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by EmmaLove
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Improvement in Fear With People
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Improvement in Fear With People

Congratulations! Emma is fearful of people too, so I totally understand how exciting it is when they loosen up and actually enjoy people. It's a lot of hard work and takes a lot of patience, but kudos to you for helping him work through things!
by EmmaLove
Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member in SoCal
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: New member in SoCal

YAY! Wenz & Chloe finally on PBF!! Everyone please be nice to my friend... she is a devoted dog-mom and awesome pit bull advocate!

:nana:
by EmmaLove
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Success! From frenemies to bffs!
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Success! From frenemies to bffs!

I think she could play with him off-leash possibly if we could start off slowly a little bit every day so she could learn to completly relax around him; we just don't have that kind of time to spend together. I do think the interactions are great for her though. I wish I had more dogs she could int...
by EmmaLove
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tick control for hairless dog?
Replies: 23
Views: 3634

Re: Tick control for hairless dog?

I would imagine just applying it slowly so it is absorbed and doesn't rub off (I often recommend applying right before a walk for distraction) would work just fine. I did a quick search, and did not find any mention that Frontline and other oil-based products are less effective in hairless breeds. ...
by EmmaLove
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Success! From frenemies to bffs!
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Success! From frenemies to bffs!

I totally agree; and luckily me and the owner of V.'s boyfriend (who is a member here) are completely on the same page. Every once in awhile they play really well together (on leash) and seem so mellow...we've talked about, "what if" and "Do you think they'll ever be able to..."...
by EmmaLove
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Success! From frenemies to bffs!
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Success! From frenemies to bffs!

Do you have any video of them playing? I would love to see what normal dogs playing look like. Veronica has 1 boyfriend she is able to interact with and after 8 months, we still don't trust them off leash together. Even when they play, Veronica is so hyped up it sounds like she's killing him. Emma ...
by EmmaLove
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 2 girls from Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: 2 girls from Texas

Oh, and yeah, it definitely hurts. My boyfriend already got stabbed in the hand, hahah :welcome: Welcome to PBF, your dog is super cute and looks like a love bug! I always wondered about those collars though... wouldn't it hurt the dog too? Emma likes to lie down with her chin on her paws... If she...
by EmmaLove
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tick control for hairless dog?
Replies: 23
Views: 3634

Re: Tick control for hairless dog?

Lyme vaccine is great, but it doesn't cover ehrlichia, anaplasma or rocky mountain spotted fever... Shoot... so the collars have to be worn at all times, and there isn't a full-proof vaccine for tick diseases? Are there any other oral medications that you know of? Or, what do you think about admini...
by EmmaLove
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tick control for hairless dog?
Replies: 23
Views: 3634

Re: Tick control for hairless dog?

That's interesting, I'll tell his dad to ask the vet about the Preventic collar. I always thought flea/tick collars were unsafe, but this sounds different if you get it from the vet with a prescription? Do you know if the dog has to wear the collar at all times, or just when going out on hikes, etc....
by EmmaLove
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Success! From frenemies to bffs!
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Success! From frenemies to bffs!

And here's the girls politely waiting for their treats...

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by EmmaLove
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Calming Collars?
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Calming Collars?

Thanks jtalt, the spray/bandana method sounds like a good idea, and an easy way to try it on a per-incindent basis. I may get some of the spray and try it.
by EmmaLove
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Success! From frenemies to bffs!
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Success! From frenemies to bffs!

Here's a youtube vid of Emma with Chloe, my neighbor/friend's pit bull. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NelSkaGzyME Emma is selective of her friends... some dogs she's fine with, others she just does NOT like. Chloe is the same way, and they HATED each other when they first met, and for several weeks...
by EmmaLove
Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Calming Collars?
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Calming Collars?

I've heard mixed reviews of the DAP collars. Has anyone personally tried them and had any luck?
by EmmaLove
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Calming Collars?
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Calming Collars?

Yeah, I think I'm over it now ;). It seemed like a good idea at first, an easy way to help ease anxiety for Emma in new situations (she's a shy/fearful dog), but definitely pricey (I could get an embroidered CollarMania for less!), and realistically I don't see how some herbs stuffed in a bandana ca...
by EmmaLove
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tick control for hairless dog?
Replies: 23
Views: 3634

Re: Tick control for hairless dog?

The liquids are technically supposed to go on the skin. I'm thinking it would probably be somewhat easier to apply without fur :dunno: What I do when I apply is squeeze it a little and wait for it to absorb and then squeeze some more. If I don't do it that what it all turns into a glob mess on fur....

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