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by Rugersmama
Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Urgent, Monroe WA
Replies: 122
Views: 5395

Count me in!

I'm going to be out of town 11/10 - 11/16, but I will be back in time for the protest on 11/18. Someone please tell me when/where to show up? And do we bring our dogs with us? Nikki - Let me know what you need from me specifically this Friday night. I will construct a letter of protest this weekend ...
by Rugersmama
Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How do you teach your dog NOT to jump on counters?
Replies: 13
Views: 867

How do you teach your dog NOT to jump on counters?

We have a terrible time keeping Ru off our kitchen counters. He jumps up on tables/counters - just to investigate. Several times he has knocked over and destroyed glass items or eaten parts of our dinner and once a birthday cake! Ay yi yi - advice?
by Rugersmama
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Do your dogs religiously step on your feet?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1546

Rugie used to do that, until I put a stop to it. It hurts, especially if I'm barefoot. He also used to climb all over me when I was sitting down - so yeah, I do think it's a dominance thing. Whenever he puts his foot on mine, I just bend my knee and push him off and say "get off my foot". ...
by Rugersmama
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: I am on a Toy HunT!
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Your dog sounds exactly like mine. Rugie really doesn't seem to have an interest in anything he can't destroy. (: But so far I've developed a short list of toys that at least hold his interest and hold up longer than a week: 1. tennis balls - yes, he punctures them within 5 minutes, but he doesn't c...
by Rugersmama
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: T-Shirt for a Pittie?
Replies: 14
Views: 729

CAFE PRESS has them but you have to get xxl as the xl wont fit. been there done that. you can also get shirts from walmart/kmart, petco/petsmart etc too, and for kids,those will fit too.. keep the tags on so when you get home and it doesnt fit you can return them.. then just go the next size up.. I...
by Rugersmama
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: T-Shirt for a Pittie?
Replies: 14
Views: 729

T-Shirt for a Pittie?

I'm looking for a well-fitting (not too loose) t-shirt for my 60lb pittie, Ruger. I'd like him to wear a t-shirt on his weekly playdate to cut down on the scratches he's getting from all the blackberry bushes. And I'm hoping it will keep him cleaner as I can just peel that off of him and hose down h...
by Rugersmama
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: First Scare...
Replies: 138
Views: 15220

Well i went back to the ladies house informed her that i had spoken with Hal from http://www.caninemagic.com and will enroll woody in his 12weeks (6session) training (at a hefty price of $500). She then told me that because of the stress induced by the incident one of her dogs popped a vessel or so...
by Rugersmama
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Doggy Smell!
Replies: 16
Views: 1428

Here's what we do: First and foremost: GOOD DIET. Will make all the difference. Ok, assuming you are feeding your dogs to the absolute best of your ability, here are some other things we do: 1. We allow our dogs on all furniture except our bed, and tables...duh. (: So our couches are leather - don't...
by Rugersmama
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: welness vs. california natural fish and sweet potato
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Before we got Rugie, our bulldog Maggie was allergy queen. Well the breed bulldog should just say it all. LOL. We tried CN - but she refused to eat it. She's been on Wellness ever since and has done well. When we got Rugie I put him on Wellness b/c Mags did so great on it. But he didn't. It took abo...
by Rugersmama
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What gives your dog gas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1635

I could be wrong, but I thought I read that yogert helped with gas? Eggs give my dogs gas. so I was thinking about yogurt. Oh, he gets eggs too - so maybe it's eggs? I think I'm going to simplify his meals to just RMB's, muscle meat, salmon oil, and a little veggie glop here and there. And slowly a...
by Rugersmama
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What gives your dog gas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1635

kaytenmags wrote:my dog gets vicious gas from yogurt
it's absolutely the worst EVER.


I was wondering about yogurt - I've been giving him yogurt with his raw because of the probiotics - hmm - maybe I'll cut back and see if it makes a difference?
by Rugersmama
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What gives your dog gas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1635

What gives your dog gas?

Rugie has been having some, ahem, gas issues....ewwww.

He used to be on Wellness - but he had bad gas on that. Now he is on raw - still having a ton of gas. Wondering if there are common causes?
by Rugersmama
Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What exactly happened?
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: What exactly happened?

It would help if you made a game out of calling either one of them out of the play situation, then releasing them back to play, the return to the game being the reinforcer. Could I use something super nummy to call him to me, like raw hamburger or roast beef? And them release him to play? Is that a...
by Rugersmama
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What exactly happened?
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Rumpley wrote:Can you describe an intermediate bridge?


Yes, please - I don't understand what an "intermediate bridge" is....you're speaking a foreign language to me. :dunno:
by Rugersmama
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What exactly happened?
Replies: 14
Views: 633

He had a hold of her face, and I lifted him up by his collar and waited. After he let go I pulled him back a few fee A little OT but you want to avoid any pulling when a dog is grabbing another. If the dog has a solid hold the pulling can cause significant tissue damage. Either you use a breaking s...

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