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by Sarah
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Old dog vestibular disease?
Replies: 18
Views: 5410

Re: Old dog vestibular disease?

My old guy, Elmo, had an episode of this. His wasn't that bad, and resolved fine on it's own.
by Sarah
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Martin earned his CD
Replies: 16
Views: 1009

Re: Martin earned his CD

Congratulations! :thumbsup: Good luck with the retrieve! That was the exercise I found most difficult to train with Elmo. Shaping it (via the techniques in Lana Mitchell's "The Clicked Retriever") was what finally did the trick. Only time I ever used shaping with him.
by Sarah
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Gaining Weight
Replies: 50
Views: 12595

Re: Gaining Weight

Length of the pipe is kind of up to you, and the size of the space you are going to play in. Mine is about 5', but that's really a little long for my small yard, I should shorten it up.
by Sarah
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Gaining Weight
Replies: 50
Views: 12595

Re: Gaining Weight

They are cheap to make, grab a broom handle and tie a string to it, if she chases buy something more sturdy Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk 2 Easier is to take a piece of PVC pipe and run a rope through it, longer than the section of PVC. Tie a big knot in one end, so it doesn't pull through; l...
by Sarah
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Gaining Weight
Replies: 50
Views: 12595

Re: Gaining Weight

An adult dog who puts on 13 pounds would be either obese, or the dog would have been very underweight before. They don't gain that much weight in muscle. (ie; I started bicycling with my Tess to condition her, and she went from 31.9 to 32.2 pounds. That would be a typical level of weight gain for fa...
by Sarah
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What is needed to be called a trainer?
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: What is needed to be called a trainer?

No, anybody can call themself a trainer.
by Sarah
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: too skinny?
Replies: 24
Views: 7631

Re: too skinny?

He looks fine to me. The photo angle isn't great, but I'm not seeing enough rib prominence for him to appear underweight.
by Sarah
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hip dysplasia
Replies: 9
Views: 2969

Re: hip dysplasia

I think in a 7-wk-old puppy, you're more likely seeing normal puppy lack of coordination, or some other structural defect, rather than hip dysplasia. The issue with HD is arthritis, and at 7 weeks, she hasn't had time to develop arthritis yet. Doesn't mean the pup isn't dysplastic, I just wouldn't e...
by Sarah
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rompum and Yohimbe
Replies: 14
Views: 5566

Re: Rompum and Yohimbe

The vet I use does a ton of OFA X-rays (it's out in a more rural area, but a lot of people go there for X-rays, the vet has a particular interest in them), lots of experience with them, and he doesn't anesthesize. I imagine he would if he really couldn't manage the dog, but if they can manage my wil...
by Sarah
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rompum and Yohimbe
Replies: 14
Views: 5566

Re: Rompum and Yohimbe

All mine were done without sedation, though I think they might have gotten better ratings if they'd been sedated. They passed, and that's all I cared about. I was rather surprised when I did Tully (first one I've done), that they could position her without sedation, I'd have thought she'd be too wig...
by Sarah
Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sadie isn't well
Replies: 86
Views: 22099

Re: Sadie isn't well

Does she get out of jail yet?
by Sarah
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sorghum & Millet in dog food?
Replies: 4
Views: 6128

Re: Sorghum & Millet in dog food?

I don't see anything wrong with sorghum & millet in particular, but that food has a lot of grain in it. After the chicken meal, the next 3 ingredients listed are grain. There's probably not a lot of sorghum in it, because that ingredient follows "chicken fat", and generally everything ...
by Sarah
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Back from agility nationals!
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Back from agility nationals!

As the only "pit bull" breed entered in the AKC Agility National Championships this past weekend (no other SBTs and no Amstaffs entered), Tess had a lot of representing to do! Fortunately, she was up to the task. She ran clean in all 3 of the preliminary rounds, finishing 29th of 138 dogs ...
by Sarah
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: What's The Right Sport For My Dog?
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: What's The Right Sport For My Dog?

With your boys age, I would continue to work Obedience (maybe some Rally) while he matures. A strong obedience foundation is useful in any sport. Use this time to find out more about the other sports and more about what your pup ends up interested in. :goodpost: In agility, there is only one loose ...
by Sarah
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: AKC debut and new title (Malinois)
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: AKC debut and new title (Malinois)

Congrats! :thumbsup: I deal with the "crazy dogs after agility trial" by giving them something to chew on. Usually, it's been raw bones, but I think I might move away from giving them bones, so I'm thinking stuffed Kongs now. That way, I can rest while they expend effort trying to get ever...

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