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by lilangel
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Extreme Behavior Change after Spay
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Extreme Behavior Change after Spay

Actually, there is anecdotal evidence that spaying some females before they have reach 12-14+ months up to physical and social maturity can result in undesirable behavior changes such as increased sound sensitivity, increased territoriality, increased vocalizing and in certain cases increased freque...
by lilangel
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Is there hope for harmony after a fight?
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Is there hope for harmony after a fight?

Good advice in this thread and the OP is obviously conscientious and dedicated, which is admirable. I'll only reiterate that these being females, the damages done in future fights that may occur will likely be at least as bad as the last, and probably worse. A female fighting a female tends to be a ...
by lilangel
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: TOUGH LOVE - KYLA
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: TOUGH LOVE - KYLA

Noone is suggesting that you do not love this dog or that you are not a good person. Merely that your training methodology is more intrusive than, perhaps, is necessary and that there is a certain level of skill and understanding involved in the use of such highly intrusive/ harsh aversive stimulati...
by lilangel
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Should we euthanize our pit bulls?
Replies: 18
Views: 2947

Re: Should we euthanize our pit bulls?

That is indeed a horrible and tragic turn of events. Not to rub salt into your wounds but as others have said, this happened because of human error. Why, may I ask, are you considering euthanasia? Is it because you are angry with the dogs involved? Because you are concerned for your, your wife's oth...
by lilangel
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Disc Dog?
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Disc Dog?

I don't train for competitions or anything but I do a lot of disc games with a couple of the dogs. They can do tricks and are pretty good at it. Do you have specific questions? I think teaching your dogs the basics is important, how to track the disc, jump and land, that sort of thing. I have about ...
by lilangel
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: New Proposed Law for War Dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 3694

Re: New Proposed Law for War Dogs

Anyone interested in adopting an MWD can go to:
http://www.militaryworkingdogadoptions.com/

There are detailed instructions about the application, how to contact Lackland and what to say etc.

It's nice that some of these dogs will have happy endings to hard and often crappy lives.
by lilangel
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: My Puppy has Parvo...
Replies: 24
Views: 7087

Re: My Puppy has Parvo...

Sorry to hear about your pup. Sometimes there is just no preventing this and depending on the strain perhaps there is nothing you could have done besides make him as comfortable as possible.
by lilangel
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Parvo
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Parvo

From what I understand, Parvo is in the environment. It lives and thrives in soil on the ground, in the country, in the city, everywhere. It is not something that one can really ever "get rid of" in an effective or realistic way. It is up to the dogs being bred, their breeders, vets and ow...
by lilangel
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: spring pole question...
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: spring pole question...

When I've actually seen spring snap it is usually under very heavy load with a dog pulling with their full weight and really stretching the spring out. The force of the spring when it snaps is pretty intense and could do serious damage if it hit the dog in the eyes, mouth, thorax, who knows. It's a ...
by lilangel
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: spring pole question...
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: spring pole question...

We use garage door springs but they break at least once a year so we make sure there is a backup rope attached so the dogs don't get killed.

by lilangel
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: dog backpacks?
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: dog backpacks?

You might want to try playing nosework games with your adolescent. He is much too young to carry a pack for long distances.
by lilangel
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: She won't bring the ball back!
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: She won't bring the ball back!

There's nothing wrong with playing with yourself.
by lilangel
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: harness?
Replies: 38
Views: 1018

Re: harness?

too small. the center piece should conform evenly with the top of her sternum, not above it on her throat. you can really see it in the side view. harness should probably be an inch or two larger at the neck. jmo.
by lilangel
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dixie killed our cat.... :(
Replies: 25
Views: 586

Re: Dixie killed our cat.... :(

You might also consider working towards systematically desensitizing your dog to the presence of cats and or small animals. Again, this may help in that it might prevent this from reaching the chase bite and kill stages or it might just give you the extra second to react, (But does not replace cauti...
by lilangel
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dixie killed our cat.... :(
Replies: 25
Views: 586

Re: Dixie killed our cat.... :(

Sorry to hear about your cat. That is sad indeed. While an emergency recall is always a good idea, in all likelihood, no matter how well you train a recall on your dog, (that has now killed two small animals,) she will almost definitely not respond to you in similar situations in the future. You mig...

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