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by Linariel
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Falon's new Collarmania!!
Replies: 11
Views: 652

I love the color combo! One of the nicest I've seen in awhile!
by Linariel
Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: CANNOT potty-train
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Can I ask what you're feeding? It may be the food in part causing her to poop so much. Some puppies also drink way too much water, then they can't even consider holding it.

But at her age, its not abnormal to have very little control.
by Linariel
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Train to be a guard dog?
Replies: 64
Views: 4062

It also makes a big difference if the dog is yours or hers. If the dog is yours, then it may not obey her like he would you - even if you're not there - that's a disaster waiting to happen If the dog is of sound temperament for protection work, and is trained properly, they should be able to be han...
by Linariel
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Reverse heel - (French Ring)
Replies: 5
Views: 369

My trainer ties a long line around the dogs waist, and uses that to keep the dog in the proper position. The decoy stands in front of the dog, advancing on the handler. A helper stands behind the dog, several feet away, keeping the line just tight enough to prevent the dog from swinging out of place...
by Linariel
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: -Remote shock/correction collars?-
Replies: 145
Views: 5936

the point of not using shocks on a pup has nothing to do with their size and strength, but their mental development at that age. The trainer shouldd be reorted-hes blatsntly going against company policy, with a pup no less.
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Talking back
Replies: 11
Views: 506

I wouldn't make anything of it. Dogs that are really excited tend to let out odd noises, and they don't always know they're doing it. I would just stop playing and walk away if he does it again and you don't like it.
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: -Remote shock/correction collars?-
Replies: 145
Views: 5936

That's odd. Petsmart trainers, as far as I know, aren't supposed to recommend that stuff. Dogs learn when they have a certain collar on they can't do certain things. Take it off, and they do them. That's why it's not always effective. Isn't Bruno just a baby? I wouldn't put a shock collar on a young...
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ongoing health problem- Giardia
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

Whatever works that is a low residue food. The ingredients aren't the best but they do the job. I've fed Eukanuba before and it worked immediately and made the dogs feel a lot better.
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ongoing health problem- Giardia
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

Maybe get an anti-diarrheal food from the vet until this clears up. It'll probably make his tummy feel a lot better, even if the ingredients are junk for long term feeding. After the giardia clears up, maybe switch him back over slowly and see if he's ok on it.
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ongoing health problem- Giardia
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

I'd be worried about using it at extra strength, especially on a small puppy. My dogs never reacted well to panacur, either. Two of them have had it at some point for worms, and they both puked like crazy immediately after eating it. I was rather annoyed that I wasted about $70 on medication that di...
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ongoing health problem- Giardia
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

My pup was put on Metronidazole for giardia. That's what his breeder treats all of her dogs with, and she said it's very effective. I would think if the Panacur didn't work they'd try another medication first. He didn't have any side effects that were noticeable. He didn't actually have giardia, but...
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Antibiotics
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Depends on the surgery. My vet won't send antibiotics for neutering, but for more invasive surgeries like repairing broken bones. I don't know if they do for spays, never had a dog spayed there.
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Copious amounts of poop
Replies: 8
Views: 853

That always happens to my dogs on a new food. It takes them awhile to get used to digesting it.
by Linariel
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, I'm back!
Replies: 22
Views: 1517

Welcome back! I wondered where you went the other day, after seeing a picture of my boyfriend's aunt's shi tzu that looks just like him...and is named Oliver!
by Linariel
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cooked Meat
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Most feed raw meat because cooking destroys nutrients. I personally don't see the point of feeding meat if you're going to kill nutrients first, but to each their own. The only time cooked meats are actually bad though, is if they're heavily spiced or dripping in sauces. Dogs don't need that stuff....

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