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Hello Everyone!¬ 

I am currently working on a research project for school and was wondering if you could fill out this survey for me.¬  I need around 100 people or so to respond to it by this weekend, so have your husband/wife/friend/etc. take it too!¬  Please let me know if you have any questions.¬  Thank you in advance for all of your help!
 
Please reply to this message or email me at ARTSYANGEL7@UDATA.COM and highlight your responses in some way so that I know which answers you selected (i.e. bold text, underline, different color, etc.)¬  ¬ 

Brianna
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Do you currently have a dog?¬  ¬  Yes¬  ¬  ¬  No
If yes, please continue with the survey.
If no, you are finished with the survey.¬  Thank you!

Please review the following list and mark all that apply to you:
I prepare special meals for my dog.
I dress my dog on occasion.
I give my dog presents around the holidays.
I have pictures of my dog in my wallet or on my desk.
I talk to my dog on the phone or through the answering machine.
I celebrate my dog’s birthday each year.
I talk to my dog as if he/she is a human.¬ 
I share my bed with my dog at night.¬ 
I sign letters and cards from my dog and myself.
I arrange for a special ‚Äúbaby sitter‚ÄĚ to watch my dog when I‚Äôm on vacation.¬ 

Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement:


Caring for a dog is like being a parent.
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

I spend more time with my dog than I do with my friends.
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

I have a deep emotional connection with my dog.¬ 
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

My dog communicates with me so that I know exactly what he/she is thinking.¬ 
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

Many of my leisure activities or hobbies involve my dog.
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

Devotion to a dog brings me happiness in life.
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

Dogs provide unconditional love.
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

I spend more time with my dog than I do with my family.
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

Dogs are an incredible source of companionship in difficult times.
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

My dog is my best friend.
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

I think of my dog as my equal.
Strongly Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Disagree¬  ¬  ¬ Neutral¬  ¬  ¬ Agree¬  ¬  ¬ Strongly Agree

Please indicate the following:
Gender:¬  ¬  ¬ Male¬  ¬  ¬ Female
Age:
Do you have children?¬  ¬  Yes¬  ¬  ¬  No
Are they over 18 years old?¬  ¬  ¬ Yes¬  ¬  ¬ No

 


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Well...I tried the meat tenderizer trick tonight.  We will see what happens.  I'm quite convinced though that nothing I sprinkle on Liberty's food is going to stop her from nibbling on a frozen treat when I'm not looking.   :-\  If only there were a miracle cure...we'd all be a bit happier! 

On a different note, I did find something more disgusting than a dog eating his own poop...brace yourself...HUM ANS eating their own poop!  I couldn't believe what I discovered while searching for anti-poop eating remedies online today. 

Some people actually eat their own/other people's poop and LIKE IT.  We're not talking about people eating poop as a means of survival -- we're talking about people eating poop for personal pleasure and enjoyment!  How disgusting and repulsive is that?  YUCK!

See...things could ALWAYS be worse.  Let's be thankful our loved ones don't eat poop -- then we'd really have something to worry about.   :) 

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Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / My weim is still nursing at two!
« on: December 21, 2005, 03:56:38 pm »
My weim nurses on his stuffed babies!¬  He puts the head into his mouth and sucks away -- he even moves his paws like he is pushing milk out!¬ 

This started the day we brought him home at 7.5 weeks and at the age of 2 he still does it!¬  Before bed, he always has to find a baby and "nurse" for an hour or so.¬  It seems to relax him for sure.¬  Many times he falls asleep with the stuffed animal still in his mouth.

Anyone else have a suckling pup?¬ 

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Weimaraner Discussions & Pictures / Re: Pro's and Con's of Weimaraners ?
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:11:19 am »
I know a thing or two about weims -- since I am owned by one!  It takes a certain type of person to own a weim. 

Yes, weims are very energetic!  If not given proper exercise and stimulation, they can become destructive.  An exercised weim is a happy weim.  They do tend to get bored quickly though, so it is important to keep them mentally and physically stimulated in varying ways. 

Weims are extremely intelligent as well.  It seems my weim understands every word I say and can predict my every move!  I'm convinced that they are more human than canine.  The are also quick learners!  This can be both good and bad!  Weims tend to be very dominant and strong-willed too.  Because of this, proper obedience training is essential. 

