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by Red
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread
Replies: 162
Views: 16113

Re: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread

"Pack leader" is such a ridiculous term. Why must we insist on dumbing animals down by assuming that they see us as pack leaders? They don't. They see us as resource providers. Withholding resources is a powerful way of communicating that we disprove of certain behaviours without resortin...
by Red
Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thyroid fun for everyone.
Replies: 19
Views: 10893

Re: Thyroid fun for everyone.

Hoping for some helpful news soon. Sending hugs to the Brown and Nerdy. :)
by Red
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread
Replies: 162
Views: 16113

Re: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread

What about ecollars on working dogs? Isn't that what the collar was invented for in the first place-to get dogs off of dangerous game? On the subject of bird dogs/hunting, here is the point of view of Robert Milner, a trainer who has trained lots of dogs to perform in the field with harsh methods t...
by Red
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thyroid fun for everyone.
Replies: 19
Views: 10893

Re: Thyroid fun for everyone.

If it's better to just shell out for a Hemopet one, then I will. Not sure if you guys have any feedback on that... ? I do. If I think that clients need to check thyroid levels for behavior issues, I usually insist that they get their vets to send a blood sample to Hemopet and run more complete thyr...
by Red
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Time for euthanasia?
Replies: 26
Views: 12168

Re: Time for euthanasia?

Very sorry :(
by Red
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Severe Anxiety
Replies: 13
Views: 7778

Re: Severe Anxiety

We're doing one Prozac a day until her anxieties completely seem to dissipate. After that, we cycle through one more prescription of Prozac before weaning her off of it for two months. If her anxieties returned, back on the Prozac we go. I have a feeling she will just be a Prozac dog for the rest o...
by Red
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: IMHA and ITP
Replies: 34
Views: 23887

Re: IMHA and ITP

Have a dog on daily Prednisone lower dosage and did not see any shivering, even with post hospitalization greater dosage (pancreatitis and other on going issues).

I am VERY happy about your pup's CBC! Hope things only go better from now on.
by Red
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Severe Anxiety
Replies: 13
Views: 7778

Re: Severe Anxiety

I don't want to dope her up on medications or have her be just a lump on the couch because of her medicine. I want her to have a good quality of life because as it stands her quality isn't the greatest. She spends a good 70-80% of her day panicking or having a meltdown because I'm not home. I want ...
by Red
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?

It made me sad to see it squelched. Did you say anything at all? I did not. The woman (I've only known her a few months) had alluded to showing her shih tzu and I didn't know if in show circles that's how it's done, etc. What's a good thing to say--to convince, not to judge--in a case like that? Of...
by Red
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?

It made me sad to see it squelched. Did you say anything at all? There isn't really any valid reason to grab a dog's mouth in the situation you described. All that the dog learned, and I am sure this is nothing new , is that his owner has this sudden aggressive behavior contingent to God knows what...
by Red
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: IMHA and ITP
Replies: 34
Views: 23887

Re: IMHA and ITP

Sending a load of good thoughts to you and your boy.
by Red
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Break Sticks & Usage
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Break Sticks & Usage

Addin: realized that my first reply is not clear. I think O'briens would be easier to use. PBRC sticks are good and im glad to have them, but the O'briens look lighter and less bulky/easier to handle. Sorry for lack of clarity. Good thing you clarified that, was not sure what you meat to say! I gav...
by Red
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: IMHA and ITP
Replies: 34
Views: 23887

Re: IMHA and ITP

My experience with IMHA was devastating, but I am not going in details as I don't want to add negative thoughts. Dogs have recovered from IMHA, and I hope yours will be one as well. Hang in there. What's his PVC now?
by Red
Fri May 31, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Break Sticks & Usage
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Break Sticks & Usage

Amie, there are some old videos in the sticky in the training part of the forum, not sure that is what you are looking for though. I don't know of any stats but, from experience that also involved also using a breaking stick on dogs I did not know personally, I can say that I have never been bitten....
by Red
Tue May 14, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Toilet training issues
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Toilet training issues

5 times is not nearly enough, for such a baby.Please read the article below .It gives guidelines on how to potty train and the amount of times a puppy should be taken to empty his/her bladder, related to age: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/pdfs/Housetraining%20Your%20Puppy.pdf

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