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by Rumpley
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Purebred blue fawn Am Staff male available Van, BC
Replies: 33
Views: 6857

He was a stray - no id, tattoo or microchip. Nobody came looking for him either so I figure they think he was probably stolen or something. I'm sure someone probably bought him and had him shipped up from some Stateside kennel as we don't get this "look" of bullies around here. We still ge...
by Rumpley
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Purebred blue fawn Am Staff male available Van, BC
Replies: 33
Views: 6857

Purebred blue fawn Am Staff male available Van, BC

Oh, I just got back to work after a 3 month strike and we have the most gorgeous boy in the shelter!!! Okay, we just don't get bullies that look like this every day for sure. He's a total love and attention sucking machine. He's got that kind of "gangsta" look the general public are totall...
by Rumpley
Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: any hints of gettin the pup to know his name?
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Time??? lol I've found most dogs pick it up lickety split because they usually get some attention attached to that "word".
by Rumpley
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Muzzles
Replies: 60
Views: 3211

I think this is a great question and I'm wondering if most members view the comments or just voted on it? Maybe we should move it for more people to chime in on this issue??? Mods??? I'm considering now muzzling my new Staffy sometimes, depending on where we're out for walks. She's a HOT :twisted: t...
by Rumpley
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What Have You Accomplished?
Replies: 58
Views: 3938

What's a RN title???? I know in obedience, the highest title is UDX but with Agility (which I don't do) there seems to be 30,000 titles that go after a dog's name. Is there just like 4 that are the highest, and everyone knows your dog achieved the rest below it - like obedience? How come so many????...
by Rumpley
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: tug of war
Replies: 15
Views: 849

I think it depends on what kind of owner you are, and also what kind of dog you have, personality wise, as it matures. Some trainers say "no tug ever". Some say "tug only if you win every time". Some say "tug is fine, let the dog win sometimes, as long as he obeys you...&quo...
by Rumpley
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Using 'Look Away' to diffuse tension
Replies: 10
Views: 508

This is a great thread! I was finding that when I asked her to Watch Me, she would do it, but was very obviously stressed. Some dogs are not like this, their stress is diffused once they Watch thier handler, but it wasn't working for Vicki. Hum, that's interesting. I'm going to try this out. I think...
by Rumpley
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The right side of my dogs face is swollen...any ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 15642

If it's an insect bite, the Benadryl will help. But if it's a tooth infection or nasal infection, your dog needs to get into the vet pronto! Interior facial cavity infections can quickly become nasty messes that will give you a very, very sick dog quickly.
by Rumpley
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: eliminating in crate
Replies: 11
Views: 374

I also found that withholding water after 9pm helps. I've fostered oodles of pups and housebroken all of them, and this is one of the biggest success tips I've used as well for helping get the little ones through the night. If their little bladder is totally drained well before going into the crate...
by Rumpley
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Using 'Look Away' to diffuse tension
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Can you explain how "look away" is different than say "watch" or "look" at the owner? Would either behaviour be sufficiently "calming" to be effective, in your opinion? I'm dealing with my very own very reactive new dog right now, who has serious "stink e...
by Rumpley
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Please reassure me...
Replies: 4
Views: 278

PS: Is Yoda a "guest dog" or a resident dog as your post says guest, but you asked about permanent "crating and rotating"?
by Rumpley
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Please reassure me...
Replies: 4
Views: 278

OT - You have kick as0(&)(& avatar :headbang: I understand how you feel in your post. There have been a couple of times where as much as I understand dog aggresssion in this breed, the thought of "crate and rotate" is just a lot to take on. I often think to myself "what would ...
by Rumpley
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help With Isis please someone I need advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Environmental is my guess. Whether it's indoors or outdoors, who knows, but my money is on outside. When I take my dog back home, his allergies clear up really well. Soon as he's back on the coast, itchiness and hives. Different vegetation/molds/dust causes different reactions. If it is an outdoor r...
by Rumpley
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Sweet, Pudgy DAISY Needs a home NW Georgia
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Pudgy is right! She looks like me right now! lol She's verging on the more unkind words beyond pudgy lol

I love this look of a dog - the white and tan with black eyeliner. MY favorite! I hope she finds a home soon.
by Rumpley
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help! Having a crystals problem....
Replies: 36
Views: 2074

Hum, that is interesting Miss Kiwi. Thank you for that! It makes sense about cranberry helping the urinary tract stay healthy. My vet said sometimes crystals are formed because of a UTI, and sometimes it's vice versa that the crystals form, thus causing a UTI. Because I haven't had her long enought ...

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