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by Stormi
Sat May 19, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: help with pulling dog
Replies: 88
Views: 1864

help with pulling dog

There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to dog training. No, but there is a science to learning and behavior, and yes, prong collars do utilize positive punishment and do cause pain. If they didn't, they wouldn't "work". I've never met a dog that was reactive due to the us...
by Stormi
Thu May 17, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild
Replies: 111
Views: 28117

Recall, Kirkland and Taste of the Wild

Our Horizon Pulsar has arrived!

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I'm quite excited to see how Jack does on this food. And to boot the store that I've ordered it from is looking to stock it full time if we like it :)
by Stormi
Thu May 17, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 31224

Pancreatitis

It's good to hear that he and you are healing. Take care of yourselves. Have they officially diagnosed IBS over the other possibilities?
by Stormi
Thu May 17, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Playful Behavior around animals. Gets into everything.
Replies: 31
Views: 679

Re: Playful Behavior around animals. Gets into everything.

So rather than free feeding your dog and allowing her to graze as she wants, why not use that food that she gets for free every day and put it towards training her or feed her out of work-to-eat puzzles so she can get some much needed mental stimulation? Dogs were designed to spend 95% of their waki...
by Stormi
Wed May 16, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Playful Behavior around animals. Gets into everything.
Replies: 31
Views: 679

Playful Behavior around animals. Gets into everything.

Courtneyd137 wrote:i do i take the food out there when i take her outside in the morning but she doesnt eat right then she would rather wait until later in the day. she will not eat when you take the food out there she waits until she's ready...


This IS free feeding.
by Stormi
Wed May 16, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Button learning to identify things in his environment
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Button learning to identify things in his environment

Way to go Button! And you too, of course! :)
by Stormi
Wed May 16, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Nicole Wilde, Nov 22nd, Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Nicole Wilde, Nov 22nd, Seattle

But it's getting closer! :) Were also doing a seminar sometime in June with local veterinary behaviorist Dr. Wailani Sung on the topic of the effects of stress on dogs. Not quite sure on the date of that one, yet, but I'm looking forward to it as well.
by Stormi
Mon May 14, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 31224

Re: Pancreatitis

Ugh. Keep us in the loop. Such a scary situation for both him and you :(
by Stormi
Mon May 14, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Playful Behavior around animals. Gets into everything.
Replies: 31
Views: 679

Re: Playful Behavior around animals. Gets into everything.

Some resources that may be helpful: Environmental enrichment: http://www.aspcabehavior.org/articles/65/Enriching-Your-Dogs-Life.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Teaching attention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTSuPk2Ccjo Teaching loose-leash walking: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Stormi
Sat May 12, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 31224

Pancreatitis

Soo infuriating. Hang in there.
by Stormi
Sat May 12, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Good News :)
Replies: 39
Views: 10261

Good News :)

Petsmart doesn't carry Kirkland brand, Costco does. Last I checked, Petsmart doesn't carry Purina either. Just because you tried "one other food" that didn't work out does not conclude that every other food will do the same. What was that other food? There are dozens of other food options ...
by Stormi
Fri May 11, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 31224

Re: Pancreatitis

Any word on how Tux is doing?
by Stormi
Fri May 11, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread
Replies: 1131
Views: 438740

OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread

ChevellesMomma wrote:I'm sure it doesn't hurt, properly done. Without pain meds, sure, I bet it hurts like a biotch.


Just out of curiosity, have you ever had any major surgery that required you to take pain meds afterwards?
by Stormi
Fri May 11, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 31224

Pancreatitis

Good grief, Val :( Fingers crossed tightly its not any sort of cancer. What scary news to hear after such a stressful day. You are so long overdue for a break when it comes to surprise health issues with your guys...
by Stormi
Thu May 10, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 31224

Pancreatitis

Poor guy :( Hope all goes well today.

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