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by meginok
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Just feeling good...PROGRESS - leash manners, reactivity
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Well, tell your trainer I said THANKS! :headbang: It's a saying I repeat to myself to remind me to give EACH of them what they need. We still do some double-dog walkies at the park...mostly the nights I feel froggy and want to jog with them, and then we do 3 or 3 and a 1/2 miles at a steady jog. But...
by meginok
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Urinating on new bed every single time
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Maybe she hates the Costco smell?? Several months after Abbie Lou's last true "accident" (she wasn't housebroken when we adopted her at 10 months old, but she learned quickly, with only 3 or 4 accidents), one of my kitties had to have a dental cleaning. He came home that evening reeking of...
by meginok
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Just feeling good...PROGRESS - leash manners, reactivity
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Thanks! And thanks for wearing out your eyes to read that post...dang, I can sure ramble on! lol Abbie Lou can be VERY difficult. My Rottie sis growing up could go ANYWHERE. She didn't react to strange people (unless they pulled into our driveway after dark, and even then, she wasn't barky...she jus...
by meginok
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Just feeling good...PROGRESS - leash manners, reactivity
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Just feeling good...PROGRESS - leash manners, reactivity

Just wanted to share some happy feelings. I've had Abbie Lou for almost 11 months now (August 6th, 2006). We've muddled through a lot together. I'd not planned to get a dog yet when I adopted her (though we were planning to get a dog within the next year or so at that time). And Abbie Lou only becam...
by meginok
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Suddenly aggressive?.. Settle down!..
Replies: 2
Views: 323

I know my two dogs "amp each other up." If one of them starts reacting to something, the other one does, and they react more strongly when both are there than if I'm walking them separately. They also can tend to redirect on each other mildly when something too exciting happens. When there...
by meginok
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Survey/suggestions: Toys!
Replies: 27
Views: 2118

The Orka Jack is a pretty good toy (looks like plastic, but it's actually a pretty firm rubber kind of material). The first one lasted almost a month...but then Lou (DESTRUCTO HOUND!) discovered its weakness, and subsequent Orkas have lasted only until she settles down with them and I don't take it ...
by meginok
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: In awe...
Replies: 46
Views: 4473

I spend an average of $120 or so at the feed store about every three weeks...but that's for two high-energy adult dogs at a lean 60 lbs each, and three adult kitties who go through 2.5 cans of EVO, Wellness, Innova, or California Natural every day. I feed Healthwise (by Natura) lamb and oatmeal dry ...
by meginok
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Diamond Naturals or Wellness Super 5 mix Chicken
Replies: 18
Views: 3132

I've never fed any California Natural dog food (they don't have a formula Lou could stomach...so few do!!!), though I do feed two flavors of their wet cat food. I've always heard good things, though. And I've had very good results with the other Natura products I've used. Good luck! And remember, be...
by meginok
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: A New, Very Annoying Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Is she able to see through the windshield, or is this all seen through a rear-side window. If it's a side window issue, have you thought about trying some of those stick-on, pull-down shades they sell to block out sunlight like when you have a baby in a car seat back there? Just reducing the visual ...
by meginok
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Diamond Naturals or Wellness Super 5 mix Chicken
Replies: 18
Views: 3132

Natura makes very good foods (I feed almost all Natura products, with a couple of cans of Wellness thrown into the kitties' canned rotation). http://www.naturapet.com/ You can see their brands there and look at which foods you might want to consider for your puppy. Some do recommend an actual puppy ...
by meginok
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tips for brushing teeth...
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Starting to just mess with the mouth first is important. I've had Shamus three months (adopted from the shelter with a quite dubious history at over a year old), and I'm *just* now getting to where I can use the finger brush for brief periods with him. I giggle thinking about the first time I tried ...
by meginok
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Diamond Naturals or Wellness Super 5 mix Chicken
Replies: 18
Views: 3132

Well, if you gave the Wellness a fair shot (meaning feeding it for at least a month, and preferably 6-8 weeks), and your dog has bad stools and gas, I'm not sure why you'd continue to consider it. There is no magic "best" food for all dogs. Many here swear by Canidae. If I tried to feed Ab...
by meginok
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OFFICIAL ear cropping/tail docking debate thread
Replies: 1131
Views: 437112

OMG! I'm such a nerd! I have now officially read through this whole thread. lol I'm not for the cropped look. Since I started hanging out on PBF, though, I *have* actually seen a PB I think looks better with his crop than he would have naturally. I just like floppy, natural ears better. But I'm a we...
by meginok
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Can I just brag about training progress?
Replies: 6
Views: 455

WAY TO GO! I know how much work goes into getting a good leash walk down with some dogs. BRAG AWAY!
by meginok
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Another anal gland question...
Replies: 3
Views: 436

You mentioned in the other thread that she's had some diarrhea. Could it be that her little anus is just sore from the bad poopies? I'm not much help...my vet told me when I took Shame in to get his anal glands expressed (some scooting after a tummy bug with bad diarrhea) that he would gladly show m...

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