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Book Club & Noteworthy Reads / Re: Letter from GOD
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:54:33 pm »
what a beautiful made me cry.  that must have been some special person that replied.  may God bless him or her.

Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Re: ACK!
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:51:24 pm »
how sad.  i cannot even imagine doing that to my dog....i would go without eating to make sure that ANY of my dogs had/have the medicine that they are supposed to.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: hubby's great! aquarium is full, pics
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:49:40 pm »
very pretty....look s much better than my has one lone fish survivor from when i first put it d with the way he gets fed...i'm surprized that the animal protection people aren't sitting at my

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: bald spots on newf dogs legs
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:46:54 pm »
check whatever food you are currently using for the main ingredients... ..such as if the food you are using now has a lamb and rice base you should shoot for something with maybe fish and potato....or chicken and potato....i dunno.  it sounds like an allergy to me more so than the parasites....b ut then again i'm not a vet.  as far as food brands go...look for a brand called nature's recipe.  it specializes in food allergies.  it is wheat, corn, and beef free (those are some the the worst when is comes to containing allergens).

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: New Dog
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:39:16 pm »
you also might try time out when she does something wrong such as jumping or nipping or time out works:  when they do something wrong you tell them "NO" ONE time...they do it again then there is time out.  time out lasts 10-15 longer.  otherwise the dog forgets about why he/she is in trouble and then moves on to bigger and better things...such as chewing on your door.  time out can be in any room other than the room you are in.  it is only 10-15 sec.s so it isn't long enough to really rip anything up.  do not pick up the dog and take it to time out.  you need to grab him/her by the collar and escort the doggie there.  if the dog does the dash and run move b/c he/she wants to play then you (and everyone else in the same room and the dog) need to get up and go into another room and shut the door where the doggie can't follow you.  10-15 seconds is a long enough time out to where the dog is sad that you left but not long enough to forget about you leaving.

Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / PLEASE LOOK AT THIS!!!!
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:03:38 pm »

I don't know if anyone can help but these dogs are being put down tomorrow!!!!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Car chaser
« on: February 16, 2007, 10:18:25 pm »
remember when you are working with something hard like the art of car need to practice on a leash.  if he thinks that when you say "leave it" and he can just go get it anyway then he have to practice it with some form of restraining him from actually going after the leash.  and depending on what kind of dog that you have (i didn't get a chance to read the whole thread) you could also try it in conjuction with a gentle leader or a pinch collar.  i like the gentle leaders the best because they control the head.  whenever he goes after the car then give him a good jerk and release back while saying, "leave it" in a firm voice.  when he stops going towards the car reward him with a treat.  it has worked with students in my training classes....but you have to work with it for a while on the leash....that way they think that they can never get the car.

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / Re: are you kidding me???
« on: February 15, 2007, 12:05:13 am »
i work at a petstore...and oh lordy, there are so many ppl that come in with *designer breeds* and think that they are just all that and a slice of bread....what is sad is that they could have gone to a local shelter and found the same thing.  i think that some ppl just look for extra ways to spend personal favorite annoyance is the golden (or lab) doodle....ugh. if they could have come up with a breed with more energy...and most people that buy these dogs put them out in their backyard....bc they think that that is where they should be...and then wonder why they dig, chew and tackle the owner....aaarr rgggg....ADOPT and actually spend time with your dogs....they aren't lawn ornaments you know...

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