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by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Size of 6-8 week old runt of litter pit
Replies: 36
Views: 10476

Have you seen the other puppies? It's possible that she is not purebred, right? Does the rescue know about the father? She almost looks like a mix in that second picture. Also, it is always possible for there to be 2 fathers to one litter if the female bred to two different males. If the mom was a s...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dogs eating poop!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

I have heard of dogs eating poop due to anxiety issues. It's possible that's what is going on.. though I don't know that it would explain him selectively eating one dogs poop and not another's. You say he would like to be dominant, but is too old; so I'm sure this is causing some anxiety. When one o...
by Roxers
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cooper is hurt
Replies: 50
Views: 4108

It definitely looks swollen. Good luck at the vet!
by Roxers
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Thinking about obedience classes
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Thanks! That "before" video is Roxy almost exactly! (well, before the Gentle leader.. I can usually keep her from getting that bad now) Only instead of a corgi, picture a 60lb pit bull...
by Roxers
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Made a video of Des playing/lump on head/incision
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

All dogs have a bump in the back of their skulls.. it's the external occipital protuberance. This picture has it labeled as saggital crest.. the external occipital protuberance is on the midline of the saggital crest http://www.bluelion.org/images/skull_diagram.png So if it is not swollen like it wa...
by Roxers
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Today was a successful day!
Replies: 2
Views: 89

With play dead I noticed that Roxy would fall to her side when I walked up to her because she wanted me to rub her belly. I got out the clicker and "captured" this behavior. At first I still had to take a step toward her to get her to fall over, but she caught on pretty quick that that was...
by Roxers
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Thinking about obedience classes
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Thanks so much! You guys are really encouraging. I just got an email back from the trainer. She said her dominant female dog use to have reactive issues too, and now she can get her to ignore other dogs. She said she has often had reactive dogs in class before too, and would be "more than willi...
by Roxers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Want to start my KITTY on raw
Replies: 25
Views: 1917

My roommate's cat has those swingy fat deposits too.. at least that's what we always assumed they were. My roommate gets grossed out by them... when she had the cat shaved she thought they looked like testicles..just swingin away down there. It really was pretty gross.
by Roxers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Thinking about obedience classes
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Thanks! I still have not read Control Unleashed, but I am going to try to find a copy. It's hard to do all the things I want to do with being in school with basically no income... Do you think you could explain the "look at the dog" exercise? If it is too complicated, don't worry about it....
by Roxers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Thinking about obedience classes
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Thinking about obedience classes

So I'm thinking about trying to do an obedience class with Roxy. She still has pretty serious dog reactivity issues... so I am hoping that being in a controlled environment regularly with other dogs will help us start getting past that. I think if the instructors will let us work away from the other...
by Roxers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: "Out the door" aggression.
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Going out the door is a spot of conflict for many dogs. It is an area of high arousal. Both dogs are excited about going outside, and maybe even frustrated that you haven't opened the door yet, so they can redirect this excitement/frustration on the other dog. As already suggested, and it looks like...
by Roxers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should there be a pocket of fluid at her incision?
Replies: 24
Views: 2537

A vet should not charge you an office visit for rechecking a problem with the surgical site! Maybe that is just my opinion though... Time is money Roxers, and 80% of the time its the dogs fault... That's true. I guess it's just the vet I worked for. They don't charge to recheck from surgery.. even ...
by Roxers
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should there be a pocket of fluid at her incision?
Replies: 24
Views: 2537

A vet should not charge you an office visit for rechecking a problem with the surgical site! Maybe that is just my opinion though...
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Weird beyond weird!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 355

My mom's dog failed for sniffing the "stranger's" pants. She smelled like dogs! Oh well.
by Roxers
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Scared of Car Rides
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Oops, I meant to add, maybe you could describe a little more what he is doing in the car? Or even better.. get a video?

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