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General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Il Divo "Amazing Grace"
« on: March 15, 2009, 06:11:00 am »
Wow, those guys were good, and I love the setting in which they were singing.

One of my all time fav songs.  We're singing a version of it in choir in a few weeks.

I am so sorry to hear about Chewbacca.
My thoughts are with you Cori.

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: My Shy Giant
« on: March 14, 2009, 03:13:01 pm »
Awwwe, that's kinda cute.  Gunther is the same way with new people.  They will go to pet him and he'll duck and move away.  If he's on leash, I'll hold him in front and have them pet his back, then work their way up to his head........he's more comfortable that way, but it's been something we've been working on for years.

But if he's off leash, it does take some time to warm up.  He's much better than he used to be and now it really only takes him a few minutes.  If I'm talking to them he warms up even faster. But it is pretty rare for him to take treats from other people, even if he knows them.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Funny kid story!
« on: March 14, 2009, 05:18:17 am »
lol.........I love how kids' minds work.  :D

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: My Mastiff Pup
« on: March 13, 2009, 03:17:49 pm »
He totally looks like a shar pei mix.  Extra wrinkles and hippo nose point to the shar pei.  Are you positive he's got mastiff in him?  if so, he'll probably top out b/t the two breeds, so he'll still be a good sized dog.

he sure is a cutie though........ ...just look at that face!  :-*  :-*

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Re: Rudy
« on: March 13, 2009, 08:48:56 am »
Awwwe, but he's so cute?  How can he not be allowed anywhere he wants?

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: YUK - ripped pads off!
« on: March 13, 2009, 06:37:39 am »
Just picked up some Furacin ointment (horse people will know what it is) and some vet wrap (I had some hot pink wrap at home but didnt want to humiliate the poor fella!  LOL).  I alson called and talked to our wonderful vet and she said I'm on the right track but to bring him in if I notice any heat, swelling or puss. 

Awwwe,  Gunther's had both purple and hot pink vetwrap before.  Not too many manly colors I could find.......... .lol.  ;D

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: YUK - ripped pads off!
« on: March 13, 2009, 04:34:51 am »
Gunther has an aweful time with his feet in the winter.  At least once a year he rips off part of a pad or d also gets cuts on the backs of his legs (shin area I guess on a dog, but on the back).

We just put neosporin on it although he probably licks that right off.  If it's bad enough or isn't healing properly we will wrap his foot.  I always have vetwrap, guaze and large bandages/cotton wrap and betadine on hand.  But I've only had to wrap his foot on 2 occasions for a few days a time.

Bull Terrier Discussions & Pictures / Re: who needs a Repo Fix?
« on: March 12, 2009, 09:57:43 am »
Oooh, I love the ones of him in the sunbeam, very nice!

Mixed Breed Pictures / Re: Please meet...Baxter (with pics!)
« on: March 12, 2009, 07:18:05 am »
Awwe, he is adorable!  Still looks very much the puppy.
In a couple of the shots he has a bit of norfolk terrier look to him..........a lthough he looks quite a bit bigger than they are.  ;)

Wonderful that you are fostering.  And yes, I could easily see how he would become a foster failure.......

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: New here
« on: March 11, 2009, 03:30:45 pm »
Welcome to BPO from one Chris to another.  ;)
Sam is a cutie!

As mentioned, my name is Chris, and my canine crew consists of Keiko a husky/shep mix, Gunther a great dane, and Nigel and Posey two rat terriers.

I'm wondering if you have socialized her around other children other than your own.  If not, she may not be comfortable around strange children and find them threatening.  Its one thing to have them in your own family........ ..its quite another to meet strange children outside the family.

I'm thinking desensitizatio n therapy may help in this situation.

Does this only happen in and around your own home?  How does she react to strange adults coming in the home?

I do think that some work needs to be done in the home as well.  Basic training.  once you say someone is okay to be in the home, she needs to respect that.  She is being overprotective ..........I don't necessarily think this is aggressive behavior.

Mixed Breed Discussion / Re: Great Dane/Mastiff mix
« on: March 11, 2009, 10:17:40 am »
Congrats on finding your new family member.
Can't wait to see pix of him.  :)

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Here we go again....
« on: March 11, 2009, 08:59:18 am »
Awwwe, poor Brie.  i hope her foot heals up quickly and it's not infected.

Poor merlin.  Can't say I have a dog that does crop circles and thank God I haven't had to deal with puddles in the house for some time (knock on wood).........but have done the blind poop step.

Saint Bernard Pictures / Re: Big Dog or Little Tractor? LOL!
« on: March 11, 2009, 08:47:30 am »
He does make the tractor look smaller.
Handsome boy.  :)

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