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Hi Kelly,
I'm Maggies old aunt.  Although I don't have great advice, and probably do things differently than a lot of people would recommend....h ere is what I know.  

First of all, Maggie was obsessed with Wes.  When Wes got home, it was play time.  She got to do everything that she wasn't allowed to do during the day with mom.  She would get out of control with Wes as well, running around and jumping, shaking and even peeing a bit.  Everyone's suggestion to ignore her is perfect, as this is what I had to do when I got there as well, and it worked.

As for the e has NEVER bitten anyone.  She did growl at Stacy a few times if Stacy told her to get off the sofa, or get out of a room....but Stacy had no fear of her, and corrected her.

I too had problems with my own dog (Angus) growling at me, and finally...I put on a sweatshirt, oven mitts, and went after him!  When she growls and you back up, she wins.  As did Angus.  So the growling got worse, louder, more frequent.  Once I put something on my arms and oven mitts on my hands, and I let him know that I had no fear, the growling got better.  (I now use oven mitts with her cat because it is the devil and stalks me  ;D) Its been many many months since he has growled at me.  You just need to show her who's boss, so cover up your hands, and take her toys.  Then you won't be scared, and she will learn you get what you want.  

Dont know if that is good advice or bad advice, but it's the only advice I have.  It worked wonders with Angus, hopefully if you try it, it works for you too.


Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: Welcome, Kelly! Maggie's New Mom!!!
« on: October 31, 2008, 07:20:36 am »
Kelly, i'm extremely glad to see you joined BPO!  I can't wait to see pix of her and her new family!  I heard she has a HUGE yard to run around in, that sounds VERY nice for her!  I look forward to the updates!!!!!!!!!!!

nickers  ;D



so small lol.

I'm super happy for her!

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Leaving high school with a bang!
« on: June 10, 2008, 10:14:04 am »
7 of our boys removed all of the license plates from all of the cars in the lots and put them in a huge pile in the football field.  It took everyone a long time to find their plates and put them back on.  alhtough funny, it was pretty annoying.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: so sad please help!!!!
« on: April 30, 2008, 07:22:43 pm »
the link is dead.....anyon e else have that problem?

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: Golden Allergies getting worse
« on: April 26, 2008, 09:54:00 pm »
yep, changed him to Eagle Pack Holistic Senior, he is still on his first bag. 

Jaba told me benadryl can slow down their heart so much it can stop....haven't looked into it myself, but that scares me enough to not give it to him anymore (he's older and fatter than ever). 


Medical Conditions & Diseases / Golden Allergies getting worse
« on: April 26, 2008, 08:33:05 pm »
Hey all! 

I've got a bit of a problem here.  Cody has had mild allergies forever, he usually gets a hotspot on the side of his face every september 10 (4 days before his birthday), and he gets scabs on his body in spring and summer...but that is about it.  As of this year, he is now non-stop licking his paws.  I have not done anything as of yet, and was hoping for some nice safe ideas :)

anything would be appreciated!


well, he's got his twin beat!  wango is just 110.  HA, st bernard my bum lol

Saint Bernard Pictures / Re: New Mallory pictures!
« on: October 12, 2007, 03:17:49 pm »
oh my gosh!  you're making my heart melt! 

what a cutie piie!!!!

o, i want her!!!!!!!

november can't come soon enough...then YOULL have the camera so you can give me my puppy pix fix every day!!!!

oh my gosh!  PUPPY BREATH IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!

my advice is not great....i dont really know what im doing i just make it up as i go....

but first off..when dogs fight, pull them apart by the back legs.  i read it on here first, hoping i would never HAVE to...and i have, several times.  you are MUCH less likely to get injured if you get them from their hind legs.  AND, its much easier (they are so neck strong). 

then dogs are the same way.  they chew on toys AND eachother usually with no problem, but if they get something REALLY neat..."that other dog better not try to take mine".  food time, they eat at opposite sides of the kitchen (because it calms MY nerves), and if they get special toys (like nylabones), one is in one is out. 

i'm sure there is some magical trick someone on here will tell you about soon, but i dont know i just play it safe. 

i'm sorry they got into a fight...its always scary.  and im REALLY glad your baby wasn't RIGHT there...and that it sounds like your hubby isn't TOO hurt...and of course, the dogs are fine lol. 

good luck with the kids


Great Dane Pictures / Stop the Abuse!!!!!
« on: October 11, 2007, 08:21:04 pm »
just kidding, they're just playing!  looks like he is having more fun than her though  :o


Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: If you dine out, read this!!
« on: October 11, 2007, 07:38:24 am »
IM THE SAME WAY at hotels!!!!

granted, its REALLY nice to be able to trash the place knowing you aren't messing up your house..but i always feel guilty!!!!  i've never taken off the sheets, but i do clean up before i go!

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: If you dine out, read this!!
« on: October 10, 2007, 07:26:51 pm »
Wow sounds like everyone has their peeves with this! lol

But Sorry Paige I seriously have to disagree on this with you.
4)Same goes with a plate that I am  finished with, dont make me place it on the end of the table to try and get your attention and if you come by and ask if we would like coffee after our meal- do not ignore that plate, take it with you.

Ok I refuse, I mean absolutely refuse to reach over someone to grab a dirty plate! They MUST set it at the end of the table for me to pick up. If they don't I'm not taking it! Mostly this is a manners thing for me... I was always smacked on the arm/hand as a child if I reached over someone to grab a plate, therefore I won't do it now. Sorry if this is bad manners to some. However if I were to be smacked on the arm/hand by a customer for reaching over to get a plate,  I'd probably tackle their a**es! ;D

You don't have to reach over them. Just ask, "Are you finished with that?" or, "May I take that?"

People will sit back and allow you to take it, and your tips will be much better. I can assure you. I've waited tables for YEARS. Nobody wants to have to shove the plate to the end of the table to get it taken.

Oh I always do. I'm just saying I wouldn't just walk up to someone and take their plates or anything off the table without asking. I'm not going to just reach over them for it.

i guess i come from a weird family, because when we are done, we pile up everything in one neat stack on the end of the table to make it easier on the server lol.  same with menus.  i must have a crazy idea about "servers" because i don't actually think they are there to "serve" me lol...just help me with the back of house affairs i cannot handle myself.  granted, its GREAT to get refills without having to get up lol

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: If you dine out, read this!!
« on: October 10, 2007, 06:05:57 am »
i agree that if you dont have money to tip...dont go eat out!  same thing at a car wash...if you dont have money to tip, dont let kids sweat to death OR freeze to death washing it for you.  i worked as both waitress and car washer in my teens...and it sucked lol.  people are mean.

i tip a standard 20 percent....if its GREAT service, i tip more.  

there was ONE TIME though, that i was SOOOO pissed at the girl, i left her like 3 pennies.  lol.  i know its not nice, but neither was she!  one lady did that to me once, and i got the point lol.  

good tips though!!!

HOW GREAT IS THAT.  i would get it in a heart beat, but i think all my pennies would be wasted once angus saw it, attacked it, knocked it over, and it broke. 

so cute though...and for sure, that looks ilke no saint bernard i've ever owned  ::)

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