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by Celesteandthebullies
Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: socializing my puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: socializing my puppy

Do you think its too early to be having people bring their pupdogs over for play dates. I also read about giving them a break for the first two weeks their home, does this also apply to puppies? I'd give it a few days, but not really two weeks. Puppies are far more adjustable then adult dogs. Nice ...
by Celesteandthebullies
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: socializing my puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: socializing my puppy

The time period prior to completion of shots is definitely a critical time. I plan to socialize my dog prior, however I will not be bringing the puppy to the park, or to the pet store. I will only take the dog to areas where other dogs are not normally seen. (Home Depot or Lowes for example, our loc...
by Celesteandthebullies
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: leash on at all times..bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: leash on at all times..bad idea?

Teaching her that you are a lot of fun and very rewarding will make her want to be with your more. Not simply restraining with a leash. The use for a leash on indoors would be for help managing certain behaviors.
by Celesteandthebullies
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: PA: Needs a FLYBALL home for this girl! (Staffie type mix)
Replies: 16
Views: 13617

Re: PA: Needs a FLYBALL home for this girl! (Staffie type mi

She's adorable! I'll send this to a friend of mine in PA :)
by Celesteandthebullies
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: leash on at all times..bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: leash on at all times..bad idea?

Having her on leash around the house is not bad for initial adjusting and training, although I personally wouldn't. X-pens are a great way to let your puppy play, but keeping them in sight. (Crates are a must as well) Always on leash when on a walk, even the best trained dogs can have off moments, l...
by Celesteandthebullies
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Starting A Puppy on Raw
Replies: 8
Views: 5379

Starting A Puppy on Raw

Does anyone have any good links/resources for how to start a puppy on raw?


Thanks :)
by Celesteandthebullies
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread
Replies: 162
Views: 11796

Re: OFFICIAL e-collar debate thread

What about ecollars on working dogs? Isn't that what the collar was invented for in the first place-to get dogs off of dangerous game? People have been hunting with dogs for decades before the e-collar came around. ;) And with my boy who has retrieved fowl/upland game a few times as well as trying ...
by Celesteandthebullies
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Question
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Question

Are you wanting another with that huge O ring in the front? Google "Agitation Harness" they're built to be durable and are comfortable when pulled in.
by Celesteandthebullies
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Zero Tolerance for Even One Bark?

I like chatty breeds (GSD person) so it's even more absurd to me... go buy a fish or a reptile if you want something quiet. Or maybe, at least start with a breed that isn't known for barking.
by Celesteandthebullies
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Does this Muzzle look like the right fit?
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: Does this Muzzle look like the right fit?

Maybe try some engagement games, so she learns its fun? : ) This video kind of shows what you can do with food to build engagement and excitement while working. (I don't endorse Leerburg's stuff, but this video by itself is a very nice example) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiTMEA4vZ3s And food cha...
by Celesteandthebullies
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Does this Muzzle look like the right fit?
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: Does this Muzzle look like the right fit?

That looks good to me : ) And yeah, I sort of understand the whole image thing, but I don't think it's worth risking the other possibilities. An aggressive incident with contact is a far worse image than a simple muzzle. Does she have any really fun behaviors that she likes to do? With Dakota and ge...
by Celesteandthebullies
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Does this Muzzle look like the right fit?
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: Does this Muzzle look like the right fit?

Looks too small to me. If you desensitize the muzzle slowly and properly you shouldn't have to worry about her trying to paw it off. But also, the head strap+proper tightness, and sticking a collar through the little collar loop should prevent that. This would be an ideal fit: https://fbcdn-sphotos-...
by Celesteandthebullies
Sat May 04, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, question regarding deformity of tail
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

Re: Hello, question regarding deformity of tail

Sounds like a kink? That's a sign of a very bad breeder, kinks in the tail should NEVER be bred because they can lead to kinks in the spine.

If your vet doesn't see an issue I wouldn't worry too much, it might just look odd but it's our oddities that make us unique. :)
by Celesteandthebullies
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Pit service dog?
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: Pit service dog?

Dogs 'reminding you' to take meds usually doesn't hold up as a legitimate task to have a service dog for because an alarm can do the same thing. Not all meds are on a set schedule, some are on an "as needed" basis (asthma inhalers, as one example). I would imagine that sort of thing a dog...
by Celesteandthebullies
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: heart worm shot?
Replies: 9
Views: 4245

Re: heart worm shot?

Yeah, that's why I added the link :) It goes into depth on that stuff, a long read but it covers all the areas. Including different medications/flea repellants that it can react with.

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