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by addieNmel
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Certified Veterinary Behavioralist?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Certified Veterinary Behavioralist?

Has anyone ever gone to a certified veterinary/ pet behavioralist before? Theres one where I use to live in Columbus at the OSU vet hospital. Addie has had some ongoing anxiety issues that I have been trying to improve for a while. She also is pretty afriad of kids. I've tried various medications un...
by addieNmel
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: How long until first agility trial?
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: How long until first agility trial?

Addie and I did our first agility trial last weekend! CPE - we got 3rd in Standard & a Q! NT in Colors ( my fault..) and a 2nd NQ in Wildcard. I was very impressed! She did wonderful... no crazy run arounds, and didnt panic in the crate, although a bit concerned. Better than I expected. Its very...
by addieNmel
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: An agility share & a question
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: An agility share & a question

Dognerd & Moores, thanks so much! Dognerd- sounds exactly like Addie. Shes so worked up in new environments. At least shes not completely over the threshold where she doesnt listen to anything, but shes still pretty darn worked up. I didnt have a kong with me last time ( we just went through a r...
by addieNmel
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: An agility share & a question
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: An agility share & a question

Thanks so much for the tips, I think its a bit anxiety related and a bit excitement related. She gets over the top at times. What you saw was actually our second run through.. though even in the first, she did pay attention to what I was asking her, which makes me think its not 100% anxiety related....
by addieNmel
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: An agility share & a question
Replies: 6
Views: 513

An agility share & a question

We went through a run through at a somewhat local trianing venue ( a different one than we normally use) and did 2 run throughs.. addie did great on the course! We're trying to get ready for our first trial. We're going to start with CPE at the end of March. heres the link: http://www.youtube.com/wa...
by addieNmel
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Ohio House Bill 14
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: Ohio House Bill 14

Yaaayyyyy!! Finally!! :) Thanks for all the updates!
by addieNmel
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Ohio House Bill 14
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: Ohio House Bill 14

We're almost there!! Lets do what we can to get this passed :)
by addieNmel
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Confidence building
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Confidence building

I agree with the above.. clicker training, playing sounds on the laptop ( eg: desensitizing to the doorbell, etc) and positive interactions with really good treats and lots of patience helps.. just be aware you're looking at a lot of time, its not something that will go away or decrease quickly. I h...
by addieNmel
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: How long until first agility trial?
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: How long until first agility trial?

Thank you!! Unfortunatly I live in a small town, the place where we train doesnt have any fun matches as far as I know You should suggest it to them! Not a match necessarily but run-throughs like Leslie is talking about. It would be a way for them to bring in some more money and it wouldn't have to...
by addieNmel
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this good advice...
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Re: Is this good advice...

If it was an annual vaccine, no he wont need any for a year.. if however that was his one and only distemper, he will need one more booster to be safe/ good for one year.. this first rabies will be good for 1 year no matter what. by the way frontline is not a heartworm preventitive, its fleas and ti...
by addieNmel
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: How long until first agility trial?
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: How long until first agility trial?

Thank you!! :) Unfortunatly I live in a small town, the place where we train doesnt have any fun matches as far as I know :( There is a CPE trial scheduled unfortunatly either Jan or Sept in my area, I think I'll shoot for the September one.. we'll have been training at that point for 1 year and 9 m...
by addieNmel
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: How long until first agility trial?
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: How long until first agility trial?

Thanks for the info and encouragement :)
by addieNmel
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: How long until first agility trial?
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: How long until first agility trial?

Thanks so much for the info! I may look into a CPE trial in June or so, theres one pretty close to where we are. It sounds like a good starting point. I know theres AKC trials up north which I went to go watch one day.. its amazing how different all of them are. I was a bit discouraged, one the girl...
by addieNmel
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Paradoxical reaction to Xanax (alprazolam)
Replies: 24
Views: 17978

Re: Paradoxical reaction to Xanax (alprazolam)

Addie had a paradoxical reaction, too. It was like she was on crack.. very highly stimulated, nervous, could not calm down, pacing, running around like crazy.. could not focus or relax. It was horrible! She seemed to be best on clomicalm, though I have tried both clomicalm and prozac.. neither had a...
by addieNmel
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Ohio House Bill 14
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: Ohio House Bill 14

Good news! I hope it goes through this time, it sure does sound promising. I do not agree though that regardless pit bull owners need insurance.. thats kind of one of the points of the bill.. that only truely dangerous dogs of any breed will be the ones in need of special rules rather than a specifi...

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