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Collars, crates, & other cool things / Re: No pulling!
« on: March 06, 2007, 12:29:51 pm »
We use a pinch collar which has stopped most pulling.

One technique that works well is to wall a couple of feet if he walks ahead turn around and go the other way.  Just keep doing this for a couple of minutes or so and continue walking.

You might not get very far on your first walk...but eventually they get it and want to stay with you.

A lot of times if Lucah walks more than 2 feet ahead I just stop in my tracks and then he stops and then we continue.

I imagine all these techniques will work even if you don't use a pinch collar.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Tragic Robbery of puppies
« on: March 02, 2007, 12:56:34 pm »
This happened this week in L.A. At first I laughed because these guys looked rediculous chasing Yorkie puppies around. But then I got really sad when I realized what was going on here and how horrible this was.

If anyone knows anything please contact the authorities.,0,5578732.story?coll=la-home-headlines>

Food Discussion & Information / Re: Canidae vs Innova
« on: February 27, 2007, 02:31:51 pm »
We have gone around on the food issue. We stopped at Innova for a couple of months and it worked okay...but we had some issues as well. We liked what it did for Lucah but his stomach didn't agree so much.

We eventually settled on Dick Van Patten's Natural balace fish and sweet potato. That seems to be the fix for his stomach woes and his coat has responded well.

We haven't had any experience with Canidae. I looked at that food but it didn't interest me too much.

Old English Mastiff Discussions / OEM's and Beef
« on: January 19, 2007, 01:06:21 pm »
I have found that Lucah doesn't do too well with beef products. I talked to a couple at the dog park with an OEM who said the same thing about their mastiff.

I wanted to know if anyone else has had this issue with their OEM?

Newfoundland Pictures / Re: new fumble pictureS!
« on: January 18, 2007, 03:09:04 pm »
I like the sunset picture, very noble looking.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: We Have a Hole
« on: January 17, 2007, 07:14:19 pm »
That's an awesome reminds me of when I was a kid and we got our first pool.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: newfie breeder website
« on: January 14, 2007, 09:38:17 pm »
I have seen a couple of newfies in my day and these look a

Saint Bernard Pictures / Re: I think I named him...
« on: January 12, 2007, 04:44:56 pm »
Did you pick Tub because its Butt's name backwards?  You have a cute puppy. I see a lot of love in those pictures.

Group Discussions & Photos / Re: Mowglie & Sophie horsing around (Video)
« on: January 11, 2007, 02:56:33 pm »
Great video I am jealous of all the great space you guys have.

Saint Bernard Pictures / Re: Here are a few more pics of Timber!
« on: January 09, 2007, 05:21:22 pm »
Adorable...the y should figure out a way to breed miniture Saints ( ;)JK).

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: Healthy fix for diarrhea
« on: January 04, 2007, 11:43:01 am »
We tried pumpkin and it worked great. Now we give it everyday to Lucah.

Pit Bull Discussions & Pictures / Re: This is horrible and sad.
« on: January 04, 2007, 03:48:03 am »
A tazer will take down a 240lb man, you're on the ground before you know it. The tazer can keep shocking if you keep pressing the button so it should keep you/dog down....the problem may lie in one dog protecting the other. I'm thinking if the dogs were back in their yard, there was probably a gate holding them in, why not just shut the gate and make some attempts to find the owner before approching? Obliviously a better solution was out there.

All good points...anima l control was on the way..but the cops thought that there could be a problem before that. They heard "Pit Bulls" and thought the worst, The sad part was these were rescues who had adjusted to their new lives pretty well. The owner had just spent thousands of dollars getting one dogs hips rebuilt.

He has since rescued another pit and is taking more precautions this time around.

Pit Bull Discussions & Pictures / This is horrible and sad.
« on: January 03, 2007, 03:58:38 pm »
This happened here in L.A. about a month ago.

A friend of a friend's Pit Bulls got out of his yard and was barking at the neighbor next door from on top of the garage.

The neighbor was scared and called the police. The Pits ran back into their OWN yard and weren't bothering anyone. The police got there and went INTO the guy's back yard. The dogs, of course, began to bark at the police. The police then pepper sprayed, and tazered the dogs. When this didn't calm one of the dogs down they shot him twice. He died soon after that.

The guy was called home to find his dog dead on his porch in a pool of blood. The police seem to feel they were justified for what they did. They kept the guy out of his own house for a couple of hours, when the cops left they left the dog there and blood everywhere.

The guy doesn't know if he will sue the city. The city wants to treat this as a personal property thing. Ironically if you harm a police dog it counts as harming an officer. Something I agree with, but there should be some fairness.

I don't really understand how they can just go INTO someone's yard and assault your dog. I know the dogs MIGHT have been a danger if they got out. But I knew for a fact they weren't since I met the dogs and they didn't show agression.

I don't know...its just sad.

I read "The Other End of the Leash" and thought it was very insightful. It was more of a "why" rather than "how" type of book. She explains a lot about animal behavior and differences between humans and canines and why those differences can cause problems.

Old English Mastiff Pictures / Re: Lucah's New bed
« on: December 21, 2006, 03:57:50 am »
It seems like Lucah really love the new bed. I'm so glad. Good work Paul!


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