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by buckaroo
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Puppy will be here in a month - What do I need?
Replies: 28
Views: 793

Re: Puppy will be here in a month - What do I need?

Who says the breeder would do a better job than the OP? This is a committed person doing research and getting prepared. Sounds good. Enjoy your 8 week old pup OP, you're gonna do fine. Don't let the micromangers scare you off. Raising a puppy isn't rocket science and your ahead of the game already.
by buckaroo
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Temporary Tags?
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Temporary Tags?

Those tags you can make at PetSmart in the engraving machine are cheap. They cost between $5 and $7 each.
by buckaroo
Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Funny or a problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Funny or a problem?

Why in the world would you throw socks at your sleeping dog!? Do you like being pelted with objects while trying to sleep? That kind of behavior would get my kids extra chores and a good talking to on kindness to animals. Knock it off!
by buckaroo
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: CGC
Replies: 47
Views: 707

Re: CGC

It's also not hard to become a CGC evaluator. There's a simple application requiring no real proof of anything and a $50 fee. You don't know much about it, do you? The application actually require a list of clubs, affiliated training businesses, associations membership , name and phone number of pe...
by buckaroo
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: CGC
Replies: 47
Views: 707

Re: CGC

If CGC were required to keep your dog, you'd see a lot of dogs with CGC certificates who'd never actually passed the test or shouldn't have passed it. It wouldn't be hard to find a sympathetic CGC evaluator who doesn't want a dog going to a shelter because they wouldn't give a passing score. It's n...
by buckaroo
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:57 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: CGC
Replies: 47
Views: 707

Re: CGC

If CGC were required to keep your dog, you'd see a lot of dogs with CGC certificates who'd never actually passed the test or shouldn't have passed it. It wouldn't be hard to find a sympathetic CGC evaluator who doesn't want a dog going to a shelter because they wouldn't give a passing score. It's no...
by buckaroo
Thu May 19, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nutritional value/safey of cheaper cuts of meat ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1923

Re: Nutritional value/safey of cheaper cuts of meat ?

I would not feed brains, especially beef.
by buckaroo
Sat May 14, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Small dog ppl help!
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Small dog ppl help!

Good luck. I've fostered many older, small dogs with varying degrees of success on potty training. None were ever 100% reliable. Most got to be OK if watched and given puppy pads to use when left alone.
by buckaroo
Wed May 11, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Senior Lab diet help
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

Re: Senior Lab diet help

He needs to go back to the vet. He can't have a clean bill of health if he can't keep/gain weight and is vomiting. He's not healthy.
by buckaroo
Sun May 08, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Training Service Dogs for Sleep Apnea
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Training Service Dogs for Sleep Apnea

If you trained your dog to wake you up fully at least 5 times an hour (the very minimum amount of times you stop breathing to be diagnosed with sleep apnea), you'd be getting even less sleep. Most people fall within the range of stopping breathing 15-30 times an hour. This means your dog would be a...
by buckaroo
Sat May 07, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Training Service Dogs for Sleep Apnea
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Training Service Dogs for Sleep Apnea

Could you do it? Yes, maybe. Although many apneas are so short, it would be over by the time your dog could wake you up. There are also many apneas your dog could really never notice. Dogs could really only pick up the big ones. Would it really be treating your sleep apnea? No. Even if your dog coul...
by buckaroo
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Annoying vets, leaky puppy butt, and diet/raw feeding
Replies: 38
Views: 3755

Re: Annoying vets, leaky puppy butt, and diet/raw feeding

It can be very hard to catch some bugs on a fecal float. Giardia especially will frequently not show up on the test. Go back to the vet.
by buckaroo
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kibble change (Fromm?)
Replies: 41
Views: 4288

Re: Kibble change (Fromm?)

The rescues will smile and thank you and then throw away an open bag. They can't be sure it's not contaminated unless it's unopened. Not necessarily. We take opened bags all the time. I think that policy is more common with municipal shelters. Private rescues are more likely to take them. Although,...
by buckaroo
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Small growths on his nutz sack
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Re: Small growths on his nutz sack

You might want to look up information about perianal hernias in dogs as they get older. Testosterone weakens the muscles that keep your dogs internal organs from moving into other areas of his body. All it takes is a loop of bowel to slide into the hernia and then not come out again and your dog is ...

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