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General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / BACKYARD PUZZLE
« on: March 13, 2006, 08:00:28 pm »
I am trying to figure out how to make our backyard fun for everybody in the house....

We have a PRETTY small backyard and right now our St. Bernard and two small dogs are allowed free reign of it when the ask to go out.

The issue of course, Im sure you can guess is the poop...and poop..... and more poop.

I go out and scoop almost every day...but it still isnt to the point where all of us including our 3 year old daughter can just go back and enjoy it.

What Im wondering, Is there a way to block off a section... then teach them to go there? I dont want to  resort to penning them up during potty time... Any landscaping ideas?

Saint Bernard General Discussions / Re: Question for Saint owners
« on: February 23, 2006, 04:30:10 am »
As I was reading the responses to the question of how is a Saints temperment I was very shock at some of the answers, " Nice, but snappy at new people" "reserved around strangers"  I think all of these are temperment of these individuals more than the ideal saint standard. I certainly am new to all of this, BUT from my understanding, The SAINTS temperment SHOULD be  gentle, calm, extremly friendly, (not neccessarily outgoing, but accepting) confident.

I personally have a Saint that I rescued from the SPCA.  For the first month or so, things like car rides, vets, etc. Were scary for him and he did respond with apprehension, HOWEVOR, as his temperment began to take over his senses, he quickly became accustomed to these new things and acted, calm, gentel etc.  Apprehensive behaviors, I believe are allowed to be learned, not genetically enchanced due to the breed.

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