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by mr. beefy
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Odd behavior issue, smoke detectors
Replies: 10
Views: 490

They already did a lot of damage by making a big deal out of it. No wonder the dog is worse, the owner keeps flip-flopping. I'm sorry, I'm not sure what gave you that impression Sorry, just skimmed the first time and my impression was that they were making a big deal out of it and then pretending t...
by mr. beefy
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Standing.
Replies: 24
Views: 1028

"It's just that 'stand' is so close to 'walk' which is close to 'break time' and 'zoomies'!" Booker thinks. I forget how we learned to stand, but one thing an old trainer friend taught me to really solidify the command once the dog is standing, is to lightly press on the shoulders with a f...
by mr. beefy
Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: A new house with new people, should I do a shut down?
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Just stay relaxed and act like it's all normal and she'll adjust. Dogs will feed off your stress, and stressed dogs don't heal well, so just keep her in one spot, not too much activity, and read a book next to her or something. What's good for one of you is good for both, so get relaxed for her sake...
by mr. beefy
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Managing Shoulder pain
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Thanks guys! I didn't even think about hypothyroidism, since he doesn't have the traditional "bulgey eye," but now he's going to request a blood panel when he sees the vet. So now I guess it's finding the right anti-inflammatory, right pain reliever and scout the area out for good water ho...
by mr. beefy
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Managing Shoulder pain
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Managing Shoulder pain

Here is the background: My friend just adopted a 7-8 year old pit bull. *Awesome* dog, mellow as can be, gets along with everything and everyone (uses cats like pillows). This is my friend's first dog and he's a perfect "starter model". The problem is that the dog has a serious limp and it...
by mr. beefy
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Odd behavior issue, smoke detectors
Replies: 10
Views: 490

They already did a lot of damage by making a big deal out of it. No wonder the dog is worse, the owner keeps flip-flopping. Now the only thing they can do is seriously ignore the situation, send calming signals, and maybe get the dog something like Rescue Remedy to calm it down in the meantime. My d...
by mr. beefy
Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: interesting visit to new vet
Replies: 44
Views: 4523

I think http://www.primalpetfoods.com/ has similar single animal patties too though (and great packaging! lol ) A girl I know was dating the founder for a while and her dogs looked great. She had Xolos and those things make pittie skin issues look like a breeze! Hate to think what happened when the...
by mr. beefy
Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Water=dog crack???
Replies: 19
Views: 920

So my dog used to be a total nut about the water, not quite to the extent of the OP but like a lot of the dogs mentioned in this thread... swimming circles, biting the water, can't get him out, etc. It used to be I couldn't take him anywhere near the water or ocean because the sight of anyone swimmi...
by mr. beefy
Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Post spaying
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Bright yellow could be bile, just meaning her stomach is *very* empty (which is about right on the money if they properly fasted her beforehand). Like msvette2u said, start small to get her back in the groove. I'd also be a little hurting and bummed if someone removed my uterus. Give her time. Illne...
by mr. beefy
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: eating my walls!
Replies: 15
Views: 580

see the problem is that if i crate her i have to crate my pit i couldnt just leave one free thats just mean...... That's you inflicting your beliefs on your dog. Your dog needs/wants a den and down time. They're expressing it every day by taking out their frustration on your walls. Please listen to...
by mr. beefy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: the runs after class
Replies: 25
Views: 1992

A little OT, but I shouldn't have started reading this thread over lunch... which was a bowl of chili roflmao
by mr. beefy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: A new house with new people, should I do a shut down?
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Sorry for the double post... Regardless of the move, you'll have to keep her crated/penned/on a tie down for 23 1/2 hours a day for the first couple weeks, not just 6 hours a day, even when you're home. Please join this group to see how other people handle the situation: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com...
by mr. beefy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: A new house with new people, should I do a shut down?
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Do you mean torn ACL surgery? All vets have different recommendations but you shouldn't be taking her for walks even that short for a few weeks so you'll have plenty of time to scope it out. Especially with the added stress of the move I'd keep her crated/penned, and possibly drugged, for about 2-3 ...
by mr. beefy
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Jumping and nipping
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Some people may think it's mean, but figure out what she hates most and set her up. Example: my dog *hates* the the squirt bottle, especially when it's a surprise. He also did this behavior when he was young and there was NO WAY I was going to let him carry on until adulthood. The last thing I wante...
by mr. beefy
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: She barks at nothing!
Replies: 3
Views: 165

The whole shift in scenery might be too much too fast for her. If she's outside by herself she might feel like the burden of protecting the place is up to her, and if she'd slightly fearful at all it may be too much. Also her "territory" was much smaller before so she may be feeling overwh...

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