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I am looking for another Great Dane too! Is he still adoptable? The link to the petfinder page didnt work.....

Kuvasz Discussions / Bighamton, NY Kuvasz Poor things :(
« on: July 19, 2006, 03:34:45 pm »

I didn't even know there was a Kuvasz board, how great!
I went down to the farm on Friday. We took 2 Kuvasz and 2 GSD's. (and a bulldog, but she was at the shelterand from a different sad dog case)

The Kuvask were great. I got the 2 females home. I got their shots the next day, and took them to a wash your own dog place. They were a little scared and confused, but after they were cleaned and brushed out, they ran around so happy!! It was very funny.

Oh, I will post more, I need to get the door.......... .


I have a few questions for everybody....I went down last Friday to Binghamton, NY. About 3 hours from me. The plan was to get Kuvasz and GSD. I met the people in charge at the farm. Let me just say that the people that work down there are really great people, definetly over worked though, they got a lot to do!!! They were SUPER nice. But.....The person who was suppost to know them, was scared of them. I totally understand that nobody knows these dogs. Who knows how they will act once out of their kennel or how they will be when you go in the kennel. But you can't keep them in there forever!! I had to go in and get the male GSD, because the guy had the poor thing cornered with the pole, and hiding behind a pallet. It took me less then a minute to get him with a slip leash, and out the door.
What really gets me, is there was a pair in the front. They said the female was nice, but the male was not. They said shes pregnant. I felt bad for her because she was being left there because the male was supposly mean. I asked if I can take her, but again, they didn't want to go in the kennel. He flat out refused. He said he needed all of his equipment. ok, what equipment do you needto get, to get a dog out of a kennel?  Yes, the male was cage aggressive. He barked and jumped at the gate when you walked up. But most of them did that. that was there job, to gaurd. It could have been done. So there she sat as we left. Grrr....that was my personal opinion.

Anyway, I really, really need to get back down there!! These dogs need to be worked with, NOW! I am not to worried about the Kuvasz anymore. They are being helped, and they are super sweet. The two I brought back are great! But no one is taking the GSD's. I am not sure what has been going on this past week. I know they said they were going to move some more to the shelter.

I have a female here. She is very scared. I finally got her to eat out of my hand the past few days, other wise she just stays in the dog house. I am not rushing it though. She takes the food so gently out of my hand too. I did get her out with the slip lead, and got her brushed out. All her under coat was matted, and had dried poop all over and in the mats. She has to feel soooo much better. She looks pretty old, but it's hard to tell because all her teeth are flat nubs. Probably from nawing on the fence for so long. I will get a picture soon. She likes to watch my chickens. They went up to her plate when she was eating, and stole a peice, and she didn't do a thing.

I know this is very long, but I am just happy I am posting on a GSD forum!! We need to get those dogs out of there. The GSD rescue seems to be MIA. (I am sorry if that statement offended anyone, but honestly, these dogs have been at the farm for well over a month and a half.)  The Kuvasz  people are all over this. I didn't even know there were gsd's there. I just heard about the Kuvasz. So I want to do what I could to help. When I talked to people that were there, then I heard about the 17 gsd's.

Does anyone that lives in the Western NY area have a van that runs good to take a road trip with? Right now, I think (Don't quote me though) that they are only releasing the gsd's to rescues. That might of changed though. The rescues van is just not up to another trip I don't think. Plus I felt terrible for the dogs. It was 90 degrees, and no air conditoning. It was hot. I will cover gas personally.
Or, is there anyone down there that can transport? They told me at the shelter that a volunteer offered to transport, but I never heard about it again. I emailed about it a few days ago, and haven't heard anything. I know they are really busy though.

This is a novel. Sorry. I will post more when I think of it. As soon as my DH gets home to watch the kids, I will take a picture of "Storm" thats what I named her.


Great Dane Discussions / Re: When do they stop biting?
« on: February 04, 2006, 11:21:22 am »
Thanks everyone for the great tips!!

I will definetly keep on her about this. It gets very annoying.  She is crate trained. She does very well in it. She goes in it when she knows she did something bad...It's her little safe haven. The kids are kept away from it when shes in there, becasue thats her space.

Like I said me yelling no stops her. but me just saying no loudly doesn't work, I ave to YELL. My kids are like that too... :-\


Great Dane Discussions / When do they stop biting?
« on: February 02, 2006, 11:06:01 am »
I know with puppys it's called "nipping" but it hurts with her! She bites my 4 year old and 20 month old, my husband, me...anything that gets in front of her face. She's 13 weeks old.

Sometimes it's lightly, but when she's excited she really chomps down.  I have a container with change to shake at her, but thats hard to do because she knows what it does, so she stays away from it when I have it. I can't carry it with me all the time because my youngest thinks it's his toy.  I grab her mouth and squeeze her cheeks so she bites herself, the vet showed me that, but when I do it, she gets really mad and as soon as I let go, she lunges at my hand.

The only thing that stops her is me yelling at the top of my lungs NO!! but man I got a loud mouth. So sometimes kids are napping so I can't yell.

I haven't had a puppy in over 12 years, so I forget...They grow out of this, right??


Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: Hi! New here...
« on: January 28, 2006, 07:57:16 pm »
Wow! Thanks for all the great welcomes!!  Your dogs are adorable!


General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: 1000th Paw Print- Lily
« on: January 28, 2006, 07:54:12 pm »
Woo Hoo!! I am sorry I didn't put more detail into it! I was going to do it later....



Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Hi! New here...
« on: January 28, 2006, 12:45:39 pm »

I am new here. This is a great site!
I just got, well a few weeks ago) a Great Dane puppy! Her name is Lily. She is 12 weeks old.
She is a good dog. I hope the picture works I added to my profile!


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