above. Be careful about putting her on obstacles. Pete took a "fun class" and they had us try all the equipment in like 6 weeks...
by FransterDoo
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Starting puppy on flyball
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Starting puppy on flyball

I am having second thought about it, as much as I would love my dog to be into something I do not want him having problems in the future. I will be meeting them Friday for the first day, and will see how it goes. Thank you so much for the heads up. Hank started recalls at about 10 weeks. He's incre...
by FransterDoo
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Starting puppy on flyball
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Starting puppy on flyball

I have searched around and have gotten different opinions. I would like to know what is the right age to introduce a dog to flyball. I have a 5 months old puppy (sbt) and I already contacted a team and they will teach me and the dog flyball. However I started researching and most people say to avoi...
by FransterDoo
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Who trains for someone else? Who employs other trainers?
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Who trains for someone else? Who employs other trainers

We've worked for a couple of places where we teach a specialty class.

Our cut is usually 50%. The organization handles enrollment and payment and then we get a check.
by FransterDoo
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: any remedy for salt water ingestion?
Replies: 7
Views: 5297

Re: any remedy for salt water ingestion?

I just fast, let them drink and let them have access to a place where they can spray water out of their butt.

So if the weather's nice - she could hang outside for a while...
by FransterDoo
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Betsy
Replies: 16
Views: 10375

Re: Betsy

Giant pearl necklace and a series of photos of her "just being good" while wearing it. Maybe a video to "She's a lady" or another song about what a lady she is? "The Nicest Girl on the Block" Betsy calls to mind vintage 1950's and maybe girl scouts so a sash with her Ba...
by FransterDoo
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Global Warming & Dog Training
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Global Warming & Dog Training

So I'm teaching a class at a local private rescue facility SPCA-type place. Three people showed up for the first class with Gentle Leaders on their dogs. They all wanted to do restrained recalls to a toy with the dog wearing the GL because they "get out of control" on a flat collar. and th...
by FransterDoo
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Raising more than one Pit Bull together??
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Raising more than one Pit Bull together??

I'm a little confused (but we're also out of coffee at home) are you thinking about keeping all 3?

Because raising 3 puppies and making sure they aren't co-dependent on each other or don't get the socialization and training they need is really, really, really hard.

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