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Newfoundland Discussions / Re: looking for newfie puppy
« on: October 27, 2007, 11:42:59 am »

those are the last Ontario conformation events for this year.  I'd consider finding one, and going.  Meet a few breeders and their dogs.  You may find someone you like well enough to forge a relationship with who you are willing to wait on a pup from.

I'm still waiting on my future big paw.  But for an american cocker from a good breeder, I waited a year.  Being in a rush for a dog now may lead you to someone less than stellar. 

Big Dogs with Jobs / Re: Anyone Trialing this Summer?
« on: March 30, 2007, 05:15:17 am »
Oooh good luck to both of you :)  It's awesome to hear of people having actual plans.  Makes me feel less geeky, lol.

We are so jealous about the dog scouts, when we found them a year ago we really wanted to be in, but being in Ontario... It's ano go for us.

Treatment & Preventative Meds / Re: Pet Meds - Where to Buy
« on: March 30, 2007, 05:13:27 am »
Sorry.. Liz is Daneinsane..
I use vetproductsdir ect too.

No, heartworm medication, we can buy from a variety of sites without prescription, but it's not avalible locally like that.  If I wanted to buy from most american sites, I'd need the RX.

Treatment & Preventative Meds / Re: Pet Meds - Where to Buy
« on: March 29, 2007, 04:43:43 pm »
kvvet was overcharging on advantix.  My ivomec is comign from there, but my advantix is coming from the site Liz posted.  Like 15 dollar price difference or more for my advantix.

Big Dogs with Jobs / Anyone Trialing this Summer?
« on: March 29, 2007, 08:58:48 am »
Was wondering if anyone here was signed up to compete in anything anytime soon?

Cider's not a big dog.. But She's signed up for her first rally o, and first and second agility competitions, and I'm starting to freak a little bit lol.

Big Dogs with Jobs / Re: Dock Diving
« on: March 29, 2007, 08:57:02 am »
Wow thats a neat website.....I would like to try something like that with Rosie--provided she can
Farley would be a definite NO--lol. Puck would have in his younger years :)

Doesn't need to be able to swim :)  Find a big enough lifejacket and the rules allow them to wear it in most competitions.  My little girl only with lifejacket has learned how to swim recently without.

Man, I was reading those 3 threads.. And thought it was pretty screwy that she's quit replying to people about what rescue he was going to.....

OMG I want the merle male.. I am dying for a puppy *tear*

Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Re: a... blue-le-quin...????
« on: October 28, 2006, 12:51:19 pm »
It isn't necessarily bad breeding though.  Only if the dog was being called some whacked term, rather than the dilute harl it is.. Though the dog doesn't look well bred.. I'm just pointign out it doesn't scream that it is impossible from a good breeder either.

Blue and black could be bred together.  Black can carry a gene for blue.  Harls are bred to blacks.  So if a harl holds a recessive gene for blue, and you have a black with the recessive gene for blue
You get a dilute harl.

Where in Ontario are you?

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: Remote Collars
« on: October 22, 2006, 05:46:09 pm »
Sounds like a typical large breed pup that needs a more alpha person to learn to be in control.  If your trainer is used to dominant breeds an e collar shouldn't be required.  Mighty early in the game to be going there apparently tomorrow since you've edited your original post?

I hope for your sake it doesn't break your dog, which if improperly used could very well happen.  Doubt any one here used an e collar on a 6 month old puppy so no one will have stories to share about that.

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: shock collar question
« on: October 22, 2006, 11:22:59 am »
No Lins.. it would be a remote controlled e collar. 

Honestly, I think there are way too many things to work on to use an e collar.  It becomes confusing to train even one dog on multiple issues if it's with an e collar.
I have one.  It was my point of last resort after we'd done a load of training.  While it helped us, it is not the tool for every person or every dog.  It also shouldn't be an insta fix..  For each 'problem' would have to be trained separately.. And even then, it may sketch out the dog and could take months...  Also if the dog is ever not in your sight and gets away with chasing something you consider bad, or eating the rug or digging a hole, you've undone some of the training.

If you ever you it to reinforce come, you may get a clingy dog..  Dog chases squirrel dog gets stimed, dog runs to you wanting the ouch to cease..  May find that staying near you fixes the problem of being stimed..

The two dogs systems I've seen are mainly sold for hunt training..  Otherwise you'd need 2 collars, 2 controllers, and have them coded so you don't stim the wrong dog.

Treatment & Preventative Meds / Re: Canine First Aid Kit?
« on: October 18, 2006, 10:51:09 am »
~What goes in a first Aid Kit
~Common animal ailments and what to do for simple things, and how to stabilize your pet to make it to an ER vet
~List of web resources and pet safety tips

Food Discussion & Information / Re: Raw diet help needed
« on: October 17, 2006, 03:11:51 am »
A dog with ill formed leg bones at 12 weeks isn't a result of barf.. It's as was said above having bought a dog from a less than reputable breeder.

Collars, crates, & other cool things / Re: boo! big paw costumes?
« on: October 17, 2006, 03:01:46 am »
I know this is a dead thread.. but Halloween is getting much closer now :)
Anyone lacking a big paw costume and has a local value village should check out their accessories..
Cheap wings in all styles and colours.. Fairy skirts, etc.

I know Cider is the odd one out since she isn't a big paw since I can't have one yet :(  But I got a tutu for a 3 year old for 1.49 there last week.  Thought I could turn the dane I don't have yet into a unicorn :)

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