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The nipping thing is the thing I would worry about. Aren't Malamutes rather high energy outdoor dogs who need a lot of activity so they don't become to rambunctious? I'm not really sure what you mean by telling him off. Is there a good trainer in town? No matter how good our intentions are a trained looksee can really help.
As for the socs, I'd keep them out of reach and maybe he should be put in another room while you eat for now. Being able to cause you to become frustrated and make eating a meal unpleasant can't be good for your digestion and is giving him more power than he needs.
Good luck

I don't really know anything to help you, but I am sorry you and your fella are having to go through such a hard situation. It is hard seeing someone you love in pain. Please take care

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / Re: mini vent about chewing
« on: July 12, 2009, 09:30:20 am »
Mine like electronics - tia has destroyed more of my ipod ear buds than I can count and lucy ate my MSI netbook charger plug thing. I can't remember what it's called. She actually did me a favor, when best buy couldn't replace it they told me to pick out another netbook and I got a much better eee pc netbook.  My daughter went through a period where she would try and eat books.

Wow!! You did a great job. I know a little how you feel. I have a jack russell who I got at the human society that is dreadful with female dogs.  But she is little, to have a big dog with that kind of behavior takes a lot of guts and passion to take on.

I don't like my dogs not to have a soft place either. You might try some cotton rugs that you can pile and then wash if the get icky.  I did that for lucy when I took her to my mothers since my mother only has 2 beds for 7 dogs. Lucy is staying with her now while I am taking care of my dad after his knee replacement, but lucy has made her own compromise - she crawls into bed with my mother at night ;D

I don't think rubber would clean very well, I think it would just absorb an accident and forever smell.  Lucy has her own room and it has a nice bed and laminate flooring. As for rubber flooring - we have it in our shop and it came in interlocking pieces. You just put it together like a puzzle and it would be easy to replace parts, there is also the kind used in gym classes, but it is probably expensive. Just curious, why rubber?  As soon as even the slightest piece were to get torn, my guys would have a blast digging it up - then look at me like - but you said it was our play room.   ::) good luck.

I have no idea, but there might be someone at animal control who would know.
I did find this site and if you haven't seen it already here it is:

good luck

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Lucy waiting for tow truck
« on: July 03, 2009, 12:29:03 pm »

Here is Lucy while we waited 2 hours for the tow truck in Drain Oregon. The clutch went out on my 95 saab and thankfully we were able to get to Drain.  And thank goodness there is a best western!! love love love best western.  We got to ride in the car on the tow truck.  There was nothing open and lucy hadn't had dinner, but there was still someone at the closed convenience store who took pity on her and gave her the left over hot dogs. This morning she dinned on pita and turkey sandwich.
I gotta say being stuck in the side of the road in the dark it sure was nice to have my big girl with me. :)
Anyone got any travel or stranded with dog stories?


This is a pic of our pyr/collie mix. I have no idea why he is looking so depressed.

Here are a pic of our pyr/collie.

Thought I would send you some pix of our pyr/collie. Don't ask me why he looks so depressed, he is around 10 and can still play hard with the young ones.  I think he was being dramatic.
Not sure this will work.

Your vet will surly know what is going on,  but my first thoughts would be a mild kidney infection or UTI. Lucy gets UTIs when under stress, if we don't keep her parts clean, and sometimes from change in diet.  My jack russell was diagnosed with kidney problems around 5 years ago and that was how she was acting, but was also peeing in her sleep.  Because of her kidneys, the last time we went away I hired a friend to stay in the house.  When we got back Tia had a kidney infection, tonsillitis and a high fever. I thought she was going to die.  I had actually hired someone to stay in the house with the dogs. Then found out she kept them in a separate room, gave them no attention and when I went into the room the water bowl was bone dry!  They would have been much better off at a kennel where at least they would have had the entertainment of other dogs. You can also inspect a kennel better than you can someones heart. Anyway, sorry to natter on -but, I figured you would already be worried if you thought it was her kidney's, so I just wanted to tell you that my jack who was so sick, was just fine with TLC and antibiotics. And antibiotics clear Lucy's UTI's right up.

I guess I should have started a new thread called worst pet sitter experiences.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Look what we picked up
« on: July 02, 2009, 01:52:38 am »
OMG!  Those poor babies, what in the world happened? You did a such a good thing. If they do not make it, I hope you take some comfort in that you have been able to give them full bellies and some comfort. Please update, I am leaving town and won't have internet for 5 days, but I will look forward to news.

Food Discussion & Information / Re: how much to feed?
« on: July 01, 2009, 10:18:39 am »
Patrick has a good point about a balanced diet. My father made his Jack Russell's food and he added a lot of carrots and other veggies, he also added fish.  You might look into a supplement.  My mom feeds her 4 pyrs, pyr mix and Bernese mountain dog (she really likes big dogs) the same combo you are feeding yours, but adds a cup of dog chow to it. 
You guys are lucky to have such a dedicated mom.  That is one of my husbands favorite meals ;D.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: anatolians
« on: June 28, 2009, 11:18:15 pm »
I'm sticking with the pyrenees, Lucy impressed me so much at the dog park today.  She ended up knocking over a 2 year old, but she was trying to do the right thing and protect the child when the mother stupidly brought her 2 small children in and let them wonder around while big dogs charged around.  I went right to the child and told the mother that letting the child down wasn't a good idea and she answered that the child had grown up (grown up???) with big dogs. (I'm not usually such a b word, but I was pissed) The mom came in with what looked like a pit and Dane mix that quickly got into a fight with another pit mix (I mention the breed because of the damage they can do, not because I believe they are bad dogs) When the 2 dogs started to fight Lucy ran quickly to the 2 year old and stood sideways the way guard dogs do, in front of the child. Lucy ended up knocking her over because the fighting dogs got really close and Lucy tried to move further away.  The mom picked up the poor little girl and left after she got her dog. Lucy tried her best. I'm sure the Anatolians are great dogs, but I'm sticking with pyrs. I am not going to take it well when I have to give Lucy back. :( thanks for the into though. I didn't know that anatolians were less likely to wonder - interesting.

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