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by meginok
Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Serious problem....much help needed
Replies: 90
Views: 4349

I have two mutts (though I believe one does have some bully back in there somewhere), and even though they are a male and female, around the same age, and get along great most of the time, I do not leave them together unsupervised. There have been plenty of people with Pit Bulls, as well as other br...
by meginok
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: has your dog ever growled at you
Replies: 44
Views: 2345

One point I'm very confused on is correcting for a growl. All dogs have thresholds. You ideally want a dog with a WIDE gap between the growl threshold and the bite threshold. Wouldn't a "come to Jesus moment" or harsh correction just raise the growl threshold without influencing the bite t...
by meginok
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Growling when being corrected
Replies: 63
Views: 2970

Stephencntry, first, I want to say WAY TO GO for being open-minded and listening to the folks here!!!!! :headbang: You could search a long time and not find people who love the breed as much or want as much good for them as the people here. Very few people have the knowledge, time, energy, and resou...
by meginok
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Teddy bit my bro...
Replies: 51
Views: 2846

First, I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. To love an animal so much, and to have to comtemplate such things is just a terrible situation. My heart goes out to you. Second, I only see two responsible options. One, get professional assistance from a behaviorist/trainer experienced with biting do...
by meginok
Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Collarmania Help Needed
Replies: 52
Views: 2064

Fighting....CollarMania....ENVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :crybaby:

It's WONDERFUL!!!!!! :headbang: PERFECT font for that print, too, very flowing, like it's moving with the "water." LOVE IT!
by meginok
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Please help me decide - CM help :)
Replies: 11
Views: 482

I'm no help...I don't think you can go wrong with EITHER! lol

But I do think you should get one of each.
by meginok
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Skinny Piper
Replies: 43
Views: 2604

If he was maintaining weight better on the Canidae (I noticed you said you had to overfeed some...to me, not a problem, as doggy metabolisms differ just like humans), is there a possibility of going back to the Canidae just for him, if the others are doing well on the NV? He may just not do as well ...
by meginok
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: neuter early, dog size
Replies: 94
Views: 6598

I find this a valuable discussion to illuminate reasons why a responsible owner might consider waiting to speuter. In a conversation with a cat vet about my youngest cat (neutered at 3-4 months, not sure on age), she stated that his "Nermal" state (looks like a perpetual 10 month kitten, n...
by meginok
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Yet another Collarmania question/thread
Replies: 28
Views: 975

if you like it..go for it, it is cute....it is not like anyone is going to walk up and see his doodah hanging and point and laugh cause he is wearing pink and florwers lol Lmao, I so totally would :) Ouch! I snorted so hard at that I kinda hurt my nose! roflmao I do think the fabric is pretty girly...
by meginok
Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Collarmania Help Needed
Replies: 52
Views: 2064

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first fabric choice. Would have been one of my top two or three choices for my own black dog, except I was limited to prints with no white or really light colors. (Very dirty habits - lakes and creeks and cow pies, and this was to be a primary collar. :frown: ) But you almost ca...
by meginok
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: I'm going to be calling the vet today.
Replies: 45
Views: 3078

Sorry to hear Ella was all poopy. :frown: Hopefully you're past it now! *knock wood* the last three months or so have been GOLDEN, but prior to that, I had more than my share of fun with stinky bodily excretions (Abbie Lou's a puker, and Shamey's belly didn't firm up for the first three months or so...
by meginok
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Petsmart and food selection
Replies: 20
Views: 2047

As others have said, most of the food brands' websites will have a store locator link. Do a google search for some of the top brands in which you are interested, and go to each brand's website. I was able to find two feed stores, one just about 15 minutes from me, and one a good bit further but stil...
by meginok
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Took my boy Cooper to work for the day!
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Sounds like you need some SERIOUS NILIF training...for your coworker! lol I hate when people can't listen to me about the dogs. My hyper girl is quite a handful with visitors, she just wants to MAUL them with love. I just have to crate her if the visitor won't help me help them (i.e., IGNORE HER whi...
by meginok
Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dispelling the Dominance Myth
Replies: 16
Views: 1351

Very interesting read. Seems pretty supportive of the practice of NILIF, right? Resource control. I'm a huge fan of NILIF and "structure," meaning clear expectations, rewards, and consequences (i.e., you get up, Mommy returns the food dish to the counter and waits until you're out of the k...
by meginok
Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Emma's NEW Collarmania and Ella's Lead
Replies: 14
Views: 576

OOOOOH! Me likey! Looks great!

Oh, and Chewbecca...the traffic handle leash for Abbie Lou is AWESOME for biking with her.

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