Weims do tend to be velcro babies as well -- they always want to be with you.  They are extremely affectionate and loyal.  As a puppy, my weim seemed to suffer from separation anxiety.  He has gotten better with age.  I try to exercise him before leaving him alone.  I have found that when he is tired, the less trouble he gets into when I'm away!  Now that we added a vizsla puppy to our family, his anxiety has lessened even more.    My weim and vizsla are very similiar and keep each other entertained.

Having a weim is an experience.  I believe it is a wonderful one.  Now that I have a weim I could never imagine my life without one!  Let me know if you have any other questions.  I would be glad to share my experience/expertise! 

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Weimaraner Discussions & Pictures / Re: Pink Nose Weimaraner!
« on: December 20, 2005, 11:46:38 pm »
Thank you so much for your help!  I will do some research of my own regarding this condition and the possible causes you mentioned. 

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Anyone have any solutions/remedies for poop eating?  My adorable vizsla puppy (7 months) has a nasty habit of snacking on her own poop!  I have tried using ForBid but have not had any luck with it.  I have heard of using meat tenderizer, but am not sure how much I should use.  In the mean time, I have just been cleaning the mess up before she can nibble on it.  Perhaps she will grow out of this phase?  Please Help!   

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Weimaraner Discussions & Pictures / Re: Pink Nose Weimaraner!
« on: December 20, 2005, 06:43:43 pm »
I do understand the need to protect a pink nose from the sun, but we just make sure we don't stay out too long when it's scorching hot out! 

Titan definately stands out in a crowd -- even a weimaraner one!  He also has a titanium crown on his bottom canine tooth!  You can't miss him!  (He broke it off chewing on a cage while at doggy daycare.  Needless to say we don't go to that daycare anymore.  The dogs spent more time in a cage than playing.) 

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Weimaraner Discussions & Pictures / Pink Nose Weimaraner!
« on: December 20, 2005, 06:26:52 pm »
Around the age of 6 months, my weimaraner's nose started losing it's color.  His once brown nose turned pink! 

I discussed this matter with several vets, all of whom told me that this sometimes happens with this breed.  I have also heard that this may be a sign of an immune problem.  However, this doesn't seem to be the case.  Titan is a healthy, happy weim who just turned two (see attached picture).  One vet even suggested that I have his nose tattooed!  WHAT!?!  Titan may have a speckled nose, but I love him just the same! 

Just wondering if anyone else has seen pink noses in weims and what causes this loss of pigment.

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Food Discussion & Information / The Canine Canteen - Custom Dog Feeders
« on: December 20, 2005, 04:19:21 pm »
Hello fellow dog lovers!¬ 

My name is Brianna.¬  I am a proud parent of a big paw named Titan (weimaraner) and a not-so-big-paw named Liberty (vizsla).¬ 

My weimaraner tends to inhale his food at times.¬  This of course, has always led to excess gas in his sensitive belly.¬  This led my husband and I to design our own elevated dog feeders.¬  My husband and I are very excited about our new product, The Canine Canteen.¬  We have received very positive reviews thus far.¬  We think fellow do lovers will agree!¬  ¬ 

The Canine Canteen custom dog feeder is comfortable and functional for pets and is stylish enough for any living space.¬  (Please see attached picture)

The Canine Canteen features:
~16 gauge laser cut stainless steel
~Personalized, replaceable name plate
~Breed specific cutouts available
~Heavy duty stainless steel bowls
~Non-skid rubber feet

The Canine Canteen offers the following benefits:
~Reduces air intake
~Improves digestion
~Encourages better body alignment
~Reduces strain on neck and shoulders
~Great for larger breeds

The Canine Canteen is available in 4 sizes:
~ Tiny Nibbler: ideal for small breeds ‚Äď 6‚ÄĚ high with 1 quart bowls
~ Average Chomper: ideal for medium breeds ‚Äď 10.5‚ÄĚ high with 2 quart bowls
~ Mighty Mouth: ideal for large breeds ‚Äď 14‚ÄĚ high with 3 quart bowls
~ Giant Woofer: ideal for extra large breeds ‚Äď 19‚ÄĚ high with 5 quart bowls

The Canine Canteen custom dog feeders will be available for purchase online soon!¬  Please add our website www.alladogwants.com to your favorites list!¬  In the mean time, please contact us with questions or comments ‚Äď we are delighted to hear from you!¬  Send us an email at artsyangel7@udata.com.¬ 

Thank You!¬  I look forward to chatting with you all soon!¬ 
Merry Christmas!¬  May God bless you throughout the New Year.

~Brianna~



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