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by Sarah
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Starting training..
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Starting training..

There are probably other treats she'd like better. I would experiment and find something she really likes. It's a lot easier to work with a dog when you have something they want.
by Sarah
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Starting training..
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Starting training..

What kind of treats are you using?
by Sarah
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The Cost of Feeding Raw?
Replies: 51
Views: 14230

Re: The Cost of Feeding Raw?

My comment's intent was to make sure anyone considering Raw would look at the big picture, not just the cost of food that must be factored into the financial decision. And that's fine, but the one thing I don't like to see and always try to speak up about is a person picking an anecdotal fact and u...
by Sarah
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Walking with weights question and a question about jumping
Replies: 22
Views: 382

Re: Walking with weights question and a question about jumpi

My dogs do a lot of leaping straight up. It's fairly hard on their bodies, so I kind of wish they wouldn't do it, but apparently I don't care enough to untrain it. It is of absolutely no benefit to agility, and potentially could make agility more difficult.
by Sarah
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The Cost of Feeding Raw?
Replies: 51
Views: 14230

Re: The Cost of Feeding Raw?

Yes, carb load has a lot to do with it, as does natural body chemistry. Size of teeth, size of the dog's mouth, length of hair, breed... there are a lot of factors. And yes, diet can be one of them. But as I said, my kibble fed dogs don't require teeth cleanings, so you cannot assume that a dog doe...
by Sarah
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The Cost of Feeding Raw?
Replies: 51
Views: 14230

Re: The Cost of Feeding Raw?

El_EmDubya wrote:NO teeth cleaning needs in 8 years.


My kibble fed dogs don't need teeth cleanings either. There are a lot of variables to whether/how often a dog needs it's teeth cleaned.
by Sarah
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Help! Puppy period question
Replies: 10
Views: 2741

Re: Help! Puppy period question

Yes, the smell is somewhat normal, especially if you have her wearing pants to contain the mess.
by Sarah
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...
Replies: 188
Views: 37113

Re: Tucker doesn't like kibble ...

Maybe bland is what he needs? Occasionally, dogs do crave what is good for them. I had a friend who switched her dogs to raw, and had one that wouldn't eat it. She waited the dog out until it ate, and the dog got massively sick off of it. She knew it wasn't good for her. (I think my friend did event...
by Sarah
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pi's OFA X-rays
Replies: 7
Views: 2469

Re: Pi's OFA X-rays

I'm no good at elbows. The vet thought they were okay, now it's up to the OFA.
by Sarah
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pi's OFA X-rays
Replies: 7
Views: 2469

Pi's OFA X-rays

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Now we wait for the OFA's opinions....
by Sarah
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Clicker Training
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Clicker Training

Also she seems to have caught on that click = treat now as shes a pretty fast learner when she wants to be, but i need to get more treats before i can train her with the clicker. Also need to figure out what to train first lol... thinking of trying that touch trick, or something i also saw in a you...
by Sarah
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Clicker Training
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Clicker Training

You "load" the clicker by pairing it with food. So you start use of the clicker by making the clicking sound, and immediately handing over a treat; several times. The dog has to associate the sound of the clicker (secondary reinforcer) with the treat (primary reinforcer). Once you do that,...
by Sarah
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Eva hip X-ray
Replies: 20
Views: 4997

Re: Eva hip X-ray

Ooh just reading this now. Old lady Buddy has the same thing caused by a bone spur. The ONLY thing that worked for her was the steroid injection. (we had tried metacam, tramadol and gabapentin, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and chiro). I'm glad Eva is doing better. It can be a hugely frustrating condit...
by Sarah
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Baby's first title certificate
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Baby's first title certificate

I don't actually do anything with them. I was keeping them in 3 ring binders, at least for the first 2 dogs, but I kind of stopped getting around to putting the certs into Tully's binder, and never even got around to setting up Tess'. They're all around here somewhere.
by Sarah
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Eva hip X-ray
Replies: 20
Views: 4997

Re: Eva hip X-ray

She's doing really well, her owner is getting hopeful again. Still working on her rehab, but so far it seems like it might be working.

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