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by pacopoe
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Ruby is a cur ... kind of
Replies: 13
Views: 179

Re: Ruby is a cur ... kind of

"Giving up" on the wobbler won't have any impact if you decide to start nosework. If you want, I can help you start her when we're down there, just collect some shoebox-sized boxes. She'll love it!
by pacopoe
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Roc in hospital
Replies: 63
Views: 14726

Re: Roc in hospital

Keeping him in my thoughts and hoping for a good outcome.
by pacopoe
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Unshakeable leash snaps
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Unshakeable leash snaps

The scissor snaps fail quite often (the spring breaks). I have one on my keys and have had to replace it 3 times. They're fine for things that you don't use daily or that aren't your primary means of containing your dog, but I steer customers away from them if their priority is security. Those locki...
by pacopoe
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: inexpensive target/clicker stick
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: inexpensive target/clicker stick

I have this one http://canineconcepts.co.uk/2217-452-large/clik-stik-target-stick-and-clicker.jpg What I did before I got this one was to use a car antenna (the kind that expands and contracts up real small). You can hold the clicker and stick in one hand while you treat with the other. You can even...
by pacopoe
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: "Cigarette Smoke can cause Allergic Dermatitis in Dogs"
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Re: "Cigarette Smoke can cause Allergic Dermatitis in Dogs"

cigerette smoke is also responsible for bladder cancer in dogs and cats. I was just about to say, just remember that both dogs and kids have much smaller organs than us with which to process toxins, so second hand smoke can really do a number on them. I used to smoke and would be sure to do it outs...
by pacopoe
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 34376

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

Do his teeth line up okay or is his bite funny because of his pronounced underbite? I wonder also if letting his kibble soften in a bit of water could help. This is something to take into consideration. Recently my friend's dog has been more and more picky about eating kibble. The "Little Prin...
by pacopoe
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Seeking in MD area- any breed
Replies: 5
Views: 3559

Re: Seeking in MD area- any breed

That sounds so sweet! Glad she found the right dog (which usually breaks the criteria somehow lol )
by pacopoe
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: So worried about my Xena
Replies: 93
Views: 11920

Re: So worried about my Xena

So sorry for your loss. Her last moments were surrounded by love, may she run free. My heart goes out to you and your family.
by pacopoe
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: would a thundershirt help?
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: would a thundershirt help?

Like Amie said, Thundershirts seem to really work or not work at all. It all depends on the dog. I've witnessed an incredible change in behavior/anxiety and have also seen it have absolutely no effect. Have you tried covering the crate with a blanket? I know some dogs who won't settle unless the cra...
by pacopoe
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Update on Sweet Baby James....said our goodbyes
Replies: 16
Views: 3996

Re: Update on Sweet Baby James....said our goodbyes

What sad news. RIP, James. You fought hard and showed the world that dogs deserve a second chance.
by pacopoe
Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Kahne bit my dad! Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Kahne bit my dad! Help!

I know this is a very scary incident for you but it seems to me to be pretty well within the normal range to me. Granted, I'm not there personally (which is why you should get a professional in there), but when you put the chain of events together it "makes sense" why he did what he did. F...
by pacopoe
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Meet Zoey!
Replies: 40
Views: 14411

Re: Meet Zoey!

I changed her name to Nikki (Zoey is too common) and we have started foundation training toward a hopeful agility or obedience career. Hell, she is obviously going to be hare a while and she is a delightful dog. Well, might as well have fun with her while she's there... after all, she is the best d...
by pacopoe
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to teach this trick?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: How to teach this trick?

It seems like this is the sort of thing that would probably be way easier with two people, but in thinking how to do it by oneself the only thing that comes to mind is to have some sort of moveable place marker so you can get him to reliably balance on that wherever you put it, and then transition i...
by pacopoe
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: MI - Remy Needs a Place!
Replies: 8
Views: 4575

Re: MI - Remy Needs a Place!

No, thankfully. The dog was given away to an unscrupulous individual that I warned her about after we had settled on a good home, done interviews, home check and told the family they were getting the dog. It's a very sore subject for me and one more notch in why a lot of people who own this breed t...
by pacopoe
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Honest Kitchen - how much do you feed?
Replies: 5
Views: 1675

Re: Honest Kitchen - how much do you feed?

I feed on the high end of their recommendation since I've found it's hard for active dogs to keep weight on HK. For large dogs, yes, that equals a lot of glop lol X is 21 lbs and I feed about 1-1.25 cups of mix plus about 1/2-1 c. of ground meat (beef/bone/organ blend) per day. Patsy Pup is 8 months...

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