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Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: How much food for a puppy?
« on: September 11, 2008, 03:14:59 pm »
How much she should be eating depends on what food she is eating. The bag will have a rough guideline of amount of food based on weight.

Bouvier de Flandres Discussions & Pictures / Re: Petra peed on my sister!!
« on: September 11, 2008, 03:09:51 pm »
Puppies can pee when they get excited, so it might have been that she was excited about having company. It could also be a dominance thing. If it continues and she is peeing frequently in inappropriate places, you should check that it's not a UTI...And if you puppy is really young and still working on potty training basics it might not be any of those things. Your sister's foot might have just been in the wrong place at thye wrong time  ;)

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: new MEMBER
« on: September 11, 2008, 02:56:53 pm »
welcome to BPO  :)

Like I said in your other thread, you can use pretty much any stuffed animal frozen. Penny particularly liked the petstages cool teething stick and cool teether cause she likes toys with stringy bits the best, but really any stuffy cause soak up water and be frozen.

If I were you I wouldn't stress about finding the chilly bone brand. If you get another sturdy canvas stuffed toy, soak it, and freeze it it will be basically the exact same thing! Frozen wet socks work well too, but they give the wrong idea that it's ok to chew socks  ;)

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Doggie Daycare
« on: August 15, 2008, 01:39:22 pm »
Some of the things I would make sure to ask about: *temperature control
*amount of space and if there are seperate play yards
*number of employees and how they interact with dogs
*what they do when there is an issue
*if they are crated (it's typical for them to be crated during lunch hour) and what size the crates are
*If there is always water available and if it's uindoors what do they do if theres an accident
*DO they do dog interviews to prevent aggressive dogs from being there?

I would also just basically go on my gut feeling about the overall feel of the place, the cleanliness, and the personality of the staff

FAQs about puppies / Re: Is My Bernese Mountain Dog Sick?
« on: August 14, 2008, 08:06:37 pm »
What food is he currently eating? He might be be intollerant to it. Since he will eat other food besides his dog food and the tests were negative, I would suggest a new food.

Also, for diahrea the best things I have found are white rice and canned pumpkin (plain pumpkin, not the pie mix), since they both work well and are natural things you can get easily. I buy a can of pumpkin, put it into an ice cube tray to make individual servings and then move the frozen cube to a freezer bag for storage. Then when your pup gets diahrea you can just melt one quickly in the microwave over their food or give it to them frozen like ice cream

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: NDR - JEFF POPPED THE QUESTION!! OMG!!!
« on: August 13, 2008, 08:17:12 pm »

Penny starts the night on the bed but then when it's time to actually sleep she hops down onto the floor in front of the AC. SHe doesn't like to sleep on bedding at night so she moves it if we put it there. If we open the bedroom door at night we usually find her sleeping in the tub  ;)

I like the paw tracks toys by mammoth pet - they are made of real tire and pretty much indestructable .

I also really like treat dispensing toys - they keep the pups entertained in a way other than chewing

Penny's favorites are probably things she can shred though  ;)

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Harry Potter
« on: August 01, 2008, 05:11:44 pm »
I'm SO excited! I LOVE harry potter!  :-*

Leonberger Discussions / Re: Thoughts on prong collars? Need HELP!
« on: August 01, 2008, 04:46:27 pm »
As everyone has already said, the prong collar doesn't hurt and is a good training tool that keeps you both safe by reducing pulling. But I have a warning: in my experience prongs can pop open when you are walking a dog. It happened 2-3 times with Zoey (and she wasn't even pulling when it happened if I remember correctly). The first time the people at the pet store told us we had weakened the links because we would use random links to open it so you should always open it from the end link. So we bought a whole new collar and were really careful about opening and closing it, then it still happened. So we stopped using it with Zoey. We haven't used it on Penny because she's just a puppy, but if we do in the future I will use a back-up collar in case it opens.

I think from your IP that you are from Ohio. Here is the website for the saint rescue the Ohio contacts are Tina Spencer (614) 571-9487 and  Kathy Graham  (419) 691-0330 allwaysunique0

Congrats on the new pup!

The ear is one of those areas I wouldn't trust a home remedy for, cause I worry about bacteria and also yeast. We use oti-calm brand ear cleaner. We got it from the vet but I've seen it at stores to. It works well, smells fine,  and is alchohol free. I soak a cotton ball in it and squeeze it out into her ear, and gently massage a little, then rub any waxy residue off let her shake it out.

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