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by concreterose
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Age and Muscle Definiton
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: Age and Muscle Definiton

Aging and muscle definition also depends on genetics to a degree.
by concreterose
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Sending a dog out to Title?
Replies: 29
Views: 699

Re: Sending a dog out to Title?

If your issues are strictly your nervousness, performance anxiety is normal for competitors to one degree or another. There are a lot of resources for this, a couple I recommend are Conquering Ring Nerves by Diane Peters and That Winning Feeling by Jane Savoie. There are a lot of resources out there...
by concreterose
Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Almost!
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Almost!

We need four more jumpers legs for our MXJ, eight more for MX. It's always some minute flop that hinders us from those elusive Q's...but the fun is in the journey :)
by concreterose
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Almost!
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Almost!

Nice run...would of been a Q if I would've supported her more at the last obstacle. We had fun playing together as always!

by concreterose
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Tess agility run from this weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Tess agility run from this weekend

Nice run! Did she make the teeter contact? It was hard to see.
by concreterose
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Awesome Agility Video
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Awesome Agility Video

That was absolutely amazing!!!
by concreterose
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar on red, irritated paws?
Replies: 16
Views: 6597

Re: Apple Cider Vinegar on red, irritated paws?

I have been giving apple cider vinegar (I like Braggs) for a few years now. I've noticed a marked decrease in V's paw licking over the last two years. They get a teaspoon twice per day in their food...during allergy season, I double V's amount. A really good foot spray (at least for her) is a mixtur...
by concreterose
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: tugging - won't play with humans
Replies: 16
Views: 512

See, she would tug on regular tugs, just not at shows. I would just tug with the tug it, and then start with a regular tug for short periods. Then I bought several tugs and let her pick one. I found with her it's all about material...she prefers to tug on soft stuff. My friend that has horses made m...
by concreterose
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: tugging - won't play with humans
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Sarah wrote:Tug it

My non-tugger loves this.


I started using that with Vicki at shows. She wouldn't tug at shows due to stress, so I got one and loaded it with liverwurst. They don't last long, but she tugs on regular tugs now.
by concreterose
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: A really good article on aggression in dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 363

That was a great article. I use one of the books recommended on the site with Solomon. It is called Click to Calm by Emma Parsons, and the results I have gotten are phenomenal. I highly recommend it for folks with highly reactive or aggressive dogs.
by concreterose
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: First agility class/questions - long
Replies: 31
Views: 846

Yeah to what everyone else says. Find another class that takes things MUCH slower. Around here, novice and more experienced dogs are in separate classes because the skill set being taught is MUCH different.
by concreterose
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cautions Agaisnt Raw Food diet
Replies: 42
Views: 4693

So, please don't take our comments as critical of what others are doing... Eggzactly! I really hope that people realize this. I hate for people to think that raw feeders think they are some kind of elitist group (well, there are some people that are, but I haven't seen many on this board) that is A...
by concreterose
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cautions Agaisnt Raw Food diet
Replies: 42
Views: 4693

I noticed that all of these kinds of threads wind up being testimonials of people whose dogs have done so well on raw. I DO realize that there are some dogs that do horrible on raw, just as there are dogs that do horrible on kibble. I think that you get people that have had success with their dogs o...
by concreterose
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaseline
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Beware...dogs (AND KIDS) love vaseline! You can put it on their pads, but they'll probably lick it all off. lol
by concreterose
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cautions Agaisnt Raw Food diet
Replies: 42
Views: 4693

I like Azmira products lol I think it's great that there is some research out there now. However, my dogs have been too darn healthy on raw for me to turn back now. My vet has to blow the dust off my file when I go 'cause he never sees us! And this is coming from someone that had a VERY sickly dog (...

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