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by BaltimoreBully
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Interesting Study MUST READ
Replies: 13
Views: 528

another interesting article/commentary

http://www.mmilani.com/commentary-200509.html
by BaltimoreBully
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Interesting Study MUST READ
Replies: 13
Views: 528

I have a friend who is a past president of the IAABC and we have discussed the issues many times. She says Americans have it all wrong when it comes to spaying and neutering and alot of European countries think we are nuts. She said that in many other countries the majority of pet dogs are unaltered...
by BaltimoreBully
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: therapy dog burnout
Replies: 16
Views: 619

I agree with taking a break for a little while. Then maybe you and Tucker could instead participate in one of the programs where the kids read to the dogs? Nursing homes can be extremely depressing places, even the decent ones. There is an assisted living place that might be close enough to you that...
by BaltimoreBully
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Aggression issues
Replies: 21
Views: 689

I didn't realize until I read another one of your posts in the health section that we are talking about an 11 week old puppy. No flirt pole yet, too young! But you can use 2-3 toys during play sessions that are different textures to switch up so she doesn't get bored. You can take them on her walks ...
by BaltimoreBully
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: i have come to the conclusion
Replies: 48
Views: 1768

Have you tried Pee Posts? They're these little stick things that are scented with doggie pheromones that are supposed to help them learn where to go. I remembered that someone came into the shelter and told me how well they worked with her little dog and that she planned on using them for the new do...
by BaltimoreBully
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What do I do with these crazy kittens?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Just my 2 cents worth here but if you're afraid that in 2 seconds he's gonna have them in his mouth why would you even bother to introduce them at this point? From your other posts it sounds to me (again just IMO) that you need to slow way down and concentrate on some basic obedience with this dog f...
by BaltimoreBully
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: training
Replies: 17
Views: 1597

I agree with not allowing dogs to share food bowls that may trigger fights later on when puppy is older. As everyone else has said before me it sounds like you are feeding way too much food. I usually feed 8-12 week old pups 4x a day but depending on breed and expected size usually only about 1/4 cu...
by BaltimoreBully
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: any help on parvo????
Replies: 18
Views: 1730

some vets have had success treating parvo puppies with injections of antiviral medications directly into the abdominal cavity. Expensive and needs to be started very early in the disease process but worth discussing with your vet
by BaltimoreBully
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Please, almost out of options...
Replies: 20
Views: 1815

distemper is a hard disease. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. What is happening with the other puppies from the litter?
by BaltimoreBully
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Aggression issues
Replies: 21
Views: 689

If you keep the flirt pole within the reach of the line it shouldn't be too much of a problem. Personally I can not coordinate the dog on the line and moving the flirt pole without getting myself all tangled up. I have used a long line in parks to give the dog room to play and sniff as we were walki...
by BaltimoreBully
Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Aggression issues
Replies: 21
Views: 689

You can also try making her work for all of her food. The buster cube that was already suggested is a good one. You can also stuff food in Kongs and freeze them for a more difficult meal. That will help engage her mind and ease the energy a tiny bit. Marrow bones work well for a lot of dogs but they...
by BaltimoreBully
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: i have come to the conclusion
Replies: 48
Views: 1768

Well all I can say then is I hope her come to jesus moment helps convince her that peeing inside = not good. Otherwise my only idea after reading all this is maybe one of those litterboxes they make for small dogs? Pretty gross for a big dog but maybe if you can get her to use it then slowly move it...
by BaltimoreBully
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: i have come to the conclusion
Replies: 48
Views: 1768

In an earlier post you said she has kidney issues, are you absolutely sure this isn't medical? How much water is she drinking when not in her crate? Kidneys are responsible for concentrating the urine and if they are not working properly she may have to go alot more often. I would also do xrays or a...
by BaltimoreBully
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Homer needs a home!
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

I had to get the pic off our petfinder page and couldn't figure out how to resize it! It does look kinda ridiculous but at least it's there
by BaltimoreBully
Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: GORGEOUS Male APBT in NC Shelter Needs Rescue/Adoption!
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Cool J was posted on Craigslist today in an effort to try and find him a family. It says he is still at the shelter but his time is up soon. Poor Boy

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