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by Adivina
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: At what age should you use a Prong Collar?
Replies: 41
Views: 2358

I'm really amazed at all the people here saying things along the lines of you need to have a trainer show you how to use a prong. It is really NOT that hard guys. Matter of fact you can take 5 minutes looking at a webpage and know how to put one on. Fit: Snug, should be positioned high on the neck a...
by Adivina
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone Use a Dehydrator?
Replies: 14
Views: 695

What are you looking for exactly? Doggy recipes?


My family hunts - future father inlaw makes some MEAN venison jerky. I very much love all the fresh meat from hunting, but the jerky is truely to die for!
by Adivina
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: At what age should you use a Prong Collar?
Replies: 41
Views: 2358

Most trainers I've spoken with tell me the prong collar is the most humane correction collar there is, and that it does less tracheal damage than a nylon slip or a martingale or a chain link collar. So if Horace is going to need control, I'll use the prong. Anytime and in anyone's neighborhood. tra...
by Adivina
Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Anyone do bitework with their dog?
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Leslie H wrote:Adivina, the dog doesn't really percieve the decoy as a prey item, they percieve the sleeve or suit as the toy, just like they wanted the tug, they want the suited decoy.


Yeah I guess thats why I was saying I didn't think raising his prey drive would really help?
by Adivina
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: At what age should you use a Prong Collar?
Replies: 41
Views: 2358

if I needed A prong collar I'd get rid of my dog.sorry,just how I feel.A guy had A dog that was in A prong in my neighborhood. we solved that problem,quick. .... I can't even begin to think of how to reply to that. What are you implying with that last sentence? That any owner that uses a prong is u...
by Adivina
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Balance vs. Canidae
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

So any other thoughts on this?

Should I switch from Canidae to NB - is it a better food?
by Adivina
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: DOG VERY SICK!
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

I would apply for Care Credit - seriously. This is sounding more and more like a blockage or something that will need surgical intervention. You might need the extra money pretty soon.
by Adivina
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: pregnant pit (shots & deworm questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1750

Like I said before - as soon as you name your pitbull by some form of drug terminology or slang, you lose my respect. These dogs have enough image problems without people trying to turn them into ghetto status symbols. I almost did not post calling him out on it - I didn't want people to get mad at ...
by Adivina
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: when is a good time
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Putting your hand on the floor might be confusing to him - dogs signal that they want to play by "bowing" which consists of them slapping their front paws on the ground - so your pup might be misinterpreting your signal as an invitation to play.
by Adivina
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this strange?
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Some dogs are just not as food motivated and crazy as others.

Meiko LOVES snacks, treats, etc. but when it comes to her food she likes to eat little bits at a time, she is a very light eater. This is also an Akita trait, so I never worried.
by Adivina
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: DOG VERY SICK!
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

shes a small pit to begin with but i think it was around 40-45 pounds Going from 45 to 32 pounds is a HUGE percentage of her body weight. There is a great program called Care Credit - it is a no interest credit card for medical purposes - you can apply online and as soon as you apply if you are acc...
by Adivina
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Home made treats
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

My only idea on the crunch thing is that the meat is holding moisture still. You probably have to cook them for a long long time to bake and dry the treat the way you want it. I'm serious about wanting to be a taste tester for these! I have an Akita and a Pit who would love you forever, I'll take pi...
by Adivina
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: pregnant pit (shots & deworm questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1750

That's right guys. Drive him off before even getting a chance to learn. He can't help not knowing better. No one knows better untill they learn. The least we can do is help him through this issue. HE did not breed the dog. He had the dog in it's condition dumped on him, and now he's trying to clean...
by Adivina
Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Anyone do bitework with their dog?
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Bitework and prey drive are two totally different things. Prey drive would refer to the dogs want to go after animals or prey items - you never want to turn a human into a prey item in the dogs eyes - especially not if you are training bitework - prey is something animals kill, bitework is not about...
by Adivina
Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from MA
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

I want to give that chubby little belly rasberries!!!!!

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